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Double Dutch at the Lodge!

Posted on 17 December 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).

Darts star Vincent van der Voort paid a special visit to fellow Dutchman Rafa van der Vaart at Spurs Lodge on Friday.

And the pair were brought together by a song - 'Give It Up', by KC & The Sunshine Band.

Spurs fans won't need reminding that it's the song devoted to Rafa since his arrival at the Lane last season.

However, it appears Rafa's performances and popularity at Spurs have had a direct affect on Vincent in his PDC darts tournaments.

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It all started at last year's PDC World Championships at Alexandra Palace when Spurs fans present at Vincent's first round match started singing Rafa's song to his name.

Vincent - who begins his PDC World campaign against Mark Hylton tonight - explained all!

"I’ve played in the PDC for a couple of years now and I was never very popular, always the foreign player!" he said.

"All of a sudden Rafa came to Spurs, everyone sings that song and then one guy started at the world championship. Since then, everyone has sung my name!"

Rafa was pleased to see 'his song' adopted by a fellow countryman at the darts.

"It was quite funny, I was watching him play on television, they started singing that song and I was a bit jealous, I thought it was my song!" he joked as the pair met at the Lodge.

"But it’s a great song and when the whole stadium sings your name, it’s really something special."

"I’ve played a few games of darts because I love the sport," added Rafa. "It’s also live on television and it’s getting bigger and bigger."

Vincent supports Rafa's former club Ajax and was therefore delighted to meet on of his country's top players.

"I support Ajax, Rafa's from Ajax and it's great to meet him," he said. "He's one of our great players.

"It's lovely to come to the training ground. You always watch football on television but never get the chance to see the training complexes and how everything runs."