A ROMANCE OF FOOTBALL

THE HISTORY OF THE TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR F.C.
1882-1921
Reprinted from the Tottenham and Edmonton Weekly Herald
February 1921
(scanned from an original)

 


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Tottenham Hotspur, also known as Spurs, was formed back in 1882, as Hotspur F.C. They were later elected into the Football League (Second Division) and since then have managed to win several Cups, League Cups and European trophies. Despite losing Gareth Bale to Real Madrid, and with new boss Andre Villas-Boas unable to secure them into the Champions League, Spurs have managed to gain a reputable name within the Premier League this year. Betting sites across the UK are no doubt taking odds on Tottenham this season. With many games left, will they have the chance to finish in the top four this season?


INDEX:
1.    Front Cover
2.    Preface
3.    Start
4.    1881 - In the Beginning
5.    Street Lamp Deliberations, Barker's Bulldogs, Why Hotspur
6.    1882-3 - The First Match, Other Records
7.    1883-5 - The Local Derby of '83
8.    Learning to Play, The Lord Will Provide
9.    1885-7 - The First Cup-Tie
10.    1887- The Royal Arsenal
11.    Schoolboys, First Private Ground, The Dunn Shed
12.    1889-91 - 11 in Hand
13.    1891-2
14.    1892-3 - Spurs March Home
15.    1893-4 - A Prophet
16.    Payne's Boots
17.    A Stand Erected
18.    1895-6 - A Momentous Season, Pros and Cons, The Spurs and Professionalism
19.    Rising to Fame
20.    1896-8 - The Southern League, First Military Tournament
21.    Spurs Ground Closed, Limited Company Formed, The First Directors, Stand Collapses
22.    1898-1900 - A New Ground
23.    1900-1 - Flower of the South, Champions of England
24.    1901-3
25     1903-7
26.    1907-8 - Entering the League, The Argentine Tour
27.    1910-1 - The First Division
28.    1911-4 - German and Continental Tours

29.    1914-5 - On the Eve of War, Relegation, The Dark Days of War
30.    1917-21 - In the Second Division, Capped, The Future
31.    Spurs League Record 1896 - 1920, Landmarks

ILLUSTRATIONS:
1.    The Directors, 1920-21
2.    The Gallant Rooster
3.    First and Second Teams, 1884-5
4.    Some Old Players and Supporters, 1895
5.    Winners of the Cup - 1901
6.    1919-20-21 Players (showing Second Division Shield and Norwich Charity Cup)

ADVERTISERS INDEX:
1.    W. Mudge - trulock Motor Garage
2.    J. A. Wylie - Medals, Badges, Shields, Cups
3.    The Criterion Bakery
4.    Burgess, The Drapers of Tottenham

5.    R. Kennet & Son - Lower Edmonton Auction Mart
6.    Norton's Cafe & Restaurant
7.    The Weekly Herald
8.    Crusha & Son, Printers


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