Tag: Tottenham Hotspur

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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Video of the Day: Stoke City vs Tottenham Hotspur, February 1976

Tottenham Hotspur travel to the Potteries to play Stoke City this evening in a Premier League match that may have a considerable bearing on where the league title ends up going this season. Should Spurs win, the pressure will increase just a little on the league leaders Leicester City. A failure to do so, however, will surely mean that the gap is too big to bridge with just five games of the season left to play and the club from the East Midlands will become the most unlikely champions that English football has ever seen. Title challenges were not...

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Video of the Day: Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United, March 1979

The mid-to-late 1970s were a traumatic period in some ways for both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. Both clubs seemed to suffer after emerging from the shadow of a giant of a manager – Matt Busby in the case of Manchester United and Bill Nicholson in the case of Tottenham Hostpur. Both had been relegated and bounced straight back – United in 1974 and Spurs three years later, and by the spring of 1979 both clubs were both back in the top flight and trying to figure out a way of stopping the recent domestic dominance of Liverpool in...

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