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Double Acts: A Modern History of Tottenham Hotspur in Ten-and-a-Half Partnerships

Julie Welch

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From the publisher:

Renowned football writer and Spurs expert Julie Welch brings us a revealing and exhilarating account of the club's roller-coaster journey down the decades through the prism of its key strike partnerships. In 1961, Bobby Smith and Les Allen were the strike duo who led Tottenham to the league and cup double, making them the first club to achieve the feat in the modern era. It set in train Spurs' proud record of memorable strike partnerships whose goals brought glory to the club, rescued it from the doldrums or simply supplied unforgettable entertainment to millions of fans.

These strike duos featured some of the greatest goalscorers and biggest personalities in English football history - from the top flight's record scorer in Jimmy Greaves partnering Alan Gilzean, to Steve Archibald and Garth Crooks, Teddy Sheringham and Jurgen Klinsmann and Son Heung-min and Harry Kane. Packed with insight, anecdotes and the recollections of legendary players, managers and supporters, Double Acts brings to life a rich and glorious history.

The author:

Julie Welch is an award-winning author and journalist who was the first woman to report on football for a national newspaper, the Observer. Her work includes the film Those Glory, Glory Days, the hardback best-seller The Ghost of White Hart Lane and The Fleet Street Girls. Her last book, 81: The Year That Changed Our Lives, co-written with Spurs legend Steve Perryman, was shortlisted for the Sunday Times British Sports Book Awards 2023.

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Pitch Publishing
20 x 13 cm
Paperback
160 pages
January 2024
English
9781801506694