Tottenham Hotspur’s 1982 FA Cup final win was littered with managers and pundits

In 1982 Spurs played QPR in the FA Cup final.  It was a 2 game affair with loads of future managers and pundits on show.  

Here are 5 things we learnt;

Good managerial pedigree

Ray Clemence.  Chris Hughton.  Steve Perryman.  Glenn Roeder.  John Gregory.  There were loads of future Premier League and international managers on show.

Pundits were everywhere

But forget them, the world greatest football pundit and selector of team of the week, Garth Crooks was leading the line for Spurs.  Bravo.

Replays were only 5 days apart

The first match was a turgid affair with few chances.  Spurs went ahead through a Glenn Hoddle deflected shot in extra time before Terry Fenwick equalised 5 minutes later.   The replay was only 5 days away.  It was another grim affair (the players were knackered).  Hoddle was the man for Tottenham Hotspurs, scoring their penalty and only goal.

John Gregory’s audacious volleyed chip 

Future Aston Villa manager nearly equalised for QPR.  He received a long ball from the left wing from Simon Stainrod and spotted Spurs keeper Ray Clemence off his line. Gregory tried an audacious volleyed chip from just inside the box however, it hit the crossbar and bounced to safety.

Spurs had a timeless football shirt

Tottenham Hotspur had a sick Le Coq Sportif football shirt.  It was 2 tone light blue with a huge crest &  v-neck and shirt trim.  They don’t make them like that anymore.

Grab the 91 Spurs shirt on eBay for £25, ending today.

1991-93 Tottenham Hotspur Umbro



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