Thursday 31.03.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
announced a £1 million rise in profits on last year's total in the
six months trading to December 2004. There was a decrease in
turnover, down from £33.2m to £32.9m. The operating profit was
£5million, prior to player trading in which there was a £2.2m profit
on transfer dealings, but a rise in player amortisation to £5.9m
reduced the profit. TV income dropped by £0.5m to £10.3m,
while raising £15m via the share issue reduced the club's debt from
£17.1m to £9.3m.
the results, when interviewed, Daniel Levy praised David Beckham and
did not rule out a move for the Real Madrid midfielder. Martin
Jol, however, feels that he has two good players in that position
already and that he might not need another, but while Beckham is at
Real Madrid, the Spurs coach is not thinking about signing him.
financial report appears to back up the claim that Tottenham would not
pay former Head Coach Jacques Santini a settlement on his departure.
the financial rhetoric, there was a mention of a pre-season friendly
against FC Porto at White Hart Lane on August 6th.
Richards is seeking a £2 million pay-off from the Norwich Union
insurance company after being forced to retire because he might have
suffered a brain haemorrhage had he played on. The central
defender was set to leave Tottenham after his contract expired this
summer, but Richards is claiming that he could have played on at the
top level for five years if he had not had to stop playing on medical
Jol believes that Mark van Bommel will choose Barcelona over Tottenham
when it comes to deciding where he will spend his future on leaving
also denied speculation in the newspapers linking Tottenham with four
or five players, including Tomas Rosicky, who he said the club have no
Atouba has denied FA charges that he elbowed Joey Barton in the recent
match against Manchester City and could face a three-match ban if
NEWS ... UEFA have banned Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho from the
touchline for two-matches and fined him £8,900 for not
appearing at a post-match press conference and for his comments
following the Champions League tie at Barcelona. Chelsea have
been fined £33,300 fine for the team coming out late for the second
half and assistant manager Steve Clarke and security officer Les Miles
have been rapped for their conduct on the night ...
CRIMEWATCH ... Jermaine
Pennant has been released after serving 31 days of a three month jail
sentence for driving with over the legal limit of alcohol in the
blood, while banned and without insurance. Birmingham City have
said that they will try and do everything they can to get things back
to normality for him ...
MEHSTG's spin story ...
Wednesday 30.03.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Robinson played the whole of England's 2-0 World Cup qualifying win
over Azerbaijan at St. James' park tonight. Ledley King and
Jermain Defoe left the bench as second half substitutes, playing 13
minutes and 6 minutes respectively.
Davies played in Wales' 0-1 defeat in Austria in a World Cup
qualifying match tonight.
Ziegler played 42 minutes of the Swiss side's 1-0 World Cup win over
Kanoute is considering his international future after being the target
of fury for the Mali fans after their World Cup qualifier against Togo
was abandoned on Sunday.
have supposedly enquired about the availability of Carlo Cudicini of
Chelsea should Paul Robinson decide to leave White Hart Lane, so says
the Daily Mirror.
centre-half Traianos Dellas, currently playing for AS Roma but
available on a free transfer in the summer, is a target for Bolton
Wanderers, Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool.
Reserves lost 0-1 to Ipswich Town Reserves at Portman Road tonight.
Spurs youth squad finished third in their group at the Spanish XXI
International Youth tournament at San Sebastian, but above Real Madrid
who had a more experienced squad.
Ifil played for the England Under-19s who won 1-0 against Moldova at
Bloomfield Road, Blackpool, thus completing their qualification for
the European finals this summer.
England under-17s emulated their older counterparts by booking
their place in the European Championships with a 3-1 win against the
Republic of Ireland at the Bescot Stadium, Walsall. Goalkeeper David
Button and Leigh Mills played in the victorious England side.
NEWS ... Charlton Athletic have announced a £1.7 million loss on
the previous season's profits ... Azerbaijan manager Carlos Alberto hit
out at Michael Owen's alleged claims that he would score five goals in
the game tonight by asking what this "midget" had ever won
in football !! ...
Tuesday 29.03.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Kanoute is back in London and safe after the Mali crowd was after his
blood following the abandonment of the World Cup qualifier against
Togo on Sunday.
Reid played the whole game and Robbie Keane 62 minutes of the Republic
of Ireland's 1-0 win over China in a friendly international at
Andy Reid said that he is finding the Premiership a different league
to the Championship in terms of players fitness and speed of thought.
are apparently watching Paul Robinson, as they look to bring in a
goalkeeper in the summer transfer window.
Hallfredsson has been called up to the full Iceland squad for their
friendly tomorrow against Italy.
Davenport skippered the England Under-21s to a 2-0 victory over
Azerbaijan ay the Riverside Stadium Middlesbrough tonight. Tom
Huddlestone also played in the game.
Thomert, the Lens striker, is sad that he did not join Spurs in the
summer. Tottenham's £6 million offer was rebuffed and the 24
year old has had a poor start to the French season, which he puts down
to the disappointment of missing out on a move to London. Now he
is being tracked by clubs like Bolton Wanderers, Marseille, Manchester
City Paris St. Germain and Charlton Athletic.
midfielder Bonaventure Kalou said he hopes to move to England in the
summer, with Liverpool and Spurs leading the chase for the Ivory Coast
star. It looks as though the French side might be willing to
part with the creative player for around £5 million, as his contract
is due to run until 2008.
