Thursday, June 28, 2007

Spurs in History - 28th June

28th June, 1941

Bert Middlemiss

One of the players who was involved in Spurs’ early days passed away on this date in 1941, aged 52 years.

Bert Middlemiss was signed from Stalybridge in November, 1907, although Spurs had to pay a fee to Stockport who had persuaded him to sign professional forms with them.

He made 248 League appearances for Spurs and scored 51 goals, some record for a winger, although he had the ability to cut inside his defender to create goal scoring opportunities for himself.

The War cut four seasons from his football career and although he returned to Spurs once it was over he only made four appearances in that 1919-20 season when Spurs won promotion to the 1st Division.

On his release from Spurs in 1920 he signed for Queen’s Park Rangers.


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