A History Thread

Discussion in 'Front Page Features' started by CosmicHotspur, Aug 9, 2008.

  • by CosmicHotspur, Aug 9, 2008 at 1:26 PM
  • CosmicHotspur

    CosmicHotspur Better a wag than a WAG

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    I thought it would be fun to start a thread on different aspects of the history of Spurs.

    If you have any old documents, photos, newspaper articles, etc you can post them here.

    This is my first contribution and I will post many more as time goes by (especially when I get my new scanner up and running as I have some quite old pics and articles).

    I found this one on-line and thought it was interesting reading. It was printed in the Tottenham Herald in 1921.

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Discussion in 'Front Page Features' started by CosmicHotspur, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. PT
    If this kicks off as I think it may Cosmic, especially when the likes of The Chosen One et al start contributing, I'll make this a sticky. A very worthwhile thread and will be an eye opener for some of our younger members who have been brought up on little or no success.
  2. CosmicHotspur
    While waiting for responses, I'm posting a short film of what was undoubtedly Terry Dyson's finest game as part of the first British team to win a European trophy - the European Cup Winners Cup final against Atletico Madrid at the Feyenoord stadium in 1963.

    I knew all the Spurs team on the pitch that day so it brings back some superb memories for me. I was at school and couldn't afford the trip but I had seen all the home games leading up to the victory.

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  3. TheChosenOne
  4. dcarney75
    Quality stuff chaps!

    I'd completely forgotten that Frank Arnesen played in the '84 UEFA final.
  5. mackay59

    I was there...great night.....things I also remember are rotterdam locals spitting on my union jack....getting on the wrong return to airport bus briefly cos the english voices were british serviceman returning to germany after the game.....leaving my bag with passport and air ticket on the inward bus thinking I would be heading back on that bus but not so.....squeezing myself in the mass queue at the airport and therefore avoiding the need of said passport etc to get home !
  6. CosmicHotspur
    One from my autograph collection - Cliff Jones and John White, best of friends.

  7. chivers!
    Was any of your memorabilia used in the Opus, Cosmic?

    I think I remember a photo that you posted showing yourself behind the gates while the cup was being shown to the crowd.
  8. CosmicHotspur
    I haven't seen Opus except for a few bits shown on the THFC site, but this is the pic you refer to - there were just a few of us at the gates to welcome the team back and the cup was handed through the bars for us all to touch and hold. A great day.

  9. chivers!
    Awesome. You can't buy memories like that.
  10. Destroyer
    Super Tottenham !!!
  11. Mr-T
    This thread is a great idea, I'd like to see some old photo's of the lane if anyone has any - particularly of the shelf - I'll never forgive the club for putting wanky exec boxes there.
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  12. CosmicHotspur
    Looking for a good pic of the old shelf but, in the meantime, the Double team taking a celebratory bath after winning Division 1 in 1961 - to complete the Double the following month by beating Leicester in the FA Cup.

  13. nipponyid
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  14. dcarney75

    I can't stop looking at your bloody signature!
  15. CosmicHotspur
    The front page of the 1921 Tottenham Herald "Romance of Football".

  16. CosmicHotspur
    This was a photo taken in 1974. More old pics of the ground soon...

  17. wildheart
    Crikey, that's the year I was born.

    No sign of my Uncle, (the reason I'm Spurs) in that picture.

    How The Lane has changed in my lifetime, you forget these things.
  18. CosmicHotspur
    I doubt that any of us were around when this photo was taken... however, I did stand up there once, back in 1963. The head groundsman invited a friend and me to go up on the roof near the cockerel and it was fantastic; we could see the Thames, like a silver ribbon in the sun, and the dome of St Pauls right across East London in the distance.

    I was fine going up the last little ladder to the roof hatch but I froze when it came time to come down and he had to help me - I still go into a phobic sweat on ladders and stairs or bridges where you can see down through them but it was worth it for that view.

  19. spursphil
    Great thread with some fantastic pictures so far! Keep it up!:razz:


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