In this second selection of Tottenham's links to the commercial world, in its widest definition, we look back at goalkeepers and some of the activities of our lads away from the pitch.
There is also some trivia, quotes and did you knows to fill in the gaps.
We start with this one form earlier this year with Harry Kane and a Niki photo shoot for England. The question you should ask is just what is the device doing?
Pat Jennings is here seen promoting Clark's shoes.
A little restrained for the man who once dressed as an oil filter and on another occasion had breakfast with Tony the Tiger to encourage us to eat Kellogg's Frosties (their great).
A few did you know's - 1950’s forward, Alf Stokes, was a great horse racing man, and during the summer he would work as a ‘tic-tac’ man for the bookmakers….
That in 1993 with Tottenham winning 4-1 at Manchester City the home fans invaded the pitch in an attempt to have the game abandoned, the police clear the pitch and the game ends 4-2. Nayim, scored a hat trick….
Led Ferdinand talking about the Spurs fans in 1997 said - “At the moment Spurs are not talked about as a big club, and they are a big club, They demand success and if you don’t give that to a club like Tottenham the fans complain”
Next we slip back to 1957 and find Ted Ditchburn working in his grocers shop.
I believe he had several at one point.
He also had Ditchburns Sports in Romford later. Where as my older readers may remember I was taken to see him once when I was about the same size as a shinpad and couldn't see over the counter but he was the first Spurs player I had ever met.
Up at Newcastle, 1977 saw us start the game with only four subs (instead of five). John Scales was injured in the warm up and Gary Mabbutt took his place. The regulations were that this counted as a substitution, but the rules governing this issue were changed because of this incident.
One for just the India Spurs readers, the first man to score an international goal for Scotland was born in India in 1849, one Henry Renny-Tailyour. And totally besides the point Scotland’s home Hampden Park is named after an Englishman
The next member of the goalkeepers clan and we find Bill Brown (second left) at a printing firm he owned at one time. The firm actually had the contract to produce the handbook for West Ham.
Here he shows some of the proofs to a few of their players.
Back to 1921 and when we go to Sunderland, both of the clubs goalkeepers are injured so regular full back plays Tommy Clay in goal. Not only does he keep a clean sheet as Spurs win 1-0. This is only the second time we have won there the last time being a friendly 21 years earlier.
Since I wrote about Walter Tull I come across this from the Northampton Echo. Tull had played for Spurs Reserves in a 7-1 win in February 1911 against Northampton. Tull scored a hat trick that day and described his first after 11 minutes “Tull scored a pretty goal for Tottenham.” No wonder they were keen to sign him.
So the secret of Tottenham's Double success is revealed. it was the plus four stockings.
Tottenham legend Steffen Freund on not being admired by fans from other clubs, “The people who support other teams don’t like me or the way I play, but that pleases me because if the Tottenham fans are happy then I have done well. If the papers say other fans don’t like me then good I have done my job”.
In King Lear, William Shakespeare uses the term ‘base football player’ as an insult. While in A Comedy of Errors, much more my taste, he comes up with “Am I so round with you as you with me, that like a football you do spurn me thus? You spurn me hence, and he will spurn me hither if I last in this service you must case me in leather.”
Ossie Ardiles said of Glenn Hoddle "After Maradona Glenn was the best player I ever worked with. He was God."
Talking of Sports Shops, next stop and lets drop in at the opening of Alan Mullery's.
Steve Perryman in 1981, “ Wherever Spurs play whether its Manchester, Malta or Mauritius were famous. Soccer is about big clubs and star names, but most of all its about people. You can be playing for the biggest club in the world with the biggest stars in the game but if you don’t enjoy it , if you don’t get on with the people around you your wasting your time I enjoy Spurs because at the club everyone from the humblest backroom boy to the highest paid player, is treated with respect. They all equally important to our success that’s what makes Tottenham Hotspur a great football club.”
In October 1974 Mike England and John Pratt both conceded an own goal in the first half in the game V Burnley. In the second half they both scored for Spurs but we still lost
Or if your feeling peckish, The lads have gone round to Cliff Jones's butchers shop for a bite.
A Cliff Jones quote "Spurs are the finest club in the country and Bill Nicholson is the best manager."
Some 'Quick off the mark' goals you might not know - Peter Taylor scored after 26 seconds at home to Sunderland in 1978. Foster Hedley playing a reserve game V The Army in 1934 managed it in 27 seconds and in an Academy game Jimmy Lee took 47 seconds V QPR in 1987.
`And if you fancy a cuppa tea with that Terry Venables (here seen in 1964) will pass you one. His mum ran a cafe in Becontree Avenue, Dagenham. Which wasn't too far from West Ham's training ground.
I really did not mean to say that - Terry Venables once describing a goal said - “ I had a lump in my throat as the ball went in” while Gary Lineker when asked how he coped with abuse from fans said “when they spit at you, you just have to swallow it.”
The it may come back and bite you quotes include - Tim Sherwood said in 2003 - “No one at Tottenham would shed a single tear if Glenn Hoddle was sacked tomorrow The only way they will bring success back to Tottenham is through a change of manager”.
So lets finish this round up by ending up back at the Spurs shop. I'm not dropping hints but as you can see here Christmas is coming and its never too soon to get those presents. So why not give Spurs aftershave this year.
Former kit man Johnny Wallis was once asked while being interviewed for a book about Spurs ‘ what deodorants and toiletries the players used he replied, 'deodorants, their footballers, not poofs.’ (stick with the socks for him).
Once when he was out injured Alan Gilzean is reported as saying to the lads before a game "You'd better win this one lads I need the bonus. I've got a wife, two kids and a budgie to keep."
Another from Gilly "I'm Tottenham man at heart and Tottenham was my club. I don't think I could pull on another teams jersey with the same feeling as I did for Spurs."
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