Every Picture Tells A Story where we try and find images that deserve another run out. This latest set and I said there was a connection when it ran on social media. It wasn't a competition and I would of been surprised if anyone actually picked up on it.
As I compile the articles I've noticed a number of them come from the lens of one man. The famous Monte Fresco who was the Daily Mirrors top sports photographer for many years. He was also a Spurs man. Whilst he covered the whole world of sport he left us a legacy of brilliant Tottenham images.
This top image he comes around in front of the camera and gets his hands on the FA Cup in May 1981 with Gareth Crooks
This is one of monty's most famous pictures when Vinney Jones (a Spurs fan) demonstrates tight marking on a young Gazza. in his Newcastle days.
Monty covered seven World Cup's and 40 FA Cup finals. He won a number of awards and accolades as well as being presented with an MBE.
Asked the secret of his success he said “What makes a great football picture? Being in the right place with the right lens and… luck! After a working lifetime in sport for a national newspaper, with 80% of my time spent concentrating on football, I know that I have been very, very lucky. For me it was always about ‘Incidents’. I was always looking for an incident that had gone unnoticed, something off the ball, something to make the reader stop and take a second look and think ‘I didn’t see that!’”
Monty who was include in our celebrity fan boxes. He passed away in 2013.
He left behind a marvelous collection, some are featured here.
Its January 1981 and the same Cup run. Here is a wonderful shot of Steve Archibald in the game with Hull City at The Lane. Tottenham won 2-0.
More Cup action, this time in January 1970 Jimmy Greaves stops to ensure the Bradford goalie is already. As you can see Tottenham's secret to success was when it snows wear all white. Then from the same game a great shot of Mike England caught in mid-flight. Tottenham won the replay 5-0 having drawn 2-2 in the first game. Greaves scored twice that night as did Jimmy Pearce and the other goal came from Roger Morgan,
Next its the treatment prior to the Birmingham City game in the 6th Round replay in 1967. Cliff Jones and Dave Mackay seem quite happy and so they should. Tottenham win the game 6-0 - once again on the way to a Wembley win. Then its back to 1964 and a baby faced (and short haired) Pat Jennings who has joined us from Watford. Pat was famous for the size of his hands and his one handed catches when the crosses come in.
Its back to where we started and Gareth Crooks again, caught bringing the ball down then its over to Chelsea and Micky Hazard and Glenn Hoddle celebrate a goal in the Cup game.
Last up is ex-Tottenham and England World Cup winning manager Sir Alf Ramsey.
Alf here looks naturally smiling.
Not something he was known for when the press or cameras were around.
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