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Great Lilywhite Hopes (aka The Amazing Blondel)

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by Roland Beurre, 2 Jul 2022.

  1. DeanoAustin

    DeanoAustin Nick Barmby

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    Hendry and Houghton are two great shouts from when I was young and impressionable. I remember Houghton scoring 2 v Luton I think in a 4-1 win and thinking he was unplayable. From memory, he had pace to burn and I couldnt understand Venables not giving him more chances. Ended up working as a policeman I think.

    Hendry always seemed to score whenever he played. Thought it was just a matter of time with him and, like Houghton, he never got opportunities. Scored 2 in one of our only PL wins at Woolwich too although they were preparing for the Cup final that week.

    I guess the fact both disappeared into relative obscurity proves I overrated them both but younger me sure was expecting great things for them.
     
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  2. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    I remember hendry getting 2 particular runs - as you say, he seemed to score every game, but rarely seemed to be given a go
     
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  3. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Micky Hazard

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    One for me was Mark Yeates
    He was talented but never got the chance really
     
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    rxl Carlo Cudicini

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  5. Baleforce

    Baleforce Clive Allen

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    Steven Bergwijn
     
  6. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Micky Hazard

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    LemonadeMoney Les Ferdinand

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    Diego Maradona. Gave him one friendly ffs
     
  8. El Guepardo

    El Guepardo Christian Ziege

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    Alton Thelwell - wasn’t he meant to be the better prospect between Ledley and him?
     
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  9. El Guepardo

    El Guepardo Christian Ziege

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    Whatever happened to him? I’m sure he would have been a handy player to have
     
  10. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Jimmy Neighbour

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    Forgot all about him, saw him play in FA youth cup he seemed to have ball attached to his boots.
     
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    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Jimmy Neighbour

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  12. Roland Beurre

    Roland Beurre Stephen Clemence

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    Some great recollections there. I was really excited about many of the young players that we had in the Venables era but apart from Nick Barmby (was he El Veg era?) none of them really fulfilled their potential.
     
  13. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    4 or 5 of that academy group ended up being the mainstay of the Norwich team for much of the 90s. Ian Crook was the best of them, but there was Culverhouse, Bowen and Polston too. Is that the lot you mean?
     
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  14. parklane1

    parklane1 Terry Dyson

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    Barmby was a cracking player, sad to say his wife wanted to move back up north ( where they were from) and she was quite a bit older then he was and ruled the roost.
     
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  15. Roland Beurre

    Roland Beurre Stephen Clemence

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    More Andy Turner, Ian Hendon, Gerard McMahon if memory serves, which increasingly these days, it doesn't!
     
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    mjc23 Steve Hodge

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    I thought Nathan Oduwa was going to have a bright future. Currently plays in the Azerbaijan Premier League.
     
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  17. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    That goal of his in Ledleys testimonial was incredible
     
  18. Daisuk

    Daisuk Tom Huddlestone

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    Gerry Brady - haha, loved him. Also thought Ziegler would do better than he did. Dean Marney started off so well. Gio dos Santos. Taraabt obviously.
     
  19. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Nick Barmby

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    Ziegler’s a good shout, he looked really bright when he first came on the scene.
     

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