Glory, Glory Lane is the life-affirming history - including a momentous last season - of a world-famous football stadium, home to Tottenham Hotspur for 118 years. A Victorian structure turned wraparound 21st-century all-seater, it became a theatre of dreams for supporters all attracted by teams which played the 'Spurs way' to achieve glory. The Lane gave a stage to a conveyor belt of legends from Cameron to Alli via Nicholson, Blanchflower, Greaves, Hoddle and Klinsmann. It provided unforgettable memories in unforgettable atmospheres - heart-lifting, heart-breaking, nerve-racking. Its story veers from founders obsessed by Harry Hotspur to Harry Kane via Harry Redknapp; through matches, personalities, ground developments and threatened closure, all with first-hand accounts. It's hard to imagine how a new �750m stadium can ever replace the edifice which shut its gates for the last time after Spurs played Manchester United in May 2017, having created a daunting legacy.
A complete history of White Hart Lane, the home of Tottenham Hotspur from 1899 to 2017 and the setting for some of their greatest successes. For a football supporter, a real fan, there is nothing more evocative than the journey to their home ground, a place where they have experienced the highs and lows that the game brings - delight, despair, hope, pain and, occasionally, pure joy. But while those stadiums seem permanent, they are not. In May 2017, White Hart Lane, the backdrop to more than a century of Spurs history, staged its final game. With the active support and endorsement of the club, who have granted him exclusive access to senior figures and historical documents, Martin Lipton pays fitting tribute to the glory days at the Lane. He has talked to, among others, Jimmy Greaves, Martin Chivers, Pat Jennings, Glenn Hoddle, Ossie Ardiles, Chris Waddle, Teddy Sheringham, Jurgen Klinsmann, David Ginola, Gareth Bale and Harry Kane. And he has also interviewed fans, support staff, managers and board members in order to provide the complete and definitive story of White Hart Lane.
New edition of this bestselling title, a colourful history of Tottenham Hotspur that gets to the heart and soul of the famous London football club. Packed with wonderful stories from the formation of the club to the present day, and the memories of legendary players, managers, supporters and other key figures, The Biography of Tottenham Hotspur brings the rich history of Spurs to life. First published in 2012, with a second edition in 2015, this third edition brings the story right up to date with full coverage of Pochetinno's time in charge and of the club's amazing new stadium.
England manager Gareth Southgate's decision to appoint Kane, still just twenty-three years old, as the team captain in 2017 could have been seen as premature, bringing with it pressure that could damage a young player's career. However, he knew that Kane, a modest, humble and inspiring figure was up to the task. Having lost faith in the national team, English fans weren't sure the players would even make it out of their group. No one could have predicted that this young and relatively inexperienced side would achieve their best result since 1990, or that their captain would win the tournament's Golden Boot with six goals. Perhaps most importantly for the team and their manager, they brought the country together to make for an unforgettable summer. While their eventual semi-final loss to Croatia came as a stinging disappointment, this is just the start for the team and their skipper, one of our most exciting players for a generation and a truly world-class English star. In this in-depth biography, bestselling sports writer Frank Worrall traces Kane's journey from an ordinary childhood in north London, growing up just a few miles from White Hart Lane, to the most remarkable tournament of his career.
Rodney Marsh once infamously dubbed them 'the worst fans in Britain', but 'fickle' is the more familiar label applied to supporters of Tottenham Hotspur. But who are these seemingly forever unhappy fans, the caricatures beloved by the media and the marketing men? Are they a disparate group of people whose only real connection is a shared love for their club? More importantly, what have they got to say for themselves?We Are Tottenham puts Spurs supporters at the centre of the tale of a dramatic season at White Hart Lane, one in which fans' hero Glenn Hoddle was axed after only six games, and the club faced a fight for its reputation. In doing so, the book exposes the myth of the 'average football fan', providing a compelling account of the joy, frustration and absurdity of following a Premiership club. Rather than deliver a mere roll-call of games in a season vital to the club's future, We Are Tottenham uses the events and themes of the 2003-04 campaign to address the issues that matter to many football fans today, from the dominance of money to the passions of a local derby. Here you'll meet: the supporter still pining for the glory-glory years; the young fan desperate to see any kind of success; the world-famous DJ who was one of the first black faces on the terraces; the reformed hooligan; and the Scandinavian fanatic who rarely sees a Spurs game. Read too about the East End cabbie who once witnessed a suicide attempt prompted by a mind-numbing first-half display, discover why East German trade unionists swarmed to White Hart Lane in the '60s and find out the real story about the legendary Spurs confectionery rustlers of the '70s.
