Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur, 23 March 1963
League Division One
View Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur head to head
Goalkeeper Gordon Banks
Central defenderGraham Cross
Left backRichie Norman
Centre halfIan King
Wing halfColin Appleton
Outside LeftMike Stringfellow
Outside rightHoward Riley
Centre Forward/Wing halfKen Keyworth
Inside forwardDave Gibson
Left backRon Henry
Wing halfTony Marchi
Inside forwardJohn White
Born and grew up near Mansfield and had followed Leicester from afar through newspapers and two FA cup finals on TV. (Dad was from Thurmaston and had been sent to Notts as a Bevin Boy during the war so it was natural to follow LCFC rather than Forest like most others in my class at school.) Mike Stringfellow had come from same mining town as me - and I had his hymn book one year at Grammar school.You had to list your name on the inside cover and kept the book for the year.
Dad parked the Ford Pop on Filbert Street and we headed for the nearest turnstiles and I seem to remember queuing for about an hour and a half or more before they opened and ending up standing at Filbert Street end with all the Spurs supporters! Nice one dad! You could do that in those days of course. Stood more or less behind the goal and couldn't believe my hero Gordon Banks was just yards away. Remember Jimmy Greaves scoring just in front of us, and the look of delight on his face.
What an array of talent for my first experience of Filbo. Happy memories!