All Action, No Plot’s Magnum Opus
If you’re one of the few people who haven’t read All Action, No Plot before, the first port of call is a good dressing down and a ‘where the flip have you been?’ As most of you will testify: I’m no expert, but I know a first-rate blog when I clap eyes on one. And AANP is the cat’s whiskers. Thoughtful, witty, insightful. In short, a consistently good read which probably appears on every ‘Best of the Spurs Blogs’ list out there.
He’s only gone and penned a bloomin’ book.
It’s called Spurs’ Cult Heroes and it goes on sale this weekend from all good outlets:
“Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has been blessed with more than its fair share of wonderful and entertaining players in its long and illustrious history. From goalscorers such as 1901 FA Cup-winning hotshot Sandy Brown through sixties goal-getter supreme Jimmy Greaves to 1990s saviour Jürgen Klinsmann, glamour has always been part of being idolised at Spurs. But so too has being something of a controversial maverick. Fake-boob wearing Gazza was as daft as a brush. The sublimely-skilled Glenn Hoddle was ignored by England, while Argentinean imports Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa both became embroiled in controversy surrounding the Falklands War. “
In Spurs’ Cult Heroes, Michael Lacquiere tells the remarkable tale of the club’s 20 greatest fans’ icons and discovers the true stories about exactly what double-winning Dave Mackay said to Billy Bremner whilst grabbing him round the throat, which legend dented the FA Cup in post-match celebrations, why Gazza once turned up to training plastered in GBP50 notes and whether David Ginola’s acting career was worth it. Not to mention the debate about why hairstyles play such an important part in being adored at Spurs.’’
I can’t yet claim to have glanced at one page of the 220-odd within. But, as a Tottenham fan- alive to the pleasures of reading, if it’s half as good as what comes out of AANP Towers every week, then it’ll be a cracking bit of work. I think I’m right in saying there’re pictures, too.
So probably best to pre-order a copy now.
All the ‘clicky’ vitals are listed below.