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The lads trained in SOS Children's Villages t-shirts on Friday morning

Posted on 5 February 2010  - 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).

YOU'LL notice from the pictures that the lads trained in SOS Children's Villages t-shirts on Friday morning.

The Club is right behind SOS Children's World Orphan Week campaign to 'do something amazing' during World Orphan Week (February 8-14) and help give orphaned and abandoned children a family for life.

All the lads and management have signed up to sponsor an orphan in one of three countries - Haiti, South Africa and China. Read more about SOS and WOW by CLICKING HERE...

Meanwhile, our newest recruit Kyle Walker has quickly settled and we've exclusive pictures of him in training today - click the arrows above for more shots from Friday's session.


HERE'S another Xtra competition - this time giving you the chance to win England tickets.

We've teamed up with The FA to offer two pairs of tickets for the World Cup warm-up against Egypt at Wembley on Wednesday, March 3 (8pm).

The match also represents one of the last chances to see England on home soil before they jet off to South Africa.

England will be hoping to start 2010 in fine form and, of course, the likes of our very own Peter Crouch, Jermaine Jenas, Jermain Defoe, Tom Huddlestone and Aaron Lennon will be hoping to impress and secure a place on the plane this June.

Tickets for the Egypt match are on sale now and are priced at either £30 or £40 for adults throughout the stadium, or £30 (adults) and £15 (juniors) in the Family Enclosure, subject to availability.

To get your seat to see who plays his way into Fabio's plans go to - CLICK HERE - or call 0844 826 2010.

Alternatively, answer the question below to have a chance of winning one of the two pairs of tickets we've got up for grabs.

Which of England's World Cup Group C opponents knocked Egypt out of the World Cup in the play-offs?
B - Algeria
C - Slovenia

To enter, email us your answer by CLICKING HERE and make sure to include your full name, address and a daytime contact number!

Answers to reach us by Friday week, February 12. We will email the winners direct to confirm his/her prize. Editor's decision final. No correspondence will be entered into.

Kyle Walker

XTRA was put into a potentially tricky situation at Elland Road on Wednesday.

For reasons Xtra would rather not go into - suffice to say, involving snow, traffic and the M621 - Xtra just made kick-off but was forced to watch the first half from a television monitor in the press lounge.

At half-time, it was a quick nip up to the gantry for the second half.

The seating went in banks of three and as it was a little tight, Xtra wanted to shift across one.

Xtra: "Anyone sitting there, mate?"

Fella: "Norman Hunter (if you don't know, look him up) was there, but he's darted off somewhere. Not sure if he'll be back."

Xtra: "Ok, I'll sit here then, sure he wouldn't mind anyway."

Five minutes passed, Xtra was all comfy, and then a certain Mr Hunter turned up.

Chest puffed out, Xtra fronted up: "Hi Norman, here's your seat back, no problems..."

CLIVE ALLEN got the better of some our lads out on loan as he threw down the gauntlet when they returned to train at Spurs Lodge earlier in the week.

Clive put on one of his finishing sessions for the likes of Jon Obika, Ryan Mason, Steven Caulker and Andros Townsend where he crossed from the right and they had to beat goalkeeper Oscar Jansson with a first-time effort.

The challenge was on - five press-ups every time the lads missed against Clive having to do the same every time they missed.

Clive's banter was in full effect as he crossed in the balls and he got the lads up to 40 press-ups at point before finally settling at 10.

The best one was after Ryan started to celebrate, only to see an effort hit the post. "That's five more, Ryan, and another five on top of that for calling it before it went in..."

THE PA announcer at St Andrews raised a smile when he went through the teams on Saturday.

‘For Spurs, Number One, Julio (pronounced hooolio) Gomes...'

All together now ‘When you Begin the Beguine...'*

*song by Julio Iglesias