Why Tottenham Hotspur manager Arthur Rowe was English football's quiet revolutionary. Best-selling Spurs author Martin Cloake provides a personal view on the life and influence of an unrecognised... More > giant of the game.< Less
An appreciation of Tottenham Hotspur legend Danny Blanchflower and his impact on the game of football by author and Spurs fan Martin Cloake. This extended essay looks at Danny Blanchflower's life and... More > career and attempts to explain why he is still such an inspirational figure today.
About the author:
Martin Cloake is a writer and Tottenham Hotspur season ticket holder who has followed the team for over 30 years. With editor Adam Powley he has written a number of successful books on the club including The Boys from White Hart Lane, the acclaimed story of Spurs in the 1980s, and the award-winning 61: The Spurs Double.< Less
At Tottenham Hotspur, the 1882 fan movement aims to recapture the days when "how loud you sing and how passionate you became wasn't dependent on how well the team was playing". Spurs author... More > and fan Martin Cloake talks to the fans organising at Spurs, and places them in a context of a tradition of independent supporter organisation at Spurs, and of a wider movement to reimagine the future of football< Less
Updated and re-issued, this classic account of Spurs' dramatic 2003/04 season puts the fans at the centre of the tale, exposing the myth of the 'average football fan' and providing a compelling... More > account of the joy, frustration and and absurdity of following a Premier League club. Crammed with insight, humour, anecdote and the unique passion of the football fan, this book was described by Hunter Davies as 'the sort of record every club should have'.< Less