Europe / Premier League / Soccer

2015 Chicago Spurs Visit to WHL

I realize this is an incredibly late post – for some reason I thought I already wrote a post on this, but alas, I was mistaken – but a few months back, a handful of Chicago Spurs took a trip to London to see our beloved Tottenham Hotspur play at White Hart Lane.
All together there were 11 of us Chi Spurs who traveled over to London and ultimately saw a 1-0 loss, yes – at home, to Aston Villa.
One highlight during the match, however, was that former Lilywhite Vlad Chiriches was subbed out while DeAndre Yedlin had his first Premier League minutes as a Tottenham Hotspur player. The match, although a loss, as mentioned already, was a fun game with Chicago Spurs and Sweden Spurs in full voice the whole match.
See below for some photos of the exciting trip with friends, or moreso, my weekend family.

On Friday, the day before the match, the group of us Chi Spurs met up at the Queen's Walk and walked across the Tower Bridge for some photos and sightseeing

On Friday, the day before the match, the group of us Chi Spurs met up at the Queen’s Walk and walked across the Tower Bridge for some photos and sightseeing.

 

Here's the group heading on the train up to White Hart Lane. Don't mind Cesare snarling in the back.

Here’s the group heading on the train up to White Hart Lane. Don’t mind Cesare snarling in the back.

 

We took a quick tour through the dressing room and the tunnel. Had to get a picture with Yedlin's kit. Proud of any Yank playing overseas, but especially one who's at my Premier League team.

We took a quick tour through the dressing room and the tunnel. Had to get a picture with Yedlin’s kit. Proud of any Yank playing overseas, but especially one who’s at my Premier League team.

 

Here's my selfie sitting in the manager's seat. Maybe one day I'll be sitting there for my job.

Here’s my selfie while sitting in the manager’s seat. Maybe one day I’ll be sitting there for my job.

 

Chicago Spurs were able to gift a Soldado jersey to...of course, Roberto Soldado. A good friend and fellow Spaniard, Pau Gasol, plays for the Bulls.

Chicago Spurs were able to gift a Soldado jersey to…of course, Roberto Soldado. A good friend and fellow Spaniard, Pau Gasol, plays for the Bulls.

 

Here's us with Bobby holding his jersey.

Here’s us with Bobby holding his jersey.

 

After a lovely evening with some Spurs legends, this was my parting view as we left the grounds for the day.

After a lovely evening with some Spurs legends, this was my parting view as we left the grounds for the day.

As you can see, Chicago Spurs have a good time wherever we go. Whether it’s to London, the Atlantic Bar and Grill in Chicago where our ‘clubhouse’ is, or visit other supporters’ clubs in the United States, Tottenham has become a family to many.

The trip to London, although not my first time over to England, was one of my favorite vacations there as I was able to soak in the game day experience with my weekend Chicago Spurs family and then also reminisce once we all flew back.

I would recommend going overseas to a game, whether you’re a Spurs fan or any fan of a club in England or Germany or France or wherever, to just go and do it. It’s worth it.

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4 thoughts on “2015 Chicago Spurs Visit to WHL

    • Yes, the tour was fantastic.
      And absolutely! You’re more than welcome to come visit with us Chicago Spurs! We love having visitors and we’re always there for every game. Derby matches are especially fun for us, so keep that in mind. 🙂

  1. This is amazing! I’m part of the Houston Spurs. Did you make it out to Colorado for the all star game?

    I’m in the making of planning a trip to London and go watch Spurs. And tips?

    Enjoyed your read! That is sweet you got to see Yedlin make his PL debut. I’m sure you had an unforgettable experience!

    Cheers!

    • Hello there fellow US Spurs supporter!
      I unfortunately did not make it out to Colorado but many of my Chicago Spurs friends did. We tend to make a lot of noise, but are very friendly, so you may have met some of them.
      As far as a trip to London – that’s exciting! I’ve been to both a Premier League game and a Europa League game and I loved both experiences. The Lane doesn’t allow beer in the stands, so most of the time it’s a good idea to grab a drink (or however many) before/after the match. There’s the Bricklayer Arms, Bell & Hare (if it’s still there), and the Bill Nicholson all relatively close to the stadium.
      To get to WHL, I recommend taking the National Rail train to White Hart Lane (can get on downtown at Liverpool Street) OR take the Victoria Line to Seven Sisters and then walk about a mile north.
      I also think the tour is pretty insightful, so if you are able and if Spurs still offer it (with the new stadium and all) when you’re there, I’d say go! Regardless, London is awesome and being at White Hart Lane is always fantastic.
      Take care!

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