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Posted on 28 January 2005  - 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).

For Noe Pamarot. Saturday's FA Cup visit to the Hawthorns is a trip back to where it all began for him as a Spurs player.

The French full-back made his debut against West Brom in our third game of the season back in August. He had only joined from Nice a couple of days previously so it was straight in at the deep end for the likable Noe.

"The game was my first and it was quite difficult over there," he reflected on the 1-1 draw. "I remember being quite lost on the pitch with it being my first game after just a couple of training sessions. It is good to look back on it now though.

"It will be a difficult game on Saturday. It is one they will hope to win because the championship is not that good for them. They have come into form with a win over Manchester City and they will be quite confident."

Noe admits to being slightly taken aback by what he has witnessed of the FA Cup so far in terms of numbers and passion displayed by supporters of the participating clubs. He added that the equivalent competition in France has attracted more interest since the introduction of the ruling that the lower placed team in the league has home advantage in the cup.

"I have been surprised and, at our game, there were so many supporters from Brighton. The cup in this country is very famous and everyone wants to win it. I used to watch the final at home in France.

"It is starting to be a big thing in France as, since a few years ago, little clubs can get to the final and now everyone is interested in the cup."

Meanwhile, Noe is looking forward to again catching up with a familiar face from his first spell in England at Portsmouth. A teammate of his back then was the now West Brom defender Darren Moore.

"I remembered him and was surprised to see him when we went there. I had just arrived in England and he was about the only face I knew.

"He is a good lad and heavyweight champion, I think! He is massive."