the spurs almanac

december 23rd

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

1893 Wolverton H Friendly 2 - 2
1905 Southampton H Western League 5 - 0
1911 Bradford City H First Division 2 - 3
1916 Millwall A London Combination 3 - 3
1922 Chelsea H First Division 3 - 1
1939 Southend United H Football League South - Group A 3 - 4
1944 Queens Park Rangers A Football League South 0 - 0
1950 Arsenal H First Division 1 - 0
1961 Arsenal A First Division 1 - 2
1967 West Ham United A First Division 1 - 2
1970 Bristol City H League Cup SF 2L 2 - 0 (aet)
1972 Sheffield United H First Division 2 - 0
1978 Arsenal H First Division 0 - 5
1995 Bolton Wanderers H Premier League 2 - 2
2000 Middlesbrough H Premier League 0 - 0
2002 Manchester City A Premier League 3 - 2
2006 Newcastle United A Premier League 1 - 3

 

          Notable Dates

1911 First home defeat by Bradford City.
1915 Albert Tompkin, winger 1938-1940, born.
1931 Johnny Brooks, inside forward 1952-1960, born.
1939 Albert Hall's hat-trick counted for nothing as the game was called off after 60 minutes because of fog.
1962 Terry Gibson, forward 1978-1984, born.
1963 Gordon Manning, goalkeeper 1907-1908, dies.
1972 Jimmy Dimmock, scorer of the only goal in the 1921 FA Cup Final win over Wolverhampton Wanderers and outside left 1918-1931, dies.
2000 Chris Armstrong plays his last match for the club.
2002 Three headers give Spurs a rare away win in the last League match between the two sides at Maine Road.
2006 Newcastle United's third goal was their 200th against Spurs in competitive matches.

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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