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Hod's Notes

Posted on 18 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).

NATURALLY, I was disappointed not to get something out of our opener at Birmingham City on Saturday.

We deserved something, without a doubt. I've never seen a team dominate away from home like we did in the second half.

When you go to St Andrew's you know you'll get a tough 20, 25 minutes. The crowd is passionate, gets behind the team and they had a spring in their step.

They hit the post but other than that, we dealt with it. We knew that would happen and we wouldn't dominate from the first minute. We said before that the second half would be key, when we could get the ball down and pass it and our shape caused them problems.

We certainly created the chances - Robbie had a great chance, Bobby had two headers, we hit the post. I was pleased with the performance but the goal is something sticks in the throat.

It was never a penalty. Robbie Savage fouled our player - he was all over Tony Gardner. I watched it again straight afterwards I just couldn't see a penalty.

It was a poor, poor decision and the difference between us getting something out of the game and getting absolutely nil. That was so hard to take.