the spurs almanac

april 24th

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

1897 Loughborough A United League 2 - 3
1899 Wellingborough H United League 5 - 2
1900 Woolwich Arsenal A Southern District Combination 1 - 2
1905 Portsmouth A Southern League 2 - 3
1909 Bradford Park Avenue A Second Division 3 - 0
1915 Sunderland A First Division 0 - 5
1920 Grimsby Town A Second Division 0 - 2
1926 Burnley H First Division 0 - 2
1933 Burnley A Second Division 1 - 1
1937 Fulham H Second Division 1 - 1
1940 Arsenal A (played at WHL) Football League South Group C 4 - 2
1948 Newcastle United H Second Division 1 - 1
1950 Chelmsford City A Friendly 4 - 1
1954 Wolverhampton Wanderers A First Division 0 - 2
1958 Canto do Rio (Brazil) H Friendly 4 - 1
1963 OFK Belgrade (Yugoslavia) A European Cup Winners' Cup Semi-Final 1L 2 - 1
1965 Leicester City H First Division 6 - 2
1971 Crystal Palace H First Division 2 - 0
1974 1FC Locomotiv Leipzig (Germany) H UEFA Cup Semi-Final 2L 2 - 0
1976 Newcastle United H First Division 0 - 3
1979 Queens Park Rangers A Ian Gillard Testimonial 3 - 1
1982 Notts County H First Division 3 - 1
1991 Everton H First Division 3 - 3
1997 Middlesbrough H Premier League 1 - 0
1999 West Ham United H Premier League 1 - 2


Games on this day in Tottenham Hotspur's history

Played Home Away Won Drawn Lost For Against
25 13 12 12 4 9 51 41
Home  Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
13 7 3 3 29 18
Away  Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
12 5 1 6 22 23
Biggest win on this day

6-2  Leicester City  (First Division) (Home)  1965

Biggest defeat on this day

0-5  Sunderland (First Division) (Away)  1915

Biggest score-line on this day

6-2  Leicester City  (First Division) (Home)  1965

Last win on this day

1997  1-0  Middlesbrough (Premier League) (Home)

Last draw on this day

1991  3-3  Everton (First Division) (Home)

Last defeat on this day

1999  1-2  West Ham United (Premier League) (Home)


               Notable Dates

1897 James Mair makes his Spurs debut in this match.  

Forward Tommy Jull and Hobson, an outside left who scored his only Spurs goal, played their only games for Tottenham in this fixture.

1899 This game was the last for the club for Tom Atherton and James Hartley, who both scored the last goals for the club in this match - Hartley's in a hat trick against Wellingborough.

Bob Cain scored for the club for the first time.

1900 This match played in Plumstead was notable for the fact that the referee abandoned the game because of bad language between the players on each side.  The result was allowed to stand even though only 75 minutes had been completed.  This match was watched by the smallest away crowd for a fixture between the two clubs = 500

Tom Pratt scores the last goal of his Spurs career.

1901 Full back John Stephenson and inside forward W. Fortnum make their first appearances for Spurs.

Anson plays his last game in a Spurs shirt.

1909 John Curtis scored once on his debut in the outside right position.

Vivian Woodward nets for Tottenham for the last time.


Tottenham sign defender Harry Lowe from Brighton and Hove Albion for 75. 

1915 A defeat that condemned Spurs to relegation to the Second Division for the first time.

Jim Fleming and Ed Lightfoot play the last games of their Spurs careers. 

1920 Spurs first away defeat at Grimsby.

Bert Middlemiss makes his last appearance in the Spurs shirt.

1937 The last time that Stan Alexander (who scored his only goal for the club) and Bill Edrich appear for the club.
1954 Arthur Willis' last game for Spurs.
1963 Spurs took home a slim lead from Belgrade after Jimmy Greaves had been dismissed for retaliation.  John White and Terry Dyson scored the goals that overcame a crack Yugoslav side in front of a 45,000 crowd.
1965 A Cliff Jones hat trick helps Spurs to a big win over Leicester City to complete an unbeaten season at home.
1974 Spurs, having won in Germany, had this tie was sewn up with two first half goals from Chris McGrath and Martin Chivers.
1976 Martin Chivers plays for Tottenham for the final time.
1982 Spurs' biggest home crowd for a visit from Notts County = 38,017
1987 Jan Vertonghen, defender 2012- , born.
1997 Danny Hill plays his last game for Spurs.

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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