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Produced By Paul Wombell 1976-1978

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Tottenham Boys We Are Here

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TOTTENHAM BOYS WE ARE HERE, has become the Book on Football culture and hooliganism.

Produced between 1976-1978 by Paul Wombell with a Grant from the Greater London Arts Association, the book focuses on the Tottenham fans, and in particular their away travels during the legendary 1977-1978 season in the 2nd Division.

Paul's desire to capture the essence and nature of football rivalry and hooliganism is easy to see with an unrivalled selection of action pictures at notoriously 'difficult' grounds such as Cardiff, Millwall and Stoke.

The unbiased fan interviews alongside Newspaper, and written articles elevated the Book to the status it now achieves.

Because the Print run was low (only about 100-150) the book became highly sought after.

It was sold in a handful of newsagents around the High Road for £1.50 and naturally sold out quickly.

For many years the Book became talked about but rarely seen, as those that had a copy were reluctant to lend it out - if indeed they could find it - as many had made their way to the loft!

Then, some 20 odd years later, a photo-copy reprint emerged with a £12 price tag. Despite some missing pages (noticably the awesome pull-out of the Enclosure/West Stand take-over at the Leicester home game in 1976), the book sold well and gave a new generation of Spurs fan a glimpse of the halcyon days of football hooliganism.

In 2009, our prayers were answered when a new 750 copy re-print of the COMPLETE TBWAH was produced, using State-Of-The-Art quality printing to provide the definitive copy currently available. The Book has never looked this good and was quickly snapped up at a bargain price of £25.

There will never ever be a Football book like it.

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Think back to the days...

When Football was owned by the Fans...

When White Butchers coats were regularly seen worn by fans patrolling the terraces...

When the Match Programme was actually the Source of all the information you could get from your Club, and the Team on the Back would actually be the 11 that played...

When Large pin Badges with 'Stick Your Poxy Arsenal Up your Arse..' were sold alongside 'We All Agree Tottenham Hotspur Are Magic' .ones...

When Patches were sold in the Spurs shop and worn by one and all on their Denim jackets...

When Silk Spurs scarves were tied to the wrists....

When Beer could be consumed on the terraces...

When Urinating into the empty pint glass would be seen as the most appropriate thing to do if the attendance was at near capacity...

When Rosettes with pictures of Martin Chivers would quite happily be worn..

When T-shirts with Cigarette-Box imagery would declare that 'Watching Arsenal Would Seriously Damage Your Health'...

When an Ian Moores look-a-like would roam the Shelf selling 'Peanuts, All-Roasted'....

When The Half-Time scores would be manually placed around the Pitch Perimeter on A-Z boards which corresponded with the Matches as listed in the Match programme...

When THE BIG MATCH, MATCH OF THE DAY and SPORTSNIGHT were the highlights of the week..

When fans used to climb the Floodlight next to the Park Lane to watch the game..

When fans used to roll marbles next to Police Horses to prevent their grip...

When Willie Morgan used to play Music before the games...

When You could walk from the Paxton to the Shelf to the Park Lane....

When Football Songs were Vile and abusive, full of humour and spontaniety...

When fans could and would run onto the pitch to celebrate goals and wins...

When Fences were erected - to prevent this....

When fans had the Upper-Hand over the Police...

When TOTTENHAM BOYS WE ARE HERE was sold for £1.50 in a handful of Newsagents along the High Road....
 

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