Tag: Tottenham Hotspur

Video of the Day: Port Vale vs Tottenham Hotspur, January 1988

There was a time when the FA Cup was at the absolute top of the list of priorities for Tottenham Hotspur. The club and its supporters were proud of holding – jointly, for many years, with Aston Villa – the record for having won the competition the most times, even if the competition has been diminished in recent years by changing priorities on the part of the biggest clubs and administrative incompetence on the part of those charged with running it in the first place. For those of us born in the 1970s in north London, Spurs’ twin FA...

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The 200% Podcast 43: Tottenham Hotspur!

This week’s Twohundredpercent podcast returns to the Random Football Club Generator, and the name drawn from the money hat is… Tottenham Hotspur. So, there’s a little bit of insulting aimed at Ray Clemence, some love for former players, and quite a bit on the culture of a football club that Ian thinks a lot of people have got wrong. You can download this week’s podcast by clicking here, or you can subscribe to the Twohundredpercent podcast through Itunes by clicking here. https://archive.org/download/43200pc/43%20200pc.mp3 You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking here. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Facebook by clicking...

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Christmas on 200%: Those Glory Glory Days

Over the last few days, we’ve been taking a break from words here on Twohundredpercent in order to bring you some football-related television from the past. If you happen to be watching from a desktop or laptop and find that the entire video doesn’t fit, try minimising the size of the window a little and you should find that this does the trick. Following on from yesterday’s offering, today on Twohundredpercent we bring our Christmas break to a close with a showing of Those Glory Glory Days, a 1983 made for television film written by the sports journalist Julie...

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Sunday Night At Football Palladium 2: Spurs vs Chelsea – April 1975

Good evening, and welcome to Sunday night at the football Palladium,our weekly chance to kick back, relax, empty our brains and watch some old football, because words can just be a little too much effort, sometimes. Tonight’s matches come from the tail end of the 1974/75 season, and feature a relegation four-pointer between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea, a match between Everton and Sheffield United, a Second Division match between Norwich City and Nottingham Forest, as well as interviews with Steve Perryman and the Fulham – who’d just reached the FA Cup final – manager, Alec Stock. On top of...

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AVB: Too Much, Too Young?

You’ve done too much, much too young, The Specials famously sang on their seminal 1980 hit. That particular ditty was an anthem to a lost youth and the doom of adding another statistic to the population. However, it would also appear to be a maxim that could be applied to Portuguese wonderkid Andre Villas-Boas, who as we all know has now had the button pressed on his Daniel Levy supervised ejector seat. Some people argue it was activated far too soon, and some argue it wasn’t pressed soon enough. Villas-Boas is a difficult one to fathom out, on the one hand coming across like a coaching revolutionary, with his encyclopedia of techno-management speak, and on the other hand, coming across like a complete chancer, who has spent far too much time with his head buried in a dictionary and suffocated under a mountain of statistics. At the time of writing, he still hasn’t managed to shake off the “mini Mourinho” tag, the obvious legacy of working alongside the self-styled Special One. Again. this is a tricky one, because in some despatches, he adopts a clear “I’m my own man” posture, but at the same time, wears at least a percentage of his historical association with Mourinho like a gaudy bracelet of recognition. Sky Sports and other media of their ilk, often wheel out two things when talking about him: firstly,...

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