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THE GHOST OF
 
                 
WHITE HART LANE
 
   
by Rob White and Julie Welch
 
   

The Ghost of White Hart Lane is the true, previously untold story of John White, one of the greatest, most unique footballers of his generation. To be spoken of in the same breath as Glenn Hoddle, Martin Peters and Dimitar Berbatov, described by Danny Blanchflower as 'a magical player' and by Jimmy Greaves as 'a great, great player who was only going to get better', White died in a freak accident, aged 27, in the summer of 1964 when he was struck by lightning on a North London golf course. A crucial component of Spurs' 1960-61 Double-winning side, he had just learnt that Bill Nicholson was going to build the next great Spurs side around him and was approaching the pinnacle of his career.

Put together by John's son Rob and by Julie Welch, author of the movie Those Glory Glory Days and the first woman to report football for a national newspaper, Ghost is the candid, inspiring tale of a boy from a desperately poor childhood in Scotland who was not only a brilliantly talented player but a much-liked, totally original fun guy held in such esteem that only recently a 36,000 crowd at White Hart Lane stood up to applaud his memory.

 
                       
     
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