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Posted on 7 January 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).

David Pleat reacts to a recent newspaper report suggesting that we are to form a link with Belgian side Excelsior Mouscron...

EXCELSIOR MOUSCRON is a team in Belgium very close to the Channel Tunnel. It is a small club playing in the major league and has a healthy reputation for developing players.

In the course of scouting this season, they were warmly hospitable towards us and I was quite impressed with a couple of their players.

I have suggested to the president that, come the new year, when Belgian football re-starts, we will possibly sit down and discuss some kind of 'friendly' relationship where they may look favourably at one or two of our players who we might look to put out on loan.

The arrangement would be not be too disimilar to the Manchester United-Royal Antwerp deal, where there is no financial commitments and a genuine wish to help each other develop young footballers.