In the season that Tottenham compete in the League Cup for the 50th time, although they first took part 51 years ago, we look back at a few of the memorable moments in that competition.
The 1990/91 season and it was back in the September they were drawn in the then two legged Second Round game with Hartlepool managed by Tottenham legend Cyril Knowles but it was Paul Gascoigne who put his stamp on the both legs in very different styles and also made his mark off the pitch.
With the clubs taking a break it must be time for us to do so as well.
The latest group of adverts, commercial enterprises etc surrounding the club starts with Dele Alli who seems to have been very busy this summer and here we find him in a taxi with the film crew from EA Sports.
Thanks to everyone who commented I'm still looking for classic ads - Jimmy Greaves as a removals man, Terry Venables selling record players, Dave Mackay and Tartan Bitter.
Tottenham nearly missed out on signing Eddie Baily even though he had joined the club as a schoolboy and went on to become one of the club's great legends when they allowed his registration to lapse during the war when it was thought he had been reported missing in action.
Eddie Baily would spend most of his adult life at Spurs, first as a Championship winning player and later as Bill Nicholson’s right hand man.
Talking Tottenham where we tend to look at the not footy, fan stuff, side of the World of Hotspur from time to time as a diversion away from the serious side of the game, with a little trivia slipped into the mix.
One of the fun bits of TT is that they always provoke you into sending in more pics!
Anyway what do you think of the new wheels?
Our salute to White Hart Lane last season is gathered together in this series as we record various snapshots in time of the stadiums life.
Some wonderful and some moving stories as we enter November.
White Hart Lane Then - Now - Forever
The latest set of 'Every Picture' which brings together Spurs images from across the ages which deserve another run out for your enjoyment as we count down the hours to the new season.
Starting in 2011 as Gareth Bale is sent flying.
Planet Spurs is where we try and round up some of those lovely snippets from the various parts of the rich tapestry that is the clubs history that might otherwise slip past you but deserve to be remembered. They are drawn from across the years in no order other than how they are rescued from the files. As well as a few pics I hope your like from the now and then.
Christian, a Berliner, holds a special place in Tottenham’s history as he was the first man to play in the final of the World Cup as a Spurs player. This occurred during the 2002 tournament unfortunately He ended up on the losing side to Brazil.
We discover another set of milestones 'Along the Lane' as we gather together our tribute to White Hart Lane from last season. To celebrate its participation in the clubs glorious history.
White Hart Lane Then-Now-Forever
The Gallery where we look at a series of connected images. With a week before we start the new season we have already considered last season as a whole. Today we turn our attention to one special day, the day we bid fortress White Hart Lane goodbye.
May 14th - The Finale
With this weeks Italian clash we look back at some previous encounters in various parts of the world.
Two quite recently and one in 1985 which UEFA nearly banned.
On a warm Monday evening, 24th September 1951 League champions Tottenham won the Charity Shield at White Hart Lane defeating the FA Cup holders Newcastle.
Two days before Newcastle had lost at Charlton and stayed in London while Spurs had won 2-0 at Manchester United.
Left - Les Bennett the scorer of the winning goal.
Spurs go on a spending spree, the fans lining the ropes are intoxicated with delight and Spurs score much to the great surprise of the visitors. The Rumour mill is in full flow and supporters are asked to be more sparing in their criticisms of players. While the full back has a dashing game.
Football reporting has changed over the years and is a delightful insight into the club. Join me for a quick perusal of the Victorian media and be surprised just how little the game has changed.
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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 articles relating to various photographic collections, art works and how the newspapers have covered Spurs over the years and is updated regularly.
The Art of Tottenham returns with another collection of Spurs related images. This time around I thought we would go for a series of likenesses and you can decide how well they did. Again thanks to the several artists who agreed to let us use their work.
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This article will be updated regularly.
Some more milestones as we travel along The Lane. Over the last year we investigated the history of White Hart Lane. Revealing various events at the ground during its history. Sometimes it was the back drop to the teams triumphs and on others it took center stage. This is the fourth part of the collected 'snapshots'
Planet Spurs brings together those little stories that are just too good to be forgotten along with great images. Included today we discover the story of Spurs and the bicycling acrobat.
We also discover proof that football does not change and at the same time simply isn't what it was.
Another major milestone in Tottenham’s early history was the appointment of its first manager. Frank Brettell, was certainly a character, an Irish Liverpuddian, and has been described as ‘A jovial, assured but impatient man.’ He was secretary-manager of St Domingo’s (later Everton) whom he had helped found and also worked as a columnist and reporter for the Liverpool press. As well as being a pupil teacher (2)
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