Spurs v Norwich City Notes

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18.04.1936 Spurs play Norwich City for the first time at Carrow Road, after the Canaries had flown “The Nest” … their former ground.
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01.10.1938 Both teams stood for the Nation Anthem to give thanks for the talks in Munich, which, at the time, were thought to have averted the threat of World War II.
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They are linked with both

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John Acquroff Centre forward Jack Acquroff played for Norwich after starting with Spurs as a youngster.  Although first signed in 1931 as an amateur and stayed with the club until 1934, he only made the first team twice, as George Hunt was the preferred player in his position.  Dropped into the Southern League with Folkestone, but played League football again with Hull, Bury and Norwich, for whom he signed in February 1939.  Scored seven times in 20 matches before World War II brought football to a halt.  Retired at the end of the 1946-47 season to move to Tasmania, where he continued to play well into his 70s.  Died on 14th November 1987    
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Chris Adams Centre forward Roy Hollis joined Spurs from Norwich in the December 1952 with winger Chris Adams going the other way.  Adams made 20 appearances, although he scored on his debut and added five goals in other games outside the League matches before moving to Carrow Road.  Stayed until the end of the 1953-54 season, by which time he had hit the net three times in 29 matches and it was then he was transferred to Watford, staying two years and then moved to Dartford.  Died on 24th June 2012.
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Arthur Archer Arthur Archer was a full back who started his career in clubs around his Midlands birthplace, then moved to New Brompton (who became Gillingham) in 1902 and then QPR in 1903.  It was from there that Tottenham got Arthur to guest for them, as his contract was only for Southern League matches.  Signed for Norwich in 1905 and played there for two years.  Left for Brighton and then Millwall before moving to Europe to coach and then came back to England as trainer at Watford in 1924.  Died on 4th October 1927.
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Percy Austin Signed in January 1926, Percy Austin made one senior appearance for Spurs in 1927 and another in a Charity Fund match before the striker joined Norwich in November 1928, but never played for the Canaries in the first team in his two year stay.  Died on 15th August 1961.
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Jimmy Banks Jimmy Banks – right winger – won the FA Cup with Spurs in 1921 and went on to play at Norwich in the days when they played at the Nest ground in Rosary Road.  Played 78 times and scored 10 goals for Spurs, netting 22 times in 124 matches for the Canaries.  Died in 25th August 1942.
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Jimmy Bauchop A much travelled forward, Jimmy Bauchop arrived at Tottenham from Scotland via Alloa Athletic, Glasgow Celtic, Norwich City, Crystal Palace and Derby County.  Signed for the Canaries after leaving Celtic in 1909 and left for Palace in 1908, but it is not known how many times he turned out for the side.  At Tottenham, his debut saw him score twice in 1913, but didn’t see out the year, totalling six goals in ten matches.  Joined Bradford Park Avenue from Spurs and later played for Doncaster and Lincoln.  Died on 13th June 1948.
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Sebastien Bassong Moving from his native Cameroon to France, he came through the Clairefontaine Academy to join Metz.  Spent three years there before moving to St. James’ Park in 2008 and his one season at Newcastle prompted Spurs to move for the muscular centre half.  Played well, but dropped out of favour with new managers and went on loan to Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2011-12 before linking up again with Chris Hughton (his former Newcastle boss) at Carrow Road.  Totalled 71 games for Spurs, scoring three times and appeared 135 times for Norwich with five goals scored, suffering relegation in 2014 and 2016, while winning the Championship Play-Off final to gain promotion in 2015.  Had a loan spell at Watford in 2014-2015 and wound down his career at Peterborough (one appearance) and Volos in Greece, where he played three times.  Was relegated six times in the 2010s.
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Sam Bell Norwich took Sam Bell from the North-East in April 1930 to start his career.  The forward had a good record of 26 goals in 76 games in his three year stay at Carrow Road and then he moved on to Luton Town scoring 20 in 30 matches that prompted Spurs to snap him up in 1934.  Netted six times in 16 games for Tottenham in two years and his next move was to Southend United, where he managed 17 goals in 71 matches.  World War II brought an abrupt stop to his career, but he restarted playing with Chelmsford City before finishing his career at Tonbridge.  Sam Bell died on 6th January 1982.
