the spurs almanac

may 7th

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

1905 Everton Vienna Friendly 0 - 2
1911 North German Combined XI Hamburg Friendly 4 - 1
1921 Middlesbrough H First Division 2 - 2
1927 Arsenal H First Division 0 - 4
1932 Preston North End A Second Division 0 - 2
1938 Sheffield Wednesday H Second Division 1 - 2
1946 FA XI H Friendly 4 - 1
1949 Plymouth Argyle A Second Division 5 - 0
1951 FC Austria (Austria) H Festival of Britain 0 - 1
1966 West Bromwich Albion A First Division 1 - 2
1977 Manchester City A First Division 0 - 5
1980 Hertford Town A Friendly 4 - 0
1983 Birmingham City A First Division 0 - 2
1984 Southampton A First Division 0 - 5
1994 Queens Park Rangers H Premier League 1 - 2
2006 West Ham United A Premier League 1 - 2
2007 Charlton Athletic A Premier League 2 - 0
2011 Blackpool H Premier League 1 - 1

 

          Notable Dates

1882 Jimmy Cantrell, centre forward 1912-1923, born.
1937 Eddie Clayton, inside forward 1957-1968, born.
1938 James Fullwood plays his last game in a Spurs shirt.
1949 Biggest away win over Plymouth Argyle, in which Les Bennett scored a hat trick.
1966 Laurie Brown and Derek Possee play their last game for Tottenham.

Eddie Clayton scores his final goal for the club.

1977 Spurs were virtually doomed to Second Division football and this match confirmed that.  With the home side looking to try and displace Liverpool at the top of the table, the game went with the form book and Tottenham's relegation was a fact.
1984 Spurs biggest away defeat at Southampton.  Spurs were just two days away from the first leg of the UEFA Cup Final, but the League said they had to fulfill this fixture.  Therefore, it was a mainly reserve side that too to the field.  

Robert Brace made his only appearance for the Spurs first team in this match.  A number of players made their last appearance in a Spurs shirt in this game, namely Alan Brazil, Allan Cockram, Gary O'Reilly and Ian Culverhouse.

1994 Vinny Samways and Steve Sedgley make their last appearances in a Spurs shirt.
2006 Spurs went into the last game of the season hoping to retain fourth place and earn a Champions League place, but with ten players suffering vomiting and diarrhoea the night before, the Premier League made Spurs field a side, which failed to perform at top form.

Stephen Kelly's last appearance in a Tottenham shirt.

2007 Tottenham's win condemned Charlton Athletic to relegation to the Championship.

Dimitar Berbatov's goal was Spurs' 100th in all competitions this season.

2011 Tottenham's first home Premier League match against Blackpool and the first draw in the Premier League between the clubs.

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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