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Spurs Diary - March

Posted on 1 March 2016  - 08:00

Looking ahead and back on events on the same day in years gone by.

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1    TUESDAY

1888    Winger Fanny Walden born in Wellingborough. He would join us in April, 1913, from his hometown club for a then record £1,700 fee and go on to play for England.

1995    Ronny Rosenthal scores a hat-trick as we hit back from two goals down at Southampton to win 6-2 after extra time in an FA Cup fifth round replay.

2    WEDNESDAY

WEST HAM UNITED v SPURS, Barclays Premier League, at Upton Park, 7.45pm

Mauricio Pochettino’s 44th birthday.

Toby Alderweireld’s 27th birthday.

1963    Double-winner Terry Medwin (pictured, above) plays his last game for Spurs as we beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 at White Hart Lane thanks to two goals from Bobby Smith.

2015    Sad news reaches White Hart Lane – Spurs legend Dave Mackay has died.

3    THURSDAY

Nathan Oduwa’s 20th birthday.

1934    George Hunt scores all three as we beat Everton 3-0 in Division One at the Lane.

1973    Ralph Coates is our match-winner as we lift the League Cup following a 1-0 win over Norwich City at Wembley.

4    FRIDAY

Erik Lamela’s 24th birthday.

1967    Wales international Mike England scores his first Spurs goal – in a 3-3 draw at Aston Villa.

2009    Two goals for Aaron Lennon (pictured, below) as we beat Middlesbrough 4-0 in the Premier League at the Lane.

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5    SATURDAY

SPURS v ARSENAL, Barclays Premier League, at White Hart Lane, 12.45pm

1932    Goalkeeper Cyril Spiers plays his last game for the club – and we lose 4-1 at Plymouth Argyle in Division Two.

1983    And Ricky Villa plays his final match for us – but we lose 3-0 at Notts County.

6    SUNDAY

1909    In a rare visit to Stockport County we win 3-1 on our way to promotion to Division One. Walter Bull makes his debut.

1985    Our first home defeat ever in European competition – Real Madrid depart with a 1-0 UEFA Cup win thanks to Steve Perryman’s own goal.

7    MONDAY

1912    Outside-right Fred Sargent born in Islington and would sign for us as an amateur in February, 1934.

1959    Terry Medwin bags four at Leicester where we win 6-0 to stay ahead in the Division One relegation battle.

8    TUESDAY

1902    Swindon Town defeated 7-1 in the Southern League at the Lane. Sandy Brown nabs a hat-trick.

1995    A 3-0 home win over Ipswich Town with Jurgen Klinsmann (pictured, below) one of our goalscorers.

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9    WEDNESDAY

1898    We travel to Tunbridge Wells for a friendly and leave with a 5-0 win. Bill Joyce scores three.

1953    We finally get past Birmingham City in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. It takes three games before Sonny Walters provides the vital strike at neutral Molineux.

10    THURSDAY

BORUSSIA DORTMUND v SPURS, UEFA Europa League, Round of 16, at Signal Iduna Park, 6pm (UK time)

1894    We battle our way to the semi-finals of the Wolverton and District Charity Cup but lose by the only goal to Smethwick.

1990    We add to Charlton Athletic’s relegation fears with a 3-0 Division One triumph at the Lane. The Addicks go down with Millwall and Sheffield Wednesday at the end of the season.

11    FRIDAY

1967    On our way to another magical Wembley day, we overcome Bristol City 2-0 in the fifth round of the FA Cup in front of 54,610 spectators. Jimmy Greaves scores both – one a penalty.

2000    A 7-2 home victory over Southampton. Steffen Iversen (pictured, below) leads the way with three goals, Chris Armstrong bags two.

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12    SATURDAY

1899    Striker Tich Handley born in Edmonton and would sign for us in April, 1921.

1936    Ralph ‘Butcher’ Ward signs from Bradford Park Avenue. Wonder what kind of shop he worked in prior to his football career?

13    SUNDAY

ASTON VILLA v SPURS, Barclays Premier League, at Villa Park, 4pm

2002    Having lost 4-0 at Manchester United, we travel to Chelsea the following week – and lose 4-0! Mauricio Taricco is sent off in both games.

2010    Roman Pavlyuchenko nets two in our 3-1 home win over Blackburn Rovers.

14    MONDAY

1910    Having reached the heady heights of Division One, we head to Sheffield Wednesday where we draw 1-1 – but only 3,000 turn up to watch!

1998    Jurgen Klinsmann, David Ginola and Ramon Vega all score for us in a 3-3 home draw with Liverpool.

15    TUESDAY

1948    Charlie Withers makes his Spurs debut at home to Barnsley in the Second Division but we lose 3-0.

2009    Having lost 2-1 at home to Aston Villa in the September, we then win by the same scoreline at Villa Park where Jermaine Jenas and Darren Bent score our goals.

