Planet Spurs brings together those little stories that are just too good to be forgotten along with great images. Included today we discover the story of Spurs and the bicycling acrobat.
We also discover proof that football does not change and at the same time simply isn't what it was.
Starting with 'The Big Picture', where I feature some of my favourites. Several people asked for more team photos so today its 1981 and the 100th Cup Final. I'll slip some more 'teams' in the widest sense in here and in the Every Picture series.'
As the new season looms you will hear people say 'football isn't what it was.' You might however be surprised that sentiment was expressed in 1902 by one William McGregor who knew what he was talking about. He founded the Football League.
The story about the acrobat concerns Robert Hewitson. Bob (right) was born in Northumberland in 1884 and joined us in June 1908 making his debut V Wolves in our first ever game in the Football League. He came from Oldham and (strangely) had also played in their first FL game. While he was at Oldham he was suspended for having thrown a lump of mud at the referee. He played in 34 league and cup games for Spurs before moving to Croydon. The story below comes from one of the top sports journals of its day.
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