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Posted on 17 January 2003  - 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).

Our director of football David Pleat's regular rundown of our forthcoming opponents - next up, Aston Villa.

YOU HAVE TO respect Villa's home record. They've struggled away where they've only managed four goals and four points but they've a terrific record at Villa Park.

Graham Taylor has changed the personnel a lot and brought through youth in the team. He has a boy called Edwards at full-back, Stefan Moore is getting a chance now and his brother is doing very well.

Villa have a good youth set-up, they've invested heavily and I think that's the way forward. I would say that in two or three years time Villa will have a good group of young players.

At the moment though two or three of the old guard exist, the likes of Dion Dublin, Ian Taylor and whether they get sacrificed eventually in the changes, one would perhaps expect them to, and they would expect that as well.

Villa are very good down the left side with Barry and Wright, Delaney did well at right wing-back but it doesn't look like we'll see Oyvind Leonhardsen, he's injured, or Peter Crouch, as Graham will probably stick with the team that managed a good draw at Liverpool.

Hitzlsperger is a forrager from midfield and we'll have to close him down 30, 35 yards out because we know he can shoot.

It's always a good game and I'm sure they'll be a good crowd, Tottenham is always an attraction at the Villa.

We go there with hope, we've just won a home game, scored four goals and it's a perfect opportunity to try and improve our away form and stay right up there in the league.