Tag: Tottenham Hotspur

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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Video of the Day: Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur, March 1985

In tomorrow afternoon’s late kick-off, Tottenham Hotspur travel to play Liverpool in a match that is critical to Spurs’ chances of both staying in touch with Leicester City at the top of the Premier League table and staying a step ahead of third placed Arsenal. Spurs haven’t won at Anfield since May 2011, but a five year run without a win there is nothing in comparison with their longest, a record that stretched from 1912 to this morning’s match, in May 1985 – seventy-three victory free years. Having won the Football League Championship and the European Cup at the...

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Video of the Day: The North London Derby – Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal, 1980/81

The most important North London derby ever? Try telling that to anybody who as at White Hart Lane in 1971 or at Wembley Stadium for either of Spurs and Arsenal’s FA Cup semi-final meetings there in the early 1990s. Tottenham Hotspur at Arsenal at White Hart Lane tomorrow lunchtime in a match that may go some way towards deciding the whereabouts of this year’s Premier League trophy, and after their results during the week, there will be nerves all round as the teams take to the pitch. Leicester City found themselves to be the biggest the beneficiaries of Spurs...

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Video of the Day: The Big Match – Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham United, December 1969

Tottenham Hotspur make the short trip to Upton Park this evening for the last time, to play West Ham United in a Premier League match of critical importance at the top of the table. This morning, though, we’re going all the way back to the end of the 1960s for a match between the two clubs that featured on ITV’s weekend highlights show, The Big Match. It’s December 1969, the Saturday before Christmas, and host/commentator Brian Moore is bemoaning the effect of Christmas shopping on attendances, as mid-table Spurs play host to a West Ham United team that has...

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