With the World Cup just 101 days away and with you probably having something else to occupy your thoughts tomorrow!
I thought why not take a look back at some of the art work surrounding the greatest show on earth (or is that the biggest circus in town.)
Which will serve as a way of introducing this years competition.
Some of you with long memories might have noticed I described the competition in the same manner four years ago (good grief). And that was before the FIFA financial woes.
Back then I wrote a series called 'Flying Down to Rio.' The title was largely chosen so I could do my Fred Astaire impression, with hints of Duran Duran. Younger readers can ask your grandparents.
Right - Czech stamp for 1958.
Below - In 2010 ESPN produced their own set of posters.
Details of that series can be found below. You can browse if and when you wish and some of the better bits will be featured in the daily archive selection as we get nearer. Little did I know it would turn into a logistical / technology nightmare to publish.
However it did look back at (mostly) the Spurs connections to the tournament. Such as which player was at the first finals and later played for THFC. There were scandals, oh and the outlaw Butch Cassidy (honest).
So whatever your views on the competition it has now grown to 32 teams and in 2026 it will be 48! Considering FIFA currently has 211 members that's approaching a quarter of the membership.
On the other hand we can predict that this summer will see the largest number of Tottenham Connections so far.
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Flying Down to Rio
History of T.H.F.C.
Tribute to Bill Nicholson
The Road to Turin
Most Read Articles
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