Saturday, November 11, 2006

Spurs in History - 11th November

John White (far left) and the 'Double' team

11th November, 1964

In Memory of John White

Spurs 2 Scotland XI 6 (John White Memorial Match)

This game gave Spurs’ fans the opportunity to pay their respects to a 'Legend of White Hart Lane', the late John White, the Scottish International who had so tragically died when struck by lightning while playing golf during the summer.

John’s brother, Tommy who played professionally both in Scotland and England appeared as a guest player for Spurs, scoring one of the goals with the other coming from Tony Marchi.

Over 29,000 spectators attended the game which had been postponed from the previous night because of fog. Two of the Scotland XI’s goals were scored by Alan Gilzean who was to sign for Spurs from Dundee a few weeks later.

John White had been a very important member of the ‘Double’ team and his death at the age of twenty seven was a tragic loss. The programme for the game contained many tributes to the player from respected managers, players and journalists.


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