THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

2 November ~ Aston Villa will be hoping to end their run of not scoring in their previous five matches when Tottenham Hotspur visit Villa Park today. Spurs’ own form has been mixed so far this season, a stark contrast to their Double-winning side of 1960-61. They won the League by eight points that season and en route to the FA Cup final they beat Villa 2-0 in the fifth round in front of nearly 70,000 people. The commentator describes Danny Blanchflower “and his merry men of Tottenham” as “the wonder team of the present season”, before emphasising their superiority: “Tottenham Hotspur didn’t particularly exert themselves in the second half, they played as if another goal or two would’ve been acceptable.”

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