john polston - fact file

1985 - 1990        defender

Born on 10th June 1968 in Walthamstow, East London, England.

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One of two brothers, who appeared in the Spurs side in the late 1980s, John Polston was a central defender who was good on the ball, but eventually moved on to Norwich City, where he had great success, assisting the side to a third place finish in the First Division in 1993-94. 

His infrequent Spurs appearances, restricted by a back problem, saw him score just once, following a successful emergence through the ranks at Tottenham.  Not the tallest central defender, Polston read the game well and was assured on the ball.  His calm presence rarely saw him panicked and while his number of appearances in the first team did not perhaps reflect his true ability, when he did make the side, he always put in a good performance.

With no prospect of a regular place in the starting XI, John was persuaded to move to Norwich City to join the growing group of ex-Spurs youngsters at Carrow Road.  The move rejuvenated his career and as well as league success, the team reached the 1992 FA Cup semi-finals and the Third Round of the UEFA Cup in the 1993-94 season. 

Following an eight year spell with the Canaries, Polston left to join Reading on a free transfer in 1998, but injury restricted him to just over 20 appearances for the Biscuitmen, before he had to retire.

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Career Record
 
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR July 1985 - 15th November 1986  v Coventry City   (First Division)  20 + 8 as a sub 1
Norwich City 1990 300,000 ??  247 + 17 as a sub 17
Reading July 1998 Free ??  22 + 2 as a sub 1

Career Record
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
17 + 7 as a sub League appearances; 1 goal
0 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
3 + 1 as a sub League Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 European appearances; 0 goals
Norwich City
201 + 15 as a sub League appearances; 8 goals
17 + 1 as a sub FA Cup appearances; 7 goals
20 + 1 as a sub League Cup appearances; 2 goals
9 European appearances; 0 goals
Reading
16 + 2 as a sub League appearances; 1 goal
4 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
1 League Cup appearance; 0 goals
1 Other appearance; 0 goals

Honours
England international
- full caps;  - goals
Under-21 caps; goals
- Cup winners medal 19---

Milestones
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