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February 2016

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 !!

 

Monday 29.02.16
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   Claudio Ranieri, the Leicester City manager - claims Spurs are favourites to win the Premier League this season, in an attempt to throw the spotlight off his side, who are top of the League by two points.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Sunday 28.02.16
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   Tottenham beat Swansea City 2-1 at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  Click here for a match report.
   Spurs are reported to be interested in Hull City's 21 year old Scottish international left back Andrew Robertson, along with Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City.
   Legendary former Spurs forward Jimmy Greaves has been told that he may not ever walk again after suffering a stroke in May 2015.


   OTHER NEWS ... Manchester City beat Liverpool 3-1 on penalties in the League Cup final after the game had finished 1-1 at 90 minutes and at the end of extra time ... 

Saturday 27.02.16
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Harry Kane is ready to play against Swansea City tomorrow, albeit in a protective mask after having his nose broken in the match against Crystal Palace last Sunday, but Mousa Dembele (groin), Jan Vertonghen (knee), Tom Carroll (Achilles) and Clinton N'Jie (knee) are all out of contention for the match.
   Spurs are today being linked with a move for Juventus' Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic.
   Tottenham's Under-18s beat West Bromwich Albion 4-3 at Hotspur Way this morning in a Premier Under-18 League match.  Tottenham's goals were scored by Jack Roles, Kazaiah Sterling, Marcus Edwards and Shilow Tracey.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Friday 26.02.16
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   Tottenham have been drawn against Borussia Dortmund in the Round of 16 of the Europa League.  The first leg will be away on Thursday 10th March, kicking off at 18.00 (UK time) with the return at White Hart Lane on Thursday 17th March, with a 20.05 kick off.
   The latest batch of games announced for live TV coverage were announced today and the following matches have moved ...
Liverpool (away)  to Saturday 2nd April with a 17.30 kick off  (Sky Sports).
Manchester United (home)  to Sunday 10th April with a 16.00 kick off  (Sky Sports).
Stoke City (away)  to Monday 18th April with a 20.00 kick off  (Sky Sports).
West Bromwich Albion (home)  to Monday 18th April with a 20.00 kick off  (Sky Sports).
Chelsea (away)  to Monday 2nd May with a 20.00 kick off  (Sky Sports).
   In addition, with the progress to the Round of 16 in the Europa League, Tottenham's two games after these ties will be moved ... namely ...
Aston Villa (away)  to Sunday 13th March with a 16.00 kick off
Bournemouth (home)  to Sunday 20th March with a 16.00 kick off
   Tottenham reportedly had scouts at the FC Porto v Borussia Dortmund Europa League match last night, with a view to running an eye over the Portuguese side's Algerian midfielder Lacine Brahimi, the Porto winger and this is on top of a reported GBP 18million bid pending for 24 year old winger Lorenzo Insigne of Napoli in the summer.  The latter story appeared in the Mirror, but has been rebuffed in the local Italian press.
   Winger Nathan Oduwa has joined Colchester United on a one month loan.


   OTHER NEWS ... Gianni Infantino has been voted in as the new President of FIFA ... 

