Every Picture is where I try and dig out from the archives some of those great Spurs related images which are well worth another look and will be new to some. That does mean I tend not to use very recent ones as they have been splattered across social media most likely but this top one is worth including.
With the World Cup looming and an international break this week we take the opportunity to look at Tottenham’s connections with one of the countries competing. Denmark is one of the few countries we have yet to encounter in European action. We have however met sides from that country in friendly action and Danes have featured in our first team.
The tribute to White Hart Lane continues and we enter April. There are milestones a plenty including trophies, hat tricks and some 'other' games amongst the snapshots in time of the great old stadium.
White Hart Lane - Then Now Forever.
A look forward to this season FA Cup Semi-final and our previous meetings with Manchester United in the competition. Currently it stands fairly even, in fifteen meetings both sides have five wins and there are five draws. These figures include the two games when they were named Newton Health. Tottenham just lead the way with 23 goals to 22. The only previous semi-final clash between the two sides also going Tottenham’s way.
The FIFA Files are a short run of stories featuring the World Cup. This first one doesn't have a Spurs connection but it’s a tale that deserves to be recalled and will I expect bring a smile, unless your Scottish. The country qualified for the 1978 finals in Argentina and despite no European team ever winning the trophy on that continent the Scots believed it was their year to the extent they had prepared the stamps to mark their victory.
Another browse through some of the little artifacts that you might find sprinkled throughout the Wonderful World of Hotspur to help you pass the time to the match.
Starting with the match-day pennant from the last game at White Hart Lane.
In the latest German Connections we start with the game that had the German FA stepping in at the last moment, there is our only trip behind the Iron Curtain to East Germany. We discover the importance of bringing your golf clubs as well as a host of non competitive games with German opponents and some early player movement between the countries.
On Planet Spurs we try and find some of the stories that might otherwise escape. On this trip we look at how close Spurs came to being involved in a disaster. There is the story of the team that when they played at WHL brought their own band and just what happens in between games.
One of the great keepers with Tottenham over the years, with great positional sense and wonderful reactions, he remained composed under pressure. He would often come from his line and catch the ball one handed.
Born in Newry he played Gaelic football and worked as a tree feller before turning to Football.
The next set of art works depicting Tottenham over the ages and this time we start in the now before traveling back more than a hundred years to sample the works of professional and enthusiast alike. As we embrace both the conventional and the more 'modern' styles of saluting the club.
The latest set of milestones from our trip down The Lane which ran last season. The snapshots in time as we head into the Spring include the FA Cup and European action. There is England and other visitors. A host of legends including the biggest in the clubs history and maybe fittingly in this series some changes to the ground. We start this block of Milestones however from White Hart Lane with the FA Cup.
With the World Cup just 101 days away and with you probably having something else to occupy your thoughts tomorrow!
I thought why not take a look back at some of the art work surrounding the greatest show on earth (or is that the biggest circus in town.)
Which will serve as a way of introducing this years competition.
A new set of Tottenham images from across the years that if not new to you are still worth an another look.
We start in 1982 with the FA Cup and Hoddle has just scored as we retained the trophy
Another quick look around the media and its reporting of all things Tottenham for this mornings coffee break. From the Clubs earliest days to those of recent memory.
Of course as well as exciting news there is bound to be some shenanigans (and a financial wizard dog) to watch out for.
The rock at the heart of Tottenham's defence when they won the FA Cup in 1901.
The most famous story about Sandy Tait is (the minor points differ in different sources) when he was in the army, on parade the inspecting officer, stopped, looked very closely into Sandy’s face and then turned to the junior officer with him and said ‘Good grief, for a moment I thought that was the great Sandy Tait.’
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