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March 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 !!

 

Monday 31.03.14
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   Little Spurs news today other than denials about a dressing room bust up from Roberto Soldado and Aaron Lennon on Twitter.  Apart from that, it is a little too quiet for comfort.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 


   MEHSTG's spin story ... England announced that their new Nike shirts will cost up to 90 each.  The shirts are specially designed for the World Cup Finals in Brazil, where they will be OK for the warm up matches, but will fall apart during the group games and definitely unravel if they get to the quarter-final.

Sunday 30.03.14
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   Tottenham lost 0-4 to Liverpool at Anfield this afternoon.  Click here for a match report.
   Ruud Gullitt has told the Press that Louis van Gaal will be the new Spurs manager, as Daniel Levy has visited his home and had talks with him.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 


   MEHSTG's spin story ... .

Saturday 29.03.14
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   Tottenham's Under-18s beat Liverpool 1-0 away today with the only goal of the game scored by Joe Pritchard.  Click here for a match report.
   For a preview of tomorrow's match with Liverpool, click here.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Friday 28.03.14
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   Spurs Under-21s beat Arsenal 2-0 at White Hart Lane tonight, with goals from a Souleymane Coulibaly penalty and a goal from Harry WinksVlad Chiriches played the whole 90 minutes as he gets match fit again.
   Shaquile Coulthirst has joined Torquay United on loan until the end of the season.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Emmanuel Adebayor is a doubt for Sunday's match at Anfield, with a cut heel, but Erik Lamela (back) and Etienne Capoue (ankle) are definitely out.  Kyle Walker may miss out again at right back with his pelvic problem, while Mousa Dembele will be available in midfield.
   LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS : -  Apart from long term knee injury victim Jose Enrique, Liverpool have no other injury problems.


   OTHER NEWS ... John Ward has been moved from the manager's post to the Director of Football position at Bristol Rovers, with Darrell Clarke ... 

Thursday 27.03.14
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   Lewis Holtby has told the London Evening Standard that he would consider a move back to Germany if Tottenham do not want to keep him at White Hart Lane.  Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund are said to be keen to take him back to the Bundesliga, while Fulham and Stoke City would be interested if he became available too.


   OTHER NEWS ... Richie Barker was sacked as manager of Portsmouth today ... 


   MEHSTG's spin story ... Sam Allardyce has criticised the West Ham United fans for booing during the game.  It must bring back too many bad memories of his time at Newcastle United !!

Wednesday 26.03.14
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   Spurs are looking to nip in ahead of Liverpool to sign the 18 year old Nigerian winger Ogenyi Onazi who plays for Lazio and is rated at 8 million.
   Vlad Chiriches is rumoured to be a target in the summer for Borussia Dortmund.
   Tottenham have been linked with a move for Arsenal transfer target Swiss striker
Josip Drmic of German club Nurnburg.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Tuesday 25.03.14
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   Vlad Chirches and Michael Dawson have returned to training ahead of Tottenham's visit to Liverpool on Sunday.
   Spurs are among a number of teams alerted to the availability of Yann M'Vila, who is set to be sold by Rubin Kazan according to the Daily Express.
   Meanwhile, the Daily Telegraph claims Spurs have put Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku at the top of their wanted list in the summer, with a fee in excess of the 17 million Chelsea paid for him to be demanded.
   The first sighting of a new Spurs shirt of the spring has occurred here.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Monday 24.03.14
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   The London Evening Standard claims that Spurs are ready to enter the race with Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City for Southampton left back Luke Shaw, who is rated at 30 million.
   The Daily Mirror reckon Spurs are looking at 21 year old Senegalese winger Sadio Mane from Red Bull Saltzburg, having had him watched twice, but Chelsea. Newcastle United and Manchester City are also interested in him, with 10 million quoted as a transfer fee.
   Spurs Under-21s beat Middlesbrough 1-0 away form home with Giancarlo Gallifuoco's goal settling the match.


   OTHER NEWS ... Billy Davies was sacked as manager of Nottingham Forest today ... 

Sunday 23.03.14
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   Tottenham beat Southampton 3-2 at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  For a match report, click here.
   The Daily Express have said that Spurs have not declared an interest in signing Standard Liege's 20 year old striker Michy Batshuayi.
   In the Sunday Times, they claim that Spurs are at the front of the queue for Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy, who they will use to replace Roberto Soldado.
   Younes Kaboul is a summer transfer window target for Besiktas according to the Sunday Mirror.
 


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 


   MEHSTG's spin story ... .

