White Hot Lines  

 

February 2013

 

This page gives you a diary of events as they have happened at the club. 
News of all current and former players will be included, as well as any other Spurs related story, rumour or innuendo.

The MEHSTG spin story is our own unique take on some of the big breaking stories of the day ... with our 
"spin" (and little truth) attached to it !!  There are also "no spin" stories, which are strange but true !! 
You couldn't make them up !!

 

Thursday 28.02.13
For other Spurs history on this day click here For the current news on each player in the squad, click here

   Tottenham have rejected a bid from Anzhi Makhackala to take Younes Kaboul on loan until the end of the season in Russia according to the Guardian.
   For a preview of the Arsenal match on Sunday, click here.


   OTHER NEWS ... Kevin McDonald has been named as the new manager of Swindon Town ... Goal-line technology is going to be introduced in the Premier League and could be in place for the start of the 2013-14 season ...


   MEHSTG's spin story ... Great news that goal-line technology is going to be introduced in the Premier League ... that should ensure that we start beating Chelsea regularly now then !!

Wednesday 27.02.13
For other Spurs history on this day click here For the current news on each player in the squad, click here

   A number of newspapers are keen on Gareth Bale leaving Tottenham in the coming summer.  Wit the Telegraph and the Times both running stories about him leaving for Real Madrid, the Daily Star reckons that the player will be having talks with Real about a 40 million move, with 30 million up front and 10 million more payable over four years.  However, on the TalkSport website, a former president of the Spanish club - Ramon Calderon, has said they would be willing to pay 70 million.
   The exception to the rule is the Daily Mail, who are running a "Keep Bale In Blighty" campaign !!


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Tuesday 26.02.13
For other Spurs history on this day click here For the current news on each player in the squad, click here

   As Spurs are involved in the Europa League Round of 16 their home Premier League match against Fulham will move from Saturday 16th March to Sunday 17th March with a 15:00 kick off.


   OTHER NEWS ... John Still left his post as manager of Dagenham & Redbridge today to move to the same position at non-league Luton Town ... 

Monday 25.02.13
For other Spurs history on this day click here For the current news on each player in the squad, click here

   Tottenham beat West Ham United 3-2 at Upton Park tonight.  Click here for a match report.
   The Metro claims that Spurs, Arsenal and Liverpool will all be looking at Ashley Williams, the Swansea defender, through to the end of the season, with a view to making a move for him then.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Sunday 24.02.13
For other Spurs history on this day click here For the current news on each player in the squad, click here

   Surprisingly little news ahead of Tottenham's match with West Ham United tomorrow.  Read a preview of the game by clicking here.
   The Sunday Mirror claim that Spurs, Liverpool and Everton are keen on a double signing in the summer targeting Feyenoord central defensive partnership Bruno Martins Indi (20) and Stefan de Vrij (21), with a price tag of 25 million hung on the pair.


   OTHER NEWS ... Swansea City win the League Cup, beating Bradford City 5-0 in the final ... 

Saturday 23.02.13
For other Spurs history on this day click here For the current news on each player in the squad, click here

   The Spurs Under-21s beat Arsenal 4-2 at Hotspur Way today in the FA Premier League Under-21 league Elite Group.  Ezekiel Fryers, Laste Dombaxe (penalty) and two from Jack Munns gave Spurs another victory to keep them top of the group.
   The Spurs Under-18s lost 2-3 away to Stoke City today in the FA Premier League Under-18 league Elite Group.  Nathan Oduwa and Ruben Lameiras (penalty) were Tottenham's goal-scorers.
   The Daily Mail claims Real Madrid Director of Football Zinedine Zidane was in the crowd on Thursday to watch Gareth Bale with a view to making a summer bid for the Spurs wide man.


   OTHER NEWS ...  Chris Kiwomya has been appointed as the new manager of Notts. County ... 

Friday 22.02.13
For other Spurs history on this day click here For the current news on each player in the squad, click here

   Jon Obika has extended his contract until 2014 and has joined Charlton Athletic on loan until the end of the season.
   The Spurs NextGen team will next play Sporting Lisbon in the last eight of the competition, but while Spurs are at home, no date or venue has been decided on for the match.  Sporting beat Liverpool 4-0 at home in the last round of the tournament.


   OTHER NEWS ... Aldershot have appointed Andy Scott as their new manager ... 

