Today we open the third celebrity fan box. Over the last year I’ve collected another set of ‘names’ who are believed to be Tottenham supporters, past and present, many of whom have been suggested by you the readers to join the ‘names’ featured in the two previous gatherings.
I confess my ignorance in some cases but thank you for your contributions. There is the usual mixture of thespians, musicians, politicians, sports stars and various areas of the arts.
We start off with our acting friends and a reader nominated Eddie Marsan. Then we have Ray Liotta (top) and from Horrible Histories, Jim Howick as well as two East Ender’s (I haven’t seen it since Dirty Den was killed, the first time), but welcome to Ted Reilly and Ray Panthaki.
With them we have three models that have turned their talents to acting with Patsy Kensit, Linda Lusardi and Sam Fox (left with Teddy Sheringham).
Two fans that were omitted from the last box as it was getting crowded and have since sprung up in popularity, so good planning there.
The first is British cyclist Laura Trott who has been collecting Olympic gold and breaking world records. The other is actor Mark Wahlberg (below) from Hollywood including the Transformers. Why is it in films people in danger never look behind them?
Tottenham born Amy Winehouse leads in the musicians this time around.
She is followed by from Supergrass, Dave Clark, and Danny Goffey, Bruce Foxton (the Jam), Steve Norman from Spandu Ballet and Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins).
There (and again reader nominated) are the 80’s singer Ian Drury and Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott (left).
We also have Tayo Jarrett who (I’m informed) is one of the country’s top Grime musicians (!) he has written songs about Tottenham and is better known as Scorcher.
On a slightly different ‘note’ there is the composer Ezra Read, who dedicated his piece ‘The Football March’ with the words “To Tottenham Hotspur Football Club in admiration of their many gallant games.”
Before we leave the Music people there is of course radio broadcaster, Willie Morgan who was the stadium announcer for a number of years.
And I didn’t know this but I’m told Chris Evans (left) of Top Gear fame is a Lilywhite.
At last you cry, an Indian celeb pops in and I’m assured that Olympic gymnastic star Dipa Karmakar follows the Lilywhites.
There is also the winner of the British Bake Off competition Candice Brown
To the other side of the world and from South America we have the BBC’s soccer expert Tim Vickery.
Then two gentlemen I came across a while back and this is where my ignorance really kicks in, from Columbia Gabriel Marquez and Peru’s Maro Llosa.
Right - Eddie Marsan,
Back home and a White Hart Lane regular since 1964 Ian Fletcher. Ian a writer of Military history and thrillers, tells me the first game he saw was against Everton, and he will be celebrating his birthday this year watching Spurs play Everton.
There is also the Norwegian writer Jo Nesbo.
The entertainment world and we previously revealed that Donny Osmond was a Spurs fan, he is now joined by fellow one time teen heart throb, David Cassidy who once manage to attend a game at the Lane while he was touring this country to see us play Leicester.
Left David in his Partridge Family days.
A whole host of sports stars next, starting with cricket’s Mark Alleyane and former West Indian skipper Phil Simmons. Then we have Olympic rower Tim Foster. A little less energetic is Darts and Wayne Mardle, Kevin Spiolek, and Bobby George and his son Ricki, another pro thrower. Running in from the track we find Iwan Thomas and Andrew Osagie, as well as jockey Aidan Coleman.
Our American cousins have sent over a whole raft of people from a variety of sports, which again I will take on trust starting with Marcell Dareus of Buffalo Bills, Daniel Murphy from the New York Mets, Baltimore Ravens provide Terry West. Then is Super Bowl winner Tim Masthay of the Green Bay Packers. Another fan from the NFA is Kelvin Beachum from the Jackson Jaguars.
Right - Yes Bernard Bresslaw was in Box One, but rule of life - Never argue with the head of the Ice Warriors.
Staying on that side of the Atlantic I’ve been told that a chap called Billy Beane is a Spurs fan. I confess I’ve never heard of him (but he wont know me either) It seems he was the vice-president of the NBA and owns the Oakland Raiders.
Next we have a few more politicians, starting with Jon Georg Dale, the Norwegian Minister of Agriculture and Food. From the UK we have MP Bob Blackman, who I’m told is a season ticket holder. The former Lord Morrison, regular readers will recall he was the chap who brought two Indian princes to White Hart Lane once and managed to mention Spurs in the house on several occasions. Another is Lord Davies of Oldham, who speaking in the Lords once said ‘a club for which I have great affection, Tottenham Hotspur.’
And a very late arrival just as the game was about to start is Lee Barratt who is in the band the Gallows.
I hope you enjoyed a quick diverson and feel free to comment or nomiate other celebs. You can find the first two boxes at the links below.
There you have the round 51, to go with the 230 celebs we packed into the first two boxes which you can find at –
t- Keith 16024542
f - https://www.facebook.com/keith.harrison.9659
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