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Bill Nic countdown: Bill on Glenn

Posted on 7 August 2001  - 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).

Bill Nicholson is backing Glenn Hoddle to bring the glory, glory days back to White Hart Lane.<P class=MsoNormal>Fans will be able to take a close look at how Glenn&rsquo&#59;s new era is shaping up when we honour legendary manager Bill, &lsquo&#59;Mr Tottenham&rsquo&#59;, with a testimonial against Italian giants Fiorentina at the Lane on Wednesday night.<P class=MsoNormal>Bill won the lot in his time at the Lane including the title as a player in the famous &lsquo&#59;push and run&rsquo&#59; side of 1951 and an historic championship and FA Cup double in 1961.<P class=MsoNormal>Still president of the club and, at 82, still attending every home game, Bill is looking forward to another golden period under Glenn &mdash&#59; a legend in his own right who Bill actually signed as an apprentice back in the 1970s.<P class=MsoNormal>Bill recalled: &ldquo&#59;He was a lovely player, a helluva good player, wasn&rsquo&#59;t he? I hope he will turn out to be a good manager as well.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;Now he&rsquo&#59;s at Tottenham he has a lot to live up to, being at a top team like Tottenham, but nevertheless, with his experience, he should manage to live up to it quite comfortably.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I know a lot of our supporters feel the same way about Glenn as I do. He stands a very good chance of being very successful at Tottenham.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>Glenn has described Bill as &lsquo&#59;laying the foundations of everything that is good about this club&rsquo&#59;.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I&rsquo&#59;m sure he will carry on my foundations,&rdquo&#59; added Bill. &ldquo&#59;He might not find it as easy as it used to be in days gone by but nevertheless, regardless of how the game is played nowadays, you are either successful with it or not.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal><B>Bill Nicholson Testimonial<P class=MsoNormal>Tottenham Hotspur v Fiorentina<P class=MsoNormal>White Hart Lane, 7.45pm</B><P class=MsoNormal><I><A href="http://www.spurs.co.uk/tickets/display.asp?lid=212">Ticket news</A><P class=MsoNormal><A href="http://www.spurs.co.uk/article.asp?article=54344">Bill Nicholson interview</A><P class=MsoNormal><A href="http://www.spurs.co.uk/article.asp?article=54499">Ron Henry</A><P class=MsoNormal><A href="http://www.spurs.co.uk/article.asp?article=54733">Martin Peters</A><P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p><P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<o:p></o:p></I>