In this article we look back at our encounters with the Bavarian giants, Bayern Munich. Who we beat 6-0 in our first meeting and have since played twice in European competition.
We have also encountered them on a non-competitive stage both at home and around the globe.
Every Picture returns with another set of images from the World of Hotspur that deserve another run out.
We start with the night the lights went out in Besiktas during out Europa League tie in December 2014 and the crowd responded by using their mobile phones.
In November 1899 the first team from the African continent visited White Hart Lane. They were from Bloemontein, Orange Free State and were the first South African football team to tour outside their country, although a cricket team had. They would play forty nine games in a four month spell. This was when travel was by ship and tours meant tours. To put this in perspective the FA had under taken its own first tour that summer (1) and Tottenham wouldn’t venture into main land Europe till 1905, (2).
A different 'Mysteries' for you this time. Its not uncommon to come across photos that are either unlabelled or appear (and often are) wrong, even from 'reliable' sources. Today a few that remain unresolved and maybe you can help or at least wonder along with us.
Starting with what might be an easy one. This presentation by Bill Nicholson to Dave Mackay. Its a picture often seen but what is he presenting?
Jack was regarded as one of the finest footballers of the late Victorian era, playing for Spurs for 14 years and was skipper for 12. Described at the time as a player who would be admired by those who like brains over brawn.
Jack would become the first Hotspur to win a representative honour, and appeared in all the major games in our early history.
He is also credited with scoring the first known hat trick and later became the Club's President.
After the events and the debates of the last few days Talking Tottenham takes a few moments to relax and blend together a variety of pictures gathered from the files for your delight.
So take a moment to peruse I'm sure there will be something for everyone. With just a sprinkling of trivia.
End of season tours are seen as a friendly opportunity to raise the clubs profile and extend its commercial opportunities. This wasn’t the case on the tour when the Spurs players were stoned by a mob, one player was attacked with an umbrella and the chairman robbed.
The club had turned down the opportunity to visit Brazil and in the summer of 1914 headed for Germany.
We interrupt your reading to bring you this important message from our sponsors. The Ad break returns with another look at how the club and the players have interacted with the commercial world over the years.
Starting with Harry Kane and here we find him on a photo-shoot for FS magazine.
Joe Hulme was appointed Tottenham manager in January 1946. It was the last season of the Wartime League. Spurs with one eye on the post war return of the Football League decided the side needed a full time manager. Arthur Turner the club secretary had done an excellent job since taking over when Peter McWilliam who had resigned on health grounds in 1942. Hulme who had already joined Spurs in 1944 working as Turners assistant and as a scout, was given the post originally just till the end of that season.
Les Bennett was the inside right in the great side that won the Second and First Division titles at the start of the fifties and followed that with a runners up place. He scored 117 goals in 294 games for Spurs which places him 11th in the all time scorers list. Not bad for someone who didn’t make his debut until he was 28 years old. He scored two hat tricks for Spurs, one a four goal haul V Middlesborough.
For your weekend diversion during the international break, welcome to the latest roundup of art works featuring Tottenham and we start with Gareth Bale. This bust of him produced last year by Emanuel Santos.
As usual I've provided any info I have to hand if you can shed any light on any of these works or have any pieces not yet featured in this series please feel free to contact me.
We feature another Harry Kane first as England are scheduled to meet Germany in a friendly match this week. This ‘Connections’ will focus on the previous international encounters outside the finals of major tournaments , these will be covered later in this series. I’ve listed games with East and West Germany separately.
In the modern game referees are called upon to discipline players far more than in the ‘olden days.’ Previously the referees personality was used to control the game and in my opinion intention played a bigger part in the decision. Tottenham have conceived to always play fairly and within the spirit of the game and since their earliest days have built a reputation for sportsmanship and good behaviour. That doesn’t mean that we haven’t had our share of ‘hard men.’
Last year we explored the inconsistencies that range around just how many Spurs players have played for England. In ‘The Missing International’ we looked at Frank Hartley who seems to be the anomaly. Further research has thrown up some interesting information about Frank and his career, but does it answer the Question, was he a Spurs player at the time?
Tottenham’s connections with Germany includes players being attacked during games, the World Cup Final, a political flashpoint, a player who was jailed because of where he was born and the tour the FA banned. The last hundred and twenty years have been eventful. We have also met their sides twenty times in competition and in each of our Champions League campaigns.
Planet Spurs returns with some more tales from across the ages that might otherwise have escaped your notice. This issue we look at a few stories regarding Tottenham Park (or should that be White Hart Lane) that were not included in our tribute to the ground. There is also another ‘Spurs and the Law’ story. The tales also feature people on the roof, a hat trick that wasn’t and a ghost.
Tales of touring usually mean suitcases and planes, or possibly ships and trains playing various teams in far flung places around the globe. It may then surprise that Spurs once undertook a ‘tour’ that involved playing the same team three times in three days on the same ground.
And just why did the team get booed and need police protection?
Every Picture where we try and find some Spurs images that are either new to you or you haven't seen for a while. In this set we include Cup Finals and Kids, we travel around around Europe and Margate. We also travel from the now back over a hundred years. So as you prepare for tonight's (or tomorrow mornings) game take a moment to ponder.
We start off back in 1936 and the showers at Southend after we won the Cup replay.
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