Tuesday, March 07, 2006

7th March - Spurs in History

This is what we want next year on 7th March:

Success in European competition:
1972 UT Arad (h) UEFA Cup 4th R (1st Leg) Won 2-0 England, Morgan
(Spurs went on to win UEFA Cup - defeating Wolves in the Final)

1973 Vitoria Setubal (h) UEFA Cup 4th R (1st Leg) Won 1-0 Evans
(Spurs reached SF, losing to Liverpool on the away goals rule)

1984 Austria Vienna (h) UEFA Cup 4th R (1st Leg) Won 2-0 Archibald, Brazil
(Spurs Won UEFA Cup for the second time - beating Anderlecht on penalties at WHL.)

FA Cup success too:
1981 Spurs 2 Exeter City 0 6th Round Paul Miller and Graham Roberts scored the goals to take Spurs into the semi-final against Wolves.

1993 Manchester City 2 Spurs 4 6th Round
Spurs came from a goal down to lead 2-1 at half time, Nayim and Steve Sedgeley scoring.  In the second half Spurs took control - Nayim completed his hat-trick, Andy Turner had a goal disallowed and Teddy Sheringham missed a penalty.  The match was stopped for thirteen minutes after City fans invaded the pitch and the mounted police had to be called to clear them.

And the SF draw gave us a game at Wembley against Arsenal.
Happy Days

And some success in the League as well -
1959 Spurs 6 Leicester City 0
In a difficult season Spurs were struggling against relegation and with results going against them, Bill Nicholson dropped Danny Blanchflower.  Things didn't improve so he was restored to the team and this game showed him at his best - leading by example, controlling the game and he managed to score one of the goals.  Welsh International Terry Medwin scored four goals and Dave Dunmore scored the other.

Spurs finished 18th out of 22 in the League, three places above relegation but had some high scoring wins throughout the season:
10-4 win over Everton in Nicholson's first game as manager in October
4-0 win over Chelsea in September, Medwin scored a hat-trick
3-0 win over Luton in April
5-0 win over WBA in the last home game of the season, a week after losing 1-5 at Birmingham, Bobby Smith scored 4 against WBA.


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