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Spurs’ Cult Heroes – Your Memories of David Ginola…

David Ginola is the most recent player to feature in AANP’s forthcoming book Spurs’ Cult Heroes, detailing the glorious history of Tottenham Hotspur FC by examining players who achieved legendary status amongst us fans. AANP warmly invites you to leave any memories you may have of the man – favourite moments from his career, or personal meetings off the pitch. Feel free to leave your comments below. 


As ever, all are most welcome to leave memories – and browse those of others – regarding some of the other players to be featured: Danny Blanchflower here, Dave Mackay here, Cliff Jones here, Martin Chivers here, Alan Gilzean here, Pat Jennings here, Cyril Knowles here, Steve Perryman here, Glenn Hoddle here, Chris Waddle here, Ossie and Ricky here, Gary Mabbutt here, Graham Roberts here, Jimmy Greaves here, Clive Allen here, Jurgen Klinsmann here

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December 1999
White Hart Lane
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United

United, in their treble winning season, were in confident mood and went 2 up within the first half hour.
But our mercurial frenchman changed the game.
Every time he ran at Gary Neville, the United rightback back-pedalled in distress.
Twice Ginola beat him, twice Neville brought him down and twice he was booked.
From that moment on the tide turned, Ginola continued to effortlessly drift between opponents creating chances at will and inevitably a comeback was inspired.
2-2 it finished.

Ginola was in my opinion on many occasions worth the admission price alone.
As Martin Tyler said of him after the unforgettable goal at Oakwell, ‘He’s been moody….but now he’s simply magnificent’.

playing everton at the lane, chris armstrong hit a hatrick, after taking a lot of stock from the spurs faithfull in most games that season, as CA was subbed to allow the crowd to applaud him off, with 5 mins left, Ginola gave him the ‘we’re not worthy salute’ as he left the pitch, showing just how much he appreciated his teammates efforts. genius with style.

Right- I’ve been waiting for this. Ginola is one of my favourite players ever to don the lilywhite; up there with Gascoigne and Hoddle. Sadly, though, I’ve been supping too much cherry brandy to do the man justice. But mark my words, I’ll be back to give my two cents.

So help me god.

Top work, AANP…

I’ve always said I’d allow my wife to sleep with two other men, Gary Lineker and David Ginola. In David’s case I’d thank him afterwards!

Isle of Wight Spurs supporters met him to present him with a player of the season award. He was so welcoming and curteous – a true gentleman.

Ginola is everything a football player should be and is summed up in the word “entertainment”. Ginola and Spurs were made for each other and I count myself blessed to have met him and seen him grace the WHL pitch.

For all the baggage George Graham brought with him, it was his treatment of David which sealed his doom in my ability to support him as our manager, rather than any Gooner connection.

I was in the crowd watching a Pro Am golf match at St. Andrews, and David was playing, and as he passed me I shouted out ‘Come on you Spurs’ and to my amazment and excitement he came over to me in the middle of a match, shook my hand and posed for a photo, and then ran off down the fairway with his caddy to catch up the other players. I was standing there, thinking how cool is this guy to do that for me in the middle of a Golf Match!.
Thanks for some wonderful memories in the Spurs Kit Martin. A fan of the great Man Forever.

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