season 1920-1921

 

 
 
RESULTS.

English Division One
Finished :  6th

Date

Opponent

Venue

Result

   

Position

28.08.1920

Blackburn Rovers

Home

Lost 1-2

Bliss 47,345

-

30.08.1920

Derby County

Home

Drew 2-2

Clay (p), Bliss 18,628

-rd

04.09.1920

Blackburn Rovers

Away

Drew 1-1

Seed 40,000

-th

06.09.1920

Derby County

Home

Won 2-0

Seed, Bliss 26,142

-rd

11.09.1920

Aston Villa

Away

Lost 2-4

Walden, Dimmock 55,000

-th

18.09.1920

Aston Villa

Home

Lost 1-2

Bliss 42,000

-th

25.09.1920

Manchester United

Away

Won 1-0

Grimsdell 52,000

-th

02.10.1920

Manchester United

Home

Won 4-1

Walden 2, Seed 2 34,600

-rd

09.10.1920

Chelsea

Home

Won 5-0

Wilson, Bliss 3, Dimmock 47,000

-rd

16.10.1920

Chelsea

Away

Won 4-0

Wilson 2, Bliss, Dimmock 76,000

-th

23.10.1920

Burnley

Home

Lost 1-2

Banks 39,661

-th

30.10.1920

Burnley

Away

Lost 0-2

  40,000

-rd

06.11.1920

Oldham Athletic

Home

Won 5-1

Grimsdell 2, Seed 2, Bliss 27,824

-rd

13.11.1920

Oldham Athletic

Away

Won 5-2

See 2, Wilson 2,  Dimmock 15,000

-th

20.11.1920

Preston North End

Home

Lost 1-2

Walden 33,338

-rd

27.11.1920

Preston North End

Away

Lost 1-4

Smith 20,000

-th

04.12.1920

Sheffield United

Home

Won 4-1

Walden, Wilson 2, Dimmock 23,500

-rd

11.12.1920

Sheffield United

Away

Drew 1-1

Dimmock 25,000

-th

25.12.1920

Newcastle United

Away

Drew 1-1

Cantrell 30,000

-th

27.02.1920

Newcastle United

Home

Won 2-0

Bliss, Dimmock 54,500

-rd

30.12.1920

Bolton Wanderers

Home

Won 5-2

Seed, Cantrell, Bliss 2, Dimmock 33,000

-rd

01.01.1921

Bolton Wanderers

Away

Lost 0-1

  45,000

-rd

15.01.1921

Arsenal

Home

Won 2-1

Cantrell, Bliss 39,221

-th

21.01.1921

Arsenal

Away

Lost 2-3

Smith, Cantrell 60,600

-th

03.02.1921

Bradford

Home

Won 2-0

Cantrell, Bliss 20,000

-th

05.02.1921

Bradford

Away

Drew 1-1

Dimmock 18,000

-th

12.02.1921

Manchester City

Home

Won 2-0

Cantrell,  Dimmock 32,000

-th

23.02.1921

West Bromwich Albion

Away

Won 1-0

Seed 16,000

-rd

26.02.1921

West Bromwich Albion

Home

Won 1-0

Bliss 38,000

-rd

09.03.1921

Manchester City

Away

Lost 0-2

  30,000

-th

12.03.1921

Everton

Home

Won 2-0

Archibald, Seed 23,000

-th

25.02.1921

Liverpool

Away

Drew 1-1

Bliss 40,000

-th

26.03.1921

Sunderland

Away

Won 1-0

Bliss 35,000

-th

28.03.1921

Liverpool

Home

Won 1-0

Smith 35,000

-th

02.04.1921

Sunderland

Home

Drew 0-0

  40,000

-rd

09.04.1921

Bradford City

Away

Lost 0-1

  15,000

-rd

16.04.1921

Bradford City

Home

Won 2-0

Wilson 2 30,000

-th

25.04.1921

Huddersfield Town

Away

Lost 0-2

  28,000

-th

27.04.1921

Everton

Away

Drew 0-0

  23,000

-th

30.04.1921

Huddersfield Town

Home

Won 1-0

Banks 35,000

-th

02.05.1921

Middlesbrough

Away

Lost 0-1

  10,000

-th

07.05.1921

Middlesbrough

Home

Drew 2-2

Banks, Cantrell 25,000

-th

 
 
Played Won Drew Lost Goals for Goals against Goal diff. Points
42 19 9 14 70 48 +22 47

 

 
 
 
REVIEW
 

Tottenham had won the Second Division in 1919-1920 and went into the First Division with the same squad of players.

 

In the early games, the side struggled with just one victory in six matches, but a 1-0 win at Manchester United changed all that, with the team beating United 4-1 in the return fixture at the Lane and then beating Chelsea 5-0 and 4-0.  Burnley brought the run to a halt with home and away victories over Spurs (with most games being played on consecutive weekends against the same opponents), before Tottenham did the double over Oldham Athletic.

 

Losing twice to Preston North End in November was no disgrace, with Spurs taking the rest of the games in 1920 in an unbeaten run that only came to an end at Bolton on New Year's Day.  In the rest of the season, the club only lost five games and finished in sixth position.  The finish might have been better, as form dropped off after the FA Cup win, with the team ending up 12 points behind champions Burnley and seven behind runners-up Manchester City.

 

 

 

 
 
FA CUP.
 

