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February 2014

This page gives you a diary of events as they have happened at the club. 
News of 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 !!

 

Friday 28.02.14
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   Spurs Under-21s lost 0-1 away at Southampton tonight in the FA Academy Under-21 League.


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Thursday 27.02.14
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   Tottenham beat Dnipro Dniproprtrovsk 3-1 in the Europa League at White Hart Lane to progress to a Round of 16 meeting with Benfica 3-2 on aggregate.  For a match report click here.
   Kyle Walker and Andros Townsend have been selected in England's 30 man squad for a friendly with Denmark, while Harry Kane, Zeki Fryers and Tom Carroll are in the England Under-21 squad to play Wales in a European Championship qualifying match.
   Spurs are rumoured to be offering Erik Lamela to AC Milan in exchange for Mario Balotelli according to the Daily Mirror.
   Internazionale appear to be keen to take Etienne Capoue to Serie A in the summer, with their president allegedly flying in next week to conduct talks with Tottenham for the French midfielder.


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   CRIME WATCH ... West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka has been banned for five games and fined 80,000 by the FA for the charge of making an insulting gesture with racial connotations.  The former Arsenal forward will also have to attend a two day education course ... 

Wednesday 26.02.14
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Kyle Walker and Sandro might return to start for Tottenham, but Etienne Capoue and Danny Rose both picked up knee injuries in Sunday's game at Carrow Road.  Back injuries rule out both Erik Lamela and Vlad Chiriches.
   For a preview of the Europa League tie with Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, click here.


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Tuesday 25.02.14
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : - Sandro could feature in Tottenham's Europa League Round of 32 Second Leg tie at the Lane on Thursday after coming through training and having played an hour of an Under-21 match last week.  It is also reported that Roberto Soldado will start up front with Emmanuel Adebayor against Dnipro.
   Spurs reserve midfielder Laste Dombaxe has gone on trial at Queens Park Rangers.


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Monday 24.02.14
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   The London Evening Standard includes quotes tonight from Jan Vertonghen, hinting that if Spurs do not qualify for the Champions League, he may have to review his future at the club.
   Louis van Gaal dropped some hints at the draw for Euro 2016 in France yester
day about wanting an approach from Spurs to take over at the club after he manages Holland in the World Cup in Brazil this summer.
   Worrying stories doing the rounds on the web include Spurs' interest in Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley and Swansea defender Ashley Williams.
   Spurs, Manchester United and Arsenal are linked with 26 year old AS Roma defender Medhi Benatia in the Express.
   Spurs youth striker Darren McQueen was in the Ipswich Town Under-21 squad for tonight's game at Crystal Palace, as he joined Roman Michael-Percil on trial at the Championship club.


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   CRIME WATCH ... Jason Puncheon has been charged over remarks he made about Neil Warnock on Twitter in response to the former Crystal Palace manager saying it was the worst penalty he had ever seen ... Nicolas Anelka will attend an FA hearing tomorrow over his quenelle gesture made at West Ham in December ...

Sunday 23.02.14
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   Tottenham lost 0-1 to Norwich City at Carrow Road this afternoon.  Click here for a match report.
   The Daily mail claims that Tim Sherwood may be retained as Head Coach, even if Spurs do not qualify for the Champions League, as the board are considering how he does and develops in the role until the end of the season.


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Saturday 22.02.14
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : - Spurs welcome back Emmanuel Adebayor (although he ahs been suffering with a leg injury), Mousa Dembele, Kyle Walker, Hugo Lloris, Aaron Lennon and Younes Kaboul after them missing the trip to Ukraine on Thursday.  Erik Lamela and Vlad Chiriches are both out with back injuries and Sandro will have a late fitness test on his shin and Gylfi Sigurdsson should make the bench after having a hamstring strain.
   NORWICH CITY TEAM NEWS : - Ryan Bennett (hip) along with Jonas Guttierez (shin), Michael Turner (hamstring) and Elliott Bennett (knee) will all be missing from the Norwich line-up. Johnny Howson will have a late fitness test after a back injury.
   For a preview of the match at Carrow Road on Sunday, click here.


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Friday 21.02.14
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   Chicago Fire are hoping that they can arrange a loan spell for young Spurs winger Grant Ward, who is on a two week trial with the club, with the prospect of a permanent deal to keep him in the MLS.
   The Daily Express claims Tottenham are looking at Argentine central defender Gabriel Paletta, who plays for Parma in Italy.


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   CRIME WATCH ... Manuel Pellegrini has been charged by UEFA for comments he made about the referee being biased towards Barcelona in Tuesday's Champions League quart final ... 

Thursday 20.02.14
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   Spurs lost 0-1 to Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in the Europa League tonight in Ukraine.  Click here for a match report.