Saturday 22.03.14
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   The Metro claims Spurs are looking at making a 10 million bid for Standard Liege's 20 year old striker Michy Batshuayi and expect that to be enough to secure his services, despite him being a boyhood Arsenal fan.
   Young winger Grant Ward will go on loan to Chicago Fire until the end of the season once he ahs recovered from a  foot injury.
   The Under-18s enjoyed a 1-0 away win over West ham United this morning, with Anton Walkes on the mark for Tottenham.
   For a preview of tomorrow's game against Southampton, click here.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 


   MEHSTG's spin story ... .Hilariously, in his 1000th match in charge of Arsenal, Arsene Wenger actually saw something and had the gall (not the gaul) to suggest that the referee did not see the incident that led to him sending off the wrong Arsenal player.  Not that it really matters, as, with over 100 sent off in 1000 matches under Wenger, there will be another red card along in less than 10 games for one of the Gooners anyway.

Friday 21.03.14
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Mousa Dembele, Younes Kaboul and Emmanuel Adebayor could return to the Spurs starting Line-up for the match against Southampton on Sunday, with Hugo Lloris looking like winning his race to be included in the side too.  Jan Vertonghen returns after missing the Europa League match in midweek through suspension.  There are still doubts over Kyle Walker (groin), while Etienne Capoue (ankle), Vlad Chiriches (back), Michael Dawson (thigh) and Erik Lamela (back) are all out.
   SOUTHAMPTON TEAM NEWS : -  Midfielders Morgan Schneiderlin (pelvis) and Guly Do Prado (knee) are likely to join Jack Cork (ankle) and Victor Wanayama (calf).  Goalkeeper Kelvin Davis will have a late fitness test.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Thursday 20.03.14
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   Tottenham drew 2-2 with Benfica in Lisbon in the Europa League tonight.  For a match report, click here.
   Spurs are reported to be interested in 16 year old Portuguese attacking midfielder Moreto Cassama of FC Porto, with talks already said to have taken place..


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

   CRIME WATCH ... George Boyd has been banned for three matches by the FA for spitting at Joe Hart in Hull city's game against Manchester City last Saturday... 

Wednesday 19.03.14
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -   A long list of Tottenham players will not be available for tomorrow's Europa League tie in Portugal.  Erik Lamela (back), Vlad Chiriches (back), Mousa Dembele (calf), Michael Dawson (thigh), Younes Kaboul (knee), Emmanuel Adebayor (ankle), Jan Vertonghen (suspended 1 of 1), Kyle Walker (groin), Etienne Capoue (ankle) and Hugo Lloris (rested) all miss out. The squad may include a number of the Under-21 squad including Milos Veljkovic, Connor Ogilvie, Dominic Ball, Jordan Archer, Darren McQueen, Harry Winks and Joshua Onomah.
   For a match preview of Tottenham's trip to Benfica, click here.
   Spurs could have one of four new bosses next season according to various sources.  Former Zenit St. Petersburg manager Luciano Spalletti, Dutch national coach Louis van Gaal, Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino and Mauricio Pochettino of Southampton are all linked with the club in the media today.


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Tuesday 18.03.14
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   The media are reporting that the chairman of Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk has said that Daniel Levy is in advanced talks with Ukraine international Yehven Konoplyanka about a move to White Hart Lane, with the player said to be keen and the chairman willing to receive 15 million for the midfielder, encouraging him to move to London over a transfer to Liverpool.
   Former Spurs Head Coach Andre Villas-Boas has agreed to take a two year contract as manager of Zenit St. Petersburg.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Monday 17.03.14
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   Little Spurs news of note today other than fall out from yesterday's game.
   Striker Jon Obika has been recalled from his loan at Brighton & Hove Albion to go out on loan to Charlton Athletic until the end of the season.


   OTHER NEWS ... The FA are expected to veto the name change of Hull City AFC to Hull City Tigers ... 

Sunday 16.03.14
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   Tottenham lost 0-1 to Arsenal at White Hart Lane today.  Click here for a match report.
   Jermain Defoe scored twice on his debut for Toronto FC against Seattle Sounders, who won 2-1, with Clint Dempsey scoring for the opposition..


