Continuing our look at England qualifying competitions we start with 2014 which started with Defore scoring his 17th goal for England in his 50th appearance in a 5-0 win over Moldova. Jermain made 4 appearances in the group scoring twice more both away to San Marino. Kyle Walker played five times.
With England qualifying for the World Cup finals this summer we look back at the Spurs contribution and some earlier qualifying competitions. The campaign for 2018 started in September 2016 with a 1-0 win away to Slovakia. Tottenham had four men on the field, Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, and Harry Kane, these were joined by Dele Alli in the 64th minute.
Steffen first joined us from Borussia Dortmund a few days before Christmas in 1998. In five years at Tottenham the midfielder won the League cup (1999) but never scored a goal in his 131 competitive appearances.
Admired by the fans for his commitment to the club on the field he has been seen on the terraces with them since his playing days.
A second set of artistic images featuring the World Cup from over the last 88 years along with some morsels of WC trivia, much with a Spurs connection.
We start with this version on a liberty from the US competition '94.
Below the England stamp which had a short run of 'England Winners' added after the final.
The FIFA Files and in the last part of our look at how Tottenham players have performed at previous World Cup final tournaments.
This time we turn our attention to the goal scorers spread across eight countries and the five men who have captained their countries
A total of twenty five Spurs players have represented 16 countries other than England at the World Cup finals, spread across eight tournaments.
As you would expect the participation of Spurs players has generally increased over the years and the most popular tournament to date is 2010 with eight players, there were only seven in 2014. That last tournament did set the record for the most teams represented with five.
The Gallery turns its focus on a certain Mr. Harry Kane.
Harry has had another phenomenal season. Which we dealt with in detail separately, (1).
Here in the Gallery we add to our little tribute to him in an visual format.
One of our own, long may he be so.
We start with this image from 1974. The Brazilians having won the World Cup trophy outright in 1970 a new trophy was introduced for the next tournament as we include some tales and pictures that didn't make the 'Rio' series.
In the next Files we investigate Spurs World Cup landmarks and stats for you to watch out for during the coming conflict.
With five men included in this summers England squad we take a look at what milestones and records they might reach with this look back at previous involvement in World Cup Finals.
In which we meet Lewis Holtby. Here having scored his first Spurs goal he celebrated by doing a 'Klinsmann dive.'
As well as discovering the World Cup that never was and some other connections.
In the build up to the World Cup we identify a few Spurs / World Cup landmarks and statistics for you to keep an eye on during the summer. In the next article we will look at appearances and goals, details at the end of this article, but today we start with the England captaincy (1) and their goal scoring records. There is also two club records on the England scene set since the last in this series.
Take a moment this morning to applaud Harry Kane and his amazing season, even although injury possibly cost him a third Golden Boot and cast a shadow over the end of the year. Trying to keep track of his various records and stats during the season quickly became a full time task and to try and record them all here would be impossible. We look back upon some of the highlights.
The last look at the art world and how its treated Tottenham over the years this season. So a massive thank you to everyone who has offered suggestions for inclusion. I still have a file full but please keep sending them sometimes a real gem pops up. Also mega thank you to the artists whom I managed to track down and who gave their permission to use their work. We start this time with this clever pic under the Lamppost.
These occasional dips into the photographic vaults seem to have been well received so when someone said do you have any more 'old' Old Wembley pictures, having run a number on social media I thought just the thing to vile away a few minutes as the season reaches a climax and before Spurs pack their hampers and head back round the M25. Enjoy.
The Tale of the Tottenham manager who wore a disguise when he scouted players. What the judge had to say when a Spurs legend appeared before him and when refs mess up should they be sent to South America?
The last Planet Spurs of the season is back with a few of my favourite tales from the wonderful World of Hotspur that you might have missed but are worth remembering...
and certainly wouldn’t happen these days.
World Cup year sees us bringing up to date our Connections series. In the fifth look at our French neighbours we discover the shortest reigning manager at Spurs, the man who left us and became a record breaker and some international records.
Left - Our own French captain, Hugo Lloris.
We interrupt your serious reading for this important message. This was originally entitled the last Ad Break as I thought the series had ran its course and any further gems appearing could be slipped in elsewhere. No sooner had I planned that than a heap of ads fell in my lap. Therefore there will be a couple more 'breaks.' In the meantime this set has some faces you will know and some dating from over a hundred years ago. There are also still a few gems I've yet to track down and the search will continue.
By the time you read this it will be more than two years since I wondered how we should celebrate White Hart Lane. By collecting together various milestones 'along the Lane' the series first ran daily on social media and was so well received it quickly became clear it should be compiled into a followup series to entertain as well as be a reference. If I have envisaged what a Herculean undertaking it would grow to become, well. Maybe its fitting that as the series ends our new home dominates the North London skyline much I hope like the team will for the next hundred or so years.
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