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Daggers to earn Spurs?

Posted on 27 January 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).

The battle to play us in the fourth round of the FA Cup looks set to be a heated affair with Dagenham & Redbridge and Charlton involved in a war of words this week.<P class=MsoNormal>We will play the winners in the fourth round on February 7 after this third round tie was initially drawn at The Valley on January 6 and the replay was postponed until today.<P class=MsoNormal>Daggers boss Garry Hill reacted angrily to words written by Addicks skipper Mark Kinsella in the Premiership outfit&rsquo&#59;s programme against West Ham on Monday.<P class=MsoNormal>Irish star Kinsella said: &ldquo&#59;It seems a day has not gone by when I haven&rsquo&#59;t picked up a newspaper to read about how some part-time footballer thinks we are all overpaid and pampered Premiership stars and how we don&rsquo&#59;t even have a chance of winning the replay.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;All the old quotes have been given an airing, like how they &lsquo&#59;cannot wait to get us on their pitch&rsquo&#59; and how we &lsquo&#59;won&rsquo&#59;t like it up &lsquo&#59;em&rsquo&#59;.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;Everybody is entitled to their 15 minutes of fame, but some of the team feel some of the comments have overstepped the mark.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>Hill says he sniffs blood: &ldquo&#59;It suggests to me that Charlton are worried about coming to our place and we will take heart from that.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I can&rsquo&#59;t imagine I&rsquo&#59;ll have to give a team talk before the match. I&rsquo&#59;ll just pin Kinsella&rsquo&#59;s comments to the dressing-room wall. That will be all the incentive my players need.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;One of my players did use the word &ldquo&#59;pampered&rdquo&#59; in some of the comments he made after the first match, but having seen the way some of them played I think he was quite justified in saying that.&rdquo&#59; <P class=MsoNormal>Hill certainly feels his non-leaguers have a chance.<P class=MsoNormal>He added: &ldquo&#59;It is a game that I feel we have a great chance in. With all our fans cheering us on at home, we can give Charlton a rude awakening.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;We have gained great belief and great confidence from our performance at The Valley.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;If we can be solid for the first twenty minutes to half-hour of the replay, we will grow in stature even more. And if we go one in front this time, then we will have a wonderful chance on our own turf.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;Charlton have so much pressure on them to roll us over. But we honestly believe we are going to win on Saturday. There is no doubt about that. I'm pumped up already. The players did the job at Charlton but they didn't finish it.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;So I know my lads will go out this weekend determined and confident to finish Charlton off.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;We want to be the first non-league club to knock a Premiership club out of the FA Cup. We can't wait for Saturday. We're big, we're strong and we're ready.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>