Sunday, January 07, 2007

Spurs in History - 7th January

Graham Roberts - Spurs' hero against Fulham - not for the first time or the last!

7th January, 1984

Fulham 0 Spurs 0 (FA Cup 3rd Round)

A scoreless draw in a 3rd Round FA Cup tie against a 2nd Division side may seem rather dull but this was a hard fought contest where Spurs can thank their defender Graham Roberts for helping them to hold out for a replay. Goalkeeper Ray Clemence was seriously injured and in a situation that you rarely see nowadays, Roberts took over in goal and made some important saves.

Having secured the replay, Roberts then scored one of Spurs' two goals in that game as Spurs progressed to the next round with a 2-0 win, Steve Archibald scoring the other goal.

A home tie against Norwich City awaited in the next round.

The injury to Clemence kept him out for much of the remainder of the season, playing only four games and gave young reserve Tony Parks the opportunity to establish himself and to become an instant hero with his penalty saves in the UEFA Cup Final shoot-out against Anderlecht at the end of the season.

Team: Clemence (Crook*), , Stevens, Bowen, Roberts, O'Reilly, Perryman, Brooke, Brazil, Falco, Hoddle, Hazard.

[* Ian Crook was substitute for the injured Ray Clemence but Graham Roberts took over in goal.]

7th January, 1995

Spurs 3 Altrincham 0 (FA Cup 3rd Round)

Spurs progressed comfortably to the next round against non-League Altrincham through goals from Teddy Sheringham, Ronnie Rosenthal and Stuart Nethercott.

Spurs' next opponents were Southampton at White Hart Lane.

7th January - What a Day!

Spurs have an amazing home record for this day - 7th January.

They have NEVER lost at home on this particular date. The away record is nearly as good, showing just one defeat.

Home Record: P 15 Won 14 Draw 1 Lost 0 For 51 Ag 15

Away Record: P 6 Won 3 Draw 2 Lost 1 For 5 Ag 1

7th January, 1939

Following many years of rallying by the board of Tottenham Hotspur, the players wore numbered shirts for the first time, in a 7-1 FA Cup victory over Watford.


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