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goonerboy



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2023 1:53 am 
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Can anyone confirm (or not) that London Boys played Manchester Boys at White Lane on 24 October 1963 ? Also was this an annual friendly or related to a specific competition ? Many thanks in advance, the help is much appreciated
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thfcbasil



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2023 12:12 pm 
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There was no fixture at White Hart Lane for the date you give.
The only boys fixture at Tottenham that season was a double header on 21st April involving Tottenham schools v Hackney in the Blaxland cup final and v. Islington schools in the Gardner cup final. A programme which is unnumbered was I think prodoced. If you ever see one I need it!!!!
Spurs regularly hosted boys game at the Lane. London Boys played Manchester boys at Tottenham 68/69 on the 9th April.
The 62/3 season London Boys played Liverpool boys 20/10/62
Tottenham schools v Cardiff schools 2/4/63
Tottenham schools v Brighton schools 10/4/63
Tottenham schools v Stoke schools 29/4/63
Again all unnumbered programmes that I have not got.

London Boys did play Manchester boys on 23rd October 1961 at White Hart Lane. Also during the double year at Cheshunt on 22nd October and at White Hart Lane on the 8th August programme numbered 46.
Hope this helps.
Cheers Cliff
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thfcbasil



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2023 12:14 pm 
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Should have been 8th April not August!!
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Bluebird54



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2023 8:21 pm 
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Hi, if you Google London Boys v Man Boys you will see several programmes for what seems to have been an annual Inter City Challenge Match. There is a programme for a game on the 23rd October1961 which Manchester won 1-0 (Jim Douthwaite scoring) there is a small report in the Daily Herald on the 24th. There is nothing relating to a game in Oct 1963. One game was transferred to Cheshunt so it maybe if there was a game in 1963 it was played there. Hope this helps.
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goonerboy



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2023 11:36 pm 
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Thanks for the replies. I have a ticket for London Boys v Manchester Boys at White Hart Lane dated Thursday 24th October. There is no year on it but was with some early 60s tickets and 24th October was a Thursday in 1963, hence my assumption/question. . As it seems that there was no such match, anybody have any ideas of what year the ticket is for ? The other years where it was a thursday were 1968, 1957 or 1946. Could the game have been either of those ?
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colchestersid



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2023 10:49 am 
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It was 1957 - British Newspaper Archive search has a report that London beat Manchester 7-0, in an "Inter City" match under the floodlights at White Hart Lane
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goonerboy



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2023 8:31 pm 
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Brilliant, thank you for taking the time to look it up and posting an answer, very much appreciated
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