Saturday, May 13, 2006

13th May - Spurs in History

13th May, 1986

Peter Shreeve Sacked

Peter Shreeves had been Assistant to Keith Burkinshaw during the successful seasons in the early 1980s and he was appointed manager on Burkinshaw's departure.

During his first season the team had looked capable of making a sustained challenge for the League title but poor home form in the final months of the season and a long injury list brought this to an end with Spurs finishing third behind Everton and Liverpool. The next season started disappointingly and by March Spurs seaon was over.

So after two seasons in charge Shreeve was sacked and his Assistannt, John Pratt was also dismissed.

13th May, 1967

Spurs 2 Sheffield United 0

A successful end to a season as Spurs, undefeated from mid-January, climbed to third place in the League and were looking forward to a Cup Final appearance against Chelsea in a week’s time.

With a full strength team playing, the goals to ensure Spurs 24th win of the season were scored by Jimmy Greaves and Frank Saul. Spurs had won nine of their previous ten games, the only blemish on that record was a scoreless draw at Liverpool.

Having lost on Boxing Day, the team suffered only one defeat in twenty League games, at Old Trafford against league winners United, and were unbeaten in eight Cup games.

They won 13 of the League games and drew six.


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