Better a wag than a WAG
- Aug 14, 2006
the jayne mansfield picture is simply amazing - thanks for that CH
it looks photoshopped it's so bizarre and stunning- but of course it isn't -
incredible stuff - it's almost like she's in colour from america to brighten up 50s britain - and the predominantly(exclusively) male support that's surrounding her
there's a couple of good links in News Now currently
here's one - a programme commemorating 'the first ever floodlight match at Tottenham Hotspur’s White Hart Lane'
Strangely, the front page of the programme doesn't mention this AFAI can see - maybe some our historians can confirm the details
it's also an early example of european football at the Lane
note the programme price 2d - now I'm not clued up on 1953 prices, but I suspect you could get in for a shilling then - so at one 1/6th of the admission price if true - it makes the £3 (if that's the current cost - I haven't bought programmes for yeas) for our 'matchday magazines' look reasonable
and also there's a very good article on a 1956 spurs book in Top Spurs ATM
you might try the newsnow link CH, it might work better from thereI can't get that link to load at present but will keep trying as it looks interesting.
On a personal note, I was always invading the pitch at the end of a game, especially European football games at the Lane. We got away with it in those days.
My family was watching the game against Feyenoord in black and white on TV back in the 1962/3 season and saw me running onto the pitch to get the Dutch international winger's autograph - losing my shoe in the mud on my way as Kenneth Wolstenholme did a summary of the game! They teased me about it for some time afterwards.
hi CH - i was in the park lane i think - i hesitate because i've seen the highlights of that game a fair few times, luckily it was on MOTD and of course you get the shelf side viewI was on the centre line, behind the M. Where were you?