Want, Tony


Tony Want

Tony Want

Clubs played for: Tottenham Hotspur, Birmingham City. (1967-1977).

Born: 1948

Birthplace: Hackney, London

Position: Defender

Biography: Failed to really make the break through at White Hart Lane and ended his career at Birmingham where sells fish in the local fish market having worked as a Warehouse manager for a frozen food company after a spell in a family business in Solihull.




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Want, Tony I remember Tony Want playing for Spurs, though only as a squad player. When picked, however, he was a steady defender, as I recall. During that time, he came to my school, in Willesden, where I think he was involved in helping coach the school team. I was most impressed to see him participate in a game, or perhaps just a kickabout, in the school playground, dribbling around as if he were George Best - impossible to get the ball off him - though of course this was a way lower level than top division football. Want is quoted in Dave Bowler's biography of Sir Alf Ramsey - they were both involved at Birmingham City at the same time.
30-08-19 mike

Want, Tony Do you remember Jilly, friend of Val and Bev?
21-06-19 Jilly Averme

Want, Tony Going through some old photos we found a rather old and very damaged photo of a couple of Spurs players from the 'old days'. We thought one of them was of Tony we knew him through a friend of mine, Steve Herbert, who I worked with and played football with. We remember going to to his 21st birthday party, Pat Jennings, Terry Venables, John Pratt and a lot of the Spurs first team were there - as a full on Spurs fan it was an amazing occasion.


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