|Clive Allen (Son)|
|Les Allen (Father)|
Allen was unfortunate to be displaced when Jimmy Greaves was signed the following November but he remained at the club until 1965 when he opted to join Queen's Park Rangers for £21,000. After being part of the successful QPR team which won the League Cup in 1967 as a 3rd Division club and also gained successive promotions to the 1st Division he took on the manager's role in 1968, remaining in charge for three years.
Clive Allen had two spells with Queen's Park Rangers. he started his career at Loftus Road and then had a season away at Arsenal, without playing, and at Crystal Palace before returning to QPR. Three years later, in 1994 he signed for Tottenham for £700,000. Injury restricted his appearances in his first two seasons at White hart Lane but at the beginning of the 1986 - 87 season, under new manager, David Pleat, Allen scored a hat-trick against Aston Villa. in that season Allen set new goalscoring records at Tottenham, beating those set by legendary goalscorer, Jimmy Greaves. Playing as a lone striker, he scored 33 League goals and 16 in the two Cup competitions. Unfortunately, this didn't lead to trophies as Tottenham managed to fall short in each competition - 3rd in the League, losing FA Cup Finalists and losing League Cup semi-finalists. In total he scored 60 League goals from 105 appearances in his four years at the club before joining Bordeaux for £1 million. He played for England on five occasions but failed to score.
Terry Venables joined Spurs from Chelsea in May, 1966 for £80,000 and the following season helped Tottenham win the FA Cup. He remained at the club for three seasons before joining QPR for £70,000 but was never totally accepted by fans who had been spoiled by the skills of the team of the early 1960s. He was at QPR for five years and then moved to Crystal Palace but injury forced him to retire. he then turned to coaching and became manager at Crystal Palace. He then went to QPR in 1980 and helped them reach the 1982 FA Cup Final where they lost to Spurs after a replay. He had three seasons in Spain as manager of Barcelona before returning to manage Spurs. He brought star players like Gary Lineker and Paul Gascoigne to the club and in a difficult financial situation he led Tottenham to the 1991 FA Cup Final triumph. He was also instrumental in working with Alan Sugar to save the club from going out of existence. However, in the early 1990s, just as the team was showing promise, he lost his position of Chief Executive at Spurs because of disagreement with Sugar over the financial issues at the club. He later went on to manage England.
Another, player who had a distinguished career at Tottenham and who later had a time as manager of Queen's Park Rangers was Alan Mullery. The former Tottenham and Fulham player was manager at Loftus Road for six months from June to Cecember, 1984.
Twins, Ian and Roger Morgan were part of the exciting QPR team of the late 1960s and scored their first goal at Wembley as they won the League Cup. In 1969 Bill Nicholson paid £110,000 to sign Roger. It took him time to settle in to the team but early in the 1970 - 71 season he sustained a serious knee injury playing against Swansea Town in the League Cup, a competition that Spurs went to win. He never fully recovered and although he made attempts at a comeback he never regained full fitness and was forced to retire in 1973.
Terry Venables gave Terry Fenwick his first chance at Crystal Palace and then took him to QPR. He also followed his mentor to Spurs in 1987. He took time to settle but scored eight goals for Spurs, all in the one season, 1988 - 89 and all penalties. He broke his leg in 1989 and on recovering he broke his ankle early in 1991 in pre-match preparation for an FA Cup tie at Portsmouth, missing the opportunity to appear in the Final against Nottingham Forest. He joined Swindon in 1993 and was manager at Portsmouth for three years from 1995.
QPR Current Squad
Luke Young made 76 appearances in four years at Tottenham. He played mostly at full back but with Stephen Carr having such an influential role in Spurs play Young's opportunities to develop his career were limited. He joined Charlton Athletic in the summer of 2001 for £4 million and shortly after that Carr suffered a knee injury which kept him out for the whole season. If only he had been a little more patient. however, he progressed at The Valley and after six seasons was transferred to Middlesbrough. He also represented England and joined Aston Villa in 2008, returning to London and QPR in the summer. An industrious player, he has an eye for goal, scoring for Boro against Spurs with an absolute screamer.
Adel Taarabt joined Spurs in Janauary, 2007, on loan, from Lens. He completed his transfer the following summer. A very talented player, Taarabt has great skill but Spurs found it difficult to harness his obvious talent into a team situation. He made 15 substitute appearances for Spurs and went out on loan to QPR in March, 2009. He remained there on loan until QPR signed him in August, 2010. He captained their team to the Championship title scoring 19 goals and being the inspiration behind their exciting play. He has lost the captaincy to Joey Barton but will have a point to make against Spurs.
Radek Cerny joined on loan as reserve goalkeeper at Tottenham, behind Paul Robinson for three seasons from 2005. He was an experienced and reliable goalkeeper when required to play. He joined QPR in 2008 but has now dropped down to third choice at the club.
Of the current Tottenham team, Kyle Walker spent the first half of last season at Loftus Roald, helping them in the initial stages of their promotion to the Premier League. He was highly regarded and they had hoped to keep him for the season but Spurs preferred him to get experience at the higher level with Aston Villa.
More Players who Played for both Clubs
Many players have appeared in both the white of Tottenham and the hoops of QPR although not all have been direct transfers between the clubs. Some younger players have also had periods on loan at QPR to further their development. Stephen Kelly and Dean Marney spent time at Loftus Road to gain experience before they played for Spurs.
Les Ferdinand started his League career at QPR before joining Newcastle United and then Tottenham. Mark Falco left Spurs for Watford but later had a time at Loftus Road while Andy Sinton was at QPR for four years before he signed for Spurs from Sheffield Wednesday.
Others were: Ossie Ardiles, Alan Brazil, Steve Hodge, Neil Ruddock, Andy Gray, David Kerslake, Paul Walsh, Clive Wilson, Steve Slade and Dave McEwen.
Older players who were at both clubs were defender Horace Woodward who played for Tottenham in the 2nd Division after the war before moving to QPR in 1949. Harry Gilberg also had two seasons at White Hart Lane after the war until 1948 and was with QPR in the early 1950s.
Three payers from Tottenham's earliest days in the Football League, Frank Drabble (goalkeeper), Bert Middlemiss (winger) and Charlie Rance (defender) spent time with QPR towards the end of their careers.
Middlemiss was in the Tottenham team that made its Football League debut in September, 1908 defeating Wolves 3 - 0. He was an ever present that season scoring 13 goals as Spurs won promotion to the 1st Division.