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Len Bolan Raised in Suffolk, striker Len Bolan was with Norwich in 1930 and West Ham in 1931, but failed to make an appearance for either club.  Signed as an amateur by Tottenham in 1933, his opportunities were limited and his return of three goals in ten matches was decent enough, but Spurs let him join Southend in 1935, where he had a better time, playing over 100 times and scoring 20 goals until 1940.  Died on 8th May 1973
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Mark Bowen Nippy Welsh defender, who enjoyed joining in attacks, Mark Bowen made only 21 appearances for Tottenham, before moving to Norwich, where he became a regular in the side and was  instrumental in them regaining their Premier League place and enjoying a good run in the UEFA Cup.  Made 399 Norwich appearances before he left to play for West Ham United, then moved to Shimizu S-Pulse in Japan under Steve Perryman, then back to England with Charlton Athletic, Wigan Athletic and Reading.  Later became assistant manager to Mark Hughes for the Wales national team, Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City and QPR.  Managed Reading and AC Wimbledon before taking a Head of Football Operations role back at the Madejski Stadium.
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Garry Brooke Short, solidly built midfielder with a powerful shot who broke into the Spurs first team from their youth system, but a car crash caused him chest and leg injuries, after which he wasn’t the same player.  Spurs let him leave after 101 matches and 18 goals to join Norwich City, where he had a good spell finding the net four times in 20 matches. Then moved on to play for FC Gronigen in Holland, Wimbledon, Stoke City, Brentford, Colchester United and Reading before moving around in non-league representing another six clubs.
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Laurie Brown Laurie Brown had previously played for Arsenal moved to Norwich from Tottenham.  Brown began his career in his native County Durham before getting his first break at Northampton.  Hit 22 goals in 33 matches as a striker, moving to Arsenal in 1961, but he wasn’t so successful having moved to centre-half, playing 109 times and scoring twice.  Tottenham signed him for £40,000 in 1964 to take over from centre-forward Bobby Smith, but it didn’t work, with him eventually moving back into defence.  Mike England’s arrival pushed Brown out and he moved to Norwich in September 1966 for £25,000, establishing himself as a regular, playing in 81 matches in the two seasons he was at Carrow Road.  ENded his career with a move to Bradford Park Avenue in 1968 as player manager, but left in October 1969 going on to manage in non-league.  Died on 30th September 1998.
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Walter Bugg Starting with Millwall, Walter Bugg passed through Norwood and Woolwich Arsenal without progressing to the first team.  Signing for Tottenham in September 1902 the centre-half made only one Western League appearance, but in his second season he reverted to the second XI and was released in 1904.  Bugg played a few friendlies for Norwich, moving there in 1906 and staying until May 1906.  
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Colin Calderwood Mansfield were Colin Calderwood’s first club beginning play there in 1982, then moved to Swindon Town in 1985, where he was promoted twice and then won the Play-off final against Sunderland in 1990 to reach the First Division.  Were denied that promotion due to financial irregularities and when Glenn Hoddle became manager, they reached the Premier League in 1993, again winning a play-off final.  Colin’s contract ran out in 1993 and Spurs manager Ossie Ardiles signed his former captain at Swindon.  Strong defender who read the game pretty well, he was a regular in the midst of the Tottenham back four until he joined Aston Villa two days after missing out on a place in the League Cup final for Spurs in 1999.  Went on to play at both Nottingham clubs before retiring in 2001.  Took up coaching and was Reserve team manager at Spurs, until he took the manager’s job at Northampton in 2003.  Was boss at Forest in 2006 until 2008, coach at Newcastle under Chris Hughton, manager at Hibs, assistant at Birmingham, Brighton, Villa before being made manager at Cambridge United.  His last two assistant roles were at Blackpool and Northampton in 2021.  
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James Chalmers A Scottish left-winger, James Chalmers had played for Morton, Sunderland, Preston North End, Notts County, Partick Thistle and Watford before he joined Spurs in May 1902.  A player who was cover for John Kirwan, so rarely featured and left in May 1904 having played a total of 32 matches and having scored six goals.  James then played for Norwich City from 1906 to 1908, scoring twice in 14 appearances.  Later played for Swindon Town.  Died on 12th July 1915 of wounds suffered in action in the First World War at Gallipoli.
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Martin Chivers Made his debut for local side Southampton in 1962, with a good scoring record of 96 goals in 172 matches, Martin Chivers soon came to Tottenham’s attention and was signed in 1968, with Frank Saul going the other way.  Scored on his debut and was a key player in Bill Nicholson’s successful side of the early 1970s, winning two League Cups and a UEFA Cup.  Had his run-ins with the manager, who often despaired as he tried to motivate Chivers, but he was noted for his strength and his long-throws and his 118 goals in 278 matches showed he was a valuable goal-scorer, linking well with Alan Gilzean.  Left Tottenham in 1976 to join Servette in Switzerland, staying there until 2978, where he returned to England to sign for Norwich City, scoring four goals in 11 games in his one season there.  Ended his career at Brighton.  Works as a match-day host at Spurs.
