There are a whole host of great images and stories out there in the World of Hotspur begging for your attention. Having carefully reviewed your feedback, today I'm launching Planet Spurs. This will act as a vehicle to deliver them to you in a quick and hopefully entertaining manner. We start with a fantastic picture you wont have seen before, a legend talks about his mother, The Lane that wasn't and there is an appeal. That's just for starters alongside some lovely pics for your delight.
I wanted to start with something special and a team picture I think I'm safe in thinking you will have never seen. Its from August 1906 and its the Tottenham Hotspur team that won the National Baseball championship.
When we covered this before (1) the only team pic I could find was with the traditional 'baseball pajama style' but the quality was very poor. Endless rummaging has unearthed this beauty.
One of these just won rave reviews for his performances at the Under 20 World Cup for England.
Enfield born Josh Onomah (here with Dimitar Berbatov) made his first team debut in 2015 in a cup game with Burnley. Nice to see him give credit to Ugo Ehiogu for his success.
Next the man Bill Nicholson described as the best player he saw, Ron Burgess (left), he remembered that when a Spurs scout called at the family home his mother wasn't very keen on him moving to London as a footballer.
His father had to point out that she was also not keen on him working down the mine where he was employed before she agreed.
Despite captaining Spurs and Wales and playing for Great Britain his mother refused to watch him play in case he was injured. One day when he returned home she did go along to watch him at a local game for charity....in which he was injured.
Victor Wanyama may be a national hero and that allows him on to the flight deck of the national carrier. Next time your boarding a plane I would not encourage you asking to be taken to chat to the pilot!
Such was the Scottish influence at Tottenham in its earlier days it was not till 1920 that we fielded ‘an all English’ team in the Football League.
Above left - Graham Roberts is brought down in the QPR box during the 1982 Cup Final.
Right - Ben Davies lets fly V Burnley last season.
With the 'New Lane' going up at an amazing rate how many of you remember the four stage plan that the club proposed that didn't mean moving out?
Below the manager demonstrates hold up play and on the right Spurs attack the Villa goal in March 1924.
We have to thank Karthik and Suraj for their work on that lovely cockerel at the top and how appropriate as we launch Planet Spurs.
That appeal. You will have seen there is a campaign to have a Blue Plague placed on the old family home of Bobby Buckle. Please go to the link below and support him.
Thank you to Barry on the campaign committee for the use of the pic, right.
Bobby Story is @ http://www.indiaspurs.com/blog/hotspur-towers-bobby-buckle
I hope you enjoyed a quick distraction and Planet Spurs meets with your approval. Do let me have your thoughts as we seek to bring you items that you wont find elsewhere. It does mean we tend to look back at the wonderful tapestry the club has weaved rather than repeating current stories that have been covered by dozens of other people but Planet Spurs will go anywhere for your entertainment.
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