With this week’s League Cup campaign starting with Gilingham this week sees a return to White Hart Lane for Justin Edinburgh who was a Spurs player for ten years.
Justin first came to the clubs attention when he was part of the Southend team that beat us in a League Cup second leg game which saw Spurs progress on the away goals rule. Tottenham took him on loan before he returned to Southend and helped them win promotion before joining Tottenham permanently in the summer of 1990.
He featured for the first team in pre-season games and made his debut again in the League Cup V Hartlepool that season. He was a member of the FA Cup winning side that season. He would go to play 276 games for Spurs, (1).
In his time at Tottenham he scored just one goal in a 2-2 draw at Sheffield United (1).
In 1999 he was in the side that won the League Cup beating Leicester. During this game he was sent off for appearing to raise his arms at Robbie Savage. Although many at the time and film footage later clearly showed that Savage cheated by wildly over reacting to ensure Edinburgh was sent off.
Normally at left back he could also play on the right.
He loved the attacking side of his role. He would never win all the fans over as he could make mistakes that would be punished but he could not be faulted for his commitment to the cause. His full blooded tackles were a feature especial in North London derbies.
A Spurs fan it’s said he would even refuse to have his photo taken with fans if they wore Arsenal shirts.
Justin was chosen for the England under 21 team and was a substitute but never played at that level.
He moved to Portsmouth in 2000 after ten years with Tottenham. After which he moved into non-league football and started his management career at that level before moving slowly up the league ladder. When he was at Newport he won the FA Trophy and brought that club back into the Football League winning the divisions manager of the year award.
He took over at Gillingham in 2015.
In 2004 he was a member of the Tottenham Masters team that won the Southern region competition beating Arsenal in the final.
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