Tag: Tottenham Hotspur

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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Video of the Day: Aston Villa vs Watford (& Others), February 1983

The Fifth Round of the FA Cup starts today, and as of yet there haven’t been many surprises in what has felt like a somewhat underwhelming competition, so far this season. Perhaps today will throw up an interesting result or two. Still, one disappointing season does not a useless competition make, and for our little blast from the past we’re going all the way back to 1983 for a complete edition of London Weekend Television’s The Big Match from the same stage of the competition, with matches between Aston Villa and Watford, Everton and Spurs, and Middlesbrough and Arsenal....

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Superly Duperly Sunday, 2: Manchester City 1-2 Spurs

The Tottenham Hotspur club motto, “Audere est facere”, translates as “to dare is to do”, and this evening Spurs supporters may just be beginning to come to terms with the fact that they may soon have to start considering their team to be contenders for this year’s Premier League title. This afternoon at The Etihad Stadium, they received a little of the rub of the green with a penalty decision that probably shouldn’t have been given, but overall were still reasonably good value for a win against a Manchester City team that wasn’t as abject as it was last...

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