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3rd November 2017 Arthur Rowe

It is apt that the Spurs-Palace match falls on Sunday, as it marks the 24th anniversary of the death of the great Arthur Rowe, the man single-handedly responsible for creating the magic in the modern Tottenham, not just winning, but winning in style.

 

Tottenham born Rowe returned to the club in 1949 as manager after more than 200 appearances as a player before the war. He took over a club that had been languishing in the second division for more than a decade but he was the greatest and most forward thinking English coach of his era who'd adapted many things from the leading Hungarian game into his new philosophy which became known as push n run.

 

Spurs stormed to the Division2 title in 49/50 (http://www.topspurs.com/4950.htm) and made equally light work of the top division a year later (http://www.topspurs.com/5051.htm ), the first of only two league titles, where an eight game winning run culminated in a 7-0 hammering of Newcastle in front of 70,000 at WHL which is often referred to as the moment English football was forced into the modern era.

 

A creditable runners up position followed but further success proved elusive as the manager stuck with the players who had served him so well, including a half back called Bill Nicholson and signing the other half of the 60s era success Danny Blanchflower at the end of his reign which was affected by ill health. Another player who collected a championship winning medal in 51 was Sir Alf who memorably organized the three lions to win the world cup a decade later.

 

Rowe finished his managerial career at our Sunday opponents Palace where his contribution earned him election to their hall of fame

 

Without Rowe there is nothing - not just the trophies but the playing ethos of entertainers and innovators and as these days he tends to get a little forgotten in the shadow of Billy Nick, it will be nice to think he is remembered on this anniversary

 

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12th March 2017 - The end of the FA Cup at White Hart Lane

 

Im back, albeit very briefly, to pay some final respects to the FA Cup at White Hart Lane after todays hammering of Millwall represented the last of the 192 FA Cup ties at the famous old ground.

Of those ties, Spurs emerged victorious in 122 of the matches scoring an incredible 466 goals, with a further 45 draws and 23 defeats and 2 abandonments.

 

The first ever game saw Spurs come back to hold the then mighty Preston to a 1-1 with a goal from Sandy Brown. It was a very important equalizer as Spurs caused the first of many shocks in early 1901 by beating them away and then going all the way to the final, beating Sheffield United after a replay to become the first and only non league club to win the cup

 

This season was the first of many instances where the magic of the FA Cup and the magic of Spurs were firmly entwined

 

So many records have been set in the FA Cup at the old place record attendance or another FAC 6th round game against Sunderland in 1938, record scores, first a 9-0 against Worksop and then the unforgettable 13-2 demolition of Crewe in 1960, four days after they held us 2-2 away. The five goals scored by Les Allen in that game were a record personal haul, with Sons hatrick today the last of 18 to claim the match ball.

 

Spurs had two memorably long winning runs, 10 between 65-68 which carried Spurs to win the cockney cup final in 67 and then a run of 9 home wins which carried Spurs to two more cup wins including another one against London opposition.

 

Only one game against the Goons, where the returning Pat Jennings was once again the hero as Spurs went on to win the competition in 1982. Fellow rivals West Ham were the more regular and welcome visitors with Spurs scoring 18 goals in 6 matches, and fellow claret and blue Aston Villa were the most frequent visitors inflicting the first home defeat in 1903 and more than 114 years later providing more amenable opposition in a third round win.

 

Villa were also involved in one of the two abandonments crowd trouble in 1904 but unforgettable scenes more than a century later where the crowd, in the form of Dr Andrew Deaner emerged as the hero in the Fabrice Muamba game against Bolton.

 

Famous games - some good the United replay in 68, the Ginola game against Leeds, Oxford & County in the 1991 season and the many wide margin wins including the final one against Millwall

 

some bad ... Altrincham/Wrexham in my formative years in the late 70s, soppy draws against Worksop, Palace in 70 and Norwich in 59, giving up winning positions against Derby and City to 3-5 and 3-4 defeats but nothing as awful as one of the 0-4s against Chelsea in 2002

 

. but all part of the legend and mystique.

 

Life, and the Spurs story goes on but it will never quite be the same again away from the old place. Thanks for the memories

 

 

 

 

Date

Round

Att.

