This page is devoted to the night Spurs last won the Football League - as it was
then, on Monday April 17th 1961.
The opposition was Sheffield Wednesday who were the first team that season to beat
Spurs 2 -1 on Saturday November 12th 1960. The team went on to win the FA Cup Final
at Wembley and become the first club to win the Double since Aston Villa in 1896-1897
Les Allen scores the winning goal that clinches the title. Bobby Smith is in the
Celebrations in the dressing room for winning the opening ten matches - a League
It is better to fail aiming high than to succeed aiming low. And we of Spurs have
set our sights very high, so high in fact that even failure will have in it an echo
We must always consider our supporters, for without them there would be no professional
football. It would be better to have more fans watching football the way they like
it played, rather than have a few fans watching football the way we would like it
It's no use just winning, we've got to win well.
When it is played at its best football remains the greatest game of all. And Tottenham,
so close to my heart, is still to me the greatest club.
I have posted a short (30 second) video on You Tube showing the 1961 FA Cup Final
vs Leicester. It is in colour and although short, does show the two goals going in
from Bobby Smith and Terry Dyson.
In 1961 they bought Jimmy Greaves. Les Allen knew it would be him that would have
to make way. Greaves could only add to any team for who he played . Now in 2015 he
is now suffering from ill health so to remind everyone of his genius here is a clip
from Spurs vs Manchester United on 16 October 1965.
Kenneth Wolstenholme called it the goal of the season. It could be the goal of any