Thursday, March 02, 2006

2nd March - Spurs in History

Steve Perryman & FA Cup
This day marked the final appearance of captain Steve Perryman for Tottenham Hotspur, thw club he had joined as a boy and served for nineteen years.  He made his 654th League appearance in Spurs colours as the team lost 1-2 at home to Liverpool.  Chris Waddle scored Spurs' goal.

In total he made 1014 full appearances for Spurs and 8 as substitute.  He was a loyal servant to the club turning professional in 1969 and playing regularly for 17 years. He was a member of Nicholson's successful team in 1970s and captained the team to FA Cup success under Keith Burkinshaw in 1980s. He missed the EUFA Cup win in 1984 because of suspension, but received a medal as Ossie Ardiles insisted he have his.

A true and worthy Spurs 'Legend.'

He was transferred to Oxford for £50,000, later returning as Assistant Manager under Ossie Ardiles. This was short lived but he had a successful period managing in Japan.

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