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Saturday 15.03.14
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Spurs will be without Erik Lamela (back), Vlad Chiriches (back), Michael Dawson (hamstring) and Etienne Capoue (ankle) for the Arsenal match.  Doubtful for the game are Kyle Walker (groin), Mousa Dembele (hamstring) and Emmanuel Adebayor (knee/ankle).
   ARSENAL TEAM NEWS : -  There will be no Mezut Ozil (hamstring), Jack Wilshire (knee), Aaron Ramsey (thigh), Theo Walcott (fingers and knee) and Abou Diaby (knee), while Kim Kallstrom, Yaya Sanogo, Thomas Rosicky, Kieran Gibbs and Nacho Monreal face late fitness tests to see if they will be ready for selection for Sunday's match.
   Don't forget, you can always check on what you have done in the last eight years, nine months and 22 days by visiting this site.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 


   MEHSTG's no-spin story ... West Bromwich Albion have terminated Nicolas Anelka's contract for gross misconduct after he announced on Twitter that he was quitting the club because he could not retain his integrity by accepting that he should apologise to the Baggies fans and the wider community for his anti-semitic gesture made in a game against West Ham United in December.  Therefore, WBA have given him fourteen days notice of the termination of his contract.

Friday 14.03.14
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   Spurs could be without Kyle Walker (groin) and Sandro (knee) for Sunday's game against Arsenal.
   The London Evening Standard claims that Jan Vertonghen is thought to be considering his future at Tottenham, despite having two seasons left on his contract.
   The Express reports that Spurs are interested in 18 year old midfielder Diego Poyet, the England Under-18 son of former Spurs midfielder and assistant manager Gus Poyet, along with Internazionale, West Ham United, Fulham and Barcelona.


   CRIME WATCH ... Nicolas Anelka has terminated his contract with West Bromwich Albion after accepting his five match ban from the FA, but not the restrictions that were allegedly imposed on him by the club ... 

Thursday 13.03.14
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   Tottenham lost 1-3 at home to Benfica in the Europa League tonight.  For a match report, click here.
   In the Daily Mail, Tottenham were being linked with a move once more for Manchester City midfielder James Milner, but also in a swoop for West Ham United's New Zealand international defender Winston Reid.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Wednesday 12.03.14
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Being available after having his red card was rescinded will help Spurs, as Younes Kaboul will not have Michael Dawson alongside him against Benfica or Arsenal after the Spurs skipper suffered a hamstring injury.  Christian Eriksen, Mousa Dembele and Danny Rose could return, with Vlad Chiriches, Erik Lamela (both back injuries) and Etienne Capoue (ankle) all missing
   BENFICA TEAM NEWS : - It is rumoured in the Press that Benfica manager Jorge Jesus will leave some players out of the Europa League matches as his priority is the Portuguese league title.
   For a preview of the Europa League Round of 16 First leg match with Benfica, click here.
   Tottenham's Under-18s went away to West Bromwich Albion and won 1-0, thanks to Daniel Akindayini's goal, in the Premier Under-18 Academy League today.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

   CRIME WATCH ... Torquay United midfielder Joss Ladabie has been banned for ten matches for biting a Chesterfield player in a recent match ... 

Tuesday 11.03.14
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   Younes Kaboul has had his red card received at Chelsea on Saturday rescinded by the FA, leaving him available for the home match against Arsenal on Sunday.


   OTHER NEWS ... Chris Powell was sacked as manager of Charlton Athletic today and replaced by Belgian coach Jose Riga , who was technical director of AC Milan's academy ...

   CRIME WATCH ... Newcastle United Alan Pardew has been banned for seven games and fined 60,000 for head-butting Hull City midfielder David Meyler.  The first three games are a stadium ban and the following four a touchline ban ... 

Monday 10.03.14
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   Spurs Under-21s beat West Bromwich Albion 5-2 at Hotspur Way today, with goals from Kenneth McEvoy, Conor Ogilvie, Shaquile Coulthirst and two from Harry Kane.
   Alex Pritchard has won rave reviews while on loan at Swindon Town and is included in the candidates for Football League Player of the Season.
   The Daily Express claims Spurs are set to appeal the red card shown to Younes Kaboul in Saturday's match at Chelsea.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

   CRIME WATCH ... Newcastle midfielder Dan Gosling has admitted a charge by the FA relating to him betting in contravention of FA rules  ... 


   MEHSTG's spin story ... Tim Sherwood laid his toilet troubles on the line in his press conference today ... "I never want to be a No2. I feel like I can do the No1 job. I don't think I'd be good at No2. I'm too opinionated. I wouldn't want to do the No2 job."

