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Kids stuff at the Lane

Posted on 24 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 is relishing the chance to pit his young guns against the Leeds teenage terrors who are taking Europe by storm at White Hart Lane on Saturday.<P class=MsoNormal>In the home corner we&rsquo&#59;ll have the likes of Gary Doherty, Luke Young, Ledley King and Simon Davies on show while the visitors will call on Dominic Matteo, Lee Bowyer, Robbie Keane and Rio Ferdinand.<P class=MsoNormal>Boss George insisted: &ldquo&#59;I've never been afraid to put in the youngsters and bring them through at all the clubs I've been associated with in a managerial role.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I've been fortunate at Spurs as I've not really had much to do with it here - it's the people who run the youth set-up at the club who should get the credit and it's just nice to give them the opportunity.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;It all bodes well for the future of the club. It&rsquo&#59;s difficult to compare these lads with the Leeds youngsters because they will have to get a few more games under their belts yet.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;Leeds&rsquo&#59; players have experienced Europe and the big games at a higher level, where as my young players have just come in and some of them have been pushed in before they are ready.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;They have done very well and have got the opportunity and it's up to them to seize it.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;The also have a smashing attitude here and if they want to learn, I&rsquo&#59;ve got all day for them.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>Reserve coach&nbsp&#59;Chris Hughton added: &ldquo&#59;Sometimes when young lads come to a big club they can be a little bit in awe and everything's different as they see the pace and quality around them and some of them take longer to adapt.<P class=MsoNormal>"Gary Doherty took a while but is now in the first-team&nbsp&#59;playing well and I was delighted to see Simon Davies come off the bench and score against Stockport with his only took opportunities, which he took very well.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal><I>Listen to George's press conference in full by clicking <A href="http://www.spurs.co.uk/news/ram/gg010223.ram">here</A></I><P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>