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Tottenham will face Brentford in the Carabao Cup semi-finals tonight – live on talkSPORT – and they are two wins from silverware

Spurs supporters may also feel their knees tremble when they find the year ends with a one …

Lifting the EFL Cup this season would end the 12-year wait for a trophy and give Jose Mourinho’s team a huge boost after receiving some close calls in recent years

Those near misses in the same competition against Manchester United and Chelsea in 2009 and 2015 hurt while there were five Cup runs that ended in semifinals in both the FA Cup and EFL Cup since her last triumph in 2008

In the meantime, Spurs stumbled into the 2019 Champions League final and lost 2-0 to Liverpool in Madrid

Add to that some failed leaps for the league title, and it’s not too difficult to see why the “Spursy” tag lives on

It may not seem like it these days, but Tottenham were indeed England’s cup specialists at one point and over the years some mystical force seems to guide them when the year ends in a one

A long tradition began when the club was only nine years old, and it also began a story where they were England’s historians

In 1901, Tottenham won the FA Cup, their first major honor, and it was also special when they became the first and only non-league team to ever win the world’s most famous national cup competition

It took one replay – the first game at the Crystal Palace was attended by a world record audience of 110820 spectators followed – but Spurs beat Sheffield United 3-1 in their second clash, this time just 20 years ago470 in Burnden Park

Striker Sandy Brown scored in both games and became the first player to score in each round of the competition

Okay, 1911 was a barren year, but a decade later they were partying again in N17

In their first year after World War I, Spurs reached the FA Cup final, this time at Stamford Bridge, and they won 1-0, courtesy of Jimmy Dimmock

Well, Bert Bliss anyway, since he was the inside forward in the final after signing with Willenhall Swifts for £ 10 in 1912, and a Charity Shield followed suit as well

There was another loophole in 1931, though they were close to being promoted to the First Division, while World War II in 1941 brought any glory into account

First it was a second division title in the first year of the decade, and in 1951 Arthur Rowe’s Lilywhites won the top division and brought Manchester United to the championship on the first try

After Tottenham had finished in the top three in three of the previous four seasons in the previous four seasons, he had made his step under legendary manager Bill Nicholson – and the first league and cup double of the 20th Century England was claimed for itself

Leicester City were the team to beat 2-0 at Wembley and Spurs kept the trophy a year later, beating Burnley 3-1 thanks to goals from Jimmy Greaves, Bobby Smith and Danny Blanchflower

In 1971 it was the league cup on the way to the N17 with Martin Chivers in a doubles against Aston Villa

What about 1981? What do you expect? This time FA Cup glory and once again by repeating

Manchester City star Tommy Hutchison may have scored two goals in the first game, but after opening the goal for the Citizens, he also equalized them by putting them in his own net

Instead, it was Ricky Villa who hit the headlines with his mazy run and finished the game, later seeing his efforts as Wembley Goal of the Century

It was even more glorious for Spurs in 1991 when they defeated Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup Final – still the North Londoner’s most recent appearance at this stage of the competition

Paul Gascoigne was the focus, but his early challenge against Gary Charles not only gave the Tricky Trees the game’s opening goal, but ended his participation when he tore his cruciate ligaments

Tottenham recovered, however, and after an equalizer from Paul Stewart, Des Walker’s own goal won the Cup after extra time

And what about 2001? Okay, all good things come to an end – but they have made the FA Cup semi-finals this season and are at the St James’ Park was beaten by North London rivals Arsenal, but they took the lead when Gary Doherty opened the standings

Even Gareth Bale couldn’t help but bring Spurs to glory, and the closest came the Champions League quarter-finals, with Real Madrid emphatically ending their participation with a 5-0 aggregate victory

So now it’s 2021 and with a finale on the horizon, as the famous banner said, we’re suggesting that you hold onto your panties, it’s the year of the rooster!

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