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Ian Crook Player and coach at Norwich City, the young midfielder featured in the Spurs first team early in his career, but moved to Norfolk and was a key player in a good spell for the Carrow Road club.  Working through the Spurs youth system, Crook was a cultured passer of the ball who played alongside Hoddle and Hazard, making 39 appearances with three goals, but chose to move to Norwich in 1986 for £80,000 to get first team playing time.  Was with the Canaries for 11 years, making 418 appearances and scoring 24 times.  Went to play for Sanfreece Hiroshima in Japan and Northern Spirit in Australia before going into coaching.  
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Peter Crouch An Academy striker with Spurs from 1995 to 2000, Peter Crouch went out on loan to Dulwich Hamlet and IFK Hasselholm of Sweden before signing for QPR in 2000 for £60,000.  Was at Loftus Road for a year followed by a year at Portsmouth ahead of a £5 million move to Aston Villa in 2002.  It was while he was with Villa that Crouch spent a loan spell at Norwich City in 2003 for three months netting four goals in 15 matches as the team headed for promotion.  Further moves to Southampton and Liverpool occurred before he returned to Pompey in 2008 and it was from there that he returned to White hart lane in 2009 for a £10 million fee.  Scored 24 goals in 93 games, most notably the one at Manchester City that gave Spurs their first entry into the Champions League in 2010.  Ironically, scored an own goal in a match against City the following year that put the Manchester side into the Champions League !   Was sold to Stoke in August 2011 for £12 million staying until 2019, making 261 appearances and scoring 62 goals, ending his career at Burnley with a contract from January until the end of the season before being released and retiring in July. 
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Ian Culverhouse As a young defender, he played a handful of first team games with Spurs, after being a mainstay of the youth and reserve teams, but he found Carrow Road a place where he settled in and had a  long spell with Norwich City.  Left to join Wycombe Wanderers and moved into coaching there. He later returned as assistant manager under Paul Lambert.
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Gary Doherty
Republic of Ireland centre-half, who could also play as a forward, Gary Doherty’s versatility might have counted against him.  Signed by Tottenham from Luton Town in March 2000 for £1 million and went on to make 78 appearances with eight goals scored before he departed for Norwich City in 2004.  His time at Carrow Road coincided with the club’s return to the Premier League, but there was another relegation, only for Doherty yo be recalled as they won the First Division title.  However, with the club releasing him after over 200 games under his belt with 12 goals, he moved to Charlton Athletic, then on to Wycombe Wanderers before retiring in 2014 having had a bad knee injury.
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Jack Duffus
Scots centre-forward Jack Duffus joined Norwich City from Spurs in May 1924, after having made just two appearances in the Lilywhite shirt.  He came from Clapton Orient on a free transfer, but could not dislodge Alex Lindsay from the first team, playing only a friendly (against Norwich) and a London FA Charity Cup.  At Carrow Road, Duffus moved to wing-half and stayed with the Canaries for four years before joining Stockport County.  Died in 1975.
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Bill Edrich Talented multi-sportsman, Edrich started his career with local side Norwich as an amateur in 1932, but Tottenham recognised his talents and brought him to North London in October 1934.  Initially sent to the nursery side at Northfleet, he impressed the Spurs management and within a year was signed as a professional.  A pacy winger, Bill was able to pick out team-mates in the penalty box, but he chose to follow his first love of cricket and although Tottenham held his registration until 1947, he went on to be a star batsman and bowler for Middlesex.  Died in April 1986.
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Neale Fenn Mobile striker who progressed through the Tottenham youth set-up, Neale Fenn was loaned out a number of times, including a spell at Norwich in March 1998, when he scored once in seven games.  Also scored once for Spurs in eight first team matches and went on to play for Peterborough and then in his homeland.  Now runs a coaching Academy in Ireland.  
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Ruel Fox Winger Ruel Fox started his career with Norwich City, making his debut in 1986, but only established himself in the team during the 1990-1991 season, with the club finishing third in the Premier League in 1993 and reached the last 16 in the UEFA Cup of the following season.  Nippy and a good crosser, Ruel scored 22 goals in 173 games, but his form attracted a fee of £2.25 million in 1994 from Newcastle and he played his part in the entertaining team under Kevin Keegan.  After 58 appearances and 12 goals, Spurs bought him in October 1995 for about £4.25 million.  Spurs were struggling at this time, but he did provide a supply of opportunities for the forwards and scored 13 goals in 106 matches before he was allowed to leave to join WBA in 2000 for £250,000, helping the Baggies to promotion in 2002, retiring from playing shortly afterwards.  An England B and Montserrat international.
