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'This little Irish boy lined up...'

Posted on 5 November 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).

Colin Calderwood is one of few survivors still at the club from the last time we played Burnley - and he remembers the tie for one reason.

In a two-legged League Cup second round encounter back in September 1993, we managed a goalless draw at Turf Moor before a Teddy Sheringham double and one from David Howells took us through 3-1 at the Lane.

But Colin, in what was his first season at Spurs, remembers the tie for the introduction of a young Irish full-back.

Now reserve team boss, Colin recalled: "The reason it sticks out is that Stephen Carr made his debut that night. I remember this little Irish boy lining up next to us.

"He did okay, he looked pretty nervous beforehand, as you would, but he did well.

"I think Sol was on the left side as well and he was only 17. It shows the youngsters were getting in early and you can see the benefit to the pair of them."

It was Colin's first cup tie for the club. "The advantage we had then was that it was over two legs so what ever the score turned out up there, we'd certainly be big favourites back at White Hart Lane," he added.

"They'll be up for it, a big Premiership club and big London club going up north and there is nothing the people up there like more than turning over teams like us. It would be a great scalp for them.

"I've been on the other side with Swindon and when you play a Premiership club, you are up for it and ready to do well. You can't lose, really."

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