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Led's Zeppelin

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IN my first 10 years of life, Spurs did the double which had never yet been done in the 20th Century and was called impossible, missed out on it doing again the following year by one game, and had to settle for another FA cup only, won the FA cup yet again a few years later, after having won the UK's first major European trophy, by 5-1 in the final.

I hope somewhere there's a Spurs baby who's going to have a better first ten years than that.
 
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Rocksuperstar

Isn't this fun? Isn't fun the best thing to have?
Jun 6, 2005
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1990-2000. Weird how positive and upbeat I am.

smh... you kids and your drugs.

I remember the European Cup win as my first memory of seeing Spurs parading a cup on a pitch, but the 91 FA Cup journey was my real first big cup win memory. Anyone who was alive in my sort of age bracket will remember the good times but also pale, remembering buying a paper in the mornings and turning to the back page to see if Irving Scholar had found a buyer or if we were going to fold.

While it was mostly Sugar's money that saved us, I like to give Venables the credit for being the motivation behind it. Sugar is still an insufferable old bag of wind but I'm glad his one moment of clarity came at our benefit.
 

Frozen_Waffles

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1990-2000. Weird how positive and upbeat I am.
Me too, I grew up with Venables and brown paper bags and Scholar, followed by Alan Sugar.

Such wonderful signings like Neil Ruddock and John Scales.

The Levy era eclipses the previous era by a mile, even if you include the FA and carling cup.

Exciting when we had Klinsmann and Sheringham up top or when we had Gazza. But we had some truly rubbish players.

We had a good 11 around the early noughties, but they were all pretty much injured most of the time (and really old).

I always thought, if we could get Ziege, Redknapp, Freund, Anderton on the pitch together we'd be a force.

Happened once I think.

How many days were we top of the league in the nineties? If it's more than 0 I'd be amazed.

The Redknapp team, the peak Poch team and the team today are much, much better than what we had in my first 10 years as a spurs fan. The last 15 years have generally been very good in comparison. Even the Jol team would wipe the floor with our 90s teams.
 

SUIYHA

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My first 10 years were

93-94 - 15th and memories of injuries to Sheringham & Mabbsy
94-95 - 7th & FAC SF. Klinsmann et al
95-96 - 8th
96-97 -10th
97-98 - 14th
98-99 - 11th, FAC SF & LC Win
99-00 - 10th. Back in Europe (briefly)
00-01 - 12th FAC SF
01-02 - 9th LC RUp
02-03 - 10th

Why as an impressionable teenager did I stick with that over those years :D

Mine are similar. Growing up in a North London school with that happening whilst Arsenal were having arguably the most successful period of their history was pretty tough.

This table shows our number of points by game in every PL season. Really makes you appreciate how far we've come when we look at the 26 points we've already got this season and realise that in 1997/98 when I was just a young impressionable kid we didn't hit that mark until matchday 25 - https://www.myfootballfacts.com/eng.../tottenham-hotspur-premier-league-points-won/
 

littlewilly

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I started going to WHL in 1961 so my first 10 years included the entire Tottenham career of our greatest ever player. Think i win.
 

Gassin's finest

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My first ten:
86/87 - 3rd, went to Wembley to see us lose the FA Cup final
87/88 - 13th
88/89 - 7th
89/90 - 3rd
90/91 - 10th, FA Cup win
91/92 - 15th
92/93 -8th
93/94 -15th
94/95 -7th
95/96 -8th
96/97 - 10th
This is me as well. That FA Cup win, 3rd place, Gazza and Lineker... You'd have forgiven me for thinking that things would continue like that.
 

HildoSpur

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Oct 1, 2005
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Yeah, but we had Mabbutt, Gazza, Lineker, Klinsmann, Ginola during those years. Wasn't all bad.
That's true - one of the most exciting memories from being young was finding out that Klinsmann was signing for Spurs. I just couldn't believe it.
 

fishhhandaricecake

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IN my first 10 years of life, Spurs did the double which had never yet been done in the 20th Century and was called impossible, missed out on it doing again the following year by one game, and had to settle for another FA cup only, won the FA cup yet again a few years later, after having won the UK's first major European trophy, by 5-1 in the final.

I hope somewhere there's a Spurs baby who's going to have a better first ten years than that.
When Ange wins us the double this year in the most competitive and financially doped PL season ever, my Son's 1st year will be off to a pretty good start ;)
 

danielneeds

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May 5, 2004
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1990-2000. Weird how positive and upbeat I am.
Even though it was a shite decade as a whole, I was lucky enough to have a season ticket for Gazza's 90-91 season as a 10-year-old, and Klinsmann's 94-95 one. Seeing those two in their pomp are cherished memories.
 

fishhhandaricecake

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That's true - one of the most exciting memories from being young was finding out that Klinsmann was signing for Spurs. I just couldn't believe it.
I feel like signings used to be way more exciting before the social media and hyper internet times, when we signed Klinsmann and Ginola it was amazing also Robbie Keane I found out on teletext, it was out of nowhere all so exciting, now we hear about updates every day from the likes of Fabrizio Romano etc the second any interest in a player is registered etc which imo makes it less fun when the player actually signs.

Although the football team in the 90's and early 00's wasn't great, football was much more simple and there were a lot of elements of it which I preferred back then, for example no VAR, far less tactical focus which meant more open free games when now every match is like a super complicated chess match which can be good at times but can also get a bit boring.

I wonder how those who saw us win the double in their first 10 years or saw us be fairly successful in the 80's felt during the 90's and 00's were they less annoyed by our demise because they'd already seen spurs be successful or were they even more annoyed because of how far we'd fallen whereas those of us with the early 90's as the start of our spurs journey never knew any better so it took a while to realise we were a bit of a mess but by then in the early 00's from Jol onwards we went on a mainly upwardly and exciting journey.
 

FITZ

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Even though it was a shite decade as a whole, I was lucky enough to have a season ticket for Gazza's 90-91 season as a 10-year-old, and Klinsmann's 94-95 one. Seeing those two in their pomp are cherished memories.

I had a ST from Santini to AVB (first season). Was great to see the improvement Jol made (though the sacking game was strange) and to watch King glide around. Still don’t think I’ve watched a better defender live.
 

Beni

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Mar 3, 2004
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Born in 1982 I was never born into supporting us, as coming from Italy it was Juve and Italy my Dad supported.

Always loving football, but I was into Italy and players from Italy as opposed to a specific team.
It got to be 1990 when I started to really look to support a team and my mates all had their English teams, mostly Arsenal and Liverpool. Watching the 1990 World Cup supporting Italy, and watching obviously England, I liked Gascoigne and Lineker and found out they played for Tottenham and that was the moment Tottenham was going to be my team.

First year of supporting them I thought wow, what a choice I had made winning the FA Cup. How wrong the first 10 years were to be. With Gascoigne and Lineker leaving so soon into supporting us, my next favourite player was Barmby.

My first game was an away FA Cup game at Peterborough where the mighty Jason Dozzell popped up with a last minute header to get us a replay and getting crushed against the mesh fence at the front of the standing section of the away end.

Apart from couple Semi final appearances, winning the League Cup in 1999, and the Sheringham and Klinsmann seasons, the first ten years properly moulded me as a Spurs fan.
 

For the love of Spurs

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Grew up in the 90’s. The 80’s looked mental good, some great trophies and the likes of Hoddle playing.

I was used to Spurs being shit, must have been really hard for fans who remember the 60’s and the 80’s to deal with the 90’s period. Gone from one of the best clubs around to middle of the road at best.
 
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