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    Brian Judson was nominated by Greg Tanner as our latest 'Hotspur Hero'. brian image 4  

    Brian started following Spurs in 1957 and was a Season Ticket Holder for 28 years between 1970-1998. Deaf since his 20s, Brian used the power of the written word to express his views and spread his encyclopaedic knowledge on Spurs. And in the dawn of the internet, Spurs fans were quickly hooked.

    Brian was a regular contributor to the 'Spurs List' - the first Spurs fans' forum online - and wrote for 'The Legend', 'Spursforlife', the fanzine 'Cock-a-doodle-do' and proved the inspiration for Paul Smith to begin another Spurs online institution, 'Spurs Odyssey'. Sadly, illness struck Brian in 1998, rendering him flat-bound until he was admitted into the Kilfillan House Nursing Home in Berkhamstead in 2011.

    Legendary former skipper and Club Ambassador Ledley King paid a visit to Kilfillan House Nursing Home on Monday 22 February 2016 to meet Brian and honour him as our latest 'Hotspur Hero'.

    Greg who was present said "If anyone could be described as a Spurs fanatic and 'Hotspur Hero' it is Brian. The internet was his window on the world for some years after his illnesses overtook him and made him flat-bound. But since he went into the home in 2011, he's really been cut off. He's been given 'a few weeks to live' prognoses on several occasions over almost 20 years, but somehow he goes on and on. He's remarkable in that respect.

    This news breathed new life into him, it seems. I said on the day that Ledley had a 'Lazarus Effect' on Brian - I have never seen him look so happy and alert."