Spurs Diary - March
01 March 2016|Tottenham Hotspur
Looking ahead and back on events on the same day in years gone by.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1894 Future Spurs legend Arthur Grimsdell born in Watford.
2014 Christian Eriksen scores twice as we beat Southampton 3-2 at White Hart Lane.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.