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Simon says...

Posted on 21 February 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).

Simon Davies insists the team remain confident of securing a passage to the FA Cup quarter-finals when we face Nottingham Forest again in the 5th round replay on Wednesday week.

A promising first half performance was rewarded with Jermain Defoe's free-kick strike on the stroke of half-time, but Forest stuck at it in the second period and hit back when Gareth Taylor latched on to a long ball from Alan Rogers and made a connection ahead of the advancing Paul Robinson before slotting the ball home to cancel out the lead.

It was fairly nip and tuck after that point and both sides had chances to win what was a lively Cup tie in front of a full house at the Lane.

"They are one-off games, they came here and got men behind the ball and tried to hit us on the break," reflected the Welsh international afterwards. "It proved to be a difficult game, especially the second half. I thought we dominated the first and could have had a few goals, but lost our momentum in the second, went a bit long and didn't pass it around as we can.

"We are still confident we can go up there and get a result. You've got to give them credit but they will probably play a different way at their place."

Simon featured in his fifth club game since returning from illness three weeks ago and reports he is happy with his progress so far.

"I feel alright - the more games the better for me at the moment. It is about getting a consistency in my performances and I am enjoying my football."