SPURS '67, revisiting the first 'Cockney FA Cup Final'

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SPURS '67 takes us back 50 years to one of the most eventful seasons forTottenham as they set out to complete the hat-trick of FA Cup Final victories in the Swinging Sixties. Waiting for them at Wembley are Tommy Docherty's elegant but unpredicatable Chelsea team. It is the first ever 'Cockney Cup Final'.


This is my personal memory of the season, mixed and shaken with the recollections of the players and managers, and stirred with the eyewitness reports of spectators who were there. The result, an exciting cocktail of a book for any football fan who enjoys stories about the Golden Age of the English game.


In my role as chief football writer for the Daily Express I was in the privileged position of having a foot in both the Tottenham and Chelsea camps, and many of my close-up stories are being published for the first time.


The book is introduced by legends of the game, Tottenham goalkeeper Pat Jennings and Chelsea's famously fearsome Ron 'Chopper Harris, who at 22 was then the youngest FA Cup captain.


Spurs '67 is a replay of footballing times that now seem from another planet, with physical challenges allowed and encouraged, and players earning less than today's 'superstars' pay their chauffeurs.


It is nostalic reading for supporters of a certain age, and must-reading for those too young to have been there but wish to have full knowledge of Tottenham's glorious history. The book is, in particular, a tribute to two Tottenham legends: manager 'Sir' Bill Nicholson and 'Miracle Man' captain Dave Mackay.


Author/publisher Norman Giller is paying a share of any profits to the Tottenham Tribute Trust, which helps the old Tottenham heroes who have hit difficult times.


The RRP for the fully illustrated, 224-page book is £9.99 + P&P. Thank you for your support on behalf of Norman Giller and the Trust.


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