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    Reverend John Ripsher

    Post by vis on Mon Aug 12 2013, 04:03

    As many of you are aware the Rev. John Ripsher is the founder of our beautiful team. There is much history around him and the founding of the club. A few years ago it was discovered he was buried in a paupers grave in Dover, Kent. When this was discovered the club had a special headstone made and done the decent thing by the gentleman.
    My wife is a Dovorian and so we done some homework found the cemetary and visited the good Reverends grave earlier this summer. I left an old Spurs shirt by the headstone on behalf of the Forum and Spurs fans everywhere. Some pictures & links to follow . . . .


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    Re: Reverend John Ripsher

    Post by vis on Mon Aug 12 2013, 04:28

    Copy & pasted below a few links that follow the story of the headstone . . . . .



    http://www.doverwarmemorialproject.org.uk/Information/DaybyDay/Tottenham/Tottenham.htm

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7010079.stm

    http://sabotagetimes.com/reportage/a-14th-century-knight-why-tottenham-are-called-hotspur/


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    Re: Reverend John Ripsher

    Post by DJSR on Mon Aug 12 2013, 05:09

    Brilliant research Vis, and full credit to you my friend for visiting the legends grave! RIP Sir John Ripsher.


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    Post by BazSpur on Mon Aug 12 2013, 06:21

    Brilliant Vis Repped for each posting.


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    Re: Reverend John Ripsher

    Post by Guest on Mon Aug 12 2013, 08:22

    and a rep from me aswell

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    Post by totalytot on Mon Aug 12 2013, 21:21


    Quite a story that Vis and well done a rep from me also.

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    Re: Reverend John Ripsher

    Post by Boltjean on Tue Aug 13 2013, 01:32

    I love the history of the club Vis and thank you for posting about the Rev John Ripsher. A rep from me. Someone else I believe deserves recognition for there part in our history is John Cameron who was our first and only player manager. He lead us to the Southern League title in 1899-1900, and then the following season, 1900-01 he lead us to our first ever FA Cup victory which was against Sheffield United while we were playing in the Southern League back in 1900-01, the first and only non league club to win the FA Cup. John Cameron played in the final and also scored in our 3-1 victory. Our centre forward in the 1900-01 season was Alexander Brown who scored in every round of the FA Cup with a total of 15 goals which as far as I know remains a record to this day. Then there was Peter McWilliam who guided us back into the First Division after leading us  to the Division Two title in 1919-20 followed by a 1-0 FA Cup victory over Wolves the following 1920-21 season. There have been many others, players and managers that have played such a big part in the history of Tottenham Hotspur, people will say it's all in the past, just history, but in my eyes the managers I have mentioned, and John Ripsher were the cornerstone of our club.

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    Post by BazSpur on Tue Aug 13 2013, 03:51

    Great post Len. Repped.


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    AUDERE EST FACERE............TO DARE IS TO DO

    "When it is played at its best, football remains the greatest game of all.
    And Tottenham, so close to my heart, is still to me the greatest club." - Bill Nicholson

    'Hoddle a luxury? It's the bad players who are a luxury.'

    'If Ossie Ardiles had gone to Arsenal, they would have had him marking the goalkeeper or something.' Danny Blanchflower

    Re: Reverend John Ripsher

    Post by cstmrsking on Sat Aug 17 2013, 08:10

    Where would we be without History. Good post Good Detective Work welldone.

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