Goran Eriksson has said that David Beckham's place in the England team
would not be affected by a move to Spurs. The England coach
said, as long as he was playing for a big team (including Tottenham in
his options), it would not be a problem for him to be selected.
Spurs boss Keith Burkinshaw has been installed as assistant manager at
NEWS ... Watford have appointed Leeds United coach Adrian
Boothroyd as their new manager ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Graeme
Souness has said he can persuade Alan Shearer to play on for one more
season. So that will definitely rule out the return of Craig
Monday 28.03.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Jordan the Crystal Palace chairman has said that Wayne Routledge
should stay at Selhurst Park if he wants to become "a real
player". Jordan told Routledge that 'If you don't believe
you are going to be a real player then my advice to you is go and join
Spurs, take the money.' Now there's a man who knows how to
motivate his club's players.
Dortmund seem to have come to an agreement with creditors to keep the
club afloat, which might mean that Tomas Rosicky does not have to be
sold, but they might need the money anyway, so we will have to wait
until the summer to see what happens.
NEWS ... ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Beckham
and Gerrard train !! Wow !!
Sunday 27.03.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
EASTER TO ALL OUR READERS.
Dortmund have said that they do not plan to sell Tomas Rosicky to
Tottenham or anyone else in the summer.
Sunday Express report that David Beckham is likely to come to Spurs in
the summer, as other London options are being closed for him.
opened the scoring in the 55th minute for Egypt in their World Cup
qualifying 4-1 win over Libya.
The World Cup group
qualifier between Mali and Togo was abandoned in the 90th minute, as
the Togo side grabbed a late 2-1 lead, but the game was abandoned with
the home crowd baying for Frederic Kanoute's blood.
Atouba was an unused substitute in Cameroon's World Cup group
qualifier against Sudan, which the Indomitable Lions won 2-1.
Spurs winger Peter Taylor has signed a one year extension to be the
part-time manager of England Under-21s.
Holidays, the club's shirt sponsors, are in negotiations with Spurs
about extending their sponsorship, which runs out in the summer.
NEWS ... over 38,000 turned up to see the Liverpool Legends beat
a Celebrity XI 6-2 in a match for the Tsunami appeal at Anfield ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Apparently
Jordan wants to buy Selhurst Park. Somewhere to provide a
home for the twin strikers I suppose. Boom, boom !!
Saturday 26.03.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Robinson was a virtual spectator in England's 4-0 win over Northern
Ireland at Old Trafford, while Jermain Defoe came on as a 77th minute
substitute in the World Cup group qualifier. Ledley King was an
Keane started in the Republic of Ireland's 1-1 draw in Israel in their
World Cup qualifying game. Andy Reid was an unused substitute.
Davies played in Wales' 0-2 defeat by Austria at Cardiff in their
World Cup qualifying match.
Edman scored one of the goals in Sweden's 3-0 win over Bulgaria in
their World Cup qualifying match.
Ziegler made his full Swiss debut and played 69 minutes of tonight's
game in France, which ended 0-0.
Ifil played for the England under-19s in the 1-0 win against Denmark
in the European Championship qualifying match at Crewe today.
David Button played for England under-17s in a 3-1 win over Serbia and
Montenegro in a European Championship qualifying match at Stoke City's
Britannia Stadium this afternoon.
NEWS ... Five fans died in the crush of the 100,000 crowd leaving
Iran's 2-1 win over Japan in the World Cup ...
Friday 25.03.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Beckham is still being linked with Spurs, as his time in Spain seems
to be coming to an end. The England captain is aiming to get a
move to Chelsea or Arsenal, but some sources claim they are both
disinterested and that Tottenham might be keen to bring him to White
Hart Lane. The Guardian reckon that he will not come to Spurs
because they are not in the Champions League.
Rosicky says he is desperate top come to Tottenham and he said that
Spurs are the most interested club in obtaining his services and that
he is strong enough to play in the Premier League.
Davenport and Tom Huddlestone appeared in England's Under-21
international against Germany at Hull City tonight and the team drew
Limbersky was playing for the Czech Republic Under-21s in their 3-0
win over Finland.
Under-21 1-2 loss to Croatia saw Emil Hallfredsson playing for his
Spurs striker Gerry Armstrong was injured in a car crash in Manchester
today ahead of Northern Ireland's clash with England at Old Trafford.
The Irish assistant manager had minor injuries as a taxi hit the
Mercedes he was travelling in.
NEWS ... ...
Thursday 24.03.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
appears that although Tomas Rosicky has acknowledged that Spurs have
spoken to his agent and to Borussia Dortmund, there is still some
negotiation to be done with the transfer fee the sticking point.
Being heavily in debt, the Bundesliga club want top dollar for the
midfielder, but their valuation does not match that of Tottenham.
are also being linked with Deportivo La Coruna midfielder Victor.
