spurs v arsenal notes

29.09.1937 George Hunt played for Spurs Reserves at Highbury in a 1-1 draw and four days later was playing at Arsenal again, having been transferred to Manchester City.
09.02.1952 A minute's silence was observed before the match to mark the death of George VI.
02.01.1995 The win equals the club record for five games without conceding a goal.
31.03.2001 David Pleat takes charge of the team as caretaker for the last time before Glenn Hoddle becomes manager.
02.12.2006 First game at Arsenal's latest new ground since their move form South London - the Emirates Stadium

Spurs went to The Emirates in the 600th Premier League game for both clubs.


they are linked with both

Clive Allen Bought by Arsenal for over 1 million, he famously never played a game for the Gooners, but moved around London until he finally signed for his Dad's old team in 1984, enjoying a rich vein of goal-scoring in his four years with the club.
Charlie Ambler .
Bobby Arber Reserve team player at Arsenal, Arber later went on to be a youth/reserve team manager at Spurs and continued as a scout for the club.
David Bentley Arsenal youth team winger who got few first team opportunities found his way to Tottenham via Blackburn Rovers, signing for 16 million, but failed to live up to his price tag and had a very disappointing Spurs career.
David Black .
Anton Blackwood Young full back, who played in the youth sides of both clubs, but failed to make a senior appearance for either.
Jimmy Brain Scored on his Arsenal debut in 1924 ... against Spurs, but after 204 league matches (125 goals) and an FA Cup winners medal, joined Tottenham on 10th September 1931 for 2,500.  Brain played 47 matches and scored 10 goals for Tottenham before he retired in May 1935. 
Laurie Brown Moved from Arsenal to Spurs in 1964 and almost scored against his old side on his debut the day after he signed.  Joined Arsenal in 1961 and made 101 appearances for them before coming to the Lane and playing 65 times for Spurs.
Walter Bugg .
Lycurgus Burrows Played 10 games for Arsenal and 25 Southern League matches for Spurs, as well as 12 FA cup ties (over 100 games in total [including friendlies]) between 1894 and 1898.  
Sol Campbell Brought up through the ranks at Tottenham, the central defender chose to defect to Arsenal on a free transfer in 2001 after saying he was not going anywhere.  Left Arsenal in similar circumstances, but returned for a final fling in 2010.
Herbert Chapman Player with Tottenham in the period before World War I and went on to manage Arsenal in the 1930s.
Damien Comolli French based scout for Arsene Wegner's Arsenal and spent time as Tottenham's Sporting Director.
Freddie Cox Flighty winger who played for Spurs either side of a stint in the RAF as a fighter pilot in WWII - 99 league games; 15 goals - and then joined Arsenal in 1949 (79 league appearances; nine goals), before leaving for WBA in 1953.
Jimmy Devlin Signed for Spurs on 29th May 1896, Devlin scored once in 20 Southern League appearances, but in April 1897, he was suspended for a year for lack of effort.  During this period, he signed for Millwall and the matter had to be referred to the FA, but he played for the South London outfit and then Sunderland, before pitching up at Woolwich Arsenal in December of that year.  Stayed until the following August making only one league appearance.
Wilf Dixon Spurs first team assistant manager under Terry Neill and turned up at Highbury as a trainer under the same manager.
Jack Eggett .
Tom Fitchie .
Theo Foley Was assistant manager to George graham at Arsenal and took over as Spurs reserve team manager.
William Gallas French defender who came to England to play for Chelsea, then moved to Arsenal and despite having captained the side, was released on a free transfer, allowing him to join Tottenham in 2010.
George Graham One of Arsenal's most successful managers before being found guilty of taking a bung, but re-emerged after a ban to take over at Leeds United and then Tottenham Hotspur in October 1998, winning the League Cup in 1999 before being sacked in 2001.
Vic Groves .
