the spurs almanac

april 27th

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

1901 Gravesend H Southern League  5 - 0
1901 Sheffield United Burnden Park FA Cup Final Replay 3 - 1
1904 Bristol Rovers A Western League 4 - 2
1905 Reading Craven Cottage Southern Charity Cup Final 0 - 0
1907 Queens Park Rangers H Southern League 2 - 0
1912 Bradford City A First Division 0 - 3
1918 Fulham A London Combination Subsidiary 0 - 3
1921 Everton A First Division 0 - 0
1929 Blackpool A Second Division 2 - 2
1935 Liverpool H First Division 5 - 1
1940 Crystal Palace H League Cup R1 2L 2 - 1
1946 Newport County H Football League South 1 - 0
1955 West Bromwich Albion A First Division 2 - 1
1957 Blackpool H First Division 2 - 1
1963 Bolton Wanderers H First Division 4 - 1
1965 Anderlecht (Belgium) A Friendly 2 - 4
1968 Newcastle United A First Division 3 - 1
1974 Leicester City H First Division 1 - 0
1976 Toronto Metros-Croatia (Canada) Toronto Friendly 1 - 0
1985 Chelsea A First Division 1 - 1
1993 Internazionale (Italy) H Fiorucci Cup 0 - 0 (lost 5-6 on pens)
1993 Real Madrid (Spain) H Fiorucci Cup 0 - 1
1996 Chelsea H Premier League 1 - 1
2002 Liverpool H Premier League 1 - 0

 

Notable Dates

1901 Spurs travelled North for the FA Cup Final replay to Bolton and the home club expected a bumper attendance after the size of the crowd for the first game.  Unfortunately, the gate was disappointing - only 20,420 - mainly due to the cost of travelling to the game.  The caterers at the match had overdone the number of pies for the day and were left with so many over they had to give them away.  This has lead to this day being known as Pie Day in Bolton for that very reason !!  Spurs took the game to Sheffield United, but Priest once again gave the Blades the lead.  Spurs continued to play their own game and in the second half, John Cameron equalised.  Smith gave Spurs the lead after a goalmouth scramble and then Sandy Brown sealed the FA Cup victory for Spurs with an 83rd minute goal.  It meant that he had scored in every round of the FA Cup - the first man to do so and with 15 goals, he is still the highest goal-scorer in a season in the competition.  The cup was presented to Spurs captain Jack Jones with coloured ribbons on, tied there for the first time by Spurs - a tradition continued to the present day.  So, the little non-league club from Tottenham had won the FA Cup and even today, remain the only side from outside the league to do so.  

The same day as the Final replay, W. Fortnum scored his only goal for Tottenham in his last game and Leon Hyde was scoring his last goal for the club at Gravesend.  This match also marked the end of the Spurs careers of David Haddow and Bob Stormont.

1905 Although this final was drawn, there was no replay.

John Cameron's last Spurs appearance was in this game.

1907 Herbert Chapman's last game in a Tottenham shirt.
1912 Tom Mason plays his last Spurs match.
1921 Sid Castle plays the last game of his Spurs career.
1935 Willie Evans scores a hat trick against Liverpool in a 5-1 win for Spurs.
1945 Martin Chivers, forward 1967-1976, born.
1963 Jimmy Greaves' goal equalled Ted Harper's Spurs record tally for 36 goals in a season.
1974 Phil Holder's last game in a Tottenham shirt.

Glenn Hoddle signs for Tottenham Hotspur as an apprentice.

Martin Chivers scores his 100th league goal for Spurs.

1993 Spurs hosted the Fiorucci Cup, a three way tournament between Spurs, Internazionale of Milan and Real Madrid.  The games were al played on the same evening and lasted for 45 minutes each.  Spurs finished bottom of the mini-league.  Future Spurs defender Paolo Tramezzani played for Inter in this tournament.
2004 Stephane Dalmat's loan spell at the club was terminated after a training ground bust-up with a youth team player.

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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