Ven

Opponants

Res

TH

-

Ag

Scorers

09-Feb-01

F.A.Cup 1

15,223

H

Preston North End

D

1

-

1

Brown

23-Feb-01

F.A.Cup 2

20,250

H

Bury

W

2

-

1

Brown (2)

28-Mar-01

F.A.Cup 3

11,600

H

Reading

W

3

-

0

Brown (2), Copeland

25-Jan-02

F.A.Cup 1

25,000

H

Southampton

D

1

-

1

Copeland

07-Feb-03

F.A.Cup 1

25,641

H

West Bromwich Albion

D

0

-

0

 

21-Feb-03

F.A.Cup 2

18,750

H

Bristol City

W

1

-

0

Woodward

07-Mar-03

F.A.Cup 3

24,500

H

Aston Villa

L

2

-

3

Woodward, Copeland

20-Feb-04

F.A.Cup 2

32,000

H

Aston Villa

ab

0

-

1

(Abandoned due to crowd trouble after 38mins)

05-Mar-04

F.A.Cup 3

15,500

H

Sheffield Wednesday

D

1

-

1

Jones J.

09-Feb-05

F.A.Cup 1

18,000

H

Middlesbrough

W

1

-

0

O'Hagen

18-Feb-05

F.A.Cup 2

19,013

H

Newcastle United

D

1

-

1

Walton

13-Jan-06

F.A.Cup 1

20,000

H

Burnley

W

2

-

0

Woodward, Kyle

03-Feb-06

F.A.Cup 2

26,000

H

Reading

W

3

-

2

Bull, Walton, Kyle

24-Feb-06

F.A.Cup 3

28,000

H

Birmingham City

D

1

-

1

Kyle

12-Jan-07

F.A.Cup 1

27,033

H

Hull City

D

0

-

0

 

21-Jan-07

F.A.Cup 1

20,000

H

Hull City

W

1

-

0

Chapman

06-Feb-09

F.A. Cup 2

33,008

H

Fulham

W

1

-

0

Steel R

20-Feb-09

F.A. Cup 3

21,838

H

Burnley

D

0

-

0

 

19-Jan-10

F.A. Cup 1

17,000

H

Plymouth Argyle

W

7

-

1

Minter, Humphreys (3), Steel R, Middlemiss (2)

14-Jan-11

F.A. Cup 1

21,464

H

Millwall

W

2

-

1

Minter, Carmichael og

09-Feb-11

F.A. Cup 2

26,946

H

Blackburn Rovers

L

0

-

2

 

11-Jan-13

F.A. Cup 1

18,677

H

Blackpool

D

1

-

1

Rance

16-Jan-13

F.A. Cup 1

16,926

H

Blackpool

W

6

-

1

Tattersall (2), Cantrell (2), Steel R, Middlemiss

15-Jan-14

F.A. Cup 1

20,252

H

Leicester Fosse

W

2

-

0

Walden, Bliss

09-Jan-15

F.A. Cup 1

17,000

H

Sunderland

W

2

-

1

Walden, Bliss

31-Jan-20

F.A. Cup 2

35,527

H

West Stanley

W

4

-

0

Banks, Wilson (2), Bliss

21-Feb-20

F.A. Cup 3

47,642

H

West Ham United

W

3

-

0

Grimsdell, Wilson (2)

06-Mar-20

F.A. Cup 4

52,179

H

Aston Villa

L

0

-

1

 

08-Jan-21

F.A. Cup 1

35,175

H

Bristol Rovers

W

6

-

2

Clay (pen), Smith, Walden, Seed, Cantrell, Bliss

29-Jan-21

F.A. Cup 2

39,048

H

Bradford City

W

4

-

0

Banks, Seed (3)

05-Mar-21

F.A. Cup 4

51,991

H

Aston Villa

W

1

-

0

Banks

28-Jan-22

F.A. Cup 2

47,660

H

Watford

W

1

-

0

Bliss

18-Feb-22

F.A. Cup 3

53,810

H

Manchester City

W

2

-

1

Wilson, Bliss

09-Mar-22

F.A. Cup 4

53,626

H

Cardiff City

W

2

-

1

Wilson, Dimmock

13-Jan-23

F.A. Cup 1

23,928

H

Worksop Town

D

0

-

0

 

15-Jan-23

F.A. Cup 1

23,122

H

Worksop Town

W

9

-

0

Seed, Lindsay (4), Handley (3), Dimmock

03-Feb-23

F.A. Cup 2

38,333

H

Manchester United

W

4

-

0

Lindsay, Handley (3)

