Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa are to feature in Spurs’ Cult Heroes, the forthcoming AANP book looking at players who achieved status amongst us fans for what they did at the club. You are most warmly invited to share any memories you have of one, other or both – first impressions, memorable moments or personal meetings you may have had.
As ever, all are most welcome to leave memories – and browse those of others – regarding some of the featured players: Gary Mabbutt here, Graham Roberts here, Jimmy Greaves here, Clive Allen here, Jurgen Klinsmann hereAnd for those who are that way inclined, the AANP facebook group continues to trundle along dutifully here …
6 replies on “Spurs’ Cult Heroes – Your Memories of Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa…”
shelf side…….argentina! argentina!…………ticker tape being thrown
ardiles in midfield not unlike modric now……
vill jinking a having a shot…..hoddles …crooks ..archibald!
get another talented argentinian in our side harry
with palacios next season ……u never know……fate!
Saturday: Ricky in tears.
Thursday: Ricky in rapture.
I remember being in the upper stand behind the goal where Ricky Villa weaved his way past Tommy Caton (twice) before burying the ball and wheeling away. The upper standing terraces at Wembley in those days were very steep with each step about three or four foot deep and a what seemed to be about two foot high (the exact dimensions would be of interest).
Each time Villa dropped his shoulder the crowd surged forward and it was necessary to jump off the step where you started and keep your balance as the surge went on. By the time the ball hit the back of the net it seemd we have all moved down so far that we were almost pitch side.
More than twenty five years later I can still remeber that sensation more clearly than any other experience watching Spurs.
Without doubt my greatest “I was there” moment!
Sorry – placed my Villa story incorrectly!
No worries, cheers for the input.
It was that night in 1981 and that GOAL by VILLA, since then it has been Tottenham for me.