On This Day In Spurs History: 22nd March
1961 – Proof that even the Double side could ‘Spurs’ it up. Tottenham 1-0 were up at half time against Newcastle, through a Les Allen goal, with Danny Blanchflower having missed a penalty. In the second half, the relegation threatened away side fought back to beat us 2-1.
1987 – Tottenham beat reigning league and FA Cup holders Liverpool 1-0. Chris Waddle scores the only goal of the game with a long range effort and I didn’t even have to look that one up, as this was the first game that I ever attended at White Hart Lane. My main memory was the bloke in front of me continually calling Gary Stevens ‘a donkey’.
1997 – The true glory years. Spurs lose 4-2 away at Derby County have fought back from 2-0 down with goals from Jason Dozzell and Ronny Rosenthal. On the way home, after an experiment with drinking Caffreys, I fall asleep while vomiting into a train toilet. Great days.
Spurs In The News: 22nd March
The Sun reports that Jamie O’Hara thinks that it will take a minor miracle for his Wembley dream to come true. Actually it will just take a Fulham win, which even Jesus wouldn’t try to palm off to anyone as a miracle.
The Mirror reckon that Birmingham have given up on signing Roman Pavlyuchenko.
Robbie Keane tells The Guardian that he intends on returning to Spurs.
The Times reveals that Spurs legend Dave Mackay has won a legal battle against the producers of The Damned United.
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