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Famous Spurs

Posted on 10 February 2003  - 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).

Hell Is For Heroes guitarist Fin can see only one drawback from his band's ever-growing success - no time to see his beloved Spurs.

Bassist Fin, pictured second from right in the photo, has supported the club since 1987 but as Hell Is For Heroes go up and up in music world, so his chances to get to the Lane go down and down .

The band's single 'You Drove Me To It' burst into the Top 40 a fortnight ago and their album, 'The Neon Handshake', which came out last Monday, cracked the top 20 in the album chart at number 16 this weekend.

Chart success goes hand in hand with touring, that means more time away from home and less time for football.

"At the moment I'm hardly getting to games at all," explained Fin. "In fact, we're so busy, I can't even get to see it on television!

"The success of the band is great but it comes with a sacrifice. But we all realise that and we just have to go with it."

London-based Fin turns the clock back to 1987 to when he started supporting Spurs.

"I remember the FA Cup Final that season and I don't know what it was about the team, but that's when I decided to support Spurs and I've stuck with them ever since," he said.

"That team had some great players, Glenn Hoddle, Chris Waddle and I always liked Clive and Paul Allen. But we've always had a player - the likes of Klinsmann, Ginola and, of course, Gazza.

"I used to go regularly, as often as I could, but at the moment I just can't get to games."

Fin took time out from a busy media day to talk to the Official Spurs Website as the band really takes off.

"It was nice to get into the charts," he added. "For a lot of people that is very important, I suppose that's the way people perceive how successful you are, but it wasn't a humungous deal for us.

"For us, it's all about touring and playing live. It's good to be up there though. It's recognition for what you are doing."

Hell Is For Heroes new album 'The Neon Handshake' is out now.

The band's next single, 'Retreat' is out on May 5.

The band is on tour across the country now - for dates and more information click onto their official websiteHERE

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