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Pick up a copy of Spurs’ Cult Heroes

As we approach the final home game of the season is there anything we might want to buy for the summer at our last opportunity at the Spurs Mega store? I would certainly recommend purchasing Michael Lacquiere’s Spurs’ Cult Heroes in an effort to keep connected to the club during the close season.

Michael writes the well known Spurs blog “All Action No Plot” and over a period of time was asking for comments from readers on a various former Spurs players which took on a cult heroes section to his site. From this point Michael picked his 20 top cult heroes put together a chapter on each player’s Spurs career into which he has interwoven a number of the blog comments contributed by readers.

It’s a great book because you don’t have to read it in order because each chapter covers a different player though Michael has put them in chronological order from the oldest Sandy Brown to most recent David Ginola. As you might expect I dived straight into Alan Gilzean before dropping back to Cliff Jones and Greavsie.

For me it’s the sort of easy sports reading I like and had the games not been coming thick and fast in recent weeks I would have finished it some time ago. It is also up to date including quotes from Martin Chivers recent autobiography “Big Chiv” and Ossie Ardiles book “Ossie’s Dream”.

One thing is for sure it is a book that will get picked up of the shelf time and time again to refresh your mind on a certain player and all 20 of them are worth reading including Blanchflower, Bill Nick, Mackay, Big Pat, Cyril, Stevie P, Glenn Hoddle, Robbo, Gary Mabbutt, Clive Allen, Waddle, Gazza and Jurgen on top of those mentioned above.

We may not have won the most trophies in the last 50 years but what this book shows us is that we have had far more than our fair share of cult heroes and maybe that is why we are Tottenham till we die. Pick up a copy in time for your summer holiday – you know it’ll make sense!

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