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Eight of the lads took part in a sequence of four-on-four matches in training on Tuesday

Posted on 21 October 2009  - 12:00

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AS A number of their team-mates were involved in a training ground match against Dagenham & Redbridge and a few more spent time in the gymnasium, eight of the lads took part in a sequence of four-on-four matches in training on Tuesday.

It was Heurelho Gomes, Tom Huddlestone, Jermain Defoe and Sebastien Bassong against Carlo Cudicini, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Jermaine Jenas and Wilson Palacios on a small-sized pitch.

The star of the show had to be Benoit Assou-Ekotto, who played a key role in the 'Greens' winning the final match against the 'Blues.

It was 1-1 when it was declared that 45 seconds were left and in that time, Benoit set-up Wilson for 2-1 and then picked himself up from a blatant trip from Tom to race down the left and dink home a delightful clinching goal over Gomes.

It was smiles and high-fives all round for the Green team - and you can watch Benoit do his stuff in the latest, exclusive video at the of the page.

We've also a few pictures from training below...

Gomes, October 20

Benoit, Sebastien, October 20

OUR LATEST Xtra competition to give away three copies of October's hotspur magazine signed by Jermain Defoe certainly triggered happy memories for a fan Down Under.

Tom Salter from Georgetown, New South Wales, emailed his entry with the following story...

'...I stay up to watch my beloved Spurs until all hours of the morning (drives the missus insane). I believe this game against Hull (gives the answer away, somewhat, never mind) was a 7.45pm kick-off, which meant I had to wake up at around 4am before work to watch!

'It worked out well because we played really well and I had a bit of a wager that JD would be first goalscorer in the match! Of course he was, and I ended up pocketing $550aus for my efforts! Thanks JD!'

Tom is one of many entries for the JD competition, which is open until this Friday, October 23.

All the details are under the Thursday, October 15 entry below.

BANTER, banter, banter - we all love it and footballers excel at it.

The latest exchange overheard through Xtra's open door at the training ground was between David Bentley and our Croatian contingent Luka Modric, Vedran Corluka and Niko Kranjcar in the car park after training on Monday.

It was all over clothes and it would appear 'Bents' was getting a bit of stick because he was wearing what, it has to be said, looked like a pretty cool hat.

His response was along the lines of..."You lot are the tracksuit kids, you always look like you've got your pyjamas on!"

Love it!

Training, October 20

INTERESTING little insight into life living away from home on loan when Ryan Mason popped in for a chat with Spurs TV Online this week.

Ryan is down in Somerset at League One side Yeovil with his Spurs team-mates Steven Caulker and Jon Obika.

Ryan, Steven and Jon all live together in Yeovil and, naturally, your caring, sharing Xtra wanted to know how the coped with, well, life.

For instance - who does the shopping? "We all go together, to be honest," he smiled. "I can't imagine what the local people think of the three of us dragging around a shopping trolley."

Surely, Xtra kindly pointed out, they forget things - we are talking about a 17, 18 and 19-year-old here!

"Those two are terrible," he added. "They have shopping lists and everything. They write it all out and tick things off as they go along."

Better than forgetting the toilet roll...

NO SURPRISES that the Seve and Tiger of our Security team - Terry Giddings and Dave Carter - are simply not letting last week's defeat to Michael Dawson and Carlo Cudicini go lightly.

If you recall, 'Daws' had a stormer as the first team pair had the better of it at nearby Woollaston Manor.

Terry was straight on the email to Xtra, pointing out that Daws had gone off an 18 handicap and was two-under after six holes!

Always the peacemaker, Xtra went straight to Daws and told him Terry simply wasn't having it. "What can I say?" said Daws. "It was the round of a lifetime. I've never played so well. I must have been 10 shots worse when I played the next day..."

Not sure if that's helping, Michael.

Wilson, October 20