The next part of our celebration of White Hart Lane and the next part of our new stadium being prepared. We discover what the chairman thought about moving from The Lane in the sixties. Along with some great tales and images across the years.
In this final part of the series we uncover where we have played Brazilian sides in various parts of the world and when Spurs declined to tour the country while the team that took out place ended in jail.
There are also a number of links at international level while we also reveal another two players from that country who spent time at The Lane and the latest connection.
Quite simply you would not be a Spurs fan if it wasn’t for this man.
Bobby Buckle wasn’t just one of the founders of the Hotspur football team he was at the center of every major moment in its development off the field during the first twenty years of its existence.
While on the pitch he was the team captain in that first season and is the first known goal scorer in the clubs history. A speedy winger he remained a main stay of the side for ten years.
It was then back to Cup Action and another game at Villa Park. March 18th, saw us meet Burnley in the semi-final. Danny as we have seen was a master of the psychological aspect of the game. He knew the Burnley captain well as they roomed together for Ireland and Jimmy McIlroy understood why Danny’s nickname as a youngster was rabbit as he kept him up all night talking.
Left - Spurs take the field in the semi final.
Talking Tottenham takes a look at the world of magazines and Tottenham from around the world and across the ages. We start off at home and 'Team'. The clubs official magazine and this included Lilywhite the supporters club magazine.
Here we see the lads taking time off in the their cup winning year of 1967 to help chose Miss Tottenham.
I will slip in some more trivia for your entertainment.
There were some Tottenham fans that believed there was a curse on Tottenham when they were drawn to play the FA Cup semi final at Villa Park in March 1961. Spurs had reached the Semi-finals only four times since winning the trophy in 1921. Three of these had fallen in a nine year spell, all played at Villa Park and all lost with a hint of the fates intervening.
A few people have reported difficulties in locating previous articles referenced due to some technical problems on the website. Whilst our team attempt to correct the issue this article will act as a guide to the profiles of the clubs playing staff and other significant Tottenham figures. I’ve included in this section the clubs Hall of Fame and the 100 Club.
A few people have reported difficulties in locating previous articles referenced due to some technical problems on the website. Whilst our team attempt to correct the issue this article will act as a guide to the White Hart Lane and the clubs supporters, Tottenham Kits and Calendar related items. As well as a few non-Spurs items.
A few people have reported difficulties in locating previous articles referenced due to some technical problems on the website. Whilst our team attempt to correct the issue this article will act as a guide to The Tottenham Mysteries, our involvement in ‘minor’ competitions and tours, various artifacts and photo collections, programmes, meetings with Arsenal and a roundup of miscellaneous articles.
The Cup campaign that saw us defeat Newton Heath (Manchester United) and Sunderland as the non league Spurs drew attention to themselves as they reached the Third Round of the English Cup for the first time. It also aroused several controversies off the pitch.
This Tottenham Mystery is a much darker tale than earlier stories in this series. This time we look at the life and sudden death of a former international player at just 26 years of age.
Tom Bradshaw was an excellent young player who joined Spurs aged 25. He would stay with the club just one season before moving and within a few months he died suddenly. Tom (or Henry as the northern papers tend to call him) was born in Liverpool August 1872 and played for Northwich Victoria and Liverpool before joining Spurs.
Talking Tottenham takes another look at the world of television and where Spurs have turned up in ‘non-footy’ programmes for your midweek break. We start with Sid James and John LeMesurier looking on as Keith Marsh reveals his banner in the sixties comedy series George and the Dragon. He also had scarf and rattle and that was just to go to a polo match. There were several references to the club during its run.
White Hart Lanes official attendance record is set at 75,038, not bad for what was then a second division team. It was back on March 5th 1938 that that vast number congregated to set a record that won’t be equaled even when the new stadium is completed.
It was Jack Tresadern’s last season in charge and while promotion never seemed likely he had taken us to the quarter finals of the FA Cup for the third season running and the mighty Sunderland and cup holders would be the visitors.
I thought it was time for a debate to judge the feelings of the members (and everyone else). Firstly thanks to all those lovely people out there who regularly send in comments, photos and whatever’s.
Over the last few months I’ve have seen correspondents from Poland to Peru taking time to get in touch; it’s really quite amazing, great stuff. I do try and get back to everyone even if at times it takes a while, ‘bear with’ as they say.
Mauricio Pochettino celebrates his 45th birthday today as we take a look back at his career and management style to date.
Mauricio was born in Murphy, in the Santa Fe Province of north-east Argentina, in March 1972.
He joins the local side; Newell’s Old Boys, aged eight. His first team debut arrived as a 16 year central defender.
The Cup Quarter Final saw us making the long trip to Roker Park for the meeting with Second Division Sunderland. Roker Park was famous for its fanatical fans and their ‘roar’. This wasn’t quieted even when Jones headed home after just ten minutes. Tottenham missed several other chances to increase the lead.Bill Nicholson was seen to be visibly unhappy as his side seemed to ease up rather than kill the game and he urged his side to raise their game.
As we continue our celebration of White Hart Lane and its role in the history of the club we turn our attention to the man who designed the ground.
His work can be found the length of the country as he quite simply designed the format for stadiums that we have known all our footballing lives.
Talking Tottenham once again peers into the world of advertising and related areas as we investigate what footballers will actually do to top up their wages.
We start with Gary Lineker and another one from his long running series for Walkers crisps. I thought this one would appeal to my Indian readers.
And a side order of trivia where necessary.
George Graham led Spurs back into Europe after an absence of seven years and warned Tottenham they should guard against the unknown and asked the fans to be patience as the part timers from Zimbru were drawn in the first round. The Moldovan league had only been in existence eight years and Zimbru had won it seven times losing just two games in two seasons.
The Tottenham Mysteries returns and over the coming weeks we will look at several more stories that seem incomplete or where the various accounts contradict each other as we try and unravel the facts.
This first case I’m delighted to say is one that we have finally closed the file upon but the journey to reach that point was a long and winding one.
So lets look back at The Oxford Affair.
Flying Down to Rio
History of T.H.F.C.
Tribute to Bill Nicholson
The Road to Turin
Most Read Articles
The 100 Year War
Interview with Marina Sirtis
A Long Dark Shadow
By Royal Appointment
School Report: An Insight into the Younger Eric Dier
All Change At Spurs
History Of THFC: Part 1
Passage to India: Rohan Rickets
Thanks For The Memories
Our Tommy Carroll
The AVB Files: Part1
You The Jury
The Hand Of Hugo
Connection - Argentina
Creating a Reputation
Flying Down To Rio