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Johnny Gavin Irish winger, who started with Limerick Town before being signed by Norwich City for £1,500 in August 1948.  Scored 79  goals in 221 matches and impressed Spurs, who he joined in 1954.  Didn’t settle in London and even though he scored 15 goals in 32 games, he returned to Norwich in 1955 as part of the deal that took Maurice Norman to White Hart Lane.  Scored another 53 goals in 117 games before later playing for Watford, Crystal Palace and Cambridge City.  Died in September 2007.
Tottenham’s first ever Republic of Ireland capped player.
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Charlie Handley Born close to Tottenham, Charlie Handley served Tottenham well as a forward between 1921 and 1929.  Competition in the forward line forced Charlie to play as either an inside forward or a winger, so he tended to be used as a reserve for other players who were unavailable.  However, he made 132 appearances for the Spurs first team scoring 36 goals.  Handley was released in 1929 to join Swansea Town for one season, but with the Welsh club retaining his registration, he was unable to find another league club and dropped into non-league, playing for a couple of Kent clubs before turning out for Norwich City in 1932.  Left Norfolk to coach Young Boys of Berne with his former Spurs team-mate Bert Smith.  Had two happy years, but cold not find coaching work on his return to England, so he went back to Switzerland.  Died on 21st January 1957.
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Chris Hughton Spurs legend who represented the club as a left back and then coach, Reserve Team manager and Assistant Manager.  Left Tottenham, after making nearly 400 appearances and scoring 19 goals, to play out his career at West Ham and Brentford, then became a coach under Kevin Keegan at Newcastle in 2008, taking the helm twice as caretaker manager before taking on the job full time in.  Lasted a season and a half before Mike Ashley sacked him and he then went on to take charge at Birmingham City in June 2011, doing well before Norwich came in for him in June 2012 and he was their manager until April 2014, when a poor run of results made the board act to try to prevent relegation from the Premier League.  Chris has gone on to manage Brighton and the Ghana national team. 
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Roy Hollis Centre forward Roy Hollis joined Spurs from Norwich in the early 1950s with winger Chris Adams going the other way.  Between 1947 and 1952, Roy scored 52 goals in 96 matches (including three on his debut in under 20 minutes) for the Canaries, winning him a place in the club’s Hall of Fame as one of the top 20 goal-scorers for the club.  At Tottenham he found the net twice on his debut as Spurs beat Tranmere Rovers 9-1 in a FA Cup replay, but with Len Duquemin blocking his path to the first team, he was limited to being a regular scorer for the Second XI.  Allowed to leave in February 1954 to join Southend, where he played for six years, scoring 122 goals in 240 matches.  Went on to play for Chelmsford City and Lowestoft Town.  Died on 12th November 1998.  
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Harry Kane Coming through the Tottenham Academy to the first team, Harry Kane’s journey involved a number of loans away from White Hart lane, one of which was to Norwich City on 31st August 2012 – signed by manager Chris Hughton.  Initially a season-long loan, Kane fractured a metatarsal in his second match and underwent rehabilitation at Spurs, although he returned to Carrow Road, but was recalled to Tottenham on 1st February 2013.  Made three appearances for Norwich, without finding the net.  Has gone on the be the club record goal-scorer for Spurs.
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Jimmy Kennedy Scottish half-back Jimmy Kennedy had played for Glasgow Celtic, Brighton, Leeds City and Stockport County by the time Spurs signed him in 1910.  Shortly after joining he fractured his shoulder blade in a reserve match, which restricted his appearances in the first team to 17, scoring one goal.  In April 1912, he moved to Swindon Town of the Southern League, winning the title in the last season before WW I.  Spent a short time with Norwich in 1913, playing four times, before he was on the move again to Watford in 1913, Brentford in 1915, guesting for Airdrieonians and St. Mirren during the conflict and ended his playing days at Gillingham in 1919-1920.  Stayed on as a trainer and later held the same position at Partick Thistle until his death in July 1947.
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Doug Livermore Liverpool was the starting place for Doug Livermore’s playing days, moving to Norwich in 1970 for whom he played 114 times scoring four goals as a midfielder.  Played against Spurs in the 1973 League Cup final for the Canaries.  Went out on loan to Bournemouth before signing for Cardiff in 1975 and finished his career playing for Chester between 1977 and 1980. Coached at Cardiff for two years and then was Reserve team manager at Norwich from 1980.  Also coached Wales at the same time, but in 1983, he became Swansea City’s assistant manager, while holding the same positions in the Wales international set-up.  Was caretaker manager in 1983 at the Vetch Field and moved to Spurs, where he started in 1987 as Reserve team manager, then became first team coach, caretaker manager and then joint manager with Ray Clemence for the 1992-93 season.  Went on to be assistant at Liverpool and Nottingham Forest before returning to Norwich as number two in 2000 and stayed until 2007.  Took an assistant’s role at Leicester in 2007, helping them to promotion from the Championship.
