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Spurs’ Cult Heroes… Your Memories of Danny Blanchflower

Double-winning captain Danny Blanchflower is one of the players featured in forthcoming book Spurs’ Cult Heroes, and AANP warmly invites you to leave your memories below, of one of the club’s greatest ever players. 

As ever, all are most welcome to leave memories – and browse those of others – regarding some of the other featured players: Dave Mackay here, Cliff Jones here, Glenn Hoddle here, Chris Waddle here, Ossie and Ricky here, Gary Mabbutt here, Graham Roberts here, Jimmy Greaves here, Clive Allen here, Jurgen Klinsmann hereY

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Spurs’ Cult Heroes – Your Memories of Dave Mackay…

Dave Mackay – what a man. A vital component of our Double-winning team of ’61, he then recovered from two broken legs to captain us to victory in the ’67 Cup Final. AANP warmly invites you to share your memories of this true Spurs legend, the latest player to feature in forthcoming book Spurs’ Cult Heroes. 

As ever, all are most welcome to leave memories – and browse those of others – regarding some of the other featured players: Cliff Jones here, Glenn Hoddle here, Chris Waddle here, Ossie and Ricky here, Gary Mabbutt here, Graham Roberts here, Jimmy Greaves here, Clive Allen here, Jurgen Klinsmann here

Spurs’ Cult Heroes – Your Memories of Chris Waddle…

Not necessarily a unanimous choice, but with skills as outrageous as his mullet AANP warmly invites you to submit your memories of Chris Waddle, one of those featuring in Spurs’ Cult Heroes. This forthcoming book will look at players who achieved legendary status amongst supporters for what they did at the club, and includes reminiscences from former players, managers and you the fans. (Particularly keen to hear any memories of the time he destroyed Arsenal’s Gus Caesar in a Littlewoods Cup game in 1987). 

As ever, all are most welcome to leave memories – and browse those of others – regarding some of the other featured players: Cliff Jones here, Glenn Hoddle here, Ossie and Ricky here, Gary Mabbutt here, Graham Roberts here, Jimmy Greaves here, Clive Allen here, Jurgen Klinsmann here

Spurs’ Cult Heroes – Your Memories of Cliff Jones…

Cristiano who? Cliff Jones was the original goalscoring winger, equally at home on the right or left of the glorious double-winning team of 1961 – and AANP wants to hear your favourite memories of the man. Jones is the latest great to feature in Spurs’ Cult Heroes, the forthcoming book looking at players who achieved legendary status amongst us fans for what they did at the club, and including reminiscences from former players, managers and you the fans. 

As ever, all are most welcome to leave memories – and browse those of others – regarding some of the featured players: Glenn Hoddle here, Ossie and Ricky here, Gary Mabbutt here, Graham Roberts here, Jimmy Greaves here, Clive Allen here, Jurgen Klinsmann here

Spurs’ Cult Heroes – Your Memories of Glenn Hoddle…

Glenn Hoddle is undeniably one of the all-time Spurs greats, and AANP wants to hear your favourite memories of the man, as the forthcoming book Spurs’ Cult Heroes is compiled. Great goals, outrageous performances or general opinions on his Tottenham career – feel free to leave them here. 

 

As ever, all are most welcome to leave memories – and browse those of others – regarding some of the featured players: Ossie and Ricky here, Gary Mabbutt here, Graham Roberts here, Jimmy Greaves here, Clive Allen here, Jurgen Klinsmann here

Spurs’ Cult Heroes – Your Memories of Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa…

Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa are to feature in Spurs’ Cult Heroes, the forthcoming AANP book looking at players who achieved status amongst us fans for what they did at the club. You are most warmly invited to share any memories you have of one, other or both – first impressions, memorable moments or personal meetings you may have had. 

 

As ever, all are most welcome to leave memories – and browse those of others – regarding some of the featured players: Gary Mabbutt here, Graham Roberts here, Jimmy Greaves here, Clive Allen here, Jurgen Klinsmann hereAnd for those who are that way inclined, the AANP facebook group continues to trundle along dutifully here

Spurs’ Cult Heroes – Your Memories of Gary Mabbutt…

Loyal club servant, frequent conqueror of adversity and a gentleman of the game, Gary Mabbutt is, naturally, one of the players featuring in Spurs’ Cult Heroes, a forthcoming book looking at players who achieved legendary status amongst us fans for what they did at the club. AANP wants to hear your memories of the man – favourite moments from his career, or personal meetings off the pitch. Feel free to leave your comments below. 

Memories always welcomed on players already featured in Spurs’ Cult Heroes – Jimmy Greaves here, Clive Allen here, Jurgen Klinsmann here and Graham Roberts here.

Spurs’ Cult Heroes – Your Memories of Graham Roberts…

Graham Roberts is one of the players featuring in Spurs’ Cult Heroes, having sweated blood for the club in a Cup Final and dumped Charlie Nicholas into the Highbury stands. Please go full steam ahead and share your favourite memories of the man – episodes such as these, first impressions, memorable incidents or personal meetings you may have had.Spurs’ Cult Heroes is a forthcoming book, due out in early-2010, looking at players who achieved legendary status amongst us fans for what they did at the club. 

 

Memories always welcomed on players already featured in Spurs’ Cult Heroes – Jimmy Greaves here, Clive Allen here, Jurgen Klinsmann here, with others to follow…

Spurs’ Cult Heroes – Chivers or Peters? Waddle or Sheringham?

Which two would you select from Chivers, Peters, Waddle and Sheringham, as those who captured the hearts and imaginations of Tottenham fans for what they did at White Hart Lane?The compilation of the list of 20 Spurs Cult Heroes, for a book out next spring, may have been fairly unscientific at times, but it has drawn on masses of personal opinions and reminiscences. It is not a list of the definitive 20 Spurs heroes – as personal opinions necessarily differ on such a subjective matter – but it is a selection of 20 from a wider pool of candidates.

As we at AANP try to select a good range, and capture fans’ opinions, the topic continues to spark plenty of debate – so the aim today is to gauge where popular opinion lies between Waddle and Sheringham, and stepping back a few decades, between Peters and Chivers. Feel free to leave your arguments for or against these players, all opinions taken on board.

 

Memories always welcomed on players already featured in Spurs’ Cult Heroes – Jimmy Greaves here, Clive Allen here, Jurgen Klinsmann here, with others to follow…

Spurs’ Cult Heroes – Your Memories of Clive Allen…

He has been regarded by some as a controversial choice of Spurs Cult Hero, but his 49 goals in a single season, in 86/87, is frankly ludicrous, and is unlikely ever to be repeated.Please do share your thoughts on Allen – first impressions, favourite goals, crowd chants – as well as any memories you may have of meeting the man off the pitch.

 

(This one is of particular personal interest, as although I remember seeing him on TV,  his Spurs career fits in that niche after my old man stopped being a regular at the Lane, and before I started – so I’m intrigued to get a better idea of the crowd reaction to him…)

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