Spurs v Blackpool Match Reports
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07.05.2011 Premier League     Home     Drew     1-1     For a match report, click here.
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22.02.2011 Premier League     Away     Lost     1-3     For a match report, click here.
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31.10.2007 League Cup Fourth Round     Home     Won     2-0     For a match report, click here.
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05.01.1991 FA Cup Third Round     Away     Won     1-0     

A Paul Stewart goal against his old club was enough to see Tottenham through a tricky FA Cup Third Round trip to Blackpool.

On a foul day with high winds and driving rain, the Spurs fans who made the trip to the Lancashire sea-side town found the sea-front closed due to waves crashing over the promenade.  Spurs were playing Terry Fenwick for the first time since a broken leg 15 months before at Old Trafford, but the conditions meant that it was to be a tough battle against Blackpool and the elements.  The options were trying to play the ball on the floor on a muddy and bumpy pitch or to play the long ball in a strong wind (meaning it ran on or held up).  Bamber had a great first half chance, but with all the goal to aim at, he headed straight into Erik Thorstvedt’s hands.

As it turned out, the game produced few clear-cut chances and the only goal came from Stewart getting on the end of a melee caused by Paul Gascoigne’s free-kick into the ‘Pool area.  Lineker tried to hook the ball at goal as he fell towards the back of the six yard box and the ball went back across goal, where Stewart fired in off a Blackpool defender to find the net.

It should have been 2-0 when Paul Moran dinked the ball to the far post after the goalkeeper had come out to thwart Gascoigne’s run into the box, but with the wind holding the ball up, Lineker headed the ball wide of an unguarded net to the jeers from the home crowd.

Teams :
Blackpool  : –  , , , Paul Groves, Trevor Sinclair, Ian Gore, Tony Rodwell, Andy Garner, Dave Bamber, ,
Spurs –  Erik Thorstvedt, Mitchell Thomas, Gary Mabbutt (c), Terry Fenwick, Justin Edinburgh, David Howells, Paul Stewart, Paul Gascoigne, Paul Allen, Gary Lineker, Paul Moran
Manager : – Terry Venables

Attendance : –   9,563

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11.02.1978 Division 2     Home     Drew     2-2

Teams :
Spurs : –  Barry Daines, Terry Naylor, Jimmy Holmes, Don McAllister, Steve Perryman, Glenn Hoddle, John Pratt, Neil McNab, Peter Taylor, Colin Lee, John Duncan
Manager : – Keith Burkinshaw

Blackpool : –
Attendance : –   28,707

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17.09.1977 Second Division     Home     Won     2-0

A Second Division meeting saw Spurs open the scoring in the 23rd minute when Terry Naylor’s cross picked out the head of John Duncan and his flicked header found Glenn Hoddle to net the first goal.

In the 65th minute, Naylor put a free-kick onto Duncan’s head again, but this time the Scot headed past Bob Ward in the Blackpool goal.  Blackpool hit back as they tried to come back into the game, but Barry Daines kept out a Mickey Walsh effort and the defence stood firm to take both points from this visit to Lancashire.

Teams :
Blackpool –   Bob Ward, , , Peter Suddaby, , Mickey Walsh, , , ,
Spurs –  Barry Daines, Terry Naylor, Jimmy Holmes, Keith Osgood, Steve Perryman, Glenn Hoddle, John Pratt, Neil McNab, Peter Taylor, Chris Jones, John Duncan
Manager : – Keith Burkinshaw

Unused sub. : –  Ralph Coates
Attendance : –   16,910

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17.11.1971 League Cup Fifth Round     Home     Won     2-0

Spurs got past Blackpool in the meeting at White Hart Lane in the League Cup Fifth Round 2-0.

Martin Peters scored Spurs’ opening goal when he turned on a ball in the area to shoot past a couple of defenders and the keeper.

The other Spurs Martin – Chivers – leapt higher than the Blackpool number 5 to head home the second goal for Tottenham.

Teams :
Spurs –  Pat Jennings, Ray Evans, Cyril Knowles, John Pratt, Mike England, Phil Beal, Ralph Coates (Jimmy Neighbour), Steve Perryman, Martin Chivers, Martin Peters (c), Alan Gilzean
Manager : – Bill Nicholson

Blackpool  –  , , , , , Glyn James, , , , ,

Attendance : –    30,009

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12.04.1971 Division 1     Away     Drew     0-0

Teams :
Blackpool –  Alan Taylor, Edward James, Peter Suddaby, Billy Bentley, Tommy Hutchison, Tony Green, John Johnston, Fred Kemp, John Craven, Dave Hatton, Dennis Wann
Manager : – Ron Suart

Spurs –   Pat Jennings, Ray Evans, Peter Collins, Phil Beal, Cyril Knowles, Alan Mullery (c), Steve Perryman, Martin Peters, Jimmy Pearce, Alan Gilzean (John Pratt), Martin Chivers
Manager : – Bill Nicholson

Attendance : –   16,541
 

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12.09.1970 Division 1     Home     Won     3-0

Teams :
Spurs –   Pat Jennings, Ray Evans, Cyril Knowles, Alan Mullery (c), Mike England, Phil Beal, Alan Gilzean, Steve Perryman, Martin Chivers, Martin Peters, Roger Morgan
Manager : – Bill Nicholson
Blackpool –  Harry Thomson, Jimmy Armfield (c), Graham Rowe, Bill Bentley, Terry Alcock, Dave Hatton, Micky Burns, John Craven, John Hughes, Tony Coleman, Tom Hutchinson
Manager : –  Les Shannon