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James Maddison Beginning his career at Coventry City in 2013, James Maddison soon became a player that other clubs wanted.  While a number dallied, Norwich City moved to take him to Carrow Road for an undisclosed fee, making 53 appearances and scoring 16 goals, as he took hold of the Canaries’ midfield.  Had spells away at Coventry City and Aberdeen, but Leicester City bought him for around £20 million in 2018.  Provided a stream of chances for other players, while playing 203 times and contributing 55 goals.  Won England honours and won the FA Cup and Community Shield, but after the Foxes were relegated, Tottenham bought him in June 2023 for around £40 million.
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Frank McCudden Edmonton born centre forward Frank McCudden played for Clapton Orient and Edmonton before he was signed by Spurs in 1922.  Played primarily on the right wing in the reserves for a couple of seasons and only featured in one first team match against West Ham in 1924.  The Canaries signed him in May of that year when he was released by Spurs, but spent only a single season at Carrow Road, as he did at Clapton Orient before he dropped out of the professional game.  Died in October 1976.
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Paul McVeigh Youngster from Belfast who only got a few games under his belt in the Spurs first team (played three scored once) after coming through their youth system, Paul McVeigh moved to Norwich City on a free transfer, where he had a very successful time and became a popular figure at Carrow Road.  Despite his diminutive stature, the forward made over 200 appearances for the Canaries and strong on the ball, he held play up well playing as the furthest man forward.  Helped Norwich win the First Division in 2004 and was loaned to Burnley in 2007, his three goals in eight games kept the Clarets in the Championship, but was released at the end of the season, moving to Luton Town on a free, although he did get a EFL Trophy winners medal with them.  Stayed with the Hatters although they had been relegated and scored a few goals although he was given a free transfer at the end of 2008-2009 and he returned to Norwich, playing a few matches as they won the League One title.  Retired in 2010 and is now a respected motivational speaker.
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Fred Milnes An interesting character, Fred Milnes was a Yorkshireman who did not want to be tied down to a particular club, so remained an amateur, which allowed him to move amongst some of the top clubs in the country.  His ability at full back made him a valuable commodity and he started with Sheffield FC, moved to Sheffield United and then came south to West Ham. It was from there that Spurs signed him in 1905 having been recommended by Vivian Woodward, who played in Milne’s roving players names “The Pilgrims”, trying to popularise football in the USA.  Only played twice in the Western League for Tottenham and left for Manchester United in 1906, then went to Reading, Leicester and Ilford before landing at Norwich City in September 1908.  Stayed for one year before he went back to Sheffield FC and then concentrated on his Pilgrims side, with an intention to stay in the US, but a scandal over missing funds when he played for Niagara Falls Rangers in 1915 lead to him returning home.  Died in July 1946.
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Billy Minter A Spurs legend, who played two matches for Norwich City in 1905 as an amateur, Billy Minter then returned home to North London to play reserve team football for Woolwich Arsenal.  Spent two years with Reading leading the scoring charts in both seasons for the Biscuitmen before Tottenham brought him to North London in March 1908, a couple of months before the club was elected to join the Second Division.  A pivotal figure in the club’s history who gave unstinting service over 32 years.  Firstly as a player, Billy played at inside forward and was a regular goal-scorer, including a debut goal, he top scored in three First Division seasons leading up to the First World War, when he served his country.  Retired from playing at the end of the 1920-21 season having found the net 156 times in 344 games and Minter took on the role of trainer for the team, eventually taking over when Peter McWilliam resigned in 1927 for a three year reign, but there was a relegation in his first season.  Was disappointed in not being able to gain promotion and resigned in 1929, but the club were loyal to him and refused to accept it, making him the club’s assistant secretary.  Served in that post until his death in May 1940.
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Jimmy Neighbour Raised through the ranks at Tottenham, Chingford born Jimmy Neighbour was a jinking winger who played 156 Spurs matches and scored eleven times.  Able to beat players with the drop of a shoulder, he also provided a steady supply of opportunities for the forwards at the club at the time.  Got a League Cup winners medal in 1971 and left White Hart Lane in 1976 for £75,000 to move to Carrow Road.  Made over 100 appearances for Norwich in a successful team, then was bought by West Ham for £150,000 in 1979 where he stayed for four years, after a short spell in the US playing for Seattle Sounders.  Had a loan spell at Bournemouth before taking up coaching at Enfield, West Ham and Spurs, with a two year occupancy of the manager’s office at St. Albans.  Died in 2009.
