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Snow again!

Posted on 6 January 2010  - 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).

Snow again!

First of all, Happy New Year to all from Xtra.

After the freezing conditions of the last few days, the snow really started coming down at Spurs Lodge on Wednesday morning.

That meant the lads training inside again on the all-weather pitches at the dome and with the snow quickly settling, it provided an opportunity for a quick snowball fight - click on the arrows above for pictures - as they walked from the changing room across the main pitch to the indoor facility.

Robbie Keane and Alan Hutton were first over, no fireworks there, but Gareth Bale couldn't help hanging back as Roman Pavlyuchenko walked with Tony Parks in a bid to sneak up on Roman and bury him.

It almost worked, but Gareth undid all his hard work by starting to laugh as he approached Roman and the game was up. Roman then nailed him with a snowball delivery England bowler James Anderson would have been proud of, while Gareth turned his attention to the Xtra camera!

At this point, Xtra can give some snow advice - don't offer a free shot towards a camera for that perfect snowball picture, as it is bound to smack you right on the head!

Anyway, the goalkeepers - Heurelho Gomes, Ben Alnwick, Jimmy Walker - were next to emerge with David Bentley, Wilson Palacios, Jermaine Jenas and Kyle Naughton close behind, and after a few quiet steps, it turned into a keepers-versus-players shoot-out for a few seconds.

Difficult to tell who won that one, although 'Bents' did go for the 'pretend I've gone around the corner, but really I'm hiding with a pile of snow the size of a football' to try and get Kyle, who fell for it and got covered!

Bents must have got to the lads though because as they all left the dome after training, he was targeted by Keano, Alan Hutton, JJ, Roman and Gareth Bale and ended up having to leg it to get away

Snow - you've got to love it!

GREAT TO see a former young Spur - Charlie Lee - run out at a packed White Hart Lane as he took his place in the Peterborough side in last Saturday's FA Cup tie.

Charlie was a real character in his time at Spurs as he progressed through the Academy ranks to captain the reserves and get into first-team squads. Unfortunately, the big debut eluded him, but he was hugely popular with players, management and staff alike.

His return with Posh got Xtra reflecting on his final day at Spurs back in the summer of 2007.

It coincided with an internal cricket match between the communications team and the medical staff and as Charlie was saying his goodbyes, someone mentioned that the communications team were a player short.

"I'll play, no worries," said Charlie and, come 5pm, there he was. A good cricketer, Charlie smacked his second ball for a straight six but saved his best until the very last.

Amazingly, the scores were tied as the communications team delivered the last ball, a bit of a long-hop (to be polite) and it looked for all the world that the medics would win when the batsman cracked a square drive.

However, just as their cheers went up, Charlie launched himself full length to take a one-handed catch diving to his right and the match was drawn!

He was buried under delirious team-mates and, reminded about it this week, beamed: "I've never celebrated a goal as much as I celebrated that catch!"

Good luck to you, Charlie.

THIS would have been interesting.

Roman Pavlyuchenko and Wilson Palacios emerged together after Saturday's game and as they walked around the pitch to the players' lounge, Roman suddenly stopped, picked up the microphone on the Spurs TV Online camera and waved Wilson over for an interview.

Wilson started to make his way over, but declined. Pity.