With positive news coming out this week about the new White Hart Lane and significant enough progress being made for some to highlight Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League clash against Burnley as a possible opening match, rather than make this piece an easy ‘Twitter based’ reaction to one strand that naturally flows from that, I thought I’d go in a different direction.
Maybe not debate section material – I’ll move if you think not folks.
The spark came from a very simple question and it’s an obvious one really when you consider the first game will re-write history as it creates new – the date, the opposition, the attendance and importantly, the first player to open the scoring.
Many fans would naturally pick England international Harry Kane to take the honour given the goal threat he carries, let alone his goal record over the last few years, but there are obviously players in the group who carry threats of their own and have proven they can feature on the scoresheet as well.
Whilst Harry is who most would put money on, I wouldn’t.
Life rarely works out as simply as that and the fact it would potentially be such a dream outcome and many would say it was written in the stars that Kane opens the scoring as he moves further up our all-time goal scorers list, it’s that very fact alone that makes me confident it won’t be him.
Who takes that honour is utterly beyond me, I just it’s more likely to be a last minute winner from the goalkeeper on the day going up for a corner, or a youngster coming off the bench and opening up their club account than Kane.