Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has been blessed with more than its fair share of wonderful and entertaining players in its long and illustrious history. From goalscorers such as 1901 FA Cup-winning hotshot Sandy Brown through sixties goalgetter supreme Jimmy Greaves to 1990s saviour Jurgen Klinsmann, glamour has always been part of being idolised at Spurs – but so too has being something of a controversial maverick.
Fake-boob wearing Gazza was as daft as a brush. The sublimely-skilled Glenn Hoddle was ignored by England, while Argentinian imports Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa both became embroiled in controversy surrounding the Falklands War.
In Spurs’ Cult Heroes, Michael Lacquiere 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 whilst grabbing him round the throat, which legend dented the FA Cup in post-match celebrations, why Gazza once turned up to training plastered in £50 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 at Spurs.
Spurs superstar captain Gary Mabbutt will be signing copies of the book on the following dates:
Waterstones Leadenhall Market, City of London, Thursday 8 April 12.30pm
Waterstones Stevenage, Saturday 24 April, 12 noon
Waterstones Walthamstow, Saturday 8 May, 1pm
We at the Tavern have a copy to give away to one lucky Lilywhite. Simply email in your answer to this simple question. On Thursday, Gary Mabbutt is signing copies of Spurs Cult Heroes, but at what bookshop? Good luck!
Spurs’ Cult Heroes – The stories of the club’s 20 greatest legends, available now in the Spurs shop, all good bookshops and online (from Amazon , Tesco, Waterstones, Play and Tottenhamhotspur.com).
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