Referee : – Ken Burns (Stourbridge)
Linesmen : –  Mr. D. F. Pond (Essex) – Red Flag; Mr. R. A. Long (Northants) – Yellow Flag
Attendance : –   19,894

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05.11.1966 Division 1     Away     Drew     2-2

Teams :
Blackpool –   Tony Waiters, Thomas Thompson, Emlyn Hughes, Hugh Fisher, John McPhee, Jimmy Armfield, Alan Skirton, Jimmy Robson, Ray Charnley, Ian Moir, Leslie Lea
Manager : – Ron Suart

Spurs – Pat Jennings, Cyril Knowles, Alan Mullery, Mike England, Phil Beal, Dave Mackay, Terry Venables, Alan Gilzean, Jimmy Greaves, Cliff Jones, Jimmy Robertson
Manager : – Bill Nicholson

Attendance : –   16,524
 

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15.10.1966 First Division     Home     Lost     1-3

Table toppers Spurs hosted Blackpool who were bottom in a match that turned the table upside down.  Seasiders keeper Tony Waiters was the busier of the two goalies in the opening stages, but in the 23rd minute, a good move saw Ray Charnley open the scoring.  However, two minutes later Knowles hit a powerful equaliser, but this only lasted until just before half-time, when Alan Skirton headed the visitors into the lead again.

Some desperate defending by Blackpool provided the basis to spring forward at the very end of the match to extend their lead with Charnley’s second of the game to rid them of the record of the only team in the league at the time without a win.

Teams :
Spurs –  Roy Brown, Eddie Clayton, Cyril Knowles, Alan Mullery, Mike England, Dave Mackay, Jimmy Robertson, Jimmy Greaves, Frank Saul, Terry Venables, Cliff Jones
Manager : – Bill Nicholson
Blackpool  –  Tony Waiters, Thomas Thompson, Emlyn Hughes, Hugh Fisher, John McPhee, Jimmy Armfield, Alan Skirton, Jimmy Robson, Ray Charnley, Ian Moir, Leslie Lea
Manager : – Ron Suart

Ref. : –  .
Attendance : –  36,459

NOTE : –  Tottenham goalkeeper Roy Brown was making his one and only appearance for the club.

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05.02.1966 First Division     Away     Lost     0-0

A poor game ended goal-less, but Cliff Jones came closest to breaking the deadlock when the Welsh winger hit the crossbar with a header at Bloomfield Road.

Teams :
Blackpool  –  Alan Taylor, Jimmy Armfield (c), Edward James, Thomas Thompson, Graham Rowe, Alan Ball, Hugh Fisher, Leslie Lea, Graham Oates, Ray Charnley, Des Horne
Manager : – Ron Suart

Spurs –  Pat Jennings, Phil Beal, Cyril Knowles, Laurie Brown, Alan Gilzean, Jimmy Greaves, Frank Saul, Neil Johnson, Cliff Jones, Jimmy Robertson, Eddie Clayton
Manager : – Bill Nicholson
Attendance : –   13,103

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27.08.1965 First Division     Home     Won     4-0

A Friday night meeting was arranged for Tottenham to play at home against Blackpool in the First Division because of fears that many fans would be taking advantage of the new Bank Holiday on the Monday and would be leaving the capital on the scheduled Saturday date.

Teams :
Spurs –  Bill Brown, Maurice Norman, Cyril Knowles, Alan Mullery, Laurie Brown, Dave Mackay (c), Derek Possee, Eddie Clayton, Alan Gilzean, Jimmy Greaves, Steve Pitt
Manager : – Bill Nicholson
Blackpool  –  Tony Waiters, Jimmy Armfield (c), Edward James, John McPhee, Alan Ball, Hugh Fisher, Graham Oates, John Craven, John Green, Leslie Lea, Ray Charnley
Manager : – Ron Suart

Ref. : – Mr. M. W. Holian (Derby)
Linesmen : – Mr. J. Reid (Surrey) – Red Flag; Mr. H. G. Stennett (Essex) – Yellow flag
Attendance : –   36,882

NOTE : – Steve Pitt made his only Spurs appearance in this match.

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13.03.1965 Division 1     Home     Won     4-1

Teams :
Spurs : –  Bill Brown, Peter Baker, Ron Henry, Laurie Brown, Alan Mullery, Terry Dyson, Eddie Clayton, Alan Gilzean, Jimmy Greaves, Jimmy Robertson, Cliff Jones
Manager : – Bill Nicholson
Blackpool : –  Tony Waiters, Jimmy Armfield, Edward James, Thomas Thompson, John McPhee, Alan Ball, Ian Moir, Ray Charnley, John Green, Jimmy Robson, Des Horne
Manager : – Ron Suart

Ref. : –
Attendance : – 44,394

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28.09.1964 Division 1     Away     Drew    1-1

Teams :
Blackpool : –  Tony Waiters, Jimmy Armfield, Edward James, Thomas Thompson, Graham Rowe, Alan Ball, Leslie Lea, Graham Oates, Ray Charnley, John Green, Des Horne
Manager : – Ron Suart

Spurs : –  Pat Jennings, Cyril Knowles, Ron Henry, Laurie Brown, Alan Mullery, Tony Marchi, Terry Dyson, Jimmy Greaves, Frank Saul, Cliff Jones, Jimmy Robertson
Manager : – Bill Nicholson
Ref. : –
Attendance : – 26,436

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18.01.1964 First Division     Away     Won     2-0

Top of the table Spurs took the points in this First Division visit to Bloomfield Road.

