bill moat's big day



From The "Football League Review 1972.

Tottenham Hotspur supporter Bill Moat will miss Spurs' derby game with West Ham United at White Hart Lane at the end of this month ... he's faced with a more important match on the same afternoon.  For while Spurs are in action against Bobby Moore's men, Bill will be getting married ... across the road from White Hart Lane.

Readers of the "Review" last season will remember that Bill and his fiancée Susan Sumpter were a couple with a problem.  They arranged their wedding day on a Saturday in Late September but were unable to find out whether it clashed with one of Spurs' home games.

Apart from the fact that Boll does not like missing any Tottenham games at White Hart Lane, the main problem is the wedding is to take place at St. Pauls' Church - 50 yards from Tottenham's ground.  And around this time, Bill will slipping the ring on Susan's finger, Spurs will be battling it out with West Ham across the road.

Says Susan, "We're keeping our fingers crossed that the match won't interfere with the ceremony.  We didn't see Tottenham's fixtures until a few weeks ago when all the wedding arrangements had been made.  It's a pity that the ceremony clashes with the home game - particularly one against another London club - but there's not much we can do about it now.
The main problem will be to find enough space for guests to park their cars  and we're hoping that the local Police will help. We're also hoping that those in the church will be able to hear the ceremony above the noise of the crowd over the road."

So, if you are at White Hart Lane for the West Ham game and SPurs score after about half an hour  - don't shout too loudly - Remember that Bill and Susan will be saying 'I Do' just across the road.

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