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.
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 published in the Planet Spurs series and is updated regularly.
It includes links to the articles and a note of some of the stories included.
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.
A few people have reported difficulties in locating previous articles referenced due to some technical problems on the website. Whilst our team continue to attempt to correct the issue this article will act as a guide to the articles published referring to the Clubs timeline.
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)
Another collection of images of Spurs from across the years that are worth another look.
We start with Stefan Iversen in 1999 he has just scored the winner at Wimbledon in the Semi Final of the League Cup and the fans celebrate.
The European Championships in 2016 played in France saw an incredible eleven Tottenham players take part, (plus we had players playing in the America’s and at the Olympics). We also had ten former players at the tournament.
with Spurs interest in ten of the twenty four countries, in a enlarged competition, now up to twenty eight teams.
As part of our summer diversion we have been looking at various objects that carried the name Hotspur or Spurs. Last week it was trains.
A number of other ‘Hotspurs’ from shops to racehorses were mentioned in '1882 and All That.'
Today we take a short look at what was happening on the water.
There was one final twist to that season’s tale on Good Friday April 8th 1898 and the United League game at The Park with Woolwich Arsenal and a crowd of 14,000 (some say 15,000 and more locked out) watched a 0-0 draw which ensured we would finish above them in the table.
To complete our review of the clubs adolescence our attention turns to the last two seasons at the Northumberland Park. A busy time with the club winning our first international cap and the first ten thousand crowd. The club became a limited company and it also brought problems with the FA and the ground being closed.
Every Picture returns (by popular demand) where we dig out various images relating to Spurs over the years which are well worth another look.
This time they all come from the Seventies. It doesn't matter if you remember that time or you are relying on your grandparents to tell you about it, I hope your enjoy this collection and a touch of trivia.
As the transfer window finally opens and the super agents, club insiders and sources close to the Board room provide endless speculation it is easy to forget that there was a time when transfers didn’t collapse over image rights.
Indeed it was a much simpler time as Alan Mullery and Bobby Smith recall how they joined Spurs.
On the pitch the 1895/96 season certainly saw some excitement. Our FA Cup run started with a win at Luton before we traveled to the Vampires in the Second Qualifying round. There we lost 2- 4 but after the game we appealed to the FA that the pitch was incorrectly marked out. They upheld it and the game was replayed at The Park. The FA also changed the rules so that any similar appeal had to be made before the game.
Just a few weeks after the clubs 13th anniversary one of the founders, Bobby Buckle took center stage at a meeting at the Eagle public house. On the 16th December 1895, the Monday before Christmas the club met as a whole to debate if the club should turn professional. One of the most important dates in our history and a stormy affair it was.
Planet Spurs tries to collect together those odd stories and images that are weaved into the tapestry of the club and that might just slip pass you otherwise.
This time around we have the Chairman's orchard, a celebration, a ref acting badly, of course a transfer tale and the POTUS himself!.
The following season of 1893/94 would see Tottenham invited to play in the first FA Amateur Cup competition. We started well with a 3-1 win at home to the Vampires, Briggs, Mills and Taylor scoring our goals. The Vampires came from Crouch End in North London and incidentally would play a part in our first FA Cup controversy later.
Touring has changed beyond recognition over the years and it wasn’t until 1952 that we first visited North America, 44 years after we toured South America. Even then the original plan had to spend the summer in South Africa. That summer would be the longest tour in our history and involved beating Manchester United twice in two days whilst scoring 12 goals.
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