Having been unsuccessful in tempting Mark van Bommel to White Hart
Lane, Tottenham have turned their attention to the Spaniard, who is
also being watched by Middlesbrough and Birmingham City.
stories claim Spurs are interested in Victor's team-mate Lionel
again, some websites are claiming the Mark van Bommel has said that he
has not made his mind up yet about where he will be playing next
Under-18s lost 0-1 to Real Sociedad in the XXI Spain Youth Tournament.
Spurs goalkeeper Kevin Dearden has had to retire from football due to
injury. He had been playing for Torquay United for the last few
NEWS ... The FA have said there will be a four week break before
the World Cup finals in 2006, but there will still be replays for all
FA Cup ties ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Jose
Reyes has made a covert appeal for Real Madrid to sign him and end his
nightmare at Highbury. "I am pleased that the Madrid
supporters, at least, would also like to see Reyes wearing their
famous white shirt. I think that it is important and an honour that
the fans like me. If things work out, it would give me extra
motivation. I would love to play for Real Madrid, but at the moment I
am with another club and they have to come to an agreement. If Real
Madrid are interested, they have to speak to Arsenal, if they do that,
I am certain they will come to an agreement." Mind you, you
can't blame him wanting to leave Arsenal.
Wednesday 23.03.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Dawson is stepping up his training to one hour of running as he
recuperates from his shin injury.
NEWS ... Chelsea and Ashley Cole have been charged over the
alleged tapping-up allegations of the Arsenal left-back ...
MEHSTG's spin story ...
Tuesday 22.03.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Atouba has claimed that he was racially abused by Joey Barton before
he elbowed the Manchester City midfielder in Saturday's Premier League
match, so the Sun reports. As he is currently away on
international duty with Cameroon, Atouba will have until 17.00 p.m. on
Tuesday 31st March to answer the charge of violent behaviour.
looks as though the long rumoured move to Spurs by PSV Eindhoven's
Mark van Bommel will not become reality, as he appears ready to sign
Daily Mail claim that Martin Jol is one of the lowest paid managers in
the Premier League. No stirring intended there then !!
are being linked with Greek centre-half Traianos Dellas, who looks set
to leave AS Roma in the summer. Chelsea, Everton and Arsenal are
all supposed to be interested in the European Championship winning
been told that he will not get a professional contract in the summer,
Welsh Under-19 international Scott Thyer has gone for a week's trial
at Swansea City and the 17 year old hopes that he will be able to
secure a deal in his homeland.
Naybet has said that while it was a surprise that Jacques Santini left
the club so suddenly, they are better off for it. The Moroccan
international told the Spanish press that the team are stronger now,
having had more time to gel and that Martin Jol has motivated the
players to improve. The central defender said that it was time
the club started challenging for honours on a regular basis and
although the club had signed a number of young central defenders, he
did not see that as competition, but he felt that with his experience
he could help them develop.
contributor Steffan Chirazi has won the Barclays Premiership Fan of
the Month for his undying support of Tottenham Hotspur over 19 years
from his home in San Francisco that has involved him flying over for
at least six matches a season.
Spurs Youth team's two legged FA Youth Cup semi-final against Ipswich
Town will take place on Friday 8th April at Portman Road, while the
return leg at White Hart Lane will be on the following Wednesday 13th
April. Both games kick off at 19.00 p.m.
NEWS ... Jose Mourinho, Steve Clarke and Les Miles of Chelsea are
to be charged by UEFA with bringing the game into disrepute over their
claims about Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard entering the referee
Anders Frisk's room during half-time in their Champions League match
and the atmosphere that the West London club stirred up between the
two teams for the second leg. UEFA are viewing this premeditated
attack and abuse of an official very seriously and have referred to
Frisk being hit by a coin at AS Roma earlier in the competition, when
an unidentified person threw the missile and the club had their win
reversed to a 0-3 defeat. Something similar would see Barcelona
go through to the semi-finals in the place of Chelsea, but there could
be a lot of legal wrangling before then ... Watford sacked manager Ray
Lewington and are looking for a "progressive" manager to be
in place before their next game ... Wayne ROoney is being investigated
by Police for an alleged assault on a 22 year old in a Manchester
MEHSTG's spin story ... Manchester
United Chief Executive David Gill has said today that Sir Alex
Ferguson is sackable. By which we intensely hope he means that
he is able to be sacked.
Monday 21.03.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
was announced today that Dean Richards has had to retire on medical
grounds, as continuing to play would have been detrimental to his
Atouba has been charged by the FA with violent conduct after the
incident where he allegedly elbowed Manchester City's midfielder Joey
Barton above the eye. The Cameroon international has until 18.00
Tuesday night to respond to the charge or his case will be heard on
Thursday. Atouba could receive a three match ban if found
Jackson is set to leave Spurs in the summer, as he has enjoyed his
time on loan at Watford (which came to an end at the weekend) and he
would relish a permanent move to Vicarage Road or any club who will
give him a run in his preferred position.
Ziegler has been selected for the Switzerland squad to face France and
Cyprus in the World Cup qualifying matches this week.
Reserves drew 0-0 away to Chelsea Reserves tonight, despite Rodrigo
Defendi being sent off half an hour from the end.
