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Posted on 31 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).


Tottenham v Bolton Wanderers

David Pleat’s unbeaten record as Tottenham manager this time around continued with the home draw against Middlesbrough and this weekend they face a side who have never won at White Hart Lane in the Premiership.

In fact White Hart Lane has become a bogey ground for Bolton recently with four visits in the last two years. They have lost all four and conceded a total of 16 goals in the process, losing twice in the Premiership and being dumped out of both the League and FA Cup by Spurs.

Life on the road has not been good for Bolton as the Trotters have won just once in their last 17 away games in the Premiership. Their last away game at Manchester City saw them on the wrong end of a 6-2 drubbing and no one has conceded more goals away from home than Sam Allardyce’s men this season.

Bolton’s main problem this season has been lacking a cutting edge up front to turn some of their chances into goals. The Trotters have had 130 attempts on goal — the second highest total in the league — but they have scored on just eight occasions. Their chance conversion rate of 6% is the Premiership’s worst and only two sides have scored fewer goals.

Spurs are in need of a cutting edge themselves in the absence of Freddie Kanoute. The Frenchman has hit 60% of all Tottenham’s league goals this season, giving him the second highest contribution to his teams goals of any striker in the Premiership.


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PlayerGustavo PoyetAugustine Okocha
Minutes On Pitch323893
Goal Attempts
Shots On Target310
Shots Off Target116
Goal Assists10
Total Passes125386
Pass Completion %78%77%
Yellow Cards02
Red Cards00


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TeamTottenham HotspurBolton Wanderers
Games Played1010
Goal Attempts
Ave Goals per game1.000.80
Shots (excl blocked shots)106130
% Shots on Target32%41%
% Goals to Shots9%6%
Short Passes2,1462,100
Long Passes1,1561,238
Overall Pass Completion %75%70%
Goals Conceded1319
Ave goals conceded per game1.301.90
Tackles Won %71%71%
Blocks, Clearances & Interceptions431382
Yellow Cards2729
Red Cards00