In the latest German Connections we start with the game that had the German FA stepping in at the last moment, there is our only trip behind the Iron Curtain to East Germany. We discover the importance of bringing your golf clubs as well as a host of non competitive games with German opponents and some early player movement between the countries.
On Planet Spurs we try and find some of the stories that might otherwise escape. On this trip we look at how close Spurs came to being involved in a disaster. There is the story of the team that when they played at WHL brought their own band and just what happens in between games.
One of the great keepers with Tottenham over the years, with great positional sense and wonderful reactions, he remained composed under pressure. He would often come from his line and catch the ball one handed.
Born in Newry he played Gaelic football and worked as a tree feller before turning to Football.
The next set of art works depicting Tottenham over the ages and this time we start in the now before traveling back more than a hundred years to sample the works of professional and enthusiast alike. As we embrace both the conventional and the more 'modern' styles of saluting the club.
The latest set of milestones from our trip down The Lane which ran last season. The snapshots in time as we head into the Spring include the FA Cup and European action. There is England and other visitors. A host of legends including the biggest in the clubs history and maybe fittingly in this series some changes to the ground. We start this block of Milestones however from White Hart Lane with the FA Cup.
With the World Cup just 101 days away and with you probably having something else to occupy your thoughts tomorrow!
I thought why not take a look back at some of the art work surrounding the greatest show on earth (or is that the biggest circus in town.)
Which will serve as a way of introducing this years competition.
A new set of Tottenham images from across the years that if not new to you are still worth an another look.
We start in 1982 with the FA Cup and Hoddle has just scored as we retained the trophy
Another quick look around the media and its reporting of all things Tottenham for this mornings coffee break. From the Clubs earliest days to those of recent memory.
Of course as well as exciting news there is bound to be some shenanigans (and a financial wizard dog) to watch out for.
The rock at the heart of Tottenham's defence when they won the FA Cup in 1901.
The most famous story about Sandy Tait is (the minor points differ in different sources) when he was in the army, on parade the inspecting officer, stopped, looked very closely into Sandy’s face and then turned to the junior officer with him and said ‘Good grief, for a moment I thought that was the great Sandy Tait.’
The Art of Tottenham revealed where we uncover how the artists have portrayed Spurs over the years. This series seems very popular and thanks again to those of you who took time to send notes and images. Like this chap.
I was asked why I hadn't used him? Simple he is new to me but certainly is very welcome.
If you have any info on artists or where they first appeared always good to hear from you.
The first game Martin Chivers played at Wembley stadium was the 1971 League Cup final. He would score both goals as Spurs would win the trophy for the first time. He described scoring those two goals as a schoolboy’s dream. The first came after a Jimmy Neighbour shot was pushed into his path by the goalie and he slid it home.
This article recalls the first encounters between the two countries which all have Spurs connections and a few brief links, late night partying and a German flying ace.
The first international game played at White Hart Lane occurred when the FA invited a team from Germany to visit England for two games in the autumn of 1901.
The next chapter in our tribute to White Hart Lane and this time around there is the European game that didn't happen, several record crowds. An own goal we didn't want to see and goals galore with various hat tricks. A massive milestone from the non-league days as well as brothers and clowns.
The Gallery where we collect some images around one subject, this time we feature the King of Tottenham, Ledley King.
In a career tainted with injury he still managed to score fifteen times in 321 games.
A quick read-bite looking at some of the hat tricks Spurs have scored over the years in competitive matches.
Currently Harry Kane sits joint 4th in our all time hat trick chart.
The leader is unsurprisingly Jimmy Greaves, with 15, George Hunt and Bobby Smith both have 12 while Harry has 10, along with Cliff Jones and Johnny Morrison.
After the recent articles I was asked if I had anymore on programmes. A rummage through the archive and I came up with this set of images which I hope your enjoy and will help pass the time as we await another all-nighter game.
The one think they all have in common is that they are quite rare and therefore should be new to you.
Max Seeburg would become Tottenham’s first overseas player as well as the first European to play for a professional club in this country,
Max was the first German to play for Spurs but he was hardly an international transfer swoop. Having been born in Leipzeg in 1884 his family moved to London when he was just two years old, where his father ran a fur shop close by Tower Bridge.
Every Picture, where we attempt to find some images that haven't been splattered across the internet, some old some new, all worth another look. This time around we go from last week and travel back a hundred years. With on and off duty pictures and a few that might surprise you.
We start with Mr. Gomes taking a breather.
The Portrait Gallery where we feature some artist impressions of Spurs players along with a photograph to jog the memory where needed so you can decide just how close the creator came.
This top chap however needs no such accompaniment it is of course Bill
This time we turn our attention to our meetings with Bayer Leverkusen and 1FC Kaiserslautern in European competition. Starting with Leverkusen who we have met twice, our first clash being in the UEFA Cup 2006/7. At that time you only met other sides once during the group stage and our game fell away in the November, the third of our four games.
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
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