Talking Tottenham - In The Garden
A special relaxing Talking Tottenham as we take a few minutes from the ceaseless newspaper fabrications to admire the garden.
All the picture's included here I've either stumbled over or you have sent in. Lets start with this glorious piece of art. I cant tell you who the artist was but don't you just want one.
As usual I've added in some trivia bits to round things off.
The next pic arrived with a label saying, Michael Curtis, I assume that is the clever soul who created this. If anyone knows who is responsible for any of these please pass it on.
Ted Ditchburn made 418 games for Spurs ? When he was asked what was his best game he chose the 1-0 win at newscastle in January 1947. When the 63,000 home fans gave him a standing ovation.
It wasn’t the Spurs fans that was guilty of misbehaviour in January 1934 as we won 5-1 at Villa Park Joe Nichols our goalie was bombarded with empty beer bottles and fruit and the FA threatened them with ground closure.
Another lovely piece and this comes from Steel Spike.
Great words of wisdom. - Danny Blanchflower once said to a seventeen year old boy who had just made his league debut playing against him ‘ well done son, you could have a big future in this game.” - the boy was one Jimmy Greaves.
Below left - Jimmy and his daughter admire the rose that was named after Jimmy. He is one of the few footballers to be celebrated in this way. Right - The Jimmy Greaves in bloom.
Jimmy Greaves in reflective mood “I often wonder whether my biggest disappointment was losing my place in the England side for the 1966 World Cup Final or being on the losing side for Spurs in their semi-final tie in the European Cup against Benfica… I am convinced that Spurs were good enough that year to have become the first British team to win the European Cup.”
Even in the depths of winter there is something to do in the garden. I think the lines on the ball are a nice touch.
Van der Vaart - “The nights we played in the Champions League, wow, they were something special. For me, that was my best year. You know, I was lucky because it was, in my opinion, maybe the best team I played with - Ledley, Luka, Scotty Parker, Adebayor, Defoe, Bale. We had an unbelievable squad and times I will never forget. I miss Tottenham every minute. Tottenham is still in my heart.”
If your thinking of having one of these cockerels in the garden or indeed on the garden shed do remember the cat's nerves.
And now a word of warning if this is the summer you are putting in the swimming pool you really should check with your love ones before deciding on the design of the tiles
(below left). Even if the neighbours (right) might pop round.
Steve Perryman remembers Dave Mackay - 'even when we trained indoors you could feel the power of his voice through the walls he use dto come into training and stick out his chest.'
And even if you had a rose named after you that doesn't mean you don't have a number of little jobs to do around the garden.
Below right - Every garden should have a gnome somewhere hidden in the planting. Somewhere out there are gnomes designed as Alan Sugar and Jurgen Klinsmann to date I haven't tracked the little dears down. Anyone help?
If all else fails I'll have to try the Gnome Office !
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