It may have been a bad night for Spurs at the Olympic Stadium – but it was a great evening in the company of stars in London’s west end at the Premiere of the Ossie Ardiles’ film celebrating his amazing career.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, ever gracious and respectful in defeat, hasn’t given up the ghost – despite an unexpected defeat at West Ham, who are now safe – and has vowed to ‘fight until the end’.
It goes without saying that Spurs’ chances of overhauling Chelsea are remote, but they can still be proud of their achievements and development under Pochettino this season.
Just as the great Ossie is proud of the impact he made at White Hart Lane during his time at the North London club, alongside great mate Ricky Villa who joined him – and others – at his film premiere. Ossie Ardiles – Legends Lives.
Zapsportz team leader Glenn Hoddle joined in the celebrations and was delighted to be reunited with his former teammate who he regards as one of the best midfielders he has played alongside.
The Argentine Ambassador turned out, and so too did the FA Cup – and just about everybody wanted to get their hands on it, including Glenn, Ossie and Ricky – the Holy Trinity – as they remembered when they actually did get their hands on it at Wembley.
Back in the cinema, guests had the option to stay to watch the live showing of the big match, and while there was a large and enthusiastic attendance, most people drifted up stairs for their gourmet dinner, five-course Spurs-themed of course.
Only a handful of diehards remained in the cinema to the bitter end. Our own Harry Harris, who is paying the price this morning! All worth it.
But there were some delighted Chelsea fans at the hugely successful event at the Sanctum Soho Hotel, as well as some from West Ham and even Arsenal!
So many former Tottenham players back under one roof; so many friendships – so many memories. All encapsulated in the film about Ossie’s life and career.