the spurs almanac

february 8th

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

1890 Vulcan H Friendly 2 - 1
1894 London Hospital H Friendly 1 - 1
1896 Royal Scots Greys H Friendly 2 - 1
1902 Watford A Southern League 3 - 0
1908 Luton Town H Southern League 1 - 2
1913 Middlesbrough H First Division 5 - 3
1919 Crystal Palace H (at Highbury) London Combination 4 - 2
1930 Nottingham Forest A Second Division 0 - 0
1936 Fulham H Second Division 2 - 2
1941 West Ham United A London War Cup - Section B 2 - 3
1958 Manchester City H First Division 5 - 1
1964 West Ham United A First Division 0 - 4
1975 Stoke City H First Division 0 - 2
1984 Sunderland H First Division 3 - 0
1986 Coventry City H First Division 0 - 1
1987 Arsenal A League Cup Semi-Final 1L 1 - 0
2003 Sunderland H First Division 4 - 1
2009 Arsenal H Premier League 0 - 0

 

          Notable Dates

1874 John Stephenson, full back 1900-1904, born.
1899 Frank Brettell submits his resignation as manager of Spurs.
1908 Bob Walker plays his last Spurs game and scores his last goal too.
1913 Tommy Lunn plays his last game for the club.
1919 Billy Minter scores a hat trick to help Spurs defeat Crystal Palace.
1934 Dave Dunmore, centre forward 1953-1960, born.
1958 Bobby Smith's hat trick helps Spurs equal their biggest winning margin over Manchester City at home.

Both teams and the 37,539 crowd stood for a minute's silence in heavy rain to remember the Busby Babes how had died in the Munich air crash two days before this match.

1975  Equal biggest home defeat by Stoke City.
1986 Richard Cooke's final game for Tottenham.
1987 Clive Allen's tenth League Cup goal gives Spurs a lead in the away leg of the semi-final.
2003 Spurs score an easy win over bottom of the table Sunderland with Teddy Sheringham scoring the 300th goal of his career.

Gus Poyet also notched his 50th goal in English league football.

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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