A History Thread

Houdini

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Why on earth have you done this Cosmic......eh?

This means a trip to my attic......and that means I'll have to get my food sent up to me........oh well, i haven't looked through my Spurs memorabilia for quite a while, i just hope the mice ain't been at it all!
 

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Why on earth have you done this Cosmic......eh?

This means a trip to my attic......and that means I'll have to get my food sent up to me........oh well, i haven't looked through my Spurs memorabilia for quite a while, i just hope the mice ain't been at it all!
Get up there, brush off the cobwebs and get some good stuff posted! :wink:
 

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As promised I'm going to sticky this as it's gaining momentum. Thanks to all who have posted stuff in here so far and please keep going!!

By the way, that 1974 piccy reminds me of the semi final League Cup match away to Newcastle Utd which we lost and I was recording it on a cassette off the radio coverage at the age of twelve, when I was first seriously aware of what suporting my team meant.
 

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Shame to think that CJ attended the same 'self-help' sessions as my estranged Brother-in-Law
He's well over that problem now and has been for many years thank goodness. (That's a real ITK response btw).
 

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As promised I'm going to sticky this as it's gaining momentum. Thanks to all who have posted stuff in here so far and please keep going!!

By the way, that 1974 piccy reminds me of the semi final League Cup match away to Newcastle Utd which we lost and I was recording it on a cassette off the radio coverage at the age of twelve, when I was first seriously aware of what suporting my team meant.

I can see one of my mates in the 1974 piccy but I am not saying who or where this time around, that pic was taken where we used to stand in those days.
 

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

I remember the Park Lane being like that because of a throwing incident of some sort.
Eventually the temporary blocked off area became built with a gap behind the goal for a few years till the hoolies calmed down.
 

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great stuff

I'll catch up on it at the weekend hopefully - was talking to this pretty young girl at a pub garden on sun - her first Spurs visit - she was american I think - very much an ABC1 upper/middle class 'princess' type - was with some uni friends - had her spurs shirt on - I was thinking this is very different to when I first came to the Lane in 63

'Enjoy' she said when I wished her well for her first game - 'you too' - hope she still pays the occasional visit in 2053 - i'll probably be dead by then - but the spirit I hope lives on - one generation to the next - continent to continent - and eventually planet to planet?
 

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This thread is a great insight in to the clubs background. Can anyone share there stories from going to games and grounds years ago for example what was it like to see us win the Cup winners Cup, the double and uefa cup etc.
 

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As well as the "highs" there are the "lows"
It is all part and parcel of supporting Spurs like I have for 40 odd years
 

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I love threads like this, and as i have followed spurs for 40 years i do like the old pictures!
Here's one of "The Leader of the Band"

 

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Nice post Spursphil.

I think it is just a sad fact that all the years of going to Spurs myself and my mates never had cameras/camera phones/whatever
to capture the moments. (Working class and all that)

We usually only saw pictures in the press or weddings etc.
 

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Nice post Spursphil.

I think it is just a sad fact that all the years of going to Spurs myself and my mates never had cameras/camera phones/whatever
to capture the moments. (Working class and all that)

We usually only saw pictures in the press or weddings etc.
I know mate and your right, mind you we never thought much about it then did we!
Some of my fondest memories was crowding round the radio to listen to spurs play away in Europe, my brothers and i going mental when we scored, and my dad having the smile on his face while telling us to keep the noise down.:razz:
 

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We never really thought of taking photos in those days as you say. There were photos taken by other people at various times but I never got copies, I'm even on Cliff and Joan Jones' old cine films from the 60s when I was in my teens and they did lend the video to me to watch but of course I gave it back.

The press often took photos when friends and I went to meet the returning coaches at the Lane or went to watch the players training at Cheshunt but they were unpublished pictures and archived somewhere, filed and lost and very likely discarded after some time.

I know I'm right on that centre line, down by the metal fence with the alphabet letters for half time scores in many photos too, but too far away to be seen.

At least I found the one of us at the gate when the European Cup Winners Cup was passed along and that was just by sheer chance.
 
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