season 1949-1950

 

 

 
 
RESULTS.

English Division Two
Finished :  1st

 
 
Played Won Drew Lost Goals for Goals against Goal diff. Points
42 27 7 8 81 35 +46 65

 

 
 
REVIEW
 
Spurs were in the Second Division of the Football League and Arthur Rowe was in his second season as manager at White Hart Lane, but having only had a month and a bit of the previous season, he had formulated his tactics to produce a style that would sweep the nation.
 

Being the best supported club in the country with an average home gate of 54,111, it was easy to see why, when Rowe's "Push and Run" side played their football.

 

And they were soon into their stride, losing just once in their first 25 matches.

 

Rowe had added Alf Ramsey to his team, signing the defender from Southampton and using him as his reliable general on the pitch.  With the Guernsey born striker Duquemin and the non-stop energy of Ron Burgess at half-back, the team passed the ball and moved in a physically demanding pattern, but it was one which the side thrived on.

 

They beat Sheffield United 7-0, with the Blades being one of the contenders for promotion.

 

Tottenham took the league title in April with six games to spare, but the result had not matched their flowing football, with a 0-0 draw against Hull City.

 

One of the merits of the team's play was that the goals did not just come from the forwards, with left winger Les Medley top scoring with18 and centre forward Len Duquemin netting 16 goals.

 

At the end of the season, Spurs provided four players for the England 1950 World Cup squad in Brazil - Bill Nicholson, Eddie Baily, Ted Ditchburn and Alf Ramsey - more than any other club.

 

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At the end of the season, Spurs travelled to Germany and Belgium for a post season tour, where they beat Tennis-Borussia 2-0 on 18th May and Wacker Club 5-2 on 21st May.  They also played Hannover on 14th May, Dortmund on 24th and Antwerp on 27th.

 

 
 
 
 
RECORDS.
 

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NOTES.
 

 

In a booklet printed following this season "The Spurs of 1950", Arthur Rowe wrote ....


"There is, I'm certain, little left for me to write, that has not already been written about "Our Team," of 1949-50.  But it is with infinite pleasure, and some pride, that I take this opportunity of offering the players my appreciation of the great show they have made this season. 

Many and varied are the reasons attributed for the success to date, but I feel, that the main reason is that we are all completely together in our hopes and efforts for the Club.  There is a unity of desire, a unity of purpose and method, that is the background of our football.  There is understanding and goodwill, with everyone connected with the Club, that now entitles me to say that Tottenham are indeed, A Happy Club.


How desirable this is !  I see no real and lasting success, for any team, that is not representative of A Happy Club.  For where we have a contented service, united effort, and an agreed method, we find we have "Team Spirit," that abstract quality what makes ordinary teams good, and good teams great.  And what fo the team ?  Is it good ?


I say yes, very good.  A team of players, who are capable, sound, organised and confident; a team who can, when things "click", rise to great heights, and who because of their method and fight have never been really bad in any game this season.


Comparisons are always difficult, especially when we bridge the years, but so may folk have asked me whether this side compares with the palmy days of promotion in 1933 and 1920, that with a reluctance, I stick out my neck, and say, that this 1949-50 XI is definitely a better team than the one in which I played - that's my opinion.


1920-21, here, I'm groping a little, all these players were my schoolboy heros, and one gets such fixed ideas as a lad.  But I feel our XI of today must bear comparison, and if this be a correct appraisal, then we are indeed a good team, a very good team.


For myself, I am a proud, happy and lucky man, to have been given the management of such a talented, sensible bunch of good fellows, who have accepted suggestions with a good heart, played with good purpose, to achieve that, which we all wish to see - "Good Football."  May this spirit stay with us for a long time, - I feel it will."
 



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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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ACADEMY.
 

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Premier Academy League Group -
Finished : -th

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

 

 

 

 
 
SQUAD.
 

MANAGER : -   ??

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11.  -

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
SCORERS.
 

 

LEAGUE

 

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FA CUP

 

 

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LEAGUE CUP

 

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PLAYER TOTALS

  

Player League FA Cup League Cup Others Total
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           

 

 

 
 
APPEARANCES
(Subs appearances in brackets)

 
Player League FA Cup League Cup Others
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         

 

 

 

NEW PLAYERS
 
SUMMER
- (goalkeeper/defender/midfielder/forward) - From Date
- (goalkeeper/defender/midfielder/forward) - From Date
- (goalkeeper/defender/midfielder/forward) - From Date
- (goalkeeper/defender/midfielder/forward) - From Date
- (goalkeeper/defender/midfielder/forward) - From Date
       
 
WINTER
- (goalkeeper/defender/midfielder/forward) - From Date
- (goalkeeper/defender/midfielder/forward) - From Date
- (goalkeeper/defender/midfielder/forward) - From Date
       
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PLAYERS WHO LEFT IN THE SUMMER TRANSFER WINDOW BEFORE THE SEASON
 
- (goalkeeper/defender/midfielder/forward)  - To Date
- (goalkeeper/defender/midfielder/forward)  - To Date
- (goalkeeper/defender/midfielder/forward)  - To Date
- (goalkeeper/defender/midfielder/forward)  - To Date
- (goalkeeper/defender/midfielder/forward)  - To Date
- (goalkeeper/defender/midfielder/forward) To Date
- (goalkeeper/defender/midfielder/forward) To Date
- (goalkeeper/defender/midfielder/forward) To Date

 

PLAYERS WHO LEFT IN THE WINTER TRANSFER WINDOW
 
- (goalkeeper/defender/midfielder/forward) To Date
- (goalkeeper/defender/midfielder/forward) To Date
- (goalkeeper/defender/midfielder/forward) To Date

 

PLAYERS WHO LEFT ON LOAN
 
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- -
- -
- -
- -
- -
- -
- -

 

 

NEW FIRST YEAR ACADEMY PLAYERS
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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 -
Assistant Manager -
First Team Coach -
First Team Assistant Coach -
Coaches -
 
ACADEMY
 
Academy Manager -
Academy Player Development -
Academy Head of Recruitment -
Academy Performance Manager -
Academy Education & Welfare Officer -
Academy Integration Manager -
Academy Coaches -
Academy Doctor -
Head Academy Physiotherapist -
Academy Physiotherapist -
Academy Fitness Coach -

 

 

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