This week we extend a warm welcome to Erlend – A Norweigen who lives in Germany and supports SPURS!Â A fantastic story…….enjoy!
The Warm Up
My name is Erlend Nordmo and I’m the Chairman of South Germany Spurs. We have just recently been registered as an official supporter’s club, as late as December 2019, but unofficially we have been growing since the Audi Cup in Munich in 2015. Back then we created an unofficial fans group called Spurs im SÃ¼den, which basically means Spurs in the South.
As the origin of the club comes from the South this is also a natural part of the name of our club, although we got members from every other part of the country as well. Right now we have 53 members from around the country. One of the areas with most members is Hamburg, which is rather far away from the south. At the moment our first aim is to build the club.
I believe there is a huge potential in our existing group, but also in Germany as a total. There is a lot interest in football, but most fans are attracted to the Bundesliga. Times are changing though and the interest is rising. In our club we have a lot of members with different knowledge and background. We have members at most games, well we had, until Covid stoppedÂ the season!
If you read this and you know someone that are based in Germany let them know we exist. All German based fans are welcomed to join and help us put Spurs on the German map.At the moment we have a Facebook page and a WhatsApp group. However, we want to create our own homepage soon to.Â We want to create events in different cities, trips to the Lane andÂ together onÂ European tour and not least events with Spurs legends. Watch out for our flags in Europe or in the UK!
1. As a youngster – who was your Spurs hero?Â
My first Spurs hero was Erik Thorstvedt. I live in Germany these days, but I’m Norwegian and back in 1989 I was a nine-year old kid who had started supporting Spurs because of Erik the Viking, the Norwegian national team’s goalkeepeer. I like to believe that I would have chosen Spurs anyway.
From the 31 years of supporting Spurs I have had many favourites. During the nineties obviously Gazza, Lineker, Sheringham, Klinsmann, Mabbutt and Ginola. Ledley King was a great player. From the Jol era and onwardsÂ you have Modric, Keane, Defoe, Berbatov,Â Bale, Dembele. Kane, Eriksen, Dele etc. There have been so many great players, although the trophies have been too few.
2.Â Who is your favourite player from the current Squad?Â
Harry Kane. One of our own and top 3 on our all time goal scoring list. Already a legend.
3.Â From World football – who would you most like to see in a Spurs shirt?Â
I don’t know. Hard to say. Do I Need to be realistic because if not I’d say Messi. If we decide to stay grounded I think a future star like Havertz should be interesting.
4.Â What is your favourite piece of Spurs memorabilia?Â
I’m not that into memorabilia personally. I have a match worn shirt from Vedran “Charlie” Corluka, that’s pretty cool!
5.Â Where in the world have you watched Spurs ‘live’ other than UK?Â
Norway, Germany, Belgium, Turkey
6.Â Which former player would you love to see in the current squad?Â
7.Â Most memorable Spurs moment?Â
Three moments spring to mind. Lucas last second winner in the semi vs Ajax. Harry Kane vs Arsenal scoring twice, one of them an absolute world beater from the edge of the box and the third moment probably beating City to qualify for the Champions League for the first time. There are so many though.
8. Who was your most disappointing Spurs signing?
Kevin Prince Boateng. I had big hopes for him, but he never really showed it at Spurs.
9. Which Spurs players (3) would you chose to join you if you were on Come Dine With Me?Â
Lloris, Jan and Toby. They are closest to my age..
10.Â All time Spurs XI (any Formation)
I’ll try to pick the players in my time as a fan, since 1989. Means that Mackay, Perryman, Hoddle, Greaves etc all lose out.
Walker Jan Toby Rose
Gazza Dembele Modric Bale
Squad: Thorstvedt, Mabbutt, Anderton, Eriksen, Dele, Ginola, Sandro, Kanoute, Berbatov,Â Keane, Defoe, Klinsmann.