ANYONE who knows anything about football knows about Bill Nicholson. As you drive into White Hart Lane the road into the ground is named after him and as soon as you see that, you know what a true legend he is. For something like that to happen was always going to have a huge impact on the club.
WITH that in mind, Saturday was a very difficult day for everyone after the news of the loss of Bill in the morning. But we can't blame that for the performance we put on against Bolton. We should have played much better than we did and it was disappointing to lose. It looked like we might turn it around when Robbie scored the equaliser but it wasn't to be on the day.
THANKFULLY, we managed to turn things around in the Carling Cup at Bolton on Wednesday night. I wasn't at there because I've had a bit of flu in the last couple of days. I watched the goals and the people on television were saying we were under presure and Bolton should have beaten us in 90 minutes but the lads showed great character to turn it around. We were then drawn against Burnley in the next around - we always seem to be up in the north-west at the moment! It's a good draw for us though because we've avoided the big boys. It won't be easy but if we can win we're in the last eight.
PEOPLE keep telling me that Spurs' record in London derbies isn't all that good but we did well at Chelsea earlier this season and we've got the spirit to go an get something from Fulham on Saturday. They will try to play, they always do, but they aren't having the best of times so hopefully we're playing them at a good time and we'll be able to get the three points. They have Edwin Van der Sar in goal and he's a very good goalkeeper. He's done well this season, an international goalkeeper who came to this country with a high standing in the game and he's proved what he can do.