10-Mar-23

F.A. Cup 4

50,349

H

Derby County

L

0

-

1

 

10-Jan-25

F.A. Cup 1

32,718

H

Northampton Town

W

3

-

0

Seed, Lindsay, Elkes

31-Jan-25

F.A. Cup 2

52,635

H

Bolton Wanderers

D

1

-

1

Seed

21-Feb-25

F.A. Cup 3

54,521

H

Blackburn Rovers

D

2

-

2

Lane, Dimmock

09-Jan-26

F.A. Cup 3

49,800

H

West Ham United

W

5

-

0

Osborne (2), Dimmock (3)

30-Jan-26

F.A. Cup 4

43,653

H

Manchester United

D

2

-

2

Thompson, Lindsay

28-Jan-28

F.A. Cup 4

36,828

H

Oldham Athletic

W

3

-

0

Handley, O'Callaghan, Dimmock

11-Jan-30

F.A. Cup 3

37,000

H

Manchester City

D

2

-

2

Osborne, Cook

10-Jan-31

F.A. Cup 3

36,549

H

Preston North End

W

3

-

1

Harper, Cook, Dimmock

09-Jan-32

F.A. Cup 3

41,511

H

Sheffield Wednesday

D

2

-

2

Hunt GS, Evans W

13-Jan-34

F.A. Cup 3

45,637

H

Everton

W

3

-

0

Howe, Hunt GS, Evans W

27-Jan-34

F.A. Cup 4

51,747

H

West Ham United

W

4

-

1

Hunt GS (2), Evans W (2)

17-Feb-34

F.A. Cup 5

44,365

H

Aston Villa

L

0

-

1

 

12-Jan-35

F.A. Cup 3

48,983

H

Manchester City

W

1

-

0

Evans W

26-Jan-35

F.A. Cup 4

61,195

H

Newcastle United

W

2

-

0

Hunt GS (2)

16-Feb-35

F.A. Cup 5

70,347

H

Bolton Wanderers

D

1

-

1

Evans W

11-Jan-36

F.A. Cup 3

48,839

H

Southend United

D

4

-

4

Sargent (2), Morrison (2)

25-Jan-36

F.A. Cup 4

64,149

H

Huddersfield Town

W

1

-

0

Howe

17-Feb-36

F.A. Cup 5

35,492

H

Bradford Park Avenue

W

2

-

1

Hunt GS (2)

30-Jan-37

F.A. Cup 4

42,430

H

Plymouth Argyle

W

1

-

0

McCormick

22-Feb-37

F.A. Cup 5

46,972

H

Everton

W

4

-

3

Meek, Morrison (3)

06-Mar-37

F.A. Cup 6

71,913

H

Preston North End

L

1

-

2

Duncan

08-Jan-38

F.A. Cup 3

35,576

H

Blackburn Rovers

W

3

-

2

Sargent, Gibbons (2)

26-Jan-38

F.A. Cup 4

36,004

H

New Brighton

W

5

-

2

Morrison (2), Gibbons (2), Lyman

16-Feb-38

F.A. Cup 5

36,994

H

Chesterfield

W

2

-

1

Sargent, Morrison

05-Mar-38

F.A. Cup 6

75,038

H

Sunderland

L

0

-

1

 

07-Jan-39

F.A. Cup 3

34,896

H

Watford

W

7

-

1

Ward (pen), Sargent, Hall GW (2), Duncan, Miller (2)

30-Jan-39

F.A. Cup 4

50,798

H

West Ham United

D

1

-

1

Sargent

05-Jan-46

F.A. Cup 3 (1L)

20,000

H

Brentford

D

2

-

2

Burgess, Hall AE

11-Jan-47

F.A. Cup 3

65,681

H

Stoke City

D

2

-

2

Ludford, Bennett

24-Jan-48

F.A. Cup 4

71,853

H

West Bromwich Albion

W

3

-

1

Cox, Duquemin (2)

07-Feb-48

F.A. Cup 5

69,049

H

Leicester City

W

5

-

2

Cox (pen), Jordan (3), South og

24-Jan-50

F.A. Cup 4

66,246

H

Sunderland

W

5

-

1

Walters (2), Bennett (2), Medley

02-Feb-52

F.A. Cup 4

69,009

H

Newcastle United

L

0

-

3

 

