The season just ended has seen a record number of people reacting to the various articles as the India Spurs reputation continues its growth. These have come from all parts of the World of Hotspur, including Australia, North America, Europe, four different countries in South America, as well of course from the UK and India and there are several other points of interest that we can take pride in, but first.
It’s now (nearly) four years since I started scribbling for a then fledgling India Spurs with the aim of sharing my love for Spurs with its members, (Good grief! I should speak to my parole officer).
I’m not banging my own drum here but underlining how our reputation has further developed as I also received some rather kind comments from several relatives of people featured within the articles.
Two club historians and a professional sports writer have also been kind enough to comment on my scribbles. I also had two offers from other websites to defect to them. Alright maybe a quick slap on the tambourine along with a salute to the chaps behind all the promotional stuff.
left- ignore all the leaked photos wait till you see next seasons third strip!
Top- Our spies tell us the team have been working on defending corners.
Elsewhere (and I’m sorry to sound secretive here) there are at least three projects that people are working on in the World of Hotspur who have been in contact. I’ve been asked not to discuss them at this point but I think two of them with be ‘going public’ in the coming weeks, so all in all Indian based supporters can feel pretty chuffed with themselves and if my own digital footprint has helped that’s just a lovely bonus.
I’ve always said I would not outstay my welcome and I measure this by the feedback. That and the fact Real Madrid still haven’t come in with a better offer.
At this time of year I normally shake up the blog to keep things fresh and different from other sites and tell you what to look forward to.
Planet Spurs has already crashed on to your screens, and been met with a very warm response.
Next as the world seems to be obsessed with the sound bite these days I’ve working on evolving the articles down to ‘read-bite’ size. There are a number of items in the pending tray (some have been there so long the parchment is fraying) so bear with me. The current Victorian series (fabulous reviews) being an example.
“Oh there be players that I have seen play and heard others praise.”
The downside of the year was being informed that people might find my sense of humour “upsetting.” You will recall I asked if I had offended anybody they contact me so I could apologize and ensure it wasn’t repeated. Well the only replies disagreed with that suggestion.
It does however bring us to the next change, Talking Tottenham, it’s always been labeled ‘not entirely serious’ but rather than risk offending, the contemporary comment will disappear (to allow a free run by those young whippersnappers at India Spurs) also departing is the humour, leaving just a few ‘specials’ on the schedule.
From now on comment and 'sillies' will be restrained on my own FB page, which I will never mention again, even if it was created purely to promote the articles and India Spurs but does also carry piles of unused images and bits. That just leaves me to add.
‘if this shadow have offended think this and it is mended.’
Last tambourine time – You will know my love of Spurs comes from a family that that has followed Spurs for over a hundred years learning the history at the knee of my elders. I will close with a comment I received from a dad who told me his lad enjoyed my pieces as ‘I made the past alive and fun.’ Maybe I’m not as evil as I painted. Always happy to receive your thoughts good or bad but must be polite and intelligent.
And for those who don’t like my sense of humour I’ll leave with this reassuring message,
no cute cuddly animals very harmed in the typing of this blog.
PS - two quotes, one wrong and one out of context, B-
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