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Posted on 14 August 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).

We take a look at five players to watch out for when we tackle Birmingham City in our Premiership opener at St Andrews on Saturday.

David Dunn: Tough, highly-skilled midfielder snapped up from Blackburn Rovers for a club record £5.5m in the summer. Scored 30 goals in 135 Premiership appearances at Ewood Park. Dunn, 23, made his England debut against Portugal last September and hopes moving to St Andrews will help win his place back in the national squad.





Matthew Upson: Elegant defender somewhat surprisingly released by Arsenal last January. Made a huge impact at St Andrews and went on to win three England caps by the end of the season including a Euro 2004 qualifier against Slovakia. Upson joined Arsenal from Luton in 1997 but struggled to pin down a regular place and suffered a couple of serious injuries. Now 24, the future appears bright post-Highbury.




Stephen Clemence: Needs no introduction having spent eight years at the Lane, making over 100 first team appearances. Not afraid to dig in, with a quality left foot, injuries arguably cost 'Clem' a regular place under Glenn Hoddle - he suffered a cruciate knee injury having won a starting place at the start of the 2001-02 season. Moved to St Andrews in January where he scored twice in 15 Premiership outings - matching his goal tally in 89 league outings at Spurs!

Robbie Savage: A man all Spurs fans love to hate after his role in Justin Edinburgh's red card in the 1999 Worthington Cup Final. Aggressive, inspirational midfielder with a non-stop engine and more quality than he's given credit for, his style makes life hell for opponents. Capped 29 times by Wales, he's a crucial member of Mark Hughes' squad - alongside our own Simon Davies - that is seemingly heading for Euro 2004.


Christophe Dugarry: Gloriously skilful forward who produced one of the best displays by an opposing player at the Lane last season. Signed a two-year deal after arriving on a six-month loan spell from Bordeaux last January. Now 31, he's been capped 55 times by France. Blues boss Steve Bruce believes he's the best player ever to grace the club and said: "He's a top, top player who could get into any team in Europe."