Personalised Tottenham Hotspur Football Book - Gift Details
The Personalised Tottenham Football Book will be a clear winner with your stark-raving mad Spurs fan – the book is chockfull of all their favourite team’s rich history, told through newspaper coverage from the last 100 years.
From 1907 to the end of last season, this Spurs Football Book features all but an early few of the club’s successes. Cue league titles, cups and no end of famous victories throughout.
Like so many of England’s elite, the biggest challenge for this football book is squeezing in all of Spurs’ finest moments. Thankfully, it’s up to the task, with coverage of the club’s title win in 1951, as well as the country’s first ever Double ten years later.
Using reprints of original newspaper reports, numerous other successes also feature, including six more FA Cups, four League Cups and various forays into Europe. As you’d expect, big games against Arsenal & Co are in there, too, along with the chance to relive the exploits of club greats, likes of Steve Perryman, Jimmy Greaves, Mr Lineker and Gazza.
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The book is available with a variety of presentation options, with the recipient’s Name and a Message printed on the certificate on the title page.
All the articles are printed on luxury paper, produced from fully licensed scans from the original newspapers. The books are always updated with the latest season and bound by hand in a hardback book.
The binding process takes four craftsmen/women over an hour to create each book by hand. To make the books even more exceptional, there are special editions with extra personalisation, available below.
Some of the editions are available with colour content and pictures from 2006 onwards. As well as the original black and white content, editions offering colour content and colour pages will include the colour content where available.
This Personalised Football Book is 'Tabloid' size 38 x 31cm, available in a selection of smart, high-quality covers. All reports in this book are taken from The Daily Mirror.
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Tottenham Hotspur FC was formed in 1882 and the club turned professional in 1895. Large crowds flocked to watch the side play and they were rewarded by Spurs winning the FA Cup in 1901. Tottenham reached the top flight in 1909 and won the title for the first time in 1951. Arthur Rowe was the manager of the club at the time and he had developed successful ‘push and run’ tactics that made Spurs an attacking and entertaining side. Bill Nicholas became manager in 1958 and he quickly rebuilt the aging team. Tottenham Hotspur won eight major trophies in sixteen years under Nicholas, including a First Division title, three FA Cups, two League Cups and two European trophies. Tottenham’s success on the continent created history, as Spurs became the first British side to win a European trophy when they won the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1963. Tottenham then went on to win the first ever UEFA Cup competition, which took place in 1972. Spurs won the UEFA Cup for a second time in 1984 and the club has since enjoyed further domestic cup success. The 2008 League Cup win was particularly satisfying for Tottenham Hotspur, as they lifted the trophy having beaten London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea back-to-back.
A Tottenham Gift Book can be an inspired present for a Spurs fan. It is unique, smartly presented and filled with fascinating newspaper reports on the history of the club. Being able to personalise this Spurs Football Book makes the gift even more special and shows the thought that has gone into buying it. The present will also prove to be a terrific addition to a supporter’s Tottenham memorabilia collection.
This Tottenham Football Book opens with Spurs beating Blackburn Rovers 2-1 in the second round of the 1907 FA Cup. It goes on to cover a selection of great games through the decades of the 20th Century and many highlights from the present era.
Some of the early stories featured in this Spurs Football Book include promotion to Division One in 1909, beating Wolverhampton Wanderers in the 1921 FA Cup Final and a report on the club’s first top flight title in 1951. The Gift Books also feature newspaper coverage from Bill Nicholas’ golden era, such as the league and FA Cup ‘double’ in 1961, the defence of the FA Cup in the following season and the European Cup Winners’ Cup win in 1963. You can read about Spurs beating Chelsea in the 1967 FA Cup Final, the League Cup wins of 1971 and 1973, and the victorious UEFA Cup campaign of 1971-1972. All the major honours are covered in this special Tottenham Book; relive more FA Cup wins from 1981, 1982 and 1991, the second UEFA Cup trophy in 1984 and revisit the Worthington Cup victory of 1999 and the League Cup success of 2008. The Gift Book also includes articles on the signing of Danny Blanchflower in 1954 and Jimmy Greaves in 1962, Terry Venables’ first Spurs goal in 1966, plus his appointment as manager in 1987.
Newspaper coverage continues right up to the end of last season. This unique insight into Spurs’ history makes these books truly memorable gifts and a great addition for a collector of Tottenham memorabilia.
If you are a collector of Tottenham memorabilia or looking for other Tottenham Hotspur gifts, why not consider our Spurs Calendar or Spurs Diary? Each month features a newspaper headline on one of Tottenham’s key games. The presents can be personalised with the recipient’s name to make them even more special and both items make great gifts for Tottenham fans. Other Spurs presents include Tottenham Legends Image Calendars and Diaries, Framed Newspaper Reprints and unique Tottenham Hotspur T-Shirts.