Thursday, May 25, 2006

25th May - Spurs in History

Sugar and Venables in happier times when they announced their take-over of Tottenham Hotspur in 1991

25th May, 1993

Sugar v Venables

The repercussions following the sacking off Terry Venables from his post of Chief Executive of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club rumbled on.

In a two hour court hearing aggreement was reached between Alan Sugar and Terry Venables which allowed both men to remain at White Hart Lane until until the outcome of their legal battle was known. This would fill newspapers for weeks to come.

25th May, 1994

Exactly one year later after much damage had been done to the club through the wrangling of Sugar and Venables in the courts, with Venables departing and Sugar remaining as Chairman, the club were still suffering from the consequences of relevations made in court.

Spurs were charged with making improper payments to players and while the outcome into the Football Association’s enquiry into the financial irregularities was not known the F.A. 'jumped the gun' by announcing the arrangements they intended to put in place should Spurs be found guilty and demoted to the 1st Division as punishment.

They announced on this day that Sheffield United who had finished 20th in the Premier League would take their place for the following season.


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