In the second part of our look at Tottenham' s connections with Argentina we discover some more games with their club sides, some guest players and a steam ship.
But we start with our last meeting with one of their sides which occurred in South Korea.
The Gallery when we take a set of linked pics and this time we reflect on some of the great moments from the season just ended.
Hopefully some will be new to you and the rest worth another visit.
We start on opening day and Lamela heads home at Everton.
Throughout the season Talking Tottenham has attempted to bring you its usual balance of serious comment beside a look at various aspects of the non-footy elements of the World of Hotspur with some ‘sillies’ thrown into the mix. Now as the curtain comes down I’ve collected together the bits that drew the most reaction from the readers, bless both of you. While the rest of you can see what you have been missing and amend your ways as the new season looms.
This week the team travel to China to play an end of the season game. Tottenham have several links with the country, having (almost) signed one player from there whilst we have visited the country four times previously.
It seems appropriate that we return to the Peoples Republic in this the Year of the Cockerel.
It had all the ingredients that the tabloid press could wish for, dressing room problems, an injury crisis, penalties in extra time and players registered with two clubs.
It was a 120 years ago that The newly turned professional Tottenham played in their first cup final.
As he turns 24 this summer we look back at his stellar rise to become one of the top marksmen in world football. The winner of the PL Golden Boot for a second consecutive season. Harry’s isn’t just a great goal scorer his amazing record is matched by his tireless running and pulling defenders away allowing teammates to capitalize the space. He combines great technique with body strength and has tremendous confidence in his own abilities.
As the season draws to an end you’re invited to dip into the Selection Box. Let’s take a moment to look back at some of the specials that ‘Talking Tottenham’ has covered over the recent months. Sometimes serious but hopefully always an entertaining diversion between matchday’s.
Who doesn’t enjoy a selection box with old favourites and finding a few new gems. I have selected images here that were not included in the original articles.
To conclude our series looking back at the Double winning season of 1960/61 we round up a few stats and pieces of trivia as well as look at the programmes from that season.
After the double was achieved the government of Ghana said they would invite Tottenham to play games within that country.
Spurs v Arsenal was the largest crowd for a football match in London that season apart from the Cup final. Spurs won both games.
The season long tribute to White Hart Lane draws to a close with the last game scheduled for this weekend. Over the last year we have saluted its vital contribution to the clubs success since we moved to the ground in 1899. This last collection of tales and images, some at least I hope will be new to you, there are some more fan memories and another legends thoughts as well as we go down The Lane.
The Festival of Britain was held in the summer of May 1951 and was meant to be seen as a ‘cultural celebration of the British Isles.’ The inclusion of sport seems to have been almost an afterthought but sport certainly took up the challenge.
Tottenham, as brand new league champions, entertained two of the top sides from Europe and were involved in two other games as well as a festival event at The Empire Pool, next to the stadium in Wembley where they got to show off their cricketing skills!
John holds the designation of holding two remarkable firsts for Tottenham Hotspur. He won the clubs first full international cap.
Then he was first man to captain the team in a FA Cup winning year.
To add to the clubs first major honour, the Southern League title the year before.
Every Picture, where we dive into the photo library and try and find some pictures that deserve another airing for no other reason than I like them and they haven't been seen for a while for your midweek entertainment.
UEFA moved quickly to punish Spurs after coach Joe Jordan was seen using excess force of the windpipe against an oppendent's fist in the game away to AC Milan in 2011 and received a touch line ban..
Tottenham may have been hot favorites to win the Cup Final and therefore the Double but every other team that had gone this close had failed. The teams form had dipped badly since winning the league as players minds turned to Final.
It was the clubs first appearance in the Cup final for forty years, having won both their previous Finals.
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