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Walks waits for D-Day

Posted on 2 February 2001  - 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).

Ian Walker has made his point &mdash&#59; now he&rsquo&#59;s waiting for D-Day. <P class=MsoNormal>Our long-serving goalkeeper has impressed in his two starts for the suspended Neil Sullivan. <P class=MsoNormal>Walker was particularly outstanding in the first half against Southampton and made two fine stops at West Ham on Wednesday night &mdash&#59; two clean sheets, two fine performances and now boss George Graham has a real dilemma on his hands as Sullivan, his number one, is available for Saturday&rsquo&#59;s visit of Charlton Athletic. <P class=MsoNormal>Things have gone to plan for Walker, who insisted: &ldquo&#59;I said all along if I could keep two clean sheets I would give the boss a problem. <P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I&rsquo&#59;ve done that, I feel I&rsquo&#59;ve done my bit towards helping the team get the two points and we&rsquo&#59;ll see what the gaffer thinks before Saturday. <P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;If there is going to be competition then surely I have a chance of playing. <P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;We&rsquo&#59;ll wait and see. Obviously I&rsquo&#59;ll be disappointed if I don&rsquo&#59;t get the nod because I&rsquo&#59;ve come in after not playing for quite a long time and shown that I&rsquo&#59;m still in there, want to play and can do well.&rdquo&#59; <P class=MsoNormal>The pick of Walker&rsquo&#59;s saves was from a typical Stuart Pearce free-kick that went through the defensive wall but he managed to tip away low to his left. <P class=MsoNormal>Walker, who made noises to the gathered press of his intention to go on loan if he lost the number one spot back to Sullivan, was happy to dish out praise to his team-mates at Upton Park. <P class=MsoNormal>He said: &ldquo&#59;We knew it was going to be a hard game, especially after they beat Manchester United on Sunday. <P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;I thought it was a good team performance, we defended well and we created a few chances up front as well. <P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;Andy Booth was a different class up front, held the ball up well and was unlucky with the offside goal. He did really well. <P class=MsoNormal>&ldquo&#59;We&rsquo&#59;re pleased and perhaps we&rsquo&#59;re a little disappointed not to have nicked a goal. We felt we could have nicked but away from home it&rsquo&#59;s a good point.&rdquo&#59; <P class=MsoNormal>If you think Walker will get the nod and keep another clean sheet, odds of 6/1 are available on a 1-0 Spurs win and 13/2 on a 2-0 Spurs win - <A href="" target=_new>click here for details. </A><P class=MsoNormal><I>Listen to Ian's views by clicking <A href="">here</A> <P class=MsoNormal>By Paul Miles</I> <P class=MsoNormal>&nbsp&#59;<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>