Spurs v Southend United notes

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Luke Amos Energetic Spurs Development Squad midfielder who made a single first team appearance before getting injured.  Spent time on loan at Southend from January 2017 until the end of that season to gain experience of being around a first team squad early in his career.

Ijah Anderson Youth team player at Spurs, who went on to join Southend when he left Tottenham in 1994, but failed to play a game for the Shrimpers senior side before moving on to Brentford.  Had an eight year stay at Griffin Park making over 200 appearances.

Jimmy Archibald Made 25 appearances for Spurs between August 1919 and June 1922, scoring once.  Although he signed for Southend in September 1927, he failed to make an appearance for them before joining Margate three months later.

Dean Austin Another full back Spurs signed from Southend.  Had begun his career at St. Albans, but made a name for himself as a defender who played 96 times for United and scored twice.  Came to Spurs in June 1992 for £525,000 and played 150 games for the first team.

Lee Barnard A busy forward, Lee Barnard made three first team appearances for Spurs and had a lot of loan moves before he was signed by Southend United in 2008.  Spent two years at Roots Hall enjoying a good return of 35 goals in 75 games.  This attracted Southampton, who took him to the South coast.  Lee re-joined The Shrimpers on loan and then, when his contract expired at St. Mary’s, permanently in 2014, but he had less success this time and was released in 2015.

Fred Barnett A product of Tottenham’s nursery club Northfleet and made his league debut in April 1923, scoring one in 16 games after hitting 18 goals in 155 reserve matches.  Bought for £100 by Southend in July 1927 and spent five years at the Essex club making 187 senior appearances and scoring 38 goals.

Peter Beadle Spent a 1994 loan spell at Southend when at Spurs, hitting the net once in eight games at Roots Hall playing under the management of Peter Taylor.

Sammy Bell Having played for Luton Town and Norwich City , Sammy scored six in 16 matches for the Spurs first team and after joining Southend in May 1931, he netted 17 goals during 71 appearances for his new club.

Ken Bennett Younger brother of Spurs legend Les, Ken played six games during the Second World War and scored once before he moved to Southend and scored 10 in 50 matches for them.

Ted Birnie A half back with Spurs in 1910-11, Eddie was manager of Southend from 1929-1934.

Len Bolan Signed from Lowestoft Town, Bolan hit 3 goals in 10 games for Spurs and 22 in 59 reserve matches before he cost Southend £400 in October 1935 and scored 27 goals in 141 matches for the Shrimpers.  Retired in August 1940.

Tesfaye Bramble Was with Tottenham as a junior before making his name with Southend United.  Served two and a half years in prison for a rape conviction after he had dropped into non-league football.

Sammy Brooks First player to play in the Football League for both clubs as he started his Southend career at Wolves before signing for Spurs in 1922.  Made ten appearances and scored one goal in his two year spell at White Hart Lane and played 12 games in the 1924-1925 season for Southend United netting twice.  Returned to the Midlands to play non-league football on leaving Roots Hall.

Guy Butters A defender who graduated from the Spurs youth system and made his debut in November 1988, but within a year he had lost his first team place and joined Southend United on loan for the remainder of the 1988-1989 season, scoring three goals in 18 appearances.  Had featured 39 times for Spurs before he left for Portsmouth, Gillingham and Brighton & Hove Albion playing more than 200 games for each club.

Sol Campbell Spurs defender who tried his hand at management with Southend United one of the clubs he took charge of.

Mel Capleton Capleton was a goalkeeper who came through the Spurs youth system, who moved on to Southend in 1993.  Spent three years at Roots Hall but didn’t make the first team, so joined Blackpool, then Billericay Town and Leyton Orient.  Re-joined Southend for one match in October 1998, but signed a permanent deal in March 1999, going on to play 56 games in two seasons.  Spent 2001-2002 on loan at Grays Athletic and signed permanently for the non-league side in the summer of 2002. 

Bill Cartwright A full back who played at Spurs from 1913 to 1915, Cartwright went on to coach at Root Hall in the 1920s.

Eddie Clayton Midfielder who signed from Eton Manor in December 1957 and played 103 first team matches with twenty goals.  Left White Hart Lane in March 1968 to join United and scored 16 times in 71 league matches for them.

Robert Codner Tough midfielder who was with Tottenham as a junior and went on to play for Southend on four occasions in 1997.

Peter Collins A centre half in the 1970s, when his career ended through injury, Collins went into coaching at Southend.

Shaquile Coulthirst Another of the long line of young Tottenham Development strikers who spent time at Roots Hall to gain experience of playing first team football, notching four times in 25 games for Southend.

Arthur Crompton In his 15 first team appearances for Tottenham, Crompton scored twice and then Joined Southend in 1930, where he went on to net 20 goals in 56 league appearances.

Lyle Della-Verde Midfielder whose early career saw him in the youth set-up at Tottenham and then the Shrimpers academy before he moved on to play League football for Fleetwood Town and Crawley Town.