NEWS ... Chelsea have been charged with bringing the game into
disrepute with their claims about the referee in the Champions League
match at Barcelona ... Tony Cottee might be sacked as an ambassador
for West Ham United following the revelation that the former striker
is fronting a consortium to buy out the current owners ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... 33
people were arrested after the Liverpool and Everton derby match,
which is often labelled the "friendly" derby.
MEHSTG's spin story
2 ... Rugby Union coach Clive Woodward is wanted as SCBC
manager after he has completed the summer Lions tour. Looks like
Denis Wise should also be looking over his shoulder then !!
Sunday 20.03.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Robinson, Jermain Defoe and Ledley King have been name din the England
squad for the World Cup matches against Northern Ireland and
rumours of a £7 million bid for Paul Robinson coming in the summer
from Manchester United, the goalkeeper has pledged his future to Spurs.
Dortmund's Czech international Tomas Rosicky is a target for Tottenham
and the cash-strapped club might have to sell him to pay off some of
their huge debts in the summer. The Bundesliga club's Sporting
Director said that he had been contacted by Spurs.
News of the World claims that Tottenham are interested in taking Harry
Kewell from Liverpool in the summer on a free transfer.
Manchester City and are also reviewing the Australian forward's
midfielder Sebastian Grax is a target for Tottenham in the
summer. SCBC are also interested in the French Under-21
international and the 20 year old has said that his father, who is
managing his affairs, has been approached by both clubs. Fulham
are also trailing the Frenchman.
NEWS ... Former West Ham United striker Tony Cottee is fronting a
consortium to buy the club ...
Saturday 19.03.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
beat Manchester City 2-1 at White Hart Lane this afternoon. For
a match report, click here.
Reaction will follow tomorrow.
Jol said he would review the video of the game before deciding what to
do with Thimothee Atouba if he had been involved in an elbowing
incident with Joey Barton in the lead up to Tottenham's second goal.
NEWS ... Alex Ferguson has joined Arsene Wenger in threatening to
remove players from his club from England's USA tour at the end of the
MEHSTG's spin story ...
Friday 18.03.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Jol's statement about the fact that sometimes deals are held up over
discussions over a petrol pass or insurance have been interpreted that
this is the reason that Spurs have not concluded the contract
negotiations with the Dutch Head Coach. Jol has said that he is
not worried as there are only minor items to be resolved, with the
basic salary agreed.
HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : - Simon Davies will come back into the team
after being rested on Wednesday at Charlton. Sean Davis may also
start after coming on as sub in the same game. Mido will have a
late fitness test on his hamstring and back injuries.
CITY TEAM NEWS : - Steve McManaman (calf) and Ben Thatcher (hamstring)
both miss out on being involved in the game.
NEWS ... Chelsea and Liverpool will meet in the Champions League
semi-final should they over come Bayern Munich and Juventus
MEHSTG's spin story ... Graeme
Souness is looking to sign Jackie Stallone to boost his chances of
remaining Newcastle manager, as he explained today that he needs
"rhino skin to succeed."
Thursday 17.03.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Youth side won 2-0 at Watford tonight in the FA youth Cup
quarter-final with Charlie Daniels and Andy Barcham scoring the goals
that see Tottenham through to face Ipswich Town Youth in the
have got three layers in the England Under-21 squad for matches
against Germany and Azerbaijan and they are Calum Davenport, Tom
Huddlestone and Dean Marney.
NEWS ... Wolverhampton Wanderers manager in the 1972 UEFA Cup
final Bill McGarry died today aged 77 ... Middlesbrough lost 0-1 to
Sporting Lisbon in the UEFA Cup and 2-4 overall ...
Wednesday 16.03.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
lost 0-2 at Charlton Athletic tonight. For a match report, click
here. Reaction to follow
Arnesen has said that Spurs will not take part in the InterToto Cup
this summer should the fail to qualify for Europe. The team
would not have enough of a rest in the close season if they entered
the "back door" means of getting into European competition.
NEWS ... Newcastle United beat Olympiakos 4-0 to go through to
the quarter finals of the UEFA Cup ... The Premier League will set up
an independent disciplinary panel to investigate the "Colegate"
MEHSTG's spin story ... Iain
Dowie said he is flattered by the talk about him being considered as
the next boss of Manchester City. It is not that he wants to
take over at the Eastlands club, but it is not often that he gets
flattery you see.
Tuesday 15.03.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Eindhoven midfielder Mark van Bommel will make an announcement in the
next two weeks revealing the name of the club he will be joining in
the summer, as his contract is up and he will leave the Dutch side.
Spurs, Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 are among those believed to be
Daily Express claim Spurs are to take two of Real Madrid's galacticos
in the summer, with a swoop for both David Beckham and Luis Figo.
world star has revealed that he did not want to join either Spurs or
Arsenal back in 1982 when he went to Juventus, because we played too
many matches. This despite the fact that his wife wanted to come
to London. The poor lamb who didn't fancy our league season
without a winter break ? None other than FIFA brains trust
member Michel Platini.
Arsenal and Liverpool have sent scouts out to Italy to watch Serie B
side Verona's 20 year old midfielder Valon Behrami, who is part owned
by Genoa. The youngster is out of contract in the summer and
Arsenal may be favourites to sign him, but the bidding might include
Juventus, who are also tracking the talented midfielder.
HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : - Mido will have a late fitness test on his groin
injury, but Sean Davis and Andy Reid might be included in the side.
ATHLETIC TEAM NEWS : - Alan Curbishley looks likely to keep Shaun
Bartlett up front, despite Kevin Lisbie being available after
suspension, while Dennis Rommedahl is also looking to start in the
Edman has been picked for the Sweden squad ahead of their World Cup
qualifiers in two weeks time.
dates for rearranged Reserve matches have been announced. The
match at Portman Road against Ipswich Town has been moved from Monday
28th March to Wednesday 30th March. The home game against
Coventry City, which was postponed because of adverse weather
conditions, has been set for Thursday 28th April with a 7.00 p.m. kick
Ricketts has said that he spoke to a number of people, including
Robbie Keane before agreeing to a move to Wolverhampton Wanderers on
loan for a month.
a preview of the Charlton Athletic match, click here.
NEWS ... An Atletico Mineiro supporter raced onto the pitch to
attack the referee in their game against America in Brazil. The
referee defended himself as the fan ran at him and then all the
players, police and officials became embroiled in a massive brawl ...
no-spin story ... the media have labelled the Chelsea tapping
up of the Arsenal full back "Colegate" !! It really
brought a wide white smile to our face !!
Monday 14.03.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Blind has been confirmed as the new manager at Ajax thus ending the
speculation over Martin Jol moving back to Holland as their boss.
The Guardian reckons that Johann Cruyff, who was brought into advise
on the new manager, did not fancy Jol and therefore, he was not
offered the position.
dates of two or Tottenham's games have been changed to allow coverage
by Sky Sports. Our away match against Arsenal has been moved
from Saturday 23rd April to Monday 25th April (kick off 20.00
p.m.). The home match against Aston Villa has been re-arranged
from Saturday 30th April to Sunday May 1st (kick off 13.00 p.m.).
Davies has been called into the Wales squad to face Austria home and
away in the World Cup qualifying group on 26th and 30th March.
Reserves drew 1-1 with Watford Reserves at Broadhall Way tonight.
Paul O'Donoghue scored for Tottenham.
Malcolm seems to have returned to the club after a trail at Wycombe
Wanderers and he turned out for the reserves tonight.
reaction on yesterday's match, click here.
NEWS ... Jose Mourinho has been branded an "enemy of
football" by head of UEFA's referees Volker Roth ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Robbie
Savage has announced his retirement from international football.
Did he ever really start playing international football ?
Sunday 13.03.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
lost their Sixth Round FA Cup tie with Newcastle United 0-1 at St.
James' Park this afternoon. For a match report, click here.
For reaction click here.
Jol has said that he is not interested in the Ajax manager's position.
The Spurs head coach stated that he is talking over a new contract
with Tottenham and that he has just a couple of things to sort out
before he signs it. The Independent on Sunday claims that Jol
had held talks with Ajax, but they appear to be ready to appoint
former player and youth coach Danny Blind.
has said that he will stick with Spurs and that the rotation of the
four forwards at the club is not a problem to him. The Egyptian
striker said he followed Tottenham as a boy, because Jurgen Klinsmann
was his idol and he knows that he will get a fair crack of the whip at
White Hart Lane, unlike at Roma, where the internal politics of
bringing in a new manager ensured he was cast aside. Mido said
that after his 18 month loan deal is completed he would like to
discuss staying on at Spurs.
Keane is also satisfied with the rotation of the front four, saying
that big clubs need to have big squads and that he sees Martin Jol's
selections and purchases as going towards getting Spurs into a
position where they can challenge for Europe.
Frank Arnesen has
said he is convinced that Martin Jol will remain with Spurs and that
Jol has said that he is very happy at Tottenham. The Sporting
Director might add to his Dutch back-room staff after PSV Eindhoven
scout Hans Gillhaus left the club last week and Arnesen might be keen
to bring his former colleague to White hart Lane.
are being linked with Rennes Swiss striker Alexander Frei, along with
Arsenal and Middlesbrough.
The Sunday People
resurrect the West Bromwich Albion midfielder Zoltan Gera link with
Town will not be offering Jamie Slabber a permanent contract when his
loan spell ends at the County Ground. Manager Andy King has said
that the team look likely to stay in League 1 and so he wants to bring
through his own young players and with the deal being structured so
that Slabber is not allowed to play for Swindon or Spurs reserves, he
may not get to play again this season.
NEWS ... Swedish referee Anders Frisk has retired after getting
death threats from Chelsea fans following his handling of the first
leg Champions League game at Barcelona ... Blackburn Rovers beat
Leicester City 1-0 in the FA Cup Sixth Round ... Cesc Fabregas is to
be investigated by UEFA after allegedly spitting at Bayern Munich's
Michael Ballack in their Champions League match ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... David
O'Leary has slapped a gag on Olof Mellberg ahead of the Premiership
with Birmingham City. The Villa boss said that his comments
about not ever wanting to play for them might affect his ability to
sell the Swedish defender across the city if his game didn't pick
MEHSTG's spin story
2 ... Jose Reyes has restated his desire to play for
Real. He thinks he is just mucking about at Arsenal.
