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February 2015
 

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 !!

 

Saturday 28.02.15
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Spurs have a fully fit squad to choose from for the League Cup Final.
   For a League Cup Final preview, click here.
   Spurs are reportedly keen on signing Sevilla's Colombian striker Carlos Bacca in the summer.
   Tottenham's Under-18s lost 1-2 to Chelsea at their Cobham training ground this morning.  Tottenham's goal came from a Ryan Loft penalty.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Friday 27.02.15
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   Jose Mourinho seems very interested in Spurs and commented on lots of aspects of the club during his Press Conference today.  His main thrust was that the Tottenham players should stop diving and trying to get other players booked.  Pot and kettle spring to mind.
   Tottenham's Nigerian youth player Musa Yahaya has torn knee ligaments while on international duty back in Nigeria and Spurs are keen for him to return to the club to allow them to plan his recovery from injury.


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Thursday 26.02.15
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   Tottenham lost 0-2 to Fiorentina in Florence tonight in the Europa League Round of 32 Second Leg, losing 1-3 on aggregate.  For a match report click here.
   Aaron Lennon is reported to have said he is keen to stay at Everton after his loan spell is up at the end of the season.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Wednesday 25.02.15
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : - Brad Friedel, Younes Kaboul, Etienne Capoue, Cristian Ceballos, DeAndre Yedlin and Emmanuel Adebayor have not travelled to Italy, but the rest of the squad are all fit and available.
   FIORENTINA TEAM NEWS : -   Goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusana is out injured and midfielder Borja Valero is not available.
   Spurs Under-18s beat Arsenal 4-1 at Hotspur Way this morning with a Shayon Harrison hat-trick and a penalty scored by Ryan Loft.
   The second leg of the FA Youth Cup semi-final against Chelsea will take place at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday 18th March, kicking off at 19.00.
   Spurs are today linked with AS Monaco's Tunisian defender Aymen Abdennour.


   OTHER NEWS ... Barnsley have appointed Oldham Athletic manager Lee Johnson as their new boss ... 

Tuesday 24.02.15
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   Chelsea will be without Nemanja Matic for the League Cup Final after he received a reduced two match ban for pushing over Ashley Barnes in the match against Burnley on Saturday.
   The date of Tottenham Youth's FA Youth Cup semi-final first leg with Chelsea has been announced.  It will take place at White Hart Lane on Thursday 5th March with a 19.00 kick off.  The details of the away second leg have not yet been provided by Chelsea.
   Tottenham are being linked with a move for Sporting Lisbon's Algerian striker Islam Slimani.
   Spurs are also heavily linked with a summer move for Malaga's Argentine midfielder Igancio Camacho, with a bid of 15 million mentioned.
   Tottenham's former reserve goalkeeper Shwan Jalal has signed for Northampton Town after being a free agent.


   OTHER NEWS ... Jimmy Dack has been appointed as manager of Newport County until the end of the season ... 

Monday 23.02.15
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   Tottenham are being strongly linked with Babacur Djalo of Sporting Lisbon, who is an 18 year old midfielder dubbed the "new Paul Pogba" and he is out of contract in the summer.  Some stories claim Spurs are keen to have urgent talks to snap him up ahead of other interested parties.
   Southampton Under-21s drew 0-0 with Spurs Under-21s at St. Mary's tonight.
   Former Spurs goalkeeper and goalkeeping coach Tony Parks has joined Aston Villa as their goalkeeping coach.


   OTHER NEWS ... Coventry City sacked manager Steven Pressley today ... 

Sunday 22.02.15
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   Tottenham drew 2-2 with West Ham United at White Hart Lane today.  Click here for a match report.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Saturday 21.02.15
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Spurs have no injury worries and Mauricio Pochettino can select from a full squad of players.
   WEST HAM UNITED TEAM NEWS : -  Andy Carroll is missing with injury again, but Matt Jarvis, James Collins, Cheikhou Kouyate and Winston Reid are all back and ready to play.  Morgan Amalfitano sits this one out for getting sent off last week and new signing Nene is not fit.
   For a preview of tomorrow lunch-time's game with West Ham United, click here.
   Tottenham's Under-18s won 4-1 against Fulham at Hotspur Way this morning, thanks to goals from Ryan Loft 2, Armani Daly and Samuel Shahoua.


   OTHER NEWS ... Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson has stood down form his position as manager at the club ... 

