The second set of Every Picture Tells a Story is now complete. A look at some of the images that might not otherwise get much of an airing and don’t deserve to be lost in the mists of time. First featured on Facebook and now collected together for your delight.
This top image takes us back to the FA Cup and 1983. Hardman Neil Ruddock comes to the rescue of teammate Justin Edinburgh as he carries him to safety. Our Sixth Round game took us to Manchester City. Nayim scored a hat trick and Steve Sedgley got our goals as we came out winners 4-2.
The next image is great action shot and another trip to the FA Cup. This time its 1968. Preston came to the Lane in the Fourth Round. Here Cliff Jones, Mike England, Jimmy Greaves and Alan Gilzean attack the Park Lane End.
Spurs won the game 3-2 with Greaves scoring twice and Martin Chivers getting our goals. Our manager that day was Bill Nicholson who turns up in the next image
.The World Cup was a theme that ran through several of the images. Bill Nicholson turned up in 1950.
He was one of the four Tottenham players that that just won the Second Division in the domestic season and then joined the England team for their first trip to the World Cup Finals
Bill did not feature in any of the matches.
The England preparations for the competition left something to be desired.
One can image that Bill learnt a number of lessons for his own ventures into manager-ship later (1).
Alan Mullery was one of the Tottenham players at the World Cup in Mexico twenty years later.
One of the best games in his career was when he marked Pele in the group game.
Alan was admitted to the National Hall of Fame during the autumn.
Here he is with Pele’s shirt (2).
The last World Cup link comes in this next image.
This is actually White Hart Lane and England met Czechoslovakia in December 1937.
The home side won 5-4 with Tottenham’s Willie Hall (4) was in the team for the game that saw Stanley Matthews only hat trick in his long career.
That World Cup link, the referee is one John Langenus from the Belgium
and he was in charge of the first final in 1930, (3).
Turning our attention to 1984 and the UEFA Cup final.
The Second leg at White Hart Lane and the sides were still level at the end of the extra time. Tony Parks seen here squatting saved the first kick of the Shootout V Anderlecht.
Danny Thomas (5) stepped up to take the kick that would win the trophy but the goalie saved it. Tony Parks would then save a second kick and the Trophy stayed at The Lane.
The next image takes us back to the FA Cup and West Bromwich came to the Lane back in 1948.
71, 853 crowded into the ground that day for the Fourth Round game. Len Duquemin, known as the Duke, scored twice and Freddie Cox were on target as we won 3-1.
West Broms’ Jimmy Sanders and Jack Vernon watch as Len heads for the Paxton Road goal. Len hit eight goals in that seasons competition as we exited in the semi-final
The last in this present set finds us move forward to 1998. David Ginola here is caught at the training round in playful mood.
The next set of Every Picture Tells a Story begins again shortly with the first run on Facebook at the link below.
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Notes - 1 - The story of the 1950 World Cup can be found in Flying Down to Rio, Flights one, two and twenty -nine.
2 - Hotspur Towers - Alan Mullery
3 - Flying Down to Rio, Flight One.
4 - Hotspur Towers - Willie Hall
5 - Hotspur Towers - Danny Thomas
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