Saturday 12.03.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Sun claim that Martin Jol will be leaving Spurs because his wife told
estate agents that they were leaving the country. A late
withdrawal from the deal came when they were supposed to be sealing a
£650,000 deal for a house in Essex.
same paper claims that Mido wants to stay at Tottenham.
Daily Mirror run a story about Mido saying that he has matured since
becoming a father. He said his wild days are behind him and that
he believes that he can rise above the racist chanting about him that
he experienced at the New Dell last week.
Under-18s lost 1-2 to Reading this morning, with Tottenham's goal
coming from Jacques Maghoma.
NEWS ... Arsenal beat Bolton 1-0 and Man U beat SCBC 4-0 in the
FA Cup Sixth Round ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... A
Manchester United fan is going to be banned for life from Old Trafford
for throwing flares onto the pitch at the New Dell in their FA Cup
tie. A spokesman said "We don't want people like him in our
ground. Flares are so 1970s."
Friday 11.03.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Daily Mirror claims that the broken toe suffered by Pedro Mendes will
keep him on the sidelines for five more weeks.
final game of the season at home to Blackburn Rovers has been moved
from the Saturday to the Sunday 15th May with a 15.00 p.m. kick off.
Ricketts has joined Wolverhampton Wanderers on loan for a month.
Fulop has joined Chesterfield on a month's loan.
HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : - Mido is doubtful with a recurrence of his groin strain,
but Sean Davis is back in the squad. Pedro Mendes' broken toe keeps
him out, while Michael Dawson and Andy Reid are cup-tied.
UNITED TEAM NEWS : - Jean Alain-Boumsong is available again and
Celestine Babayaro faces a late test on his injured knee.
Pamarot has said he was unhappy that Frank Arnesen tried to sell him
to SCBC in the transfer window, as he sacrificed a lot to come to
Tottenham and did not deserve top be treated like that. The
French full-back said that he did not want to leave the club and the
dealing was going on behind his back, but he is now working hard to
get back into the team.
NEWS ... Police will investigate the alleged racist remark made
by a Chelsea steward to Samuel Eto'o after Tuesday's Champions League
match ... Jens Lehmann could be suspended by UEFA after a water bottle
he hurled to the floor splashed the referee on Wednesday night after
the Bayern Munich match ... England will play friendlies against USA
and Colombia in America in May ...
CRIMEWATCH ... Portsmouth defender David Unsworth, currently on
loan at Ipswich Town, was today fined £4,000 and banned from driving
for two years after being caught drunk driving.
MEHSTG's spin story ... On
Red Nose Day, Ryan Gigs will miss Manchester United's FA Cup tie with
SCBC after getting a knock on his nose in the Champions League game
with AC Milan.
no-spin story ... Ronald Koeman, recently removed from the
Ajax manager's post, could be in line for the job at Portsmouth.
Thursday 10.03.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Times claims that Martin Jol has told Ajax that he feels a moral
obligation to stay with Tottenham for the time being.
Davis could be in line for a recall for Sunday's FA Cup tie at
Bromwich Albion's Zoltan Gera is being linked with Spurs in his
homeland, but the Hungarian says he is happy at the Midlands club.
NEWS ... Kevin Keegan has left Manchester City as manager fo the
club. Stuart Pearce will take over for Saturday's game against
... Chelsea have been fined £15,000 and Blackburn Rovers £10,000 for
not being able to control their players in the Premier League match at
Ewood Park ... Jose Mourinho has been fined £5,000 and warned about
his future conduct after his outburst about referee Neale Barry in
their game with Manchester United .... Lazio's Paolo Di Canio has been
fined £7,000 for his fascist salute during the Rome derby ...
Newcastle united beat Olympiakos 3-1 after the Greek side had two
players sent off and Middlesbrough lost 2-3 to Sporting Lisbon in the
UEFA Cup ...
no-spin story ... Thierry Henry blamed the lack of spending
this season for Arsenal's exit for the Champions League and the lack
of challenge in the Premiership. He said that his club had not
spent as much as Tottenham in strengthening their squad !!
Wednesday 09.03.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
have said they will investigate the claims of their own supporters
that some of the home fans abused Mido with taunts about his
nationality, faith and that they sang about him being a shoe-bomber.
Ifil has been called up to the England Under-19 squad to play in European Championship qualifiers
later this month.
Spurs midfielder Graham Roberts may be offered a backroom position at
NEWS ... Arsenal won 1-0 but lost 2-3 on aggregate to Bayern
Munich and Liverpool won 3-1 (6-2 on agg.) in the Champions League
tonight ... Mansfield announce that Carlton Palmer will be their new
MEHSTG's spin story ... Harry
Kewell's agent has said that his client had not done anything for
Liverpool and that he had been responsible for 10% of that !!
Tuesday 08.03.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Hughton has told the press that no player will be given a starting
place by right in the Spurs team, a comment coming in light of Pedro
Mendes' unhappiness at not being an automatic selection for the
Tottenham side. Assistant coach Hughton said he could understand
players not being happy at not starting, but there was competition for
places at the club and this was what they were trying to achieve.
