Atlanta Spurs Supporters Club

This month, we introduce a new feature on the ATL Spurs website – Member Profiles. We’re starting with our Chairman, Michael Constantinou. Look for regular posts. And if you’d like to be featured, please let us know at atlantaspursclub@gmail.com

 

13936714_10209839689299977_1935995603_n1) How did you become a Spurs fan?

Growing up a mile away from White Hart Lane all of my friends and family were Tottenham supporters so there really wasn’t much to think about. I also grew up at a time when the team was quite successful seeing us win back to back FA Cups in 1981/82 and the UEFA Cup in 1984 all by the age of ten so being a Spurs supporter was a no brainer really.

2) Have you been to a match at White Hart Lane?

Yes, many. I was a season ticket holder before I moved to America and while that was predominantly during the 90’s when we were consistently a mid-table team, I was fortunate enough to see some great players play for us such as Teddy Sheringham, Jurgen Klinsmann, David Ginola and a young Ledley King breaking into the team. I also try to catch a game whenever I’m back in London.

3) What’s your favorite Tottenham Hotspur moment?

That’s a tough one as there have been so many. I would say Gazza’s free-kick in the 1991 FA Cup Semi-Final was probably right up there for a number of reasons. The goal itself was spectacular and still stands as one of our greatest ever goals but aside from that it was against that lot down the road in a special North London Derby – the first FA Cup Semi-Final to be played at Wembley, which up to that point was reserved for the showpiece final. Living in North London at the age of seventeen, my entire circle of friends consisted of Spurs and Arsenal fans. It’s always good to get one over on our fiercest rivals but to beat them in a semi-final at Wembley and then go on to win the cup was very special.

4) Who is your favorite Spurs player and why?

That’s another hard question as we have so many good players in this current team but my favorite player has to be Harry Kane. An obvious reason would be because of the amount of goals he scores and his importance to the team but more than that, he truly “gets it”. He’s been a supporter like us and knows how it feels to want to win so badly. You get the feeling with so many of today’s players that it’s just a job to them and they don’t really feel for the club but with Harry you know that’s not the case. You can see it in how hard he tries and how he celebrates his goals. He’s one of our own!

5) Where are you from originally?

I was born and raised in North London although both of my parents are from Cyprus so I’m Greek Cypriot.

6) What is your professional background?

I’m an IT Project Manager. I currently work for Intercontinental Hotels Group.

7) Did you play organized football/soccer?

I wish 🙂

8)  What would your fellow Atlanta Spurs members be surprised to learn about you?

That I’m a really great guy? No? Ok. When I was younger, I appeared in a music video for disco/pop group Boney M. They were moderately popular in Europe in the late 70’s and early 80’s. I never got to see the video back then and for many years I wondered what came of it but through the marvels of modern technology it can be found on YouTube and has almost 2 million hits! I’m the kid in the blazer eating ice cream at 3:32

https://youtu.be/WqWxVoEH-o8

Enjoy!

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Tomorrow 👀 #coys #thfc @harrykane @mannysgrantpark ...

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First game of the season baby!!!!!!
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Sorry...this is all I see.... not even Flintstones.. #coys #thfc @spursofficial ...

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Atlanta spurs is committed to the inclusion and recognition of all members regardless of race, age, culture, ability, ethnicity or nationality, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, religious affiliation, and socioeconomic status. #equality #coys ...

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Toby wan kenobi until 2023!!! #atlspurs #coys #thfc @mannysgrantpark @tobyalderweireld ...

Courtesy of our friends at Mannys and Guinness, when you buy a pint of Guinness this Sunday, you get to keep a collectors edition glass (while supplies last)! Guinness wants us to beat the plastics. Can’t wait to see everyone for a massive match for top four placing! 🍺🍺🍺🍺COYS! @mannysgrantpark @guinnessus #guinness #atlspurs #coys #thfc ...

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See ya’ll tomorrow! #atlspurs @mannysgrantpark @hm_son7 ...

First game at our new home pub!!! #atlspurs #coys #thfc @mannysgrantpark @harrywinks @spursofficial ...

After an exhaustive search evaluating pubs all over Metro Atlanta which also saw us hosting trial games at a number of potential venues, we are happy to finally announce that Atlanta Spurs has a new permanent home... Manny’s Grant Park!

The ownership and staff at Manny’s are super excited to partner with us to make Manny’s the go to destination for Spurs matches in Atlanta. We now look forward to decorating our new home, settling in, and getting back to the business of watching Spurs together.
This period of temporary homelessness has coincided with a downturn in fortunes on the field so we hope the opposite is now true and we look forward to seeing everybody this weekend to celebrate the start of better times ahead.
COYS!! #atlspurs @mannysgrantpark
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International break finally over!!!!! #atlspurs ...

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Wishing all our Jewish friends a sweet new year! 🍎🍯 #Coys #atlspurs #roshhashana #shanahtovah ...

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