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Posted on 24 August 2001  - 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).

BLACKBURN ROVERS
(15th/Graeme Souness (Mar 2000)/Ewood Park/Rovers)
* Last Season: Division 1 runners up - promoted
* Returning to the top flight after 2 seasons in Division One
* Unbeaten in their opening 7 games last season in all comps
* Won 4 of their opening 7 games last season in all comps
* Unbeaten in their final 7 league games of last season
* Lost only 2 of their last 17 league games, including last season
* Won 4 of their last 7 league games, including last season
* Not won in 8 Premiership games away from home - last at Aston Villa, 6th February '99
* Lost only 1 of their last 18 home games (all comps), v Fulham, 11th April (3 since). This is their only home defeat in 2001
* Won 5 of their last 9 games at Ewood Park (all comps)
* Not lost any of the 11 games in which Marcus Bent has scored during his Blackburn career - won 10 of these 11

Transfers in:
* Corrado Grabbi £7m from Ternana (debut last weekend)
* Alan Mahon £1.5m from Sporting Lisbon (played midweek after loan last season)
* Tugay £1.3m from Rangers (yet to figure due to suspension)
* Gordon Greer £200,000 from Clyde (yet to figure)

Transfers out:
* Michael Bingham free to Mansfield
* Lee Hardy free to Oldham

This Season's Results:
Derby (A) L1-2 (Blake)
Manchester Utd (H) D2-2 (Beckham og, Gillespie) Short sent off

2000/1 Top Scorer: Matt Jansen - 24 (23 lge, 1 FAC)
Also: David Dunn - 18 (12 lge, 2 FAC, 4 LC), Marcus Bent - 11 (8 lge, 3 FAC)

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TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
(10th/Glenn Hoddle (Apr 2001)/White Hart Lane/Spurs)
* Last Season: 12th in Premiership
* Not finished higher than 10th in the last 5 seasons
* Won 3 of their opening 5 league games last season
* Lost only 2 of their opening 7 league games last season
* Lost only 1 of their last 5 Premiership games, at Leicester, 5th May (3 since)
* Won only 1 of their last 7 Premiership games, v Man Utd on the final day of last season
* Won only 3 of their last 9 Premiership games at White Hart Lane, the last v Man Utd on the final day of last season
* Won only 1 of their last 6 league games away from home, at Sunderland, 14th April (3 since)
* Lost 4 of their last 6 Premiership games away from home, the last at Leicester, 5th May (1 since)

Transfers in:
* Christian Ziege £4m from Liverpool (debut last weekend)
* Gustavo Poyet £2.2m from Chelsea (debut last weekend)
* Goran Bunjevcevic £1.4m from Red Star Belgrade (debut last weekend)
* Kasey Keller free from Rayo Vallecano (unused sub last weekend)
* Teddy Sheringham free from Manchester United (debut Monday night)

Transfers out:
* Luke Young £3m to Charlton
* Ian Walker £2.5m to Leicester
* Andrew Burke free to Bristol City
* Sol Campbell free to Arsenal
* Neil Fenn free to Peterborough
* Clayton Fortune free to Bristol City
* Dave McEwan free to QPR
* Johnathan Partin free to Trelleborgs

This Season's Results:
Aston Villa (H) D0-0
Everton (A) D1-1 (Anderton) Poyet & Doherty sent off

2000/1 Top Scorers: Sergi Rebrov - 12 (9 lge, 3 FAC)
Also: Les Ferdinand - 10 lge, Gary Doherty - 6 (3 lge, 3 FAC)

Head to Head
* Blackburn have won only 3 of the last 10 meetings here in all comps - the last in December '95 (3 since)
* Spurs have won 4 of the last 8 meetings here in all comps, the last in February '98 (1 since)
* Only 1 draw in the last 8 meetings here, the last in January '99
* There has not been a 0-0 draw here since August '77 - 8 meetings since
Last Corresponding Fixture: Blackburn 1 (Jansen) Tottenham 1 (Iversen) - 30th January '99 (Wilcox (B'burn) sent off)