the spurs almanac

december 31st

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

1887 St. Martin's H Friendly 3 - 0
1897 Swindon Town A Southern League 3 - 4
1904 Fulham A Southern League 0 - 1
1910 Sheffield Wednesday A First Division 1 - 2
1921 Preston North End H First Division 5 - 0
1927 Birmingham A First Division 2 - 3
1932 Charlton Athletic A Second Division 3 - 0
1938 Coventry City A Second Division 0 - 4
1949 Cardiff City H Second Division 2 - 0
1955 Charlton Athletic A First Division 2 - 1
1960 Blackburn Rovers H First Division 5 - 2
1966 Newcastle United H First Division 4 - 0
1977 Blackburn Rovers H Second Division 4 - 0
1983 West Ham United A First Division 1 - 4
1988 Newcastle United H First Division 2 - 0
1994 Coventry City A Premier League 4 - 0
2011 Swansea City A Premier League 1 - 1

 

          Notable Dates

1894 Jack Elkes, inside forward and centre half 1923-1929, born.
1898 John Cameron scores a hat trick against Swindon Town equalling the most goals in a game for Spurs against the Robins.
1908 Jimmy Brown, inside forward 1936-1937, born.
1910 Ellis Crompton makes his debut at centre forward.
1921 Equal biggest home win against Preston North End.
1927 Jimmy Armstrong (forward) and Percy Austin (centre forward) make their debuts.  For Austin, it was his only Spurs game.
1949 Billy Rees scores his first Spurs goal.
1966 Charlie Hewitt, inside forward 1906-1907, dies.
1977 Defender Terry Naylor makes his 200th League appearance.
1980 Billy Cook, inside forward 1929-1931, dies.
1983 Simon Webster plays his last game for the club.
1984 Jamie Slabber, forward 2003-2005, born.
2011 Spurs finish 2011 with a point at the Liberty Stadium, leaving them as the top London side for the first time since 1995.

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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