In this latest article exploring some of the many artifacts that have surrounded Tottenham over the years we
Starting with this cockerel which the club presented to Keflavic FC of Iceland when we met them in the UEFA Cup 1971/72. Which remains as our biggest victory in European football.
These days with worldwide scouting, football academies and players joining the club at eight years of age and many clubs forming relationships with overseas teams to help nurture young players recruited worldwide its hard to envisage when times were very different.
A short, enjoyable diversion as we head towards the weekend with our latest collection of great tales in Planet Spurs which includes one of our biggest names giving his views on transfers and money, Gary Mabbutt recalls a game he missed and there is the player who declined to play on religious grounds. We also remember when the park keeper stopped play. Not to mention the police cause Everton problems.
Left - Gary with what looks an interesting beverage.
The first cover story earlier this year produced as a lighter filler for your mid week away from the intense stories that filled the media seemed well received and requests for more on a similar line have now been answered.
Its good to know in this age of the instant there is still time to sit down relax and flick the pages of a magazine.
So first up Dele Alli here on one of our top football publications. Below we find a few less well known titles.
In the season that Tottenham compete in the League Cup for the 50th time, although they first took part 51 years ago, we look back at a few of the memorable moments in that competition.
The 1990/91 season and it was back in the September they were drawn in the then two legged Second Round game with Hartlepool managed by Tottenham legend Cyril Knowles but it was Paul Gascoigne who put his stamp on the both legs in very different styles and also made his mark off the pitch.
With the clubs taking a break it must be time for us to do so as well.
The latest group of adverts, commercial enterprises etc surrounding the club starts with Dele Alli who seems to have been very busy this summer and here we find him in a taxi with the film crew from EA Sports.
Thanks to everyone who commented I'm still looking for classic ads - Jimmy Greaves as a removals man, Terry Venables selling record players, Dave Mackay and Tartan Bitter.
Tottenham nearly missed out on signing Eddie Baily even though he had joined the club as a schoolboy and went on to become one of the club's great legends when they allowed his registration to lapse during the war when it was thought he had been reported missing in action.
Eddie Baily would spend most of his adult life at Spurs, first as a Championship winning player and later as Bill Nicholson’s right hand man.
Talking Tottenham where we tend to look at the not footy, fan stuff, side of the World of Hotspur from time to time as a diversion away from the serious side of the game, with a little trivia slipped into the mix.
One of the fun bits of TT is that they always provoke you into sending in more pics!
Anyway what do you think of the new wheels?
Our salute to White Hart Lane last season is gathered together in this series as we record various snapshots in time of the stadiums life.
Some wonderful and some moving stories as we enter November.
White Hart Lane Then - Now - Forever
The latest set of 'Every Picture' which brings together Spurs images from across the ages which deserve another run out for your enjoyment as we count down the hours to the new season.
Starting in 2011 as Gareth Bale is sent flying.
Planet Spurs is where we try and round up some of those lovely snippets from the various parts of the rich tapestry that is the clubs history that might otherwise slip past you but deserve to be remembered. They are drawn from across the years in no order other than how they are rescued from the files. As well as a few pics I hope your like from the now and then.
Christian, a Berliner, holds a special place in Tottenham’s history as he was the first man to play in the final of the World Cup as a Spurs player. This occurred during the 2002 tournament unfortunately He ended up on the losing side to Brazil.
We discover another set of milestones 'Along the Lane' as we gather together our tribute to White Hart Lane from last season. To celebrate its participation in the clubs glorious history.
White Hart Lane Then-Now-Forever
The Gallery where we look at a series of connected images. With a week before we start the new season we have already considered last season as a whole. Today we turn our attention to one special day, the day we bid fortress White Hart Lane goodbye.
May 14th - The Finale
With this weeks Italian clash we look back at some previous encounters in various parts of the world.
Two quite recently and one in 1985 which UEFA nearly banned.
On a warm Monday evening, 24th September 1951 League champions Tottenham won the Charity Shield at White Hart Lane defeating the FA Cup holders Newcastle.
Two days before Newcastle had lost at Charlton and stayed in London while Spurs had won 2-0 at Manchester United.
Left - Les Bennett the scorer of the winning goal.
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