The Official History of the World Famous Home of the Spurs
Author: Martin Cloake,Adam Powley
Category: Sports & Recreation
In 1899 Spurs football club was now so popular that their 14,000 capacity ground was unable to cope with the growing crowds. So, in the summer of that year a former nursery was purchased and a pitch marked out. The rest is history. And what a history! From its new home known as White Hart Lane - Spurs blossomed into one of the world's most famous and illustrious football clubs, and with a ground to match. This is the only official history of that stadium and all that has happened there.
Are you a Spurs fan? Have you followed the team’s progress through good times and bad? Would you like to test your memory of the people and places that have shaped the club through the 80s, 90s and 2000s? If Tottenham Hotspur is the team you support, you are certain to want to have a go at the 1,250 questions in The Ultimate Spurs Quiz Book. Who was the first ever foreign manager of Tottenham? Which London rivals did Spurs beat in the 1991 FA Cup semi-final at Wembley? How many League goals did Tim Sherwood score for Spurs in his football career? The answers to these questions and more can all be found inside this bumper quiz book all about your favourite team. With a foreword by life-long Spurs supporter, Chas Hodges, this book contains questions on all the memorable players, managers, goalscorers and opponents that have been a part of the Tottenham story over the past 30 years. Packed full of fascinating facts, this book will appeal to football fans of all ages, from the young in years to the young at heart.
The Complete History of Tottenham Hotspur in Europe
Author: Adam Powley,Martin Cloake
Publisher: VSP Books
The complete illustrated history of Tottenham Hotspur FC in European competitions, including their three trophy triumphs, their glorious Champions League campaign of 2010/11 and numerous 'glory glory nights' under the floodlights at White Hart Lane. Packed with first-hand recollections from Spurs stars from Jimmy Greaves to Gareth Bale, evocative and previously unseen photographs, memorabillia and newspaper cuttings, this lavish official publication is published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Tottenham's 1963 European cup winner's cup triumph.
Football isn't about winning trophies, it's about the unforgettable moments that create the stories handed down through generations. Never has that been truer than at Tottenham in 1994/95. In The Team That Dared To Do manager Gerry Francis reveals, for the first time, the diary entries he made in the months after being forced out of QPR and taking on one of the toughest jobs in English football at White Hart Lane. With outspoken chairman Alan Sugar fighting a points deduction and FA Cup ban in the courts, Francis replaced the sacked Ossie Ardiles. In a series of exclusive interviews conducted by BBC sports journalist Chris Slegg we hear from former players including J�rgen Klinsmann, Teddy Sheringham, Darren Anderton, and Sol Campbell about what life was like in the dressing room and on the training ground. From the magic of Klinsmania and Ardiles' audacious attempt to make a success of his 'Famous Five' forward line, to some magnificent performances under Francis, it was a season that had it all.
From games against noisy north London neighbors Arsenal to others against big rivals like Manchester United, Chelsea, and Liverpool Tottenham Hotspur is a club founded in 1882 on romance, taking its name from a legendary historical figure immortalized by Shakespeare, a club with a tradition of panache and style. This book reflects these hallmarks through 50 of their finest matches: from the first FA Cup success to the Double and European Cup Winners' Cup triumphs.
Spurs' Unsung Hero is the untold rollercoaster tale of the forgotten member of a side rated as one of the greatest club teams of all time. Terry Dyson breaks a half-century of silence to put the record straight. He was reckoned key to Bill Nicholson's outfit of the fabled "Glory Glory Days"--the first Double-winning team of the 20th century and the first British side to lift a European trophy. From a farmer's field in Yorkshire to fields of domestic and international glory at White Hart Lane, Wembley, and Rotterdam, Dyson's story is packed with first-hand insights and anecdotes inside and outside the game. Spurs' Unsung Hero is honest, heart-warming, and moving. The 5ft 3in jockey's son finally relives his golden memories, talks about his legendary teammates, and reveals the giant role he played in the side that rewrote soccer folklore--against which every subsequent Spurs team is judged.
