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On This Day In Spurs History: 18th March

18th March 1961 – Tottenham beat Burnley 3-0 in the FA Cup Semi Final to reach Wembley for the first time in Spurs’ history, en-route to the double. Bobby Smith scored twice, with Cliff Jones also on target.

18th March 1977 – Danny Murphy is born. He would go on to make 29 appearances for Tottenham, scoring 2 goals.

18th March 1992 – Feyenoord hold out for a 0-0 draw at White Hart Lane in the European Cup Winners’ Cup quarter finals, to beat us 1-0 on aggregate.

18th March 2006 – Aaron Lennon and Robbie Keane are on target in a 2-0 away win at Birmingham.

Spurs In The News: 18th March

Your soaraway Sun report that Roman Pavlyuchenko has pledged his future to Spurs.

The Mirror thinks that Aston Villa will pay £9m for Robbie Keane, ending Celtic’s hopes of keeping hold of the on-loan striker. Come this way Mr Lerner…

They also claim that David Bentley has returned to full training and is back in contention for the trip to Stoke.

The Daily Mail has more good news for our right wing, with the news that Aaron Lennon will be fit to face Chelsea on April 17th.

They also report on a lads day out at Cheltenham.

The Guardian breaks the story that Glenn Hoddle turned down the Nigeria job because he was under pressure to arrange a bung.

Adel Taarabt gets all gobby in The Standard.

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  1. The Feyenoord match in 1992 was my first visit to White Hart Lane so will always I remember it fondly, even if the game was pretty poor and the result disappointing. I sat with my dad behind an odd man who shouted ‘Tottenham, Tottenham reject’ very loudly and excitedly at Feyenoord’s Jonny Metgod any time he got anywhere near the ball. Not a single other person joined in.


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