Date: 22nd April 2010 at 10:25am
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Michael, the man behind the beautiful blog All Action No Plot has launched a book. I suggest you cash your gran’s pension and buy as many copies as you can.

Here’s the blurb –

Football Club has been blessed with more than its fair share of wonderful and entertaining players in its long and illustrious history. From goalscorers such as 1901 FA Cup-winning hotshot Sandy Brown through sixties goalgetter supreme Jimmy Greaves to 1990s saviour Jurgen Klinsmann, glamour has always been part of being idolised at – but so too has being something of a controversial maverick. Fake-boob wearing was as daft as a brush. The sublimely-skilled Glenn Hoddle was ignored by , while Argentinian imports Ossie Ardiles and both became embroiled in controversy surrounding the Falklands War.

In Spurs’ Cult Heroes, Michael Lacquiere tells the remarkable tale of the club’s 20 greatest fans’ icons and discovers the true stories about exactly what double-winning Dave Mackay said to Billy Bremner whilst grabbing him round the throat, which legend dented the FA Cup in post-match celebrations, why Gazza once turned up to training plastered in £50 notes and whether David Ginola’s acting career was worth it. Not to mention the debate about why hairstyles play such an important part in being adored at Spurs

It is currently available in the Spurs shop, Waterstones, and online at Amazon, Tesco, Waterstones, Play, WHSmith and Tottenhamhotspur.com.

It might also be of interest that former Spurs captain Gary Mabbutt will be signing copies of the book on the following dates:

Waterstones Leadenhall Market, City of London, Thursday 8 April 12.30pm
Waterstones , Saturday 24 April, 12 noon
Waterstones Walthamstow, Saturday 8 May, 1pm