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Doc: So near, so far

Posted on 19 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).

Gary Doherty was left to rue the golden goal that never was on Saturday.<P class=MsoNormal>Big &lsquo&#59;Doc&rsquo&#59; smashed a volley against the crossbar in the final minute of the Premiership opener against Aston Villa.<P class=MsoNormal>The effort left the great Peter Schmeichel motionless and the crossbar is probably still rattling today.<P class=MsoNormal>Unfortunately, that was our final chance as the game finished goalless.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I was gutted when it hit the bar,&rdquo&#59; said Gary. &ldquo&#59;It would have been a great moment for me to score against Schmeichel, who is a legend in my eyes. It&rsquo&#59;s one of those things, it just didn&rsquo&#59;t go in.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I don&rsquo&#59;t think I&rsquo&#59;ll ever hit a volley like that again but it&rsquo&#59;s one of things and you have to forget it.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>Gary was relatively pleased with the goalless draw and the point.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;We&rsquo&#59;re happy with the 0-0,&rdquo&#59; he admitted. &ldquo&#59;Villa looked fitter than us and to be fair, they&rsquo&#59;ve played a lot of competitive games in the Inter Toto Cup. We&rsquo&#59;ve kept a clean sheet and as a defender, that&rsquo&#59;s what I&rsquo&#59;m really pleased about.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>Irish star Doc and the lads now have to shake the tiredness out of their legs in time for Monday&rsquo&#59;s televised trip to Everton.<P class=MsoNormal>He added: &ldquo&#59;We&rsquo&#59;re a bit unlucky playing Saturday and Monday but it&rsquo&#59;s the same for both teams and we just have to get on with it.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;Everton have won at Charlton, which was a brilliant result after how well Charlton did last year. We&rsquo&#59;ll go into the game confident and see how it goes.&rdquo&#59;<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>