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Marathon Subbuteo Premiership kicks-off

Posted on 4 October 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).

This weekend will see the Leukaemia Research Subbuteo Premiership kick off in an attempt to predict how this season’s FA Premier League will finish and at the same time, raise £10,000 for the Leukaemia Research Fund. Honorary Chairman for the Leukaemia Research Fund is former White Hart Lane legend, Gary Lineker.

40 players representing the 20 FA Premier League teams will fight out every one of the 380 fixtures, which make up the 10-month programme. As if this wasn’t enough, there will also be a Cup competition, which will mean a total of 399 games played!

The big kick off will be at 9.30am on Saturday with the Cup Final as the traditional showpiece finish at 17.30 on Sunday. Each team will have a sponsored home ground and will be decorated to give it its own distinctive feel. Two players will represent each club with one playing the home games, the other the away fixtures. In this way top players can be paired with less experienced partners and, hopefully, make for closer competition. For the Cup competition each player will play one half of each game.

Spurs are being represented by fans Chris Wrigley (currently ranked 3rd in the English Sport Table Football rankings) and Simon Jackson, a relative newcomer to the game. The Club are supporting the event and have donated replica shirts for the Chris and Simon to wear, which will then be auctioned after the event with all proceeds going to the Leukaemia Research Fund.

Understandably considering his high ranking, Chris Wrigley is quietly confident of doing well in the competition: “We’re both really looking forward to it as it should be really great fun. The Premiership Crown might be a bit much but like all Spurs teams we’re hoping to do well in the Cup and of course beat Arsenal!”

If you would like like to make a donation, please send a cheque payable to The Leukaemia Research Fund to Andy Murray, 19 Manor Park North,Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 8DD.