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10 October 1959 at home to Wolves.

Jayne Mansfield graced the White Hart Lane press box with a visit believe it or not. I wonder if anyone watched the game.

 

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I don't know if anyone can find a more sensational photo, but it's started me on a theme of celebrity supporters of Spurs.

How about Ray Liotta for the next one.

 

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the jayne mansfield picture is simply amazing - thanks for that CH

it looks photoshopped it's so bizarre and stunning- but of course it isn't -

incredible stuff - it's almost like she's in colour from america to brighten up 50s britain - and the predominantly(exclusively) male support that's surrounding her

there's a couple of good links in News Now currently

here's one - a programme commemorating 'the first ever floodlight match at Tottenham Hotspur’s White Hart Lane'

Strangely, the front page of the programme doesn't mention this AFAI can see - maybe some our historians can confirm the details

http://pitchinvasion.net/blog/2009/...-3-tottenham-hotspur-vs-racing-club-de-paris/

it's also an early example of european football at the Lane

note the programme price 2d - now I'm not clued up on 1953 prices, but I suspect you could get in for a shilling then - so at one 1/6th of the admission price if true - it makes the £3 (if that's the current cost - I haven't bought programmes for yeas) for our 'matchday magazines' look reasonable

and also there's a very good article on a 1956 spurs book in Top Spurs ATM
 

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the jayne mansfield picture is simply amazing - thanks for that CH

it looks photoshopped it's so bizarre and stunning- but of course it isn't -

incredible stuff - it's almost like she's in colour from america to brighten up 50s britain - and the predominantly(exclusively) male support that's surrounding her

there's a couple of good links in News Now currently

here's one - a programme commemorating 'the first ever floodlight match at Tottenham Hotspur’s White Hart Lane'

Strangely, the front page of the programme doesn't mention this AFAI can see - maybe some our historians can confirm the details

http://pitchinvasion.net/blog/2009/...-3-tottenham-hotspur-vs-racing-club-de-paris/

it's also an early example of european football at the Lane

note the programme price 2d - now I'm not clued up on 1953 prices, but I suspect you could get in for a shilling then - so at one 1/6th of the admission price if true - it makes the £3 (if that's the current cost - I haven't bought programmes for yeas) for our 'matchday magazines' look reasonable

and also there's a very good article on a 1956 spurs book in Top Spurs ATM

I can't get that link to load at present but will keep trying as it looks interesting.

On a personal note, I was always invading the pitch at the end of a game, especially European football games at the Lane. We got away with it in those days.

My family was watching the game against Feyenoord in black and white on TV back in the 1962/3 season and saw me running onto the pitch to get the Dutch international winger's autograph - losing my shoe in the mud on my way as Kenneth Wolstenholme did a summary of the game! They teased me about it for some time afterwards.
 

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I can't get that link to load at present but will keep trying as it looks interesting.

On a personal note, I was always invading the pitch at the end of a game, especially European football games at the Lane. We got away with it in those days.

My family was watching the game against Feyenoord in black and white on TV back in the 1962/3 season and saw me running onto the pitch to get the Dutch international winger's autograph - losing my shoe in the mud on my way as Kenneth Wolstenholme did a summary of the game! They teased me about it for some time afterwards.
you might try the newsnow link CH, it might work better from there

like the feyenoord story - you have so many brilliant stories to tell :)

I'm pretty sure in the early/mid 60s we used to be able to sit as kids the wrong side of the fence (ie pitchside) in certain games if the crowd got too big

only a lucky few of course

and i think I did once - but it may be memory is playing tricks here
 

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This is possibly the earliest photo ever taken of Spurs.

Taken in 1885 on the Tottenham Marshes before a competitive game was ever played.

 

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I'm introducing home game programmes from today's date in years gone by into this thread as I thought it might be of interest to some of you. It's a shame we won't be able to see the team line-ups though.

More to follow...





 

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Hi cosmic :)

did you see that the OS is featuring the 'jayne mansfield' game

shame they didn't use her pic as well as bobby smith's

still can't get over that pic - good to get some context with the game - what a performance on the pitch it was apparently too
 

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Re The programme for the Chelsea game priced 3d - I had hundreds of these at one time - Dunno where they are now - Left behind in a loft somewhere i suppose.

I wouldn't dream of buying one now at today's prices I' afraid.
 

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I had programmes from the early 50s which were given to me by a regular on the centre line where I stood every home game and then I saved all my 60s programmes. Some of them were autographed by visiting players when we played our European home games.

I gave them to one of my nephews and haven't seen them since then. He was broke at one time and I think he sold them to make some money, along with my best autographed photos and my rattle, which was a great pity.

Reminds me that when my friend Jill and I put our Gornik Zabre programmes through the visiting side's coach window in the car park before they left to get it autographed and they handed it back, duly signed, we pondered for some time on one of the signatures and couldn't work out which one it was. Perhaps it was a reserve player we thought. Then the penny dropped.

Maunt Rojal was, in fact, not a footballer but Mount Royal - their hotel in London. The gesticulating and smiling they'd been doing had been an invite for us to visit them there and no doubt have a bit of fun! We were 15 at the time, so really it wasn't an option. But it did give us a fit of the giggles at the time.
 

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I was on the centre line, behind the M. Where were you?
hi CH - i was in the park lane i think - i hesitate because i've seen the highlights of that game a fair few times, luckily it was on MOTD and of course you get the shelf side view

so sometimes i think i saw it as the cameras saw it

but i'm pretty sure it was the charlton goal i got a good view of - which i think was at the park lane end

a few of my friends were supporting utd - no segregation then unless voluntary and they were going on about how wor bobbie's goal was better than greavesie's - hilarious - i could never take their knowledge of football seriously after that
 
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