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Wednesday 19.02.14
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   Tottenham's Europa League game tomorrow against Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in Ukraine will go ahead despite civil unrest in Kyiv where over 25 people have died.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Emmanuel Adebayor, Kyle Walker, Hugo Lloris, Younes Kaboul, Aaron Lennon and Mousa Dembele have not travelled to Ukraine for tomorrow's Europa League match with Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.
   For a preview of the Europa League game in Ukraine, click here.
   Spurs goalkeeper, Heurelho Gomes, is talking with Leeds United about a loan move to the Championship side until the end of the season.
   Former Spurs reserve winger Jake Nicholson, who was released last summer, has signed with AFC Wimbledon.


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   MEHSTG's spin story ... Arsene Wenger referred back to the wonderful 1970s Arsenal team tonight after their 0-2 home defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League, saying "The penalty we missed killed the crowd and positive vibes." ... Maaaan !!

Tuesday 18.02.14
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   Very little new Spurs news today, with much being recycled stories of transfer targets in the summer.


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Monday 17.02.14
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   The Under-21s lost 2-5 to Bolton Wanderers at Hotspur Way today.  Goals from Souleymane Coulibaly and Shaquile Coulthirst put Tottenham 2-0 ahead, but Dominic Ball's dismissal and five goals in the last half hour handed the Trotters the win.
   Spurs are reportedly watching Hannover 96's defensive midfielder Andre Hoffman.  The 20 year old would cost about 3 million.
   Young forward Roman Michael-Percil is on trial with Ipswich Town, playing for their Under-21s.


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   CRIME WATCH ... Tranemere Rovers manager Ronnie Moore has been suspended by the club pending an investigation into alleged betting on the team's results ... 

Sunday 16.02.14
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   The Sunday People claim that Tottenham's Sporting Director Franco Baldini, is under pressure with the board concerned about the money spent in the summer and especially, the lack of return on it at the moment from Erik Lamela.  With nothing else to write about, with Tottenham not having a game this weekend, the journalists have to look elsewhere for their stories.


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Saturday 15.02.14
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   Tottenham's Under-18s beat Leicester City 3-0 at Hotspur Way this morning in the FA Premier Under-19 league.  Spurs won with two goals from Daniel Akindayini and one from Connor Ogilvie.
   Nabil Bentaleb has declared himself available for Algeria, after interest from France and England.  The Spurs midfielder could be in line for a call-up for the Brazil World Cup Finals this summer.
   Reports in Italy claim that their national manager Cesare Prandelli is being lined up by Spurs to become the team manager in the summer, following the World Cup Finals.


   OTHER NEWS ... England and Preston North End legend Tom Finney died today aged 91 ... 

Friday 14.02.14
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   No substantial Spurs news today, with a weekend off as the FA Cup takes top billing.


   OTHER NEWS ... Rene Meulensteen was sacked as manager of Fulham today, with Felix Magath appointed as their third boss of the season ... 


   MEHSTG's spin story ... Jose Mourinho has declared that Arsene Wenger is a 'specialist in failure',  especially when it comes to zipping up his bench coat.

Thursday 13.02.14
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   Tottenham have signed a new five year shirt sponsorship deal which will see them bear the AIA logo on their shirts until 2019.  The deal is said to be worth 100 million over the five years.
   Spurs are reported to be interested in Ajax's 20 year old striker Danny Klaasen, according to a number of websites.
   However, the Metro has Spurs chasing the Dutch club's 22 year old central defender Joel Veltman.
   The internet also includes rumours of a move for Internazionale's Japanese central defender Yuto Nagatomo, but the player is said by his agent to want to extend his contract at the San Siro.
   Various sources claim that Tottenham have beaten Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City to the signing of 16 year old Musa Yahaya, who is set to fly into London to sign next week.  The player may return to his club Mutunchy Academy until he is 17 and he would then be able to seek a work permit.
   20 year old Paris St. Germain left back Lucas Digne is another target for Tottenham as well as Liverpool.


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Wednesday 12.02.14
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   Tottenham beat Newcastle United 4-0 at St. James Park tonight.  Click here for a match report.


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Tuesday 11.02.14
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Vlad Chiriches (back), Sandro (calf) and Erik Lamela (thigh but now back) are definitely out of the trip to Newcastle United, while Gylfi Sigurdsson (hamstring) is doubtful.
   NEWCASTLE UNITED TEAM NEWS : -  The Magpies have Loic Remy suspended, while they have a long injury list with Chiek Tiote (hamstring), Gael Bigirmana (ankle), Mathieu Debuchy (calf), Fabricio Collocini (knee) and Ryan Taylor (knee) all missing and Yoan Gouffran having a late test on a muscle injury.
   Hugo Lloris has laughed off rumours spread by a French player playing for Arsenal that he would like to move across North London in the summer.
   Tottenham and Arsenal are both being linked in the media with moves in the next transfer window for 23 year old Sochaux defender Sebastien Corchia and for 20 year old Malaga defender Sergi Dardar


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Monday 10.02.14
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   Spurs are said to be ready to make a cut price summer deal with Barcelona for their Dutch winger Ibrahim Affelay, with Liverpool also keen on the 27 year old.
   The Under-21 side were held to a 2-2 draw against Blackburn Rovers at the Leigh Sports Village tonight.  Ruben Lameiras and Shaquile Coulthirst hit the goals for Tottenham.


