Tag: Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur: Goodbye To The Lane

There was a neat personal symmetry to Tottenham Hotspur’s farewell afternoon to what is already the “old” White Hart Lane. My first-ever trip there was my first-ever football match. 10th November 1973. Then, as now, it was Spurs v Manchester United. Then, as now, Spurs went two-up. Then, as now, United pulled one back. Then, as now, it finished 2-1. So, while Sky Sports were doubtless desperate to for referee Jonathan Moss to award a penalty when Dele Alli was tripped as he entered the penalty area with stoppage-time about up last Sunday, I was pleased that the next...

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Tottenham Hotspur: My Eyes Have Seen The Glory

Accidents of birth can be the strangest of things. My father has been a supporter of Tottenham Hotspur since 1946, and from the first flat that I called home in Lower Edmonton we could see the White Hart Lane floodlights from the living room window when a night match was on. However, due to the complications of being born to an older mother in the early 1970s, I was born in a long-forgotten annex of the the Royal Free Hospital in Liverpool Road, a short distance from The Angel, Islington, the heart of Arsenal territory. Perhaps this explains why...

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Video of the Day: Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United, September 1985

So farewell then, Newcastle United. Sunderland’s comfortable win against an abject Everton at The Stadium of Light last night meant that Sunday’s match against Tottenham Hotspur is broadly irrelevant from a Newcastle perspective, though they may still take a final sliver of schandenfreude this weekend should they manage to snatch a win against a suddenly – but not, if we’re honest with ourselves, completely unexpectedly – exhausted looking Tottenham Hotspur at St James Park. Spurs need a point to guarantee second place (unless Arsenal can run up a six goal win against fellow plummetees Aston Villa, which doesn’t sound...

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Video of the Day: Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur, April 1985

Leicester City’s one-one draw at Old Trafford yesterday means that the champagne in the East Midlands will remain on ice for now, at least. A second opportunity for Leicester to win the title comes this evening at Stamford Bridge, where a failure on the part of Tottenham Hotspur to win there for the first time in twenty-six years would similarly mean the Premier League title heading to The King Power Stadium. And that may well be enough to cause some sort of celebration amongst Chelsea supporters at the end of a season from which they’ve been unable to pull...

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Video of the Day: West Bromwich Albion vs Tottenham Hotspur, January 1965

At White Hart Lane this evening, West Bromwich Albion could, if they haven’t already departed on their summer holidays, make the destination of this year’s Premier League trophy little more than a mathematical matter. Spurs need a win in order to cling onto the coat-tails of Leicester City at the top of the table, however remote that may already feel after their demolition of Swansea City yesterday. This morning, though, we’re gong back more than half a century to a match that was West Bromwich Albion’s first in front of the cameras of Match Of The Day. Albion went...

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