the spurs almanac

october 21st

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

1893 Old St. Marks H London Senior Cup R1 0 - 0
1899 Bristol Rovers H Southern League 1 - 0
1901 Bristol Rovers H Western League 4 - 1
1905 New Brompton H Southern League 6 - 0
1911 Notts. County H First Division 2 - 2
1912 Crystal Palace H London FA Charity Cup R2 2 - 0
1916 Fulham A London Combination 1 - 2
1922 West Bromwich Albion H First Division 3 - 1
1933 Everton A First Division 1 - 1
1939 Southend United A Football League South Group A 2 - 1
1944 Luton Town A Football League South 9 - 1
1950 Stoke City H First Division 6 - 1
1959 Reading A Campbell, Meeson & Reeves (all Reading) Testimonial 5 - 2
1961 Ipswich Town A First Division 2 - 3
1970 Motherwell H Texaco Cup 2R 1L 3 - 2
1972 Chelsea H First Division 1 - 0
1978 Derby County A First Division 2 - 2
1981 Dundalk (Republic of Ireland) A ECWC R2 1L 1 - 1
1989 Sheffield Wednesday H First Division 3 - 0
2000 Derby County H Premier League 3 - 1
2001 Newcastle United A Premier League 2 - 0

 

          Notable Dates

1893 The game that saw the controversy spring up around the football boots of Ernie Payne.  Having come to Tottenham from Fulham, the player was accused of being a professional, because Spurs provided him with 10 shillings to buy some boots for the match as his own had gone missing when he left Fulham.  Spurs then had to face a FA inquiry into the matter when it was reported to them by Fulham.
1899 Match abandoned after 55 minutes because of fog.  It was the first match between Spurs and Bristol Rovers.
1901 John Barlow, inside forward, makes his debut.
1905 Biggest Spurs victory over New Brompton.
1911 First match between the two clubs to be drawn. 

Charlie Brittan, full back, makes his debut.

Ellis Crompton plays his final game for the club.

1922 Last goals for the club from Sammy Brooks (his first and only) and Jimmy Skinner.
1944 Biggest away win against Luton Town.

Les Howe scores his last goal for the club.

1950 Biggest home win against Stoke City.
1961 First defeat by Ipswich Town in the first League match between the two sides.

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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