In case you need a break from the endless unbelievable transfer stories here is a short commercial break. Some of these appeared in the previous incarnation of Talking Tottenham, indeed they often drew more response than the serious stuff. I've also dug out a pile more for your enjoyment.
So settle down with your cuppa for a few moments. Don't worry the nonsense stories will be back shortly.
This first image was when we had Holsten as our sponsors and someone thought if they projected the shirt on this tatty old building just down the road!
In this series we will use adverts in their loosed meaning but I'm sure you forgive us. We will also talk about some of the ads you never saw, and sadly, the ones that I cant find. We will continue to look. I will slip in another trawl of trivia as there is only so much you can say about some ads.
Next up and trying to be mean looking rejects from the Godfather we find Gary Lineker here with Bryan Robson and Ian Rush as they try and ensure you have protection.
Well in this case shin pads.
Gary of course has featured in endless adverts over the years for well just about everything and we will be looking back at some of his other endevours as we proceed.
Below and what a once in a lifetime offer -
with every used car you get a free Glen Hoddle.
Now just for you who think being a top footballer is easy let me explain life still has its problems.
Does Gazza wear the Brooks boots or should he go with the Puma? No wonder he is upset.
Two ads you did not see - Dave Mackay was approached but declined, one was for a hair care product the other was for stair lifts.
Dave did appear in a beer advert but still trying to track that one.
Micky hazard suffered an eye injury in 1983 and he received a years supply of steak from a local butcher called Robinsons, The same shop had earlier sponsored Ricki Villa, who of course these days owns a cattle ranch in Argentina.
Of course Adverts have appealed to peoples loyalties since well, at least 1901. As this little
lad with foot on the ball and 'Buck up Spurs' over his head attempts to convince us Tottenham will win the Cup that year.
And drinking Abbott's Milk will certainly help them.
Below we have Danny Blanchflower and back in the sixties he would appear on our TV screens and go 'hello there' as he promoted Weetabix. As you can see he then followed this up with appearances on the back of the cereal packets and explaining we should be 'eating for energy.'
In case your wondering if eating Weetbix made me a better player the answer is no.
Of course Danny was only following in the boot steps of England's World Cup winning manager Sir Alf Ramsey (below).
Of course back when plain old Alf was the best right back in the country and wore the Lilywhite he also promoted healthy eating and offered helpful hints to youngsters.
As you will see this was just one of a series of such adverts.
What makes this one interesting is that Alf himself said he didn't like heading the ball.
But enough about Healthy eating - Lets pop into Burger King and Jimmy Greaves is picking up a take away.
That's all for this first collection. We will be back with some more but in the meantime please remember that the Club Shop is not open on Thursdays.
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