the spurs almanac

may 17th

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

1914 Zurich (Switzerland) Zurich Friendly 6 - 0
1925 Winterthur (Switzerland) A Friendly 4 - 0
1941 Leicester City A Football League South 2 - 1
1947 West Ham United H Second Division 0 - 0
1961 Amsterdam Select XI (Holland) Amsterdam Friendly 3 - 0
1969 Aston Villa Atlanta Friendly 2 - 2
1970 Malta Select XI A Friendly 0 - 1
1972 Wolverhampton Wanderers H UEFA Cup Final 2L 1 - 1
1976 South Australia A Friendly 5 - 2
1977 Stord FC (Norway) A Friendly 5 - 0
1978 Kvik Halden (Norway) A Friendly 2 - 0
1982 Ipswich Town A Friendly 1 - 2
1983 Trinidad & Tobago XI A (Port of Spain) Friendly 2 - 2
1985 Nottingham Forest H First Division 1 - 0


          Notable Dates

1895 Gordon Manning, goalkeeper 1907-1908, born.
1941 Smallest away crowd for an away match against Leicester City = 3,000
1947 George Foreman plays his last game for the club.
1953 Ellis Crompton, centre forward, 1910-1912, dies.
1972 Bringing a 2-1 lead from the away leg gave Spurs the upper hand in this first UEFA Cup final, a fact that was reinforced when an early free kick out on the left wing was swung in by Knowles for the diving Alan Mullery to head home.  Mullery had been recalled from Fulham, where he had been on loan, to play in the semi-final and his presence had inspired the team.  He took a nasty knock in bravely going for the ball, needing a long spell of treatment before getting up to continue.  Dave Wagstaffe equalised for Wolves on the night, but despite their best efforts, they were unable to penetrate the Tottenham defence again and Spurs became the first English club to win two European trophies.  The crowd flooded onto the White Hart Lane pitch and carried the team off on their shoulders after the trophy had been presented.

The Spurs goal in this game was Alan Mullery's last goal for the club in his last game for Tottenham.

1986 David Pleat agrees to leave Luton Town and join Spurs as manager

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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