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THERE was Xtra, standing by the side of the training pitch

Posted on 19 August 2009  - 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).

THERE was Xtra, standing by the side of the training pitch on Tuesday, the lads going through final preparations for Hull, the sun shining down, memories fresh of Liverpool, everyone in great spirits and you couldnlt help but think, life doesn't get better than this...

Of course, it can all change so quickly, as Harry pointed out in his pre-Hull press conference later on Tuesday afternoon.

"It is a long season and such a fickle game, people's opinions change week-to-week. One week you are a great manager with great players, the next you get beaten and you're rubbish. I don't get too carried away with it if I can help it and just enjoy Sunday. We have got some more challenging games to come now."

Roman and JD clown around

Leds faces press on Sunday

LOVELY to see Peter Crouch out and about in the community on Monday.

The big man paid a special visit to one of the summer sports programmes the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation are currently running for school children in Waltham Forest at Ridgeway Park, Chingford.

Crouchy in community

SUNDAY'S win was appreciated on the other side of the pond as well as members of Chicago Spurs no doubt raised a glass to Sebastien Bassong at the famous 'Globe Sports Bar'.

Spurs fan Mick Wheeler sent in this photograph and explained that there were 80 Spurs fans (plus 60 Liverpool fans) all watching the action in the establishment voted America's best Sports bar for the last two years by USSoccer.com.

They will all be back tonight for Hull - let's hope it's another celebration!

Chicago Spurs

OFF TO Hull soon and can't let the trip the Humberside go without thinking back to the first time we travelled to the then-new KC Stadium back in July, 2004.

I was driving the press team and spotted what I thought looked like a new stadium on the left of the motorway and dived off from lane three to lane one in a moment of panic and, let's face it, terrible driving.

On turning into the 'stadium' it was quickly pointed out to me that it looked more like a shopping outlet and bus station. "Yes, but there are loads of fans about," I countered, somewhat smugly.

Yes, there were fans about, but that was it because it was a park and ride area for the stadium.

And the 'stadium' I spotted was actually a wheelbarrow distribution warehouse! Not even close!

Suffice to say, I didn't drive last season.

Gio and Tom in training


FINALLY, as promised before, look out for a Gomes competition, coming later this week...