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VIDEO 31 Bale goals & Spurs history today, Chivers, Sherwood, Villa, Henry

8:30 am
Morning Spurs fans we'll start the day with a look at pieces of our history as it happened today and we'll conclude with a video of Gareth Bale's 31 goal season in 2012/13.

First up let's wish a Happy 43rd Birthday to our former Spurs central defender David Tuttle who blessed our ranks between 1989 and 1994.

Double-winner Ron Henry, who sadly passed away in Dec (RIP), scored his only goal for us today in 1965 v Man U (h) 1-0. He collected the Football League First Division - 1961, FA Cup – 1961, 1962 and the European Cup Winners Cup – 1963 with us.

The double back then was considered impossible and in 1963 helped us become the first British side to win a major European trophy. As ever we have to show sides how it's done so they can follow in our footsteps.

In 1974 Big Chiv, that's Martin Chivers if you were unaware, smashed a hat trick against Birmingham City at White Hart Lane in a 4-2 win with Mike Dillon scoring his one and only goal for the club.

Martin Chivers scores a hat trick

In 1982 we beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 6-1 at White Hart Lane where Argentinean import Ricky Villa scored a hat trick to celebrate the opening of the West Stand by Sir Stanley Rous.

Argentinean pair Ricky Villa and Osvaldo Ardiles

In 1999 against Coventry City at White Hart Lane midfielder Tim Sherwood made his Spurs debut in a 0-0 draw.

In 2012 against Liverpool at Anfield Tottenham recorded the clubs 200th draw in the Premier League in a goalless game.

Also in the same game in 2012 against Liverpool at Anfield former star Gareth Bale made the 100th Premier League appearance of his career.

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Marin Chivers & Roberto Soldado

4:00 pm
Roberto Soldado has struggled at Spurs there is no hiding from that but the Tottenham faithful can see his finishing ability and know it's only a matter of time.

Pressure had been mounting and getting to the Spanish international, snatching at chances and missing goals he would normally score with his eyes shut. He doesn't blame others but takes responsibility for his own form.

Roberto Soldao feels wanted at Spurs
Roberto Soldao feels wanted at Spurs

His goal against Cardiff City at White Hart Lane, a goal that won Spurs the game, has he feels lifted a huge weight off his shoulders. Relaxed we may see a sharper predator in the box from now on.

"I am the only one responsible for my poor form, but I will get better.

"It was very special [scoring against Cardiff] for me, but I think the nice thing about it you could see that it was special both for the fans and the rest of my teammates as well.

"I think everyone had been really wanting me to score and trying their best for me to score, and what I am hoping now is that it's not going to be such a big gap between the next goal and this one.

"To tell you the truth, I do feel that having scored that goal, it almost frees you up as a player and I hope I'll be able to continue to score and the goal-scoring run goes on for longer this time.

"Despite all the time I have gone without scoring a goal, the support they [the Spurs fans] have given me has been incredible.

"Every time I touch the ball I feel there is great expectation and people are hoping for the best for me - I feel wanted here even though I haven't given them anything at the moment."

Soldado knows the importance of the matches coming up and believes that Spurs being a massive club should be in the Champions League.

"March is going to be very vital for us and it might define the season. The good thing about it is that we are going to be playing against a lot of our closest rivals and with victories in those key games, it means you can really close the gap on the people who are above us.

"It is a good period to be going through and certainly we are all going to be looking forward to it as a squad and working hard to make sure the results go our way.

"Playing in the Champions League for a player is the top thing you can do at a club level. You only have to be standing there in the stadium and you hear that theme music and you know it's going to be an exciting game.

"Spurs are a massive club and they deserve their place in that competition and hopefully this season we can achieve it.

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Martin Chivers backs Soldado to be a success at Spurs if he gets the service. England international Chivers knows a thing or two about scoring goals, he bagged 174 in 367 games for Spurs.

The Big Chiv, part of the Spurs Glory Years under Bill Nicholson spoke about the striker this week.

Martin Chivers backs Roberto Soldado
Martin Chivers backs Roberto Soldado
"Tim Sherwood has certainly done well with Emmanuel Adebayor to give him the confidence and make him grow happy enough to show us what he can do.

"He has persevered with Soldado and I feel very sorry for him as you can't play him in every game when he is missing goals galore.

"But we know than he can score goals - you don't suddenly become a bad player, but you have to have the service and I don't think we create that many chances."

"I think the team spirit is very good under Tim Sherwood. I have been working there for 24 years now and seen 14 managers come through. That is not conducive to success and I don't want to see a 15th manager soon.

