Tottenham Hotspur

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It’s a fact that can’t be avoided – but Boro’ do have quite a lot of ground to make up if we’re to match Tottenham Hotspur. A lot of it is down to history; Spurs having been around a lot longer and establishing themselves as one of the bigger clubs in England. For a long time, we had to make do with them being a regular pre-season guest to the Lamex. Sure, they’d hammer us. But it normally meant we got to see their latest underwhelming summer marquee signings in action. And who can’t say they didn’t welcome that?

In addition to our on-field meetings, Boro’ have a good working relationship with Spurs off the field. The Premier League club used the Lamex Stadium as their home ground for U23 competitions and the like for many years.

 

Tottenham Hotspur: The Facts

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Who are Tottenham Hotspur?

Unlike their great rivals Arsenal, Tottenham do actually hail from Norf Lahdahn. Gooners might not like to hear it, but Spurs are one of English football’s most decorated clubs. In a nutshell, they were first club to win the FA Cup as non-leaguers; first team to win the Double in the 20th Century; first British side to win a European pot; the inaugural UEFA Cup winners; and perhaps the only club to have a verb created in their honour. How Spursy. More important, however, is that Tottenham Hotspur have never won the Conference. Let alone won it twice.

Spursy.

Anyway, we’ll give you a bit more detail to be getting on with. Let’s face it though – it’s not stuff you didn’t already know. Formed in 1882 as Hotspur Football Club, Spurs added ‘Tottenham’ to the name in 1884 and signed up to the Southern League in the mid-1890s. It was as a non-league club in this competition five years later they made history by winning the FA Cup. While it’s a feat that won’t ever be repeated (probably), you have to admit there wouldn’t be too much competition back then. It’s not like there were 92 clubs in front of them like there are now.

As we roll through the decades in the 20th century, the Spurs story is littered with silverware. Before World War Two, that tended to be the Division Two title – plus a second FA Cup. After World War Two, however, they finally soared to the top of the summit in 1951; repeating the trick 10 years later in the process of becoming the first team during that century to complete the league and FA Cup double. Towards the end of the century, however, the silverware started to dry up a bit. The 1999 League Cup was their 18th major honour – they’ve only added one more since.

In fact, even Boro’ have won more silverware since the start of the current century.

Why do we know Spurs?

As a pre-season regular for many summers, there was no real importance attached to our meetings with Spurs apart from the finances. But that all changed in the 2011-2 season. Boro’ embarked on what is, as of 2021-2, our best-ever FA Cup run. It took us all the way to the Fifth Round and earned us a marquee tie against our North London chums. It was quite the effort too; taking matters to a replay at the old White Hart Lane – before finally succumbing to the class they could bring to bear. Defoe, van der Vaart, Bale, Adebayor… it took them and more to down us.

Since then, we’ve also had the pleasure of their U23s’ company in the Football League Trophy. It’s just not the same.

Tottenham Hotspur: Record vs Boro'

Pl W D L F A GD Pts* WR%
3 0 1 2 4 7 -3 0 0%

* league points only


Tottenham Hotspur: Result-by-Result (Boro' Scoring First)

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Tottenham Hotspur Travel Information – Distance: 26 miles


By Road

Go across to Ware on the A602 and head south on the A10; aiming for central London. You’ll go through a number of traffic light box junctions on the way down. Then turn left after six miles for White Hart Lane. This becomes Creighton Road; keep going though, because it becomes White Hart Lane again soon after.

Pass under the railway bridge, before turning right at the end of the road onto Tottenham High Road. The stadium is metres away on the left.

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Parking

For fans who are driving, a big problem is the total lack of parking at the stadium. Even though it’s much shinier and newer than the old White Hart Lane, the location is still the same. A Controlled Parking Zone exist around the ground, which Haringey Council and Enfield Council made bigger after speaking with local residents.

Road closures also mean that, if you do decide to go by car, you can’t use those closed roads for at least one hour until after the final whistle. So, it’s no surprise that Spurs are adamant in their advice that your best bet for getting to them is to take public transport.


Pre-Match Pints

Station: WHITE HART LANE
Services to: SEVEN SISTERS; CHESHUNT (for HERTFORD EAST)

White Hart Lane is a short walk from the stadium and it’s one of two options if you’re on your way from Stevenage. Hop on the Victoria Line at Finsbury Park and head to Seven Sisters, walking from there or getting the London Overground to WHL. Northumberland Park might also be an option from Cambridge, Hertford or London Liverpool Street.

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