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Tommy's big week

Posted on 18 March 2005  - 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).

It has been a big week for Academy goalkeeper Tommy Forecast - a reserve team debut on Monday and a clean sheet in a winning FA Youth Cup quarter final on Thursday.

It is a clear sign of the great strides made by the young keeper over the course of this season - thanks in part to the work of his coach Perry Suckling. Tommy put in a faultless performance for Clive Allen's side against Watford in the 1-1 draw at Stevenage before, once again, making several top stops to ensure Youth Cup progress over the same club.

"It has been a very good week for me," considered the 18-year-old following the 2-0 victory last night. "I made my reserve debut on Monday, which I thought went pretty well, and this is brilliant for me and the lads.

"Weeks like this can always go the other way and, fingers crossed, it keeps going like this.

"I feel I've had a good season and that is thanks to my coach Perry and the work we've done - I think I have developed as a goalkeeper.

"It was a great start for us here, to get the second goal in the first half really set it up for us. We knew they would come out in the second half all guns blazing, but we held on and got the result."

Looking ahead and while not displaying over-confidence, Tommy can see no reason why the under-18 team cannot go all the way in the competition with Ipswich looming in the semi-finals.

"We've got the opportunity and the team to do it. Ipswich is a tough draw, over two legs the best team usually wins so we will see what happens."