the spurs almanac

march 31st

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

1894 Polytechnic H Friendly 0 - 0
1899 Southampton H Southern League 0 - 1
1900 Gravesend A Southern League 6 - 2
1902 Portsmouth A Southern League 0 - 1
1906 Northampton Town A Southern League 0 - 0
1913 Manchester United H First Division 1 - 1
1917 Portsmouth H London Combination 10 - 0
1923 Sunderland A First Division 0 - 2
1928 Sheffield United A First Division 1 - 2
1934 Leeds United H First Division 5 - 1
1945 Aldershot A Football League South 2 - 1
1951 Everton H First Division 3 - 0
1956 Sunderland A First Division 2 - 3
1961 Chelsea H First Division 4 - 2
1962 Manchester United Hillsborough FA Cup Semi-Final 3 - 1
1972 Coventry City H First Division 1 - 0
1973 Liverpool A First Division 1 -1
1979 Middlesbrough A First Division 0 -1
1984 Wolverhampton Wanderers H First Division 1 - 0
1986 West Ham United A First Division 1 - 2
1990 Sheffield Wednesday A First Division 4 - 2
2001 Arsenal A Premier League 0 - 2

 

            Notable Dates

1879 Fred Mearns, goalkeeper 1903-1904, born.
1906 John Shackleton makes his last appearance in a Spurs shirt..
1917 Jimmy Banks' five goals (the most by a Spurs player in one match against the South Coast team) help Tottenham to their biggest home win over Portsmouth and the highest number of goals scored in one match against Pompey.
1923 Buchanan Sharp makes his debut at inside forward.
1928 Charlie Handley scores his last Tottenham goal.
1934 George Hunt hits a hat trick to help Spurs equal their biggest winning margin in a home match against Leeds United.
1936 Inside forward Joe Meek makes his Spurs debut.
1962 Spurs overcame Manchester United in the FA Cup Semi-Final to reach Wembley for the second season running.
1973 Tottenham 200th draw in an away League match, thanks to Pat Jennings' two penalty saves.
1978 Stephen Clemence, midfield 1995-2002, born.
2001 David Pleat takes charge of the team for the last time before Glenn Hoddle assumes the manager's role.
2004 Jermain Defoe and Anthony Gardner make their England debuts as substitutes in the friendly against Sweden in Gothenburg.

Information gathered from "Spurs - A Day-To-Day Life" by Graham Betts, "Spurs - A Complete Record" and
"The Spurs Alphabet" both by Bob Goodwin and Spurs Handbooks.

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