season 1974-1975

 

 
 
RESULTS.

English Division One
Finished :  -th

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

The season that saw the end of the Bill Nicholson era at White Hart Lane was a precursor to what was to come a few years later when the club sank into Division Two in 1976.

 

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PRE-SEASON/END OF SEASON TOUR
 

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End of season tour to Mauritius

18th-24th May 2005

Match against the Mauritius National team on May 20 at the Anjalay Stadium.

Imbel Travel of 22 West Green Road were offering travel packages for the tour.

 

 

 

RECORDS.
 

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NOTES.
 

 

17.08.1974

Ipswich Town (home) programme
 

"With regret
The price of the club programme has been increased for the first time in four years and this step has been taken with regret.
In spite of constantly rising costs, particularly in paper and printing, we have managed to avoid making any increase during that time. Costs have rocketed over the last 18 months. However, and we are no longer able to absorb them without increasing the price.
It is a step we have taken only with great reluctance."

 



Club handbook         £0.15 (£0.20 by post).
 


 

Entertainers Ant and Dec paid a visit to Spurs Lodge in April to take part in a penalty shoot-out for their ITV show “Saturday Night Take-away”.



14.09.1974 
West Ham United (home) programme
 

Bill Nicholson left the club as manager after 20 years of service in that post and having been at the club since 1931.

The Club made a statement in the programme ...


“Considerable publicity was given to his decision by radio, television and press, but we wish to place on record our own feelings as a club of very deep regret that the time and circumstances should have arisen to cause him to take this course of action.

Mr. Nicholson's decision was made for his own personal reasons and there was nothing hasty about it. We know that he made it in what he believes to be the best interests of the Club, and that it was made only after considerable thought over a period of time.

We respect his decision as we have always respected his views, and we use this page to record our thanks for the tremendous service he has rendered to Tottenham Hotspur and to applaud him for the honour and distinction brought to the club during his spell of management spanning nearly 16 years.

Few of our supporters need reminding of the successes achieved by Spurs teams under Bill Nicholson.

Two League Championships and nine major Cup triumphs are listed there (on page 3 of the programme). Of those 11 major honours, eight were achieved during Mr. Nicholson's spell of management between 1958 and 1974. Spurs' greatest years have therefore been spent under his control.

To be more specific, he steered Spurs to the League and FA Cup “Double” in 1961 and the FA Cup was won again in 1962 and 1967. The European Cup-Winner's Cup was won in 1963 and in the present decade his players brought the Football League Cup to White Hart Lane in 1971 and 1973 and the UEFA Cup in 1972.

Bill took over in October 1958. He assumed control on a Saturday when Spurs were at home to Everton. We won that match 10-4 and a new era was born. In no full season under his management have Spurs finished in the lower half of the First Division table.

Bill joined Spurs as a young player in 1936 and made his league debut at Blackburn in October 1938. He was a regular first-team player when the war broke out and when he returned from Army service, resumed his place in the team.

He gave splendid service, mainly at right half and had the honour of wearing the England shirt. He made well over 300 League appearances for Spurs and last appeared in the first team in season 1954-55. Before taking full control in1 958, he was assistant manager and coach.

Those are the hard and tangible facts of Bill Nicholson's career as player and manager. Impressive as they are, they cannot convey the measure of his loyalty and dedication to the interests of Spurs.

Those two qualities have set an admirable example to everyone who has worked with him over the years, and though football is our main concern, we venture the opinion that they are virtues that would raise the standard in any walk of life.

Success in itself has not been Bill Nicholson's sole target. He has never lost sight of its need or its importance in the eyes of the Club's supporters, but has always striven to achieve it in a way that would reflect credit on the Club and its players.

Spurs had long enjoyed a reputation for good football before Bill Nicholson's appointment, to the managerial chair. To that reputation, he has added abundantly.

As a Club we owe much to Bill, and it was obvious from the ovation that he was given at the Derby match that our supporters hold him in the same high esteem. In particular, we appreciate the spontaneous demonstration of affection for him and for his achievements from our large band of young supporters that day.

It is our good fortune that he is continuing in office until a new appointment is made. When a successor takes over, no one will be keener for him to bring fresh fame and honour to Spurs than Bill Nicholson."

 


 

28.09.1974
Middlesbrough (home) programme


Eddie Baily

We wish our supporters to know that the decision to part with the services of Mr. Eddie Baily, following our recent managerial reorganisation, was not taken lightly by the club.

Professional football is a field of activity which is particularly vulnerable to change, and regrettably, circumstances arose which have led to the departure of Eddie from White Hart Lane.

We appreciate the part that he has played in the successes achieved by the Club, and also acknowledge the high level of skill he displayed as an inside-forward with us from the early post-war period until his transfer to Port Vale in 1956.

During his time as a player with Spurs, Eddie made nine appearances for the full England international team, including one against Spain in the World Cup in 1950 and also played for the Rest of the UK against Wales.

From Port Vale he moved to Nottingham Forest and after a spell at Orient, first as player and later as coach, he returned to Spurs in 1963 to become assistant manager.

We thank Eddie for his past services to the Club and wish him well for the future.
 



Injuries to players robbed Spurs of their services during the season.

Mike Dillon got injured in a home Reserve match v Norwich City in August, when left field and then broke down on his return against Bristol City Reserves in early September.  The defender had an operation to remove cartilage in his right knee.  By the end of that month, he was walking without a stick but had to build up thigh muscles, so was having daily remedial work and treatment at the ground.

