By Danny Wright
Garth Crooks believes that his day will be made if he hears Tottenham fans singing their Steve Archibald chant against Manchester United on Sunday.
Mauricio Pochettino will be taking charge of Spurs’ final game at White Hart Lane against United in what is bound to be an emotional occasion for all involved with the club.
Crooks, now a pundit for the BBC, was a teammate of Archibald’s when Tottenham won back-to-back FA Cups in the early 1980s and admits that one stand at The Lane stood out to him more than others.
“The Shelf was very special and I was very envious of Steve Archibald because they had this wonderful chant,” said Crooks, 59, in a video on the BBC Sport website.
“I’m looking forward, this weekend, to them singing that song again.
“Just to hear that – that’ll do for me.”
Crooks went on to play for Manchester United and West Brom following his spell in North London while former Scotland international Archibald turned out for clubs like Barcelona, Blackburn and Hibernian.
The two formed a great partnership in the Tottenham squad of the early ‘80s which also included the likes of Ricardo Villa, Ossie Ardiles and Glenn Hoddle.
Pochettino will hope to get a win against Man United in order to not only end the league season at home unbeaten, but also to secure their Premier League runners-up place following Manchester City’s win against Leicester on Saturday.
In other Tottenham news, Harry Winks has sent a message to the squad ahead of the White Hart Lane finale.