To next stop in our summer of fun is another delve back into the world of the newspaper cartoonist.
The previous collection seemed to go down well. I hope your enjoy this diversion as much.
This top image from Jon appeared in the Daily Mail back in 1962 and from the gas holder in the background we can assume this is the Oval. A quick check shows that Pakistan and Australia were the visitors that summer.
The picture below right is from the Evening News in 1945 and the artist is Joseph Lee. I would expect this is attempting to show that Spurs play very pretty footy but with little result. However, the Wartime Football League was still in operation at that time and Tottenham won the title in 1944/45 before slipping to mid table the following season.
I've slipped some more trivia around the images. Sadly the website is still giving us some headaches with editing the images! Sorry but out tech bods are working on it.
The first collection appeared in -
Danny Blanchflower once said
“Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.”
Jimmy Greaves came out with a few gems in his time - ‘Portsmouth are at Huddersfield which is always away.’
Another on the modern game ‘Football tactics are becoming as complicated as the chemical formula for splitting the atom.’
He put his finger on it when he came out with ‘The only thing that Norwich didn’t get was the goal they finally got’
and on his early days ‘We signed to play until the day we died and we did.’
Next we travel to October 1990 and the Law Courts in Central London. When a case was stopped when the judge stopped a barrister to ask 'what is a Gaza ?' after the counsel had referred to it / him.
This of course was a cartoonists dream and The Daily Express didn't let it get away.
Here the judge is saying to his colleague '"Of course I know who Lester Pickett is - he is the best midfielder Tottenham Hotspur ever had."
Pickett was the top jockey of the time.
Staying with The Express the following year they picked Gazza again after his transfer to Italy.
Here we find a Italian pointing out to the traveling fans "just because you come from Tottenham don't entitle you to da free tickets"
Both of these are from the ink of the great Carl Giles.
Talbot Wilfrid Ellison was a resident cartoonist with the Birmingham Evening Mail from 1904 to 1947 producing an array of political and sport cartoons for the paper.
This cartoon entitled ‘Tottenham Way’ was featured across two columns in the Mail Saturday Sports Final as shown in the footnotes made by a member of staff at the paper, probably prior to publication.
The cartoon was produced for the visit of Birmingham City to Tottenham Hotspur, hence the cockerel in the cartoon. The monkey is implying that the cockerel is a chicken, probably a light hearted jibe towards Tottenham by the Birmingham based paper.
As we discovered in the first collection the 'monkey like' figure was a regular and was the cheeky lad who usually got the punch line.
In a desperate attempt to sell newspapers the Sun in 2007 declared the Queen was in fact an Arsenal supporter. Well it made a change from West Ham or Aston Villa. The Queen has indicted that she has no interest in football.
Tom Johnson their artist however went with this.
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