On 31st December 1987, Terry Venables strengthened his struggling
Tottenham side with the £550, 000 signing of Terry Fenwick from Queens
Park Rangers. Spurs fans could have been forgiven for baulking at the
sight of the centre back, as it was Fenwick's extra time equaliser that
had taken the North Londoners to a replay in the 1982 FA Cup Final.
However, they surely would have been grateful for the capture of an
established England international and mainstay of the 1986 World Cup
squad, an uncompromising tackler who was also comfortable at fullback.
Fenwick was a particularly welcome addition to a side that was still
reeling from the summer departures of Richard Gough and Glenn Hoddle,
and had gone nine games without a win from the middle of October to