Another quick look around the media and its reporting of all things Tottenham for this mornings coffee break. From the Clubs earliest days to those of recent memory.
Of course as well as exciting news there is bound to be some shenanigans (and a financial wizard dog) to watch out for.
The Portsmouth press (May 1957) and the local coroner returned a suicide verdict on a local man found in the harbour. It seemed he went to his office and from there said he was going to watch the Portsmouth / Spurs game. He was not seen again.
His widow received a letter the following Tuesday (south coast postmark) saying 'by the time you receive this I will be no more.'
Its unlikely he traveled to WHL to watch the game which Spurs won 2-0.
A good time to be a Spurs follower. The Evening Star in August 1909 not only have we signed a new player but progress on the new stand is going well.
The Barking Advertiser reporting the Romford game (sept 1893) tells us that Spurs were two goals up at half time but the home team equalised. The Romford claimed the referee 'called time ten minutes too soon thus prematurely stemming the "tide of fortune" which had turned in their favour.
I included this one from October 1900 as it refers to our ground as Gilpin Park, one of the many names banded about at the time.
Below the Redknapp tax trial and Buster is getting a bad press.
While the following spring and the Hackney Gazette tells us 'all roads led to the Hotspurs ground on Saturday. The trains from Liverpool street were simply packed and the Spurs enclosed was taxed to the uttermost.'
reporting the English Cup game with holders Bury.
'the Southern League side rose to the occasion and delighted their supporters with a clever victory.'
More Cup action and the game with non league West Stanley in Feb 1920. It seems their goalie wanted a clean sheet, Spurs won 4-0.
Before the game The Globe newspaper asked Arthur Turner, Tottenham Club Sectary for his views on the game. They quoted him as 'We hope to win but it wont be a cake walk. The Durham club use a bunch of sturdy colliers and if there is a chance of busting the Spurs out of victory it will be done.'
The Stanley manager told the paper his players were 'in the pink of condition and they think they can get at least a draw if not a win.'
The reports from the meeting of the FA Council in August 1900 tell us that before the meeting it considered charges as to the unlawful approaching of players in which Tottenham Hotspur and New Brompton were concerned. No definite information was forthcoming.
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