Great Games: 1977 - Spurs 9 Bristol Rovers 0


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Aug 20, 2013
Much to my eternal embarrassment, I missed this game. To rub salt into the wounds it was one of only a handful of games I missed all season. I was only 16 and I used to travel up from Southend on my own to most games both home and away. Most of my mates were supporters of either my local team Southend or West Ham. So in the week leading up to the Bristol Rovers game my mates finally convinced me to give Spurs a miss for once and go with them to see Southend who were at newly promoted into the Football League Wimbledon.

Anyway, Southend won 4-1 at Plough Lane and as we got back to the coaches I wondered how my dearly beloved Spurs had got on? Having listened to the results from Division 1 and all the way through the Second Division until the announcer said: Tottenham Hotspur 9 Bristol Rovers 0.

I can vividly remember sitting on the coach on the journey back to Southend with the right old hump that I had missed such a crushing victory.
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Active Member
Nov 28, 2019
I remember that - I was 16 too
we had moved to the midlands
so I used to save up and go down on the train when I could
50p to get in - west stand child price
peanut vendors used to chuck bags into the crowd - money chucked the other way
can't remember the programmes being sold on pitch side
52,000 on a good day
I really liked Neil McNab
even believed Colin Lee was going to be good... for a while ;)



Old Member
Dec 2, 2014
Great game to be at!
Was the first season I started going regularly and went to every home game that year. Seemed like we played Bolton Wanderers every other week.


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Jun 22, 2008
It seemed like every time I sparked up a fag in the Park Lane we scored that night. (Don't smoke now though)
I remember a Peter Cook interview where he claimed every time he went to the toilet we'd scored against Bristol Rovers, so he just hung out at the toilets lighting up fags! Of course there was a twinkle in his eye, but I have not been able to find the interview so can't check the veracity of my memory nor his story.

As an aside my first Spurs game was the reverse 3-2 win at Rovers the following March and then in May I remember invading the pitch and congratulating Gerry Armstrong after scoring twice in an 8-2 friendly win at Truro City. Bygone days...