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A trawl through the archives in search of old club photographs with a tale to tell. By John Fennelly.

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This picture from the early to mid Fifties shows two giants from our past – Arthur Rowe and Alf Ramsey – in the old West Stand treatment room at White Hart Lane.

Rowe, a cultured centre-half who was born in Tottenham, won his only international cap when England played France – at the Lane! So, after playing for us between 1930-38, it was no surprise when he returned to his spiritual home as Spurs manager in May, 1949.



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