the spurs almanac

may 29th

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

1951 Combined Copenhagen XI (Denmark) N (Copenhagen) Friendly 4 - 2
1957 Alberta All-Stars (Canada) N (Calgary) Friendly 6 - 1
1966 Bologna (Italy) N (Jersey City) Friendly 0 - 1
1968 Apoel (Cyprus) A (Nicosia) Friendly 3 - 0
1974 Feyenoord (Holland) A UEFA Cup Final 2L 0 - 2
1979 Japan A  N (Tokyo) Friendly 2 - 0
1984 England XI H Keith Burkinshaw Testimonial 2 - 2
1985 Australia Soccer Federation N (Melbourne) $200,000 Tournament 0 - 1

 

Games on this day in Tottenham Hotspur's history

Played Home Away Neutral Won Drawn Lost For Against
8 1 2 5 4 1 3 17 9
Home  Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
1 0 1 0 2 2
Away  Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
2 1 0 1 3 2
Neutral Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
5 3 0 2 12 5
                 
                 
Biggest win on this day

6-1   Alberta All-Stars  (Friendly) (Calgary)  1957

Biggest defeat on this day

0-2  Feyenoord (UEFA Cup Final 2nd Leg) (Away)  1974

Biggest score-line on this day

6-1   Alberta All-Stars  (Friendly) (Calgary)  1957

Last win on this day

1979  Japan A  (Friendly) (Tokyo)

Last draw on this day

1984  2-2  England XI  (Keith Burkinshaw Testamonial) (Home)

Last defeat on this day

1985  Australian Soccer Federation  (Friendly) (Melbourne)

 

                Notable Dates

1974 The second leg of the UEFA Cup Final was notable for more than one reason.  It became the first final that Tottenham had ever lost in their history and also the hooliganism on the terraces made sure that it was a game that was not forgotten for a long time.

Chris McGrath had a goal disallowed, but the Feyenoord took the lead in the first half and added a second in the second half to take the UEFA Cup.  Spurs will remember the pleading that Bill Nicholson made to the Spurs fans to stop the trouble at half-time; a great man seeing the club he loved be destroyed by the drunken and mindless few.

Spurs received a UEFA ban from Europe for several years afterwards because of the trouble that night - the first real example of the "English disease" in Europe.  As the club was on the wane at the time, the ban didn't come into force until the 1981-82 season, the next time Spurs qualified for a competition and it had to be rescinded because of the time lapse between the two events.

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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