The presents have been opened, the food’s been eaten and with no football until tomorrow – here’s a Christmas Day quiz on Tottenham.
**Links are given for some of the answers where the question is answered or the answer is the player featured in the article. The other answers are at the end of the page**
1. Robbie Keane scored twice on Boxing Day, 2007, who also scored twice in that Tottenham win? Answer
2. On Spurs’ last Boxing Day match with Aston Villa in 2010, who scored Spurs’ goals that day? Answer
3. In 1997 Spurs also played at Villa Park on Boxing Day. Who was Spurs goalscorer in a 4 – 1 defeat? Answer
4. Which Scottish international scored his first Tottenham goal at Nottingham Forest on Boxing Day, 1964? Answer
5. What was significant about that 1964 win? Answer
6. Which English club did Gylfi Sigurdsson join as a 16-year old? Answer
7. Spurs play at Aston Villa tomorrow, who scored the goal in last season’s match at Villa Park? Answer
8. Last season, four players with Tottenham links played for Aston Villa. Name the players. Answer
9. Sunderland entertain Spurs on Saturday. Last December who scored Tottenham’s goal in their 1 – 0 at White Hart Lane? Answer
10. Which current Tottenham player celebrates his birthday on Boxing Day? Answer
11. Ledley King retired in the summer, where did he make his Tottenham debut? Answer
12. Jermain Defoe has moved up to 8th position on Tottenham’s all-time goal scoring list. He has passed two players this season, who were they? Answer
13. How many trophies did Bill Nicholson win as a player and manager at Tottenham? Answer
14. Who succeeded Peter Shreeves as Tottenham manager in 1986? Answer
15. Which player was the unused substitute for the 1967 FA Cup Final win against Chelsea? Answer
And for Spurs Anoraks, like myself.
Here is a suggested ‘A’ Team for Spurs, a team consisting of players who have played first team football for Spurs whose surnames begin with the letter ‘A':
“A’ Team: (4 – 3 – 3) Aleksic; Austin, Gerry Armstrong, James Archibald (1919-22), Assou-Ekotto; Paul Allen, Ardiles, Anderton; Archibald, Clive Allen, Les Allen
Subs: Alnwick, Atouba, Chris Armstrong, Adebayor, Acimovic [NB: Gerry Armstrong did play a few games in central defence while with Spurs]
To while away a few moments and exercise the old memory – try to think of a ‘B” team – players, playing in appropriate positions, whose surnames all begin with the letter – B’.
A possible Answer
(3) Colin Calderwood (5) Only away win of 1964-65 season (8) Darren Bent, Alan Hutton, Jermaine Jenas, Robbie Keane (9) Roman Pavlyuchenko (13) Ten (14) David Pleat