Friday 20.02.15
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   The appeal against the Compulsory Purchase Order on Archway Sheet Metal of Paxton Road brought by the Josif family was today dismissed by Mr. Justice Dove as there was not a legal flaw in the process of serving the CPO.  The judge said their argument was purely semantic and thus this must be the first time something anti-semantic worked in Tottenham's favour.
There is still an appeal to the Court of Appeal within 21 days available to the company, but Justice Dove said there would be little hope of success.
The Josif family were ordered to pay the of the Government's legal costs, but claims for the costs of THFC and Haringey Council were refused.
If there is no further appeal, this would allow Tottenham to start the works very soon.  Perhaps they could raffle the opportunity to drive the bulldozers and raise some money to off-set their legal costs.
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Thursday 19.02.15
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   Tottenham drew 1-1 with Fiorentina in the Europa League Round of 32 first leg tie at White Hart Lane tonight.  Match report to follow.
   It is with great sadness that Tottenham Hotspur Ladies announce that their chairman Glenn Weaver died this morning.  Glenn has served the club for many years in almost every capacity from kit washer to manager of various age groups throughout his time with the club.  He was the heart and soul of THLFC and will be deeply missed.  MEHSTG sends it condolences to his family and friends at this sad time.
   Former Spurs winger Mark Robson has joined Aston Villa as first team coach under manager Tim Sherwood.


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Wednesday 18.02.15
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Spurs have no injury issues for the Round of 32 first leg game in the Europa League against Fiorentina at White Hart Lane tomorrow night.
   For a preview of tomorrow's Europa League tie with Fiorentina, click here.
   Spurs right back Kyle Walker is being linked with a potential move, with Manchester United reportedly keen on him according to the Daily Express.
   Tottenham's interest in Besiktas' Turkish international midfielder Gokhan Tore is matched by that from Atletico Madrid and the player may cost 12 million.
   Yesterday's story about a move for Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi appears to be gathering pace, with a reported 10 million bid already planned for the 22 year old German international or so the Metro claims.
   One interesting point that came out of the High Court hearing today, was that Spurs have gained a 350 million bridging loan to construct the new stadium in Northumberland Park, which seems to be off-set against the money for the naming rights of the new ground, thus implying they may already have a deal in place for that.
Mr. Justice Dove has said he will make his decision and it will be given at 09.30 on Friday.
   Tottenham's Youth team beat Nottingham Forest 2-1 at the City Ground tonight in the FA Youth Cup quarter final with goals from Kyle Walker-Peters and Ismail Azzaoui.  Spurs will now face Chelsea in the semi-final.


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Tuesday 17.02.15
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   The appeal against the CPO on Archway Steal on Paxton Road began at the High Court today.
   Spurs are rumoured to be ready to make a 25 million move for Benfica's Argentine winger Eduardo Salvio in the summer.
   Tottenham have also been linked with 18 year old Cagliari and Ghana midfielder Godfred Donsah, with talks rumoured to be held within the week with the youngster moving to White Hart Lane in the summer.
   Tottenham are said to be favourites to sign 22 year old Valencia's German international defender Shkodran Mustafi, who was in their 2014 World Cup winning squad.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Monday 16.02.15
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   The High Court have apportioned blame in the case of young Spurs striker Radwan Hamed, who had a heart attack and subsequently suffered brain damage for lack of urgent treatment back in 2006.  Former Tottenham Hotspur doctors Dr. Charlotte Cowie and Dr. Mark Curtin, have been held 70% to blame for not following up with checks on Hamed's cardiac condition, with 30% of blame apportioned with the FA regional cardiologist Dr. Peter Mills, who assessed the player prior to the club signing him.  The size of the compensation due to the former player, who now cannot live independently, could rise to 7 million, but will be decided by the court at a later stage.
   Tottenham are back in the High Court tomorrow to hear the appeal against the Compulsory Purchase order for Archway Steel as Spurs seek to start redevelopment of the Northumberland Park area, including the new club stadium.
   Rumours have taken on a life of their own over a rumoured 16 million move for Juventus' 30 year old Spanish striker Fernando Llorente.


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Sunday 15.02.15
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   Tottenham are reported to be interested in making a summer move for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, along with West Ham United and Wolfsburg, with his price said to be 28 million which is what Chelsea sold him for last season.
   And while we are mentioning Wolfsburg, Tottenham are reported to have sent Head Scout Ian Broomfield out to Germany to watch former Chelsea winger Kevin de Bruyne playing for the Bundesliga side.
   England Under-17s started with both Marcus Edwards and Kazaiah Sterling as the drew 1-1 with Portugal Under-17s in the Algarve tournament today.  Edwards was replaced after 62 minutes, while Sterling netted the goal for England with a header.


