Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit

Spurs are cursed. Evidence of a curse is the musical act that’s closely associated with them. But it’s not just them who have brought this upon the club. Look at their history and you’ll see ex-players and managers who may at the time been successful at White Hart Lane, but afterwards they all seemed to have broken in mirror in the changing room or stood on a black cat.

Terry Venables for example. Had a moment in the sun after Spurs when he managed England, but ever since then he’s had some dodgy business dealings and his skills at managing teams diminished so much that he ended up wearing a tracksuit (not a pretty sight) as an assistant to the wally with the brolly.

More famously though there was young Gazza, who before the 1991 FA Cup Final was signed to play for Lazio the next season. Then in that final he put a horror tackle on Gary Charles (which pretty much ruined his life), followed by a very cursed 3 years in Italy. After recovering from a broken leg he was sold to Rangers and had a bit of an eventful time there too.

Lineker – One goal short of the record thanks to Turnip head. Then after Spurs he went to Japan to play for Grampus Eight, but his time there was injury plagued. Now he has to sit on the sofa and look at Shearer’s shiny forehead every week. (I said forehead)

Who else…? Oh of course Hoddle. Goes without saying. Karma came back and bit him in the arse. Music and football wise everything after Spurs has turned to shit.

For Osvaldo Ardiles it was a similar time, management wise, that Hoddle experienced. His Spurs side played attractive attacking football, which every fan wanted to see, but this style ended up as “score more than you conceed.” He’s never reached those giddy heights again.

But for this post we are going back to his playing days and the beginning of the musical curse when two loyal fans volunteered to write and sing some tunes to celebrate their appearance in the 1981 FA Cup Final:

Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup Final Squad - Ossie's Dream (Spurs Are On Their Way To Wembley) » Tottenham 1981 Squad with Chas ‘n Dave – Ossie’s Dream (Spurs Are On Their Way To Wembley

…and the B Side :

The 1981 Spurs Team with Chas & Dave - Glory Glory Tottenham Hotspur

» 1981 Tottenham Squad – Glory Glory Tottenham Hotspur

Going for the hattrick with another final in 1991 but they couldn’t get rid of the “rockney” duo. In this one for the benefit of those unfamiliar with the club, they sing the history of the club:

Tottenham Hotspur with Chas and Dave - When The Year Ends In 1

» Tottenham Hotspur with Chas and Dave – When The Year Ends In 1

But it doesn’t end there ! On last Wednesday’s win against THEIR RESERVES ! Spurs scored 5, so two more in extra time from the scruffy beards:

» Chas ‘n Dave – Gertcha

(Spurs get a mention in this one)

» Chas and Dave – Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit…

Although this year doesn’t end in 1, best of luck to Tottenham in the Mickey Mouse League Cup Final.

Rub me

I was going to post something else and save this next one until the 5th round, but Jez posted a request in the comments and then I saw who they are playing on Sunday so…

One Reply to “Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit”

  1. Jez says:

    Awwww shucks, cheers for that. Nice (and surprised!!) to see you managed to resist the temptation to post Glenn & Chris’ “Diamond Lights” (and how did they resist calling themselves Hoddle & Waddle??). There were another couple you could’ve chosen too – 1982’s “Tottenham Tottenham (No One Can Stop Them)” and 1987’s “Hot Shot Tottenham” (at least I think that’s when it was, kinda blanked that year from my mind…). Anyway, enough already!Plate of jellied eels waiting for you next time you’re at Three Point Lane! Keep up the good work.


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