Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Spurs in History - 18th July
18th July, 1997
Fredrikstad FK 0 Spurs 0 (Pre-season)
Gerry Francis signed David Ginola from Newcastle United to add skill and excitement to the Spurs team.
He became a firm favourite at White Hart Lane and this game marked his first appearance in a Spurs shirt. He played for the last twenty five minutes when he replaced that other former Newcastle favourite Ruel Fox.
Not fully fit, it took time for Ginola to lose some weight and get match fit but his performances brought excitement to the games and spectacular goals and in his second season as well as being a member of the Worthington Cup winning team he was the ‘Double’ Footballer of the Year.