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Posted on 10 June 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).

Respect to opposition fans and more Robbo tales in the latest batch of your stories and recollections of season 2004-05...

From Jon Mannings: My highlight of the season came at probably the lowest point in every Spurs' fans season.

Following the death of Sir Bill, the game at home to Bolton will always stick in my mind. Not for the result, but because the the immense feeling of respect for Bill amongst the mourning fans at White Hart Lane. However, it's not the reaction of the Spurs faithful which I'll remember. I knew every Lillywhite in the stadium would be as quiet as a mouse during the silence. It was the respect which the travelling Bolton fans showed which bought a lump to my throat.

They were a credit to themselves and I'm sure Bill would be proud of them too. Well done Bolton fans and thank you.

From Oliver Wright: Special mention should go to the Liverpool fan who approached us outside the Hillsborough Memorial before our away game at Anfield, shook my friend's hand and wished us good luck. Never experienced that from an opposition fan and it set up the friendly yet electric atmosphere for the rest of the afternoon.

From James Price:
My highlight has to be bumping into Paul Robinson this season in my favorite local Italian restaurant! I had already consumed a few glasses of wine with my girlfriend when I decided to bumble over to his table after he had finished eating to congratulate him on our recent 3-1 win over Portsmouth and get his autograph.

He seemed very friendly and it made my day to have a nice chat with him for a few minutes about the team without me feeling at all like I was probably the hundredth fan that day intruding on his personal life, wanting to speak to him.

What made it even better was that I happened to see him again a few weeks later in the same restaurant and you can imagine how impressed my friends were when England’s number 1 recognised me as I came in (hopefully not thinking I was a stalker!) and then politely said goodbye to me on the way out whilst I was eating my pasta!

Anyway Robbo, you’ve been a legend on the pitch all season and I’m over the moon to hear that you are signing a new deal — top man, keep up the great work!

From Colin Mercer: My 10 year old son, Patrick (who is a JSM) got the full green goalkeeper's kit for his birthday in October. He has worn it almost every day - in fact I found him wearing it in bed last night! He was ecstatic when we went to the Portsmouth at home game to find Robbo was wearing the green outfit rather than blue that day and even though it was a chilly day he sat and shivered in his green goalkeeping top hoping Robbo would notice him. The day was capped by Robbie Keane scoring his superb goal to make it 3-1 right in front of us.

IF YOU'VE GOT a favourite tale or little yarn from the season just gone, how about putting in down into words to be posted on the website?

It could be your take on a particular moment of the season, the story of an away trip, a game or games at the Lane, some banter from your pre-match watering hole - whatever you would like to put on record from 2004-05.

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