A Corporate View...
Corp by name, Corp by nature... Well, for those of you that don't know Gordon, he is affectionately known amongst the gang as Corporate Hoop and his name speaks for itself, as he is no stranger to attending football matches in Corporate Hospitality.
Corp was lucky enough to attend the Spurs v Inter Milan, Champions League Group game on Tuesday night and has been kind enough to share his experience with us less than fortunate ones... Thanks Corp!
LIVING UP TO MY NAME...
On Tuesday night, I was taken to watch Tottenham Hotspur Vs Inter Milan
As the other others will tell you, I do not like watching other teams play as it brings back home how far we have fallen from grace. It now been 14 years since we dropped out of the Premier League - Which if you think about is a whole generation of young supporters missed?
Anyway back to the reason why I am doing this blog, I had said to Lofty a few times I would put one of my View from the Box down on paper and here we are...
Our history goes back a long way with Tottenham Hotspur - Founded in 1882 they played in the Southern League until 1908 when after finishing 7th in the league. Top of the League that year were Queens Park Rangers.
Tottenham were elected into the Football League Two, (as the previous year they won the FA Cup - the only non-League side to do this!!). When we won the League Cup in 66/67, we were the first Third Division club to do this. The other thing is they have in common is that both clubs were formed by grammar schools.
The view from the box was fantastic and included a three course meal of Soup (Brown Water with onion in), Roast leg of Lamb with all the trimmings, followed by Raspberry cheese cake. This was finished off handsomely by Cheese and Biscuits - which led nicely onto more beer - wine - more beer - coffee - more beer - I think you get the picture...
All in all, Tottenham's Hospitality was very good and the beer was in plentiful supply - I did put a bit of a dent in the bar stock!
Onto the game and Gareth Bale stole the show with another jaw-dropping performance. There were also excellent displays from the likes of Luka Modric, and Rafael van der Vaart, who combined to open the scoring in the 18th minute.
Bale brilliantly laid on the second for Peter Crouch, Samuel Eto'o's strike set up a nervy finish, but Bale was on fire and another cross saw substitute Roman Pavlyuchenko seal the points for Spurs.
A great night, but I must say, nothing compares to paying to watch the Queens Park Rangers!!!