OTP not only likes to have a good laugh at monumental bloopers, we like to deconstruct the
inadvertent art and beauty that goes in to them. Even before Jamie Carragher was born, own goals
were a key construct of the game and can be assessed on their technical difficulty, match-context
and aesthetic quality.
When I arrived in Zaragoza a little more than two years ago, I knew very little of Real
Zaragoza apart from their mythical European Cup Winners Cup win over Arsenal in 1995 and
THAT goal from Nayim which turned David Seaman into a blubbering wreck and propelled the
ex-Tottenham midfielder into footballing folklore.
"I fell in love with this club and it still my favourite. I was made very welcome there by
everyone and the fans were always marvellous. There is always a place in my heart for Tottingham
Hotspurs." Ossie Ardilles.
Spurs Goal Of The Day: 29th June
Nayim v Liverpool
Spurs In The News: 29th June
The Mirror claims that we have made a bid to gazump Arsenal for Joe Cole.
I don't like to kick a man when he is down, but I love it when we do the Spuds. Even after a
promising start to the season they are slip sliding back down out of Champions League contention. I
got the pre match phone call from my Spud mate today, he always gets it over with before the game.
I won't hear from him for another month.
It's now just a week to go until Barcelona roll into the Grove, and quite honestly, I think I
can allow myself another dose of early excitement. Yes, I know there's a crucial Premier League
game at St. Andrews first up – they're all crucial now – but without a midweek match there's
plenty of time to think about both.
What ho. If I've been doing this right seasoned visitors to AANP Towers should know that as
of this Saturday the book "Spurs' Cult Heroes" becomes available to buy in shops.
To mark the occasion and whet your appetite, I have posted a world exclusive no less – below, for
your visual delectation, is the Introduction to Spurs' Cult Heroes.
Por Miguel Bujalance El zaragocismo vive tiempos de zozobra y recuerda la
victoria épica en el Parque de los Príncipes ante el Arsenal hace 15 años como el padrenuestro
de su memoria sentimental. Este fin de semana sus dos goleadores en la final se dan cita en el
Alfonso Pérez de Getafe.
Three spaces left, but still a number of contenders for the list of 20 Spurs Cult Heroes. Still
looking for the players who achieved legendary status amongst us fans for what they did at the club
– so put forward your argument for (or indeed against) the inclusion of any of these:
Pat Jennings, John White, Alfie Conn, Bill Brown, Sandy Brown, Cyril Knowles, Ralph Coates, Gary
Lineker, Steffen Freund, Teddy Sheringham.
The clue is in the title - the first all-action book on Spurs is imminent, and all lilywhite
fans are most warmly invited to pitch in.
A list of 20 fans' favourites is being compiled, and frankly, for a team as steeped in history
as ours, there just ain't enough room for everyone. Some names effortlessly pick themselves –
true Lane legends such as Blanchflower, Perryman, Mabbutt, Greaves and Bill Nick.
Joining the elite group of players to score from (around) the half-way line, a group which
includes the likes of Anders Limpar, David Beckham, Xabi Alonso and Nayim, is Coleraine defender
The youngster fired home his wonder-goal against Portadown on Saturday in his side's 4-3 Carling
Haciendo referencia a la entrada anterior "Juande Maños", decir, por si no lo habíais pillado,
que era todo obra de San Inocente, ese Santo que nos embarga por un día y nos hace escribir cosas
que no tienen sentido con tal de intentar engañar a nuestros colegas.
El único "fichaje" que ha hecho el Zaragoza ha sido la incorporación de un ayudante para José
On this week's good, the bad and the ugly we feature lots of winners, some losers and Joey Barton!
Click on the links below to find out more about the stories we feature. Good Manchester United are
the winners of the Champions League for the third time in their history after beating Chelsea on