Woolwich Arsenal were a team from Kent, Tottenham Hotspur were in Middlesex.
How come they ended up as such bitter rivals?
- When the Tottenham keeper hit an Arsenal supporter during a game
- When an Arsenal/Tottenham game was stopped due to bad language
The origins: when an Arsenal/Tottenham game at Woolwich was abandoned
Tottenham’s strange election to the football league – an update
Tottenham fans prepare for major celebrations of their anniversary (50 years since winning the league)
Did Tottenham bribe their way into the Football League? (Tottenham gained access to the Football League after coming 8th in the Southern League. They probably didn’t bribe their way in, but if it was a straight election into the league, then why do they make such a fuss about our election to the first division after coming 5th in division 2?)
Tottenham Hotspur: the dark history. In 1892 Arsenal attempted to start a new Southern League, and Tottenham applied. But when the votes for members were cast they got none (other than the one they cast for themselves. Why? A look at Tottenham until 1919 – and some commentary on the fact that Tottenham was in Middlesex, not London, until the 1960s. Plus a bit about London Hotspur – but see the article below for an update on that.
How Tottenham has taken over Arsenal’s history How Woolwich Arsenal and Tottenham H became rivals
Arsenal’s fixed promotion. The story of 1919 told by Tottenham H that Arsenal bought their way into the first division – but it is a story designed to hide the corruption of others, corruption that the League really didn’t want exposed. Parts of this story are told in the top two articles above, but this is the complete detailed report.