Our Welsh centre-half was a lynchpin of our defence during the early 1970s and featured 54 times in the 1972-73 season as we won the League Cup and reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup. Our league form perhaps suffered due to the extended cup runs and we finished eighth in the table, some 15 points behind title winners Liverpool.
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On the pitch, we have started the year well and I have been pleased with the determination and application that my players have shown. Not only have we recorded three important victories against Leeds United, Brentford and Marine, those results have seen us continue to progress in each competition, including reaching the final of the Carabao Cup.
Goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes makes a spectacular leap to gather the ball under pressure from Fulham’s Chris Smalling as our defensive duo Michael Dawson and Ledley King stand on patrol during our victory over the Cottagers in January 2010.
THE ROAD TO GLORY
As we approach a year ending in ‘One’ and look forward to celebrating a number of anniversaries of our previous trophy triumphs, in each matchday programme this season we’ll reflect on one game that we played along the road to glory in one of those successes.
Tottenham Hotspur has always been described as a club of ‘firsts’ as we’ve blazed a trail throughout the game in this country and abroad down the years. In each programme this season, we will reflect on the matches, the people and the occasions that have seen us set the standard and helped shape our history.
IN THAT NUMBER
Continuing a new feature for this season, as we put one of our fans in the hotseat each issue to find out more about their support and what Spurs means to them.
Looking back at the Spurs programme that greeted today’s visitors in past seasons. Club Historian John Fennelly reflects on Fulham’s visit to Tottenham in April 1949.
LEGENDS ON LEGENDS
Continuing our feature for 2020/21, as we speak to our former stars about their memories of great players from our opponents. This afternoon, a player who featured for both clubs with distinction, ALAN MULLERY, reflects on former Fulham great JOHNNY HAYNES.
The story of Fulham’s first team coaching trio and their roots in our Academy set-up.
A DIFFICULT YEAR
SERGE AURIER openly discusses what has been a tough year for him off the pitch following the death of his brother Christopher in July as well as talking about the on-the-pitch battle for the right-back slot.
Where Are They Now?
A graduate of our Academy, Stephen Kelly went on to make almost halfa-century of appearances for us before going on to help today’s opponents Fulham to the Europa League Final in 2010. We recently caught up with the former Republic of Ireland international to discuss his time at the club, his journey since and find out what he’s up to now.
WHEN UNEVENTS HAPPEN
Trail Ride in Johnson Valley
The truth about BEING A WIDOW
Ros Hart has spent the last three years learning how to live a different kind of life
A BRIDGE WORTH CROSSING
Jack Watkins takes a trip down the River Thames and a look back at London’s illustrious bridge-building heritage
Put The Hammer Down
Just managing to finish America’s most extreme offroad race known as the king of the Hammers is a feat in itself … but winning means testing pain and frustration tolerances to the max, as two aussie teams found out.