the spurs almanac

august 10th

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

1950 Whites (1st XI) v Reds (reserves) H Trial match 5 - 1
1968 Arsenal H First Division 1 - 2
1974 Fulham A Friendly 1 - 0
1976 Swindon Town A Friendly 1 - 3
1977 Leicester City Sweden Nolia Cup Final 2 - 1
1978 VVV Venlo (Holland) A Friendly 0 - 1
1981 Limerick (Republic of Ireland) A Friendly 6 - 2
1985 Norwich City A Friendly 1 - 1
1987 Arsenal H Chris Hughton Testimonial 3 - 1
1988 Reading A Martin Hicks Testimonial 1 - 2
1989 Brann Bergen (Norway) A Friendly 2 - 0
1991 Arsenal Wembley FA Charity Shield 0 - 0
1992 Portsmouth A Friendly 2 - 4
1996 Charlton Athletic A Colin Walsh Testimonial 3 - 1
1997 Manchester United H Premier League 0 - 2
2003 Sporting Lisbon (Portugal) H Friendly 0 - 0
2004 Celtic A Friendly 0 - 2
2013 RCD Espanyol (Spain) H Friendly 1 - 1

 

          Notable Dates

1886 Harry Lowe, half back 1914-1927, born.
1901 Cecil Poynton, full back 1922-1933, born.
1968 Centre half Peter Collins and forward Jimmy Pearce make their Spurs debuts.
1991 A predominantly dull FA Charity Shield saw the match end 0-0 and the trophy shared for six months each.
1997 Midfielder Stephen Clemence, winger David Ginola and forward Les Ferdinand all make their debuts for the club.  

The relatively small crowd for the fixture is explained by the North stand being closed while it was being re-built.

Teddy Sheringham, sold at the end of the previous season, returned with his new side and proceeded to raise derisory chants from the Spurs fans after hitting the post from the penalty spot.

2004 Stephen Carr joins Newcastle United.

Spurs complete the signing of young Brazilian defender Rodrigo Defendi from Cruzeiro after he gains his Italian passport.

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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