Terry Dyson headed home Jimmy Greaves’ in-swinging corner to give Tottenham a 35th minute lead, but the final touch was off Blackpool defender Barry Martin’s legs.  The win was wrapped up in the second half, when Greaves went on a slaloming run past Jimmy Armfield and rounded Tony Waiters to slot home the second goal with a quarter of the game left.

Teams :
Blackpool  –  Tony Waiters, Jimmy Armfield, Barrie Martin, John McPhee, Roy Gratrix, Bill Cranston, Peter Hill, Alan Ball, Ray Charnley, Ray Parry, Des Horne
Manager : – Ron Suart

Spurs –  John Hollowbread, Peter Baker, Mel Hopkins, Phil Beal, Maurice Norman, Tony Marchi, Cliff Jones, John White, Les Allen, Jimmy Greaves, Terry Dyson
Manager : – Bill Nicholson
Attendance : –    13,955

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14.09.1963 Division 1     Home     Won     6-1

Teams :
Spurs : –  Bill Brown, Peter Baker, Ron Henry, Maurice Norman, Dave Mackay, Danny Blanchflower, Terry Dyson, John White, Bobby Smith, Jimmy Greaves, Cliff Jones
Manager : – Bill Nicholson

Blackpool : –  Bryan Harvey, Jimmy Armfield, John McPhee, Roy Gratrix, Barrie Martin, Ray Parry, John Green, Ray Charnley, Pat Quinn, Mandy Hill, Dave Durie
Manager : – Ron Suart

Ref. : –
Attendance : – 38,138

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19.01.1963 First Division     Home     Won     2-0

With the country in the grip of the Arctic winter, Spurs played their first league game of the year at home to Blackpool.

A Jimmy Greaves goal in each half gave second-placed Tottenham a valuable 2-0 victory in front of a smaller than expected crowd due to travel difficulties.

Teams :
Spurs : –  Bill Brown, Peter Baker, Ron Henry, Tony Marchi, Maurice Norman, Dave Mackay, Terry Medwin, John White, Bobby Smith, Jimmy Greaves, Cliff Jones
Manager : – Bill Nicholson

Blackpool : –  Tony Waiters, Jimmy Armfield, Barrie Martin, John McPhee, Roy Gratrix, Dave Durie, Steve Hill, Pat Quinn, Ray Charnley, Bruce Crawford, Bill Perry
Manager : – Ron Suart
Ref. : –
Attendance : –  25,710.

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 08.09.1962 First Division     Away     Won     2-1

A frenetic pace set the tone for a fast-moving game at Bloomfield Road which Blackpool led for the majority of the time until Spurs staged a late surge.

Centre-forward Ray CHarnley scored from Des Horne’s low ball in from the wing to give the Seasiders the lead, but were grateful to Tony Waiters, who saved Danny Blanchflower’s penalty.

As it looked like Blackpool might hold out for a win, Les Allen pulled Tottenham level with eight minutes to go and then, with just two minutes left, Maurice Norman headed in a cross form Terry Medwin, who had sped away from the home defence.

Teams :
Blackpool : –  Tony Waiters, Jimmy Armfield, Barrie Martin, Bruce Crawford, Glyn James, Dave Durie, Mandy Hill, Tony Green, Ray Charnley, John McPhee, Des Horne
Manager : – Ron Suart
Spurs : –  Bill Brown, Peter Baker, Ron Henry, Danny Blanchflower (c), Maurice Norman, Dave Mackay, Terry Medwin, John White, Les Allen, Jimmy Greaves, Cliff Jones.
Manager : – Bill Nicholson

Ref. : – .
Attendance : – 31,786

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16.12.1961 First Division     Home     Won     5-2

Jimmy Greaves scored a hat-trick on his debut at White Hart Lane to help Tottenham to a 5-2 victory against Blackpool.Dave Mackay’s quick throw gave Terry Medwin the opportunity to flick a header on into the box and despite being surrounded by tangerine shirts, Greaves threw himself into the air and performed a perfect overhead kick to send the ball flying into the Blackpool net.  39 minutes of his career at Tottenham had gone and his first goal was in the record books, having scored on every debut he had made.

A minute later, Greaves added a second with a header from a cross floated in by Dave Mackay and the third came in the second half, heading home a corner from Les Allen, who notched the fourth Tottenham goal.  Jimmy then created the fifth goal for Allen, when his shot crashed against the foot of the post, but fell to the centre forward to complete the scoring in a 5-2 victory.

Teams :
Spurs : –  Bill Brown, Peter Baker, Ron Henry, Danny Blanchflower (c), Maurice Norman, Dave Mackay, Terry Medwin, John White, Les Allen, Jimmy Greaves, Cliff Jones.
Manager : – Bill Nicholson

Blackpool : –  Tony Waiters, Jimmy Armfield, Barrie Martin, Ray Parry, Roy Gratrix, Bruce Crawford, Ray Charnley, Des Horne, Mandy Hill, Dave Durie, Brian Peterson
Manager : –  Ron Suart

Ref. : – .
Attendance : –  42,734

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19.08.1961 First Division     Away     Won     2-1

Spurs were grateful to a good first half, as they secured a 2-1 away win at Blackpool.

