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and quickly found success on the European Tour, winning that year's KLM Dutch Open.

For a few years, Way was one of Europe's most promising young golfers, and he represented Europe in the Ryder Cup in 1983, when he became the second youngest Ryder Cup player up to that time after Nick Faldo, and again in 1985, when Europe captured the trophy which had been in American hands for twenty-eight years.

 

Paul now plays his golf on the European senior tour.

 

Interesting facts: Paul had an outstanding Ryder Cup record of six wins, two losses and one halved match.  Paul is also a former winner of the PGA Championship at Wentworth.

 

Perry Groves – Signed for Arsenal  in September 1986 for £50,00, becoming the first signing of new manager George Graham. In his first season at the club he helped set up Charlie Nicholas for the winning goal in the League Cup final, dribbling past three Liverpool players before laying the ball off.  He famously helped create the space for Michael Thomas to score the winning goal against Liverpool at Anfield when Arsenal won the title in the last minute of the 1988-89 season.

 

Interesting fact:  Groves became a cult player among Arsenal fans, who commemorate him with the chant "We all live in a Perry Groves World", to the tune of The Beatles' "Yellow Submarine".

 

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Micky Hazard - Born in sunderland he signed a professional contract with Spurs and made his debut aged 20 on the 19th April 1980. He was a member of the team that won both the 1982 FA Cup and the UEFA Cup in 1984 where his crosses set up goals in both legs of the final. Sold to Chelsea in 1985 he spent 5 years there before moving to Portsmouth and then Swindon where under the management of Glenn Hoddle he was one of their most influential players in their promotion to the Premier league. In 1983 he was sold back to Spurs where he remained until his retirment in 1995.

 

Interesting fact: At the age of 16 Hazard moved to London to join the Tottenham youth squad, but was prone to homesickness and ran home 6 times in 2 years.

Tony Gale - Made  over  630 senior  career

league appearances as a centre back for Fulham, West Ham and Blackburn Rovers. He was drafted into the senior Fulham squad to replace the retiring Bobby Moore and went on to play seven seasons at Craven Cottage. In 1984 he joined West Ham making over 300 senior league appearances forming a notable partnership with Alvin Martin. After 10 seasons at West Ham he moved to Balckburn Rovers making 15 first team appearances in his only season with the club, helping them to win the Premier league title.

 

Interesting facts: Became the first player to be shown a straight red card for denying a player  a goal scoring opportunity in the FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest. Whilst at West Ham he got the nickname of 'Reggie' after Reggie Kray for his wicked sense of humour.

Paul Way – Turned  professional  in  1982