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Robbo on our last eight date

Posted on 11 March 2005  - 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).

Paul Robinson did not mince his words when it came to describing the importance of Sunday's FA Cup quarter final against Newcastle.


"It's a massive game - the quarter-final of the FA Cup - and obviously there are only two games bigger in the competition," stated the goalkeeper. "It is a game we would dearly love to win at the moment.


"It would mean everything to win the tie, the FA Cup is a massive, massive competition - a Cup and a medal I would love to get hold of. The final is something I watched at home as a kid, coming in from playing outside to watch the occasion, it is English tradition.


"It would be brilliant to progress and for Spurs fans the competition is something special. They have missed out for a few years and it is about time we started producing regularly for them.


"Our fans will probably be high up at St James, but wherever they are they will make themselves heard. It is a long journey for them, so hopefully we can give them something to be happy about on the way home."


With Newcastle climbing the Premiership table and still firing in two cup competitions, Robbo knows they provide a major obstacle to realising our ambitions - one of three, as he points out.


"I think we have got three to come, two more if we get past this one! It is going to take a big performance up at Newcastle but we are not afraid, we have been up there and won already this season.


"They have started winning and I can't see it being a particularly tight game and I think it will be open. They are playing free-flowing football and we are not shy about scoring goals. It is easier for us when the opposition come at us, it is hard to play against teams who sit in waiting for you to break them down.


"If teams come at us they will leave gaps and, with the quality we've got up front, we should be able to exploit the gaps."


The England No.1 is likely to come up against a couple of familiar faces on Sunday from his Leeds United days - Lee Bowyer and James Milner - and he feels the two players will make a major impact in the North East.


"Bow has had a rough couple of years. He showed what a quality player he is at Leeds and he is getting back to that now at Newcastle. He is getting back to the Bow he used to be - up and down, full of energy and scoring goals again. I am pleased for him.


"He will be a very good player for them for a lot of years to come. He is difficult to mark and you can't keep hold of him - up and down, up and down.


"James is a great player. I think they signed him up there maybe not to play him all the time, but to develop him. I can see him being a top player in time.


"He is the youngest Premiership goalscorer and was in a situation at Leeds where he had to play. He took it on and did very well."