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Maurice Norman Norwich signed Maurice from a local side in 1952 and three years later he made his debut.  Played only 35 game for the Canaries before he signed for Spurs in 1955 (with Johnny Gavin going the other way as part of the transfer) and became the defensive lynchpin in the Double side of 1961 and then the European success of 1963.  Career ended by a broken leg in a friendly in 1966.  Died in November 2022.
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Martin Peters Spent the early part of his career at West Ham, making over 300 appearances for The Irons, before he was involved in and exchange deal taking Jimmy Greaves from Tottenham to Upton Park.  Peters became Spurs captain and played for the club from 1970 to 1975 racking up 270 games and 76 goals, but his deft forward play created many chances for team-mates.  Went on to play for Norwich where he had a successful spell  between 1975 and 1980, when he left to sign for Sheffield United, eventually becoming their manager.  Died in 2019.  
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Robert Pilch A noted cricketer from a family who excelled at the sport, Robert Pilch played locally and then signed as an amateur with Spurs in 1903 from the Church of England Young Men’s Society.  Had begun playing at centre-forward, but moved back to find his best position at half-back.  Featured in only three Tottenham matches before returning to the CEYMS playing in almost every position on the pitch.  Played twice for Norwich City in 1911-12, even playing for Everton in a friendly against the Canaries when the Mersey-siders turned up a man short.  Went on to serve Norwich as a director and vice-chairman.  Died on 1st November 1957.
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John Polston A product of the Spurs youth system, John Polston was a cultured central defender, who found it hard to dislodge more expensive signings and scored one goal in only 28 outings in a Tottenham shirt.  Left WHL in 1990 to sign for Norwich City for £300,000 and went on to have a good career with the Canaries making over 200 appearances.  Left to join Reading in 1998, but had to retire form the game after a serious knee injury forced him to quit in 2001.
Played in the same Tottenham side as his brother Andy once, making them the first brothers to feature in a Spurs side since the Steel brothers in 1912. 
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Kevin Scott Signed for £850,000 by Spurs from Newcastle in 1994 by manager Ossie Ardiles, who had been in charge at St. James’ Park when Scott was his captain.  Made over 200 appearances for The Magpies, but only featured 19 times for Spurs scoring once before he went on loan to Port Vale, then Charlton and in 1997 to Norwich making five appearances.  Signed permanently at Carrow Road in February 1997 for £250,000 playing 28 more times for the Canaries.  Loaned out to Darlington in 1999, suffering a knee injury, Scott then dropped into non-league with Guisborough Town and Crook Town. 
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Fred Sharpe Fred Sharpe, a half back, moved to Norwich from Tottenham after making only two appearances and one goal in his nine years from 1954 to 1963 at the Lane.  Kept out by the indominable duo of Blanchflower and Mackay, Fred moved on to Norwich in 1963, going on to make over 100 appearances for the Canaries until he moved to Reading in 1969.  Was offered a return to Carrow Road under Ron Saunders as a coach, but decided to stay in the area around Berkshire and Buckinghamshire coaching in schools and with junior teams.
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Tim Sherwood Controversial midfielder who started his career with Watford in 1987, he moved to Norwich (where he had been on schoolboy terms, before rejecting an apprenticeship) after two years and his stay there saw him play 88 times and score 13 goals.  Upset the management by refusing to play in a pre-season friendly, he was shipped out to Blackburn Rovers for £325,000 where the money behind the team propelled them to the Premier League title in 1994-95.  Speculation about a move to Spurs caused manager Roy Hodgson to drop him for a match at WHL in 1998, but with a £5 million price tag, a move failed to occur as his fractious relationship with manager and club continued.  Eventually came to Tottenham in February 1999 for around £3 million and went on to make 118 appearances in the Tottenham midfield, scoring 16 times.  Sold to Portsmouth in January 2003 after a row with Glenn Hoddle, going on to win the First Division title in 2003-04.  Broke his leg in a match against Spurs in 2004, ending his time at Pompey and he had a short spell at Coventry before wrapping up his playing days in 2005.
Went into coaching at Tottenham in 2008 as Harry Redknapp’s assistant coach before assuming the Technical Director role at the club in 2012, where he claimed much credit for the success of the youth teams.  When Andre Villas-Boas left in 2012, Sherwood took the reins for the remainder of the season taking the club to a sixth place finish, so he was surprised to be sacked just two days after the final game of the season.  Became Aston Villa manager in February 2015, reaching the FA Cup final that season, but was sacked in October 2015.  Spent six months in post after being appointed as Director of Football at Swindon Town, but has been out of football since 2017.