Thursday 25.02.16
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   Tottenham beat Fiorentina 3-0 at White Hart Lane in the Round of 32 Second leg tonight.  Click here for a match report.
   London Mayor Boris Johnson has given the go-ahead to Tottenham Hotspur's plans for the new Northumberland Park Development, including the club's new stadium.
   Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs may be doing battle to sign Newcastle United's young goalkeeper Freddie Woodman in the summer according to reports.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Wednesday 24.02.16
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS :-  Harry Kane's nose injury will keep him out of the Europa League tie with Fiorentina at White Hart Lane tomorrow night, but he should be fit for Sunday's home Premier League meeting with Swansea City.  Mousa Dembele could be out for two weeks with a groin strain.
   Spurs are being linked with a summer move for Fiorentina's Croatian midfielder Milan Badelj.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Tuesday 23.02.16
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Mousa Dembele may miss Thursday night's Europa League tie with Fiorentina after going off at half-time in last Sunday's FA Cup tie.  Harry Kane will need to play the game in a protective mask after being elbowed in the face by a Crystal Palace player that broke his nose.  Erik Lamela could be fit to return after missing the last two games through illness.
   Spurs are reported to be favourites to sign Charlton Athletic's 18 year old striker Ademola Lookman.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Monday 22.02.16
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   Tottenham are set to return to Fulham to secure the signing of striker Moussa Dembele in the summer, it is reported today.  Spurs pulled out of a deal for Nigerian international defender Kingsley Madu of Slovakian side AS Trencin because of work permit problems.
   Former Spurs manager Martin Jol looks set to take over as the new boss at Egypt club Al Ahly.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Sunday 21.02.16
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   Tottenham lost 0-1 to Crystal Palace in the FA Cup Fifth Round at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  For a match report, click here.
   Spurs are reportedly heading the queue of clubs willing to pay GBP12 million for Belgium and Gent striker Laurent Depoitre in the summer.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Saturday 20.02.16
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   Spurs Under-182 beat Arsenal 4-0 at Hotspur Way in the FA Premier U18 league this morning, with goals from Samuel Shashoua, two from Marcus Edwards and another from Ryan Loft.
   Little solid news other than an interview with Dele Alli revealed that he had hoped to play 10 Premier League games for Spurs in this, his first, season.  Other than that, it as all quiet on the Spurs front.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Friday 19.02.16
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Alongside long term knee injury victims Jan Vertonghen and Clinton N'Jie, Spurs will be missing Hugo Lloris (shoulder) and Tom Carroll (Achilles).  Additionally, Mauricio Pochettino will mix up the squad for this FA Cup match against Crystal Place with important games coming up, so regular first teamers may be rested.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Thursday 18.02.16
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   Tottenham drew 1-1 with Fiorentina in the Artemio Franchi Stadium in the Europa League Round of 32 First Leg tonight.  Click here for a match report.
   Spurs are linked with a GBP 24 million move for Anderlecht's 21 year old midfielder Youri Tielemens, but Atletico Madrid are also interested.  .


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Wednesday 17.02.16
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Hugo Lloris injured his shoulder at the end of the game on Sunday at Manchester City and will miss the Europa League tie at Fiorentina and the FA Cup tie at home to Crystal Palace.  Spurs are still without Jan Vertonghen and Clinton N'Jie (both knee), with the side likely to be much changed from Sunday's league win at the Etihad.
   It is reported that Spurs Academy coach John McDermott has been handed responsibility for all teams at Tottenham below the first team.  This is to reward him for his excellent work with the youngsters at the club and to ward off interest from Manchester United.
   MEPs are calling for an investigation into the money that Real Madrid paid Spurs for Gareth Bale, with promissory notes to the White Hart Lane club coming from Spanish banks who had been re-financed in the crisis at the time and thus benefitting from illegal state aid.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Tuesday 16.02.16
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   Tottenham are linked with Ausburg's 22 year old German international midfielder Dominik Kuhr, who is also interesting West Ham United and Southampton.  A Spurs scout will be among another thirteen from Premier League clubs as Gent played with their eyes on Belgian striker Laurent Depoitre, but allegedly, when Spurs signed Vlad Chiriches from Steaua Bucharesti, they also did a deal for 1.5 million to have a first option on the Romanian Under-21 attacking midfielder Gabriel Iancu for 15 million, although since then he has been on loan in the Turkish Second Division.
   Birmingham City Under-21s will play a behind closed doors friendly against their Spurs counterparts on Thursday 18th February 2016 with a midday kick off at Hotspur Way.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Monday 15.02.16
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   Our Under-21s beat Cardiff City U21s 4-0 in a friendly game at Hotspur Way this morning.  Joe Pritchard, Will Miller 2 and Emmanuel Sonupe were Tottenham's goal-scorers.
   Spurs and Chelsea are eyeing Romelu Lukaku's 21 year old brother Jordan Lukaku, who plays left back for Oostende and would cost about GBP 3million.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Sunday 14.02.16
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   Tottenham beat Manchester City 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium  this afternoon.  Click here for a match report.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Saturday 13.02.16
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   Tottenham's Under-18s beat Norwich City 1-0 at Hotspur Way this morning with a Ryan Loft penalty.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Friday 12.02.16
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Spurs are still without knee injury victims Jan Vertonghen and Clinton N'Jie.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Thursday 11.02.16
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   Tottenham are reported to be in advanced talks with Marseille about Michy Batshuayi, their 22 year old Belgian international striker.


   OTHER NEWS ... Neil Warnock has been named as the new manager of Rotherham United until the end of the season ... 

   CRIME WATCH ... Adam Johnson has been sacked by Sunderland following his admission to offences of grooming and sex with a child ... 

