With the silly season (well any time of the year really) in
full flight, MEHSTG has started a list of all
the rumours that we have been mailed or have found laying around the Internet and in the Press.
These are different to the White Hot Lines stories, as these do not necessarily have
basis in fact at the time we received them.
While on holiday in
Venice, a work colleague was told that it was common knowledge in Italy
who the next Spurs manager would be. It appears that after Euro
2004, Sven Goran Eriksson will take over at Chelsea and the West London
club will pay the majority of Claudio Ranieri's wages to be manager at
A source close to SCBC
has heard that Graeme Souness has had talks with Daniel Levy about the
Spurs manager's job.
According to an article on German Website "Kicker", Klaus
Toppmoller is in negotiations today with Spurs in London. The lead
headline is "Toppmoller flirts with Tottenham"!!!!
Pleaty was at Luton this weekend, which isn't particularly
extraordinary, as he occasionally enjoys the delights (ahem) of
Kenilworth. However, the rumour was that he was checking out a
couple of players as well. This is probably Luton fans worrying
about losing their two biggest assets, McSheffrey and Pitt, but you
never know ...
I can add to the rumour
of 7th August about Guardiola. Hoddle has been in touch with the
player, as I heard a guy talking about him moving to London while I was
on holiday in Spain. The guy was a lawyer and was with Gerard, the
Barca midfielder and mentioned Tottenham and no other club.
On the BBC website -
football rumours page - they reckon that Hoddle will be replaced by
either Alex McLeish or Steve Perryman when they give him the elbow.
I have heard that Hoddle
is desperate to get Nicky Butt from Manchester United, but Ferguson
won't do a deal. He might have to make an audacious swoop for
Spanish international Luis Enrique, having heard he is not in Frank
Rijkaard's plans for Barcelona this season.
I overheard someone
talking in one of the corridors to the offices at the club, while on a
tour of the stadium this week, that Spurs are watching Kim Kallstrom, a
Swedish youngster who plays for Djurgarden. I think he is a
midfielder and the person reckoned he will be signed up before the
deadline closes at the end of the month.
Spurs are set to sign up
Pep Guardiola, who would not demand a fee and who's wages they can cover
now they have lost some of the bigger wage earners from the pay roll.
I spoke to Darren
Anderton today, one subject I asked about was the move to Portsmouth.
The move may be on as
"They wanted him". He gave the impression of a man not
100% convinced that he wanted to go. He seems resigned to the fact
that Spurs do not want him, and it seems a little hard to take for him,
he shrugged his shoulders at the end of this in an air of resignation.
It seems as if he would
like to stay.
Although this is not new
news or earth shattering it is straight from the horse's mouth.
A mate who supports
Millwall has been told by an office worker at the club that Spurs will
be bringing in Stephen Reid for £2.5 million and that is why they are
NOT going for Scott Parker, who Charlton are trying to push the price up
Apparently, Carr and
Keane have told Hoddle Reid is a must for Tottenham !!
Some sort of deal is on
the cards at Spurs with West Ham. Someone I know who works at the
ground heard that Roeder thinks he needs more width at the club and sees
Matthew Etherington as the answer. Spurs might cash in on their
unsettled winger by offering him as bait for Kanoute or Carrick.
Barry, Hornchurch, Essex
In our local paper in
Cardiff, it revealed last night that Cardiff City have agreed to buy
I've heard from someone
who's friends with one of Spurs directors that it is their policy to
keep us mid table so they don't have to make huge investments that could
blow up in their face (like Leeds I assume).
Could be a load of bull
locks but it would explain a lot as to why we don't go for certain
players that become available and why we never seem to have any money
I have some mates in
South London and they confirmed the story about Matthew Etherington to
Konchesky has an agent
who is a Spurs fan and has been in charge of a few Spurs players affairs
in the past. The rumour at the Valley is that he will go to
Tottenham, where he knows he will get a regular start, which won't be
guaranteed at Newcastle. He wants to leave Charlton because he
isn't getting in the team at left back, so won't move to Tyneside if he
is only going as cover.
Mac D. Knife
The Frederic Kanoute deal
is being held up because Spurs don't have the cash to complete
it. Tottenham are offering a player as part of the transfer and
West Ham don't want Thatcher, but do want Etherington. However,
Spurs are reluctant to let him go, as Charlton are keen on the winger
and Tottenham will use him as bait to get Paul Konshesky.
Benny The Ball
Heard that Spurs are
about to bring Argentinian midfielder Andres D'Allesandro from River
Plate. He has heard good things about Spurs from Ossie Ardiles and
is keen to play in the Premiership.
Last Saturday Denmark
played Norway and before the match I had a chance to talk to a person
very, very close to Danish international Martin Laursen from Milan. The
person told me that Martin Laursen very much wanted to sign for
Tottenham and that his wife/girlfriend was very interested in living in
London. According to this person Martin Laursen have already had two
meetings with people from Tottenham.
Keep up the good work.
While away in Scotland,
MEHSTG heard on good authority that Newcastle United had prepared the
groundwork for the signing of Stephen Carr.
According to gossip in 'Ull,
Alton Thelwell is poised to sign for the mighty Tigers.
No comment from the Spurs Websites at present.
