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Posted on 30 November 2004  - 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).

Pat Holland says you cannot underestimate the nerves factor as our Under-18s prepare for their big night at White Hart Lane in the FA Youth Cup.

The lads take on Nottingham Forest in the third round of English youth football's most prestigious competition at the Lane on Tuesday December 7.

For many of the Academy youngsters involved it will be their first match at the main stadium.

Coach Pat explained: "Sometimes it's quite difficult for the lads because it's a big night for them and because the reserves don't play at the ground any more, it will be the first time a lot of them have played at White Hart Lane.

"We have to look at that as a positive for them on the night but it can be quite daunting.

"They'll be a decent crowd in and Steve Grenfell (Football in the Community co-ordinator) always does well getting the local kids in and that gives the place a bit of a buzz.

"It's a family night as well and all the parents are there. It's a big night for the kids and nerves will be a big thing on the night.

"Having said that, there is no pressure in terms of the crowd, there will be people there but it's not so intense, just ask someone like Phil Ifil who made his debut against Liverpool and then played at Newcastle, you can't explain that pressure.

"We'll be playing in a big stadium, under the lights and you want to see the kids want more of it."