Wednesday 10.02.16
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   The FA are reported to be cutting the number of music events at Wembley to allow Spurs and Chelsea to share the stadium while their grounds are being re-developed.  Spurs will be playing away from White Hart Lane in 2017-18.
   Spurs are being linked with a summer move for Barcelona defender Marc Bartra and have had scouts watching the Mainz Turkish international midfielder Yunus Malli.
   Former Spurs striker Mido has been sacked as boss of Egyptian side Zamalek after just 37 days.
   The Under-21s away match against Leicester City will now be played on Monday 21st March 2016 at the King Power Stadium.


   OTHER NEWS ... Ronnie Moore has left Hartlepool United as manager by mutual consent, with Craig Hignett being appointed as the new boss ... 

   CRIME WATCH ... Sunderland winger Adam Johnson has entered a guilty plea for one charge of sexual activity with a child and one charge of grooming, but has denied two other charges ... 

Tuesday 09.02.16
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   West Bromwich Albion have denied that there is a deal in place to give Spurs the first option on Saido Berahino in the summer transfer window.
   Tottenham's Under-21s drew 1-1 away at St. Mary's against Southampton tonight, with Nabil Bentaleb scoring the Spurs equaliser.


   OTHER NEWS ... Darren Wassell has been given the Derby County manager's job until the end of the season ... 

Monday 08.02.16
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   Connor Ogilvie's loan at Stevenage has been extended for another month until mid-March .
   Former Spurs junior Des Walker has joined Derby County's coaching staff.


   OTHER NEWS ... The Championship lost two managers today, with Paul Clement at Derby County and Neil Redfearn at Rotherham United being sacked ... 

Sunday 07.02.16
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   Christian Eriksen is reported to be about to be offered a new deal with Spurs to increase his salary to GBP80,000 a week and to sign on until 2021.
   Tottenham are reported to have been given the first option on signing Saido Berahino of West Bromwich Albion after talks between Daniel Levy and the chairman of the Baggies.
   On loan defender, Federico Fazio was sent off on his Sevilla return after 25 minutes for two yellow cards.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Saturday 06.02.16
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   Tottenham beat Watford 1-0 at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  Click here for a match report.
   Spurs Under-18s beat Swansea City 2-1 away from home this morning, with both Tottenham goals scored by Kazaiah Sterling.


   OTHER NEWS ... Lee Johnson has been appointed as the new manager of Bristol City ... 

Friday 05.02.16
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   The date has been fixed for Tottenham's home FA Cup Fifth Round tie against Crystal Palace and the match will kick off at 15.00 on Sunday 21st February 2016.  The match will not be televised live.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Thursday 04.02.16
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : - Spurs will be without Clinton N'Jie and Jan Vertonghen (both knee injuries) for Saturday's match at home to Watford.  Ryan Mason is back in training and may be available for selection and will be given a late fitness test.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Wednesday 03.02.16
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   Josh Onomah has signed a new deal with Tottenham, his second in seven months, to keep him with the club until 2020.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Tuesday 02.02.16
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   Tottenham beat Norwich City 3-0 at Carrow Road tonight.  Click here for a match report.
   Mauricio Pochettino is being touted as the man to replace Louis van Gaal as Manchester United manager in a number of reports.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Monday 01.02.16
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TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY is here again ... so here are the comings and goings on the final day of this window ...
CONFIRMED DEALS
   Milos Veljkovic has left Spurs to join Werder Bremen for a reported fee of around GBP 500,000.
   Federico Fazio has joined his former club Sevilla on loan until the end of the season.  There is no confirmation of a permanent deal being on the table at the end of the loan, as Sevilla say that will only happen if they get a place in the Champions League.
   Alex Pritchard has joined West Bromwich Albion until the end of the season.
   Grant Ward has extended his loan at Rotherham United until the end of the season.

RUMOURS
   Tottenham's interest in Coventry City's 19 year old midfielder James Maddison has cooled after the Sky Blues were asking GBP 7 million for the player.
   Spurs are reported to have turned down the opportunity to sign Fernando Torres from AC Milan.
   Any move for West Bromwich Albion's Saido Berahino failed to materialise despite the odds on him joining Spurs today dropped dramatically.

NEW CONTRACT
   Grant Ward has extended his deal at Tottenham until 2018.

NEWS
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : - Spurs will be without Clinton N'Jie and Jan Vertonghen (both knee injuries) for tomorrow night's match at Norwich City.  Ryan Mason is back in training and may be available for selection.
   Former Spurs striker Teddy Sheringham was today sacked as manager of Stevenage.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

 

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