Dorian Dervite French defender whose one Tottenham appearance came in a League Cup match and had a loan to the Shrimpers from January 2009 until the end of the season, playing 18 times and finishing second in the club’s Player of the Season vote.  Went on to join Villarreal B, Charlton Athletic, Bolton Wanderers, Charleroi (Belgium), NAC Breda (Holland) and Daxo Katokopias (Cyprus).

Les Dicker Signed by Arthur Rowe in June 1951, Les scored twice in 10 league appearances for Tottenham, then added seven goals in 17 matches for Southend.

Dickie Dowsett Played once; scored once.  That was Dowsett’s record for Tottenham, having turned out against Aston Villa on 21st August 1954.  Signed from Sudbury Town in May 1952, the forward then left to play for Southend in May 1955, where he scored four times during his 20 game stay there.

Justin Edinburgh Started with Southend and made 37 appearances in their blue shirt before transferring to Tottenham for £150,000 in July 1990.  Spent 10 years at the Lane making 276 appearances for Tottenham, before he finished his playing career at Portsmouth.

Craig Edwards Youth team player at Spurs, who went on to play once for Southend in his year at Roots Hall, as a substitute, coming on to replace David Lee in 2001.  Dropped into non-league football later that year.

Coskun Ekim Youth team player at Spurs, who went on to play for Southend Under-18s.

Danny Foot Youth team player at Spurs, who went on to play for Southend.

Mark Gower Came through the youth system at Spurs, making two appearances for the first team in the League Cup against Brentford in 1994, but sustained an injury and moved on to Barnet and then joined Southend in August 2003 for £25,000.

Danny Greaves A schoolboy player with Spurs in 1978-79, Danny (son of Jimmy), signed for Southend and scored 14 goals from 49 games in the League for the Shrimpers.  Left to play for Maldon Town and Cambridge United before returning to manage the Essex club’s youth team.

Almer Hall Appeared 21 times for Tottenham and scored three goals, before moving to United in May 1931, where he got ten goals in 37 games.  Later played for Bradford City and West Ham United.

Mark Hall Youth team player at Spurs, who went on to play for Southend.

Shayon Harrison Development striker with Spurs, he went on on a number of loans to gain experience, including a 13 match loan spell at Roots Hall in the second half of the 2017-2018 season.

Scott Houghton Young winger who made an immediate impact for the first team at Spurs scoring two goals in 14 substitute appearances, but faded from the scene, thus he left to join Southend where he played 79 times and scored nine goals.

Ronnie Henry Young defender who did not make a first team appearance for Spurs, but spent a loan period at Southend in 2003.

Roy Hollis Came to Spurs from Norwich City in December 1952 and only played four games, but scored three goals.  Went to Southend in February 1954, where he went onto to break the club’s scoring record of 120 goals, from 240 appearances.

Charlie Jones Another Spur who signed for the Shrimpers in May 1931, having played in 18 games for Spurs.  At Roots Hall, he got two goals in his 22 appearances as a centre-half.  Originally joined Tottenham from Ebbw Vale.

Stephen Kelly Attacking Irish defender who broke into the Tottenham first team, making 44 appearances and scoring twice, but spent a loan spell at Roots Hall in 2003, playing 10 times.

Michael Kightly Youth team player at Spurs, who went on to play 13 times for Southend between 2002 and 2005.  Then left to join Grays Athletic before being snapped up by Wolverhampton Wanderers and played league football for 12 years, including a return to Roots Hall in 2017.  Made 60 appearances in his two year stay scoring seven times before he retired in August 2019.

James Lawson Youth team player at Spurs, who went on to play for Southend.

David Lee Raised through the Tottenham youth ranks, midfielder David Lee who left to join Southend in 2000 and made just over 40 appearances and scored eight times in his year at Roots Hall.  Left in 2001 to sign for Hull City.

Colin Lyman Played but once for Southend in April 1934 before he moved to Northampton Town, where he stayed for three years and then joined Spurs in October 1937.  Played 83 games for the first team and netted 19 goals.

Danny Maddix Came through the youth ranks at Spurs, but spent a spell at Roots Hall on loan in 1986.

Kevin Maher Youth team defender at Spurs, who couldn’t break into the first team, but moved to Southend United, playing over 450 times, as part of the Shrimpers side that reached the Championship in 2006-2007.  Returned to Roots Hall in 2015 as a youth coach and managed the Under-21 side until 2019.

Tom Mason Signed professional for Spurs in December 1911 and was a reserve team regular until his debut in February 1912.  Scored once, in our 1912 victory over Liverpool that was the last for 72 years at Anfield, in seven games for the senior side.  Joined Southend for £25 in February 1913, but lasted less than a year before going on to Sittingbourne.

Roman Michael-Percival Midfielder in the Spurs Academy, but on being released he had a trial with Southend.

Paul Moran Southend took the Spurs winger on loan in 1991, but only appeared once.

Joe North Youth team player at Spurs, who went on to play for Southend.

Seth Plum An amateur with Spurs, who went on to play for Charlton Athletic and Chelsea, before appearing 10 times for the Shrimpers in 1927-28 before he was injured and retired.  Won an England amateur cap.

