Tottenham Hotspur vs Gillingham

A visit to White Hart Lane for the first time Gillingham had played my second club, Tottenham, since November 1982 – back when Spurs won 4-2 at Priestfield in the League Cup third round. This time the scoreline was an even more one-sided 5-0, but playing against top Premier League opposition it’s the experience that matters more than anything else. Gillingham sold out their 3,000 allocation so I sat with the home fans – and had a good look around a classic ground before it is demolished to make way for the new stadium.

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Corner of the South and West stands
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Brickwork exterior of the East stand
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On Park Lane, behind the South stand
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South stand sign
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“To dare is to do”, Tottenham’s club motto
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The West stand from High Road
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Inside the ground just after kick-off
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3,000 Gillingham fans in the corner of the West and South stands
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Vincent Janssen scores a penalty to make it 3-0
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Gillingham fans and players after the full-time whistle
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South stand
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North stand. The club has dismantled the corner so it can begin to construct the new stadium
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White Hart Lane panorama
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West stand from the halfway line
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Corner of the East and South stands
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Underneath the East stand
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The two scarves!
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Programme stall
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The two teams
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Matchday programme
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Let’s Stay Together rally, Trafalgar Square, London

The Let’s Stay Together campaign, organised by historian Dan Snow and comedian Eddie Izzard, held a rally in Trafalgar Square supporting the ‘United’ Kingdom in light of the threat of a Yes vote in the upcoming Scottish independence referendum on Thursday. The (reportedly) 5,000 in attendance waved both Union flags and Saltires and listened to speeches by Snow and Izzard, as well as Sir Bob Geldof and Al Murray. Larger images on Flickr.