the spurs almanac

october 23rd

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

1897 Southampton A Southern League 1 - 4
1899 Queens Park Rangers A Southern District Combination 3 - 1
1905 Millwall H Western League 5 - 0
1907 Crystal Palace A Western League 0 - 2
1909 Preston North End A First Division 0 - 0
1911 Fulham H London Professional Football Charity Fund 3 - 0
1915 Clapton Orient A London Combination (1st Competition) 0 - 0
1920 Burnley H First Division 1 - 2
1922 Arsenal A London FA Charity Cup R1 2 - 3
1926 Derby County A First Division 1 - 4
1937 Plymouth Argyle H Second Division 3 - 2
1943 Luton Town A Football League South 2 - 4
1948 Luton Town A Second Division 1 - 1
1954 Preston North End H First Division 3 - 1
1957 Swiss National XI A (Basel) Friendly 5 - 4
1965 Newcastle United A First Division 0 - 0
1971 Nottingham Forest H First Division 6 - 1
1976 Coventry City H First Division 0 - 1
1982 Notts. County H First Division 4 - 2
1991 FC Porto (Portugal) H ECWC R2 1L 3 - 1
1993 Swindon Town H Premier League 1 - 1
1996 Sunderland H League Cup R3 2 - 1
1999 Manchester United H Premier League 3 - 1
2004 Bolton Wanderers H Premier League 1 - 2
2008 Udinese (Italy) A UEFA Cup Group D 0 - 2
2011 Blackburn Rovers A Premier League 2 - 1
2014 Asteras Tripolis (Greece) H Europa League Group C 5 - 1

 

          Notable Dates

1897 First away defeat by Southampton.
1899 First away win over Queens Park Rangers.
1904 Bill Lane, centre forward 1924-1927, born.
1905 William Berry scores four in the match equalling the highest personal tally against Millwall in one game.

Joe Blake nets his only goal for the club.

1907

First away defeat by Crystal Palace

1909 First League match involving Tottenham to be abandoned - because of heavy rain.  

Smallest away crowd for a match against Preston North End.  

Goalkeeper Frank Drabble makes his debut.

1912 John Hall, goalkeeper 1936-1946, born.
1915 Vic Buckingham, defender 1935-1949, born.

While waiting for "Tiny" Joyce to change his goalkeeping shirt, which clashed with that of the Orient goalie, Charlie Rance went in goal for the first few minutes of the match.

1937 Arthur Hitchins makes his debut at centre-half.

Inside forward George Jeffrey scores once, his only Tottenham goal in his only game, in the 3-2 win.

1938 Alan Gilzean, forward 1964-75 , born.
1948 Half-back Len Garwood plays his only game for the club.

Les Stevens makes his last appearance for Tottenham.

1954 Alf Ramsey scores the last goal of his Tottenham career.
1963 England took on the Rest of the World for the FA's Centenary.  Jimmy Greaves scored the winner and took the man of the match award for an outstanding performance.
1980 Simon Davies, midfielder 2000- , born.
1982 Equal highest aggregate of goals in a game against Notts County = 6
1987 David Pleat resigns as Tottenham manager after allegations about his private life appear in the newspapers.
2004 The legendary Spurs manager who won the first Double of the 20th Century and took the first English club to a European trophy (the European Cup-Winners Cup in 1963) Bill Nicholson died in morning of this day after a long illness.  Quite simply he was the man who made Tottenham Hotspur's reputation and all Spurs fans owe him a great debt of gratitude.
2014 Harry Kane scores his first senior hat-trick and Erik Lamela hits a "Rabona" goal among his brace to help Spurs to a big win in the Europa League.

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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