Terry Dyson’s inviting cross was headed in by Cliff Jones on 20 minutes and on the half hour, Bobby Smith smashed home a shot when put in on goal by Les Allen.

The home side came back into the game in the second half, as would be expected and Ray Charnley’s effort pulled a goal back with an hour gone.  Injuries to Dave Mackay and John White hindered Spurs and Blackpool almost scored when Charnley hit a shot at goal and Ron Henry blocked it on the line with the ball being scrambled away.

Teams :
Blackpool : – Gordon West, Jimmy Armfield, Barrie Martin, Peter Hauser, Roy Gratrix, Dave Durie, Des Horne, Brian Peterson, Ray Charnley, Bill Perry, Ray Parry.
Manager : –  Ron Suart

Spurs : –  Bill Brown, Peter Baker, Ron Henry, Danny Blanchflower (c), Maurice Norman, Dave Mackay, Cliff Jones, John White, Bobby Smith, Les Allen, Terry Dyson.
Manager : – Bill Nicholson
Ref. : –
Attendance : –  29,023

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31.08.1960 First Division     Home     Won     3-1

A Bobby Smith hat-trick saw Spurs through to a 3-1 win over Blackpool in this Wednesday evening match at the Lane.

Teams :
Spurs –  Bill Brown, Peter Baker, Ron Henry, Danny Blanchflower (c), Maurice Norman, Dave Mackay, Terry Medwin, John White, Bobby Smith, Les Allen, Terry Dyson
Manager : – Bill Nicholson
Blackpool –  Tony Waiters, Jimmy Armfield, Barrie Martin, Jimmy Kelly (c), Roy Gratrix, Dave Durie, Stanley Matthews, Leslie Lea, Ray Charnley, Jackie Mudie, Arthur Kaye
Manager : –  Ron Suart

Ref. : – R. H. Mann (Worcestershire)
Linesmen : –  Mr. C. W. Jillings (Essex) – Red flag; Mr. W. Johnson-Wilson (Surrey) – Yellow flag
Attendance : –    45,684

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22.08.1960 First Division     Home     Won     3-1

Teams :
Spurs : –  Bill Brown, Maurice Norman, Dave Mackay, Peter Baker, Ron Henry, Danny Blanchflower, Terry Dyson, Les Allen, Terry Medwin, Bobby Smith, John White
Manager : – Bill Nicholson
Blackpool : –  Tony Waiters, Jimmy Armfield, Barrie Martin, Jimmy Kelly (c), Roy Gratrix, Dave Durie, Stanley Matthews, Ray Charnley, Les Campbell, Jackie Mudie, Arthur Kaye
Manager : –  Ron Suart

Ref. : –
Attendance : –  27,656

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30.04.1960 First Division     Home     Won     4-1

Teams :
Spurs : –  Bill Brown, Maurice Norman, Dave Mackay, Peter Baker, Ron Henry, Danny Blanchflower, Terry Dyson, Les Allen, Terry Medwin, Bobby Smith, John White
Manager : – Bill Nicholson
Blackpool : –  Tony Waiters, Jimmy Armfield, Barrie Martin, Jimmy Kelly (c), Roy Gratrix, Dave Durie, Stanley Matthews, Ray Charnley, Bill Perry, Jackie Mudie, Arthur Kaye
Manager : –  Ron Suart

Ref. : –
Attendance : – 49,823

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28.11.1959 Division 1     Away     Drew     2-2

Teams :
Blackpool : –  George Farm, Jimmy Armfield, Roy Gratrix, Barrie Martin, Jimmy Kelly, Peter Hauser, Ray Charnley, Bill Perry, Dave Durie, Brian Peterson, Arthur Kaye
Manager : –  Ron Suart

Spurs : –  Bill Brown, Maurice Norman, Dave Mackay, Peter Baker, Ron Henry, Danny Blanchflower, Terry Medwin, Bobby Smith, Cliff Jones, Tommy Harmer, John White
Manager : – Bill Nicholson
Ref. : –
Attendance : –  17,085

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20.12.1958 Division 1     Away     Drew     0-0

Teams :
Blackpool : –  George Farm, Jimmy Armfield, Roy Gratrix, Jimmy Kelly, Jackie Wright, Hugh Kelly, Stanley Matthews, Jackie Mudie, Ray Charnley, Bill Perry, Dave Durie
Manager : –  Ron Suart

Spurs : –  John Hollowbread, Maurice Norman, Peter Baker, Ron Henry, Danny Blanchflower, Jim Iley, Terry Medwin, Bobby Smith, Cliff Jones, Tommy Harmer, Alfie Stokes
Manager : – Bill Nicholson
Ref. : –
Attendance : – 12,939

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23.08.1958 Division 1     Home     Lost     2-3

Teams :
Spurs : –  Ted Ditchburn, Maurice Norman, Johnny Hills, Ron Henry, Danny Blanchflower, Jim Iley, Terry Dyson, Terry Medwin, Bobby Smith, Johnny Brooks, Tommy Harmer
Manager : –  Jimmy Anderson

Blackpool : –  George Farm, Tommy Garrett, Roy Gratrix, Jimmy Kelly, Jackie Wright, Hugh Kelly, Stanley Matthews, Jackie Mudie, Ray Charnley, Bill Perry, Dave Durie
Manager : –  Ron Suart

Ref. : –
Attendance : –  57,043

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26.04.1958 Division 1     Home     Won     2-1

