Tottenham put aside the League campaign that first weekend of the New Year and welcomed Charlton Athletic to The Lane for the FA Cup Third Round tie. Charlton were in the Second Division but took Spurs all the way.
Tottenham took the lead after six minutes Blanchflower being at the root of everything move as he split the Athletic defence for Les Allen to open the scoring. We moved further ahead just before the half hour Blanchflower again for Allen. Just as the Spurs fans relaxed Charlton struck back to make it 2-1.
In the latest look back in our salute to White Hart Lane across the years we discover the oldest known photo of the dressing room.
We learn what the club said when it first opened the first West Stand.
There is also the usual collection of images including pre-season training from a hundred years ago.
During this season we have been celebrating White Hart Lane and some of the great matches played there since 1899.
Today a special festive look at events (largely taken from the reports of the time) from this day in 1911 when Woolwich Arsenal were dispatched by five goals to love.
left - Two goal hero, Woolwich born, Billy Minter
Down The Lane the snow is glistening, which just proves it must be The Talking Tottenham Christmas special. So a warm welcome to this seasons blockbuster -
‘A Tottenham Christmas IV - The Rise of the Lilywhites.’
It’s the usual mix of stories, sillies and some various seasonal images, some I hope will be new to you, from the winter wonderland of Hotspur.
Tom Morris, not the most famous name in the clubs history but he played an important part in our development and served the club for 43 years. He was a member of the side that won the Southern League and FA Cup.
Tom appeared in more than 500 games for Hotspur. He was involved in the first game at WHL, the first Football League game, the first Division One match and the World Club Championship and that’s just the start of the story.
Jimmy Greaves made his debut for Spurs at home to Blackpool on 16th December1961. Its hard to believe now that there were some on the terraces and in the dressing room that wondered why Jimmy had been signed after all we had just won the double.
As we have previously seen the advertising world has attempted to convince us that their products will enhance our lives and make us better footballers just by following the same lifestyle as our heroes.
Here for your enjoyment is the latest set revolving around Tottenham from across the years.
Over the first half of this season we have been celebrating White Hart Lane, our home since 1899. In this the last season before the ground regenerates into a new super arena for the future. We have passed various ‘milestones’ in its glorious history as we have traveled along The Lane. This tribute is not meant to be a comprehensive history of the ground, rather a series of snapshots in time.
On a lighter note and one of the articles that drew a fair amount of response was the previous set of 'cars and stars.' So after a quick rummage through the archive here is in fact a third collection of Spurs related 'motors' images.
Lets start your trip to the Tottenham Motor Show by kicking off in the bike Hall.
How about this little number for flipping around town?
Peter McWilliam returned as manager of Tottenham in May 1938 after Jack Tresadern’s departure the month before. McWilliam’s first spell which had brought success to the club (1) had ended over eleven years before. The team he now inherited simply wasn’t good enough to win promotion. With the Board still paying off the cost of the East Stand he set about slowly bringing in the youngsters from the Northfleet nursery which he had been instrumental in developing ten years before.
Tottenham's return to Europe in the European Cup Winners Cup after a three year break in the autumn of 1967 may not have been our most successful but it contained plenty of incident. Floodlight failures, the battle of Lyon and a new ruling from UEFA.
This season we have been celebrating White Hart Lanes glorious history. That magnificent cathedral of sport, described as an amphitheater where great dramas have been played out. We previously looked at the Tottenham fans over the years who have breathed life into the ground. Here is a second collection of images from across the years paying tribute to those lilywhite fans who follow their team bearing their colours for all to see.
The reigning Champions Burnley opened the programme of six games in December all to be played on wet heavy pitches. Once again the critics wondered if Spurs would buckle. The weather had turned and the White Hart Lane pitch that day was described as like Passchendale. Yet those present were served up a game in pouring rain and a swirling driving wind that will live in the memories for a long time and was described as the ‘game of the century’ (2).
Flying Down to Rio
History of T.H.F.C.
Tribute to Bill Nicholson
The Road to Turin
Most Read Articles
The 100 Year War
Interview with Marina Sirtis
A Long Dark Shadow
By Royal Appointment
School Report: An Insight into the Younger Eric Dier
All Change At Spurs
History Of THFC: Part 1
Passage to India: Rohan Rickets
Thanks For The Memories
Our Tommy Carroll
The AVB Files: Part1
You The Jury
The Hand Of Hugo
Connection - Argentina
Creating a Reputation