King has said that he aims to stay in the England squad to try and
force his way into the side that takes to the field in the 2006 World
Cup finals. He realises that it will be a tough ask with so many
good central defenders, but his aim is to keep playing well for Spurs
and then await his chance for his country.
are reported to be considering becoming tenants at the new Wembley
Stadium if the £757 million project does not achieve it's
business plan according to the Daily Mail.
reserves lost 0-3 at Portsmouth tonight.
Leigh Mills and goalkeeper David Button have been called up for the
England Under-17 team to play in the European Championship qualifiers
later this month.
NEWS ... Chelsea won 4-2 against Barcelona to go through to the
Champions League quarter final and Manchester United lost 0-1 to AC
Milan ... Wigan Athletic have temporarily resolved their disagreement
with the Greater Manchester Police to ensure that they are able to
open the doors to the fans for the rest of the season in a row over
policing costs ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Arsene
Wenger has gone mad as he tries to flog a cat for £40 million.
He has said that he wants a £40 million transfer kitty.
Monday 07.03.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Defoe made a surprise appearance in the Comic Relief Celebrity Fame
Academy today. Some stars of TV and comedy have been engaged in
a singing competition in aid of the Comic Relief charity and they had
a penalty shoot-out with Defoe as part of their morning exercises.
Redknapp has been impressed by the way his former team-mates are
shaping up under his old boss Martin Jol. Redknapp said that the
team had a spine now, shaking off the 'soft centre' tag of the past
and that there are some exciting players in the side these days.
Munich have said they will wait to see if Tottenham come back in for
Owen Hargreaves in the summer. A bid in the January window was
knocked back by the midfielder, who wanted to stay in Munich, but
things might have changed by the end of the season.
Spurs defender Mbulelo Mabizela today signed a two and a half year
contract for Norwegian side Valerenga.
NEWS ... Wigan Athletic have been told that the Police will
withdraw their services from the West ham game at the JJB Stadium on April
2nd and this could lead to the club losing their safety certificate,
with games having to be played behind closed doors. the row has
blown up as Wigan are being asked to pay over six times as much for
policing as other clubs such as Preston North End ...
MEHSTG's spin story ...
Sunday 06.03.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Mendes is said to be unhappy at not being first choice in the Spurs
midfield and has hinted he may look to move on if things do not change
when he comes back from his broken toe injury. The News of the
World claim that the former Porto midfielder has told the press that
he did not expect to find himself in this position at the club.
People newspaper reckon Spurs will line up a bid for Chelsea defender
Glen Johnson in the summer.
Town have signed 18 year old Spurs' youth midfielder Danny Stevens on
a one year contract.
NEWS ... ...
no-spin story ... Johann Cruyff has told the Sunday times
that the way Chelsea plays football makes him loathe the game.
Having seen them twice this season, I think I know what he means.
Saturday 05.03.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
lost 0-1 to SCBC at the New Dell this afternoon. Click here
for a match report. For reaction click here.
Munich's England midfielder Owen Hargreaves is still keen on a move to
Tottenham. He said that the timing was not right in the summer,
but Frank Arnesen told him to keep in touch and he told the Daily Mail
that "to play for a club like Tottenham and live in London would
Pamarot has said that he preferred life in Nice, where the team were a
lot more together than at White Hart Lane. he said that the
Spurs players were friendly, but he has found the lifestyle very
different to how it was in France.
Under-18s were denied a win at the death by Coventry City, who grabbed
an equaliser to make the score 2-2 at the end of the game.
Tottenham's goals came from Claude Seanla and Radwan Ahmed in the
match at Spurs Lodge.
NEWS ... Hartlepool United lost 4-6 at home to Wrexham this
afternoon !! ... Gretna secured promotion from the Scottish Third
Division with today's win ...
MEHSTG's spin story ...
Friday 04.03.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Hughton has said that when Dean Richards overcomes his current
Achilles injury, he could be up for first team selection again.
TEAM NEWS : - Ledley King returns at centre half after missing
the Forest Cup replay with a groin injury, but Noureddine Naybet is
still "slightly" doubtful with the same injury.
TEAM NEWS : - On loan central defender Calum Davenport is not
allowed to play against Spurs in this match and SCBC welcome back
Nigel Quashie, Claus Lundekvam, Jamie Redknapp and Graeme Le Saux, who
were all missing from their Cup replay at Brentford in midweek.
Paul Telfer is likely to come in for the suspended David Prutton and
Henri Camara will be a starter up front. Paul Smith will
continue in goal as Antti Niemi's knee injury keeps him out.
striker Lee Barnard has gone to join up with former Spurs reserve team
manager Colin Calderwood, by having a month on loan at Northampton
NEWS ... Paul Hart has left as manager of Barnsley by mutual
consent ... Chelsea have signed Lewis Baker, aged 9, for a four figure
fee from Luton Town's academy ... Sir Alex Ferguson received the
Manager of the Month award and Wayne Rooney was chosen as the Player
of the Month ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Fulham
manager Chris Coleman has described his fans as
"mutes". He was not inferring that they were all very
drunk as small reptiles either.
