So yeah, touchy subject
The word 'Yid' used to be associated with racist/antisemetic views, but Spurs supporters have turned that around, it is now associated with pride - that has to be good I think? Maybe some folks still find it offensive, but I think, like most words it's not the actual word used that causes the problem it's the way it is used - 'Queer', can be used as an insult, but many members of the Gay community have adopted it and use the word with pride. There are many other examples - but I ain't going anywhere near the more controversial ones!
It lies between Haringey (Tottenham's London borough) and Hackney.
But yes @Londonspecial is pretty spot on about the term 'yid'. It used to be a derogatory term fired at us by other clubs due to the number of Jews living in and supporting Tottenham. However, over time, Spurs fans took the term as their own to neutralise the racial connotation and so make those other fans come up with something else to offend them with. I don't think they came up with much after that.
The name Bolton Wanderers must mean some form of rearing horses who 'wander' around their fields. Recently I was made aware of people who still rear horses in their local areas up north, and these horses 'wander' or 'trot'. Horses and carriages are still in use stemming from centuries of tradition aren't they?
Bolton Wanderers started out as Christ Church but didn't have a pitch of their own hence wandered around playing their fixtures. That changed in 1877 when we got our own pitch,i think at pikes lanes,before moving to Burnden Park in in the 1890's....my fondest memory of a Bolton v Spurs game was in '77,in the old 2nd division. We were top,spurs were 2nd. the entire ground was singing Queens ''we are the champions''. Bolton ended up winning courtesy of a last minute goal by our midfield stalwart Roy Greaves. Any of the posters on this forum present that day ?
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