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Posted on 16 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).

IT WAS a massive win Leeds. We had two good wins before against Palace and Birmingham and we knew we had to carry it on. It was difficult, Leeds make it hard for you and battle and scrap but we battled well and deserved to win in the end. I thought we were the better team.<P>WE'VE HAD three wins and confidence is higher but we still realise that we've got to continue winning and keep the run going. Liverpool are next, a massive club, always a massive game but we're at home and hopefully we can follow on from our last home game against Birmingham.<P>THOSE wins have lifted everyone at the club. It's all about results and when you are winning, it makes everything easier when you come in in every day. When things aren't going well, you're not playing well, not winning games it's difficult for everyone. Of course there are lads who will try to lift spirits but it's difficult to be happy in those situations. People just concentrate instead of laughing and joking. Believe me, it's not just the fans who aren't happy when things aren't going well, we're all disappointed. Now we've got a couple of wins everyone is happier and smiling but let me assure you, no-one is getting carried away - we've a long way to go.&nbsp&#59;<DIV align=center><IMG src="/media/images/decorative/photos/diggersdiary.gif" width=360 DESIGNTIMEURL="/photos/diggersdiary.gif"></DIV><P><P>LIVERPOOL have turned it around since beating Yeovil in the FA Cup. I saw most of that game and Yeovil played really well but Liverpool came through it. Obviously Michael Owen has returned and is a threat and they are strong at the back. They are a top-class side and have a lot of ability. There is quite a lot riding on the game. They are fifth but we're only eight points behind them and another win and suddenly our season is starting to turn around.<P>IT WILL be nice to see Paul Jones. He was struggling to get in at Southampton but suddenly he's at Liverpool and playing first team football for them. It's a great move for him and he must be delighted. He has made some massive saves for Wales and it's a great move at this stage of his career. Great bloke, great keeper.<P>TURNING to Wales, I don't think we could have had a better start to our World Cup qualifying campaign after the dates were sorted out this week. We start with Azerbaijan, a team we know quite well after plaing them in Euro 2004. We beat them quite comfortably in both games so we have to be confident against them. We then play Northern Ireland, a difficult game, a derby, but a game we'll look forward to.<P><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 20pt&#59; FONT-FAMILY: 'Monotype Corsiva'&#59; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">All the best,<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></B> <B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 20pt&#59; FONT-FAMILY: 'Monotype Corsiva'&#59; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Simon<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B> <P>&nbsp&#59;