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Football Themed Thatched Animal – Tottenham Hotspur Cockerel

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Football Themed Thatched Animal – Tottenham Hotspur Cockerel

Posted By paddy

I noticed this very unusual thatched animal the other day on the Old Forge in Radwinter. I could be wrong, but I think that this thatched animal is suspiciously like the emblem of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club? Tottenham Hotspur was founded in 1882 and in 1901 they became the only non-league club to win the FA Cup since the formation of the Football League in 1888. The clubs emblem is a cockerel standing on a football and the club Latin motto is Audere est Facere, literally, “To Dare Is to Do”. The origins of the Tottenham Hotspur emblem would appear to be associated with fighting cocks. Apparently the Hotspur part of the clubs name derives from Harry Hotspur who was known to fit his fighting cocks with spurs, which can be seen in the clubs crest. Further to this 1909 a former player named William James Scott made a bronze cast of a cockerel standing on a football to be placed on top of the West Stand and since then the cockerel and ball have been the major part of the club’s identity. Clearly, I think a spurs fan must reside in the Old Forge at Radwinter?

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