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Scaling the heights

Posted on 18 January 2004  - 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).

David Pleat again reserved special praise for defensive duo Anthony Gardner and Gary Doherty after the win against Liverpool.

'Ant and Doc' put in another faultless display in the 1-0 victory at the Lane as we climbed another place in the Premiership table.

Acting boss David pointed out that Liverpool's height was a real fear before kick-off, not least with Gus Poyet suspended, Fredi Kanoute on international duty and Ledley King a late withdrawal through injury.

"I looked at the height in the Liverpool team and it was daunting," he said. "We were missing three of our taller players and it was a massive headache worrying how we would pick up their giants.

"They won every header in midfield but we showed terrific character, attitude and determination and with a bit of spoiling we came out on top.

"Our central defenders, Doherty and Anthony Gardner, were fantastic and I told them that when they go to bed tonight they should think of each other.

"They are Nationwide players who have come in and done a terrific job because that is the way we are building, and I wish more managers would give players like that a chance."