Danny Blanchflower (capt), Bill Brown, Ron Henry, Les Allen, Dave Mackay, Terry Dyson,
Peter Baker, Maurice Norman, John White, Cliff Jones,
Team page for photos and biographies of team, management and reserves.
This is how the Spurs team of 1960/61 usually lined up. The 2-3-5 formation and positions
may seem strange to the modern football fan.
By the end of the 1962 season this had been totally overtaken by the more conventional
4-4-2 and with it the decline of the orthodox winger.
Match day programme
Mon. April 17th 1961.
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This is the complete fixture list from season 1960/61 with scores from the last programme
of the season for game against West Bromwich Albion.
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Tottenham Hotspur 1960 - 1961; the Double Year
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
Two quotes from Bill Nicholson that appear with others such as Arthur Rowe and Danny
Blanchflower in my book of Sporting quotes - just $0.99.
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