Have you ever wondered what it is like to be at home and unable to follow the team to the Cup Final? Despite reports that North London was empty on the day when we first completed in the FA Cup Final clearly many fans were still at home and their agonizing wait for news in the days before television or social media was recorded by the Hackney and Kingsland Gazette.
The following report appeared below their match report, with grateful thanks.
The next chapter in our series looking back at events at White Hart Lane from our tribute to the old stadium which ran on social media last season.
We find a number of interesting visitors, a record score and a first with the BBC.
The Art of Tottenham and another gathering of artist images relating to Spurs drawn from across the years.
This time we start with this one which was passed on to me. Rather clever but little idea of its origin.
As ever thanks to those send in ideas and comments. Next up is another of Tottenham's superstars and Ossie Ardiles.
Every Picture and another collection of Spurs images from across the years that may be new to you or at least worth another peek. This time we find some recent heroes both at play and off duty. There is another team picture and a couple of the boys in the corridors of power.
We start with Aaron Lennon in 2008
A second helping of some odd facts and stats along with a few images concerning Tottenham and their involvement with the FA Cup over the years. Including the year we didn't play in the competition and the year we were banned and still played.
left - 1967
When Bill Nicholson was asked who was the best player he ever played with he said Ron Burgess.
Ron was the inspirational skipper of the side that won back to back Second and First Division Championships, the first Welshman to play for the Football League side and he also featured for Great Britain V Europe in 1947. That's in addition to 32 full International caps, the majority as captain. In total he played over five hundred games for the club.
Stanley was born in Hackney but his family moved to Kent and he started playing football at school locally before returning to London and later joining Spurs in 1892 at just 20 years of age. At which time he was already considered one of the finest amateur players in the country.
He would lead the FA XI on their first overseas trip and help make Spurs one of the finest amateur teams in the south on England.
In this trip to Planet Spurs to uncover tales that might otherwise get away and we start in France with some of the hazards of continent travel, one of our greatest managers gives an insight into his philosophy, the Army come to the rescue and the House of Lords learn about the owners of football clubs. While our regular 'Spurs and the Law' finds one of the legendary Double winners in court.
Several people were kind enough to comment on the recent 'papers' and earlier articles and asked if there was any more. Thus I have looked through the files and selected some stories that may shed some light into the inner workings of Spurs and football over the years rather than match days that may just assume, shock and entertain you.
Rumblings in the Board Room, players wages, Televised games (well half of it) and the refs cop an earful!
A midweek diversion and another chance to gather together a few images from the Talking Tottenham files that might otherwise escape your attention. Starting with, the Tottenham racing car which we featured some time ago and this image shows our vehicle in the pits. We also dip into cakes, toys and tatts! As well as a few odd snippets.
‘I’m certain we can do it if we all pull together at least we can give it a trial.’ Those were the words with which Arthur Rowe launched his first season in charge at Spurs. That 1949/50 season would see Spurs return to the top flight after too long in the second tier. Rowe who had succeeded Joe Hulme had been born within earshot of the ground and had previously been a player with Tottenham.
The series saluting White Hart Lane which ran on Social media last season reaches mid January. Our journey down The Lane reaches a number of milestones. A club sells us their cup game, a wonderful comeback, there are penalties, shootouts and brothers. As well as player appearing using an alias !
Every Picture where we try and dig out some of the great Spurs related images which you might not have seen or deserve another viewing. This does mean of course we are looking back more than at the current pictures but if you have any that haven't seen service across endless social media do contact me.
In the meantime I feel sure this set will entertain you with a mix of action and off duty pics, and even a wedding.
The Ad Break returns to help pass the time to kick off. A series that started as a little fun has certainly proved a winner with you. This time we have one advert you wish you had answered as well as various commercial adventures of club and players over the years.
First up and Gary Lineker from his Walker Crisps series, here he is being tempted by Terry Venables whilst England manager Bobby Robson looks on.
Tottenham have engaged German sides in friendly contests over the years, in this article we look back at some of the earlier ones including the first of these which was back in the early days of White Hart Lane, on 8th January 1901 when we entertained a side touring England under the name The German Association (although all the players were from the Berlin club) as they became the first side from mainland Europe to face Tottenham. Playing in four inches of snow the two sides served up a fifteen goal entertainment.
The Spurs are banned from playing in Paris and the FA are called an archaic organization.
In the latest in our Tottenham Mysteries series looking at Spurs stories that somehow don’t seem quite complete we examine a tale that fails to appear in any of the histories and its all about charity.
The Art of Tottenham returns for another run over the coming weeks, where we gather Spurs related images from the art work drawn across the years. Thanks to everyone who sends in submissions and for trying to track down the original artist, in this world of social media not always easy. Such as this one of Wanyama which arrived with a note saying 'no idea.' If you can shed light on any on the pictures used please feel free.
Or if you have contributions to the series, I'll look forward to hearing form you.
This latest set of artifacts for inclusion into 'The Collection' for your weekend entertainment. Starting at the club's centenary with this lovely cockerel. We will skim over the last hundred years and look at fans and their travel plans. We include the clubs financial side, some celebrations and we look inside the Directors Box and there are a few other curio's I think you might like.
As this season's FA Cup sees the big teams enter the competition we look at a few stats and some oddities from Tottenhams long affair with the trophy which started in 1894. We have reached the final on nine occasions, winning eight, three of those coming in replays. Only two teams have won the trophy more often than Spurs.
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Tribute to Bill Nicholson
The Road to Turin
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A Long Dark Shadow
By Royal Appointment
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All Change At Spurs
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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