Talking Tottenham - And then they DRew
In our third look at how the press have drawn Tottenham over the years. We range from 1901 to the present day as our cartoonists find the funny ans serious side of life.
We start with one of the most famous Spurs cartoons. Whilst it comes from September 1901 and the new season it refers back to the end of the previous year.
Miss Evening Miss is saying "Well done Tottenham Cockspur. Keep up your present form and the cup will not leave London yet awhile. Don't forget you are the "Pride of the South."
Right and Fanny Walden makes the cover of a football weekly on 22nd August 1922. The cartoon clearly 'drawing' of Fanny's size, he is after all the smallest man to play for England at 5'4" Like the top image there is an echo of Tottenham starting the new season as Cup holders.
Below Left - And Paul Gascoigne here from 1990 and fresh from World Cup heroics.
Right - A reflection from our first European Cup game at WHL from a boys comic of the time.
Next its Carl Giles from the 'Express' Giles as we discovered in previous articles liked to combine current events with a sporting reference. Below left and the paper carries a 1968 headline that a Secretary had barred by her boss as belonging to the same golf club as himself. Here Carl has Miss Wagstaffe being informed "to avoid embarrassment my partner and I would prefer that you do not attend the Manchester - Tottenham cup replay at the same time us."
Above right - This time its JAK in the Evening Standard (May 1974) He links the two headline stories that more British troops had been sent into Northern Ireland with the news from Rotterdam that 100 Spurs supporters had been arrested at the UEFA Cup final. The general is suggesting to the Prime Minister "the Paras, the Commandos and then with the FA's permission four thousand Spurs Supporters...and wham."
Below a typical cartoon of the day where a 'match report' was squeezed into the creation. This is the 5th Round game at Everton on Feb 20th 1937. This and the replay (one of the great tussles) were featured in 'Cup Adventures 2. ' The artist is Bert Wright.
Hope you enjoyed the "Hall-marked" save! Staying on Merseyside below left is how the Liverpool press previewed Tottenham strip to Liverpool in 1910. With them have a close look at two points. The points are on the Spurs 'spurs.' Tottenham however would bring them both safety back to London.
A similar view was taken by the Manchester press when they looked forward to our visit in Feb 1938 to United. Tottenham again brought both points back to the capital that day. However United did gain promotion out of Division 2 that year as Spurs finished 5th
This is clearly not from the press but it gives me an opportunity to feature another wonderful cover drawn by Fred Perry. This is the Manchester United game (which we won) but as was quite common) Perry looked back at the weekend before when we had lost at Oldham.
I've put the text below. As you will see Bert Bliss scored at Oldham.
The letter is written in the backdrop of the early days of the First world War.
To close this collection, on the left below we have 'Maroc' from the Evening Standard (1963) while right, 'Jon' in 1967 from the Daily Mail.
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