Talking Tottenham once again peers into the world of advertising and related areas as we investigate what footballers will actually do to top up their wages.
We start with Gary Lineker and another one from his long running series for Walkers crisps. I thought this one would appeal to my Indian readers.
And a side order of trivia where necessary.
Some of our adverts are missing, as I mentioned in a previous collection, including the one Pat Jennings did for Frosties. He was of course 'Greatttt" (Frostie joke) Even Kelloggs couldn't find one in their archives. So make do with this picture below.
He also did a fabulous advert for Unipart Oil Filters !! And they cant find a picture of that one. So still hunting for that. Do you thing Pat is going around destroying the evidence?
Another one out there somewhere is -
Jimmy Greaves was said to do one for R.Whites Lemonade. Brivit who now own that brand are looking themselves!!
They can find references to it in the national press dating back 20 years but they cant locate it!
In the meantime Jimmy (who did Burger King in an earlier collection) here turns his hand to KFC Chicken with Ian St.John of Liverpool.
Jimmy again and in earlier days was in a number of Bovril drink ads.
Other players used Dextrosol for their energy needs, previously we saw Danny Blanchflower and today its the turn of Cliff Jones, below.
I saw an interview where he claimed he was paid thirty five pounds for doing this ad. Which was more than he made from his Butchers shop we featured last time.
Below the changing face of boot adverts over the years. Left is Kylie Walker, well his boots at least, for Niki.
While to the right Arthur Rowe player and later League winning manager also has his name on the boot (no flag) but he did get the boot named after him.
Trivia - Danny Blanchflower and Jimmy Anderson, our manager in the fifties never got on. When Danny wanted to go up for corners Jimmy waved him back (because it was safe). Danny got so fed up that one day Tommy Harmer took a throw in in mid field Danny thumped the ball into the Directors Box where Jimmy sat.
When a furious Jimmy demanded to know why Danny told him 'because it was safe."
Bearmans store never sponsored Spurs but their chairman was also the clubs chairman. Fred joined the board in 1909, became chairman in 1943 and stood down in 1961 a few months after the Double was achieved. He was also the chairman of a brewery and in his younger days played for the works team. Right -Bearmans in Leytonstone 1905.
Paul Gascoigne turned his hand to Macdonalds, why is it all these athletes promote junk food?
Eddie Baily, Bill Nicholson's assistant said of their relationship 'we were a pair of opposites' and described them as 'Gin and Tonic' Eddie was the tonic.
Right - and in November 1914 this ad from the programme reminds us that
Gold Flake cigarettes are the ones to chose as every packet contains a Spurs photo.
Above left - This one is for a card game in 1979 while right, I try and feature the Club Shop and this one from '89 and its Gazza again with Chris Waddle.
Left and never a player but Joe Jordan was a member of the coaching staff under Harry Redknapp and here he proves what Heineken keep telling us it really does reach the parts others cant....
Below - Can you name the England captain? Yes of course its Gary Lineker again and another one from his Walker Crisp portfolio.
see also -
Flying Down to Rio
History of T.H.F.C.
Tribute to Bill Nicholson
The Road to Turin
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The 100 Year War
Interview with Marina Sirtis
A Long Dark Shadow
By Royal Appointment
School Report: An Insight into the Younger Eric Dier
All Change At Spurs
History Of THFC: Part 1
Passage to India: Rohan Rickets
Thanks For The Memories
Our Tommy Carroll
The AVB Files: Part1
You The Jury
The Hand Of Hugo
Connection - Argentina
Creating a Reputation
Flying Down To Rio