From the great man - Sir Bill Nicholson

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A selection of quotes from Sir Bill Nicholson. Sir Bill's Spurs won the English First Division title, the FA Cup 3 times, the Football League Cup twice, the FA Charity shield twice, the European Cup Winners Cup and the UEFA Cup.

Tottenham player, manager and Legend, sadly no longer with us but he left behind words of wisdom that every current manager, player and fan should read.

It is better to fail aiming high than to succeed aiming low. And we of Spurs have set our sights very high, so high in fact that even failure will have in it an echo of glory

If you don’t have to drag yourself off the field exhausted after 90 minutes, you can’t claim to have done your best.

Any player coming to Spurs whether he’s a big signing or just a ground staff boy must be dedicated to the game and to the club. He must be prepared to work at his game. He must never be satisfied with his last performance, and he must hate losing

We must always consider our supporters, for without them there would be no professional football. It would be better to have more fans watching football the way they like it played, rather than have a few fans watching football the way we would like it played

It is better to fail aiming high than to succeed aiming low. And we of Spurs have set our sights very high, so high in fact that even failure will have in it an echo of glory

Spurs have got to be the best in the land, not the second best.

intelligence doesn’t make you a good footballer. Oxford and Cambridge would have the best sides if that were true. It’s a football brain that matters and that doesn’t usually go with an academic brain. In fact I prefer it when it doesn’t. I prefer players not to be too good or clever at other things. It means they concentrate on football

It’s magnificent to be in Europe, and this club – a club like Tottenham Hotspur – if we’re not in Europe…. we’re nothing. we’re nothing

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The picture at the top of this page is of Martin Chivers, Bill Nicholson and Allen Mullery holding up one of the many cups he won as Tottenham Hotspur manager - this one was the League Cup after beating Aston Villa at Wembley in 1971.

It's been my life, Tottenham Hotspur,and I love the club

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