Alternative History

To be written.

Famous Players : –  Joe Hart, Chic Bates, Mickey Brown, Abu Ogogo, Dean Spink, Messi Carter, 

Famous Fans : – 


Club Records

Formed 1886
Turned Professional 1896
Became a Limited Company 1936
Previous names
Previous grounds Gay Meadow  – 1910-2007
Nickname “The SHREWS”
Record Football League Win 7-0   v   Swindon Town    (Division Three (South))   06.05.1955
Record Football League Defeat 1-8  v    Norwich City   Division 3 (South)        13.09.1952
1-8  v    Coventry City   Division 3        22.10.1963
Record Cup Win 11-2   v   Marine    FA Cup  R1   11.11.1995
Record Fee Paid £170,000 to Nottingham Forest for Grant HOLT (May 2006)
Record Fee Received £600,000 from Manchester City for Joe HART (June 2008)
Record Football League Appearances 418 –  Mickey BROWN (1986-1991, 1992-1994, 1996-2001)
Record all-time League goal-scorer 152 – Arthur ROWLEY  (1958-1965)
Record all-time goal-scorer 152 – Arthur ROWLEY  (1958-1959)
Record goal-scorer in a League season 38 – Arthur ROWLEY  (1958-1959)
Most goals in a match 5  –  Alf WOOD  v  Blackburn Rovers   Division 3    02.10.1971
Record Home Attendance (Gay Meadow) 18,917  v   Walsall    Third Division (South)        26.04.1961
Record Home Attendance (New Meadow) 10,210  v   Chelsea   League Cup R4       28.10.2014
Record total of goals in a League season 101 –  Division 4    1958-59
Record League points total 3 points for a win : 89  –  2014-2015   League Two
2 points for a win:  62 – 1974-75   Division 4
Most capped player while at club 5  –  Jimmy McLAUGHLIN  (Northern Ireland)
5  –  Bernard McNALLY  (Northern Ireland)
Youngest player Graham FRENCH –  16 years and 177 days v Reading  30.09.1961


Stadium Details

Address : –  New Meadow, Montgomery Waters Meadow, Oteley Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 6ST
Telephone number : –  01743 289177
Ticket Office : –  01743 273943

Capacity : –  9,875  (10,361 with temporary seating)
Away Allocation : –  1,800
Pitch Size : –   104m x 67m  (115 yards x 77 yards)

Official Website : –


There are good directions to Montgomery Waters Meadow on the Shrewsbury Town website and more information on the Away Games website.

Full results history of Spurs v Shrewsbury Town
(Spurs score first; goal times where available)

Date Venue Competition Score Spurs Scorers Shrewsbury Town Scorers Attendance



Transfers from Tottenham Hotspur to Shrewsbury Town

Name Date Fee

Jeff IRELAND June 1959

Shilow TRACY September 2020-January 2021 Loan


Transfers from Shrewsbury Town to Tottenham Hotspur

Name Date Fee


Spurs v Shrewsbury Town Notes



They are linked with both

Lee Angol

David Button A goalkeeper who came through the youth ranks at Spurs and was loaned out to Shrewsbury in November 2009 until the end of the season, playing 26 games in a successful spell at The Shrews.  Only got eight minutes on the pitch for Tottenham’s first team and was loaned out 12 other times before he was sold to Charlton 2012 for £500,000.  Went on to join Fulham, Brentford, Brighton and West Bromwich Albion.

Charlie Daniels Spurs Academy product who reached the reserves before getting experience on loans to earn a professional contract in 2005 but left on a free transfer to Orient in 2009.  Subsequently signed for Bournemouth as they reached the Premier League and spent 8 years at Dean Court making over 250 appearances.  On leaving AFC Bournemouth, Charlie signed a short term deal with The Shrews to run from October 2020 to January 2021.  Made 14 appearances before leaving for Portsmouth on the expiry of his deal. 