Thursday 21.02.13
For other Spurs history on this day click here For the current news on each player in the squad, click here

   Tottenham drew 1-1 with Olympique Lyonnais in the Stade Gerland tonight to go through to the Round of 16, where they will play Internazionale.  For a match report, click here.
   Striker Harry Kane has signed a new deal to keep him at Spurs until 2017 and he has joined Leicester City until the end of the season on loan.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Wednesday 20.02.13
For other Spurs history on this day click here For the current news on each player in the squad, click here

   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : - Brad Freidel will retain his place in goal for the Europa League trip to Lyon tomorrow.  Younes Kaboul, Tom Huddlestone and Sandro are all still out and while Jermain Defoe might be back in training next week, this game comes too early for him to feature.
   For a preview of the match against Olympique Lyonnais, click here..
   Once more, Spurs fans were attacked on an away European trip, with three fans hospitalised after being attacked in a bar in Lyon.
   Spurs NextGen side have reached the last eight of the competition, with a 4-3 penalty shoot-out win over Paris St. Germain at the French club's training ground this afternoon, after the game finished 1-1 at 90 minutes and after extra time.  Shaquile Coulthirst scored Tottenham's goal from open play.


   OTHER NEWS ... Aldershot have sacked their manager Dean Holdsworth ... 

Tuesday 19.02.13
For other Spurs history on this day click here For the current news on each player in the squad, click here

   The Daily Mirror claims Spurs will make a summer swoop for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Monday 18.02.13
For other Spurs history on this day click here For the current news on each player in the squad, click here

   Not any firm Spurs news today.


   OTHER NEWS ... Simon Grayson has been named as the new manager of Preston North End ... Blackpool have announced that Paul Ince is their new boss ... Paolo Di Canio has quit as manager of Swindon Town ...


   MEHSTG's spin story ... .

Sunday 17.02.13
For other Spurs history on this day click here For the current news on each player in the squad, click here

   Real Madrid have asked Spurs to notify them if Gareth Bale is up for sale, as they are believed to be willing to bid 50 million for the Welsh wizard according to the Sunday Telegraph.  And Paris St. Germain have joined the chase according to the Sunday Mirror as they will be watching him on Thursday in Lyon.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Saturday 16.02.13
For other Spurs history on this day click here For the current news on each player in the squad, click here

   Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola is planning a 50 million bid for Gareth Bale in the summer.
   Spurs, along with Arsenal, Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, are interested in signing Aston Villa's striker Christian Benteke in the summer.
   Tottenham's Under-18s beat West Bromwich Albion U18 4-0 at Hotspur Way today, with a hat-trick from Victor Zapata-Caicedo and a goal from Nathan Oduwa.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Friday 15.02.13
For other Spurs history on this day click here For the current news on each player in the squad, click here

   The Spurs Youth team lost 4-8 at home to Bolton Wanderers in the FA Youth Cup Fifth Round tonight at White Hart Lane.  Tottenham's goals came from Shaquile Coulthirst 2, Ruben Lameiras (penalty) and Kenneth McEvoy.
   Our Under-21s beat Manchester United U21s 3-1 at Hotspur Way this afternoon with a Jon Obika hat-trick.  For a match report click here.
   Winger David Bentley has joined Blackburn Rovers on loan until the end of the season.
   Steven Caulker's two match ban for England Under-21s that arose from the away match against Serbia has been over-turned by UEFA and he is now free to play again.  Tom Ince will still have to serve a one match ban.  The Serbian Under-21s have to play two games behind closed doors (increased from one) and one of their players will now be banned for three matches instead of two.  The Serbian FA still have a 65,000 fine and one of their coaches has been banned for two years for his violent acts.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Thursday 14.02.13
For other Spurs history on this day click here For the current news on each player in the squad, click here

   Tottenham beat Olympique Lyonnais 2-1 in the first leg of the Europa League round of 32 at White Hart Lane tonight.  For a match report click here.
   Spurs have had three more games moved for live TV coverage.
Everton (home) has moved from Saturday 6th April to Sunday 7th April kicking off at 14:05 (ESPN)
Chelsea (away) has moved from Saturday 13th April to Sunday 14th April kicking off at 16:00 (Sky Sports)
Manchester City (home) has moved from Saturday 20th April to Sunday 21st April kicking off at 13:30 (Sky Sports)


   OTHER NEWS ... Mark Robins has been appointed as the new manager of Huddersfield Town ... 

