After the excitement of Wednesday I expect we will all have been watching events unfold in the courts this week and by the time you read this we should all have some idea how things turned out (baring appeals). TT had to be finished on Thursday so hopefully its good news.
After the great response to Homer Simpson being revealed as a Spurs fan (1) lets start his week with a woo woo. If you missed it well shame on you but do check it out now. So this week we are having a tattoo special, lots of League Cup stuff and of course the usual twaddle.
Oh and Tottenham V India.
Watching the last two away games and once again the fans that follow Tottenham away are just amazing. I was brought up a Spurs fan from very young. Something I expect few IS members can claim so it made me wonder what was it that made you start following the lads. Or after the Burnley replay is it you just like feeling like your emotions have been through a tumbledryer? I look forward to hearing.
They actually have a number of nicknames but in the 1990’s they had a vote to decide on the “official” nickname!
(can you have an official nickname?)
Other bits, their manager Gus Poyet scored his 50th league goal in a game for Spurs V Sunderland and they set the WHL crowd record in 1938 with 75.038.
The picture right is actual at Crystal Palace and the 1915 FA Cup Semi final.
The campaign to induct John Cameron into the Scottish HoF (3) has got off to a flyer. In addition to the update last week. We also have the fabulous support of his family and thank you to Johnny, his Great Great Grandson. Who not only has been helping us but passed on items of memorabilia to THFC.
We also heard from the HoF. Their reply was very positive and I’ve included a couple of snippets from their letter here.
“Many thanks for your excellent nomination, and his is a fascinating story of which I was totally unaware– quite a man indeed. The curator of the museum was already aware of John Cameron, but further nominations from other parties will strengthen the case for his selection.” and “articles, in say club programmes, they can be forwarded to us before August.” Sounds like they would appreciate any support you can add, either by writing to them direct or banging the drum with friends and forums. Go to it lads and do spread the word.
In addition to the support promised by Tottenham, Dresden and Ayr United. Having not had a reply to my first message I’ve written again to both Everton and Queens Park and their supporters clubs. As well as the local history website at Ayr Council and Ayr Grammar School.
I do try and dig out a few current stories that may have crept past you, not always easy especially as I have to tidy this up well in advance before it reaches you, but, did you see..
The PL will make its second ever earliest start next season on the 8th Aug, which messes my holiday plans. No last day date set yet but the European Championships loom….
Brad Friedal took some time off to spend coaching with the USA Under 20 team which contained 17year old Cameron Carter-Vickers who then scored his first goal at international level…
This clip is from the India / Spurs game we talked about last week –
Its back to League Cup action in midweek which also gives me an excuse to use this Daily Mirror image of Tottenham before a League Cup game at Doncaster in 2009 (which isn’t that far from Sheffield) in this competition. Double rainbow over Yorkshire.
The first meeting with Sheff. United was the1901 Cup Final.
Before that we had Lycurgus Burrows (lovely Dickens of a name that) as an amateur. He featured in our Southern League team. He also turned out for Ars (some sources feel he might have been the first to play for both). Then In 1898 his work took him to Sheffield where he joined United. We have met them twice in the League Cup before and we won both games 2-0. At home in 1970 and away twenty years later.
Which brings us to this weeks advertising break.
Its another club captain this week and Steve Perryman use to have a string of sports shops in North London.
I don’t thing I ever went to one so cant tell you where this one was.
When the League Cup winners were granted a place in the following seasons UEFA Cup to encourage the top teams to enter the idea nearly backfired. Both QPR and West Brom won the trophy but did not play in Europe as they were not in the top division at the time. So we were actually the first team to qualify via that route. We also still hold the competitions record for the highest goal scorer in a single season with Clive Allen’s 1986/7 haul of 12 goals.
Its Wolves in the Youth Cup next week. Which means I can slip in that in 1959 actress Jayne Mansfield make history at the Wolves game (4).
Then in 1982 we thumped them 6-1 on the day we opened the West Stand.
As for the Youth Cup don’t miss next Tuesday’s Hotspur Towers for a look at our history and victories in this competition.
Last weeks Towers was a wonderful trip around the Lane (5) with images back to 1883 (no I did not say we owned the place at that time just had pictures).
Ladies and Gentlemen we have a winner. I had actually finished drafting this weeks Talking Tottenham when in Thursdays Daily Mirror was this picture.
Did they know I was doing a tattoo special this week?
Anyway they took this snap at the Palace game last week.
I do hope you enjoyed this weeks tattoo special. If you know the artist of any of these do send it in so I can credit him. If you are thinking of getting one yourself do mention it to your loved one first and remember it is nothing to do with me.
So whilst reminding you to please remain in your seats until the rollercoaster that is supporting Tottenham comes to a complete standstill, I shall leave you this week with
“Que sera sera, whatever will be will be, were going to Wem—bley, Que sera sera”
Maybe we should have two verses, one for each cup !
Come On You Spurs.
f- peter shearman (old non de plume reserved for THFC matters)
Notes - 1 - Talking Tottenham 41 and don’t forget to also check out our exclusive interview with her if you missed it.
2 - Talking Tottenham 6
3 - Hotspur Towers 32
4 - Talking Tottenham 15
5 - Hotspur Towers 33
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The Road to Turin
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Thanks For The Memories
Our Tommy Carroll
The AVB Files: Part1
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Connection - Argentina
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