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Sam's the man

Posted on 1 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).

Chris Hughton has saluted the job Sam Allardyce has done for today's opponents Bolton.

Appointed in October 1999, Alladyce took the Trotters into the Premiership in his second season and has since kept them in the top flight despite flirting with danger by finishing in 16th and 17th place.

He's managed to do so with clever loan signings and a lot of foreign talent - the likes of Jay-Jay Okocha, Ivan Campo and Youri Djorkaeff.

"Sam has transformed the club," said Chris. "If you look five, six years ago, no disrespect, but he's made them into a fashionable club.

"What he's done is bring in foreign players and he's been very shrewd in the players he's signed and got the balance between entertainment, getting fans in and results.

"Bolton are in a group of teams - and there aren't that many who aren't in it - that know they have to work hard as each season goes on to get results.

"They have to work to a system and that's what they've done."