Wednesday 13.02.13
For other Spurs history on this day click here For the current news on each player in the squad, click here

   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Younes Kaboul and Sandro are still out with knee injuries, while Tom Huddlestone joins them on the injured list with knee pain to miss out on the Europa League first leg tie with Olympique Lyonnais.
   For a preview of the Europa League tie with Olympique Lyonnais, click here.


   OTHER NEWS ... Graham Westley has been sacked as manager of Preston North End ... 

Tuesday 12.02.13
For other Spurs history on this day click here For the current news on each player in the squad, click here

   Real Madrid are supposed to be readying a 38 million bid for Gareth Bale in the summer.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Monday 11.02.13
For other Spurs history on this day click here For the current news on each player in the squad, click here

  Tottenham's Under-21s beat top of the table side Liverpool 1-0 with Jon Obika's strike settling the Premier League Elite Group match at Hotspur Way today, with Spurs replacing the Merseysiders at the head of the table.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Sunday 10.02.13
For other Spurs history on this day click here For the current news on each player in the squad, click here

   Paul Gascoigne was in intensive care in an American detox hospital when he reacted adversely to withdrawal from alcohol, such was his dependence on it, it has been reported today.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Saturday 09.02.13
For other Spurs history on this day click here For the current news on each player in the squad, click here

   Tottenham beat Newcastle United 2-1 at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  For a match report, click here.
   The Daily Mirror claims that Andre Villas Boas will discipline Emmanuel Adebayor for failing to return by 15:00 hours on Friday from the African Cup of Nations.  It may be that this influences the club in whether they keep the striker beyond this season.
   The Spurs Under-18s beat Sunderland 5-1 at Hotspur Way this afternoon in the Group 1 of the U18 Premier League with two goals from Daniel Akindayini and one goal each from Dominic Ball, Roman Michael-Percil and Shaquile Coulthirst.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Friday 08.02.13
For other Spurs history on this day click here For the current news on each player in the squad, click here

   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  With Jermain Defoe out with angle ligament damage and both Younes Kaboul and Sandro long term injured with knee ligament operations, Spurs have the rest of the squad to choose form.  Emmanuel Adebayor is now in the squad although his return from South Africa was delayed because he allegedly arranged a private jet to fly the Togo players home failed to materialise.
   NEWCASTLE UNITED TEAM NEWS : -  Chiek Tiote returns from African Cup of Nations duty with Ivory Coast, but Hatem Ben Arfa is suffering with a virus that rules him out.  Ryan Taylor, Dan Gosling and Danny Simpson are all out injured while 


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

   CRIME WATCH ... Alex Ferguson was charged with comments about the assistant referee that bring the game into disrepute after the Spurs game last month and was found guilty and fined 12,000 by the FA ... 

Thursday 07.02.13
For other Spurs history on this day click here For the current news on each player in the squad, click here

   Jermain Defoe could be out for 2-3 weeks with ankle ligament damage, but Emmanuel Adebayor should be back for Saturday's game against Newcastle United, although Andre Villas Boas was coy concerning his current whereabouts !!
   Tottenham will travel to the Caribbean on May 23rd to play the Jamaican national team in the Bahamas at the A. Robinson stadium on Nassau Paradise Island.
   For a preview of Saturday lunch-time's game against Newcastle United, click here.


   OTHER NEWS ... Billy Davies has become Nottingham Forest's fourth manager of the season, just 20 months after the club sacked him ... 

Wednesday 06.02.13
For other Spurs history on this day click here For the current news on each player in the squad, click here

   The BBC reported that Spurs almost completed the signing of Brazil striker Leandro Damiao on transfer deadline day.  The club had agreed terms with Internacional to bring the Olympic silver medallist to White Hart Lane, when the Brazilian club decided at 17:00 that they were not willing to let him move until the summer.
   Aaron Lennon came on as a 75th minute substitute for England in their 2-1 win over Brazil in a friendly at Wembley tonight.  Kyle Walker was an unused substitute.
   Wales beat Austria 2-1 at Cardiff in a friendly tonight with Gareth Bale playing the whole game and scoring the first, while making the second goal..
   Mousa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen both played 90 minutes of Belgium's 2-1 friendly home victory over Slovakia tonight.
   France lost out 1-2 to Germany in Paris tonight, with Hugo Lloris playing the whole of the 90 minutes of the friendly.
   Gylfi Sigurdsson played all of Iceland's 0-2 home friendly defeat by Russia tonight.
   Clint Dempsey scored USA's goal in their 1-2 defeat in their World Cup qualifying match in Honduras today.
   Former Spurs striker Louis Saha has not gone to South Africa as previously reported, but today signed as a free agent for SS Lazio.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Tuesday 05.02.13
For other Spurs history on this day click here For the current news on each player in the squad, click here

   Adam Smith played for England Under-21s tonight in their 4-0 win over Sweden U21 at Walsall FC.
   Harry Winks and Conor Ogilvie are in the England Under-17 squad for the Algarve tournament that takes place this week and next week.