George Hardy Coach and assistant to Herbert Chapman at Arsenal from 1910 to 1927, the trainer then moved to Tottenham from 1927, he also coached nursery side Northfleet United and dies preparing for a Spurs match v West Bromwich Albion in January 1947.
Tom Hatfield .
Stewart Houston George Graham's assistant manager at Tottenham, having filled a similar role when under Graham at Highbury.
Joe Hulme .
George Hunt "The Chesterfield Tough" made 185 League appearances for Tottenham racking up 125 goals and later joined Arsenal for the 1937-38 season costing them GBP7,000 from Spurs, playing 18 times and netting three goals in a title-winning season.
David Jenkins A midfielder who Spurs swapped Jimmy Robertson for in 1968 and Tottenham got the rough end of the deal with a player who was at Arsenal for five and only played 25 times. Regarded by some as the worst signing Tottenham ever made.
Pat Jennings Legendary Tottenham goalkeeper, who was allowed to leave for Arsenal in 1977 at the age of 33 to play in three FA Cup finals, but returned home as a player late in his career and stayed on as a goalkeeping consultant at Spurs.  MAde 237 league appearances for Arsenal, with 472 for Spurs.
Bill Julian .
Peter Kyle .
Bill Lane Played for Tottenham before ending up as a scout for Arsenal.
Peter McWilliam A man who took over as Spurs manager, went on to scout for Arsenal in later years.
Tom Meade .
Billy Minter .
Terry Naylor .
Terry Neill Former Arsenal player who was brought in to manage Tottenham, keeping them in the First Division in 1975, but left the following year and subsequently managed Arsenal.
Tim O'Shea .
Jamie O'Hara Youngster with Arsenal, but was let go and was signed by Spurs, progressing through the Academy to make the first team.
George Payne -
Ron Piper -
Tom Pratt -
Rohan Ricketts Young midfielder, who only played one game for the Arsenal first team, snapped up by Spurs when released and was in the first team under Glenn Hoddle, appearing 36 times, but left in 2005 to travel the world finding clubs to play for.
Jimmy Robertson Winger bought by Spurs from St. Mirren who created and scored goals (including one in the 1967 FA Cup final) and was unexplainably swapped for the more prosaic David Jenkins, leaving Jimmy to spend 18 months at Highbury before moving on to Ipswich Town, Stoke City, Walsall and Crewe Alexandra.  Made 157 league matches for Spurs, scoring 25 times and for Arsenal 46 league games, with seven goals.
Andrew Swann Scottish inside forward who played for Arsenal from May 1901 until December of that year, scoring three goals in seven appearances.  He returned to Scotland and arrived at Spurs in May 1904 to play two Southern League games in season 1904-05, before going on to play for Partick Thistle.
Walter Thomas Came from the Arsenal youth set up and played for Spurs to Under-19 level, but injuries saw him allowed to leave Tottenham.
Erik Thorstvedt Had a trial with Arsenal, who did not rate the Norwegian keeper, but he eventually was bought by Tottenham and went on to win the FA Cup in 1991, becoming a firm favourite with the crowd as "Erik The Viking" in the process.
Steve Walford Defender who came up through the Spurs ranks and played one first team game before moving across North London to Arsenal, where he had a lot more opportunity to play in the first team.
Ernie Whalley Played for Tottenham and went on to coach Arsenal.
Ernie Williamson Goalkeeper who played for Croydon Athletic (126 games) and Arsenal (105 games) before he played a single war-time game for Spurs in April 1917 against Portsmouth, for which Spurs were handed a five guinea fine, as they did not have permission from Arsenal for him to play.  On leaving Arsenal, he moved to Norwich City and made 47 first team appearances in two years before retiring in 1925.  Ernie died in 1964.
Willie Young Large central defender who joined Spurs from Aberdeen in 1975 and had a hard time in his two seasons at White Hart Lane (54 league appearances and three goals) before leaving to join up again with Terry Neill at Highbury in 1977, where he stayed for four years making 170 league appearances with a return of 11 goals.



