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George makes big decision

Posted on 2 February 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).

George Graham has made his big goalkeeping decision &mdash&#59; but he&rsquo&#59;s not telling anyone! <P class=MsoNormal>Manager George admitted at Friday&rsquo&#59;s pre-match press conference that he&rsquo&#59;d chosen between Ian Walker and the returning Neil Sullivan for Saturday&rsquo&#59;s visit of Charlton. <P class=MsoNormal>Walker was outstanding in keeping two clean sheets against Southampton and West Ham as Sullivan served a two-match ban. <P class=MsoNormal>But Sullivan has been George&rsquo&#59;s number one and was in top-drawer form before his suspension. <P class=MsoNormal>It looks like a no-win, no-lose situation for the boss who said: &ldquo&#59;I&rsquo&#59;ve made&nbsp&#59;the decision in my mind but the team does not know the team yet. <P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;When I bought Sullivan I knew I would have two number ones in the club, not a number one, number two situation. <IMG align=left src="../title_images/sullivan2.jpg"> <P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I think the signing of Sullivan has improved Ian because&nbsp&#59;he has not had a lot of competition at this club. Now he has that competition and all he can do is what he&rsquo&#59;s done &mdash&#59; go out and play his best. <P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;Ian needs that competition and all players need it. That&rsquo&#59;s one of the problems we&rsquo&#59;ve had&nbsp&#59;the club, we&rsquo&#59;ve not had enough quality players in enough positions. <P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;There are a lot of players not looking over their shoulders whereas as far as the goalkeepers are concerned, we have a fantastic situation.&rdquo&#59; <P class=MsoNormal>As far as Walker&rsquo&#59;s claims that he will ask to go out on loan if he is dropped, George added: &ldquo&#59;Ian has already asked for a transfer this season, we put him on the transfer list, nothing came of it and he came back to see me later and asked to come off it. I was delighted with that. <P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;If we are going to go anywhere we need that competition elsewhere.&rdquo&#59; <P class=MsoNormal><I>Listen to George's pre-match press conference in full by clicking <A href="http://www.spurs.co.uk/news/ram/gg010202.ram">here</I></A> <P class=MsoNormal><P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>