Teams :
Spurs : –  Ron Reynolds, Maurice Norman, Johnny Hills, Ron Henry, Danny Blanchflower, Jim Iley, Terry Medwin, Bobby Smith, Cliff Jones, Eddie Clayton, Tommy Harmer
Manager : –  Jimmy Anderson

Blackpool : –  George Farm, Tommy Garrett, Roy Gratrix, Barrie Martin, Jimmy Kelly, Hugh Kelly, Peter Hauser, Jackie Mudie, Ray Charnley, Bill Perry, Brian Peterson
Manager : –  Joe Smith

Ref. : –
Attendance : – 37,632

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14.12.1957 Division 1     Away     Won     2-0

Teams :
Blackpool : –  George Farm, Jimmy Armfield, Roy Gratrix, Jimmy Kelly, Jackie Wright, Hugh Kelly, Stanley Matthews, Jackie Mudie, Bill Perry, Dave Durie, Brian Peterson
Manager : –  Joe Smith

Spurs : –  Ted Ditchburn, Mel Hopkins, Maurice Norman, Johnny Hills, John Ryden, Danny Blanchflower, Terry Dyson, Terry Medwin, Bobby Smith, Johnny Brooks, Tommy Harmer
Manager : –  Jimmy Anderson

Ref. : –
Attendance : – 14,938

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27.04.1957 Division 1     Home     Won     2-1.

Teams :
Blackpool  –  George Farm, Roy Gratrix, Brian Snowdon, David Frith, Hugh Kelly, Jackie Mudie, Bill Perry, Ernie Taylor, Dave Durie, Brian Peterson, Ken Smith
Manager : –  Joe Smith

Spurs –  Ron Reynolds, Mel Hopkins, Maurice Norman, Peter Baker, Danny Blanchflower, Tony Marchi, George Robb, Dave Dunmore, Terry Medwin, Johnny Brooks, Tommy Harmer
Manager : –  Jimmy Anderson

Referee :-  R. H. Windle (Derbyshire)
Linesmen : –  Mr. K. E. Leflin (Suffolk) – Red flag; Mr. D. T. Markall (Somerset) – Yellow flag
Attendance : –   49,878

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 03.09.1956 Division 1     Away     Lost     1-4

A game that was fairly even ended with a 4-1 victory for Blackpool at Bloomfield Road that did not reflect the play.

Spurs started well, but losing Harry Clarke to injury after 15 minutes lead to the home team capitalising to score three quick goals.  However, Tottenham rallied with Tommy Harmer and Johnny Brooks going close to narrowing the score-line.

Having had eight stitches in his torn ear, Clarke returned for the second half, but played out on the right wing, meaning the side had to reshuffle.  It worked for Spurs, with Brooks scoring a good goal, but to little avail, as Blackpool restored their three goal margin.  When Bobby Smith was fouled in the penalty box, Tommy Harmer stepped up to take the spot-kick, but he failed to convert it and that left the Seasiders with the two points as the game was played out to a conclusion.

Teams :
Blackpool  –  George Farm, Jimmy Armfield, Roy Gratrix, Jimmy Kelly, Jackie Wright, Hugh Kelly, Stanley Matthews, Allan Brown, Jackie Mudie, Bill Perry, Dave Durie
Manager : –  Joe Smith

Spurs –  Ted Ditchburn, Peter Baker, Mel Hopkins, Danny Blanchflower, Harry Clarke, Tony Marchi, Terry Medwin, Tommy Harmer, Bobby Smith, Johnny Brooks, George Robb
Manager : –  Jimmy Anderson

Referee :-  – (-)
Linesmen : –  Mr. . . – (-) – Red flag; Mr. . . – (-) – Yellow flag
Attendance : –   26,460

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14.04.1956 Division 1     Away     Won     2-0

Teams :
Blackpool : –  George Farm, Jimmy Armfield, Roy Gratrix, Jimmy Kelly, Jackie Wright, Hugh Kelly, Stanley Matthews, Allan Brown, Jackie Mudie, Ernie Taylor, Dave Durie
Manager : –  Jimmy Anderson
Spurs : –  Ron Reynolds, Mel Hopkins, Maurice Norman, Harry Clarke, Danny Blanchflower, Tony Marchi, George Robb, Bobby Smith, Sid McClellan, Johnny Brooks, Tommy Harmer
Manager : –  Jimmy Anderson
Ref. : –
Attendance : – 19,257

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03.12.1955 Division 1     Home     Drew     1-1

Teams :
Spurs : –  Ron Reynolds, Mel Hopkins, Maurice Norman, Harry Clarke, Danny Blanchflower, Tony Marchi, George Robb, Dave Dunmore, Sid McClellan, Johnny Brooks, Eddie Baily
Manager : –  Jimmy Anderson
Blackpool : –  George Farm, Jimmy Armfield, Roy Gratrix, Jimmy Kelly, Jackie Wright, Ewan Fenton, Stanley Matthews, Allan Brown, Jackie Mudie, Bill Perry, Ernie Taylor
Manager : – Joe Smith
Ref. : –
Attendance : – 51,336

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12.02.1955 Division 1     Home     Won     3-2

Teams :
Spurs : –  Ron Reynolds, Mel Hopkins, Alf Ramsey, Harry Clarke, Danny Blanchflower, Tony Marchi, George Robb, Johnny Gavin, Len Duquemin, Johnny Brooks, Eddie Baily
Manager : – Arthur Rowe
Blackpool : –  Bob Wylie, Tommy Garrett, Roy Gratrix, Jimmy Kelly, Ewan Fenton, Harry Johnston, Stanley Matthews, Ernie Taylor, Allan Brown, Billy Wright, Stan Hepton
Manager : – Joe Smith
Ref. : –
Attendance : – 47,386

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25.09.1954 Division 1     Away     Lost     1-5

A goal’s lead at half-time did not last long for Spurs at Bloomfield Road, as Blackpool went on to record a 5-1 home win.

