the spurs almanac

december 16th

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

1893 Erith H Friendly 0 - 1
1899 Cowes A Southern League 6  - 1
1901 West Ham United A London League 1 - 3
1905 Plymouth Argyle A Southern League 1 - 2
1907 Luton Town H Western League 2 - 0
1911 Bolton Wanderers A First Division 0 - 1
1916 Portsmouth H (at Highbury) London Combination 1 - 0
1922 Chelsea A First Division 0 - 0
1933 Sheffield Wednesday A First Division 1 - 2
1939 Norwich City A Football League South Group A 2 - 5
1944 Reading H Football League South 3 - 2
1950 Blackpool A First Division 1 - 0
1961 Blackpool H First Division 5 - 2
1967 Leicester City H First Division 0 - 1
1970 Bristol City A League Cup SF 1L

1 - 1

1972 Everton A First Division 1 - 3
1978 Manchester United A First Division 0 - 2
1983 Manchester United A First Division 2 - 4
1986 Bermuda National XI A Friendly 3 - 1
1989 Manchester United A First Division 1 - 0
1995 Wimbledon A Premier League 1 - 0
2009 Manchester City H Premier League 3 - 0
2012 Swansea City H Premier League 1 - 0

 

          Notable Dates

1895 Spurs make the decision to turn professional.
1901 Smallest away crowd against West Ham United = 2,000
1907 Alex Tait plays his last game for Tottenham.
1908 Last Spurs game played by John Watson.
1911 First defeat by Bolton Wanderers.
1916 The match was abandoned after 15 minutes because of fog.
1939 Smallest away crowd for a match with Norwich City = 3,000
1960 Pat van den Hauwe, defender 1989-1993, born.
1961 Equal highest aggregate of goals in a game between Spurs and Blackpool.  

Jimmy Greaves scores a hat-trick on his debut.

1967 Roger Hoy makes his last appearance in a Spurs shirt.
1983 Tottenham's shirts are sponsored for the first time by bearing the Holsten logo in this televised match.
1995 Ruel Fox scores his first goal for Tottenham.
2000 Sid McClellan, forward 1950-1956, dies.
2009 Tottenham's 800th home win in the top division.
2012 Jermain Defoe makes the 350th Premier League appearance of his career.
2013 Andre Villas-Boas leaves Spurs as Head Coach by mutual consent.  His backroom staff of Jose Mario Rocha, Luis Martins and Daniel Sousa also leave the club.

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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