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Saturday 14.02.15
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   The Under-18s lost 1-3 at Reading this morning, with Lloyd Ross scoring Tottenham's goal.
   Tottenham are allegedly willing to pay 20 million for PSV Eindhoven winger Memphis Depay, thus heading the race for the Dutch international according to some reports.  Mauricio Pochettino is reported to be flying to Holland to watch the player this weekend.
   Spurs scouts were reported to be at the match between FC Porto and Guimaraes on Friday night.
   Hot on the heels of news that Spurs have a 50% sell on clause in their former midfielder Massimo Luongo's contract, but it was revealed today that they also have first refusal should the Australian international and Swindon Town leave the County Ground.
   Former Spurs midfielder Teemu Tainio has retired form playing at the age of 35.
   Former Spurs midfielder and Head Coach Tim Sherwood has been appointed as the new manager of Aston Villa.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Friday 13.02.15
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   Harry Kane has won the Barclays Premier League Player of the Month award for January.
   Youth players Marcus Edwards and Kazaiah Sterling were unused subs as England Under-17s lost 0-7 to Holland in the Algarve tournament today.
   On loan Milos Veljkovic will miss the rest of the season after suffering a dislocated shoulder while with Charlton Athletic.


   OTHER NEWS ... Paul Buckle has left his post as manager of Cheltenham Town after just 79 days in charge ... 

Thursday 12.02.15
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   The referee for the League Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley has been announced and will be Anthony Taylor.
   Former Spurs coach Chris Ramsey has been handed the job of manager at Loftus Road until the end of the season as he tries to keep the QPR team in the Premier League.


   OTHER NEWS ... Danny Wilson was sacked as manager of Barnsley today ... 

Wednesday 11.02.15
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   A Spurs XI beat Fulham at Hotspur Way this afternoon with goals from Daniel Akindayini 2 and Will Miller.
   Eric Dier broke his nose in last night's game against Liverpool.
   A date for Tottenham's FA Youth Cup quarter final at Nottingham Forest has been announced, with the game taking place at the City Ground on Wednesday 18th February 2015, kicking off at 19.00.


   OTHER NEWS ... Paul Lambert was sacked as Aston Villa manager today ... 

Tuesday 10.02.15
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   Tottenham lost 2-3 to Liverpool at Anfield tonight.  Click here for a match report.
   Mauricio Pochettino is looking at Emanuel Mammana, who played for Argentina Under-20s in their recent South American championship success. The River Plate 19 year old plays centre half and he is a player Spurs are keeping their eyes on..


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Monday 09.02.15
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   Tottenham's Youth team beat Manchester United 3-1 at White Hart Lane tonight in the FA Youth Cup Fifth Round, with goals from Anthony Georgiou 2 and Ismail Azzaoui.  Match report to follow.
   In the Daily Express, Spurs are linked with 28 year old Malaga central defender Sergio Sanchez as a replacement for Younes Kaboul, who is bound for Besiktas in the summer apparently.  Sanchez will be available on a free transfer in the summer.
   The London Evening Standard claim that Real Madrid have had Harry Kane watched three times this season.


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Sunday 08.02.15
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   Spurs are being linked with a pre-contract free transfer deal for Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk winger Yehven Konoplyanka, who is reported to favour a move to WHhite Hart Lane over AS Roma.
   In the Daily Mail, it is reported that Tottenham are favourites to sign West Bromwich Albion's want-away striker Saido Berahino, but he will cost 25 million.


   OTHER NEWS ... Leicester City have not sacked manager Nigel Pearson today ... 


   MEHSTG's no-spin story ... An unfortunate turn of phrase in the Daily Mail, where they run a story about Arsene Wenger's eventual replacement ... "It is being whispered around the Emirates that Wenger could groom Henry to become the next Gunners boss."

Saturday 07.02.15
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   Tottenham beat Arsenal 2-1 at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  For a match report, click here.
   Former Spurs defender and Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh has left Wales to join Gillingham as their new boss.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Thursday 06.02.15
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : - Emmanuel Adebayor is not included in Tottenham's 18 man match day squad for tomorrow's match against Arsenal.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 


   MEHSTG's spin story ... .