Gary Poole Tough tackling, attacking right back Gary Poole was in the Spurs Youth team at Spurs and reached the reserves but left to find first team football with Cambridge United in 1987.  Moved on to Plymouth Argyle and Barnet, before Shrimpers manager Barry Fry snapped him up in 1992 for a then club record fee of £325,000.  Played around 50 times for Southend, scoring twice and left after a year to re-join Fry at Birmingham City.

Luke Prosser Long-serving Southend defender and captain, Luke Prosser had started off in the Spurs youth system.  Moved on to play for Colchester United and Stevenage later in his career.

Terry Pryer Youth team player at Spurs, who went on to play for Southend.

Albert Purdy Centre half who played for Tottenham in 1920-21 and moved to Charlton before joining Southend.  In three years with the Blues, he played 43 times.

James Quilter Young Spurs defender came up through the Spurs youth system, but moved on to get more first team experience, spending time at Brentford and Southend United.

Chris Ramsey Spurs Academy coach, who played 13 games for the Shrimpers at the end of his career.

Martin Robinson Scored two goals in his six appearances for the Spurs first team and on leaving Spurs played for Charlton Athletic, Reading (loan) and Gillingham.  Joined Southend in July 1987 and scored 14 goals in 56 appearances in the league during his two year stay at the club.

Russell Short Youth team player at Spurs, who went on to play for Southend.

Isaac Spelman Right half who came to Tottenham as part of the deal that took Bell and hall to Roots Hall in May 1931.  Had played 43 league matches for Southend, scoring three goals and got two in 32 games for the Spurs first team before playing 11 Tottenham games in the first season of war-time.  In May 1946, he left to play for Hartlepools United.

Micky Stead Spurs youngster who made 15 first team appearances before joining Southend in September 1978.  His 341 matches for the Shrimpers spanned seven years at Roots Hall.

Alex Steel Alex, one of the three brothers who played for Tottenham, signed as a professional at the end of January 1910, but only played once for the first team before joining United in 1913 where he went on to make 63 appearances.

Kazaiah Sterling Another young Tottenham forward, who spent a spell on loan between October 2020 and January 2021, making 13 league appearances and scoring in one EFL Trophy match.

Mark Stimson Full back who made only two first team appearances for Spurs before moving onto Southend, where he had 56 first team appearances.

Peter Taylor Came through the Southend youth system and signed professional for the Shrimpers in January 1971 to play 75 league matches with 12 goals before he signed for Crystal Palace in October 1973.  Signed for Tottenham in 1976 and made 140 appearances netting 33 goals.  Completed his career with spell sat Oldham Athletic (loan), Orient and Exeter City.  Managed Southend from December 1993 to February 1995, then was Director of Football until the end of that year.

Derek Thame Signed from Whitehaven, Thame didn’t play for the first team in his six years with Tottenham, but went to Roots Hall in May 1962 and made seven league appearances for Southend.

Martin Thomas Bristol Rovers keeper who had a loan spell at Spurs in 1982-83 and at Southend in the same season.  Played eight reserve games and a first team friendly for Spurs and six first team games for United.

Stuart Thurgood A tenacious midfielder, Stuart Thurgood progressed through the youth ranks at Spurs, but left to move to Japan with Shimizu S-Pulse (where Steve Perryman was the manager), but returned to England to play over 80 times for Southend between 2001 and 2003.

Andy Turner Young Spurs winger went to get first team experience at Southend on loan in 1996, playing six times.

Daniel Webb A defender, who was with Spurs as a junior and later went on to play more than 30 times for Southend between 2000 and 2002 between loans to Brighton & Hove Albion.  Son of former Southend manager David Webb.

Charlie Whitchurch Signed from West Ham United in January 1946, Charlie hit six goals in 25 matches for the Tottenham first team, before moving onto the Essex club in July 1947, where he scored five times in 17 league games.

Archie Wilson A youngster at Spurs from 1909, Wilson failed to make a first team appearance at Spurs, but joined Southend in March 1911.  Made 10 guest appearances for Spurs in WWI between November 1915 and March 1916.

Mark Wright Youth team player at Spurs, who went on to play for Southend, although he did not make a first team appearance and opted to move into the entertainment business.


Debuts against Southend United

Ricardo Rocha 27.01.2007


Last game against Southend United



First goal for the club – scored against Southend United

Roy White 30.11.1940


Last goal for the club – scored against Southend United

Terry Fenwick 20.09.1989



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Transfers from Tottenham to Southend United

Name Date Fee

Tom MASON March 1913

Sammy BROOKS December 1923

Fred BARNETT April 1929 £100

Arthur CROMPTON May 1930

Len BOLAN July 1935

Charles JONES May 1937

Almer HALL May 1937

Sam BELL May 1937

Charlie WHITCHURCH July 1947

Les DICKER July 1953

Roy HOLLIS February 1954

Dickie DOWSETT May 1955

Eddie CLAYTON March 1968

Micky STEAD November 1978

Ijah ANDERSON August 1994 Free

Kevin MAHER 23 January 1998 Free


Transfers from Southend United to Tottenham

Name Date Fee

Isaac SPELMAN May 1937

Justin EDINBURGH July 1990 £150,000

Dean AUSTIN June 1992 £525,000