Today In Spurs History: 20th April
1928 – Today marks the birthday of Johnny Gavin, an Irish winger who signed for Spurs from Norwich in 1954. Gavin would score an impressive 16 goals in just 34 appearances for Spurs, but failed to settle in London and returned to Norwich in a deal that saw Maurice Norman come to White Hart Lane. Gavin died in 2007 aged 79.
1962 – Terry Medwin, Bobby Smith, Cliff Jones and Jimmy Greaves are all on target as Tottenham beat Blackburn 4-1. Greaves’ goal set a new club record, as it marked the ninth consecutive game in which he had scored.
1999 – 37 years later, Spurs would also run out 4-1 winners, away at Charlton. The goals were scored by Steffen Iversen, Judas, Jose Dominguez and David Ginola.
Spurs In The News: 20th April
The Sun reports that Michael Dawson could gatecrash the England World Cup squad.
The Mirror reckons that Roman Pavlyuchenko wants to stay at Spurs. Will Harry want him?
Pav tells the Daily Star that Chelsea were too cocky on Saturday.
In the Daily Mail, it’s pretty obvious that the Celtic fans are desperate to keep Robbie Keane. They’ve just named him as their player of the year!
Best Of The Web: 20th April
The Guardian looks at the form and injuries of the England World Cup candidates.
The Times somehow keeps a straight face as it reports on Liverpool’s 2400 mile coach trip to Madrid and back. Will the coach trip be shown on Channel 4 and involve a face-to-face voting off process?