This week we go to see 'Tottenham Toy Story 2' and look at some of the fun things that will help us get through a footie free weekend.
I pretend to be Mr Grumpy while you go to the beach and enjoy a drink in the ad break.
Then we discover the actual mug shots of a former international center forward who played for Spurs and was found guilty of murder.
Wow I cant wait, lets Talk Tottenham.
Well lets open the Tottenham cupboard and see what falls out. Back in ‘TT49’ we had a set of figures that dated back to the start of the last century and I said these were phased out and replaced by a newer model in the 1930’s, well here is that upgrade, see two images below. There was another set produced later in the 1960’s but I’m sure we will get there at some point.
For the more modern child lets pop into the FIFA 15 work shop. A little further on you will find Gareth Bale all suited up ready for filming. Not as you might of thought a protective suit to protect him from Real Madrid fans. While Christian (top image) it seems has just been told the old English saying, Two heads are better than one.
Long before I start these scribbles and I thought it would be of any interest I discovered the head man at EA Sports (sorry the name is gone) is a Spurs fan.
If you missed the first Toy Story special it was Talking Tottenham 51.
Two little stories with Spurs connections that might have slipped by you this week. Carlo Cudicini has joined the Republic of Ireland Under-21s coaching staff.
The other was this one about sports injuries - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/wellbeing/fitness/11485956/The-ART-of-Active-Release-Technique-for-injuries.html
For the more traditional child amongst you how about a table soccer game. However I cant help thinking the company was a little lazy and just put a different sticker on the side otherwise they would be wearing white ? Rather the red and blue.
Maybe you would prefer a game of cards or fancy the challenge of the Rubiks cube (below).
Below that a normal set of cards and center - a card game where you had to collect a team of players.
I’m sure I am not the only one who is getting fed up with Tim Sherwood who seems to be spending more time worrying about Spurs than his current club. Why does he feel the need to come out with anything good at Tottenham is because of him and everything bad is because he was over ruled. I was rather pleased to see Michael Dawson come out during the week and basically rubbish his comments. You have to wonder if Tim had let his team doing the talking for him he might still be at the Lane (not that I’m complaining).
Do you remember that press conference when the press asked Harry Redknapp about the England job ? The club press man said you were told before we started Harry will not be taking any questions on that subject. Harry looked at the press guy and laughed and then answered the question. I wonder maybe Levy looked at Tim and said no, not again.
Here as promised is Mr Bale. That outfit looks rather egg proof which is more than can be said for his car.
Last weeks Hotspur Towers told the story of Walter Tull and his place in the clubs history. This coming Tuesday its back to European Action, of a sort. We recall a story that is better remembered for events in the corridors of power rather than on the pitch and Tottenham got banned from Europe again. Before that on Sunday there is an little extra for you to get through the footie free weekend. Another collection of links between England and THFC. It also includes the six England players born in India.
I know some of you will go down to the beach over the weekend instead of being trapped in front of the TV. If you are going try and relax and take your minds off football for the afternoon unlike some people .
So belated best wishes to Ryan and Danny who were added to the England setup.
If mice and men have their way and the plan doesn’t go to pot we should have another Tottenham Mystery for you in the next Talking Tottenham. In the meantime lets go the adverts. One features Joe Jordan our ex-coach and the other a toucan, you can work out which is which.
Is it just me but…. Last weekend Gerrard gets himself sent off in the first minute in a vital game through a piece of amazing stupidity which cost his team the game and possibly a CL slot. Not quite what I’d expect from any experienced player let alone my captain and role model. But because he says sorry everyone goes on about how it makes him a hero! What was he suppose to say, I thought I was in a nightclub and no jury in Liverpool will convict me?
OK MR Grumpy has gone now.
And in an exciting new series where the stars give us tips of how to be top players, we start with Martin Chivers here showing us the importance of keeping our eyes on the ball at all times.
A massive thank you to everyone who send me birthday greetings this week. That's very kind of you and much appreciated. Ta lots.
So as a special treat, you will I expect you remember the tale of the Tottenham Murderer. It was way back in TT17. If not go back and look it up. Well below I found his official mugshots from when he was arrested and released.
As you will notice he aged in those nearly three years. Whats more I also discovered that when we bought him from Everton their was a major demonstration against the sale but the Everton board clearly suggest they knew he was already showing signs of 'mental weakness'.
I cant close a Toy Story special like that can I. So as you go up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire and then to sleepy byebye land tonight don't forget to take your cuddly with you. Even if its a Tottenham Rhino !
Slightly messy TT this week, must be as there is no footie to look forward to. Have a super weekend and good luck to the various lads on international duty and come back safe.
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