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Style is everything

Posted on 3 November 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).

Les Ferdinand describes our current style of play as similar to Newcastle when they won the hearts of the footballing public.

Les was the spearhead of Kevin Keegan's fantasy team that included the likes of Peter Beardsley, David Ginola and Keith Gillespie. The manner of their performances dazzled spectators and television viewers and Les can see a similar thing happening right here at Spurs.

"It's as good as," says Les with a certainty in his voice. "What tells me that is the response I'm getting from people everywhere.

"I leave the training ground, and people I see in my day to day life are saying 'cor, you lot are playing some fantastic football at the moment'.

"That is the same as when I was at Newcastle, people used to say to me 'I don't support Newcastle, but if they're on the TV I'm watching them'.

"I think Tottenham's getting that way at the moment."

The style of Newcastle, while Les was there, and now Spurs is definitely one for the purist. Enjoyment all round is the key according to Les.

"People are enjoying watching us play and we're enjoying our football and I think the whole process is getting everybody going in the right direction.

"The lads are enjoying the style of football we're playing, the management have set out the style and the supporters are enjoying it."

By Richard Hubbard