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Spurs' 1950-51 Championship Success

(all articles written by the late Brian Judson - unless otherwise stated)

Spurs Championship Winning Team of 1950-51

Tottenham Hotspur: First Division Champions 1950-51

Standing, left to right: C. Poynton (trainer), W.E. Nicholson, A.E. Ramsey, H. Clarke, E.G. Ditchburn, A. Willis, R. Burgess (captain), Mr A. Rowe (manager)
Seated left to right: W.E. Walters, L.D. Bennett, L. Duquemin, E.F. Baily, L.D. Medley

All Spurs fans know the significance of “When the year ends in one”, and with reference to the season, we could experience that winning feeling again!

Of course, there is a long way to go. Spurs’ first successes were FA Cup wins in 1901 and 1921. The club’s third major honour was the 1950-51 Division One Title, won in the first season after promotion.

Spurs Odyssey features a great deal of material written by the late Brian Judson, including the story of the famous Double Season. Now, for the first time I am proud to publish Brian’s month-by-month account of how that 1950-51 League Title was won. That story can be found here:-

 1. Prologue - The Fallow Years. Brief history from the twenties to the late forties
 2. The Players Pen Pictures of the Players
 3. August 1950 Not the start we wanted!
 4. September 1950 Not yet looking like title contenders
 5. October 1950 Four consecutive wins take us up to fourth!
 6. November 1950 Spurs complete a run of 8 consecutive wins with a 7-0 beating of Newcastle!
 7. December 1950 It was a month in which Spurs beat Arsenal, and later went top of the league. It was a Happy Christmas!
 8. January 1951 Out of the FA Cup at the first hurdle, but still top of the league - just!
 9. February 1951 Played 3. Won 1. Drawn 1. Lost 1. Still top!
10. March 1951 Undefeated in 7 games and 4 points clear at the top!
11. April & May 1951 Our first league title was clinched in the penultimate game!
12. The Manager - Arthur Rowe Norman Giller's appreciation
13. Push and Run A brief history
14. More squad profiles With added detail.

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