After the club’s formation in 1882, Spurs quickly established a reputation for playing attacking, flowing football that excited the growing number of spectators who turned up at the newly-enclosed ground on Tottenham Marshes. But there were other reasons, too, why Spurs rapidly gained a loyal following.
Football at the time was dominated by club’s from the country’s industrial powerhouses – Blackburn Rovers, Preston North End, Sheffield United, and Aston Villa from the Midlands industrial sprawl around Birmingham. Those clubs were also from the north of the country, their power fuelled by their ability to draw support from the vast industrial working class populations of those towns. Spurs, represented something different.
Why do Tottenham Hotspur play in white shirts?
When Hotspur Football Club first played a competitive match, the famous white shirts were nowhere to be seen. Instead, the players wore a kit of all navy that had a large H emblazoned on the front – in red!
Connections - Romania
Three Rumanians have played for Tottenham over the years, Gica Popescu, Ilie Dumitrescu and most recently Viad Chiriches. We have also had some memorable encounters with Rumanian opposition and not always for the best of reasons.
We have met them on three occasions in European competition dating back to 1972 as well as several other meetings with clubs from that country in pre-season tournaments.
Cardiff 0-1 Spurs - Match report
Priceless 3 points in the end and they are priceless in every sense of the word. 29 Shots in the end for us. Marshall was terrific for them and it looked like it was heading that way, until Lewis, Lamela and Paulinho combined. Exactly what they can do. Produce a piece of brilliance out of nowhere and that's what they did.
Paulinho for me had a really good game. Growing into our team as a player, making more and more late runs into the box and the winner was just that. Such a clever player.
Having followed Spurs since 1970 at home and away, Martin Cloake knows the history and traditions of this great club. He is the author of several popular books about the club and, in a series of exclusive articles for India Spurs, he’ll be telling the story of just what makes Tottenham Hotspur the most unique club in world football
Why the name Hotspur?
It’s a proud boast that, in a world of Citys and Uniteds, there is only one Hotspur. But where does such a distinctive name come from? The answer can be found with the group of schoolboys who founded the club.
White Hot Lane
There is always something very special about European action under the floodlights and the days before groups and it was ‘do or die.’ Tottenham led the way and were one of the first to triumph in Europe.
As we prepare for the first European game of the season for those India Spurs readers who have experienced it live and those still dreaming of that day. feel that magic.
Spurs v Norwich - Preview
After a long international break,we are finally set for some Barclays Premier League action this weekend.
Good news is that almost everyone has returned without an injury except for Gylfi Sigurdsson who returned with a dead leg,but still took part in the initial training. Kyle Walker certainly didn't have his best game against Ukraine after his recent media problems.
Connections - Argentina, part 1
Tottenham currently have a Argentinean manager and two players from that country registered with the club. Our most famous link goes back to 1978 but we actually have connections with the country dating from 1909.
The International break is here folks. Here's how our players did for their respective nations in the first game of the International break.
Well at Midnight this morning the transfer window slammed shut for the summer and what a summer it has been for Spurs! The window has seen a complete transformation of the squad and we’ve added some of the best young talent on the planet. I can say in my 32 years as a Spurs fan I have never been as excited for a season as this. We have one the best managers around and have assembled probably the strongest Spurs squad I’ve ever seen. What’s more, we seem to have done that with our net spend being £5.5m in the positive!
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