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1986/87 with Paul Hawksbee

1986/87 with Paul Hawksbee

June 16, 2020

talkSPORT presenter Paul Hawksbee is the guest for the last of our season review series, and joins Ian, Sim, and Peter in recalling a vintage campaign of "heroic [Spurs] failure".

The 1986/87 team, managed by David Pleat, is widely regarded as one of the best White Hart Lane has seen since the great Bill Nicholson's era, but was sadly unable to pair some scintillating football and a historic 49-goal haul from striker Clive Allen with neither a league title nor one of the domestic cups, all of which we were in the running for.

1987/88: Podcast Penultimate

1987/88: Podcast Penultimate

June 3, 2020

Having reviewed each Spurs season from the current incomplete 2019/20 campaign back to today's reassessment of 1987/88's disappointing yet clear "rebuilding" season, YE1 will be pausing its descent down White Hart memory Lane at 1986/87 in the coming days, as we are now expecting to see our beloved team back out on the pitch in just over two weeks.

1988/89: Very Tenable

1988/89: Very Tenable

June 2, 2020

After a poor start, Terry Venables' first full season at White Hart Lane began to project some of the promise which would eventually turn to FA Cup glory in 1991, as future Wembley linchpins Paul Gascoigne and Paul Stewart arrived to add much needed firepower.

Eric Wolton is today's guest, and begins the show from the angle of Spurs goalkeepers, in light of Erik 'The Viking' Thorstvedt's arrival in December '88, as well as 1984 UEFA Cup hero Tony Parks' departure.

1989/90 with Kevin Hill

1989/90 with Kevin Hill

May 28, 2020

"Walking Spurs encyclopedia" Kevin Hill joins us on our latest step back towards season 1986/87, the last of our chronological descent.

Italia '90 stars-to-be Paul Gascoigne and Gary Lineker starred during a season which saw us finish as top dogs in London, achieving a 3rd-place First Division finish under Terry Venables.

We would also claim our last wins at Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge for over two decades.

1990/91: Eight-Time Cup Kings!

1990/91: Eight-Time Cup Kings!

May 26, 2020

Ian Wallis and Peter Wright reminisce about our 1991 FA Cup journey, when Gazza's iconic free-kick in the all-North London semi-final, and an impressive turnaround from Terry Venables' wounded side in the final, both at Wembley, brought an eighth and most recent FA Cup back to White Hart Lane.

1991/92: Venables’ New Broomstick

1991/92: Venables’ New Broomstick

May 25, 2020

FA Cup-winning manager Terry Venables had moved upstairs, leaving returning boss Peter Shreeves, who had previously managed Spurs between '84 and '86, to answer to new chairman Alan Sugar.

This was the final season of the old First Divison, as the FA Premier League waited in the wings to launch in the summer of '92, meanwhile, Paul Gascoigne missed the entire campaign as a result of injury sustained in last season's FA Cup Final, and Gary Lineker played out a farewell procession before his impending move to Japan.

1992/93: English Football Refounded

1992/93: English Football Refounded

May 21, 2020

Joined today by Matthew Fletcher-Jones of ENGINE SportYE1 looks back at the revolution English football underwent in 1992, as 22 clubs broke from the Football League to form the Sky Sports-driven FA Premier League.

This before Ian and the team complete another customary Tottenham Hotspur season review.

1993/94: Big Thursday Night in Oldham

1993/94: Big Thursday Night in Oldham

May 19, 2020

Legendary ex-midfielder and World Cup winner Ossie Ardiles' first and only full season as Tottenham manager did not go to plan, as a combination of inadequate boardroom backing, injury to main man Teddy Sheringham, and dire mid-season form meant we faced a do or die trip to Oldham Athletic's Boundary Park in May, for our Premiership status.

1994/95: Ossie’s Bitter Sugar-Coated Pill

1994/95: Ossie’s Bitter Sugar-Coated Pill

May 18, 2020

It was with a heavy heart that our Spurs-supporting chairman Alan Sugar fired legendary ex-player Osvaldo Ardiles, as Gerry Francis took over a side stacked with attacking firepower, led primarily by German goal machine Jürgen Klinsmann.

Today's guest is actor and director James Hillier, best known for roles in Eastenders and The Crown among other productions, while YE1 Daily ever-present Peter Wright shares an 'if only' moment, as semi-final defeat to Everton put pay to his virtually completed FA Cup Final song.

Steve Slade: Beers & Burgers to Boiled Chicken

Steve Slade: Beers & Burgers to Boiled Chicken

May 14, 2020

Ex-Spurs striker Steven Slade gives a refreshingly honest account on what it is like to play top-level football when you do not necessarily enjoy the game, and offers invaluable insight as to some of the elite characters he shared both the training pitch, and the White Hart Lane turf with, including Jürgen Klinsmann, Nayim, and Paul Gascoigne.

Steve also shares some immensely sad and distressing events which have occurred at different points in his life.