Thursday 05.02.15
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Nabil Bentaleb's return from the African Cup of Nations gives Mauricio Pochettino a full squad of fit players to choose from for Saturday's meeting with Arsenal.
   ARSENAL TEAM NEWS : -  Arsenal will be without Alexis Sanchez, but welcome back striker Danny Welbeck for the first time this year.  The Gooners will also be without midfielder Jack Wilshire, who is out of puff and Alex Oxline-Chambermaid, who has a knee issue.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Wednesday 04.02.15
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   Emmanuel Adebayor turned the offer of  1 million a week with a club in Qatar during the transfer window.
   Steffen Freund has hinted that he may be ready for a new challenge in the summer, perhaps as a Sporting Director away from Tottenham.


   OTHER NEWS ... Gary Johnson was sacked as manager of Yeovil Town today ... 

Tuesday 03.02.15
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   West Ham United chairman David Gold had a none too veiled dig at Daniel Levy by Tweeting that "You just can't do business with some people", after his transfer deadline day deals failed to materialise.  Poor old Mr. Gold.
   Tottenham apparently made a late bid for Chelsea's German midfielder Andre Schurrle, but were quoted 30 million, as opposed to the 22 million he joined Wolfsburg for.
   Aaron Lennon has been copping a lot of flak on Twitter for his sullen photos on his unveiling as an Everton player.
   Former Spurs youth striker Radwan Hamed is taking a case against Spurs in the High Court to claim up to 7 million damages for not having proper identification of a thickening of the heart muscle, which may have caused a heart attack in his first game of a youth tournament in Belgium in 2006 that left him brain damaged.  The club later made an announcement on the website that two former members of the club's medical staff have accepted responsibility and will defend themselves in court.
   Former Spurs manager Harry Redknapp has resigned from Queens Park Rangers as their manager as he needs an operation on his knee.  Former Spurs coaches Les Ferdinand and Chris Ramsey are set to take over temporarily.
   Former Spurs manager Glenn Hoddle has left his coaching role at Queens Park Rangers and former Spurs coach Joe Jordan has also left Loftus Road.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Monday 02.02.15
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   TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY and here the the news and rumours from today's media.
INS
   Harry Kane signed a new, improved five and a half year deal with Spurs today.  Perhaps our most important signing.
   MK Dons 18 year old midfielder Dele Alli signs for Spurs for 5 million and is loaned back to his club for the remainder of the season.  He has signed a five and a half year deal.
OUTS
   Emmanuel Sonupe has joined St. Mirren on loan until the end of the season.
   Nathan Oduwa has joined Luton Town on loan until the end of the season.
   Jordan Archer has moved on loan to Millwall until the end of the season, with the story being that Ian Holloway will take the opportunity to look at the Scotland UNder-21 keeper with a view to a permanent deal, as Spurs have indicated that he may not be kept on.
   Aaron Lennon has joined Everton on loan until the end of the season.
   Benoit Assou-Ekotto has been released from his contract with Tottenham.
RUMOURS
   Aaron Lennon was the subject of a number of rumours, including moves on loan to Hull City, Leicester City, West Bromwich Albion, Stoke City, QPR and Everton.
   Emmanuel Adebayor was linked with loans to Stoke City, QPR, West Ham United and Crystal Palace.  The Telegraph report that a move to Upton Park was ruled out by Daniel Levy, who agreed to pay the striker's wages if he moved to QPR or Crystal Palace, but not if he moved to the Irons.
   West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City wanted Etienne Capoue and despite late talks, a move to the Hawthorns could not be agreed
   Spurs were keen to sign FC Koln's 18 year old central defender Kevin Wimmer, but the German club were not interested in selling him.


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Sunday 01.02.15
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   The Sun reckons Spurs will try and sign Paris St. Germain midfielder Yohan Cabaye in the summer, while they still intend to bring in Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez and 32 million rated Atletico Madrid's French central defender Aymeric Laporte.
   The Daily Express claims that Spurs are offering Aaron Lennon plus 5 million to secure the services of Kevin Mirallis.
   Rumours in the Daily Mirror claim that West Ham United's international defender Winston Reid is set to join Tottenham in the summer on a free transfer.


   OTHER NEWS ... Dougie Freedman has replaced Stuart Pearce as manager of Nottingham Forest after the former England captain was sacked ... 

 

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