The 1951-52 season was just coming to a close when the Football League put together this representative XI to play Northampton Town in a joint benefit game for two long serving players, Tommy Fowler and Gwyn Hughes.
Having won the league in the previous campaign, we had one game left this time around but no chance of catching Manchester United who took our title by a four point margin as we finished runners-up.
But we were very much the team of the moment with Arthur Rowe’s outfit having captured the imagination by topping Division Two and then winning the championship the following year. So it would be no surprise that the League would include four Spurs players in their localised side.
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