the spurs almanac

april 28th

         (match reports accessible by clicking on opponent's name, where available)

1898 Woolwich Arsenal A Friendly 0 - 3
1900 New Brompton A Southern League 2 - 1
1906 Woolwich Arsenal A Southern Charity Cup Semi-Final 0 - 5
1909 Derby County A Second Division 1 - 1
1917 Clapton Orient A London Combination 8 - 0
1923 Huddersfield Town A First Division 0 - 1
1928 Liverpool A First Division 0 - 2
1934 Sheffield Wednesday H First Division 4 - 3
1945 Fulham A Football League South 4 - 2
1951 Sheffield Wednesday H First Division 1 - 0
1954 Austrian State XI Vienna Friendly 0 - 2
1956 Sheffield United H First Division 3 - 1
1962 Birmingham City A First Division 3 - 2
1964 Coventry City A Friendly 6 - 5
1971 Huddersfield Town H First Division 1 - 1
1973 Newcastle United H First Division 3 - 2
1975 Leeds United H First Division 4 - 2
1979 Ipswich Town A First Division 1 - 2
1982 Birmingham City H First Division 1 - 0
1984 Queens Park Rangers A First Division 1 - 2
1990 Wimbledon A First Division 0 - 1
2001 Aston Villa H Premier League 0 - 0
2007 Middlesbrough A Premier League 3 - 2


          Notable Dates

1888 Walter "Darkie" Tull, centre forward 1908-1911, born.
1893 Jimmy Banks, forward 1913-1924, born.
1900 This win gave Spurs the Southern League title.

Tom Pratt's last Tottenham match.

1906 Biggest away defeat by Arsenal.

James Freeborough appears for Spurs for the last time.

1909 The game's point gained from the draw gave Spurs promotion to the First Division.

First away game against Derby County, which was played in front of the smallest away crowd for a match between the two sides = 9,000

Walter Bull's and Vivian Woodward's last games for Spurs.

1917 Biggest away win over Orient.
1934 Foster Hedley makes his debut at outside left.
1937 John White, inside forward, 1959-1964 born.
1951 This win over Sheffield Wednesday gave Spurs the First Division championship for the first time.
1956 Bobby Smith's hat trick gives Spurs a 3-1 win over the Blades.  

This was Sid McClellan's last game for Spurs.

1975 Spurs had to win this match to stay in the First Division.  Leeds were flying high and were far above Tottenham in the League.  Home advantage must have paid dividends as  a curling free-kick from Cyril Knowles put Spurs ahead and a Martin Chivers prod in a goalmouth scramble added to the score.  Knowles converted a penalty, before Leeds got one back and then Alfie Conn scored Spurs' fourth.  A further consolation for Leeds came and the Spurs fans in the near 50,000 crowd whistled to indicate time, before sighing a collective sigh of relief.  It is possibly the only time that the fans were pleased to have Terry Neill as manager, as they sang "We want Terry Neill" until he came out onto the pitch.  

Cyril Knowles scored his last goal for Spurs in this match.

Phil Beal made his last appearance in a Spurs shirt.

1990 John Polston makes his last appearance in a Spurs shirt.
1999 Sir Alf Ramsey, full back 1949-1955 and England manager, dies.
2007 Middlesbrough's defeat was their 1500th in their history.

Martin Jol's 100th game in charge of Tottenham.

Aaron Lennon makes his 50th League appearance for Tottenham.

Information gathered from "Spurs - A Day-To-Day Life" by Graham Betts, Spurs Handbooks, 
"Spurs - A Complete Record" and "The Spurs Alphabet" both by Bob Goodwin and other sources.

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