Q & A with Ex-Spurs Players & Celebrity fans – DARREN ANDERTON

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They walked out to the tune of “Glory Glory Tottenham Hotspur” they heard the roar of the faithful, they graced the White Hart Lane turf, their team mates were our heroes, and every single one of them pulled on that famous white shirt. They will “always” be part of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, so they will always be part of us. Me, you, friends, family, the rich and the famous, all of us, The Fans.

We’d love to know more about our Players, to know more about their time at our club, we’d even love to know their thoughts on the current Tottenham too.
We also love a Celebrity, but a Celebrity Spurs fan “wow”
the thought of them cheering on our team, singing our songs, and when it comes to Spurs their just like us, only famous. They have the same dreams, and fears, they’ve bought the shirts, sat in the cold, the rain, they’ve moaned and groaned, but they’ve also jumped up and down when we’ve won.

This Q&A page is dedicated to everyone that has either played for or supported Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

This Q&A is with
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Darren was born in 1972, in Southampton, but he started his career down the road at their rivals Portsmouth. He played 62 games for them scoring 7 times. He then signed for us in 1992 and over the next 12 years appeared in our midfield 358 times scoring 34 goals, some being absolute crackers too. Darren was in the side that won the Worthington Cup at Wembley in 1999 and again in the 2002 side but this time finishing a runner-up losing out to Blackburn at the Millennium stadium. It was also during his time with us he made his England debut in 1994, He scored 7 times for England and made 30 appearances. Darren eventually left us in 2004 and over the next 4 years played for Birmingham, Wolves and Bournemouth.
He retired in 2008 and even scored in his final game for Bournemouth.

Darren was a very popular player amongst the Spurs fans, and the club clearly recognised that as he was INDUCTED INTO THE TOTTENHAM HALL OF FAME!
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Here is his Q&A

Q1
Darren, what team did you support as a boy? and did you go to watch them play? if so do you remember going to your first game, Who was it against, and did they win?

A.
I supported Southampton, and my first game was against Manchester City at the Dell, we won 4-1

Q2
When did you sign for Spurs and at what age?

A.
I singed for Spurs in 1992 when I was 20.

Q3
Today’s players often get wonderful perks and gifts when signing, did you get anything special when you signed?

A.
Yes, I got a BMW which was nice!!

Q4
Who did you make your Spurs debut against and did we win?

A.
My debut was away to Southampton, where i was constantly booed by the Saints fans as I’d previously played for Portsmouth, which felt strange as I supported the Saints as a boy. The game was poor and it finished 0-0. I also has stitches in my head from a flying Francis Benali elbow.

Q5
Darren, your first goal for Spurs, who did you score it against? and again did we win?

A.
My first goal for Spurs was against Brentford in the League Cup during a 4-2 win, My first League goal was also in a 4-2 win but this time against Southampton.

Q6
Which Spurs players did you enjoy playing alongside most? and who did you consider to be the most influential in the squad?

A.
Teddy (Sherringham) for both answers.

Q7
Darren, when you were playing could you hear the fans singing? And was there a particular song or chant you liked?

A.
There wasn’t a particular favourite but I loved running out at the Lane to the anthem.

Q8
You played in some big games but what’s the most memorable game you played in?

A.
The most memorable game was the 5-1 Semi Final win at the Lane against Chelsea. Everything we did came off and it was a great performance.

Q9
Darren, do you still own any of your Spurs shirts and if so are they pride of place or wrapped up and tucked away only coming out on special occasions?

A.
I still have most of my shirts, most of them are framed and hung up.

Q10
Since your time with us, what Spurs players over the last few years have excited you the most?

A.
Gareth Bale, Modric and Huddlestone is class.

Q11
Who in the current squad is your favourite player?

A.
Bale is World Class and Defoe is top quality.

Q12
Darren, he’s still new to the job but how’s AVB doing in his first season?

A.
I think he’s done really well and fingers crossed we can make it into the top 4.

And finally Darren we come to our last question, Q13

Q13.
Do you think we need to strengthen in the summer? if so in what areas? who would you like to see us go for?

A.
We need a couple of extra strikers. Lewandowski would be nice!!

As always I would like to thank Darren for taking part in this Q&A, and I hope everyone will enjoy seeing the answers as much as I have. I particularly liked the answers to Q4 Q5 and Q8.

Darren once again,
Thank you

You can also follow Darren on his Twitter

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