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Buoyant Burley

Posted on 31 December 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).

Saturday&rsquo&#59;s encounter at Portman Road turned into the tale of two Georges.<P class=MsoNormal>While George Graham lambasted his side for the &lsquo&#59;worst display of the season so far&rsquo&#59; Town&rsquo&#59;s boss George Burley was delighted with his side&rsquo&#59;s &lsquo&#59;best performance of the campaign&rsquo&#59;.<P class=MsoNormal>There were certainly few complaints after goals from Marcus Stewart, Alun Armstrong and Jamie Clapham handed the Suffolk side a 3-0 win in the televised Premiership match.<P class=MsoNormal>Burley said: &ldquo&#59;We have played well against Arsenal and Manchester United but that is probably as well as we have played at home this season.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I know I have a bunch of players that want to compete in this league and I think they can go on and finish higher than people might have thought. <P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;If you haven't got a strong squad in the Premiership you can't compete. We might have one of the smallest squads but we have the quality. <P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;It's been a great year and I'm pleased for everyone at the club - especially the fans. They remember the team that played in Europe in the 70s and 80s and that's a big thing to try and emulate. <P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;We were odds-on to get relegated, now we want to finish as high as possible. I said to my players before the game that it's nice to be up there but are we going to push on and finish in the top half of the league? <P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;This performance showed that we want to do that. I think 3-0 was a fair reflection, when we got our noses in front we were going to be very difficult to beat and we got the goals at the right times.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>