Peter McWilliams might not be a well known name to the younger supporter but he holds a special place in the clubs history. Our longest serving manager he developed ‘The Spurs Way’ of playing and was a major influence on the careers of future championship winning managers Bill Nicholson and Arthur Rowe.
He won the Second Division title and led Spurs to the best finish by any London club in Division One and brought the FA Cup home.
Some more Tottenham memories and their musical efforts. Starting with Gazza with Lindsfarne and Paul Gascoigne's version of their classic 'Fog on the Tyne.'
Welcome to another set of artistic interpretations of Tottenham over the years. Once again I've tried to identify the artist where possible. Thanks to all the wonderful artists for their use. Anyone able to shed some more light on any of the images please do so. There are a couple I think I know who the artist is and apologies if I've got that wrong.
First up and this top pic is (almost certainly) David Squires who draws for the Guardian. Harry Redknapp of course, I suspect from the time of his trial as Buster the dog is featured.
I thought we would take another look at Spurs programmes as the previous articles were well received. Having delved through the files unfortunately a vast number are not of the quality needed to publish here. However here are a few which I hope your enjoy that are from the 'golden age' of progs. The period before the Second World War when a different cartoon adorned the front cover of each of four page issues. They are mostly the work of Fred Perry.
This League Cup tale takes us back to a game at the start of February 1987 when we put West Ham out of the competition by beating them 5-0 at White Hart Lane.
Although a great team performance on the night by David Pleats side it was one player who stole the headlines. Clive Allen scoring a hat trick in just nine minutes.
Planet Spurs where we recall some great tales and pictures embroidered in the clubs rich tapestry.
In this edition we find a quick thinking captain, there is confusion on tour and a tragedy at The Lane.
top- The Goodyear airship over White Hart Lane.
Another round up of Tottenham related adverts and commercial activates for you to peruse before the kick off later tonight (tomorrow morning). And a glimpse of some trivia.
Looks like Gareth Bale has the world on his shoulders or is it just the marketing men?
Every Picture where I try and dig out a few Tottenham related images from the files which should have another airing for your pleasure and what better way to pass a few minutes to the early hours when Spurs kick off.
This time we start with Jurgen Klinsmann against Leeds 1995.
When I launched the Tottenham Mysteries a year ago one of the first stories we looked at was ‘The Game Time Forgot’ and Real Madrid’s visit to White Hart Lane in 1925. Responses came from three different continents and from some very well known names in the World of Hotspur. The question in this follow up article however is ‘are we any closer to the answer?
Two of our players are marooned in Scotland, our skipper is in court and the schools are closed because Spurs are coming to town. As well as the goalie who went on strike. So as you prepare for the weekends game and need a break from the usual internet waffle then maybe Planet Spurs is for you.
We seek to bring to your attention some of the stories that might otherwise escape your attention and are well worth retelling as we explore the annuals of our clubs rich tapestry.
Concluding the story of Tottenham's great triumph of 1901 when they won the FA Cup. The only non-league side to do so since the Football League had been formed. A defining moment in the young club's history. As with so much in that history controversy would raise its head.
Continuing the story of Tottenham's 1901 Cup triumph. The mood in the Spurs camp must have been even better when the draw sent us to Reading in the next round. The only other Southern League side left in the competition. The sides had already met four times that season with Spurs winning twice at home, the second just a week before the Cup tie. At Elm Park we had lost and drawn.
In Tottenham’s first season at White Hart Lane they had celebrated by winning the clubs first major honour, the Southern League. The press had dubbed them the Flower of the South and at last thought they had a team to match the dominance of the northern sides. Few however would have expected John Cameron’s Tottenham to go even better that following season while each step brought records and controversy.
Another collection of art work featuring Spurs from across the years. From the serious to frivolous. Again I've given (what little) detail I have on these and if you can shed any further light please do so.
First up is Harry Kane at the Euros when England put him on corner duty. The artist is David Squires. He does draw for the Guardian but if this is where it appeared there I cant say.
Long, long ago I included in a Talking Tottenham a short poem and at that time suggested I would dig out some more. Its taken a while for this small collection to be assembled.
Here for your pleasure, and as my calendar informs me that this should be World Poetry Day, are a couple more.
Starting with probably the most famous in the annuls of the club. We go back to the turn of the last century.
Continuing the story of Tottenham’s connections with the England side in games played at Wembley (from Connections- England 8).
Kicking off this time with Eric Dier who scored his first Wembley goal for England goal in September 2017 in the win over Slovakia.
Jimmy Dimmock ensured himself a special place in our history when he scored the only goal in the 1921 FA Cup final at just 20 years of age.
He would become the first Spurs player to hit 100 Football League goals as he finished with 112 first team goals from 438 games which places him in 12th place in our all time scorers list.
As Tottenham are playing all their games at Wembley Stadium this season ‘Connections’ turns its attention to a few of the first and notable occasions linking Spurs and England in games played at the National Stadium. For other connections with England and Tottenham at the stadium see links at the end of the article.
Every Picture returns with another set of Spurs related pics that deserve another run out for your pleasure. Gathered from across the years, this time we range back over the last ninety years. Hopefully some will be new to you and some you will not have seen for awhile.
Starting with Benoît Assou-Ekotto in mid flight.
Flying Down to Rio
History of T.H.F.C.
Tribute to Bill Nicholson
The Road to Turin
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Interview with Marina Sirtis
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By Royal Appointment
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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