Keith Osgood broke his right ankle in a League Cup game with Middlesbrough. Had the stitches removed at hospital in mid-September and was fitted with a walking plaster.  He was grateful to the doctors and nursing staff at Prince of Wales Hospital, Tottenham for their care and attention.  In November he had his plaster removed and was progressing well.


Jimmy Pearce and Peter Collins both had to retire as they could not over-come injuries that had kept them out for some time.

Both made their debuts in match against Arsenal in the opening game of the 1968-69 season.

Pearce went on to 193 appearances including substitutes in league and cup and scored 35 goals, while Collins made 101 appearances scoring five goals.

Both were League Cup winners - Collins in 1971 and Pearce in 1973.
 



The club installed additional facilities in the stadium in new kiosks in East and West Stands and on the terraces below the stands selling cigarettes, tobacco and cigars.



Pat Welton – Youth team manager/coach – was promoted to take charge of the Football Combination team in October 1974, but was still involved in working to develop young players.



Tottenham Hotspur Book No. 8
Edited by Peter Smith.
Published by Stanley Paul & Co. Ltd.
£1.45


 

Alan Gilzean's Testimonial year involved a Testimonial Banquet at Grosvenor House, Park Lane W1 on Sunday 17.11.1974. The event was a dinner/dance with cabaret with tickets priced at £10.00.



Ralph Coates won the Supporters' Club Player of the Year with over 800 of the 1890 votes cast and Ralph will receive the award at the Edmonton Banqueting Hall, Edmonton Green on October 24th. Tickets cost £0.75.

Chris McGrath won the President's Trophy and Terry Lee the “Most Promising Reserve Player”.



Charitable donations totalling £600 have been made by the club to a number of charities and football organisations.



Mike England left the club, retiring from playing football.  His last game against Leicester City was his 300th League game.



Mr. Bill Beeby, Ticket Office manager, retired after 16 years in the job.



To raise money for the Moorgate Tube Disaster, an Ex-Spurs XI will take on a Mayor of Harringey's XI at Wood Green Town FC's ground in White Hart Lane on Sunday 18th May 1975 kicking off at 15:00 and entry will be by programme costing £0.20.



John Duncan was set to marry Miss Anne Henderby on 5th June 1975 in Perth.
Anne is a 22 year old journalist and they have bought a house in Ware to move into after the wedding.

Barry Daines was to marry Miss Glenda Briggs on 21st June at St. Mary's Church, Great Baddow.
Glenda is a 24 year old cashier with an insurance company.
They will honeymoon in Greece and return to their new home in Hatfield Peverel.
The best man will be Peter Collins.



Don McAllister and his wife Linda were moving to a new home in Widford, Hertfordshire and will have a fortnight's holiday in Majorca in June.


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RESERVES.
 

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Football Combination
Finished : -th

 
Played Won Drew Lost Goals for Goals against Goal diff. Points
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ACADEMY/YOUTH.
 

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South East Counties Division 1

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

 

South East Counties Division 2
Finished :  1st
 
Played Won Drew Lost Goals for Goals against Goal diff. Points
- - - - - - - -

 

 

A Spurs Under-20 team will take part in two tournaments in Switzerland – in Geneva and Zurich, also playing three exhibition matches.

Spurs beat Barcelona in May 1975 in the final of the Sportif Chenois Youth tournament in Geneva.
 

The Juniors won the South-East Counties Division 2 title and have reached the final of the Division Two Cup against West Ham United.


 

 

 
 
SQUAD.
 

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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
 
Joe PECK (defender)  - To Fulham Summer 1974
Gary MABEE (forward)  - To Northampton Town Summer 1974
Alan GILZEAN (forward)  - To Highland Park (South Africa) Summer 1974
- (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 ON LOAN
 
Terry LEE (November 1974) to Cardiff City -
Terry LEE (February 1975) to Gillingham -
Mike DILLON (March 1975) to Swindon Town -
Danny CLAPTON (March 1975) to Rangers Johannesburg (South Africa) -
Wayne CEGIELSKI (March 1975) to Northampton Town -
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PLAYERS WHO LEFT DURING THE SEASON
 
Mike ENGLAND (defender)  - Retired March 1975
Martin PETERS (midfielder)  - To Norwich City March 1975
Phil HOLDER (midfielder)  - To Highland Park (South Africa) March 1975
Gary ANDERSON (defender)  - To Northampton Town March 1975
- (goalkeeper/defender/midfielder/forward)  - To Date
- (goalkeeper/defender/midfielder/forward) £ To Date
- (goalkeeper/defender/midfielder/forward) £ To Date
- (goalkeeper/defender/midfielder/forward) £ To Date

 

 

NEW PROFESSIONALS
Ian Cranstone (goalkeeper)
Glen
n Hoddle (midfielder)
Steve Walford (defender)
 
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NEW APPRENTICES
Nick Markwick (goalkeeper)
Mark Thorn (midfielder)
Trevor King (Forward)
 
Steve Cavanagh (defender)
Mark Kendall (goalkeeper)
Stuart Beavon (midfielder)
 
Terry Boyle (defender)
Lee Bowman (midfielder)
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NEW STAFF
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Chairman : Sidney A. Wale
Vice-Chairman : C. F. Cox
Directors : - A. Richardson, H. G. S. Groves, G. Richardson
 

 

CLUB STAFF
Company Secretary G. W. Jones
Club President -
Club Vice-Presidents -
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Vice-Presidents -
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Club Doctor Dr. Brian Curtin
 

 

CLUB MANAGEMENT
 
FIRST TEAM
Manager W. E. Nicholson
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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