Just a bit of gossip from over here
in deepest Wales for you.
scouts, including some from Spurs, have been down to Ninian Park, with
most coming to watch Robert Earnshaw, the Goal Machine. I
am lead to understand that this is not Tottenham's interest.
have been watching a defender called Daniel Gabbidon.
source says that a fee has been agreed, a mere £6 million and he's
off in the summer.
is presently injured (He'll fit into the team straight away!) and
Spurs officials have told Cardiff that he's not to play for the rest
of the season so he doesn't aggravate things. I was told this
several weeks ago and it's interesting Gadbbidon hasn't featured in
Cardiff's play off run ins.
an OK player and has just broken into the senior Welsh squad, but not
£6 million worth.
MEHSTG has heard from
more than one source that Jonathan Blondel will be moving on in the
summer and also that Teddy Sheringham's future at Spurs is in the
Good news though is that
Stephen Carr might be staying on for the near future at least !!
Dunno if you're interested
in rumours but I've heard Bowyer and Samuel Eto'o in the summer and
another move on Morientes.
work for a firm of solicitors in the North of England (Harrogate) and we
have just been instructed to finalise the sale of Mark Viduka's house
and apparently he is moving to Essex.
I have heard today that
Rebrov has definitely gone as he has collected all his kit and
belongings, to Turkey no doubt.
Sherwood is going to deffo going to Portsmouth but we will not get any
money unless Portsmouth are promoted to the premiership.
Keano is injured and is out for 3 weeks with a knee that has ballooned !
See if this is true.
Heard this from a guy who is friends with a person who works within
A very reliable Gooner website, having got Big Ears,
Gio and Judas right last summer is now saying that Arsenal have already
agreed to sign Steve Carr for £8 million and have paid for his
treatment in America!
Nuno Gomes and Rui Costa were seen
driving into the Lane and to a sardine lunch at the ground to make them
feel at home.
Hopes of a double Portuguese deal like the Argentinian deal in 1978 are
All I saw when I picked up my season
ticket was Daniel Levy driving out of the ground in his blue BMW jeep
thing having knocked off at 5.00 p.m. Nothing like putting in the
hours is there !!
I saw Ortega and Crespo in Buhla
newsagents whilst collecting my season tickets. Crespo bought 20
Rothmans, and Ortega had a copy of Ideal Home and a Pork Pie.
Talking to a colleague who supports
Millwall, he told me that the inside news at the club is that Tottenham
are seriously looking at Republic of Ireland international Steven Reid
and Australian midfielder Tim Cahill.
I have heard from a reliable source
that Gudjhonsen could be coming to spurs this year. It is widely
known that Chelsea are 90 million in debt and if they want any money
to spend this year they may have to sell their star
striker. Spurs are leading the chase for his signature as he is
a Spurs supporter since childhood and Hoddle at a young age was his
Spurs are unlikely to be put off with
the 12 million price tag.
Went to sort out my season ticket (ticket office were
very efficient in losing my paper work) and I overheard them saying that
Edgar Davids is a done deal.
With all the rumour going on about the
World Cup, I have heard from a very reliable source that Spurs will go
for Quentin Fortune after his impressive appearances in the World Cup
for South Africa. Having been at the club before, it is hoped that
he will be able to settle in quickly.
Just heard from a mate of mine who is in
Japan watching the World Cup, that we are signing a young Brazilian
forward by the name of Adriano.
Whilst checking in at Heathrow, I overheard the reservations clerk
saying that a Mr. G Batistuta was booked to come to London and that
Spurs had already made arrangements for his accommodation!
Just heard through the grapevine that
Carbone was seen arriving at the Lane in a limo yesterday.
My wife's sister works in Mothercare at Brookfield Farm Retail Park
(just North of London) and she swears that Dwight Yorke and Jordan
popped in while visiting Posh and Becks who live in Goffs Oak. Apparently
Dwight can't wait to play for Spurs and link up with his old mucker,
I work with KP's brother in law. He has
told me that the Phillips to Spurs transfer is a done deal, with Spurs
waiting for the Rebrov money to finalise it.
Here's one for your
rumours desk, there will be no Phillips deal.
Having just been made
redundant, I am currently travelling around Europe and I am in Switzerland
for the Euro U21 tournament. Yesterday evening I went to Switzerland v
Canada in St. Gallen, where I saw Hans Segers (over as goalkeeper Lars Hirschfeld
played). Quite a pleasant bloke, I asked him questions and passed
comments over the last 12 months. When I mentioned that TalkSport
seem to think that it is a done £11 million deal, he shook his head and
said "too much money, he is nearly 30."
Newbury Park Spurs
I don't know whether ten
pints of Belgian lager were playing tricks with my eyes but when leaving
Sugar Reef (poncy place) myself and a couple of friends
managed to come across who we all thought was Mr. Iversen. The only
other reason for me not believing my eyes was because he was involved in
quite an exciting little brawl. I have never seen 'twinkle-toes' ever
throw his weight about as much as that before on the pitch. I really
don't know if this story ever managed to come out in the press, as I'm a
student shut off from the world of reality and don't come across
newspapers that often.
Again, I cannot believe my
eyes after watching Clemence against Liverpool (I was sober this time
due to stupid Premiership KO times). The man who somehow managed to get
contracts from previous managers, showed exactly why with a performance
that must only have been seen before in training.
Darren Anderton is lining
up a Testimonial against Barcelona with David Ginola and Jurgen Klinsmann
returning to play. Hoddle might also put his boots on again for