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Posted on 28 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).

Robbie Keane returns to the scene of his first Spurs goal on Saturday and says that Ewood Park holds happy memories for him.

Four games into Robbie's Spurs career we travelled to take on Blackburn in early October last year and Robbie left his mark on the encounter after just 6 minutes when he cut across the home penalty area from right to left, left three defenders in his wake, before smashing the ball past the despairing dive of Brad Friedel.

Blackburn did level on the hour through Egil Ostenstad, but full points were duly won when, in the final minute, Jamie Redknapp connected - somewhat fortuitously - with Ben Thatcher's lofted ball and wrong-footed Kasey Keller's international squad mate.

But the story of the day was rightly Robbie's first goal for the club and the livewire striker is happy to describe the home of the Rovers as a happy hunting ground.

"It is," he smiled. "It is always nice when you come to a new club to get your first goal as soon as possible. It took me a few games, but I was lucky enough to score at Blackburn - so I have good memories of up there.

"Hopefully it will be same on Saturday."

Blackburn did extract their revenge on the final day of the campaign with a 4-0 triumph at the Lane as they stormed into a UEFA Cup spot on the back of some stunning late season form.

Robbie agrees that it is difficult to understand how a team that was in such fine fettle then now sits one place above the bottom three now with just one win in their last seven Premiership games.

"I know, it is amazing how football can change. It is important that we get a result up there, we got one last year but then lost 4-0 at home and we didn't play well.

"They ran us off the park and I think we owe them," added Robbie, who suspects it is a bonus that we will not be up against his Republic of Ireland teammate Damian Duff this time around.

"Just as well! He is a tremendous player and a big loss to Blackburn. I don't know whether where they are now is because they are missing Damien, but he was an influential player for them.

"Damien is doing well at Chelsea now and good luck to him."