Saturday, May 27, 2006

27th May - Spurs in History

27th May, 1982

Spurs 1 Queens Park Rangers 0


This was Spurs 66th competitive game of the season and Captain Steve Perryman had been an ever present.

It was hoped that the replay would be more entertaining than the first game and Spurs started brightly, taking the lead from a Glenn Hoddle penalty after Graham Roberts had been brought down on a strong run from midfield.

Spurs controlled the game without looking like adding to the score but in the second half Q.P.R. came at Spurs who had to defend doggedly with Clemence making a number of good saves.

In the end Spurs were just relieved to hold on and have some reward for their long and exhausting season. They had finished 4th in the League, were defeated finalists in the League/Milk Cup and reached the semi-finals of the European Cup Winners' Cup.

They had retained the Cup and were still undefeated in seven F.A.Cup Finals.

Team: Clemence; Perryman (Capt), Miller, Price, Hughton; Hazard (Brooke), Roberts, Hoddle, Galvin; Archibald, Crooks.

27th May, 1967

Happy Birthday Paul Gascoigne

Paul Gascoigne was born in Gateshead, 39 years ago. Spurs signed him from Newcastle Unite in 1988 for £2 million. Under Terry Venables his talent flourished - he was england's star of the 1990 world Cup in Italy and the following year, despite injury worries, he was the inspiration who led Spurs to FA Cup Final. His goal in the semi-final win over Arsenal was unforgettable but his serious injury in the Final put his career undere threat.

The final appearance was his last game for Spurs as the club had agreed his transfer to Lazio in Italy as part of the package to relieve the club's financial problems. On his recovery from injury he went to Lazio for £5.5 million, still a record fee received by Spurs, even though it had been reduced fromthe original figure due to his injury.

Gazza also played for Glasgow Rangers but his personal problems were never far from the surface and sadly still contonue to haunt him today.

27th May, 1908

Spurs failed in their bid to be elected to the Football League. Having resigned from the Southern League, they were unexpectedly defeated in their move into League football. They were not prepared to request a place in the Southern League so at that time their prospects for the next season was uncertain.

It was to be a month later before anything would be resolved.


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