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    10 Famous Spurs fans.

    Post by BazSpur on Tue Mar 23 2010, 03:13



    Top 10: Famous Tottenham Supporters

    Date:
    18th March 2010 at
    7:00 pm |
    Filed under: Football
    Blogs, Tottenham |
    Author: mark turner | Tags: Bryan
    Adams, J. K. Rowling, Jo Whiley,
    Jude
    Law, Mathew Horne, Osama
    Bin Laden, Paul
    Whitehouse, Peter Cook, Ray
    Kelvin, Ray Liotta, Rupert
    Grint, Salmon Rushdie, Shania
    Twain, Spurs,
    Steve
    Nash, Ted Baker, Tottenham, Tottenham
    Hotspur | image © Action Images

    Once-upon-a-time, in a galaxy far,
    far away, Tottenham
    Hotspur were apparently a pretty good football team. As a result,
    the club has acquired some rather high-profile supporters over the
    years. Legend has it that the likes of Bob Marley, Shania
    Twain, Emma ‘Baby Spice’ Bunton and Bryan
    Adams are all Tottenham Hotspur fans. However, without photographic
    evidence, or a quote coming straight from the horses-mouth, those guys
    are not going to make it onto the list. However, the following ten
    celebrities are all on record as pledging their allegiance to the club.
    Here are ten of Tottenham’s most famous supporters.1. Peter CookDescribed
    by Stephen Fry as the ‘funniest man who ever drew breath’, Peter Cook
    was a lifelong Tottenham Hotspur fan, alluding to his club in the
    infamous ‘Derek and Clive’ tapes he recorded with Dudley Moore.Cook
    was an extremely influential figure within British comedy, and is
    widely regarded as a leading figure in the British satire boom of the
    1960s.Cook read French and German at Cambridge University, and
    meant to become a career diplomat. Unfortunately, by the time he’d
    graduated Britain “had run out of colonies”, as he put it.Cook
    died in 1995, and ten years after his death in Januray 2005, he was
    ranked first in a list entitled ‘The Comedian’s Comedian’, a poll of
    more than 300 comics, comedy writers and producers and directors
    throughout the English speaking world, who believed Cook their favourite
    comedian of the 20th Century.Here’s Peter Cook
    on Parkinson, with none other than Tottenham legend Danny Blanchflower.2. Ray KelvinRay Kelvin
    would probably draw a blank from most, but Mr. Kelvin is in fact the
    founder of English fashion label Ted Baker.Kelvin
    is a lifelong Tottenham fan, and counts Steve Perryman as a good friend
    after the pair worked together at Exeter City.3. Paul
    Whitehouse
    Star of the Fast Show, Harry
    Enfield and Chums and now Bellamy’s People, Paul
    Whitehouse can be seen wearing the 1993-95 Tottenham home shirt in a few early Harry Enfield
    sketches, which I used to love as a youngster.Whitehouse moved to
    Enfield, North London when he was four, and remembers his fist game at
    White Hart Lane as a 2-2 draw, with Alan Gilzean netting a trademark
    front post header from a corner.4. J.K. RowlingThe
    author of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling is one of the most
    famous authors in the world, and one of the most successful. Further,
    J.K. Rowling pledges her allegiance to Tottenham.Rowling comes from a family of Spurs fans,
    with her dad’s side of the family all Spurs
    supporters. Although she concedes she herself is not a very passionate
    supporter, if she is to watch any team, it would be Spurs.
    That’s good enough for me Jo.5. Rupert
    Grint
    Whilst actors such as Ray Liotta
    and Colin Firth have all been accused of supporting the Lilywhites, no
    evidence of this support exists in print or photograph. However,
    England’s greatest actor, Rupert
    Grint, is a documented Tottenham fan.Grint, who plays Ronald Weasley in
    the Harry Potter films, was last seen at the Lane for Tottenham’s 2-2 draw with Leeds in the FA Cup this
    season.Here he is on Spurs TV
    online, looking very excited at the prospect of watching us lose to Manchester
    United at home. Hurrah!6. Steve NashTottenham appear to have a rather large following in
    Canada, with Bryan Adams and Shania
    Twain linked with the club in the past. However, neither has shown
    the commitment to Spurs
    that Canadian Basketball player Steve Nash
    has shown.Nash was born in South Africa to a Welsh mother and
    English father, which could explain his love for English football.
    However, it is Tottenhm that Nash holds closest too his heart. Twice
    named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for his exploits with the Phoenix
    Suns, Nash has identified an ambition to one day buy Tottenham.<blockquote>“I’d like to be an owner [of
    Spurs]…It’s
    something I could do for the rest of my life.”</blockquote>7. Jude LawAfter Rupert
    Grint, or Ronald ‘Rocket’ Weasley as he is better known, England’s
    second most famous actor must be Jude Law.
    Luckily, Law also happens to be a Spurs fan.When
    Law isn’t going out with beautiful women, or being paid ridiculous
    amounts of money to pretend to go out with beautiful women, Law gets to
    hang out with his kids and watch Tottenham. Good old life!8. Jo WhileyIn
    the past, Jo ‘hi-hat’ Whiley has been accused of having a fear of death
    owing to her obsession with new music. However, whilst the Radio 1 DJ
    has had her critics in the past, after finding out Jo and her family are
    all Spurs
    supporters, I personally believe she is one of the finest DJ and
    presenters of our time. Further, she has excellent taste in music.9. Salmon
    Rushdie
    Author of Midnight’s Children and
    Satanic Verses, Salmon
    Rushdie is one of the few authors in the world whose work has led to
    a state calling for his death. After writing Satanic Verses, a fatwā
    was issued by Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini, the Supreme Leader of Iran, in
    February 1989.However, aside from a penchant for blaspheming,
    Rushdie is also a huge Spurs fan!
    In fact, Rushdie has identified his love for Tottenham as a pseudo-religion:<blockquote>‘Why
    else would one follow Tottenham Hotspur? You have to be a very deep believer. I
    came to England in 1961 and
    that’s the year that Spurs
    were very good – the last time they won the League Championship. If you
    support a team that fails to win the league for 44 years, it does feel
    like a kind of cult.’</blockquote>Excuse me? Supporting Spurs is not
    a cult! That’s blasphemy, off with his head… again!10. Mathew
    Horne
    Contrary to popular belief, Gavin,
    or Mathew Horne from Gavin and Stacey, is not actually from
    Billericay. In fact, he’s not even from the South-East. Mathew
    Horne is actually from Nottingham, and yet, despite geography, Horne
    is one of Tottenham’s most vocal fans.In Gavin and Stacey,
    Horne received a signed Michael Dawson photo, and also occasionally
    wears the Tottenham 125 year commemorative shirt. Nice.Well
    there you have it. Ten of the more famous Spurs
    supporters you are likely to hear of. If you happen to have hard
    evidence that there are even more famous people missing from the list,
    feel obliged to leave a comment. However, I think it’s fair to say that
    as celebrity fans go, Tottenham are well represented…You can find me on
    Twitter at http://twitter.com/mark0turner