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Jimmy Smith Signed from East Fife in 1925, Scottish goalkeeper Jimmy Smith let in five goals on his Tottenham debut against Leicester, but injury and a lack of options saw him play the majority of 1927-28.  However, the signing of Cyril Spiers more or less brought his playing days at Spurs to an end although he did not leave the club until 1929, when he returned to Scotland with St. Johnstone after 31 appearances as the Spurs goalie.  Was only at St. Johnstone for a season and spent another single season at Norwich in 1930-31 when he played 31 times.  Finished his career at Ayr United making a solitary appearance.  Died on 4th April 1964.
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Cyril Spiers Cyril Spiers managed Norwich having played for Spurs in goal during his career.  Started off at Aston Villa in 1920 and played 104 matches for the Midlanders before suffering what was thought to be a career ending injury.  Villa released him, but after having innovative surgery, he was ready to play again and it was Spurs who gave him the opportunity, taking him on in 1927 and when he left for Wolves in 1933, he had been between the posts on 169 occasions.  He had been out injured for his final season at Spurs and injury limited him to only eight appearances for Wanderers, moving into a player-coaching role and then assistant to manager Frank Buckley.  Went on to become a manager in his own right at Cardiff, then he took over at Carrow Road in 1946-1947 where he didn’t have a great time, winning only 10 of 42 league matches and conceding 100 goals to finish 21st in Division 3 (South).  Made a swift return to Cardiff and later managed Crystal Palace and Exeter City.  Died on 21st May 1967.
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Andy Thompson Hailing from the North-East, winger Thompson signed for Tottenham in 1920 and spent ten years with the club making 166 appearances and scoring 22 times.  He was moved forward from originally playing centre-half, but in 1931, he left to join Chester, playing only seven times before Norwich moved in for him.  Only stayed at Carrow Road during 1931-32, scoring twice in 12 matches before he was on the move again, this time to Clapton Orient.  Ended his career in Kent with Ashford Town and Northfleet, where he was player-coach.  Being Tottenham’s nursery club, the close links returned Thompson to the Lane as a coach and he came back to Spurs after a spell at Chelsea, becoming Youth team manager in the 1950s.  Was a key member of the staff at Tottenham until he retired in 1969.  Died in Leyton on 1st January 1970. 
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Steve Walford While there were only two appearances for Steve Walford after coming through the Spurs youth system, former manager Terry Neill took him with him to Arsenal in 1977 for £25,000.  Four years at Highbury were followed by a £175,000 move to the Canaries in 1981, where he first linked up with Martin O’Neill.  Made over 100 appearances and scored twice for Norwich before returning to London with West Ham, where he again played over a century of games.  Had loans with Huddersfield, Gillingham and WBA before spending a short spell in Hong Kong, but finished his career at Wycombe under manager O’Neill.  Together they worked at Norwich in 1995, then Sunderland, Leicester, Aston Villa, Glasgow Celtic and the Republic of Ireland. Walford was later assistant manager at Bolton. 
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Simon Webster Hinkley born central defender Simon Webster was tall and strong, working his way through the ranks at Spurs to make three first team appearances, but was put out on loan to gain experience.  One loan was to Carrow Road in 1985, but he failed to make an appearance.  Went on to have a good career with Huddersfield, Sheffield United, Charlton and West Ham.  An injury in training sustained in a challenge by Julian Dicks made returning to playing difficult and Simon retrained as a physiotherapist and has worked with League clubs and with Charlton Ladies. 
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Charlie Williams
Played for Woolwich Arsenal and Manchester City before he signed for in May 1902 as an understudy to George Clawley.  Became a regular in the Southern League from September 1903 to October 1904 making 36 league appearances and five in the FA Cup.  Left Spurs in April 1905 and joined Norwich City, where he made 29 appearances and Brentford.  Went into coaching, where he trained the Danish Olympic team, Olympique (France), Le Havre (France) and Rio Grande del Sol of Brazil.  Died in 1952.
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Ernie Williamson
Goalkeeper who played for Croydon Athletic (126 games) and Arsenal (105 games) before he played a single war-time game for Spurs in April 1917 against Portsmouth, for which Spurs were handed a five guinea fine, as they did not have permission from Arsenal for him to play.  On leaving Arsenal, he moved to Norwich City and made 47 first team appearances in two years before retiring in 1925.  Died in 1964.
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Sammy Winston Brought through the youth ranks at Tottenham, Sammy left to go to Norwich City’s youth set up and then made 11 appearances for the Orient first team before moving into the non-league scene.  Died in 2023.
