Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music

Spurs' Cult Heroes

Spurs' Cult Heroes
Item# 9781848181083

Product Description

Publisher: Know the Score

Author: Michael Lacquiere

From goalscorers such as 1901 FA Cup-winning hotshot Sandy Brown through 1960s goalgetter supreme Jimmy Greaves to 1990s savior Jurgen Klinsmann, glamour has always been part of being idolized by Spurs fans. But so too has being something of a controversial maverick, from fake-boob wearing Gazza to sublimely-skilled Glenn Hoddle—ignored by England to Argentinian imports Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa, both of whom became embroiled in controversy surrounding the Falklands War. This history 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 while 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 by Spurs fans. (hb)