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Posted on 9 May 2004  - 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).

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Match reports have a Defoe to Euro 2004 slant after Jermain's stunning strike to beat Blackburn on Saturday.

The Mirror says Mark Van Bommel will join Villa.

The Express suggests that Italy coach Giovanni Trapatoni is willing to talk about the manager's position at Spurs, while the Mirror says that Fabio Capello has turned us down. There is also a link with Leeds wide player James Milner in the Star.

Briefs in the Times and Star lifting quotes from Dean Richards on our website on Wednesday - Deano's story is here.

Fredi Kanoute calls for a swift summer appointment of a manager in the Mirror, while the Guardian suggests Birmingham are to revive their interest in Robbie Keane.

Jamie Redknapp is reported in the Express calling for a new manager to be appointed quickly in the summer, while there is a link with Leicester's Muzzy Izzet in the Independent and Leeds keeper Paul Robinson in the Star. A Times brief links Ajax technical director Louis van Gaal with the manager's post.

Match reports from the disappointing 1-0 reverse to Aston Villa on Sunday.