Joe Hart England keeper, who started his career at Gay Meadow, making over 50 appearances between 2003 and 2006 and became the club’s record sale when he joined Manchester City.  Enjoyed success at the Etihad and was England’s first choice keeper for a number of years before falling out of favour when Pep Guardiola took over.  Loaned a number of times until his contract ended, when he signed for Burnley, only to move to Spurs in 2020 on a free when his contract expired at Turf Moor.

Glynn Hurst A youth squad member at Tottenham, striker Glynn Hurst left to join home town club Barnsley before leaving to drop down into non-league, then the Scottish league, but worked his way back to the Football League and spent 2006-2007 at Shrewsbury, playing about 20 matches.  Left to join Bury and then dropping back into non-league before taking a job as a teacher and managing Ashton Town.

Jeff Ireland

Arthur Jones

David Leworthy

Gylfi Sigurdsson

Shilow Tracy Young striker Spurs snapped up from Ebbsfleet United, spent a loan spell at Shrewsbury from September 2000 to January 2021 playing 12 games and scoring four times before returning to N17.



Third Division Champions  (Third tier) 1978-1979

Division Three Champions  (Fourth tier) 1993-1994

Fourth Division Runners-up  (Fourth tier) 1974-1975

League Two Runners-up  (Fourth tier) 2011-2012, 2014-2015

Welsh Cup Winners 1891, 1938, 1977, 1979, 1984, 1985

Welsh Cup Runners-up 1979, 1982

Football League Trophy Finalists 1996, 2018


W. ADAMS 1905-1912

S. WILCOX 1912-1934

Jack ROSCAMP 1934-1935

Stan RAMSEY 1935-1936

Ted BOUSTED 1936-1945

Leslie KNIGHTON 1945-1949

Harry CHAPMAN 1949-1950

Sammy CROOKS 1950-1955

Walter ROWLEY 1955-1957

Harry POTTS 1957-1958

Johnny SPUHLER 1958

Arthur ROWLEY 1958-1968

Harry GREGG 1968-1972

Maurice EVANS 1972-1974

Alan DURBAN 1974-1978

Richie BARKER 1978

Graham TURNER 1978-1984

Chic BATES 1984-1987

Ken BROWN 1987

Ian McNEILL 1987-1990

Asa HARTFORD 1990-1991

John BOND 1991-1993

Fred DAVIES 1993-1997

Jake KING 1997-1999

Chic BATES 1999

Kevin RATCLIFFE 1999-2003

Mark ATKINS 2003

Jimmy QUINN 2003-2004

Chic BATES 2004

Gary PETERS 2004-2008

Paul SIMPSON 2008-2010

Graham TURNER 2010-2014

Michael JACKSON 2014

Micky MELLON 2014-2016

Danny COYNE 2016

Paul HURST 2016-2018

John ASKEY 2018

Sam RICKETTS 2018-2020

Steve COTTERILL 2020-

League Record

The Football League structure has historically been as follows …

1888-1892 1892-1920 1920-1921 1921-1958 1958-1992 1992-2004 2004 to date
First tier Football League Division One Division One Division One Division One Premiership Premier League
Second tier Division Two Division Two Division Two Division Two Division One Championship
Third tier Division Three Division Three
(North) and (South)
Division Three Division Two  League One
Fourth tier Division Four Division Three League Two


Elected to Division Three North  (Third Tier) 1950

Division Three North  (Third Tier) 1950-1951

Division Three South (Third Tier) 1951-1958

Division Four  (Fourth Tier) 1958-1959

Division Three  (Third Tier) 1959-1974

Division Four  (Fourth Tier) 1974-1975

Division Three  (Third Tier) 1975-1979

Division Two  (Second Tier) 1979-1989

Division Three  (Third Tier) 1989-1992

Division Three  (Fourth Tier) 1992-1994

Division Two  (Third Tier) 1994-1997

Division Three  (Fourth Tier) 1997-2003

Conference  (Fifth Tier) 2003-2004

League Two  (Fourth Tier) 2004-2012

League One  (Third Tier) 2012-2014

League Two  (Fourth Tier) 2014-2015

League One  (Third Tier) 2015-