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Lee-thal weapon

Posted on 28 September 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).

Extra work on the training ground with Clive Allen is paying dividends for young striker Lee Barnard.


Development coach Clive scored an impressive 60 goals in 97 league starts for us including his memorable 49-goal haul in the 1986-87 season.


He's now passing his expertise in front of goal to the strikers at the club and Lee is certainly reaping the rewards.


'Barney' scored twice in the reserves' 4-1 win against Leicester City on Monday night to make it four in three games since returning from a broken collar bone sustained in pre-season.


"Having Clive as coach helps a lot," said Lee. "Nearly every day after training day he's there for me to work on my finishing and that's great for me.


"I've been working hard and it seems to be paying off at the moment.


"I've scored four goals in three games for the reserves and if I keep banging them in hopefully I'll get in and around the first team squad. I have to be positive about that."


Lee was looking sharp in the summer as well and scored our first goal of pre-season in Sweden before his bad break in our third game of the training camp.


So what was the difference between the Barney of now and of a couple of seasons ago?


"I'm trying to be mentally stronger, keep my head up and be more confident in front of goal," he explained.


"As I said I'm working hard, enjoying my football at the moment, feeling confident and scoring goals. That confidence always comes when you score a few and it feels like everything is coming together now."