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Dawson's Diary

Posted on 27 September 2011  - 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).

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Spurs Lodge, 11am

Congratulations to Ledley King, who notched up his 250th appearance for the club in the Premier League at Wigan on Saturday.

He would have had a lot more had he not had his niggling injuries.

He’s had to be mentally strong. When you are fit you take it for granted. He’s had his fair share of injuries and been out for long periods but he always comes back and performs, and performs at the highest level.

carlo, daws, leds

Ledley is a top, top player. He’s always in the right place at the right time and people ask ‘how can he be out so long and play like that?’. I did eight weeks of pre-season, he did two days, came out and put in a performance like he did at Wolves.

He’s a clever player and you look at the likes of him and someone like Rio Ferdinand, they are out for periods but they come back and it looks like they’ve never been away. Ledley is one of those players - a world-class player.

I remember the first time I watched Ledley. It was Portsmouth at home, the first time I’d been to White Hart Lane, myself and Andy Reid after we'd signed from Forest (February 5, 2005).

Leds played and it just looked so easy for him. That was over six years ago and he’s gone on to be a player I’ve admired and been lucky enough to play alongside, and learned from as well.

Click the headline at the top of the page to watch Michael talking about Ledley in the thumbnail flashplayer...