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Forward the Spurs: The Early Years of Tottenham Hotspur [Kindle Edition]

Brian Belton
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From the moment Tottenham Hotspur was founded in 1882, the club has been among the most stylish teams in the league. It's fans have always had a passion to win - but also to see the beautiful game played with the kind of flair they have come to expect.

But where does that tradition come from?

How was the Spurs style forged?

The team's origins were humble enough. From a group of school boys, playing on the local marshes, they quickly became a the team that were to become the Champions of the Southern League and lift the most coveted of sports trophies in the early days of football, the FA Cup.

This is the definitive tale of the meteoric rise of the Spurs.

Why blue and white? How and why was the ‘Hotspur’ title adopted? What determined the move to White Hart Lane?

These and many more questions are answered in a book no Spurs fan will want to miss.

Brian Belton is the author of 'Bolton Born: The Early Years of Bolton FC', 'When magpies First Flew: Newcastle FC The Early Years' and numerous books on the history of football. His books on the game are primarily a study and celebration of this global congregation, the life carnival of soccer splendour.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 220 KB
  • Print Length: 54 pages
  • Publisher: Endeavour Press Ltd.; 1 edition (6 Nov. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A3DMFE8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #190,440 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spurs - The Early years 13 Dec. 2012
I must admit I am no spurs fan but am I am quite a big football fan. So even though I am reading about the enemy was really interesting to see how Spurs developed in the early years. I found it a really informative read and very well written and researched. A book that many football fans will enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read! 29 Dec. 2012
This is a must for any Spurs fan and the wider football fan community.It is not just a book on the rise of a great club,but how a local community pulled together to make a great team.
So with Brian Belton's sports insight and his background in youth and commuity work,we see the sense of community and spirit from those local people who made it possible-when are we seeing the hardback version?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected find 13 Dec. 2012
By Oliver
This was an unexpected find and one that really took me back in time. In many ways was a little sad to see how both team and football has developed and not in a good way either. The authour has obviously researched the subject well and been very matter of fact as is more of a historical book than anything else. Any Spurs fan must read this as really is in interesting even for those not interested in history.
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2.0 out of 5 stars WTF two books in one why? 25 July 2014
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Great little Spurs book from inception to about 1910. Beware that the book has another book in it which goes all political... That put me right-off....
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