Tottenham On My Mind’s fellow blogger All Action No Plot has a new book out this weekend with the enticing title ‘Spurs Cult Heroes’.
If the book is as good as the blog, it promises to be a cracking read. Here’s a completely non-exclusive excerpt from the back dust cover. Oh yes.
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has been blessed with more than its fair share of wonderful and entertaining players in its long and illustrious history. From goalscorers such as 1901 FA Cup-winning hotshot Sandy Brown through sixties goal-getter supreme Jimmy Greaves to 1990s saviour Jürgen Klinsmann, glamour has always been part of being idolised at Spurs. But so too has being something of a controversial maverick. Fake-boob wearing Gazza was as daft as a brush. The sublimely-skilled Glenn Hoddle was ignored by England, while Argentinean imports Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa both became embroiled in controversy surrounding the Falklands War.
In Spurs’ Cult Heroes, Michael Lacquiere tells the remarkable tale of the club’s 20 greatest fans’ icons and discovers the true stories about exactly what double-winning Dave Mackay said to Billy Bremner whilst grabbing him round the throat, which legend dented the FA Cup in post-match celebrations, why Gazza once turned up to training plastered in GBP50 notes and whether David Ginola’s acting career was worth it. Not to mention the debate about why hairstyles play such an important part in being adored at Spurs.
Want more? Of course you do. Available from all good book stores (for some reason that’s a phrase that I’ve always wanted to write) and we have a copy for you to win, thanks to the generosity of AANP. Check out TOMM next week for our easy to enter competition. If I can think of something.
And can I say that All Action No Plot is a great name for a Spurs blog – thanks. There’s a link to your right and if you are drooling for more and can’t wait until tomorrow, read excerpts from the foreword now. My spell check says that this is how you spell ‘Argentinian’ but what do I know?
All the very best with it Michael – I know it has been a labour of love.