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Norman Giller's View - 21.05.18
· Danny Blanchflower - This was his life. Norman Giller introduces this summer series

Norman Giller introduces this summer series

Danny Blanchfower, one of Tottenham’s all-time greats, once walked out on Eamonn Andrews and refused to accept his ‘This Is Your Life’ book. While waiting for the new season to get under way and Spurs to move into their state-of-the-art home, I will be telling you the story that Eamonn could not tell.

Danny lost his temper with me only once during the thirty-plus years that we knew each other. His famous Irish charm and composure crumbled when I told him I was going to write a book about him. This was in the 1980s after he had dropped the curtain on the football game that had been his life, coupled with a career as a journalist of infinite jest, weird and wonderful wisdom and, sometimes scorching controversy.

“Now why would you be wanting to write a book about me?” he asked in his Belfast lilt, unblemished by living for many years among we English. “I’m yesterday’s man, so I am. Write about somebody interesting, like Steve Perryman or Glenn Hoddle. Somebody of today.”

“I want to write about the real Danny Blanchflower,” I said, regretting it the moment the words left my mouth............

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· How our Champions League place was finally secured (May review)

· Matchday 38 round-up (Spurs Odyssey Premier League review)

· Your grades re Leicester (H)

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Spurs Development & Academy Reports, 2017-18
· Stemwede Tournament - Day Three, 12.05.18
· Stemwede Tournament - Day Two, 11.05.18
· Stemwede Tournament - Day One, 10.05.18
· Spurs U-18s fixtures and reports - 2017-18
· Spurs' PL2 (& Checkatrade) fixtures and reports - 2017-18

Spurs sent a squad to the U-19 Stemwede Tournament in Germany to play for the Volksbank Cup.

Spurs team v Werder Bremen

On Day One we beat SV Rodinghausen 2-0 with both goals by Jack Roles. One was a 40 yard shot after Roles saw the goalie off the line! The second game (games are 20 minutes each half) against Locomotiv Moscow was drawn 1-1. On Day Two, Spurs won both their games to reach Saturday's semi-finals. Unfortunately our lads lost both games and finished fourth.......

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Spurs Odyssey Premier League match report
· Spurs 5 Leicester 4 - Spurs win a game of crazy football, and finish third!
· Spurs v Leicester preview - Farewell Wembley! We'll see you again!

Spurs v Leicester at Wembley

You've heard of crazy golf. Well this end of season fiesta was crazy football! With little riding on the game after Champions League football was secured on Wednesday, Mauricio Pochettino made wholesale changes to his team, plus one late unscheduled change due to Jan Vertonghen pulling out at short notice. Presumably because Davinson Sanchez was not announced in the original 18 man squad, he was not allowed to replace Vertonghen, so Eric Dier played beside Toby Alderweireld. Kyle Walker-Peters got his first Premier League start since the first game of the season (and played very well) but the Spurs defence was easily unsettled against a Leicester side that had even less than Spurs to play for. At least Spurs were in the hunt for third place..........

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Spurs Odyssey Premier League match report
· Spurs 1 Newcastle 0 - Champions League secured with a game to spare!
· John Ellis's Third Eye report
· Spurs v Newcastle preview - Time to produce the goods Spurs!

It wasn’t pretty and Spurs’ poor end of season form continued, but a fine instinctive goal by Harry Kane early in the second half, coupled with Huddersfield’s heroic draw at Stamford Bridge, secured a third consecutive Champions League season for Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs. Newcastle were certainly not “on the beach” and were clearly determined to give a good account of themselves. The visitors had the best chances, and more of them over the course of the game, not least Shelvey’s first half free kick which hit Lloris’s left post, and a header by Lascelles which required one of Hugo’s finest saves. The fact that at the time of writing Hugo has been voted our man of the match says it all...........

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Perhaps one of the most popular threads on The Spurs Odyssey message board is one which started seven and a half years ago in 2010. This provides the history of our new stadium applications (including the thankfully unsuccessful bid for the Olympic Stadium) right up to the present day with images of the new stadium as it nears completion. There is a genuine community feel about the board, which is moderated.

Every Spurs match is covered with excellent threads, which feature images and stats from previous games. There is so much to enjoy about the message board which also has an off-topic section where non-football matters are discussed.

There is also a great archive of filed material with links to some great Spurs history and goals.

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