12-Jan-53

F.A. Cup 3

31,541

H

Tranmere Rovers

W

9

-

1

McClellan (3), Duquemin (2), Hollis (2), Baily (2)

04-Feb-53

F.A. Cup 4

55,601

H

Preston North End

W

1

-

0

Duquemin

04-Mar-53

F.A. Cup 6

59,543

H

Birmingham City

D

2

-

2

Bennett,Duquemin

13-Jan-54

F.A. Cup 3

35,023

H

Leeds United

W

1

-

0

Bennett

24-Feb-54

F.A. Cup 5

52,934

H

Hull City

W

2

-

0

Walters, Baily

28-Jan-55

F.A. Cup 4

50,684

H

Port Vale

W

4

-

2

Gavin, Duquemin, Brooks (2)

07-Jan-56

F.A. Cup 3

46,185

H

Boston United

W

4

-

0

Duquemin, Smith R (2),Robb

28-Jan-56

F.A. Cup 4

41,895

H

Middlesbrough

W

3

-

1

Norman, Dunmore, Robb

03-Mar-56

F.A. Cup 6

69,118

H

West Ham United

D

3

-

3

Harmer (pen), Duquemin, Robb

05-Jan-57

F.A. Cup 3

56,492

H

Leicester City

W

2

-

0

Blanchflower, Robb

26-Jan-57

F.A. Cup 4

66,398

H

Chelsea

W

4

-

0

Medwin, Harmer, Smith R, Stokes

04-Jan-58

F.A. Cup 3

42,716

H

Leicester City

W

4

-

0

Medwin, Smith R (2), Stokes

25-Jan-58

F.A. Cup 4

51,136

H

Sheffield United

L

0

-

3

 

10-Jan-59

F.A. Cup 3

56,252

H

West Ham United

W

2

-

0

Smith R, Jones

31-Jan-59

F.A. Cup 4

50,561

H

Newport County

W

4

-

1

Smith R (2), Dunmore (2)

14-Feb-59

F.A. Cup 5

67,633

H

Norwich City

D

1

-

1

Jones

03-Feb-60

F.A. Cup 4

64,365

H

Crewe Alexandra

W

13

-

2

Harmer, Smith R (4), Allen (5), Jones (3, 1pen)

20-Feb-60

F.A. Cup 5

54,745

H

Blackburn Rovers

L

1

-

3

Jones

07-Jan-61

F.A. Cup 3

54,969

H

Charlton Athletic

W

3

-

2

Allen (2), Dyson

28-Jan-61

F.A. Cup 4

63,721

H

Crewe Alexandra

W

5

-

1

Mackay, Jones, Smith R, Allen, Dyson

08-Mar-61

F.A. Cup 6

64,797

H

Sunderland

W

5

-

0

Mackay, Smith R, Allen, Dyson (2)

10-Jan-62

F.A. Cup 3

62,917

H

Birmingham City

W

4

-

2

Medwin (2), Allen, Greaves

10-Mar-62

F.A. Cup 6

64,000

H

Aston Villa

W

2

-

0

Blanchflower, Jones

16-Jan-63

F.A. Cup 3

32,756

H

Burnley

L

0

-

3

 

05-Jan-64

F.A. Cup 3

49,382

H

Chelsea

D

1

-

1

Dyson

18-Jan-65

F.A. Cup 3

55,081

H

Torquay United

W

5

-

1

Robertson, Greaves (3), Gilzean

30-Jan-65

F.A. Cup 4

43,992

H

Ipswich Town

W

5

-

0

Greaves (3, 1pen), Gilzean (2)

22-Jan-66

F.A. Cup 3

37,349

H

Middlesbrough

W

4

-

0

Mackay (2, 1pen), Saul (2)

12-Feb-66

F.A. Cup 4

50,611

H

Burnley

W

4

-

3

Gilzean (3), Saul

01-Feb-67

F.A. Cup 3

58,189

H

Millwall

W

1

-

0

Gilzean

18-Feb-67

F.A. Cup 4

57,910

H

Portsmouth

W

3

-

1

Greaves, Gilzean (2)

11-Mar-67

F.A. Cup 5

54,610

H

Bristol City

W

2

-

0

Greaves (2, 1pen)

