The Hot Seat – Fraser Connell

Each month we’re going to be diving in to the minds of some of our members and getting to know them a little better.

Think of it as part awkward segment on Live and Kicking (remember that?) and part Metro interview.

This month, as the season draws to a close, we’ve spoken to Spurs supporter and local resident Fraser Connell.


Hi Fraser!

So, how long have you supported Spurs and which game was your first at White Hart Lane?

I’ve supported Spurs for 35 years since I first came to London and lived in Tottenham. My first game was Forest in the league, August 16th 1980, won 2-0.

Who is you all-time favourite player and who do you favour in the current squad? 

Favourite player, Gary Mabbutt for his inspiration in dealing with Diabetes and true professionalism and commitment to Spurs, he also just seems a really lovely bloke! (Paul Gascoigne a close second… the semi final goal against Arsenal still gives me goose pimples!).

Current squad, has to be Harry Kane, never seen a player develop so rapidly over a such a short period of time.

What is your most memorable Spurs-supporting moment? 

Allan Nielsen’s last minute winner in the League Cup Final 1999 at Wembley, I can still picture the celebrations in my head knowing we’d just won the cup playing with 10 men!

What do you most like about supporting Spurs? 

The history, passion and tradition of playing great football plus our name….Hotspurs…it’s the best!!

Why did you join Proud Lilywhites?

I joined the Proud Lilywhites to meet other LGBT fans and support the fantastic work Proud Lilywhites are doing with the club.

Finally what would you want to see the Proud Lilywhites achieve in the next year? 

More members, increased visibility within the club and supporters and dealing with the continued discrimination LGBT football fans face.

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