A book celebrating Spurs’ beloved White Hart Lane stadium, before it closes forever, is raising money for Noah’s Ark – and we currently have copies for sale on our eBay store.
A Love for the Lane is by BBC London sports correspondent Chris Slegg. He told us: “The book revisits some of the most significant matches ever to be played at White Hart Lane, Spur’s home since 1899, but which will soon be no more as a splendid new stadium is built right next door.”
Spurs midfielder Mousa Dembele signed, and helped sell, copies of the book in our Barnet charity shop on 2 March during a press conference marking one year of the Noah’s Ark charity partnership with Spurs.
Many of the chapters are stories told by the players or managers themselves, as Chris explains: “Terry Dyson relives the day he became the only Spurs player to score a hat trick against Arsenal. Legendary skipper Steve Perryman talks about the night he scored two goals against fAC Milan in the 1972 UEFA Cup final. Gus Poyet reminisces about thrashing Chelsea 5-1 in the 2002 League Cup final and Harry Redknapp tells all about the night in 2010 that his Spurs side beat Inter Milan in the Champions League.
“I am sure A Love for The Lane will make an interesting read for any Spurs fan, particularly anyone feeling a bit emotional about the existing White Hart Lane being knocked down.”
Since discovering the charity through its partnership with Spurs, Chris has been auctioning copies of the book, signed by players including Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane, to raise funds for Noah’s Ark.
He said: “I was working for BBC London at the Tottenham training ground last March to preview the north London derby against Arsenal. That was when I became aware of the incredible work Noah’s Ark do, and how Tottenham Hotspur were supporting them.
“I’m not fit enough to run a marathon or a triathlon or any of the other incredible things people do for charity, so I decided to use my writing to help raise money for charities like Noah’s Ark.”
Copies of the book are available on our eBay store and in our Barnet charity shop.