A detailed and colourful history of tottenham hotspur which gets to the heart and soul of heart of the famous london football club. Johns presbyterian local grammar school, who used to meet under a street lamp on tottenham high. White hart lane, home ground for tottenham 18992017. There are numerous books on the early history of tottenham, recent well written ones including brian beltons forward the spurs which only concerns tottenham hotspur from their formation to 1901 and the biography of tottenham hotspur julie welch. Joukkue pelaa englannin valioliigassa ja sen kotistadion on tottenham hotspur stadium. Here is a list of books associated with tottenham hotspur in one way or another. The london club tottenham hotspur has one of the largest fan bases in england. Through extensive research, including interviews with former players and managers, acclaimed author and tottenham fanatic julie welch has compiled a breathtaking array of great memories and anecdotes that tell the story of spurs from a new and fascinating. They say that, it remains our firm belief that, used in a football context by tottenham hotspur supporters, there is no intent or desire to offend any member of the jewish community. They also engage with the club and had at times exerted their influence over the club on various issues in its history. Legends have graced the turf throughout its history since spurs moved there in 1899, from the goal scoring genius of jimmy greaves to the enigmatic paul gascoigne and right up to the modern day heroes of spurs best team in decades.
Their first away kit in allnavy bore more than a passing resemblance to the original hotspur fc kit but on the reverse it featured a unique diagonally striped panel in two shades of blue. Registration gives you access to all our forums including off topic discussion and removes most of the adverts. Sure theres a pic in the boys book of tottenham in the middle of the north bank highbury. Oxford dictionary updates yid definition to include. Various tottenham history books conjecture on this, with both 1900 or september 1899 being stated, however, the clubs late historian, andy porter uncovered an article published in the golden penny dated september 1898 which carries a photograph of the. There are comprehensive seasonbyseason statistics and the book is illustrated with many neverbeforeseen photographs. Tottenham hotspur fans call themselves yids, a derogatory. Topspurs the world famous unofficial home of tottenham.
Tottenham hotspur football books, dvds and merchandise. Tottenham hotspur are planning to ask their fans if they think the time has come to stop chanting the word yid for years tottenham, who have a strong jewish following, have been on the. Personalised tottenham hotsur spurs football club fc fan a3 colour football newspaper book gift for birthday men dad fathers day christmas 1 reftagscontainerlink. The point of dictionaries is to describe how language is used, not to. The official history of the tottenham hotspur jersey 20. Why had tottenham hotspur supporters adopted the word yids and variants thereof such as yiddo and yid army as a term of selfdesignation. Cross sports book awards illustrated book of the year white hart lane is, without doubt, one of englands most famous football grounds. In doing so they explore the questions of community, identity and the concept of what the idea of tottenham hotspur means. The lane the official history of the world famous home of the spurs. Split into three main eras the early years, the postwar years and the premiership years it features 200 pages of newspaper coverage, iconic photos and captions that are used to create. Tottenham hotspur stadium opening ceremony youtube.
For a while the lads turned out on tottenham marshes and scuffles occasionally broke out with rival teams over the best pitches. With our bevy of personalised spurs gifts, you can do all of the above. This exclusive extract from a new history of spurs sheds light on the. A peoples history of tottenham hotspur football club. Tottenham hotspur fc was founded in 1882, by a group of grammarschool boys from all hallows church. Yid is a threeletter word thats been used as an insult for jews. Text news to 07776197989 and then add the number to your phone contacts book as spurs dot london case sensitive, with spaces to receive daily updates and breaking news from alasdair gold and the team on spurs. Tottenham hotspur supporters have long embraced the term yids. A peoples history of tottenham hotspur is the story of how fans helped create the identity of a worldfamous club and tells a story from a perspective rarely acknowledged. Supporters were treated to musical performances and video content that paid homage to the finale of white hart lane and embraced the.
A number of european clubs, such as tottenham hotspur and ajax have become associated with being jewish. Fan culture at a tottenham match facing history and ourselves. The personalised tottenham football book will be a clear winner with your starkraving mad spurs fan the book is chockfull of all their favourite teams rich history, told through newspaper coverage from the. Arsenals jewish support grew later, in the 1930s, from the more affluent north london community.
The club is located in north london, home to a large orthodox population, but most black hatters dont have time for soccer. Tottenham fans chant yiddo, yiddo repeatedly, yid, or yid army. Dictionaries like the english language shouldnt be made. Or maybe youd like to discover the biggest triumphs in the teams history that took place before you were even born. The biography of tottenham hotspur by julie welch goodreads. Packed with wonderful stories from the formation of the club to the present day. Remember that day well i was one of about 200 yids in the clock end, was. Joukkue pelaa englannin valioliigassa ja sen kotistadion on tottenham hotspur stadium seura perustettiin vuonna 1882. Book cover for the biography of tottenham hotspur book.
Tottenham hotspurs bid for use of the olympic stadium in stratford in 2010 was met by protests, both from large sections of the clubs support and from many in the local community in tottenham. In response some jewish and nonjewish fans of tottenham hotspur f. The earliest mention of the word yid in print was in the slang dictionary published by john camden hotten in 1874. Like all the best art the song is slightly ambiguous, offering more questions than answers, specifically. Tottenham hotspur football club handbook 198485 by tottenham hotspur football club and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Tottenham hotspur are facing fresh calls to clamp down on fans using the word yid after a series of jewish organisations condemned the.
