Stoke City 2 Spurs 0 (2nd Division)
A bad day for Spurs. Not only did they lose but they had full back Cecil Poynton sent off .
The reason for this game being remarkable is that the next Spurs player sent off in a League game was Frank Saul who was dismissed in a game at Burnley in December, 1965. Thirty seven years of League football without a sending off – an amazing record.
Cecil Poynton served the club loyally as player, trainer and physio for over fifty years until his retirement in 1975. There had been one player dismissed in that period in other competitions. Unlikely as it may seem, Jimmy Greaves was sent off in the European Cup Winners' Cup semi-final against OFK Belgrade in April, 1963. The member of staff who escorted Greaves from the pitch was none other than trainer, Cecil Poynton.
27th October, 1957 - Happy Birthday - Glenn Hoddle
27th October, 1968 - Happy Birthday - Vinny Samways
27th October, 1984
Spurs 4 Stoke City 0 (1st Division)
Scorers: Graham Roberts (pen), John Chiedozie, Clive Allen (2).
27th October, 1987
Following the departure of David Pleat as manager, Spurs were under the control of Doug Livermore and two senior players - Ray Clemence, Ossie Ardiles and . Chairman Irving Scholar was known to be keen to get Terry Venables who had recently left Barcelona.
On this day it was announced from Florida that Venables would, indeed be the next manager of Tottenham Hotspur. However, for business commitments , Venables would be unable to take up his appointment until 1st December.