   OTHER NEWS ... Alex McLeish has left Nottingham Forest as their manager after 40 days in charge ... 

Monday 04.02.13
For other Spurs history on this day click here For the current news on each player in the squad, click here

   Spurs Under-21s beat West Ham United U21 at Hotspur Way this afternoon.  Goals from Jon Obika, Harry Kane and Giancarlo Gallifuoco helped Tottenham to a 3-2 victory over the Irons.
   Spurs goalkeeper Jordan Archer was jumped on by a Gillingham fan in injury time at the end of Wycombe Wanderers' 1-0 win at Priestfield tonight. The keeper seemed unhurt after the attack.


   OTHER NEWS ... Keith Curle has been sacked as manager of Notts. County ... Paul Dickov has "stepped aside" as manager of Oldham Athletic ... 

Sunday 03.02.13
For other Spurs history on this day click here For the current news on each player in the squad, click here

   Tottenham beat West Bromwich Albion 1-0 at the Hawthorns this afternoon.  Click here for a match report.
   Emmanuel Adebayor played for Togo in the African Cup of Nations tonight, but they lost to Burkina Faso 0-1.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Saturday 02.02.13
For other Spurs history on this day click here For the current news on each player in the squad, click here

   Then Spurs Under-18s drew 1-1 with Wolverhampton Wanderers U18 at Hotspur Way this morning, with Tottenham's goal coming from Nabil Bentaleb's penalty.
   Bongani Khumalo played for South Africa in the African Cup of Nations tonight, but they lost to Mali on penalties after a 1-1 draw.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Friday 01.02.13
For other Spurs history on this day click here For the current news on each player in the squad, click here

   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  With only Sandro and Younes Kaboul injured, both with knee problems, Spurs have almost a full squad to choose from, although Emmanuel Adebayor is still away on African Cup of Nations duty.  Tom Huddlestone is fit again after having calf muscle stiffness and is available for selection.
   WEST BROMWICH ALBION TEAM NEWS : -  George Thorne will miss the rest of the season and maybe the start of next season with knee ligament damage, picked up in the game against Everton on Wednesday, while Peter Odemwingie has been told to stay away from the club for a week following his unauthorised trip to Loftus Road to try and push through a transfer to QPR.
   Development team midfielder Tomislav Gomelt has joined Espanyol on loan until the end of the season.
   Striker Harry Kane has been recalled from his loan at Norwich City.
   Reading made a deadline day attempt to sign their former player Gylfi Sigurdsson with three bids, which were all turned down by Spurs.
   Tottenham Under-21s Elite league fixtures against Manchester United have been changed, with the home game at Hotspur Way taking place on Friday 15th February with a 12:00 kick off.  The away game will now kick off at 19:00 on Monday 15th April at Moss Lane, the home of Altrincham FC.
   Tottenham's Premier League squad list was announced today, with all the club's senior players on it, including Sandro and David Bentley.  There are 56 players (including Tom Carroll, Steven Caulker, Zeki Fryers, Ryan Mason and Alex Pritchard) on the list of Under-21s and scholars.


   OTHER NEWS ... 
   CRIME WATCH ... Alex Ferguson has denied the comments he made after the Spurs game brought the game into disrepute ... Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling was not in court today to hear the charges read out against him for a common assault case against a teenage girl back in November ...

 

 

2012
December November October September
August July June May
April March February January
2011
December November October September
August July June May
April March February January
2010
December November October September
August July June May
April March February January
2009
December November October September
August July June May
April March February January
2008
December November October September
August July June May
April March February January
2007
December November October September
August July June May
April March February January
2006
December November October September
August July June May
April March February January
2005
December November October September
August July June May
April March February January
2004
December November October September
August July June May
April March February January
2003
December November October September
August July June May
April March February January
2002
December November October September
August July June May
April March February January
2001
December November October September
August July June May
April March February January
2000
December November October September
August July June May
April March February January

Back to homepage