Saturday, April 18, 2009

The last trophy – the Football League Cup – went to Tottenham Hotspur. They snatched it from Aston Villa. It may be not very impressing challenge today, but it was typical British final – Aston Villa played in 3rd Division! Such finals made English football dear to fans from around the world – no other country ever had lower division clubs reaching finals and threatening big leaguers.

Back, left to right: Pat Jennings, Mike England, Martin Chivers, Cyril Knowles, Martin Peters, Alan Gilzean.
Front: Steve Perryman, Beal, Alan Mullery, Ray Evans, Roger Morgan
Chivers evaporated Villa’s hopes, scoring twice. Tottenham’s squad seems more interesting than the one of their arch-rivals Arsenal. They were more successful in Europe too. But English title still remains a dream for Hotspur.