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Posted on 6 January 2001  - 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).

Gary Doherty knows more than most what to expect at Brisbane Road on Saturday.<P class=MsoNormal>We travel to Third Division outfit Leyton Orient in the third round of the FA Cup with the footballing world seemingly waiting for an upset.<P class=MsoNormal>Our away form has been well documented but the O&rsquo&#59;s splendid home record is less so &mdash&#59; they are unbeaten in 15 matches all season including a record of played 12, won nine, drawn three in the league.<P class=MsoNormal>It is the classic David versus Goliath tie this competition produces and for Doherty, the boot is on the other foot this time around.<P class=MsoNormal>Last season the Irish international made his name with a string of fine performances in the FA Cup for Luton Town. He later scored in five successive games as an emergency striker and moved to Spurs within a week.<P class=MsoNormal>Doherty recalled: &ldquo&#59;I had a great couple of matches last season, both on Sky, and I think I picked up both man-of-the-match awards as well.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I remember at Luton when we played Fulham and we were thinking &lsquo&#59;let&rsquo&#59;s go out and batter these big-time Charlies&rsquo&#59;. Orient will think exactly the same about us.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;We were so hyped up for Fulham it was incredible. I think we got a draw there and lost at home.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;Orient will by psyched up for it big time. They have a great home record and drew with Newcastle in the League Cup. They obviously have a good calibre and it should make for an interesting game.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>The latest youngster to shine in the Premiership with his goal and performance against Newcastle in Tuesday&rsquo&#59;s win Doherty, 20, already knows what this competition is all about and what it means at the Lane.<P class=MsoNormal>He added: &ldquo&#59;I have a great feeling for the competition and that&rsquo&#59;s obviously the case for the supporters at Tottenham as well.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I scored a couple of goals last season and it was a great time for me. The FA Cup is massive, probably the biggest club tournament in the world. We&rsquo&#59;re all looking forward to it and hopefully it will go well for us.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal><I>Spurs are 16/1 to win the Cup yet again when the year ends in one - click onto <A href="" target=_new>SpursBet </A>for all the details. </I><P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>