Tottenham Legends in Conversation
Orchard Theatre, Dartford Mon 18 May 7.30pm
Three Spurs legends are coming to town to talk about their action-packed careers as football stars in the Tottenham Legends in Conversation show.
Football fans are invited to join ex-player/manager – Ossie Ardiles, fellow Argentine legend Ricky Villa and the club record holder for appearances – Steve Perryman – as they discuss the big games, dressing room and training ground stories, managers, fall outs and everything you wanted to know about playing and managing a successful football club.
There will be a chance to pose questions to the stars during the evening. And VIP tickets are available affording the opportunity for a meet and greet with the legendary players and a photograph opportunity before the show. Ticket purchasers should check this out at the box office when booking.
Joining Tottenham after lifting the 1978 World Cup with Argentina, tricky midfielder Ossie Ardiles went on to win the 1981 FA Cup Final with Spurs and also helped Tottenham reach the final the following year.
He also featured in the team’s 1984 UEFA Cup triumph, became Spurs caretaker manager in 1987 and returned to manage the club full-time during the Nineties, becoming the first Premier League manager from outside the British Isles!
He remains one of Spurs fans’ most fondly-remembered players: the team’s 1981 FA Cup song with Chas and Dave was titled “Ossie’s Dream”.
Now residing in his native Argentina, the much-loved White Hart Lane legend is in the UK to recall his glory days with the Lillywhites.
In 1978, Villa and Ardiles heralded the advent of international signings to the English game. Spurs boss Keith Burkinshaw plundered the squad of the 1978 World Cup winners and, in doing do, unleashed a footballing revolution in this country.
Ricky announced his arrival with the first of his 25 Spurs goals in his first game. Two FA Cup winners’ medals followed. Ricky’s most memorable Spurs performance was the 1981 final replay when he scored what is described as “one of the greatest Wembley goals ever seen” – jinking his way through a Manchester City defence for score the winner in a classic replay.
In 2008 he and Ardiles were inducted into the Tottenham Hotspur Hall of Fame.
Ever-present during his 17 years at the club during the 70s and 80s, Steve made a club record 866 appearances in all competitions for the Lillywhites.
He won the UEFA Cup in 1972 and 1984, the FA Cup in 1981 and 1982 and the League Cup in 1971 and 1973 with Spurs and was voted the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year in 1982.
Steve scored both goals in the team’s 2-1 home win over AC Milan in the 1972 UEFA Cup semi-final first leg.
After leaving White Hart Lane, Steve went on to forge a successful career in football coaching and management.