Friday, June 29, 2007

Spurs in History - 29th June

29th June, 1908

Spurs Elected to the Football League

On this day Tottenham Hotspur were elected members of the Football League but it was a close run thing.

Spurs had lost out in the original election but when Stoke resigned in early June, Spurs had a further opportunity to stake their claim for a place in the Second Division.

However, by the time of the meeting Stoke had changed their minds and were also looking to return to the League. Lincoln, Rotherham Town and Southport were also up for election.

In the first vote Spurs and Lincoln tied with 17 votes each. When the others withdrew it became a straight vote which was tied with both clubs receiving 20 votes. This left it to the League Management Committee to decide and Spurs received five votes taking them into the Football League.


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