12-Apr-67

F.A. Cup 6

52,304

H

Birmingham City

W

6

-

0

Greaves (2), Gilzean, Venables (2), Saul

31-Jan-68

F.A. Cup 3

57,200

H

Manchester United

W

1

-

0

(a.e.t) Robertson

17-Feb-68

F.A. Cup 4

47,088

H

Preston North End

W

3

-

1

Greaves (2), Chivers

09-Mar-68

F.A. Cup 5

54,005

H

Liverpool

D

1

-

1

Greaves

25-Jan-69

F.A. Cup 4

48,985

H

Wolverhampton Wanderers

W

2

-

1

Johnson, Greaves

12-Feb-69

F.A. Cup 5

49,986

H

Aston Villa

W

3

-

2

England, Greaves (2, 1pen)

07-Jan-70

F.A. Cup 3

36,039

H

Bradford City

W

5

-

0

Pearce (2), Greaves (2), Morgan

24-Jan-70

F.A. Cup 4

43,948

H

Crystal Palace

D

0

-

0

 

02-Jan-71

F.A. Cup 3

34,170

H

Sheffield Wednesday

W

4

-

1

Mullery (pen), Gilzean (2), Peters

13-Feb-71

F.A. Cup 5

46,366

H

Nottingham Forest

W

2

-

1

Gilzean, Chivers

16-Mar-71

F.A. Cup 6

56,283

H

Liverpool

L

0

-

1

 

15-Jan-72

F.A. Cup 3

33,702

H

Carlisle United

D

1

-

1

Gilzean

05-Feb-72

F.A. Cup 4

36,903

H

Rotherham United

W

2

-

0

Gilzean, Peters

07-Feb-73

F.A. Cup 4

52,736

H

Derby County

L

3

-

5

(a.e.t) England (pen), Gilzean, Chivers

08-Jan-75

F.A. Cup 3

27,996

H

Nottingham Forest

L

0

-

1

 

03-Jan-76

F.A. Cup 3

26,715

H

Stoke City

D

1

-

1

Duncan

07-Jan-78

F.A. Cup 3

43,731

H

Bolton Wanderers

D

2

-

2

Hoddle, Duncan

10-Jan-79

F.A. Cup 3

31,081

H

Altrincham

D

1

-

1

Taylor (pen)

12-Feb-79

F.A. Cup 4

27,120

H

Wrexham

D

3

-

3

Hoddle, Jones, Roberts og

10-Mar-79

F.A. Cup 6

51,800

H

Manchester United

D

1

-

1

Ardiles

05-Jan-80

F.A. Cup 3

45,207

H

Manchester United

D

1

-

1

Ardiles

30-Jan-80

F.A. Cup 4

46,707

H

Swindon Town

W

2

-

1

Armstrong (2)

16-Feb-80

F.A. Cup 5

49,936

H

Birmingham City

W

3

-

1

Armstrong, Hoddle (2, 1pen)

08-Mar-80

F.A. Cup 6

48,033

H

Liverpool

L

0

-

1

 

07-Jan-81

F.A. Cup 3

36,294

H

Queens Park Rangers

W

3

-

1

Galvin, Hoddle, Crooks

24-Jan-81

F.A. Cup 4

37,532

H

Hull City

W

2

-

0

Archibald, Brooke

14-Feb-81

F.A. Cup 5

36,688

H

Coventry City

W

3

-

1

Hughton, Ardiles, Archibald

07-Mar-81

F.A. Cup 6

40,629

H

Exeter City

W

2

-

0

Miller, Roberts

02-Jan-82

F.A. Cup 3

38,421

H

Arsenal

W

1

-

0

Crooks

23-Jan-82

F.A. Cup 4

46,126

H

Leeds United

W

1

-

0

Crooks

13-Feb-82

F.A. Cup 5

43,419

H

Aston Villa

W

1

-

0

Falco

29-Jan-83

F.A. Cup 4

38,208

H

West Bromwich Albion

W

2

-

1

Gibson, Crooks

11-Jan-84

F.A. Cup 3

32,898

H

Fulham

W

2

-

0

Roberts, Archibald

28-Jan-84

F.A. Cup 4

37,792

H

Norwich City

D

0

-

0

 