Alf Ramsey’s first half penalty had seen Spurs go into the dressing room 1-0 ahead, but the second period was a totally different proposition, with The Seasiders scoring five goals from Allan Brown (2), a Ewan Fenton penalty, Len Stephenson and Bill Perry to run out comfortable winners.

Teams :
Blackpool : –  George Farm, Roy Gratrix, Eddie Shimwell, Ewan Fenton, Harry Johnston, Cyril Robinson, Stanley Matthews, Ernie Taylor, Len Stephenson, Allan Brown, Bill Perry
Manager : – Joe Smith
Spurs : –  Ted Ditchburn, Mel Hopkins, Alf Ramsey, Derek King, Colin Brittan, Alan Woods, George Robb, Dave Dunmore, Les Bennett, Sid McClellan, Eddie Baily
Manager : – Arthur Rowe
Ref. : – Mr. – (-)
Linesmen : –  Mr. – (-) – Red flag; Mr. – (-) – Yellow flag
Attendance : –  34,626.

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03.04.1954 Division 1     Away     Drew     2-2

Spurs had the better of the first half, but with both defences holding firm, there was no score until the 40th minute, when a close range effort from Eddie Baily gave Tottenham a half-time lead.

It was just after the break that the lead was doubled.  Dunmore put in a good ball from a wide position and Baily met it well, but was denied by the keeper’s save.  However, George Robb was on hand to knock in the rebound.  Further into the second half, Stanley Matthews got into the game with a ball that set up Bill Perry for a goal in the 65th minute.  Then three minutes from time, a Perry cross was headed past Reynolds by Stan Mortensen for an equaliser leaving Spurs with only a point for all their good play.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ron Reynolds, Alf Ramsey, Charlie Withers, Bill Nicholson, Derek King, Ralph Wetton, Sonny Walters, Johnny Brooks, Dave Dunmore, George Robb, Eddie Baily
Manager : – Arthur Rowe
Blackpool  –  Bob Wylie, Roy Gratrix, Harry Johnston, Hugh Kelly, Ewan Fenton, Dave Durie, Billy Wright, Stanley Matthews, Stan Mortensen, Bill Perry, Ernie Taylor
Manager : – Joe Smith
Attendance : –  43,870

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14.11.1953 Division 1     Away      Lost      0-1

Teams :
Blackpool : –  George Farm, Tommy Garrett, Eddie Shimwell, Harry Johnston, Hugh Kelly, Ewan Fenton, Stanley Matthews, Allan Brown, Bill Perry, Stan Mortensen, Ernie Taylor.
Manager : – Joe Smith
Spurs : –  Ted Ditchburn, Alf Ramsey, Charlie Withers, Harry Clarke, Ron Burgess, Bill Nicholson, George Robb, Len Duquemin, Sonny Walters, Johnny Brooks, Eddie Baily
Manager : – Arthur Rowe
Ref. : –
Attendance : – 19,667

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21.03.1953 FA Cup Semi-Final     Villa Park     Lost     1-2

Spurs lost out on a place in the FA Cup Final, losing 1-2 at Villa Park to Blackpool with the game going to the last minute before being decided.

Both sides were based in Leamington Spa so that they could reach Villa Park on time with police escorts to ensure that and it didn’t take much time for The Seasiders to go ahead with Bill Perry netting after seven minutes after kick-off with a fine header from Stanley Matthews’ near post cross that beat Ted Ditchburn and three defenders on the goal-line.  Blackpool had to defend stoutly to repel Tottenham’s fight-back, but they did have chances of their own, although the teams reached the interval with only the single goal dividing them.

Five minutes after the start of the second half, Spurs were level when Eddie Baily’s trickery provided Len Duquemin the opportunity to crash the ball past George Farm.  Within minutes it was nearly 2-1 to Tottenham and then on the hour, Syd McClellan burst through the Tangerines’ defence and his shot beat Farm, but bounced wide off the foot of the post to leave the score at 1-1, with Eddie Baily also hitting the woodwork when his header rattled the crossbar.  Continuing to press forward, Farm had to make good stops from Baily and Sonny Walters, but Ditchburn did well at the other end to narrow the angle when Stan Mortensen shot at goal to make a good save.  Alf Ramsey cleared a Perry effort off the Tottenham goal-line, then Duquemin landed a shot onto the roof of the Blackpool net as the game seemed destined for a replay.

With a minute remaining before the end of the match, Alf Ramsey beat Perry to a long pass and tried to guide the ball back to Ditchburn, but the ball came off his chest and Jackie Mudie nipped in to slide the ball under the Spurs keeper’s body as he dived at the striker’s feet.  There was no coming back from this and the final whistle put Blackpool through to Wembley shortly after the goal.

Local journalist Don Creedy of The Gazette wrote, “It was Spurs who provided the football craft; Spurs who attacked for three-quarters of the game; Spurs who showed that necessary team-work and understanding, but it was Blackpool who took the chances.”

