Today In Spurs History: April 16th
1965 – Whilst Harry searches for the right combination up front, he must wish he had as complimentary partnership as Alan Gilzean and Jimmy Greaves at his disposal. On this day in 1965 Greaves scored twice and Gilzean notched a hat-trick as Spurs beat Blackburn Rovers 5-2 at White Hart Lane.
1987 – Aaron Lennon is 23 years old today. He has already played 177 games for the club, scoring 18 goals. Hopefully he will play many more and establish himself as a Tottenham legend. Get well soon and here’s a video in tribute to your skills Aaron (excuse the accompanying modern ‘beat’ music).
2005 – Spurs earned a 2-2 draw at Anfield thanks to an astonishing strike from Erik Edman and a goal by Robbie Keane. If nothing else the quality of Edman’s goal and his subsequent career trajectory, should act as a reminder to us all that Danny Rose still has a long way to go.
Spurs In The News: April 16th
The Sun claims that birthday boy Aaron Lennon could be fit to play against Chelsea, but we’ve heard that one before. Fingers crossed.
Your Soaraway Sun also has video footage of Danny Rose’s ‘other’ wonder strike.
It’s Rose of the Rovers in the Daily Mirror.
The Mirror also features Heurelho Gomes setting the double target of Champions League qualification and a World Cup place. That Taffarel just won’t be displaced will he?
Danny tells the Daily Star that he has no idea why Harry picked him against Arsenal.
The Daily Mail checks out the ‘Arry factor.
The Times asks if Harry will pick Rose against Chelsea.
Best Of The Web: April 16th
The Guardian reveals that ESPN are to revolutionise football broadcasting. How about starting off by sacking Kevin Keegan?
Over at The Spoiler, Cristiano Ronaldo reminds a Messi-obsessed world that he’s still rather handy at football.
The good people at tic tac (remember them Liverpool fans?) are looking for England’s greatest fan in the video below.