16    WEDNESDAY

1976    John Pratt on target as we win 1-0 at Wolves, completing a league double over a side that would be relegated at the end of the season.

1999    We win by a memorable David Ginola goal at Barnsley to reach the FA Cup semi-finals.

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17    THURSDAY

SPURS v BORUSSIA DORTMUND, UEFA Europa League, Round of 16, at White Hart Lane, 8.05pm

Federico Fazio’s 29th birthday.

1917    We beat Clapton Orient 5-2 at Highbury in the war league. Guest player Ted Bassett bangs in four.

1982    Glenn Hoddle’s (pictured, above) crucial away goal in Frankfurt sees us through to the European Cup Winners’ Cup semi-final with a 3-2 aggregate win over Eintracht.

18    FRIDAY

1961    We beat Burnley 3-0 at Villa Park in the semi-final of the FA Cup. Bobby Smith (2) and Cliff Jones are our marksmen.

2006    A 2-0 win at soon-to-be-relegated Birmingham City where Aaron Lennon and Robbie Keane score.

19    SATURDAY

1949    England international centre-half Harry Clarke makes his Spurs debut in our 2-1 home win over Luton Town.

1983    Steve Perryman is sent off but Mark Falco’s goal gives us victory at Watford.

20    SUNDAY

SPURS v BOURNEMOUTH, Barclays Premier League, at White Hart Lane, 4pm

1920    Manager Peter McWilliam gives league debuts to 15 players in this Division Two season – including Billy Sage on this day at home to Rotherham County. We win 2-0 on our way to topping the table at the conclusion of the campaign.

2010    A 2-1 win at Stoke City. Eidur Gudjohnsen and Niko Kranjcar score along with former Spur Matthew Etherington for the home side from the penalty spot.

21    MONDAY

Emmanuel Sonupe’s 20th birthday.

1885    We play away to Remington in a friendly. If you were there and recall the score, please let us know.

1999    We lift the League Cup thanks to Allan Nielsen’s late goal against Leicester City at Wembley. Justin Edinburgh is dismissed.

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22    TUESDAY

1941    Ivor Broadis scores all three for us in a 3-3 home draw with Cardiff City in the War Cup. He was again on target when we won the replay 3-2.

2008    We complete a league double over Portsmouth with a 2-0 win at White Hart Lane. Darren Bent (pictured, above) and Jamie O’Hara on target.

23    WEDNESDAY

1894    Future Spurs legend Arthur Grimsdell born in Watford.

2014    Christian Eriksen scores twice as we beat Southampton 3-2 at White Hart Lane.

24    THURSDAY

1969    Londoners Ray Evans and John Pratt make their Spurs debuts at Highbury – we lose by the only goal.

2010    We push on in the FA Cup with a 3-1 home win over Fulham in a sixth round replay. However, we would lose to Pompey in our Wembley semi.

25    FRIDAY

1918    Tragically our former player Walter Tull is killed in action in World War One.

1950    Future Welsh international player and manager, Terry Yorath, born in Cardiff. He would join us from Coventry City in August, 1979.

26    SATURDAY

1937    A 5-3 defeat at Bury in the Second Division. We played them again at home three days later – and won 2-0.

2010    Sandro’s (pictured, below, with Ledley King) signing from Internacional completed but he would not join us until July.

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27    SUNDAY

1886    We beat Enfield Lock 7-0 in a friendly on Tottenham Marshes.

1965    Keith Weller makes his Spurs debut – in a 7-4 win at home to Wolves. Cliff Jones scores three – and our opponents go down at the end of the season.

28    MONDAY

1970    Terry Naylor’s debut – at West Brom where we draw 1-1. Martin Peters nets for us.

1988    We host Manchester United in a benefit match for Danny Thomas. Kenny Dalglish and John Barnes play for Spurs.

29    TUESDAY

1890    Our future England international winger Bert Bliss born in Willenhall.

1982    Spurs and Arsenal play out a 2-2 draw at the Lane where fellow goalscorers Chris Hughton and Alan Sunderland are sent off. We come back from two goals down in this one and then go to Highbury soon afterwards and win 3-1.

30    WEDNESDAY

1964    Alan Mullery scores his first Spurs goal at Anfield where Jimmy Robertson makes his debut. We lose 3-1.

2013    We return from Swansea City after a 2-1 win. Jan Vertonghen and Gareth Bale score.

31    THURSDAY

1923    Scottish winger Buchanan Sharp makes his debut at Sunderland. He would play just two more games for us.

2004    Jermain Defoe and Anthony Gardner make their England debuts as substitutes in a friendly in Sweden.