From the moment Tottenham Hotspur was founded in 1882, the club has been among the most stylish teams in the league. It’s fans have always had a passion to win – but also to see the beautiful game played with the kind of flair they have come to expect.
But where does that tradition come from?
How was the Spurs style forged?
The team’s origins were humble enough. From a group of school boys, playing on the local marshes, they quickly became a the team that were to become the Champions of the Southern League and lift the most coveted of sports trophies in the early days of football, the FA Cup.
This is the definitive tale of the meteoric rise of the Spurs.
Why blue and white? How and why was the ‘Hotspur’ title adopted? What determined the move to White Hart Lane?
These and many more questions are answered in a book no Spurs fan will want to miss.
Brian Belton is the author of ‘Bolton Born: The Early Years of Bolton FC’, ‘When magpies First Flew: Newcastle FC The Early Years’ and numerous books on the history of football. His books on the game are primarily a study and celebration of this global congregation, the life carnival of soccer splendour.
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