For those interested in attending the game information on getting tickets is on our Facebook page. We received this email from BGS member Tamara Dragadze:
I am on holiday in the South of France till September 7th and so, regrettably, I will miss the match! There is a very special historic link between Tottenham Hotspurs and Tbilisi Dinamo, for those of you who do not know it already: During Soviet times, as Tbilisi Dynamo advanced towards the European Cup (which they won!!!) they had to come to White Hart Lane to play against Spurs. To sabotage them, the peeved Soviet Russian authorities took all their equipment and Tbilisi Dynamo arrived in London with NOTHING: no shirts, no shoes, no socks–NOTHING!!! And, of course, they had the minimum foreign currency and so were unable to buy any replacements. In wonderful warm and generous spirit Tottenham bought them, out of their own funds, every single piece of gear and equipment they needed, printed shirts and every detail possible included.
Perhaps few of you are either in the know or are old enough to know this, but perhaps you will understand how sad I am to have to miss this game….
Warm greetings to all,
DR. TAMARA DRAGADZE B.A. (Kent) D.Phil (Oxon)