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Posted on 18 November 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).

Hans Segers on...

Catching a high cross...

PEOPLE always used to say to catch a ball at its highest point. It was a point that was made many, many years ago.

I disagree.

Now we say it's not the highest point but the earliest point. You can wait until the highest point but a striker can come across in front if you don't take it eaerly enough. Now it's all about how early you can get there, not about the highest point.

We always say there is one letter in the alphabet - W. Shape your hands in a W behind the ball and the ball cannot pass through there. Whatever the height, head, shoulder, try to catch it with that W shape.