A blog on the great and glorious history of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.
In the words of the great Bill Nicholson, "It's magnificent to be in Europe, and this club - a club like Tottenham Hotspur - if we're not in Europe.... we're nothing, we're nothing."
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Spurs 5 Blackburn 2 Match Report - May, 1965
A memorable match at White Hart Lane saw Spurs defeat Blackburn 5 - 2 in season 1964 - 65 when they were undefeated at home but won only one away game all season.Norman Giller's match report from the Daily Express highlights the need for consistent goalscorers in a successful team.
The win over Blackburn Rovers took Spurs to 5th place in the 1st Division, a point behind Everton, after thirty nine games. The top three teams, Leeds United, Chelsea and Manchester United, however, were ten plus points ahead.
Spurs ended the 1964 - 65 season with five consecutive wins scoring 25 goals. Their home record for the season was:
P 21 W 18 D 3 L 0 For 65 Ag 20
They finished the season in 6th place and it is the only occasion that Spurs have gone through a complete season undefeated at home.