Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Spurs in History - 13th June

13th June, 1947

Olympique de Marseilles 2 Spurs 1 (Friendly)

This was Spurs first overseas tour after the Second World War where they played four games in France inside nine days.

Tottenham Hotspur's last overseas tour had been to Malta in 1929, although they had played games in the Channel Islands in the intervening years, the last occasion being in 1935.

The tour party was based in the South of France but travel was made difficult because of a French rail strike. However, most of the players had recently left the Armed Forces and were able to cope with such minor discomforts. Spurs goal was scored by Harry Gilberg.


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