India Spurs have nominated John Cameron to be inducted into the Scottish Hall of Fame.
This edition of Hotspur Towers contains a profile of John and is based upon the nomination letter with some extra Tottenham information and images.
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At first glance John Cameron might appear an unusual choice for nomination to the Scottish Hall of Fame. His career in Scotland was not outstanding, winning just one international cap, although that game did bring the British Home Championship to Scotland. Cameron was much more than just a talented player, suburb tactician and the author of one of the first training manuals. He was a successful manager and a champion of players rights. Oh and the first Scot to captain a World XI.
It’s the magic of ‘The Cup’ this week. In 1947 /48 Spurs were a Second Division team but we reached the semi-final of the FA Cup for the first time in more than 25 years. No wonder these supporters on route to the semi in Birmingham look like they have cup fever.
The journey that we hope will take us to Wembley in the year of the London Olympics started when we were drawn away to First Division Bolton in the Third Round. The game to be played at their old Burnham Park ground. The site of our 1901 Cup Final victory.
India Spurs proudly present “A Tottenham Christmas II – The Elves Strike Back.” After the massive success of last year’s Christmas Day special (1) we set in motion a sequel. Like all Hollywood blockbusters the first thing was to come up with a catchy title. Then we thought what do all blockbusters need, super heroes (see left), good triumphing over Arsenal and lots of fun along the way. Here then for your holiday delight and entertainment another look around Tottenham over the years. We will be looking at games, parties and all sorts of seasonal stuff. If you want to pop back and read last year’s first, no problem I’ll sit here and have a mince pie while I wait.
With the League Cup game this week here at the archives we have a look back at a story that hasn’t even had time to gather dust yet. It’s the trophy win in the 2007/08 season, we change managers mid-season, hand out thrashings to two of our biggest rivals and win a trophy when we visit Wembley.
That season had started badly and we only had five points from seven games leaving us in 18th place when Premier League Middlesbourgh came to the Lane to start of the League Cup campaign. Although we had beaten Anorthosis Famagusta from Cyprus in the UEFA Cup the week before.
This is the last Hotspur Towers before Christmas. We look back at a tale from exactly 100 years ago. A tale I first remember hearing sitting spellbound on the floor in front of Jim, my grandfathers younger brother, he must have been in his late seventies at the time. His chest wheezing as he told me of a day many years earlier when he spent Christmas in Belgium. You may think this is a story of how sport can bring us together or a story of hope or just an amazing tale in a time of madness. It is certainly a story that deserves remembering (1).
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
Flying Down To Rio