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Hughton Q

Posted on 23 March 2004  - 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).

The first selection of questions to the first team coach emailed in by you last week.

Who are the 3 fastest sprinters over say 30 metres in the first team squad? L.Flig

That is a good question because we have those who can excel over a longer distance like Gary Doherty, Anthony Gardner and Ledley King, who are very powerful players. Over 30 metres it would be Stephen Carr, Anthony Gardner again, while we are waiting on Jermain, who is very sharp.

If you could chose one player from our past to be in our present starting line-up who would you chose? Kevin - Basingstoke

Perhaps, looking at where we are, from my playing days I would say the likes of Steve Perryman and Graham Roberts. Of course, you have your Glenns and Ossies but, at this particular time, I would say Steve Perryman.

Why don`t we use King as a central defender along with Gardner???????? worried Norwegian fan.
Very simple, we are aware that Ledley is a quality centre half and he has played more games for us there than in midfield. He is playing very well for us at the moment and it is an area where we feel we need that type of player and he is doing a very good job for us. It doesn't mean he is always going to play in central midfield, but we need him to fill a role for us at the moment.

How are you enjoying the current season with Tottenham and Ireland? Jon Pearce
Yes, loving every minute. Something you always say as a coach or manager is that you want to be working - and you want to be working at as high a level as you can. I am very fortunate to be working here in the Premiership and at international level. After playing, the very next best thing is to be involved in the game and I am fortunate enough to be doing that.

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Who was the best player that you played against? Mark Smith, Kent.
The against player is a little bit of a trick one for me because I would have to say Maradona, because I was fortunate enough to play against him. I was just on the same pitch as him but, if you are talking about confrontation and one v one, I would say Tommy Hutchinson who used to play for Man City and Coventry. I had some great battles with him, he was a very tall and awkward player. He would accidentally catch you for fun every time you played him and you always came off a little bit sore.


Which player has been the most mischievous in the dressing room in your time as coach at White Hart Lane? Carl Beard
I think you just look at the characters, Gascoigne was certainly that and Ben Thatcher was very bubbly.

Do you honestly think Spurs will be champions again? Mikael From Sweden.
Yes.