Pdf uses and meanings of yid in english football fandom. Here you can discuss the latest matches, our players and any transfer news surrounding spurs. The lane book official spurs shop tottenham hotspur f. Tottenham hotspurs jewish background is similar to the ajax story. This beautiful coffee table book celebrates the history of white hart lane the world famous home of the spurs since 1899 as an exciting new future looms in n17. Tottenham hotspur appealed to all sections of society with a history of welcome and independence. Yids is a reference to tottenham hotspur, chelseas bitterest rivals. Tottenham will consult fans with questionnaire about yid. Tottenham hotspur founded, will embrace yids monicker. Tottenham personalised gifts spurs books in the book. Due to the clubs historical association with jewish supporters, tottenham is identified as a jewish club by rival fans, even.
Tottenham hotspur fans have used the word yid to describe. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer no kindle device required. Why tottenham and ajax fans have a jewish identity. It is uncertain when the word began to be used in a pejorative sense by nonjews, but some believe it started in the 20th century. Tottenham, the yword and what you need to understand about anti. Personalised tottenham hotspur football book i just love it. In the case of tottenham hotspur, rival fans chanted antisemitic abuse including yids against tottenham fans. Find out why the history of tottenham fc book is the no. Hotten noted that the jews use these terms very frequently. Tottenham hotspur away kits historical football kits. Drawing on social history, contemporary press reports and firsthand interviews with the fans themselves, authors martin cloake and alan fisher trace the clubs development from being the team of the suburbs and. Tailor made for diehard tottenham hotspur fans, the officially licensed tottenham hotspur. Whatever their intention, spurs fans should stop calling. Want to revisit your favourite tottenham hotspur legends from years gone by, be they jimmy greaves, ardiles and villa, teddy sheringham or even harry kane.
The tottenham hotspur supporters trust have tracked this case and have pointed people in the direction of advice and representation. The complete record from the days when a few local schoolboy cricketers gathered to decide how to spend the winter months to the present days of a return to top level european competition, the clubs history is recorded in the first section. This beautiful coffee table book celebrates the history of white hart lane the world famous home of the spurs since 1899. New edition of this successful, detailed and colourful history of tottenham hotspur that gets to the heart and soul of the famous north london football club. Tottenham, the yword and what you need to understand. The cross sports book awards illustrated book of the year.
Keep up to date with the latest tottenham hotspur news, features and exclusives from football. A history of tottenham hotspur fc from 1882 to 1997. The fighting cock is a forum for fans of tottenham hotspur football club. The authoritative record of nprs programming is the audio record. Yid chanting by tottenham hotspur fans no longer an. Make offer 1969 the tottenham hotspur football book number 3, edited by dennis signy. The dark history of tottenham hotspur the history of arsenal. The oxford english dictionary has updated its definition of the word yid to include a supporter of or player for tottenham hotspur football club, publishers announced wednesday. The inference being that to be a player official or fan of spurs you must be jewish.
The word yid is a jewish ethnonym of yiddish origin. The biography of tottenham hotspur and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle. The area around tottenham s ground particularly stoke newington has always had a large orthodox jewish population, a nickname given to jews back in the early 20th century is yids short for yiddish hence the nickname for spurs. All these books have been published, but some are obviously now only available through specialist outlets or. This book is a factual account of the history of the worlds greatest football club tottenham hotspur. Tottenham hotspurs protests about the oeds definition of the yword. Tottenham hotspur facing fresh calls to clamp down on yids.
The name was changed to tottenham hotspur in april 1884, possibly to avoid confusion with the older hotspur fc formed 1878 and located in wimbledon by 1886. Personalised tottenham hotspur football book gift details personalised tottenham hotspur book. Yid chanting by tottenham hotspur fans no longer an arrestable offence at white hart lane says met police the metropolitan police has announced. Tottenham hotspur has an active fanbase that forms organisations to support the team and interact with other members. Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. Tottenham hospur or just spurs has been known as englands jewish club since the early 20 th century, but the story of just how that happened is rather nebulous. In 2012 spurs commissioned under armour as their kit supplier.
Tottenham hotspur football club on englantilainen jalkapalloseura pohjoislontoon tottenhamin kaupunginosasta. Rather than produce a history of the team and their exploits, authors martin cloake and alan fisher have instead turned their attention to a history of tottenham hotspur through the fans. The sociohistorical manifestations of antisemitism in britain are complex see. But for example, one of the chants, it goes, spurs are on their way to. The ultimate book takes must have to a whole new level.
Whatever their intention, spurs fans should stop calling themselves yids. This personalised tottenham hotspur football book documents every unforgettable and historically significant achievement of the one and only spurs. Yid is the nickname for fans of the tottenham hotspur football club. Watch back the opening ceremony from tottenham hotspur stadium. How spurs fans shaped the identity of one of the world s most famous clubs.1293 1523 323 339 600 538 406 738 1013 219 1275 233 84 902 1407 1088 1060 706 1512 1076 1417 781 4 630 16 192 700 573 1104 1137 99 1553 1022 560 1556 571 167 44 1384 1144 1239 50 1482 774 743