"It is up to the club and the way they are thinking, but I am sure if Tim Sherwood gets good results before the end of the season, even if we just miss out on the Champions League, he has a very good chance to carry us on."

Former striker Chivers had his European scoring record overtaken by Jermain Defoe this season and feels Spurs needed Defoe.

"We needed a Jermain at the football club but he has been offered something he can't turn down at his age. "He has got a gold mine, struck lucky. I just hope he can go through the five years because he will be set for life. I am pleased for him.

"Jermain has given us some fantastic years, he has scored many goals but I think he needs another challenge and I think that challenge over there is just right at his age."

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Martin Chivers to visit Cyprus

3:41 pm
Martin Chivers, Tottenham Hotspur Blog NewsOur man out in Cyprus recently interviewed Akis Chrysostomou, the big honcho who runs the Official Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Fan Club on the island, known simply as CSSC (Cyprus Spurs Supporters Club).

Q: What brought about the introduction of an official Spurs supporters club in Cyprus (CSSC)?

Akis: It started off with the desire for Spurs supporters in Cyprus to show their support and to feel closer to their beloved club; after all, it is over 2,000 miles away!

It was also a way of making everyone feel they belonged to a group of like minded fans of great football!

Q: Since the inception of the CSSC, how have you gone about assisting Spurs fans in Cyprus?

Akis: In the 3 years since we became officially recognised as a fan club by Tottenham Hotspur, we have been instrumental in distributing tickets to supporters that may travel back to watch Tottenham Hotspur and also provided tickets for the Cyprus leg of the UEFA Cup against Anorthosis FC.

We have made a home in Nicosia, Larnaca, Limassol, with Paphos and Kyrenia building up a fan base in their regions.

Q: How did you bring "Big Chiv" on board?

Akis: It was a lot of hard work, but it's paid off. We put in a request through the Tottenham Hotspur Members Club Office and Martin [Chivers] was kind enough to offer his assistance.

Since signing Big Chiv up, he's been an absolute star. He's been collecting memorabilia to bring with him, therefore allowing us to auction it off on the night of the dinner and dance for a good cause.

Q: When will Martin be in Cyprus and what's the itinerary?

Akis: Martin will be arriving on Friday evening, 7th May 2010, and will return to the UK on Monday morning (10th May 2010).

On Saturday morning, he will be giving away presents on behalf of the CSSC, to a shelter for abandoned children in Nicosia. For lunch, we'll be dropping into The Meeting Pub (our Larnaca Spurs Bar), which is located on the golden sandy Finikues beach area in Larnaca.

Q: Sounds like quite a bash. Do you have anything planned for the evening?

Akis: We will be meeting at the Elias Beach Hotel in Limassol, where Martin Chivers will attend a media conference followed by a book signing of his autobiography, Big Chiv: My Goals in Life.

As Martin couldn't bring a cargo hold of books to Cyprus with him due to weight limitations, we have asked our members to buy the book online, which they can do at a special rate by clicking on the Amazon link below.

If they order it now, Amazon will ship it in time for Martin to sign it.

Then it's on to the plush Amadeus reception room, that's situated within the Elias Beach Resort. We have arranged a very lavish buffet, which will be accompanied by music. Martin's looking forward to this dinner & dance occasion, as are the rest of us.

On Sunday morning a very limited number of Spurs fans will play golf with Martin and in the afternoon, we will meet up for the final game of the season with Burnley, which will be watched by a great many Tottenham fans in The Cavalier Pub, which is our dedicated Spurs Bar in Limassol.

Q: When do the tickets for the entire two day event go on sale?

Akis: We have just released the tickets for the Martin Chivers event, so get them while their hot. As there are a limited number available; come and book your place quickly!

Q: Who can come along to the dinner & dance and all the other functions that the CSSC have prepared?

Akis: Anyone who wishes to come along and enjoy the company of a an abundance of Spurs fans, as well as spending time with Tottenham Hotspur legend, Martin Chivers, can do so by contacting us either through our website, or directly by calling me on +357 96 319 258 or any of the below numbers;

Larnaca Mylton +357 99 666 084
Limassol Alex +357 99 619 980
Paphos Barry +357 97 684 879
Kyrenia Kemal +90533 863 0773

Q: Sounds great Akis. Finally, if someone would like to join the Cyprus Spurs Supporters Club, how do they go about becoming a member?

Akis: It's simple. You can download the CSSC application form off our website, or for any additional information, you can call me.

I would also like to add that with the ticket for the dinner & dance, coupons for dining with Martin at both Pubs (the Meeting Pub & The Cavalier) are included.

There you have it. We'll be there throughout the two-day event and will post some pictures, as well as get an interview from the big man himself, Martin Chivers.

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