We continue our series that first ran last season on social media so successfully and is now re-imagined in an article format.
We salute White Hart Lane and its part in our glorious history as we reach January the cup competition's kick in and records and milestones come thick and fast.
We also welcome our first overseas visitors to The Lane.
These are just snapshots in time and are not meant to be a comprehensive record. You should also visit - New Year at the Lane, the article from 2014, (1).
January 1st - It wasn’t until 1944 that we played a home game on New Years Day as we beat West Ham by the only goal in the Football League South.
Then in 1991, and Paul Gascoigne is dismissed against Manchester United to become the first player to go in a live TV league match.
The same day 1996 we become the first team to score four against the same side in the Premier League.
January 2nd - 1982 sees a Pat Jennings error in the Arsenal goal and Garth Crooks score as we beat them in the FA Cup on route to retaining the trophy in only our second ever meeting in the trophy.
Before that in 1932 – Tottenham drew with Wolves 3-3, with George Hunt scoring a hat trick. It’s the first in a run of 34 games unbeaten at the Lane (1 in the FAC) that takes us through the whole of the next season and on 16th Sept 1933 when we will draw with Arsenal in the last game of that run.(George had also scored a hat trick the week before at Wolves).
3rd Jan. 2000 - Chris Armstrong (left) scored for Spurs in a 1-0 win over Liverpool to open the new century
4th Jan. 1987 – The 100th League meeting with Arsenal, Mitchell Thomas scores our goal as they take the points.
5th Jan. 1946 – Spurs play Brentford in the first leg of a FA Cup 3rd Round tie. It’s the only season the competition has been played over two legs. The game ends 2-2 and we lose the second leg.
Jan 7th 1961 – The FA Cup part of the Double gets underway with a win over Charlton.
On the same day in 1981 we beat QPR in a Cup replay on the way to winning the trophy.
Then in 1995 having been banned from the competition and reinstated on appeal we beat Altrincham in the third round.
Jan 7th 1950 sees England stage an England youth international trial game
8th January 1901 – The first visitors from mainland Europe arrive at The Lane, a team representing the German Association (although all the players were all from Berlin FC). Tottenham won the game by 9-6. This match. including pictures and match report is featured in Connections -Germany part 4.
Right - The programme from the Brentford game (see 5th).
You will note some of the players are still in the armed services. Arsenal also are still sharing our ground.
On the same day the year before (1900) we played our first home game in the twentieth century. It’s a Southern District Combination match and Cameron, Pratt and an own goal see us beat Southampton 3-2.
8th Jan. 1921 – Our successful FA Cup run sees six different scorers in the 6-2 win over Bristol Rovers in the first round. (Jimmy Seed, Tommy Clay, Bert Smith, Fanny Walden, Jimmy Cantrell and Bert Bliss.)
9th January 1905 - We beat West Ham 10-0 in the semi-final of the Southern Charity Cup. Woodward hits 5. It’s the first time we reach double figures in a competitive game.
9th Jan. 1926 - Local hero Jimmy Dimmock scores his only hat trick in Spurs colours again in a game V West Ham as we win a cup game 5-0.
10th Jan. 1931 – Preston North end are beaten 3-0 in the Cup, (see poster). The same day in 1962 and our Cup winning side beat Birmingham 4-2 in a replay.
10th Jan. 1970 – Jimmy Greaves the clubs all time top scorer gets his last competitive goal for Tottenham in a 2-1 win over Derby. He will play one more game at WHL (Palace in the Cup on the 24th) and two more away matches before moving away.
11th Jan 1964 - Spurs beat Blackburn 4-1, Greaves scores his fourth hat trick of the season, the second season in a row he has managed that feat.
While in 2014 Jermain Defoe scores his last goal for Spurs against Crystal Palace.
12th Jan 1953 - We beat Tranmere 9-1 in a cup replay.
And in 1935 we knocked the Cup Holders Manchester City 1-0.
12th Jan 2003-Robbie Keane’s first hat trick for Spurs comes in the 4-3 win over Everton.
13th Jan. 1954 – Spurs play Leeds in the FA Cup replay in dreadful conditions (right) and a referees inspection after the crowd are inside the ground (top) Spurs win 1-0.
13th Jan. 1923 Worksop Town from Midland league earn a draw at WHL in the Cup. The pitch is frozen with patches of ice and the match is played in heavy rain and sleet. After the game Worksop ask Spurs if they will host the replay.
14th January 1905 The Professionals V The Amateurs game is used as an international trial match
14th Jan 1900 – A benefit game is played for John Oliver, a former chairman who poured much of own his money into the club V C.Wreford-Browns XI. Spurs led by a Cameron goal at half time. The second half saw Cameron again and Kirwan score twice as we won 4-2 in front of 3,000 people.
15th January 1921 – The first North London derby after we returned to the First Division and we beat Arsenal 2-1.
15th January 1927 – Tottenham ‘A’ beat Arsenal ‘A’ 12-0 at the Lane with Joe Nichols stepping up from his goalkeeping duties to score from the penalty spot.
15th Jan 1923 we beat Worksop 9-0 in a cup replay (see 13th) the pitch has now thawed.
15th Jan 1950 - When tickets go on sale for the FA Cup game between Spurs and Sunderland fans queued from at least 3pm the day before and when the ticket office opens the following morning its estimated up to 40,000 were in line. All the tickets are sold before 1.30 and more than 3,000 are turned away.
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