History, Facts & Figures from Every Day of the Year
Author: David Clayton
Publisher: Pitch Pub
Category: Sports & Recreation
Learning something new about your favorite club every day of the year The On This Day series offers a diary-style log of events that happened on each calendar day of the year. Each of the 365 entries covers a major event in the club's history, drawing from every era. Vital matches, shock transfers, sensational signings, cup matches, promotions, and unforgettable moments that have shaped the club into what it is today—they're all in here.
Three men need change - Anecdote showing evil result of deception - Moral cowardice of George - Harris has ideas - Yarn of the Ancient Mariner and the Inexperi-enced Yachtsman - A hearty crew - Danger of sailing when the wind is off the land - Impossibility of sailing when the wind is off the sea - The argumentativeness of Ethelbertha-The dampness of the river - Harris suggests a bicycle tour - George thinks of the wind - Harris suggests the Black Forest - George thinks of the hills - Plan adopted by Harris for ascent of hills - Interruption by Mrs. Harris. "What we want," said Harris, "is a change."
A spirited look at the history of alcohol, from the dawn of civilization to the modern day Alcohol is a fundamental part of Western culture. We have been drinking as long as we have been human, and for better or worse, alcohol has shaped our civilization. Drink investigates the history of this Jekyll and Hyde of fluids, tracing mankind's love/hate relationship with alcohol from ancient Egypt to the present day. Drink further documents the contribution of alcohol to the birth and growth of the United States, taking in the War of Independence, the Pennsylvania Whiskey revolt, the slave trade, and the failed experiment of national Prohibition. Finally, it provides a history of the world's most famous drinks-and the world's most famous drinkers. Packed with trivia and colorful characters, Drink amounts to an intoxicating history of the world.
Got, Not Got: The Lost World of Tottenham Hotspur is an Aladdin's cave of memories and memorabilia, guaranteed to whisk you back to White Hart Lane's fondly remembered "Golden Age" of mud and magic--as well as a Spurs-mad childhood of miniature tabletop games and imaginary, comic-fueled worlds. The book recalls a more innocent era of soccer, lingering longingly over relics from the good old days--Spurs stickers and petrol freebies, league ladders, big-match programs, and much more--revisiting lost soccer culture, treasures, and pleasures that are 100 per cent Tottenham Hotspur. If you're a lifelong Spurs fan, one of the army of obsessive soccer kids at any time from the Bill Nicholson era to the early days of the Premier League, then this is the book to recall the mavericks--Gascoigne, Greaves, and Archibald; Hoddle, Mullery, and Ardiles--and the marvels of the lost world of soccer.
SPORTS TEAMS & CLUBS. Harry Harris, arguably the nation's Number 1 football story getter for a generation, gives a fan's view of life as a Spurs supporter for 50 years, but with a unique insight into players, managers and personalities behind the scenes gleaned through his unique inside track on events within a football club with his unrivalled access. Harry has been so influential within White Hart Lane that he has advised and influenced many a Spurs chairman, including Sir Alan Sugar, Irving Scholar and Daniel Levy. Harry also reveals the remarkable and sensational behind the scenes secrets of takeovers and player transfers. Down Memory Lane is a riveting account of one man's on and off love affair and its nostalgic approach is matched with behind the scenes knowledge of players, directors and owners. With exclusive interviews with former manager Gerry Francis, Glenn Hoddle, Ossie Ardiles, Paul Miller and many more including the new manager Harry Redknapp.
Transnational Networks, Social Movements and Sport in the New Media Age
Author: P. Millward
Category: Sports & Recreation
This book tackles issues of globalization in the English Premier League and unpicks what this means to fan groups around the world, drawing upon a range of sociological theories to tell the story of the local and global repertoires of action emanating from the popular protests at Liverpool and Manchester United football clubs.