Wednesday, April 26, 2006

26th April - Spurs in History

26th April, 1978

Spurs 1 Hull City 0 (2nd Division)

The previous weekend, Spurs had increased the pressure on themselves in their promotion bid by losing at home to Sunderland. This time there could be no mistakes against Hull who were bottom of the Division.

They say that fortune favours the brave and this was the case as the only goal was scored by Captain, Steve Perryman (Pic: Goal scorer and Captain, Steve Perryman). The game had reached the last ten minutes with the Hull goalkeeper standing firm to deny Spurs a goal when he caught a cross from a corner. As a forward challenged him he dropped the ball for Perryman to score.

The relief around White Hart Lane was unbelievable.

26th April, 1986

QPR 2 Spurs 5

A grandstand finish to the season gave Spurs nine wins, three draws and two defeats in the final 14 games from late February. A number of them were high scoring like this final away game at Loftus Road. Mark Falco (2), Clive Allen (2) and Glenn Hoddle were the scorers.

However, in spite of this flourish, manager Peter Shreeve lost his position and Spurs only managed to finish 10th.

David Pleat was next in the manager's chair.

1946 - HAPPY 60th Birthday - Ralph Coates

1970 - Birthday Greetings - Dean Austin


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