08.01.1921

Round 1

Bristol Rovers

Home

6 - 2

Seed, Clay (p), Bert Smith, Walden, Cantrell, Bliss

35,175

29.01.1921

Round 2

Bradford City

Home

4 - 0

Seed 3, Banks

39,048

19.02.1921

Round 3

Southend United

Away

4 - 1

Cantrell, Banks, Bliss, Seed

11,600

05.03.1921

Round 4

Aston Villa

Home

1 - 0

Banks

51,991

19.03.1921 Semi-final Preston North End Hillsborough 2 - 1 Bliss 2 44,668
23.03.1921 Final Wolverhampton Wanderers Stamford Bridge 1 - 0 Dimmock 72,805

 

Tottenham opened their FA Cup campaign in Round 1 with a home tie against Third Division Bristol Rovers and saw them off 6-2 before being drawn at home in the next round to Bradford City.  Jimmy Seed notched two in two minutes, as Spurs recorded a 4-0 win and they hit four in the Third Round, away at Southend United.  The Shrimpers had gone a goal ahead in the 15th minute, but Jimmy Cantrell soon pulled Tottenham level and when United's Fairclough missed the target from the penalty spot, Spurs went on to win convincingly from there on in with goals from Jimmy Banks, Bert Bliss and Jimmy Seed.  Banks' goal was a relief for the winger, who had earlier missed a penalty.

A club record crowd of nearly 52,000 gathered to see Tottenham take on Aston Villa at White Hart Lane.  They only saw one goal, but most will have been happy it went to Spurs.  Jimmy Dimmock's pass towards Jimmy Seed was allowed to run on to Jimmy Banks, who side-footed a shot into the net from a narrow angle at the far post to put the team into the semi-final.

 

At Hillsborough, Tottenham took on Preston North End, who had beaten them twice in the League that season, but Spurs dominated the first half, seeing Jimmy Dimmock hit the bar and having two goals disallowed.  The pressure told early in the second half, when Bert Bliss grabbed a brace within five minutes and left Preston chasing the game.  The situation got nervy when a Preston shot flew in off Tommy Clay's leg, but Spurs hung on to reach the final, where they would meet Second Division Wolverhampton Wanderers.

 

Torrential rain made Stamford Bridge a mud-heap, which helped neither side play any football, but Tottenham came out on top with Dimmock being the match winner with a second half goal that took the Cup to White Hart Lane (For a full report on the final, click here).

 

 

 

RECORDS.
 

Spurs achieved their highest league placing so far in their history with their sixth place finish.

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ODDITIES.
 

 

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RESERVES.
 

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Premier Reserve South League
Finished : -th

 
Played Won Drew Lost Goals for Goals against Goal diff. Points
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SQUAD.
 

MANAGER : -   Peter McWILLIAM

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TEAM PHOTO

 

 

 

 
 
SCORERS.
 

 

LEAGUE

 

Bert BLISS 17 Jimmy CANTRELL 7 Bert SMITH 3
Jimmy SEED 12 Fanny WALDEN 5 Jim ARCHIBALD 1
Jimmy DIMMOCK 9 John BANKS 3 Tom CLAY 1
Charlie WILSON 9 Arthur GRIMSDELL 3 - -
           

 


FA CUP

 

 

Jimmy SEED 5 Jimmy CANTRELL 2 Bert SMITH 1
John BANKS 4 Tom CLAY 1 Fanny WALDEN 1
Bert BLISS 3 Jimmy DIMMOCK 1 - -
           

 

 

 

PLAYER TOTALS

  

Player League FA Cup Others Total
Bert BLISS 17 3   20
Jimmy SEED 12 5   17
Jimmy DIMMOCK 9 1   10
Charlie WILSON 9     9
John BANKS 3 4   7
Jimmy CANTRELL 7     7
Fanny WALDEN 5 1   6
Bert SMITH 3 1   4
Arthur GRIMSDELL 3     3
Tom CLAY 1 1   2
Jim ARCHIBALD 1     1
         
         

 

 

 
 
APPEARANCES
(Subs appearances in brackets)

 
Player League FA Cup Others
Jim ARCHIBALD 6    
John BANKS 20    
Bert BLISS 36    
R. BROWN 2    
Jimmy CANTRELL 23    
S. CASTLE 3    
Tom CLAY 35    
Jimmy DIMMOCK 41    
Matthew FORSTER 7    
Arthur GRIMSDELL 38    
Alex HUNTER 11    
Bill JACQUES 30    
Alex LINDSAY 5    
Harry LOWE 5    
Bob McDONALD 36    
J. PEARSON 5    
Charlie RANCE 14    
Jimmy SEED 37    
Jimmy SKINNER 2    
Bert SMITH 36    
Andy THOMPSON 3    
Fanny WALDEN 22    
Charlie WALTERS 25    
Charlie WILSON 20    
       

 

 

 

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NEW STAFF
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
EXECUTIVE

- (Vice-Chairman)
- (Finance Director)
- (Football Director)

NON-EXECUTIVE

- (Chairman)
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CLUB STAFF
Company Secretary -
Club President -
Club Vice-Presidents -
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Vice-Presidents -
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CLUB MANAGEMENT
 
FIRST TEAM
Manager Peter McWILLIAM
Assistant Manager -
First Team Coach -
Coaches -

 

 

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