Thursday 03.03.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
match at Newcastle United in the Sixth Round of the FA Cup has been
chosen for Sky TV coverage on Sunday 13th March with a 4.00 p.m. kick
Director Frank Arnesen has said that he 'loves it' that Ajax are
interested in martin Jol as their new coach, but insisted that he was
going nowhere. The Dane said that it was good for Tottenham that
other clubs were interested in our players and coach, but it was
important that he stayed at White Hart lane with the club doing so
well at the moment.
Mendes will miss a few weeks of the season after having broken his toe
in last night's victory at Nottingham Forest.
Atouba suffered a pulled hamstring in last night's game at Nottingham
Mabbutt was inducted into the Tottenham Hotspur Hall fo Fame tonight.
Ham United manager Alan Pardew is looking at Dead Richards as one
option to shore up his defence as his side prepare to secure a
play-off place in the Championship.
a preview of Saturday's match at the New Dell, click here.
NEWS ... Rinus Michaels, the Dutch coach who was behind the
concept of Total Football, died this morning at the age of 77 during
heart surgery ... In the 2005-06 season (and that season only), teams
in the UEFA Cup will not have to play replays in the 5th and 6th round
of the FA Cup, while those in the Champions League will not be
required to go to a second game in the 6th round. The FA Cup
final will be played on Saturday 13th May 2006 and this announcement
has come because of the need to finish the season to allow Sven Goran
Eriksson to prepare for the 2006 World Cup Finals ... Chelsea have
been charged by UEFA with arriving late for the kick off to the second
half of their Champions league match at Barcelona and because Jose Mourinho
did not appear at the post-match press conference ...
CRIMEWATCH ... a
new feature detailing news of football's law breakers ... Two young
players - Mads Timm and Calum Flanagan - were sent to a young
offenders institute for 12 and 8 months respectively for racing at
speeds above the speed limit after leaving at Manchester United's
Carrington training ground. Flanagan's car collided with an
oncoming car and caused injury to the driver, while his passenger had
to be cut out of the vehicle. Both have also been banned from
driving for three years.
no-spin story ... Ayr keeper Ludovic Roy reveals that the
club are in the depths of such a cash crisis that they cannot afford
Wednesday 02.03.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
beat Nottingham Forest 3-0 in the FA Cup Fifth Round replay at the
City Ground tonight to go through to meet Newcastle United in the
Sixth Round at St. James Park. For reaction, click here.
For a match report click here.
Jol has said that Paul Robinson is not for sale. He said that
coaches in Italy and Spain all know about the keeper and that they are
interested in him, but Jol reiterated that Robinson is going nowhere
reserve game against Coventry City Reserves at Stevenage Borough FC
was called off because of adverse weather conditions.
NEWS ... David Prutton has been banned for 10 games and fined
£6,000 for his actions in pushing the referee in Saturday's match
against Arsenal ... the FA are to take no action against Jose Mourinho
for his finger to the lips gesture at the Carling Cup Final on Sunday
MEHSTG's spin story ... Delia
Smith has denied rumours that she had too much wine before making her
slurred imploring pitch appearance to get the Norwich fans to sing
up. Smith said, "There was just the right amount of wine -
two glasses - just like it said in the recipe. 'Drink two
glasses. Simmer gently until half-time then let off steam on the
no-spin story ... Following Manchester United fans' decision
to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Eric Cantona's kung-fu kick at
Selhurst Park by dressing up as their former French midfielder, the
Crystal Palace spokesman has made this announcement. "Any
supporter visiting Selhurst Park on Saturday will not gain admission
to the stadium or will be ejected from the ground if they are in
possession of any kind of face mask."
Tuesday 01.03.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Jol has laughed off rumours that he has fallen out with Sporting
Director Frank Arnesen by saying that not only are they working
together, but they are virtually living together !! The Spurs
Head Coach said that he did not know where these stories came from,
but there was no truth in them and suspected someone of trying to
drive a wedge between him and Arnesen, as they were working well
also confirmed that his future is with Tottenham Hotspur, where he has
come to do a job. He said that his intention is to make the club
great again and that any talk of him leaving for Ajax was purely
denial flies in the face of a story in the Daily Express that claimed
that Jol was ready to walk out on Spurs after just four months in
TEAM NEWS : - Thimothee Atouba could be selected in the team for the
FA Cup replay at Forest after overcoming his knee injury, but there
are doubts over the groin injuries to Ledley King and Noureddine
Naybet. Anthony Gardner is still ruled out and Sean Davis is
still lacking match practice.
FOREST TEAM NEWS : - David Friio is cup-tied having played for
Plymouth Argyle before signing for Forest and new signing Scott Dobie
is not eligible, as he had not been signed before the first tie.
James Perch might be called up while Marlon King and David Johnson are
vying to be selected up front.
NEWS ... Jermaine Pennant was sentenced to three months in jail
following his arrest for being over the drink-drive limit and while
banned from driving ... David Prutton has admitted to two charges of
improper conduct in Saturday's game against Arsenal and awaits his
sentence from the FA tomorrow ... Spanish national coach Luis Aragones
has been fined £2,060 by the Spanish FA for his racist comments about
Thierry Henry ... Ronnie Moore was named as the new Oldham
Athletic manager today ... Roy Keane has been acquitted of assaulting
a teenage boy ...