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Talking Fulham

Posted on 10 September 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).

Director of football David Pleat's regular assessment of forthcoming opponents - next up, Fulham.

FULHAM ARE A side that play a lot of football, a lot of triangles. They don't hump the ball into the box from wide positions like the more traditional English style.

They have very quick forwards, I was very impressed with Saha in his first season after he had a loan spell at Newcastle.

I even felt he did well last season, but didn't finish. Maybe he will add that this year - I'm sure there is some good to come from him.

Who his partner is, I'm not sure, but Hayles seems to be in form. They have a very strong squad, Fulham, with very pacy front players.

In midfield they've got good workers and Malbranque is very skilful for his age. It is hard to believe he is a current under-21 international. Of course, Inamoto is now making a challenge in that area of the team.

It's going to be strange going to QPR, it is a small ground, very compact. It'll be a terrific atmosphere, I think they'll be as good an atmosphere with 16,000-odd thousand in there as it would be with 40,000 in one of your bigger theatres.

This is going to be a good game I think. Obviously, it is a great opportunity for us, playing in London with our supporters right behind the team.

We've just got to hope we keep the good form going and the good results.

Glenn knows and has said that there is another percentage to come. That is the percentage that we are grappling for.

Fulham were said to struggle went they went behind last season and found it difficult to come back. It's like when you are losing with 20 minutes to go and you can't change your game, you can't suddenly play or power game or go more direct.

The reason could be that all your players are naturally players who want the ball and want to look after the ball and build patterns.

I'm sure Tigana is now fully aware of what's required and Fulham have started the season better.

I just see it as a very lively looking game, one I'm sure we're capable of doing well in.

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