A History Thread

stevenqoz

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#85
Looking at that programme brought back afew memories for me. The third round game against Arsenal was one I went to because my uncle was the referee. Even better than that, after the game I was waiting for him outside the changing rooms and along came Bill Nicolson who spoke to me saying something like "Are you ok smiler?". Magic memory:razz:
 

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Ah, the old 2-3-5 formation!

Steve Perryman and Graeme Souness in our lineup. What year was this?
I went to that game -

didn't realise perryman played - he'd already played a few first team games by then - I recall seeing his debut in 69 (?) v mackems lost 1-0 - England og?

to think I saw david icke play football!
 

Dave-F

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#89
Wow. Magic stuff guys. Makes me feel all warm and cosy like!
 

spursphil

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#90
I think this game against Germany marks the opening of the new east stand at White Hart Lane.



Germans entering the ground, note the signs in german.



The swaztika flying above white hart lane during the match.



The union flag also flying at half mast as a mark of respect for the passing of a member of the royal family. This match took place on 4th december 1935.



Fans in the shelf!

 

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#91
Wow those pics from the England v Germany game are something else, I think I know my Spurs history quite well but I had no idea the swastika was flown over WHL..................
 

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Wow those pics from the England v Germany game are something else, I think I know my Spurs history quite well but I had no idea the swastika was flown over WHL..................
What with us being 'yids' there's probably quite a few (mainly chelski fans) who'd happily do the same today.

Nice to see we beat the Germans 3-0 though!
 

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We've seen the pictures of the current Christmas party. It was all a bit different once...

Christmas with Spurs 1960s style...

Back in the glory glory years, Tottenham club chairman Fred Bearman (second left below) and his fellow directors knew how to throw a party.

And the money they saved by having their Christmas do in the boardroom, rather than one of those flashy West End establishments, was spent on more frivolous things, like comedy hats, suggestively shaped balloons and - hang the expense - paper chains.



 

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That pic is absolutely priceless CH :) (have some rep) - I remember the Xmases of the early 60s so vividly - going to a few works do that invited the kids along etc, as well as many a crazy family do -

brings back a lot of memories but also that pic is just priceless in its own right :)
 

CosmicHotspur

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Continuing the Christmas theme, Jimmy Greaves and Les Allen enjoy a joke at the 1961 Spurs Christmas party.

 
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Interesting reading about the tour of Germany just prior to the outbreak of war in 1914:
"Many German people had no idea what "playing the game" meant. Once the team were stoned and Joyce had his head cut open by an umbrella."

Can you imagine the uproar if that happened to today's pampered professionals?
 

CosmicHotspur

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So many things in the game have changed though, haven't they.

I remember a ref attempting to send Bobby Smith off in one game back in the 60s - only Bobby wouldn't go and the ref was given a good idea(peppered with expletives) of what might happen to him after the game in the dressing room if he persisted with the sending off.

Bobby stayed on the pitch for the full 90 minutes.

That was back when football was a contact game!
 

RussellYid

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#99
What a great photo, there is just something about these old black and white photo's that capture the immagination.
Press photo taken before the Benfica game at the Lane in April 1962 - a game we won but lost on aggregate in the European Cup semi finals.

I remember it well...​



Wow... Great photo. Taken from St Francis De Sales church. I had my holy communion and my confirmation in that church... said goodbye to too many friends in the same place... and seen a few married in there! And I'm still a kid!

What an amazing thread. Stunning stuff.
 

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That prompted me to post some more in this thread.

This is the handsome cockerel clock in the High Road outside the ground.
 
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