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· Webmaster: Paul Smith

.........and this is me! I am 68 this year (August 2020), and whilst I was not old enough to attend The Lane, I can remember the Double season and the glory years that followed. I started going to The Lane in the mid-sixties, so Jimmy Greaves was and remains my Spurs idol. Like Ray, I went to Feyenoord in 1974, although it was not remembered for our football, but some sad behaviour by the fans. I have to confess to spending nearly 10 years away from attending games when my family was young and pennies were harder to come by, but I have been a season ticket holder since 94-95 (25 years now!), and for the last 19 years I've had an away season ticket too! I am a former member of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust board, and am still an ordinary member.

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· Reserves and Youth match reports: Ray Lo

Ray Lo's pen-picture:-

Ray is pictured here giving the thumbs up at Broadhall Way, Stevenage, where Spurs Reserves used to play their home games "I have been supporting Spurs for well over 50 years. They were the first team I saw on the box(one live match a year back then). Found where they played some five years later. Did not attend first match until 67 pre-season game v Glasgow Rangers(3-2 with Greaves getting 2). I am a season ticket holder in the new West stand as well as a shareholder. My first euro trip was the Feyenoord 74 final. Away trips reduced now to mainly grounds I have not been to before due to domestic constraints. I try to give an idea of what we have in the U-23 side and at youth level for those around the world who, would only get biased and sparse reports from the club which can give the wrong impression."

· Spurs Odyssey Blogs Norman Giller

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Norman Giller "I am privileged to be the latest recruit to the Spurs Odyssey team, an East Ender with my thoughts nailed in North London. I have one foot in the grave and the other one in the past, so you will get a lot of All Our Yesterdays from me. It is, in my opinion, important that younger fans in particular learn their club history, because it will make them more rounded and grounded as Spurs supporters. I have been following the team since the Push and Run triumph of 1950-51, and have the grey hair to prove it. Nothing is ever predictable with Tottenham, and I hope you will think the same about my blogs here on the Spurs Odyssey website that is the sanest, most sensible and most reliable on line. We won't do sarcasm and spite. Leave that to the opposition fans. I was Daily Express chief football reporter in the Glory Glory days, was a This Is Your Life scriptwriter for 14 years, and am currently writing my 109th book (Shooting Spurs, from the Duke to Harry "The King" Kane). I want to help the Tottenham Tribute Trust raise as much money as possible for our old heroes, and hope to get you in the same charitable mood :-)."

· Features: Brian Judson

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Brian sadly passed away on July 10th 2017, aged 75, having suffered many ailments for a long time. Brian was presented with his "Hotspur Hero" award personally in 2016 by none other than Ledley King. Brian was a lifetime Spurs fan and attendee between 1958 and 1998, when he collapsed. Brian was a Spurs-List historian and archivist, and I am proud to say that a lot of his highly valued material can be found in the Spurs Odyssey archives.

Brian has been recognised and remembered by the club in a special memorial with the following tribute:- “Spurs Fanzine and Internet Pioneer. He could not hear but his eyes could see the Glory”

He could not hear but his eyes could see the Glory

There are a couple of routes you can take to find Brian's material on the website.

Firstly, if you go to the Features page here:-


You will find links to the Double Series, originally written by Brian in 2001. There are also links to the European Cup campaign of 1961-2 and the Cup-Winners' Cup the following year.

Secondly, if you use the Google search box at the bottom of my home page and enter Brian Judson, you will find many links to his previews or reports of the early years of the web site.

There is indeed a wealth of material. R.I.P Brian

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