Blackpool : –  George Farm, , , , , , , Stanley Matthews, , Jackie Mudie, Bill Perry.
Spurs : –  Ted Ditchburn, Alf Ramsey, Charlie Withers, Tony Marchi, Eddie Gibbins, Ralph Wetton, Vic Groves, Eddie Baily, Roy Hollis, Tommy Harmer, Sid McClellan
Referee : –  Mr. A. E. Ellis (Halifax)
Linesmen :  Mr. R.E. Tarratt (Horsham, Sussex) – Red Flag;  Mr. R. L. Buscombe (Newquay, Cornwall) – Yellow flag.
Attendance : –  68,221

NOTE : – Receipts of £20,084 were a record for a match on an English League ground at the time.

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07.03.1953 Division 1     Away     Lost     0-2

A weakened Spurs side lost out 0-2 at Blackpool just two weeks before the two sides met in the FA Cup Semi-Final.

A first half dominated by the Seasiders saw Spurs put up a staunch rear-guard action, but in the 50th minute Jackie Mudie put the home team into the lead after a goalmouth scramble and a second was added by Bill Perry five minutes before the end of the match.

Teams :
Blackpool : –  George Farm, Tommy Garrett, Eddie Shimwell, Harry Johnston, Hugh Kelly, Ewan Fenton, Stanley Matthews, Jackie Mudie, Bill Perry, Allan Brown, Dave Durie.
Spurs : –  Ted Ditchburn, Alf Ramsey, Charlie Withers, Tony Marchi, Eddie Gibbins, Ralph Wetton, Eddie Baily, Roy Hollis, Tommy Harmer, Vic Groves, Sid McClellan
Ref. : –
Attendance : – 26, 976

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 18.10.1952 Division 1     Home     Won     4-0

A big White Hart Lane crowded witnessed a 4-0 Spurs win over Blackpool.

Although Spurs lead by a single Len Duquemin goal at half-time, they kicked on into over-drive in the second half and Eddie Baily scored to make it 2-0 after the break.  This was then followed by an Alf Ramsey penalty kick and star man Baily’s second of the day, but he had also worked the left wing well with Les Medley all afternoon and three of the goals were started from that side of the pitch.

Teams :
Spurs : –  Ted Ditchburn, Alf Ramsey, Arthur Willis, Bill Nicholson, Harry Clarke, Ralph Wetton, Sonny Walters, Les Bennett, Len Duquemin, Eddie Baily, Les Medley.
Blackpool : –  Harry Sharratt, Eddie Shimwell, David Frith, Harry Johnston, John Crosland, Hugh Kelly, Albert Hobson, Ernie Taylor, Stan Mortensen, Jackie Mudie, Bill Perry.
Ref. : – Mr – (-)
Linesmen : – Mr. – (-) – Red flag; Mr. – (-) – Yellow flag.
Attendance : –  53,928.

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26.04.1952 Division 1     Home     Won     2-0

Third placed Spurs hosted Blackpool for the last home match of the season.

Although Alf Ramsey was injured early on in the match, he was on hand to give Spurs the lead before half-time when he forced the ball over the goal-line from close range.

Eddie Baily scored the second for Tottenham in the second half to wrap up a good win to round off the club’s home fixtures.

Team :
Spurs : – Ted Ditchburn, Alf Ramsey, Charlie Withers, Bill Nicholson, Harry Clarke, Ron Burgess, Sonny Walters, Les Bennett, Sid McClellan, Eddie Baily, Les Medley.
Manager : –  Arthur Rowe

Blackpool : –  George Farm, Eddie Shimwell, Tommy Garratt, Harry Johnston, Eric Hayward, Hugh Kelly, Albert Hobson, Ernie Taylor, Jackie Mudie, Allan Brown, Alan Withers.
Manager : – Joe Smith

Ref. : –  Mr. – (-)
Linesmen : – Mr. – (-) – Red flag; Mr. – (-) – Yellow flag.
Attendance : – 45,991

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08.12.1951 Division 1     Away     Lost     0-1

It was heavy rain that put this fixture at risk, with the gates only being opened 30 minutes before kick-off to allow the crowd in to see Blackpool edge the match by a single goal.

The mud-heap of a pitch was not ideal for flowing football and the first half was difficult for Tottenham’s push-and-run style of play to have much effect.  However, Tottenham carved out two chances for Murphy and one for Duquemin, but on all three occasions, the ball went straight at the goalkeeper George Farm.

Blackpool were using longer passes and utilising their wide players, but when the ball came into the penalty area a combination of defenders and mud prevented them getting in on goal.  But five minutes before the break, Taylor beat three Spurs players in the area and taking the ball to Ditchburn’s right, he lifted the ball over the keeper from a tight angle.

The Seasiders were the better second half team, using the wings whereas Tottenham tried to play down the boggy middle, but it was Spurs who nearly levelled things up at the death when Sonny Walters forced Farm to a save with a header from a corner to hold on for a 1-0 win. 

Teams :
Blackpool  – George Farm, Tommy Garrett, Eddie Shimwell, Eric Hayward, Harry Johnston, Ewan Fenton, Albert Hobson, Allan Brown, Bill Perry, Ernie Taylor, Billy Wright
Manager : – Joe Smith

Spurs –   Ted Ditchburn, Alf Ramsey, Charlie Withers, Harry Clarke, Ron Burgess (c), Ralph Wetton, Les Medley, Len Duquemin, Peter Murphy, Sonny Walters, Eddie Baily
Manager : –  Arthur Rowe

Ref. : –  Mr. (-)
Linesmen : Mr. – (-) – Red flag; Mr. – (-) – Yellow flag
Attendance : –   14,
821

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16.12.1950 Division 1     Away     Won     1-0

Having been subject to arctic conditions, it was doubtful if this match would go ahead, but the 22,203 brave souls who turned out to watch at Bloomfield Road saw a Les Duquemin header convert a right wing cross from Les Medley to win the First Division match for Tottenham that put them fourth in the table.

