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+Robbo's Diary

Posted on 21 January 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).

LOOKING BACK at Chelsea, I thought we played reasonably well. I don't think it was a penalty but perhaps the one before when Robben went over was. We played well without finishing our chances. They got their goal and in the second half they killed it. I don't think I had a save to make before the second goal. They are very strong all over but we kept Duff quiet, kept Robben quiet, even Lampard had a quiet game and to do all that and still lose was very disappointing.

I WAS disappointed to get so close to Frank Lampard's penalty. I knew where he was going to go. I spoke to Hans Segers beforehand and decided if there was a penalty to go that way. I got close but the football is 12 yards away and if it comes that quick, it's difficult.

OUR RECORD with clean sheets is brilliant, especially away from home. Goalkeepers are judged on it. A lot of people look at statistics but the real one is how many clean sheets you've kept at the end of the season. To keep seven away from home already is a big achievement for myself, the defence and the team as a whole. There have been a couple of games where we didn't look that solid but otherwise we've looked a good, solid unit all season. Hopefully we can keep that up for the rest of the season, keep adding to those clean sheets and set a record that won't be beaten for a long time. It's an old saying in football - keep clean sheets and you don't lose. We're well aware of the amount of clean sheets we've kept and we want to keep it going.

MY OWN form isn't bad, I'm doing alright. It's been pretty steady throughout. There are a couple of goals I've been disappointed with but I'm happy enough.

THERE IS a lot of quality in the Premier League at the moment. Look across Europe and the best keepers are here barring a couple like Buffon and Oliver Kahn. Every team has a quality goalkeeper and I've a lot of respect for all of them. Everyone has their own qualities and when you watch highlights of games on a Saturday there are always one or two who have had a worldy that afternoon.

PALACE impressed at our place. A lot of people had written them off but looking at it now they are best placed of the three promoted teams to stay up. Norwich and West Brom are struggling, Norwich could still do it but Palace have a chance, depending on the teams around them. You might not need many points to stay up this year. Andy Johnson is banging in the goals and his goals could save them.

WE'VE had a really good run, we're all disappointed to have lost to Chelsea but hopefully it's only a minor blip and we can start again at Palace.