Tottenham Hotspur Personalised Football Diary
Terrific Diary Gifts for Fans of Tottenham Hotspur!
Tottenham Hotspur FC was formed in 1882 by a group of grammar school boys who took Bible classes at All Hallows Church. Their team would later merge with members of Hotspur Cricket Club and become known as Hotspur Football Club. This name was subsequently changed to Tottenham Hotspur to distinguish the side from another football team that was around at the time called London Hotspur.
Tottenham began their tradition of playing in white shirts and navy blue shirts as a tribute to Preston North End FC, who were the most successful football club at the time and had just won the ‘Double’. Spurs would soon have their own success to celebrate however, as the club won its first FA Cup in 1901. A top flight league title followed fifty years later, as a result of Tottenham developing ’push and run’ football under manager Arthur Rose. In the late 1950s, Bill Nicholson took over the side and led Spurs through one of their greatest eras. The club won eight major trophies in sixteen years.
Our Personalised Tottenham Hotspur Diaries feature twelve fascinating match reports from our newspaper archives, including some of the very best Tottenham games from the past hundred years. Starting from the month of your choice, this unique A5 Diary is a great gift idea for any fan of the club.
These Personalised Tottenham Hotspur Diaries include the 2-1 win against Sheffield Wednesday that guaranteed Spurs the First Division title in 1961, the 2-0 victory against Aston Villa in the 1972 League Cup final, and the triumphant FA Cup finals of 1921, 1962 and 1982 respectively. In addition to these historic trophy-clinching encounters, our A5 Diary also features an impressive selection of classic Tottenham FC games.
In 1934, Tottenham Hotspur was challenging for the title in the top flight. The team would eventually finish third, but their best away match of the season had been against Aston Villa. Spurs raced out to a 0-4 lead by half-time, stunning the Villans with a commanding performance. Both teams would score after the break and when Tottenham eventually won the game 1-5, the opposition players were pelted with oranges and apples from their home supporters. Tottenham Hotspur handed an even bigger defeat to Everton FC in Bill Nicholson’s first game as Tottenham manager in 1958. The Toffees were annihilated 10-4 in Spurs’ biggest ever league win at that time.
These high scoring wins have become a trademark of Tottenham Hotspur over the years and many more are featured in our popular Diary Gift. In 1965 Spurs beat Torquay United 5-1 in the FA Cup third round replay, and in 1971, the club knocked Keflavik out of the UEFA Cup by an incredible aggregate score of 15-1. This included a thumping 9-0 home victory for the London club in the second leg of the tie. The Personalised Tottenham Hotspur Diary additionally features two classics encounters during which Spurs scored five goals. In 1987, a Clive Allen hat-trick contributed to a 5-0 win against West Ham. In 2002, Chelsea were beaten 5-1 in the League Cup final.
Tottenham also beat Chelsea in the final of the League Cup in 2008. Spurs came back from 1-0 down to win 2-1 in extra-time. This win earned the club its first major trophy in nine years and a fourth League Cup.
Diary Contents At A Glance
Our Tottenham Hotspur Football Diaries feature newspaper reports on the following matches:
- 24th April 1921 - Tottenham 1 Wolves 0 (FA Cup Final)
- 7th January 1934 - Aston Villa 1 Tottenham 5
- 13th October 1958 - Tottenham 10 Everton 4
- 6th May 1962 - Tottenham 3 Burnley 1 (FA Cup Final)
- 19th January 1965 - Tottenham 5 Torquay United 1
- 18th April 1961 - Tottenham 2 Sheffield Wednesday 1 (First Division Champions)
- 28th February 1971 - Tottenham 2 Aston Villa 0 (League Cup Final)
- 29th September 1971 - Tottenham 9 Keflavik 0
- 28th May 1982 - Tottenham 1 Queens Park Rangers 0 (FA Cup Final)
- 3rd February 1987 - Tottenham 5 West Ham 0
- 24th January 2002 - Tottenham 5 Chelsea 1
- 25th February 2008 - Tottenham 2 Chelsea 1 (League Cup Final)
Alternative Tottenham Hotspur Football Gifts
These popular Personalised Diaries are just one of the gift ideas we have for Spurs fans. We also offer Personalised Tottenham Hotspur Calendars, Tottenham Season Books, Personalised Tottenham Legends Image Calendars and Personalised Tottenham Hotspur Football Books, as well as our popular Personalised Tottenham Kids’ Books. Other general football gifts include Stadium Tours and Spoof Football Headlines.