Spurs ’67, paperback version

The inside story of the first Cockney Cup Final between Tottenham and Chelsea, introduced by Pat Jennings and Chopper Harris.


SPURS ’67 takes us back to one of the most eventful seasons for Tottenham as they set out to complete the hat-trick of FA Cup Final victories in the Swinging Sixties. Waiting for them at Wembley are Tommy Docherty’s elegant but unpredicatable Chelsea team. It is the first ever ‘Cockney Cup Final’. This is my personal memory of the season, mixed and shaken with the recollections of the players and managers, and stirred with the eyewitness reports of spectators who were there. The result, an exciting cocktail of a book for any football fan who enjoys stories about the Golden Age of the English game.

In my then role as chief football writer for the Daily Express I was in the privileged position of having a foot in both the Tottenham and Chelsea camps, and many of my close-up stories are being published for the first time. The book is introduced by legends of the game, Tottenham goalkeeper Pat Jennings and Chelsea’s famously fearsome Ron ‘Chopper’ Harris, who at 22 was then the youngest FA Cup captain.

Spurs ’67 is a replay of footballing times that now seem from another planet, with physical challenges allowed and encouraged, and players earning less than today’s ‘superstars’ pay their chauffeurs. It is nostalgic reading for supporters of a certain age, and must-reading for those too young to have been there but wish to have full knowledge of Tottenham’s glorious history.

This paperback version of the book is, in particular, a tribute to two Tottenham legends: manager ‘Sir’ Bill Nicholson and ‘Miracle Man’ captain Dave Mackay.

Author/publisher Norman Giller is making a donation from each copy sold   to the Tottenham Tribute Trust, which helps the old Tottenham heroes who have hit difficult times. The RRP for the fully illustrated, 224-page book is £9.99 + £2P&P. Thank you for your support on behalf of Norman Giller and the Trust. You can order a SIGNED copy right now via the PayPal button.







July 30 1966

Here is an edited version of an interview I gave recently to BBC South Today Sports Editor Tony Husband after the launch of my book to mark the 50th anniversary of England’s historic 1966 World Cup final triumph. As you have been good enough to drop in on my personal website you can purchase an autographed, post-free version of the £18.95 book for just £15. Hurry while stocks last. Order details below.

I was in the privileged position of spending the entire day and much of the following night with the England squad, and I have written an hour by hour account of the day to give you the feeling that you are there with me for the greatest day in English football history. A limited number of autographed, post-free books are now available here