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All rosy for Neil

Posted on 23 October 2000  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Everything looks rosy again for Neil Sullivan.

The Scottish international reclaimed his spot as our first-choice goalkeeper for Saturday’s visit of Derby and made a couple of fine saves in our 3-1 Premiership victory.

Sullivan served a one-match ban and missed out on last week’s defeat at Coventry.

Ian Walker took over and did a splendid job but manager George Graham underlined his faith in the summer capture from Wimbledon.

The win capped Sullivan’s day and he reflected: “If you look at the table we’re up to eighth and everything looks positive again.

“You can see that one or two wins gets you right back in there. It was an important result and I thought the boys played very well.”

It wasn’t an easy ride though and Sullivan was called into action on two notable occasions in the second half — tipping over Dean Sturridge’s thunderbolt before bravely blocking Deon Burton’s close-range effort.

Sullivan added: “Derby started on the bottom and wanted to prove a point, so you knew it was going to be difficult.

“The first half, especially the first 30 minutes, I thought we passed the ball, our movement was excellent and we had quite a few chances to nick more goals.

“It wasn’t to be, they got on top towards the end of the first half, scored their goal, which was disappointing, but we came out the traps quickly, scored a goal quickly and that settled us down again and we got on top.

“We’ve got to keep plugging away now. The performances away from home haven’t been that bad and if we can keep playing the way we know we can, I’m sure the wins will start coming.”

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