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Willie Young Lumbering central defender Willie Young was bought by Spurs from Aberdeen in 1975 and went on to play 64 games, scoring four goals, but he moved to Arsenal with manager Terry Neill and stayed there three years before signing for Notts. Forest and then Norwich in 1983.  Suffering injury, he was restricted to only six appearances before leaving to join Brighton and then Darlington.
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Bobby Zamora With Norwich City from 14 to 15, striker Bobby Zamora was considered too short to make the grade and was released.  Went on to play for Bristol Rovers and Brighton, where he flourished as a goal-scorer, enticing Tottenham to sign him for £1.5 million in July 2003.  Never really clicked at White Hart Lane, scoring a solitary goal in 18 appearances, he was sold to West Ham, then moving across London to Fulham, scoring regularly at both clubs.  Wound down his career at QPR and Brighton, retiring in 2016.
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Thanks to the Flown The Nest website and Bob Griffiths’ “Tottenham Hotspur – The Spurs Alphabet” for some of the player’s information.

 

Debuts against Norwich City

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George Page 17.04.1906
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Jimmy Reid 22.09.1906
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Albert (A.E.) Hall 18.04.1936
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Bert Ringrose 02.01.1937
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Ron Burgess 04.02.1939
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Albert Tomkin 04.02.1939
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Glenn Hoddle 30.08.1975
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Ian Smith 30.08.1975
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Mark Kendall 04.11.1978
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Nayim. 21.02.1989
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Peter Garland 10.04.1991
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Ian Walker 10.04.1991
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John Hendry 10.04.1991
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Mousa Dembele 01.09.2012
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Christian Eriksen 14.09.2013
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Last game for the club – played against Norwich City.

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Charlie O’Hagan 14.04.1906
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Willie Murray 14.04.1906
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George Leach 14.04.1906
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John Eggett 22.09.1906
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Albert Cousins 21.12.1907
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John Chaplin 18.04.1908
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Charlie Jones 14.12.1935
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Tom Evans 05.09.1936
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Jimmy Neighbour 25.09.1977
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Ray Clemence 10.10.1987
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Peter Garland 10.04.1991
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John Moncur 10.04.1991
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Gheorge Popescu 17.04.1995
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First goal for the club – scored against Norwich City

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Vic Buckingham 04.02.1939
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Nico Claesen 08.11.1986
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Gary Lineker 23.09.1989
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John Hendry 10.04.1991
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Mousa Dembele 01.09.2012
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Last goal for the club – scored against Norwich City

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George Payne 18.04.1908
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Ally Dick 03.12.1983
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Nico Claesen 12.03.1988
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Chris Fairclough 22.10.1988
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Nayim 09.04.1993
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Neil Ruddock 09.04.1993
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Michael Brown 26.12.2004
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Milestones.

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03.12.1983 Daryl Godbold makes his Norwich City debut as a first half substitute.
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26.12.2004 This was Spurs’ 1,000th post war League victory.
Gary Doherty makes his 100th career League start.
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12.09.2004 Paul Robinson makes his 100th career League appearance.
Paul McVeigh makes his 150th career League appearance.
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31.10.2012 Norwich’s first League Cup win over Spurs.
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02.02.2016 Dele Alli’s goal was Tottenham’s 50th at Carrow Road against Norwich City.
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04.03.2020 Norwich City scored their 100th competitive goal against Spurs.
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Transfers from Tottenham to Norwich City

Name Date Fee
Arthur ARCHER 1905
Charlie WILLIAMS April 1905
Walter BUGG September 1905
Jimmy BANKS September 1923
Percy AUSTIN November 1928
Andrew THOMPSON November 1931
Christopher ADAMS November 1953 Swap for Roy Hollis
Fred SHARPE July 1963
Laurie BROWN September 1966 £25,000
Martin PETERS March 1975 £60,000
Jimmy NEIGHBOUR September 1976 £75,000
Garry BROOKE May 1985 £50,000
Ian CULVERHOUSE October 1985 £50,000
Ian CROOK June 1986 £80,000
Mark BOWEN July 1987 £90,000
John POLSTON July 1990 £300,000
Kevin SCOTT January 1997 £250,000
Gary DOHERTY August 2004 £750,000
Kyle NAUGHTON August 2011 Season Loan
Sebastien BASSONG 21st August 2012 Undisclosed
Alex PRITCHARD 4th August 2016 £8,000,000
Oliver SKIPP August 2020 Season Loan

 

Transfers from Norwich City to Tottenham Hotspur

Name Date Fee
Roy HOLLIS December 1952 Swap for Chris Adams
Johnny GAVIN October 1954
Maurice NORMAN November 1955 £28,000 (Part swap for Johnny Gavin)