the spurs almanac

august 18th

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

1951 Middlesbrough A First Division 1 - 2
1956 Preston North End A First Division 4 - 1
1962 Birmingham City H First Division 3 - 0
1971 Newcastle United H First Division 0 - 0
1973 Sunderland A Friendly 1 - 0
1979 Middlesbrough H First Division 1 - 3
1984 Sheffield United A Friendly 3 - 0
2001 Aston Villa H Premier League 0 - 0
2007 Derby County H Premier League 4 - 0
2011 Heart of Midlothian A Europa League Qualifying play-off 1L 5 - 0
2012 Newcastle United A Premier League 1 - 2
2013 Crystal Palace A Premier League 1 - 0

 

          Notable Dates

1902 John Knight, centre half 1928-1929, born.
1917 Jim Fleming, centre forward 1913-1915, dies in action during World War I.
1951 Brian Farley plays his only game for Tottenham.
1952 Ricardo Villa, midfield/forward 1978-1988, born.
1956 Terry Medwin makes his Spurs debut and scores two goals.
1962 Spurs equal biggest away win over Birmingham City.
1979 Terry Yorath makes his debut for Spurs.
2001 Spurs debuts for summer signings Christian Ziege, Goran Bunjevcevic and Gustavo Poyet.
2005 Fredi Kanoute signs for Sevilla for 4.4 million.
2007 Tottenham's third goal, scored by Jermaine Jenas, was the club's 4,000th league goal since the war.

Darren Bent scores his first Tottenham goal.

Steed Malbranque's opener was his 50th goal in English football.

Didier Zokora makes his 50th appearance in a Tottenham shirt.

2012 Gylfi Sigurdsson makes his Spurs debut.
2013 Spurs debuts on the opening day of the season for Roberto Soldado (who scored from the penalty spot), Paulinho, Nacer Chadli and Etienne Capoue.

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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