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Posted on 28 October 2000  - 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 still has fond memories of exciting days at Chelsea.<P class=MsoNormal>It was the &lsquo&#59;Swingin&rsquo&#59; Sixties and London &mdash&#59; especially Chelsea and the King&rsquo&#59;s Road &mdash&#59; was the place to be.<P class=MsoNormal>George made the move to the capital from Aston Villa for &pound&#59;6,000 in the summer of 1964 and was an instant hit with 17 goals in a debut season that included a League Cup Final win.<P class=MsoNormal>He followed up with 18 goals in 1965-66 that persuaded Arsenal to fork out &pound&#59;50,00 for him to make the switch across London in 1966.<P class=MsoNormal>George recalled: &ldquo&#59;When I was a youngster I joined Chelsea at 19 as a young centre forward and had two great years there &mdash&#59; I think I finished top goal scorer two years on the trot.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;They were exciting times in the Sixties and a very exciting young Chelsea team, really, really top class.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;There were people like Peter Osgood just emerging who was going to be an outstanding player. They were good days, very good days.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I was quite young and impressionable then and I enjoyed life. I was a single boy, 19 and 20 and enjoyed it very much. I have very, very happy memories of Chelsea.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal>Unfortunately Spurs haven&rsquo&#59;t such good memories of Chelsea and it&rsquo&#59;s over 10 years since we last beat the Stamford Bridge outfit.<P class=MsoNormal>History and the formbook doesn&rsquo&#59;t suggest that will change on Saturday with the Blues just having hit Coventry for six while we&rsquo&#59;ve yet to win on our travels this season.<P class=MsoNormal>George added: &ldquo&#59;I think in the past few seasons Chelsea have done magnificently in winning cups and they have been challenging but probably been running out of steam in the final furlong in the championship.<P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;They&rsquo&#59;ve got a squad of players of real, real talent and it&rsquo&#59;s just a matter of getting the right balance, the right blend because they have the ingredients and that is the players - quality players.&rdquo&#59;<P class=MsoNormal><A href="http://www.spurs.co.uk/news/ram/gg001028b.ram">To listen to George's thoughts, click here</A><P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>