Top scorer Mark Falco challenges West Ham’s Alvin Martin at the Lane on Boxing Day 1984. The game ended 2-2.
We finished third in the First Division table at the conclusion of such a promising season. Spurs were rarely off the pace throughout but we concluded level on points with runners-up Liverpool and a massive 13 behind title winners Everton.
Indeed, we were going so well that manager Peter Shreeves was asked by a journalist at a press conference if he was confident of the Championship bearing in mind that five of our last six league games were at home.
Peter responded in encouraging fashion, as you would expect, but also admitted that we simply were not good enough at White Hart Lane. And although the team responded well to his optimism it was simply too late as the others kept winning.
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