On This Day In Spurs History: 1st June
1959 – Spurs were on a tour of the USSR on this day in 1959, beating Dynamo Kiev 2-1. Johnny Brooks scored both the goals. This tour marked a moment when prominent members of the team that would win the Double, began to realise that they had the makings of a great team. Ron Henry commented: “It all came together in Russia.” While Dave Mackay said of the trip: “I shall always believe we laid the foundations of the team-spirit and genuine friendship which has since played a notable part in the success of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.”
Quote Of The Day: 1st June
“I know more about smalz herring than I do about football.” – Never a truer word said by Alan Sugar in 1991.
Spurs In The News: 1st June
The Mirror thinks that AC Milan are ready to make a bid for Gareth Bale. Did that new contract mean nothing to these hacks?
The Daily Star reckons we will make a £6m move for Craig Bellamy.
We will battle it out with the Scum to sign Joe Cole, says The Daily Mail.
They also think that Dubai club Al Ahli want to poach Harry Redknapp. Dubai is a long way from Sandbanks.
Best Of The Web: 1st June
The Spoiler wonders if Daniel Levy might have been a ‘casual’, back in the day.
Google Video has a lovely old cine film of White Hart Lane, taken in 1979.
At Dirty Tackle, Serbia’s fans go a bit mental after losing to New Zealand.