Thursday, January 4, 2018

Hotspur Football Club the precursor to Tottenham Hotspur

Hotspur Football Club, the precursor to Tottenham Hotspur, was founded by a group of students to All Hallows Church in 1882. The name allegedly given by name Hotspur Sir Henry Percy, who was also called Harry Hotspur in the works of William Shakespeare, Henry IV's first section. Sir Henry has a land area of ​​the establishment of clubs, thereby affecting the selection of the name of the club by students from the grammar school. In 1884, the club was renamed Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and Atheltic Club in order to prevent similar names with other clubs, London Hotspur. The club turned professional in 1895 so the status and then follow the Southern League.

Tottenham encouraging achievement never before for the first time won the Division One season 1950/51. The Spurs players at that time, among others, Alf Ramsey, Ronnie Burgess, Ted Ditchburn, Duquemin Lee, Sonny Walters and Bill Nicholson. Style "push and run" is introduced to make Tottenham manager Arthur Rowe respected opponents and make the team taken into account during the decade. But, new Spurs second league title won just ten seasons later. One factor supporting success, reportedly due to White Hart Lane ground conditions are poor, even for a moment.

In 1958, Bill Nicholson as manager and start one of the golden period of the club. During 16 years in the team bench techniques, Nicholson won eight major titles. When Nicholson retired, the Spurs lost the nail in the Premier League. Spurs relegated in 1976/77 season after 27 years of competing in the top tier. Bad facts is followed by the sale of goalkeeper Pat Jennings to pledge their eternal rivals, Arsenal, which of course strongly opposed the fans. In the 1980s until the 2000s, the power of the Spurs still be calculated in the arena league. But, they are only limited to a surprise club that has not really able to dominate the competition as a team with a winning mentality.

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