Friday, April 28, 2006

28th April - Spurs in History

28th April, 1951

Spurs 1 Sheffield Wednesday 0

Amazingly, when Spurs won the League in 1951 and 1961 Wednesday were the opponents against whom they clinched the victory.

In 1951 the title race had been very close and any slip up would have proved costly. With two games remaining, Spurs went into this game knowing that the outcome was in their own hands and duly won with a goal scored by Len Duquemin.

Following a poor start to the season, it was a remarkable turn round to become Champions for the first time in the club’s history, only a year after winning promotion from the 2nd Division.

The ‘push and run’ team managed by Arthur Rowe and captained by Ron Burgess (Pic: Captain of Spurs - Ron Burgess) had put Tottenham Hotspur in the spotlight.

Team of 'Legends':

Ditchburn; Ramsey, Willis; Nicholson, Clarke, Burgess (Captain); Walters, Murphy, Duquemiin, Baily, Medley.

28th April, 2001

Spurs 0 Aston Villa 0

A dull, end of season affair in which the Spurs supporters in the crowd of over 36,000 entertained themselves by cheering every move of the Villa left winger. A rather unusual occurrence but this game was David Ginola's first game at White Hart Lane since his transfer to Villa the previous summer. The fans showed their appreciation of everything that he had done while with Tottenham and many still remember fondly his skills and sheer class. If only there was a left sided player of such quality available today.


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