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Sound Offs: Worthington Cup

Posted on 17 September 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).

<IMG src="/new_images/les_torquay.jpg" align=right border=1><P><B>Andrew Inglis:</B> <SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">It would be great to win the Worthington Cup again, but if we want to win it I suggest Glenn Hoddle starts Sergei Rebrov with Teddy Sheringham, because Les Ferdinand&rsquo&#59;s finishing isn&rsquo&#59;t brilliant lately. This is the time when we can&rsquo&#59;t waste chances, everyone expects a good finish this season, at least top 8 and Sergei and Teddy are the men to do it.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B>Dr Gam:</B> <SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">The Worthington Cup is very important in the eyes of Spurs fans as is any cup for that matter! Spurs should be aiming to win as much silver as possible! To do this we do need a good defender that can head the ball as Sol did when he was with us. Dean Richards is the best replacement we can hope for. Glenn Hoddle is doing the right thing in pursuing him. Hoddle should also buy another striker that can create like ENRICO CHIESA as Fiorentina need money and he will come at a cut price.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Steve Coupland:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> Regarding the Worthington cup, I feel it should be retained and positively supported. I am getting tired of the media supported criticism of this competition, which is largely lead by the so called big clubs. The over crowded fixture list is a red herring. These big clubs are really not concerned about the number of games but who they play. The champions league is living evidence of clubs manipulating competitions for the benefit of their bank balances rather then the credibility of the competition. So let&rsquo&#59;s see the Worthington Cup and, more important, lets make sure we win it!! Sure its not as prestigious as the FA cup but<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp&#59; </SPAN>I still want to see us seriously compete for it. Cardiff in February?? Lets hope so.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">David Hughes:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> I feel that The Worthington Cup is an important cup for spurs as it is a way into European football. If Spurs get into Europe I feel that it will be a good experience for the younger players and our confidence and football will improve in the league. Come on Spurs!<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Alastair Smith:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> Manchester Utd give no credit to the competition and so every one else follows, I believe that it IS still an important trophy and certainly very </SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">rewarding.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Jay Vickers: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">The Worthington Cup is a cup. At the end of the day it provides an entry into Europe and the teams who just cast it aside miss out on a chance. When we won the cup under Graham, it was a tremendous achievement for the club, because every piece of silverware is a credit to the club. UP THE SPURS!<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Daniel Holladay:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> The Worthington Cup may offer us European football again, and for this reason it is worth winning.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Once in Europe it gives our players vital experience, as well as helping to lure big name players to the Lane.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp&#59; </SPAN>Spurs are in the middle of rebuilding, and all the signs are looking good, and winning the Worthington cup and playing in Europe will put us well on the way to success.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">It is also an excellent opportunity to give fringe players a game, soon a lot of our younger players will be pushing for first team action, and with the quality that has already come through Glenn has the opportunity to become a legend as a manager as well as a player.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B>Richard O&rsquo&#59;Donoghue:</B> <SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Look we need to get in to Europe anyway we can and if it is worthy enough for Liverpool to win than it is worthy enough for Tottenham. As a season ticket holder I would be delighted to be able to go the millennium Stadium in Cardiff and see us collect a trophy.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Glenn Bellis:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> As long as this competition offers European qualification we should give the Cup every respect, playing our full strength team in every match. Please stop playing the 'spurs mix' before games it is embarrassing!!!!!!<o:p></o:p></SPAN><P><B>Paul Bradford:</SPAN></B>First of all I want to say to our new American Goalkeeper that my thoughts are with him and all his fellow countrymen and women during this distressing time. I was there to watch him make his debut against Torquay and I was impressed by the way he handled it. On to the topic and I believe the cup is important to us as it is a way into Europe and also brings extra revenue into the club.</SPAN>