born Phil Holyoak was brought South by Spurs and became
a professional, but failed to make the breakthrough into
the first team.
Holyoak attended the local Castle View Comprehensive School there and captained Sunderland Boys and trialled for Durham County Boys while at school. Although Holyoak was on Wolverhampton Wanderers' books as a schoolboy' thecentre half was made an apprentice professional at Tottenham in the summer of 1975.
He played regularly in 1976-77 senior youth team and made 11 reserve appearances, being upgraded to a full professional in Summer 1977.
Now serving as a Detective in the Metropolitan Police at Tottenham.