Spurs Odyssey - 2006-07 Review by Paul Smith
Spurs Odyssey is one of the longest-running and most popular of independent Spurs web sites, maintained by 55-year old Paul Smith
, who started supporting his local football club during the time when they were busy winning the 1960-61 Double. Spurs Odyssey was established in the late 1990s, and carries Paul's exclusive match reports from first team, reserve and youth matches. Now, for the first time, Paul has decided to commit to paper all 59 match reports of the roller-coaster season that was 2006-07. It was a season that included three prolonged Cup runs in domestic and European competition, and culminated in a second successive qualification for the UEFA Cup through a fifth place finish. Respected by fans around the world, Paul is often told that reading his match reports is like “being at the game.” Paul's reports are factual, objective, critical and sometimes humorous and emotional, conveying the true feeling of an ordinary fan following his team up and down the country, and across Europe.
PAUL SMITH is Professor of Folklore at Memorial University of Newfoundland. His work encompasses contemporary legend, traditional drama, and folklore and popular literature. With Gillian Bennett, he has edited numerous works, including Contemporary Legend: A Folklore Bibliography (1993), and Contemporary Legend: A Reader (1996).