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INSIDE THE OPUS

Posted on 2 April 2008  - 12:00

A new series featuring some of the many highlights of the epic Tottenham Hotspur Opus – the biggest and best book ever written and produced about the Club.

A new series featuring some of the many highlights of the epic Tottenham Hotspur Opus – the biggest and best book ever written and produced about the Club.

9 – New World – An Unlikely Hero – Sir Alf Ramsey

Alf Ramsey came late to professional football, having toyed with a career as a grocer, but it’s hard to think of many people who had a greater impact on the game – either for Spurs or for England.

Arthur Rowe, ‘Push and Run’ title-winning manager between 1949-1955, found a kindred spirit in the reserved, scholarly Ramsey, saying later:

“When I went back to join Tottenham Hotspur as their manager in 1949 it was my pleasure to meet Alf Ramsey for the first time. He was a new boy, like myself, and I was delighted to realise that in him I had a player whom I could talk to, who would help me in the desires I had to build Spurs into the great club I had always hoped it would be. If you can like people on sight, I think we both liked each other.”

Sir Alf Ramsey is featured in the ‘New World’ section of the Opus.

With 300,000 words and 1,500 photographs, the Opus is the ultimate piece of Tottenham Hotspur memorabilia.



You can view the OPUS e-brochure byCLICKING HERE...