Tottenham Hotspur’s future is looking bright in the Waterside

Members of the Londonderry Branch of the Spurs Supporters Club who gathered in The Glen Bar to watch Sunday's Capitol One Cup Final match against Chelsea. INLS0915-130KM
Members of the Londonderry Branch of the Spurs Supporters Club who gathered in The Glen Bar to watch Sunday's Capitol One Cup Final match against Chelsea. INLS0915-130KM

Although they didn’t get the result they were looking for the Londonderry Spurs Supporters Club are still celebrating.

The newly organised club will be making their first trip to White Hart Lane next month and for Chairman Bobby Moyse that will be a big success for the group.

“Our first trip as a club is the Aston Villa game on Saturday, April 11,” he stated.

“Unfortunately I can’t go as my wife is due to give birth that weekend, but there are actually 11 members making the trip.

“We are going about a year now and we became an official Spurs Supporters Club at the start of this season, when Spurs sent over their official package.

“I just got the idea to start the club, because I used to always go to the matches, but with having a family now, it’s hard to get tickets, but with the supporters club it’s far easier.

“Having the club and organising trips means you have time to save up some money and organise other things.

“I have friends from other Spurs supporters clubs, from Limavady, Sion Mills, South and West Belfast, Lisburn, Coleraine, Ballymena and even the other club in Derry.

“Any queries we have, because at the end of the day everything is a learning curb for us as we are a new club, all those clubs I have mentioned are always there for us and they help us out.

“All those clubs have been brilliant to us, they help us in regards tickets or even picking boys up at the airport when they arrive, all those things are a massive help to us and it’s great to see that all those clubs have helped us.”

Moyse also conceded that meeting heroes like Ossie Ardiles, Martin Chivers, Cliff Jones, Graham Roberts, Steve Sedgley and Micky Hazard was another reason why he decided to start the supporters club.

He was also delighted that a Waterside bar was more than welcoming for them to hold their monthly meetings.

“Going to some of the legends nights which some of those other clubs organised and I attended gave me the idea of starting the Londonderry Spurs Supporters Club.

“I seen that all the club members were having good craic and I thought we could do the same in the town, so I posted a message on Facebook and made a few calls and once the word was put out we arranged a meeting point.

“We had to find a venue and thankfully the Glen Bar said yes and after that first meeting we had around 30 or 40 people there and they have been there ever since, so we haven’t looked back.

“Anyone is more than welcome as we want the club to grow. We hold meetings the first Wednesday of each month, in the Glen Bar, we meet up around 7.30pm and the meeting itself starts at 8pm.”

Moyse like all Spurs fans on Sunday was gutted with the Capital One Cup final defeat to Chelsea, but things off the field at White Hart Lane may mean he finally gets his hands on a season ticket.

The Chairman also took time to thank the club’s committee members who continue to do a lot of hard work behind the scenes.

“Neil Costiff was the only member from the club who attended the game, he wore the club t-shirt at the game,” he added.

“Obviously we were all disappointed but that’s the way it goes and hopefully we can finish the season strongly and maybe even push ourselves into the top four in the Premier League.

“Things are looking good for Spurs, especially with the new stadium plans and I’m actually number 41,144 on the waiting list to get a season ticket, so I’m a step closer now,” joked Moyse.

“I also have four boys and they are Spurs mad also so I’m going to take them to White Hart Lane sometime, in fact I know a lot of boys in the club want to do the same and take their children, so we have planned to organise a family trip to one of Spurs games.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the committee who work tirelessly hard. We have a good committee and if anyone is asked to do something they do it. In fact at Christmas we raised £1,000 for the club with our Christmas draw.”