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A People's History of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
(Pitch Publishing 2016)
A People's History of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is the first attempt to write the history of a club's support. Written alongside respected Spurs blogger Alan Fisher, the book uses original research and interviews with many of the fans who have supported the club over the years to piece together a unique perspective. From the formation of the club by a group of local schoolboys under a gas lamp on Tottenham High Road, through the club's rise as the emblem of the emerging suburbs and the competitive power of the south of England, through the development of the game as a mass leisure pursuit and on into the modern era, this people's history looks at what the club means to its fans, and how that relationship has changed. It includes sections on the battles between the club's fans and the club itself over the identity of Tottenham Hotspur and on the emergence of an international fan base that is creating its own culture of support. Along the way it introduces a rich cast of characters.

What they say about A People's History of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
“A splendid chronicle of the club's fans” Guardian Sports Books of the Year 2016
"Next time a shiny-suited PR man suggests fans are merely consumers insist he reads
A People's History of THFC" Michael Calvin
"Vivid and well-researched"
When Saturday Comes
"Recommended reading" Talksport PressPass
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Well-written, approachable, and says important things about the nature of football fandom as it continues to evolve as the sport evolves. Even non-Tottenham fans could learn a great deal about issues important to them" Cartilage Free Captain
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A book about being a supporter of a football club that has – in equal parts – wonderfully and annoyingly, got under your skin" The Football Pink
"Very readable and deserves a much wider audience than just Spurs' fans"
Soccer History
"A worthy addition to any library" Spurs Odyssey
"A vitally important book in the development of football publishing"
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