In Every Picture we try and bring you some Spurs related images that you may not have seen for a while and deserve another run out rather than the same usual suspects that always appear. The series has its first run on Facebook and Twitter before congregating here when complete.
This set started during the build up to this summers European Championships. Thus the theme for this set carries an international flavour.
This set was delayed due to a number of technical problems and apart from taking forever to load they are still causing headaches by moving and changing size of images etc. I hope this doesn't spoil your enjoyment as we go back to the start of series and the great Jimmy Greaves scoring V the Rest of the World at Wembley in 1963. England won 2-1 and Jimmy’s goal came right at the end of the game.
Talking of games V ‘The Rest.’ Next we find Willie Hall in the England game against the Rest of Europe in 1938. Shaking hands with the Duke of Kent before kick-off.
There is a lot more background information of both of these games in the recently published ‘Connections- England 6.’ http://www.indiaspurs.com/blog/connections-england-6
They say Cliff Jones was so fast he could catch pigeons.
well he could also leap like a salmon.
He we find him out climbing the English defence while playing for Wales.
In each set we try and find a golden oldie and this time we go back to the first ever international game played at White Hart Lane, below.
Its1901, 21st September in fact, and a team of touring amateur players from German meet some England Amateur players (this was before there was an official England Amateur side). There is a lot more about this story appearing shortly.
England thumped the tourists 12-0. The only Tottenham link on the field was the goalkeeper, Wilf Waller who had played for Spurs in the Southern and United leagues over two seasons. His last game for Spurs being a 7-0 win over Thames Ironworks (West Ham) in November 1899. He was with Southampton at the time of this match.
Next up and we find Ossie Ardiles and Ricki Villa arriving at Gatwick Airport having signed for the Spurs in 1978.
Next we find Martin Chivers in action V Poland in what would be his last international in 1973.
England failed to qualify for the World Cup Finals and that would also cost Alf Ramsey his job as manager on a night England had to win to progress.
Talking of Alf Ramsey, here he is in 1950 being measured for his suit before leaving for the World Cup in Brazil.
Tottenham having just won the Second Division title supplied four players to the party. Here we see him being watched by Ted Ditchburn, Bill Nicholson and Eddie Baily.
1964 and Tottenham had two international goalies to chose from. Bill Brown on the left seems to have beaten Pat Jennings to the ball.
The first Spurs player to feature for England was Vivian Woodward. He we find him with his elbow on the pillar. Its 1904 and the English have just beaten the Scots 1-0 in Glasgow and the team are back at the hotel, So they should be smiling.
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