Teams :
Blackpool  –  George Farm, Tommy Garrett, Jackie Wright, Eric Hayward, Harry Johnston, Hugh Kelly, Stanley Matthews, Stan Mortensen, Jackie Mudie, Bill Perry, Alan Withers
Manager : – Joe Smith
Spurs –  Ted Ditchburn, Alf Ramsey, Arthur Willis, Harry Clarke, Colin Brittan, Bill Nicholson, Les Medley, Len Duquemin, Sonny Walters, Les Bennett, Eddie Baily
Manager : –  Arthur Rowe
Ref. Mr. (-)
Linesmen : Mr. – (-) – Red flag; Mr. – (-) – Yellow flag
Attendance : –    22,203

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19.08.1950 Division 1     Home     Lost     1-4

Teams :
Spurs –  Ted Ditchburn, Alf Ramsey, Harry Clarke, Ron Burgess, Charlie Withers, Eddie Baily, Bill Nicholson, Les Medley, Len Duquemin, Sonny Walters, Les Bennett
Manager : –  Arthur Rowe
Blackpool  –  George Farm, Bill Slater, Eddie Shimwell, Jackie Wright, Eric Hayward, Harry Johnston, Hugh Kelly, Billy Wardle, Stanley Matthews, Stan Mortensen, Andy McCall
Manager : – Joe Smith
Ref. : –  Mr. (-)
Linesmen : Mr. – (-) – Red flag; Mr. – (-) – Yellow flag
Attendance : –    64,978

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13.03.1948 FA Cup Semi-Final     Villa Park     Lost     1-3 (after extra time)

Blackpool denied a Tottenham team hoping for a place in the FA Cup Final for the first time since 1921 with a 3-1 win at Villa Park, scoring the winning goals in extra time after the game was level at 1-1 at 90 minutes.

With Blackpool pair Matthews and Mortensen linking up to give the Spurs defence a torrid time, it was actually Spurs who had a good chance when Len Duquemin went through, but his shot was wide of the goal.  However, the Spurs forward did better to give Spurs the lead in the 64th minute, but seven minutes from time, Matthews put  a low cross into the box from the left and Mortensen was on hand to shoot home from ten yards out. 

Extra time was called for and three minutes in, Ricketts crossed from the left wing for Mortensen to head into the net.  It was a cross from Matthews on the other wing that saw Mortensen head his hat-trick goal, as Blackpool claimed their place at Wembley.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ted Ditchburn, Sid Tickridge, Vic Buckingham, Ron Burgess, George Ludford, Bill Nicholson, Les Medley, Len Duquemin, Freddie Cox, Les Bennett, Eddie Baily
Blackpool  –
Ref. Mr. (-)
Linesmen : Mr. – (-) – Red flag; Mr. – (-) – Yellow flag
Attendance : –    70,687

NOTE : – Receipts of £18,817 were a record for Villa Park at the time.

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21.09.1936 Division 2     Home     Lost     1-2

Teams :
Spurs : –
Blackpool : –
Ref. : –
Attendance : –  16,308

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31.08.1936 Division 2     Away     Drew     0-0

Teams :
Blackpool : –
Spurs : –
Ref. : –
Attendance : –   23,875

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04.04.1936 Division 2     Away     Won     4-2

Teams :
Blackpool : –
Spurs : –
Ref. : –
Attendance : –  11,044

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30.11.1935 Division 2     Home     Won      3-1

Teams :
Spurs : –
Blackpool : –
Ref. : –
Attendance : –  35,031

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18.01.1930 Division 2     Home     Won     6-1

Teams :
Spurs : –
Blackpool : –
Ref. : –
Attendance : –  24,956

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14.09.1929 Division 2     Away      Lost     2-3

Teams :
Blackpool : –
Spurs : –
Ref. : –
Attendance : –  14,913

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27.04.1929 Division 2     Away     Drew     2-2

Teams :
Blackpool : –
Spurs : –
Ref. : –
Attendance : –  8,744

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15.12.1928 Division 2     Home     Lost     1-2

Teams :
Spurs : –
Blackpool : –
Ref. : –
Attendance : –  15,729

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14.02.1920 Division 2     Home     Drew     2-2

Teams :
Spurs : –
Blackpool : –
Ref. : –
Attendance : –  40,000

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07.02.1920 Division 2     Away     Won     1-0

Teams :
Blackpool : –
Spurs : –
Ref. : –
Attendance : –  10,000

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16.01.1913 FA Cup First Round replay     Away     Won     6-1

Teams :
Blackpool : –
Spurs : –
Ref. : –
Attendance : –  16,926

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11.01.1913. FA Cup First Round     Home      Drew     1-1

Teams :
Spurs : –
Blackpool : –
Ref. : –
Attendance : –  18,677

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13.02.1909 Division 2     Home     Won     4-1

Teams :
Spurs : –
Blackpool : –
Ref. : –
Attendance : –  15,000

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10.10.1908 Division 2    Away     Drew      1-1

Teams :
Blackpool : –
Spurs : –
Ref. : –
Attendance : –  6,000

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