Planet Spurs returns for a second series in which we try to locate those little tales from the Wonderful World of Hotspur that you might otherwise have missed and which deserve to be recalled.
We will come to these gentlemen in a moment as well as a few thoughts from Bill Nicholson but first this lovely story that surfaced during some research.
Every Picture returns for the new season and (hopefully) we will discover some more Spurs related images that you haven't seen before or at least are worth another viewing. We will be crossing the last hundred years or so looking for great action pictures as well as some off-duty moments.
Starting the season with Moussa Dembele against Manchester United.
With Tottenham due to play one of the most famous Spanish sides this week in America we take a look back at our previous connections.
One memorable encounter in European action as well as when we met at Wembley Stadium.
When we met in the semi-final of the European Cup Winners Cup in April 1982 it was not the Barcelona we know these days famed for their football this was an era when they were known for their more robust approach to the contest.
These days’ tours are very quick and involve promoting the brand as much as performing. As we have seen before touring use to be very different.
This time we turn our attention to the summer of 1976 and the games that never seemed to end.
The Grand tour that year would see Spurs encircle the globe, play in three continents and take a month doing so.
The Art of Tottenham returns with some more examples of how the artist, professional and amateur, have seen Spurs over the years.
Many thanks to the various people who have sent in items unfortunately I have little information to share re the creators but we are in your debt. If you can shred any light please do so.
We start this new season with the manager and his passion.
In this article we look at one of the Spaniards who played for Tottenham and another European encounter.
Getafe came to White Hart Lane in the UEFA Cup in October 2007. At that time teams only met each other once at this point of the competition. Tottenham were having a poor time and it had been decided that Martin Jol would leave the club and the news was leaked just before the game.
As we enter the brief period before the summer tour and nothing but the mindless transfer fantasies to occupy us I thought something lighter to pass a few minutes.
Over part of the season just finished on ‘away days’ I posted various programmes from previous Spurs games on that ground. I wasn’t convinced how well this idea was working until I stopped.
Clearly a number of people enjoyed them. I tried to use programmes that had a Tottenham or at least an artistic interest.
The Ad Break where we look back at various aspects of commercial enterprises and activities the club and players have been involved with over the last hundred years or thereabouts.
This look starts with our trip to Cyprus for European action and ESPN's coverage.
In part 2, we remember our first competitive Spanish encounter which brought our first European trophy as we look at our meetings with Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad. As well as two unusually games England have played.
Our first competitive meeting with a Spanish club was the final of 1963 European Cup Winners Cup when we faced Atletico Madrid in Rotterdam.
Throughout each season I seem to collect a number of images and bits that don't seem to fit into other articles and they are then gathered up along with those already laying in the files into these little 'collectives' for your perusal over coffee. These sometimes attract more feedback than the articles that take effort, maybe there is a message there. Many of these pics, and much more, arrive via you the reader so a massive thanks to you and more power to your send button, keep them coming. Enjoy.
An essential member of the side that won the Second and First Divisions titles.
The outside left, he was just as good with both feet, was described as being speedy with a speedy unorthodox style which allowed him to pop up in a variety of positions across the pitch.
I thought we had exhausted the subject of Tottenham appearing on various magazine covers when it was used as a mid week diversion last season. However since I announced its demise these new titles rattled into the inbox, so thanks to you all who responded. Any new titles or just amazing Spurs related covers welcome. We start this roundup in the current day but will slip back nearly a hundred years and find ourselves in several countries. Starting with Fantasy Football magazine from the season just ended, surely Harry Kane was in many of your teams.
Every Picture the series that tries to find Spurs related pictures that you might not have seen before or at least are worth another look. I try and avoid pictures that have been splattered the length of social media, (not always easy as I try and avoid it myself). This does also mean that a number delve back into the clubs distant past and sometimes the quality may not be as good as we would sometimes like. That's the annual introduction out the way , Enjoy.
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