10 Reasons why tottenham are in The Arsenals Shadow

1) The Arsenal were formed in London in 1886 – tottenham become part of London in 1965

2) The Arsenals ground holds 60,000 – tottenhams holds 36,000

3%) The Arsenal have won the league title 13 times – tottenham just twice and not since 1961

4) The Arsenal have won the title twice at white hart lane 1971+2004 – tottenham have never won the title at Arsenals ground

5) The Arsenal have won the FACUP 10 times – tottenham 8 times and not since 1991

6) The Arsenal have never been relegated – tottenham were last relegated in 1976/77

7) The Arsenal have played in every year of the Champions League since 1998 – tottenham just once

8) The last time tottenham finished higher than The Arsenal was in 1994/5

9) In 177 games played, The Arsenal have won 76, tottenham won 54 with 47 draws

10) In the words of their highest ever goal scorer, Jimmy Greaves
“Arsenal have class. I remember when I was at Spurs, the Arsenal players would arrive for matches in their navy blazers with the gold gun emblem sewn into their pockets and grey slacks. We couldn’t match their ground with that beautiful main entrance, marble halls and spiral staircase. Even in 1961 when we won the Double, we were never as big a club as Arsenal.In the early 1960s, Spurs had a great manager and a great team. But they have never been a great club. Even when we had Bill Nicholson as manager and the likes of Dave Mackay, Cliff Jones, Danny Blanchflower and myself, Spurs still lived in the shadow of Arsenal.”



8 thoughts on “10 Reasons why tottenham are in The Arsenals Shadow

  1. Ray

    n 1913 the club were relegated after winning only one home game all season – This is the only time in their history that Arsenal have been relegated


    1. tomd

      never relegated From the Top Flight, we meant. Arsenal were relegated from the second division but we were working our way up from bottom. Once we made it up we never dropped.


      1. tomd

        actually i was wrong, i just looked it up. I wonder why my mind keeps telling me that I read was wrong?

        so we WERE relegated. oh well. 100 years old record.


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  3. Darren

    Actually, although finished in the relegation places the outbreak of the 1st World War meant there wasn’t any football until after the war 4 years later. When football did commence Arsenal were re-elected back into the 1st Division ( I think instead of Spurs). So in fact Arsenal have never gone down or been relegated.


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