season 1975-1976

 

 
 
RESULTS.

English Division One
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REVIEW
 

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PRE-SEASON/END OF SEASON TOUR
 

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RECORDS.
 


Pat Jennings broke the Spurs league appearance record at Newcastle United on 4th October 1975.
He received an inscribed silver salver from previous record holder Ted Ditchburn before the game against Manchester City.

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NOTES.
 

 

During the summer, Alan Gilzean took over as manager of Stevenage of the Southern League and Peter Collins became manager of Folkestone and Shepway in the same league.

 

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Cecil Poynton retired from his duties with Spurs in the summer.

 

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The cockerel emblem was made slightly bigger on the team's shirts this season at the suggestion of manager Terry Neill.

“We have a unique emblem and should be proud of the great traditions the cockerel represents. Ours is more then just another white shirt.”

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On 22.10.1975, Cyril Knowles was awarded a testimonial match at home to Arsenal.


As part of his Testimonial year, a Dinner Ball was to be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, W1 on Sunday 23.11.1975 from 19:30 – 02:00
Tickets priced £12.50 each include dinner, a cabaret and dancing to Ray McVey and his band and the Les Paul Quartet.

A Testimonial Night will also be held at Cesars Palace, Luton, with dinner-dance cabaret by the Black and White Minstrels.
Tickets £3.00 and £5.50 for a three course meal.
 

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Spurs played Millwall at the Den in a testimonial for the Lions' long serving defender and captain Barry Kitchener on 27.10.1975 and the Lions won 3-1.

Tickets for the grandstand cost £1.00 and £1.25.

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Pat Jennings was voted Spurs Supporters Club Player of the Year.

Pat's award was to be presented at the Player of the Year dance at Royal Ballroom, Tottenham on Tuesday 25th November.  Tickets were priced at £1.00 each.

Alfie Conn won the President's Trophy and Neil McNab the best reserve player.

 

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Hotspur Club

Tottenham launched the Hotspur Club which allowed "Members to enjoy a meal, snack or drink in a comfortable and convivial atmosphere at “The Chanticleer” - North London's newest luxury restaurant and banqueting suite – situated in the High Road end of the Paxton Road (North Stand End) giving Members easy access to all parts of the ground.

Dining Membership, which provides full restaurant service, has now been closed, in order to ensure the continued comfort of Members, but Ordinary Membership is still open to supporters.

Buffet meals, the elegant bar and comfortable lounge facilities are recommended with confidence. Match programmes are sold in the Club foyer and team changes and general information are announced to Members.

The annual fee for Ordinary Membership is £15 and each Member may be accompanied by one guest."

 

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Cyril Knowles was awarded a testimonial match at White Hart Lane against Arsenal on 22.10.1975.

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Christmas with Spurs 1975

Players trained on Christmas Day.

Players report on Boxing Day at 09:30.
Play v Birmingham City.
Terry Neill was off to watch another game.
Rejoin families, but return to ground for 19:30 departure for the Midlands.

Mike Varney takes his mobile treatment machine for any injuries sustained against Birmingham.

Aim to arrive at hotel at 21:30.
Light supper then off to bed.

On the morning of 27th December, Neill, Varney, Keith Burkinshaw and Johnny Wallis visit Highfield Road to assess ground conditions.
Players have a lie-in and then a pre-match meal of poached eggs at 11:30.
Pre-match discussions will take place until the team leaves for the match at 13:30.
The players will also watch some TV before leaving for the game.

This was the first Christmas since 1969 when there were games on successive days.

 

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Spurs arranged friendlies against FC Brann in Norway on Monday 5th April and then travel to Stavanger to play a Norwegian Select XI two days later.

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Spurs had an Ansaphone service this season providing information on tickets, interim scores and results on 01-808 1020.
 

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Early in April the inaugural “Bill Nicholson Trophy” for London Schools FA Under-14s was won by South London, who beat West London 2-1 at Cheshunt in the final.

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John Duncan replaced Cyril Knowles as the club's PFA Representative.

 

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A BBC film to help German students learn English was made with Spurs about the life of an apprentice footballer.

Peter Shreeves – the Spurs Youth team coach – featured in the film with the South East Counties Division 2 side at White Hart Lane and Cheshunt for their match against Ipswich Town in April.

The 20 minute film showed the apprentices cleaning the showers, settle into their digs and Shreeves assessing schoolboys skills at a North London school.

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All records played at White Hart Lane this season were supplied by A1 Record Stores, 475 High Road, Tottenham, N17 (Bruce Grove).

 

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The New Spurs Pool ran three competitions.

There was a Weekly Star Prize of £150

A Golden Cockerel Draw with prizes of £25, £15, £10 and £5

A Daily Draw with prizes of £15, £10 and £5 each day from Monday to Saturday.

10p tickets were available from Post Offices, the Pool Office and from agents.

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RESERVES.
 

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Premier Reserve South League
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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Premier Academy League Group -
South East Counties Division 1
South East Counties Division 2
Finished : -th

 
Played Won Drew Lost Goals for Goals against Goal diff. Points
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Youth team were to play in UEFA tournament in Bruxelles organised by Racing Jet de Bruxelles.  Team were leaving from Ramsgate by hovercraft on 20.04.1976.

Barcelona were one of seven other teams in the tournament.


 

 

 
 
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SCORERS.
 

 

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PLAYER TOTALS

  

Player League FA Cup League Cup Others Total
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           

 

 

 
 
APPEARANCES
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Player League FA Cup League Cup Others
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         

 

 



 

 

 

NEW PLAYERS
 
SUMMER
Player Fee 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
- (goalkeeper/defender/midfielder/forward) £- From Date
Garry BACON (forward) Made professional Youth team Summer 1975
Martin ROBINSON (forward) Made professional Youth team Summer 1975
       
 
WINTER
Player Fee From Date
- (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
 
Player Fee To Date
Phil BEAL (defender)  - Brighton & Hove Albion Summer 1975
Terry LEE (goalkeeper)  Free Torquay United Summer 1975
Wayne CEGIELSKI (defenderd)  Free VfB Stuttgart (West Germany) Summer 1975
John MARGERRISON (midfielder)  Free Fulham Summer 1975
Roger GIBBINS (forward)  Free Oxford United Summer 1975
Lee BOWMAN (midfielder) Free Charlton Athletic December 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
- (goalkeeper/defender/midfielder/forward) £ To Date


 

PLAYERS WHO LEFT ON LOAN
 
Chris McGrath (Millwall) -
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NEW FIRST YEAR APPRENTICES
Garry O'Brien (forward)
Barry Pace
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Willie Spence (midfielder)
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Kevin Stead (forward)
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NEW STAFF
Keith Burkinshaw (First Team coach)
Mike Varney (Physiotherapist)
 
Peter Shreeves (First Team Assistant coach)
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Sidney A. Wale (Chairman)
C. F. Cox (Vice-chairman)
A. Richardson
H. G. S. Groves
G. A. Richardson
 

 

 

CLUB STAFF
Company Secretary G. W. Jones
Club President -
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Dr. B. Curtin
 
 

 

CLUB MANAGEMENT
 
FIRST TEAM
Manager W. J. T. Neill
Assistant Manager Wilf Dixon
First Team Coach Keith Burkinshaw
First Team Assistant Coach Peter Shreeves
Coaches -
Physiotherapist Mike Varney
 
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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