Monday, August 27, 2007

Spurs in History - 27th August

27th August, 1988

‘Game Off!’

While the rest of the football world got their season under way, Spurs had to call off their home game against Coventry City because they could not get a safety certificate. Work on the redevelopment of the East Stand had been going on through the summer and although the work was not complete, they had been assured that they would pass the necessary safety regulations. However, six hours before kick-off the safety authorities refused to issue the certificate. The fans were very upset as they had been awaiting the home debut of the new summer signing, Paul Gascoigne.


1 comment:

  1. Indeed - I remember turning up early, buying a prog and then findind out - hasd a few beers then ended up at Barking FC (v Dulwich Hamlet I think) for a 0-0