Its the advertising break where we look back at some of the endeavours of the club and the players over the years. In this third assortment there are some interesting commercials showing how that industry has also changed over time.
We start with one from the club and its back to the late eighties and early nineties. The Spurs Line was a pre-recorded daily news update on a premium phone line fans could ring as an alternative to wild gossipy stories. Paul Gascoigne and Gary Lineker are on the line here.
I've also slipped a few more little titbits from the trivia files for your delight.
We previously found Danny Blanchflower and Alf Ramsey promoting healthy eating at breakfast this time around its Glenn Hoddle starting the day with Shredded Wheat.
Jermain Defoe left, on duty in 2005 for Adidas.
Terry Venables once did an advert for Alan Sugar’s company Amstrad. They made record players for the lower end of the market. Terry appeared saying ‘the best player I ever signed.’
Danny took time off from his breakfast cereal to also tell us how he used Dextrosol tablets for extra energy.
As he said 'ninety minutes of top speed soccer can be a pretty grueling test.' It was the handiest way of renewing energy....fast!
Here is one about QPR. when they were formed in 1886 by the merger of two teams one of them was called St. Jude's. St Jude of course is the patron saint of lost causes.
Eddie Baily however knew what to do after a game. As he said 'you would be surprised how dry your mouth feels after a big match. that's why he smoked
'Craven A' .
Well he was quick to tell us he couldnt afford to smoke a cigratte that irritates a dry throat and these gave him that mellow feel.
And talking of Manchester United, did you know they use to have a live billy goat as their mascot at one time ?
and United, or Newton Health as they were then, drew their first ever FA cup tie 2-2 with Fleetwood Town, they then refused to play extra time and the tie was awarded to Fleetwood. When their appeal was turned down they had a strop and refused to enter for the next two seasons
Next its back to 1914 and I slipped this one in because of the location of the Edmonton Co-ops restaurant. Yes Warmington House (Just three doors from the entrance gates) and some years later the home of the Supporters club.
Warmington House was of course one of the listed buildings on the High Road and survives the rebuilding currently underway and will become part of the new museum.
I've left the advert about it in place as not only was it opposite the ground they carefully worked a cockerel into their logo.
Hummel were the shirt providers to Spurs in 1987 and as you can see from the companies advert for that season several other clubs as well.
But to look really "cool" the loyal Spurs supporter made his way to the club shop for a sweatshirt so he could look like his heroes.
Did you know there is a school of thought that the Swansea fans use to sing 'Bubbles' before that team from Newham.' And that the first fans to sing 'Your never walk alone' was Manchester United and not Liverpool.
In 1974 to combat possible crowd trouble Stoke dug a moat between the spectators and the pitch as seen at many Southern American grounds. Think that’s bad? Chelsea wanted to go further. They tried to install an electric fence in front of the fans but the local council blocked the idea.
The shirt companies would go to great lengths to prove if you wore their shirts you would play better yourself (it doesn't work, I know). This one is one of a set (as you probably guessed) at the end of the sixties from Umbro.
George Hunt (138 goals for Spurs and 6th in the all time scorers chart) played his last game for the club in a reserve game at Highbury in 1937, he was then transferred to Man City and he made his debut four days later, at Highbury.
Our first ever Football League substitution came in the Woolwich game in 1965 when Roy Low replaced Derek Possee.
Talking of the club shop - No its not two shop lifters but our Argentinian superstars from 1978 loading up with goodies before heading home to South America. You just never know who might be behind you at the checkout.
While Jimmy Greaves made sure he only ever wore the Lawerence 'Shooting Star' boot, and he should know,
After our 6-1 win at Stoke in 1951, Arthur Rowe the manager said - We played slack stuff well below our usual style the goals may look right but what I want to see is the kind of football that I know my team can turn out and they will hear a few words of this when we get down to the match inquest.”
So to bring this set to an end we find Mr Kane who doesn't worry too much about his boots as long as he has his Niki training kit and a bottle Lucozade he is ok.
Watch out for another set later in the year in the meantime don't forget to check out the first two commercial breaks.
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