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Sunday 09.02.14
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   Tottenham beat Everton 1-0 at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  Click here for a match report.
   Marcello Lippi is the latest manager to come out in the Press and say that he turned down the chance to manage Tottenham, with the Italian being asked a couple of times, which were probably before Andre Villas Boas took over and when the same Head Coach left the club.  His excuse for not taking the post was that he didn't understand the language.
   West Ham might be keen on taking Kyle Naughton to Upton Park in the summer, with a fee of 3 million reported in the media.


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Saturday 08.02.14
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   Spurs Under-18s drew 2-2 with Fulham at Hotspur Way this morning, with the Tottenham goals scored by Daniel Akindayini.


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   MEHSTG's spin story ... Arsene Wenger had more embarrassment after seeing his side fall flat on their arse when they lost 1-5 at Anfield, as he slipped over at Lime Street station on the way home and ended up flat on his arse too.

Friday 07.02.14
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS: -  Erik Lamela (thigh), Vlad Chiriches (back) and Sandro (calf) are all ruled out of the game with Everton on Sunday.  As reported yesterday, Andros Townsend and Mousa Dembele are ready to play if selected.
   EVERTON TEAM NEWS: -  New loan striker Lacina Traore might need a fitness test on his hamstring, but missing the game will be Romelu Lukaku (ankle), Bryan Oviedo (broken leg), Antolin Alcaraz (muscle fatigue), Aruna Kone (knee) and Darron Gibson (knee).
   For a preview of the Everton match, click here.
   Frank de Boer has told the Press today that he turned down the chance to replace Andre Villas-Boas, as he was still content with his job at Ajax.  However, he did say that he would like to manage in the Premier League at some stage in the future, with Spurs and Liverpool possible clubs he would he honoured to take control of.


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   CRIME WATCH ... West Ham United' appeal to an arbitration panel to get Andy Carroll's red card from last weekend's match with Swansea City wiped out was dismissed and the striker will serve a three match suspension ... Norwich City and Newcastle United have both been found guilty of failing to control their players in a recent match resulting in 30,000 and 20,000 fines respectively ...

Thursday 06.02.14
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS: - Some early team news for Sunday, with Andros Townsend and Mousa Dembele being announced as being ready to return for the match against Everton.
   Former Spurs defender Joe Kinnear has left Newcastle United as their Director of Football.


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   CRIME WATCH ... Newcastle United have suspended coach Willie Donachie for allegedly hitting a player after a reserve match ... 

Wednesday 05.02.14
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   The Spurs Under-18s beat Reading at Hotspur Way in the FA Premier Under-18 league this afternoon, with goals by Nathan Oduwa and Shayon Harrison.
   Tottenham are being linked in some media reports with a summer move for Swansea City's Spanish striker Michu, following Michael Laudrup's sacking.
   In other reports, the former Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup is being linked with a move to Tottenham in the summer to take over from Tim Sherwood.


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Tuesday 04.02.14
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   Lawrence Vigouroux and Shaquile Coulthirst have both returned from their loans at Hyde FC and Leyton Orient respectively.


   OTHER NEWS ... Michael Laudrup was sacked as manager of Swansea City today ... 

Monday 03.02.14
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   Tottenham's Under-21s drew 0-0 with Everton at Bishops Stortford FC tonight.


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Sunday 02.02.14
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   The Sunday Mirror reports that Daniel Levy is thought not to be impressed by Tim Sherwood's management of the team and is keeping Louis van Gaal in mind for the 2014-15 season, when he will be available after the World Cup finals, where he will be leading the Dutch side, but he has said he is fed up with international management and wants tog et back to club football.
   Sherwood is said to be satisfied with Roberto Soldado's contribution to the team and is backing him to come good in the scoring department, which is why he didn't go out and buy a new striker in the transfer window.


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   MEHSTG's spin story ... Arsenal's transfer window loan signing from Spartak Moscow, Swedish midfielder Kim Kallstrom, is said to be out for six weeks with a back injury he picked up playing beach football before he had his medical (which was a very long and arduous one).  Perhaps he just realised he would be signing for a South London club and wanted out of the deal.

Saturday 01.02.14
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   Tottenham drew 1-1 with Hull City at the KC Stadium this afternoon.  Click here for a match report.
   The Under-18 team beat Norwich City 3-1 at Hotspur Way in the FA Premier Academy Under-18 league this morning.  Goals from Cy Goddard, Emmanuel Sonupe and Anthony Georgiou won the game for Spurs.


   OTHER NEWS ... Brian McDermott was re-instated as manager of Leeds United after a take-over at the club, which didn't officially announce that he had been sacked !! ... 


   MEHSTG's spin story ... Emmanuel Frimpong has been frimponged.  After saying he had no chance of pulling birds in Barnsley (and what has changed there ?), he was sent off 31 minutes into his debut.

 

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