Thursday, July 19, 2007
Spurs in History - 19th July
19th July, 2001
Leyton Orient 0 Spurs 2 (Pre-season)
Managers have different ideas for pre-season preparations.
For a number of years Spurs had travelled to Scandanavia to play a number of early games to build up fitness before embarking on some more strenuous matches.
However, Glenn Hoddle’s preparations required the team to play a series of games against lower league opposition around London and the south-east of England.
This game was won with goals scored by Simon Davies and Sergei Rebrov who was trying to impress his new manager.
Although scoring in this game and another four in subsequent friendlies he failed to make an impression, most of his League appearances were as a substitute and he only managed to score once during the year.