05-Jan-85

F.A. Cup 3

29,029

H

Charlton Athletic

D

1

-

1

Crooks

08-Jan-86

F.A. Cup 3

19,136

H

Oxford United

W

2

-

1

(a.e.t) Waddle, Allen C

29-Jan-86

F.A. Cup 4

17,393

H

Notts County

W

5

-

0

Chiedozie, Falco, Allen C, Hoddle, Waddle

04-Mar-86

F.A. Cup 5

23,338

H

Everton

L

1

-

2

Falco

10-Jan-87

F.A. Cup 3

19,339

H

Scunthope United

W

3

-

2

Mabbutt, Waddle, Claesen

31-Jan-87

F.A. Cup 4

29,603

H

Crystal Palace

W

4

-

0

Mabbutt, Allen C (pen), Claesen, O'Reilly og

21-Feb-87

F.A. Cup 5

38,033

H

Newcastle United

W

1

-

0

Allen C (pen)

06-Jan-90

F.A. Cup 3

33,134

H

Southampton

L

1

-

3

Howells

26-Jan-91

F.A. Cup 4

31,665

H

Oxford United

W

4

-

2

Mabbutt, Gasgoigne (2), Lineker

10-Mar-91

F.A. Cup 6

29,686

H

Notts County

W

2

-

1

Nayim, Gasgoigne

14-Jan-92

F.A. Cup 3

25,462

H

Aston Villa

L

0

-

1

 

14-Feb-93

F.A. Cup 5

26,529

H

Wimbledon

W

3

-

2

Anderton, Sheringham, Barmby

19-Jan-94

F.A. Cup 3

24,893

H

Peterborough United

D

1

-

1

Barmby (won on 5-4 Penalties)

07-Jan-95

F.A. Cup 3

25,057

H

Altringham

W

3

-

0

Sheringham, Rosenthal, Nethercott

18-Feb-95

F.A. Cup 5

28,091

H

Southampton

D

1

-

1

Klinsmann

17-Jan-96

F.A. Cup 3

31,534

H

Hereford United

W

5

-

1

Sheringham (3), Armstrong (2)

27-Jan-96

F.A. Cup 4

32,812

H

Wolverhampton Wanderers

D

1

-

1

Wilson

09-Mar-96

F.A. Cup 5

31,055

H

Nottingham Forest

D

1

-

1

Sheringham (Lost 1-3 on penalties)

05-Jan-98

F.A. Cup 3

27,909

H

Fulham

W

3

-

1

Clemence, Calderwood, Brady

26-Jan-98

F.A. Cup 4

28,722

H

Barnsley

D

1

-

1

Campbell

02-Jan-99

F.A. Cup 3

36,022

H

Watford

W

5

-

2

Iversen (2), Anderton (pen), Nielsen, Fox

02-Feb-99

F.A. Cup 4

24,049

H

Wimbledon

W

3

-

0

Sinton, Nielsen (2)

24-Feb-99

F.A. Cup 5

32,307

H

Leeds United

W

2

-

0

Anderton, Ginola

12-Dec-99

F.A. Cup 3

33,116

H

Newcastle United

D

1

-

1

Iversen

17-Feb-01

F.A. Cup 5

36,040

H

Stockport County

W

4

-

0

King, Davies (2), Flynn og

26-Jan-02

F.A. Cup 4

27,093

H

Bolton Wanderers

W

4

-

0

Anderton (pen), Iversen, Etherington, Barness og

17-Feb-02

F.A. Cup 5

30,696

H

Tranmere Rovers

W

4

-

0

Ziege, Poyet (2), Sheringham

10-Mar-02

F.A. Cup 6

32,896

H

Chelsea

L

0

-

4

 

03-Jan-04

F.A. Cup 3

32,340

H

Crystal Palace

W

3

-

0

Kanoute (3)

03-Feb-04

F.A. Cup 4

30,400

H

Manchester City

L

3

-

4

King, Keane, Ziege

08-Jan-05

F.A. Cup 3

36,094

H

Brighton & HA

W

2

-

1

King, Keane

12-Feb-05

F.A. Cup 4

27,860

H

West Bromwich Albion

W

3

-

1

Keane (pen), Defoe (2)

