When Tottenham won the UEFA cup and made Anderlect use vests for goal posts

In 1984 Tottenham played Anderlecht in the UEFA Cup final. They drew 2-2 on aggregate, with Spurs winning the penalty shoot out 4-3. 

Graham Roberts opened the scoring for Spurs but Alexandre Czerniatynski equalised, taking the match to penalties.

Anderlecht – who had a young Enzo Scifo leading the line – missed two, but Spurs held their nerve.

Graham Roberts, Spurs defender, thought the atmosphere was off

There was an atmosphere because a Spurs fan was shot dead in a bar below our hotel on the eve of the first leg.

Erwin Vandenbergh, the Anderlect goal machine, had unorthodox training equipment

Tottenham would not let us train at their stadium and gave us a pitch with long grass and no goals.  We used vests for goalposts.

Paul Van Himst, Anderlect manager ate a cigarette

I was not a smoker but asked my assistant for a cigarette because of the stress.  I started eating it.

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