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1882andallthat

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Would be a nice achievement to go the whole of our last season at whl unbeaten.
From memory, off the top of my head and without looking it up, the nearest we got to that achievement was in the 1977/78 season in Division Two (or the Championship for those too young to remember it's equivalent) and we ironically blew it on our the last home game of the season losing 3-2 at home to Sunderland.
 

spursbhoy67

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From memory, off the top of my head and without looking it up, the nearest we got to that achievement was in the 1977/78 season in Division Two (or the Championship for those too young to remember it's equivalent) and we ironically blew it on our the last home game of the season losing 3-2 at home to Sunderland.
That was nearly the ultimate in doing a Spursy. We were by far the best team in he league and only managed to pip Brighton in third on goal difference.

Drawing 3-3 with the mighty Mansfield didn't help.

Thank God for that 9-0 home win over Bristol Rovers!
 

1882andallthat

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That was nearly the ultimate in doing a Spursy. We were by far the best team in he league and only managed to pip Brighton in third on goal difference.

Drawing 3-3 with the mighty Mansfield didn't help.

Thank God for that 9-0 home win over Bristol Rovers!
Yes I remember that season well, for most of the season it was a tussle between us and Bolton as to who would win that league and we had a couple of closely fought FA cup ties with them too, on both occasions they shaded it finishing top and edging us out on a replay and right at the end we slipped to 3rd and only went up thanks to that nervy 0-0 draw away at Southampton who finished 2nd and were already up. If it had been now we would have been in the play offs !!!