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Spurs Odyssey Feature - 16.01.21
· Levy praised for gambling on Mourinho

When Daniel Levy decided to call time on Mauricio Pochettino’s tenure as Tottenham Hotspur boss, and then went all-in with the appointment of José Mourinho, more than a few eyebrows were raised at the time. Just over a year later, the Spurs supremo has received glowing praise for such a bold move.

The Portuguese coach has led his team to the final of the League Cup already this season, which could produce the first silverware since Juande Ramos won the same competition in 2008......

Full report here

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Jimmy Greaves
My boyhood idol, the one and only Jimmy Greaves was 80 years old on February 20th, 2020. Happy Birthday Jim!

At long last and after a long campaign, Jimmy Greaves was awarded an MBE in the 2021 New Year's Honours list. Jimmy's son Danny said, ""We are very, very proud of Dad. Always have been, always will be. At almost 81 to receive an honour from Her Majesty the Queen is just something very, very special."

· Read Brian Judson's original article (written several years ago).

· Read John Farrell's further tribute.

· Recently added - Extract from The Golden Boot.


· When "Peej" met Greavsie.

In June 2010 Spurs Odyssey was invited to attend a gathering at the new prestigious Burger King in Leicester Square. Two of Spurs Odyssey's members - Peter Garnett ("Peej") and Tom Fisher ("Tommy") - went along and produced the following rather unique insight into my personal favourite ever football player.

Spurs Legend Jimmy Greaves chats with Spurs Odyssey members Peter Garnett and Tom Fisher

Jose Mourinho's first year at Tottenham
· Mourinho’s first year

Jose Mourinho was appointed Spurs manager on November 20th last year (2019). The appointment swiftly followed the departure of Mauricio Pochettino on the preceding day. I was truly taken by surprise by both events, as indicated in this article having only a few days previously published an article about Mauricio’s five year tenure. (That was five and a half years to be precise) I said of Jose’s name being linked with the club, "We all know that Jose Mourinho is in the wings, and has been linked with the club, but I don’t think there’s too many Spurs fans who would be particularly happy to see him take over. His style is much too defensive for our liking."

Chairman Daniel Levy said of Jose’s appointment:- "In José we have one of the most successful managers in football. He has a wealth of experience, can inspire teams and is a great tactician. He has won honours at every club he has coached. We believe he will bring energy and belief to the dressing room."

It is appropriate to review Jose’s first year in charge......

Read this article here

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· Campaign for a blue plaque for Bobby Buckle - The first Spurs Captain

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· The English National Football Archive
· Soccerassociation.com
· 11v11.com - Home of football statistics and history

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· See the current injury list for all Premier League Teams!
· Images of White Hart Lane down the years
· Mail Online Tottenham Hotspur page
· The latest Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust Home page
· Every FA Cup Giant Killing since 1888
· Soccerway Spurs page
· Tottenham on my mind
· Every Spurs Statistic you could ever need!
· The Lust Doctor (Spurs blog)
· Ozspurs
· Quality Spurs t-shirts & hoodies, or design your own
· "Memories Never Die - Living with MND by Del Deanus
· Read Del's Blog here
· Link to The Bill Nicholson Way
· Official Tottenham Hotspur Site
· Soccer Bars - Where to watch the game throughout the world!
· My Eyes Have Seen The Glory
· Jim Duggan's THFC page

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