A Trivial Matter - The Replay
A second helping of some odd facts and stats along with a few images concerning Tottenham and their involvement with the FA Cup over the years. Including the year we didn't play in the competition and the year we were banned and still played.
left - 1967
The game they said would never happen and in the 1995 competition having been thrown out of the competition earlier in the season the draw was made that Altrincham would get a bye or travel to Spurs for the third round. The appeal came down in our favour and the Lancashire club considered suing the FA. We won the tie 3-0, Sheringham, Nethercott and Rosenthal scored and they had a goal disallowed at 2-0.
In 1945/46 the FA Cup restarted after the war, the Football League would not start to next season, to help clubs the Cup is played over two leg, for the only time ever, and Spurs draw with Brentford at WHL 2-2 and then lose the second leg at Brentford 0-2. For those of you who want a quiz question which team played in the Cup Final having lost in an earlier round - It was Charlton who were runners up in the final but had lost a game on the way there to Fulham, winning over two legs.
We first met Everton during our non-league days and another FA Cup giant killing tie in 1904 as we beat the League team 2-1 on Merseyside.
1989 and having given up a two goal lead in the first game we beat Bradford City 5-0 in the replay.
In our trophy winning season of 1981 we beat QPR 3-1 at the second attempt and then met them in the following seasons final which also went to a replay.
left - 1962
We didn’t play a Cup game in the year 2000 as that season the third round was moved forward to December and we fell at the first hurdle. The following year it returned to its January slot.
1901 and Sheffield United's goalkeeper Bill "Fatty" Foulke, weighed 18 stones and was believed to be the heaviest player at the top level of the game. That match was the first to be filmed by newsreels. And became the first to show a refereeing mistake on film evidence.
The first FA Cup was stolen from a shop window in Birmingham and melted down for coins. The redesigned trophy first used in 1911 was larger at 61.5 cm (24.2 inches) high.
- Martin Peters V Nottingham Forest 1971
In the March 2016 in the BBC TV programme Antiques Roadshow, the trophy was valued at £1 million by expert Alastair Dickenson, although he suggested that, due to the design featuring depictions of grapes and vines, it may not have been specifically produced for the FA, but was instead an off the shelf design originally meant to be a wine or champagne cooler.
Our most frequent opposition (games, not drawn with) are Manchester United (Newton Health) 15 times, Manchester City in 14 games in the competition, Aston Villa, Bolton and Leicester City (Fosse) 13 times each. Whilst the 428 games we have been credited with own goals on 18 occasions.
Brand New trivia - as we head to Newport this week we seem certain to set a new ground record as they erect a new temporary stand which will give them their first five figure attendance.
Further Reading of Spurs and their Cup exploits -
The Cup Adventures series -
Below - Steve Perryman 1982
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