Sunday, May 07, 2006

7th May - Spurs in History

WARNING - Not for Spurs supporters of a nervous or anxious disposition

The last and only occasion that Spurs have won a competitive match on this date was in 1949. They won 5-0 at Plymouth in the 2nd Division. (Len Duquemin, Les Bennett (3), Les Medley)

The only other time they avoided defeat was a 2-2 draw at home to Middlesbrough in 1921 in 1st Division. (Banks, Cantrell)

All other games have ended in loss, including some big defeats.

1927 Arsenal (h) Lost 0-4
1932 Preston (a) lost 0-2
1938 Sheff Wed. (h) Lost 1-2 Sargent
1966 WBA (a) Lost 1-2 Greaves
1977 Man City (a) Lost 0-5 - Relegation confirmed for the first time in 27 years. Immediately after the game the directors announced that Keith Burkinshaw would remain as manager - at least something good has come out of this day.
1983 Birmingham (a) Lost 0-2
1984 Southampton (a) Lost 0-5 - a weakened team because of the UEFA Cup final (1st Leg) two days later. Spurs were fined for putting out an understrength side.
1994 QPR (h) Lost 1-2 Sheringham (p)
2005 Middlesbrough (a) Lost 0-1 Defeat against the experienced Middlesbrough side cost Martin Jol's young team any chance of playing UEFA Cup football for this season.

I did warn you - I think Spurs are overdue a result on this day - so let it be today - a win at West Ham.

Glory, Glory Hallelujah
Spurs go marching on.


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