Tag: Tottenham Hotspur

Video of the Day: Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United, December 1970

The extent to which Manchester United’s period of flux in the years following the retirement of Alex Ferguson have their parallels with those following the retirement of Matt Busby are almost eerie. Busby had taken over at Old Trafford in 1945, eventually retiring in 1969, a year after reaching his goal of making United the first English champions of Europe. Busby announced his retirement in January 1969 for the end of that season. His replacement was a former player who had operated on the fringes of the Busby Babes, Wilf McGuinness. McGuinness had been a Manchester United player at...

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Video of the Day: Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur, September 1981

This weekend, Manchester City play Tottenham Hotspur in a Premier League that is likely to go some way towards further muddying the waters of where the trophy might end up come the end of the season. These two teams have, of course, a long history of matches between them, ranging from the “Ballet On Ice” of 1968, when Manchester City danced their way around the Spurs defence on a snowbound pitch five times, to the 1981 FA Cup final, when Manchester City’s Tommy Hutchinson scored at both ends before a moment of beauty from Ricardo Villa in the replay...

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Video of the Day: Port Vale vs Tottenham Hotspur, January 1988

There was a time when the FA Cup was at the absolute top of the list of priorities for Tottenham Hotspur. The club and its supporters were proud of holding – jointly, for many years, with Aston Villa – the record for having won the competition the most times, even if the competition has been diminished in recent years by changing priorities on the part of the biggest clubs and administrative incompetence on the part of those charged with running it in the first place. For those of us born in the 1970s in north London, Spurs’ twin FA...

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The 200% Podcast 43: Tottenham Hotspur!

This week’s Twohundredpercent podcast returns to the Random Football Club Generator, and the name drawn from the money hat is… Tottenham Hotspur. So, there’s a little bit of insulting aimed at Ray Clemence, some love for former players, and quite a bit on the culture of a football club that Ian thinks a lot of people have got wrong. You can download this week’s podcast by clicking here, or you can subscribe to the Twohundredpercent podcast through Itunes by clicking here. https://archive.org/download/43200pc/43%20200pc.mp3 You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking here. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Facebook by clicking...

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Christmas on 200%: Those Glory Glory Days

Over the last few days, we’ve been taking a break from words here on Twohundredpercent in order to bring you some football-related television from the past. If you happen to be watching from a desktop or laptop and find that the entire video doesn’t fit, try minimising the size of the window a little and you should find that this does the trick. Following on from yesterday’s offering, today on Twohundredpercent we bring our Christmas break to a close with a showing of Those Glory Glory Days, a 1983 made for television film written by the sports journalist Julie...

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