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CLIFF JONES stole the show

Posted on 20 November 2009  - 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).

CLIFF JONES stole the show - he should have his own show - at the recent launch of the 'Tottenham 'Til I Die' book at White Hart Lane.




The double-winner joined Pat Jennings, Clive Allen and Les Ferdinand at the launch of a book that provides a platform for Spurs fans to write about their experiences following the club.




The legendary quartet fielded questions from the 'authors' invited to the launch and Cliff was in his element.




The subject matter of the Q&A got onto David Ginola.




"I used to love watching David Ginola," he said. "He was a free spirit, like me.




"I often say to fans 'did you see me play?' and if they reply 'yes', I joke with them that they must be getting old, because I played here in the late 50s and 1960s.




"If they say 'no', then I tell them that I played in a very similar style to David Ginola.




"But there are two differences between me and David - one, I scored more goals and two, obviously, I'm far better looking!"




Gomes




XTRA is after danger money.




We were back out in the wind and rain to get some exclusive shots of training on Friday morning - click on the arrows above for seven pictures.




It was towards the end of the session and after a lively match on a small-sized pitch, Clive Allen put on a quick shooting drill.




Always looking for that glory shot of the ball nestling in the net or keeper flying through the air, Xtra edged nearer and nearer to the goal but that bravery lasted all of a minute as shots whistled past left, right and centre.




The thought of being smacked on the head by one of the thunderbolts - how embarrassing would that be, by the way - meant Xtra beat a hasty retreat and was spotted doing so but no-one less than Pat Jennings. "Had enough already?" he smiled.




"Too right, Pat, too right..."




Aaron Lennon, Nov 20




THAT shooting session reminded Xtra of another drill recently laid on by Clive and Les Ferdinand.




It was another shooting drill with the players involved firing in shots with both feet, all angles, volleys - everything was covered.




The final part of the session saw the lads grab a ball each and it was a competition where the last player to score has a forfeit.




Dorien Dervite was the player to suffer and his forfeit was having to retrieve all the balls used in the session.




The catch, though, was the players were allowed to kick the balls all over Spurs Lodge for Dorien to fetch and believe Xtra, they went far and wide - Michael Dawson's must have landed somewhere near Stansted.




THE EMIRATES hardly seems a place that would raise a smile to Xtra - not least after our last visit - but that was exactly the case after we wandered into the stadium down the road for some reason, Xtra forgets for now, a couple of weeks ago.




And of all people, it was Arsene Wenger that raised the smile!




Asked why he'd lobbed his jacket down in disgust in the second half, something caught by the TV cameras, he explained: "I couldn't communicate to the players because of the noise in the stadium. I'm not used to that."




Cue laughter from all of a Spurs persuasion!




FINALLY, thanks for all the entries to the Gareth Bale boots competition - look out for more exclusive competitions here throughout the season.