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TALKING BLUES

Posted on 30 November 2002  - 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).

I THINK where Birmingham City have done well, or where the manager has done well, is with Cisse and Savage in midfield.

That pair appear to have given them some real energy and manoeuvrability, especially away from home where they've fought very hard and very well.

Even in the first game at Arsenal they fought, okay, they were defeated, but they worked very hard.

They've picked up results and it looks like they'll pick up home points.

I think they are run very cleverly, Birmingham, by Mr Gold, Mr Sullivan and Karen Brady is superb. They know what they are doing and they aren't throwing money at it stupidly. I think they are on the right track and moving forward very steadily.

I saw their Academy team play a few weeks ago at Liverpool when we were up there and they look on the right track as well.

They've done well and bought players at sensible figures. At the moment they are interested in maintaining their place in the Premier League. They mustn't be relegated, that's the important thing for them.

Steve Bruce appears very single-minded, a lot of will power, a lot of determination - you have to have that to play centre-half for Manchester United.

I remember him as a kid at Gillingham where dear Brian Moore said to me on several occasions 'you must go and sign our centre-half'. At that time he was getting his nose broken regularly against tough centre-forwards. He then moved to Norwich, did well and showed leadership qualities that have stood him in good stead in his role at United and now into management.

He looks as if he has the right pedigree.