White Hart Lane send off...

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  1. shelfmonkey

    shelfmonkey It's all codswallop

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    Yeah! There was also an aroma that enveloped the whole area, a mixture of fags, burgers, beer breath, chips and peanuts and there always seemed to be a light mist and a certain buzz!! Oh, and the old floodlights, aahhh!! the memories!! When I was kid it was just magical!!!
     
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  2. Dougal

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    Not sure where to put these but I stumbled across them in my attic the other day. They were part of a larger project I did in the mid-90s when I studied White Hart Lane for 2 years for my A-Levels. Must dig the rest up. The project coincided with the last major redevelopment of the Lane.

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  3. Gassin's finest

    Gassin's finest Donne moi la balle, et je fais le reste...

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  4. Dougal

    Dougal Staff Staff

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  5. whitesocks

    whitesocks Well-Known Member

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    It wasn't so bad when we were winning comfortably, but every other person would light up if it got tense.

    I wonder if the delay to the formal announcement about Wembley is to make this all as low key as possible.
    Levy is a businessman and has no time for nostalgia, especially when all the seats are sold already.
    For the sake of naming rights, Levy's job is to get us to forget the name WHL as quickly as possible. The last thing he'll want is a big song and dance.
     
  6. Dougal

    Dougal Staff Staff

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    We are emotionally involved with White Hart Lane. Emotionally involved people part with money. Levy will be all over this.
     
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  7. archiewasking

    archiewasking Well-Known Member

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    I like the sign for the Gooners, the Hammeroids and Chelski in the top one.
     
  8. buttons

    buttons Well-Known Member

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    Assuming we do announce the plans to move to Wembley today, the club have just over a week to roll out any plans for the WHL send off. Would be unlike DL to miss a trick and a chance to make a few quid.
     
  9. danielneeds

    danielneeds Kick-Ass

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    Nice to see all the money from last game memorabilia will be going to the Trust for former Spurs players. Classy touch from Daniel.
     
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  10. Tiffers

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    Don't you remember the brass bands marching up and down the pitch at half time ?
     
  11. Flashspur

    Flashspur Well-Known Member

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    I started going in the early 60's first with my grandad and then with my uncles. My Dad never had any interest in Spurs which was odd in a family that was Spurs mad and lived in Tottenham. The current WHL is nothing like the original ground. It was all standing in the Park Lane in those days and as a kid you would be lucky if you saw half the game on the terraces. But the mood of the crowd was infectious and there was so much more energy compared to today. The singing from the Park Lane itself and the Shelf to the right. It never stopped while the game was on. I can remember being lifted literally off the floor when the crowd surged. I was there all through the 60's, 70's and 80's. Lots of great memories.

    Spurs was always the club that chose you my Grandad used to say. Not the other way round. I'll miss the old girl.
     
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  12. longtimespur

    longtimespur Well-Known Member

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    :DThese youngsters:rolleyes:. Bet they don't remember McNamara's Band being sung either;)
     
  13. spursfan77

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    Who remembers the guy who walked up and down selling peanuts during the game?
     
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  14. timfrancis

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    The one who looked suspiciously like Ian Moores?]
     
  15. southlondonyiddo

    southlondonyiddo Well-Known Member

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    I remember going from about 1974/5 can still hear the peanut sellers "Peanuts, Peanuts, Dry Roasted Peanuts"
     
  16. spursfan77

    spursfan77 Well-Known Member

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    No idea, I was only 10/11 at the time. Pretty sure it won't be replicated in the new place!
     
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  17. whitesocks

    whitesocks Well-Known Member

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    They were very annoying, continually pushing past.
    I remember a seller was once somehow separated from his supply and his goods were redistributed, thrown bag by bag high into the air - 'Peanuts!'.
    It was very funny at the time. Perhaps not so funny now.
     
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  18. dagraham

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    Yeah I remember the peanut seller. Sat in the North Stand for a while. Wooden seats!
     
  19. Led's Zeppelin

    Led's Zeppelin Flaccid Member

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    My very earliest visits to WHL were with Dad, uncles and granddad, in the enclosure (we must have been posh and rich to pay the extra 6d).

    I was just the right height to peer through the crossed-over loops of iron than ran along the top of the wall at the front, putting me on a level with the players' knees.

    I have very clear memories of Jimmy Greaves' and Dave Mackay's knees. And what knees they were.
     
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  20. slartibartfast

    slartibartfast Grunge baby forever

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    Enjoyed reading those posts of memories at the lane.
    Seems so sterile now in comparison.
    Just the world we live in unfortunately.
    Same as my childhood compared to my sons. We used to all bugger off to the woods building dens and climbing trees. He's not allowed further than the end of the street on his own. Everything is controlled and supervised. Shame.
    Bring back the chaos lol.
    Going to be so weird once she's actually gone. No more whl.
    Can't wait for new stadium though.
     
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