Can you name this ‘lost’ Spurs XI?
Tottenham Hotspur’s motto is ‘Audere est Facere’. Assuming you’re not a student of Latin, we’ll translate it for you. It means, ‘To dare is to do’.
As football club mottos go, it’s one of the more swashbuckling. Even if you don’t find it inspiring, you have to concede that it’s better than Gillingham’s bafflingly rubbish ‘Domus clamantium’, which simply means ‘Home of the shouting men’. At least Tottenham’s is a philosophy.
However, looking back over the last 20 years of Spurs’ transfer activity, it seems the club mantra has been applied a little too literally to the business of signing players.
Spurs have dared to sign plenty of players, certainly. It’s just that not all of them have necessarily done anything. For the really bad ones, the home fans could be forgiven for turning White Hart Lane into the true Domus clamantium.
Can you tell your Reto Ziegler from your Mauricio Taricco? If so, you’ll enjoy getting stuck into our Spurs ‘lost XI’ quiz.
Good luck! And remember, to dare is to do! Just don’t dare to sign Paul-Jose Mpoku, if you can help it.