19-Feb-05

F.A. Cup 5

35,640

H

Nottingham Forest

D

1

-

1

Defoe

17-Jan-07

F.A. Cup 3

27,641

H

Cardiff City

W

4

-

0

Lennon, Keane, Malbranque, Defoe

27-Jan-07

F.A. Cup 4

33,406

H

Southend United

W

3

-

1

Keane, Jenas, Mido

19-Mar-07

F.A. Cup 6

35,519

H

Chelsea

L

1

-

2

Keane (pen)

05-Jan-08

F.A. Cup 3

35,243

H

Reading

D

2

-

2

Berbatov (2, 1pen)

02-Jan-09

F.A. Cup 3

34,040

H

Wigan Athletic

W

3

-

1

Pavlyuchenko (2, 1pen), Modric

02-Jan-10

F.A. Cup 3

35,862

H

Peterborough United

W

4

-

0

Kranjcar (2), Defoe, Keane (pen)

23-Jan-10

F.A. Cup 4

35,750

H

Leeds United

D

2

-

2

Crouch, Pavlyuchenko

24-Feb-10

F.A. Cup 5

31,436

H

Bolton Wanderers

W

4

-

0

Pavlyuchenko (2), Jaaskelainen og, O'Brien og

21-Mar-10

F.A. Cup 6

35,432

H

Fulham

W

3

-

1

Bentley, Pavlyuchenko, Gudjohnsen

08-Jan-11

F.A. Cup 3

35,698

H

Charlton Athletic

W

3

-

0

Townsend, Defoe (2)

07-Jan-12

F.A. Cup 3

35,672

H

Cheltenham Town

W

3

-

0

Defoe, Pavlyuchenko, Giovani

07-Mar-12

F.A. Cup 5

35,757

H

Stevenage

W

3

-

1

Defoe (2), Adebayor (pen)

17-Mar-12

F.A. Cup 6

-

H

Bolton Wanderers

Ab

1

-

1

Walker (Match Abandoned 41st minute, injury to Fabrice Muamba)

27-Mar-12

F.A. Cup 6

30,718

H

Bolton Wanderers

W

3

-

1

Nelson, Bale, Saha

05-Jan-13

F.A. Cup 3

35,766

H

Coventry City

W

3

-

0

Dempsey (2), Bale

14-Jan-15

F.A. Cup 3

24,367

H

Burnley

W

4

-

2

Paulinho, Capoue, Chiriches, Rose

24-Jan-15

F.A. Cup 4

35,548

H

Leicester City

L

1

-

2

Townsend (pen)

10-Jan-16

F.A. Cup 3

35,805

H

Leicester City

D

2

-

2

Eriksen, Kane (pen)

21-Feb-16

F.A. Cup 5

35,547

H

Crystal Palace

L

0

-

1

08-Jan-17

F.A. Cup 3

31,182

H

Aston Villa

W

2

-

0

Davies Son

28-Jan-17

F.A. Cup 4

31,440

H

Wycombe Wanderers

W

4

-

3

Son (2), Janssen (pen), Alli

12-Mar-17

F.A. Cup 6

31,137

H

Millwall

W

6

-

0

Erikson, Son (3), Alli, Janssen

 

 

 

30th July 2015 - The Final (ish) Update

 

The topspurs editorial began back in September 2000, the day of Rebrovs first goals for Spurs, so long ago that it pre-dated the word blog and has had a pretty good run over the next fifteen years, esp in the early, glory days of topspurs.

 

However, time and especially technology has moved on and without a Spurs related update for more than half the season, which also included a cup final, its sadly time to formally draw things to a close.

 

The majority of my Spurs output now comes via the occasional comment on facebook or tweet @topspurs and Ill hook up live threads to this page in time, and also put a link to the archives for some retro fun. This will also apply to the columnists, who have been fantastic over the years and Id like to thank them all, but who have similarly dwindled in number and output and will now be condensed (along with any output I have) into the guest column.

 

TOPSPURS will continue, as originally intended before the writing side took off, as a site for Spurs stats and numbers

 

Its been a lot of fun and Id like to thank all the readers over the years for logging on and hope it has been enjoyable and entertaining.

 

Up the Spurs!

Jim

 

 

a quick plug for the TOPSPURS book - still a half decent Spurs book at bogtime and costs less than a pint thesedays .. the Glory of Spurs book in Kindle/ebook format http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Glory-of-Spurs-ebook/dp/B00C2JTO8G/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1364489602&sr=1-1

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