On This Day In Spurs History: 24th May
1914 – Two months before the outset of the First World War, Spurs made the rather silly decision to tour Germany. On this day in 1914 we drew 1-1 with Stuttgart and this match, along with the others on the tour, was most notable for the fact that our hostile German hosts kicked us all over the park.
So bad was our treatment that our then chairman Charles Roberts declared: “No Spurs team will ever again visit Germany while I am still alive.” He was true to his word and Tottenham didn’t return to Germany until 1950, some seven years after Roberts’ death.
1989 – Today is the 21st birthday of Adel Taarabt. With all this talk of the likes of Joe Cole and Arda Turan coming to Spurs, it seems unlikely that the Moroccan will be part of our first team squad next season and will either be sold or loaned out again. Taarabt has made 16 appearances for Spurs.
Spurs In The News: 24th May
Ledley will play in his first England match in three years tonight, according to The Mirror.
The Daily Mail reckons that Avram Grant will make a bid for Jamie O’Hara.
They also claim that we are monitoring the situation of Steven Pienaar, after he turned down a new contact from Everton.
Best Of The Web: 24th May
Goaly Moly have picture of David Beckham’s dog sporting pink nails. If him and has wife want to humiliate themselves, then go ahead, but leave the poor beast out of it.
The Mirror reports that a Nigerian billionaire in going to buy a stake in the Scum. Are they that thick that they’ve fallen for one of those emails requesting their bank account details?
The Sabotage Times features the 6 best sides to never have won the World Cup.