THE TROPHY: 1961 LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP
THE MATCH: SPURS 6 ASTON VILLA 2
THE DATE: 24 SEPTEMBER 1960
Records and landmarks tumbled on a fairly regular basis throughout our league title winning season of 1960/61 – and the first was set following this victory against Aston Villa in late September.
Excitement was in full swing around White Hart Lane and among Spurs supporters as Bill Nicholson’s side had exploded out of the blocks, notching up an impressive nine straight league wins from the start of the season. So when Villa arrived in N17, we stood on the brink of history as no team had ever won 10 successive matches from the opening day. The record was held by Hull City who, in 1948/49, recorded nine straight victories in the Third Division North and we had equalled that feat the previous weekend when we beat Leicester City 2-1 at Filbert Street.
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OBITUARY – JOHNNIE HILLS
We were saddened to hear of the passing of John ‘Johnnie’ Hills, a defender who spent 11 years at the Club as an amateur and professional between 1950-61. He passed away at home in Brussels, Belgium, on Friday, 26 November, aged 87.
Club historian John Fennelly looks back at what supporters were reading on their way, at half-time and heading home afterwards when NORWICH CITY visited in March 1938.
RIDE FOR UGO
Laurence Gant, Head of Academy Sports Medicine and Science, is set to take part in a five-day charity cycle in memory of his friend, and our former Under-23s coach Ugo Ehiogu.
BIG WIN OVER EVERTON
GAME ZERO ACHIEVES NET ZERO CARBON STATUS
Sky this week published a case study revealing that Game Zero, our Premier League match against Chelsea here in September, achieved net zero carbon emissions.
LIVING IN THE MOMENT
Exclusive interview with our young midfielder OLIVER SKIPP, now an established member of our first team and also a familiar face to today’s opponents, who is enjoying every moment in the Premier League spotlight.
MEET OUR FIRST-YEAR UNDER-18S PLAYERS
TOUGH DAY AGAINST COTTAGERS
Looking back at Spurs hat-tricks scored against tonight’s opposition.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?
A creative midfielder who was full of heart and desire, LEWIS HOLTBY made his Spurs debut against this afternoon’s opposition back in January 2013 and went on to make 42 appearances in our colours, scoring three goals. We caught up with the Germany international to discuss his time at the Club and find out what he is up to now…