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Spurs win 1900-01 FA Cup.

Spurs famously first won the FA Cup in 1901 when a "non-league club". Since the beginning of the Football League in 1888 the FA Cup had been the exclusive domain of the the northern and midland clubs who dominated the early Football League. The turn of the century saw this dominance challenged by Southern League clubs, with first Southampton making the final and then Spurs winning the cup.

The story of the 1901 FA Cup run is told in the following extract from the Official History of Tottenham Hotspurs, published in 1948 as part of the 'Famous Football Club' series written by Fred Ward.

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The 1921 FA Cup

The story of the 1921 FA Cup run is told in the following extract from the Official History of Tottenham Hotspurs, published in 1948 as part of the 'Famous Football Club' series written by Fred Ward.

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Rowe's "Push and Run" Team

The end of the Second World War saw Spurs stuck in the Second Division of the Football League. But a new era was about to begin, first under the managership of Arthur Rowe, and then under Bill Nicholson.

Arthur Rowe is credited with developing a revolutionary new tactical approach that was to get his team promoted and win their first league championship. The following article is excerpted from from Bernard Joy's book Soccer Tactics, first published in 1956.

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