    _________________
    Baz.

    MY EYES HAVE SEEN THE GLORY

    AUDERE EST FACERE............TO DARE IS TO DO

    "When it is played at its best, football remains the greatest game of all.
    And Tottenham, so close to my heart, is still to me the greatest club." - Bill Nicholson

    'Hoddle a luxury? It's the bad players who are a luxury.'

    'If Ossie Ardiles had gone to Arsenal, they would have had him marking the goalkeeper or something.' Danny Blanchflower

    Re: 10 Famous Spurs fans.

    Post by BazSpur on Tue Mar 23 2010, 03:15

    Anyone know of any others. Princess Anne was reputed to be a Spurs follower at one time. Warren Mitchell of course. Chas and Dave, Eidur Gudjohnson according to the who's who of famous Spurs supporters.


    _________________
    Baz.

    MY EYES HAVE SEEN THE GLORY

    AUDERE EST FACERE............TO DARE IS TO DO

    "When it is played at its best, football remains the greatest game of all.
    And Tottenham, so close to my heart, is still to me the greatest club." - Bill Nicholson

    'Hoddle a luxury? It's the bad players who are a luxury.'

    'If Ossie Ardiles had gone to Arsenal, they would have had him marking the goalkeeper or something.' Danny Blanchflower

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    Guest

    Re: 10 Famous Spurs fans.

    Post by Guest on Tue Mar 23 2010, 03:59

    Osama
    Bin Laden
    ,

    Thought Bin Laden was an arsenil fan . . . . . .
    (Only got something to say when things are going his way . . . . . .)

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    Guest

    Re: 10 Famous Spurs fans.

    Post by Guest on Tue Mar 23 2010, 05:08

    Stelios Haji-Ioannou
    Owner of EasyJet

    Natasha Kaplinsky
    TV Presenter "Sky News" and BBC "Breakfast"

    Roger Lloyd Pack
    Actor - "Trigger" in Only Fools and Horses

    Paul Whitehouse
    Comedian "Fast Show" and "Harry Enfield and Chums" (GREEN ARMMMMMYYYYY)

    Re: 10 Famous Spurs fans.

    Post by spurslegend on Tue Mar 23 2010, 05:10

    nice to see ya to see ya nice

    Re: 10 Famous Spurs fans.

    Post by HotspurRoper on Tue Mar 23 2010, 18:02

    LEE ' HOTSPURROPER' ROPER! LOL

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