debuts against arsenal

Art Rule 11.03.1899
Joe Walton 01.09.1903
John Brearley 01.09.1903
G. Montgomery 16.09.1901
Fred Webster 25.12.1911
Fred "Fanny" Walden 19.04.1913
John Tate 19.04.1913
Sammy Brooks 30.09.1922
Ernie Phypers 06.03.1935
Dave Dunmore 27.02.1954
Cliff Jones 22.01.1958
Laurie Brown 22.02.1964
Jimmy Pearce 10.08.1968
Peter Collins 10.08.1968
John Pratt 24.03.1969
Ray Evans 24.03.1969
Chris McGrath 13.10.1973
Paul Miller 10.04.1979
Paul Price 09.11.1983
David Leworthy 17.04.1985
Darren Caskey 16.08.1993
Sandro 21.09.2010
Steven Caulker 21.09.2010
Erik Lamela 01.09.2013


last game for the club - against arsenal

Tom Bradshaw 24.09.1899
Bob Cain 24.09.1899
Joe Cullen 24.09.1899
Bill Joyce 24.09.1899
Kenny McKay 24.09.1899
G. Montgomery 16.09.1901
James Freeborough 28.04.1906
Walter Tull 08.04.1911
Danny Steel 24.09.1912
Jimmy Chipperfield 11.04.1921
Arthur Sanders 07.04.1928
Davie Colquhoun 20.10.1934
Isaac Spelman 25.01.1940
Bill Whatley 22.04.1944
Harry Gilberg 08.01.1949
Ralph Wetton 04.09.1954
Mark Kendall 30.08.1980
Dave McDonald 11.05.1993
Neil Ruddock 11.05.1993
Pat van den Hauwe 11.05.1993
Sol Campbell 08.04.2001


first goal for the club - scored against arsenal

Patrick Gilhooley 16.09.1901
John Barlow 04.11.1901
Alfie Warner 01.12.1902
Bill Felton 16.09.1933
John Pratt 16.09.1969
Alan Brazil 04.04.1983
Paul Gascoigne 10.09.1988
Nourredine Naybet 13.11.2004
Danny Rose 10.04.2010
Kyle Walker 02.10.2011


last goal for the club - scored against arsenal

Tom Meade 11.03.1899
Bill Joyce 29.04.1899
Tom Pratt 24.04.1900
Jabez Darnell 25.12.1911
John McTavish 25.12.1911
Jimmy Seed 18.12.1926
Bill Felton 16.09.1933
Albert Hall 16.02.1946
Eddie Baily 10.09.1955
Derek Possee 08.03.1966
Willie Young 27.12.1976
Chris Jones 07.04.1980
Gary Stevens 29.03.1986
Clive Allen 06.03.1988
Gheorge Popescu 02.01.1994
Jamie Redknapp 24.04.2004
Tom Huddlestone 20.04.2011


15.10.1963 Bill Brown's 200th Spurs appearance.
11.09.1965 When Roy Low replaced Derek Possee, he became the first substitute used by Tottenham in a League match.
27.09.1975 Cyril Knowles' 500th appearance for Tottenham in all competitions.
10.04.1979 John Pratt's 300th match of his career.
29.04.1995 Colin Calderwood's 600th match of his career.
08.04.2001 Glenn Hoddle's first match in charge as Spurs manager
25.04.2004 Sol Campbell makes his 350th career League appearance.

Lauren makes his 100th Arsenal Premiership appearance.

Jens Lehmann makes his 50th appearance for Arsenal

13.11.2004 Jermain Defoe makes his 150th career League appearance.
29.10.2005 This was Tottenham's 700th draw in top flight football.

Ledley King makes his 150th Premiership start - all for Spurs.

Jose Antonio Reyes makes his 50th Gunners Premiership appearance.

02.12.2006 Arsenal's second goal was the 750th Spurs conceded in the Premier League.

Cesc Fabregas makes his 150th appearance for Arsenal.

15.09.2007 Jermaine Jenas makes his 200th career league appearance (Nottingham Forest, Newcastle and Tottenham).

Gilberto Silva makes his 150th Premier League appearance.

Gael Clichy makes his 50th Premier League start for Arsenal.

22.12.2007 The 600th Premier League match for both clubs.

Jamie O'Hara makes his first start in a Spurs shirt.

Robin van Persie scored his 50th Arsenal goal.

Manuel Almunia makes his 50th Premier League appearance for Arsenal.

Mikael Silvestre scored his first goal for Arsenal.

Emmanuel Adebayor makes his 100th Premier League appearance - all for Arsenal.
Rafael van der Vaart's goal in this match was Tottenham's 10,000th scored in all competitions.
Emmanuel Adebayor's goal made him only the second player to score for both sides in the North London derby after Jimmy Robertson.
Per Mertesacker scored his first Arsenal goal.
Spurs won their 200th home game in their 400th match in the Premier League at White Hart Lane. It was Tottenham's 800th Premier League match.
This was Arsene Wenger's 700th game as Arsenal manager.

Harry Kane's second goal was the 600th scored in the Premier League this season.

Laurent Koscielny plays his 300th Arsenal match.
The match attracted the record Premier League attendance of 83,222.


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