Talking Tottenham - Valentine
On this day as we remember St Valentine, Talking Tottenham takes a look at some of the 'romantic' pics from the archives. There are a few 'tales' along with a sprinkling of trivia.
We start with our current captain and the lovely Mrs Lloris.
I try and confirm any story that there is any doubt about but as this comes from an article that former club historian Andy Porter wrote I feel able to trust it. - When Arthur Rowe (player and manager with Tottenham) got married his intended was a Miss A. Foot.
When our player Bert Middlemass got married in 1915 he held his wedding reception in a local restaurant, Warmington House. Later purchased by the club and which later became the home of the supporters club and is due to be included into the clubs new build.
Left - Wedding bliss for Robbie Keane.
The next story (widely reported) could have been included in the Tottenham Mysteries series. The story is that Eddie Baily was rushed from the church after he had married his wife Elsie to the ground by a director in his car to play against West Bromwich.
The only reference I can find is given as 20th December 1952 at 1pm.
The records do show we played WBA that day. However it was away.
It would seem (quite likely) that that date is therefore wrong and someone just checked when we played WBA. The home game had been in the previous August.
Right - An 18 year old Jimmy Greaves with his bride Irene.
Below left - Pat Jennings on his special day and
Right -Helping give Cyril and the new Mrs Knowles a lift is Jimmy and Pat again along with Dave Mackay.
Talking Tottenham, normally attracts a mailbag with more images on the same lines. Happy to receive any of the more recent /current players.
Left - 1954 and Bobby Smith ties the knot. And below Tommy Harmer in the same year.
Jimmy Greaves once said of Bobby Smith , he wanted a ball in early so that he could clatter the goalie and then he could settle down to play his game.
And Bobby on his debut at home on Christmas Eve to Luton ‘it was an ideal Christmas present. I did not have the best of afternoons, I think I troubled the photographers behind the goal more than I troubled the goalkeeper.” We still won 2-1.
Below left - Thanks again to Zelda for letting us use her creations in the blog.
And right - Another footballer who got married in the middle of the season (why do they do that?) was George Graham, then at Arsenal but later our manager.
His best man was Tottenham's Terry Venables. That afternoon the two met again when the clubs clashed at White Hart Lane.
Above - Maurice Norman who wed in the middle of the Double season and permits us to have a team picture with a difference.
Have a good day.
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