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Posted on 7 January 2005  - 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).

Chris Hughton takes his regular look at our next opponents - this time it's Brighton before Saturday's FA Cup tie at the Lane.

Coach Chris went to watch the Seagulls beat Watford on New Year's Day.

BRIGHTON HAVE changed their shape a few times. I saw them last week and they must have changed their shape within the game three times. They certainly have the scope to do that.

One lad I know they've missed is Danny Cullip, who was their captain and moved to Sheffield United. He was a very influential captain, I saw him play a few times last season when Mark Yeates was there on loan.

Players we will know include Guy Butters, a centre-half who did his apprenticeship here at Spurs and played in the first team. He did well in his first period of games and people who have been here for a while will remember him.

Leon Knight (pictured left) is another name people will be aware of because of his goalscoring ability. In many ways he plays like Jermain and the similarities are because he's a small lad, perhaps five-foot-five, but is a good finisher and sharp around the box, hence why he scored so many games for them.

Another lad who has caught the eye is Adam Virgo (pictured right), I've seen him play in about three different positions. He started off on Saturday on the left of three centre-halves, then right-back and then centre forward. I saw him play at Forest earlier in the season and he played up front then. He's one to watch as is Mark McCammon, a striker who started his career at Palace and then went to Millwall.

The nucleus of the side has been there for a few seasons who have played regularly for a few years, the likes of Charlie Oatway, Adam Hinshelwood who I believe is the son of their former manager Martin Hinshelwood, I've seen the lad Paul Watson a few times, Kerry Mayo has been there a while, so has the keeper Michel Kuipers. They are used to playing together and, for sure, will want to put on a show at White Hart Lane.