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Xtra - City memories...

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).

BEFORE your City memories Xtra would like to know - are you a Spurs fan going to the World Cup?

If so, we'd love to hear from you.

Feel free to send your World Cup pictures and experiences to us and we'll do our best to publish them.

And we're not just talking about England matches - although naturally that's our main focus with five players in Fabio Capello's squad.

If you are going to matches involving Cameroon, Honduras, Mexico or Brazil we're just as interested!

Email your pictures and tell us your experiences of South Africa by emailing or CLICK HERE to go straight to email.

Enjoy the tournament!


IT'S JUST over a month since that night of nights at Eastlands - May 5, the night we qualified for the Champions League.

Xtra asked recently for your memories and photographs and, typically, you responded in style.

Here are a few of your emails - apologies to any fans who didn't make the cut.

From Charlie Marks: "I wouldn't have been anywhere else on the 5th of May. Lower Tier, Row E. The tension in the ground before kick off was really intense, but I could tell that City fans felt the pressure was really on them. Tony Parks did a fine job of getting the travelling thousands up for it before the teams came out.


"During the game I was a nervous wreck (see photo above, captured from Sky) - hand to mouth, alongside friends Harry, Dave and Chris. Somehow, I felt like we'd get stronger, I had a very different feeling to the one I had at Upton Park, back in 2006. And then, the perfect view to see the ball parried out to Crouchy, there it was, I can only describe the away end as pandemonium.

"The delight never wore off and we weren't troubled for the next 15 minutes. I was pictured again on TV as the full time whistle went - it really does capture the sheer delight, seeing a season's work pay off to clinch that coveted fourth spot.

"I've had a few great trips to Eastlands, but I'm not sure that one will ever be bettered."

From Neesy, Belfast: "I was sitting in a Pub in Belfast with a few Spurs mates and a few friends who support City that worked in the same place. The City fans were making everyone a curry, and they also had flags and scarves draped all over the place. They were all talk before the game, us Spurs fans were cool and very upbeat. Big Crouchy stepped up to send us wild, dancing on the chairs and tables for the remainder of our evening! What a night!"


From Mat Dorney: "It was a fantastic night and five of us travelled - myself, James Dorney, Nick Ford, Jo Tongue and Dean Mitchell (pictured above). It was a great trip home down the M6!"

Go to the top of the page for a picture of Nick, Mat and James after the final whistle.

From Janan Yakula: "Where was I? Well, I spent the night amongst the City fans with a scarf to
hide my mouth. During the first half I had jaw ache from the tension of not being able shout and biting down on my teeth!

"Then the moment occurred. I lifted half-way off my seat and then I remembered who I was sitting with, so I hid my giant smile behind my scarf and tried to pretend in body language that I was not excited that 'we' had just scored!

"It was a fantastic night and my picture (below) is of the Spurs fans dancing and singing at the end. I wished I was amongst my own supporters but it was priceless actually being there."


From John Connors: "What a night.....truly memorable. I was watching the game at home, and normally I can be as noisy and boisterous as I like. However, my baby girl, Chloe, hasn’t been too well recently. We had just got her to sleep (at last) when Crouchy scored the all-important goal.

"I knew I couldn’t scream or go too mad in the house, so I opened the back door and went flying in to the back garden. I let out a few roars and the neighbours all started pulling up curtains and opening windows to have a look! They must have thought something was going on - little did they know we'd just secured Champions League football! I night I will never forget and little Chloe is in flying form now as well."

Thomas Grimshaw emailed a number of pictures - including the teams lining-up before the match below.


From Dave Donovan: "What a game. Had we used up all our chances? Was it going to be?

"The moment....the goal ....I've never seen my dad jump so high (after two hip replacements).....WOW! We were dancing around the lounge, still 10 minutes to go. Had we done it? Then the final whistle.

"All the emotion, the 'will we, won't we' scenario - the boys had done it. I left my dad's with a huge sense of pride, a big smile on my face and the two Spurs shirts in the rear window of my car - telling everybody who saw them that Spurs had triumphed in securing the final spot for the Champions League. What a fantastic season for the club."