Talking Tottenham - Cover Story
Talking Tottenham takes a look at the world of magazines and Tottenham from around the world and across the ages. We start off at home and 'Team'. The clubs official magazine and this included Lilywhite the supporters club magazine.
Here we see the lads taking time off in the their cup winning year of 1967 to help chose Miss Tottenham.
I will slip in some more trivia for your entertainment.
Former player and later kit man, Johnny Wallis - upon being told the team were heading off during the summer to Bermuda he said “Bermuda who wants to go there? Whats wrong with Bournemouth ?
Shoot magazine, from 1970 and Martin Chivers here with Liverpool full back Chris Lawler.
During the Double season Bill Nicholson was asked if he felt the tension, he answered what tension? Its just a job of work if you keep losing you get the chop if you keep winning you win a trophy.
At the end of that season when the club held its banquet they invited members of the 1951 Championship winning team. Also in attendance were the remaining members of the 1921 Cup winning side.
Not just football, here John White (April 1962) makes the cover of World Sports.
John White wrote in his diary in 1959 a new years resolution - going to work hard at the game and try to make a name for myself….
Talking about John, Dave Mackay said - for hours all alone he would set himset a target to land a pass on a specific part of the pitch or chip the ball accurately on to a half crown coin.
Here we go back to May 1968 and a picture from the previous years cup final for Soccer Star. Yes that is Joe Kinnear and Alan Mullery watching Pat Jennings in action. How many of you noticed the photo editor printed the picture the wrong way round?
Below and the French cover their own Spurs star David Ginola. magazine. Right Steve Perryman and Ossie Ardiles make the cover of the S-Pulse magazine (1996) in Japan during their time coaching there.
Football has always been a great attraction on the newsstand. Its 1924, December 6th and the 'Favourite' catches Tom Clay, Bert Smith and Bert Blake 'of the Spurs'
Forward 12 years almost to the day and December 5th 1936 we find Johnny Morrison being featured on Football Weekly (below). As 'Johnny on the spot' the Spurs Thrustful center forward.
Dave Mackay once took over in goal for Scotland when Bill Brown was injured. When asked about his goalkeeping skills he said the best thing that can be said about it is I’m enthusiastic.
By 1984 it was 'New Shoot' and here Micky Hazard is caught in action as he goes past the Leicester full back.
Talking about his move to Chelsea Micky said ‘ I was at Tottenham from the age of 12 so I’d spent almost my whole life knowing and playing nothing but the Spurs way. So moving to Chelsea after 13 years was a culture shock I’d known nothing but these wonderful footballers - O,ssie Hoddle, Villa people who could make the ball stand up and say good morning Chelsea were a long ball team and it took me six months to get them to pass to me in midfield. The Spurs way is the beautiful flowing passing game and once you havve been part of it you don’t want to be part of any other style.
Our last cover, at the top we mentioned the Lilywhite. Before it merged inside Team it was a stand alone magazine. Here in October 1950, the third issue as Ron Burgess emerges from the tunnel leading the team into action. Not a bad time to launch a magazine as that was out Championship winning season.
Very nostalgic, stopping in the newsagents on the way home from school to peruse the magazines, walking home very slowly so you read most of it before arriving, Then swopping it with your mates the next day so you get two magazines for the price of one.
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Right - No Spurs connection, but 1921 and a great cover from 'The Captain'
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