Sunday 09.03.14
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   Spurs have been linked with a move for Manchester City midfielder James Milner, as his club are said to be hesitating in offering him a new contract.
   Tottenham have re-hired former Head Scout Ian Broomfield, who left with Harry Redknapp's backroom staff and linked up with him at Queens Park Rangers.  However, Broomfield surprisingly tendered his resignation at Loftus Road, with many thinking he was about to join Arsenal, but Daniel Levy stepped in to bring him back to Tottenham.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Saturday 08.03.14
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   Tottenham lost 0-4 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this evening.  For match report, click here.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Friday 07.03.14
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Spurs will be without Danny Rose (knee), Etienne Capoue (ankle), Christian Eriksen (back), Erik Lamela (back) and Vlad Chiriches (back) for the game at Stamford Bridge tomorrow.  Kyle Walker and Younes Kaboul face late fitness tests to see if they are able to play in the match.
   CHELSEA TEAM NEWS : -  Ashley Cole has pulled ligaments in his ankle and will out for two weeks, while David Luiz (groin) is out and Eden Hazard (ankle) faces a late fitness test after getting injured while playing for Belgium.
   For a match preview of the Chelsea game, click here.
   The three Spurs fans charged with using threatening, insulting and abusive language have had all charges dropped after the Crown Prosecution Service decided that in the context of their arrest, the Y words were not being used in that way.  The CPS did stress that in other situations, it could be deemed as "threatening, insulting and abusive."
   MEHSTG was saddened to hear of the passing away of Darren Alexander, who was a key member of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust and a familiar face around the club.  Darren was a larger than life character, who loved Spurs with a passion.  He will be missed by many around White Hart Lane.  Our sympathies go out to his family and friends at this sad time.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

   CRIME WATCH ... Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung has been jailed in Hong Kong for six years after a fifty day trial found him guilty of money laundering ... 

Thursday 06.03.14
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   The London Evening Standard claims that Spurs are to offer Hugo Lloris an improved contract to head off interest from AS Monaco and Paris St. Germain.
   Roberto Soldado has told Sky Sports that if had been a younger player he might have returned home by now, but intends to stay with Tottenham and improve his scoring record.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Wednesday 05.03.14
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   Andros Townsend played the last four minutes and added time at the end of England's 1-0 home friendly win over Denmark at Wembley tonight.
   Algeria beat Slovenia 2-0 in a friendly today, with Nabil Bentaleb playing all 90 minutes on his debut.
   Bongani Khumalo played the first 20 minutes of South Africa's 0-5 home friendly defeat by Brazil, with Paulinho playing the first half for the winning team.
   Jan Vertonghen played 82 minutes of Belgium's home 2-2 draw in a friendly with Ivory Coast tonight, but Nacer Chadli and Mousa Dembele were unused substitutes.
   Gylfi Sigurdsson played all of Iceland's 1-3 defeat by Wales in a friendly at Cardiff tonight.
   France beat Holland 2-0 tonight in Paris in a friendly, with Hugo Lloris completing 90 minutes in goal for France..
   Benoit Assou-Ekotto played 90 minutes in Cameroon's 1-5 away defeat by Portugal tonight.
   Tom Carroll completed all of England Under-21s 1-0 European Championship qualifying win over Wales U21 at Derby County tonight.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

   CRIME WATCH ... Stoke City's Charlie Adam has been banned for three games after being found guilty of standing on Olivier Giroud's arm in the match last Saturday against Arsenal ... 

Tuesday 04.03.14
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   Slow news day with international week upon us.
   Former Spurs defender Gheorge Popescu has been jailed for three years as part of a widespread fraud and money laundering scandal sweeping Romanian football.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

   CRIME WATCH ...  Crystal Palace striker Jason Punchen has been fined by the FA for his comments on Twitter about Neil Warnock, who criticised his penalty against Tottenham ... Swindon Town forward Nile Ranger has been cleared of rape in a week long case in Newcastle ...

Monday 03.03.14
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   Kyle Walker will be missing from the England squad to play Denmark on Wednesday at Wembley with a back injury, while a similar problem keeps Christian Eriksen out of the Danish squad for the friendly.
   Zeki Fryers has had to pull out of the England Under-21 squad for their European Championship match with Wales this week due to injury.
   The Metro reproduce some spurious rumours on the internet that claim that Liverpool will move for Jan Vertonghen if they qualify for next season's Champions League.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

   CRIME WATCH ... Stoke City's Charlie Adam will face an FA charge of violent conduct after being spotted treading on Olivier Giroud's leg in Saturday's match with Arsenal ... Alan Pardew has been charged by the FA with improper conduct after his head-butt on David Meyler on Saturday, with it being a non-standard charge and thus the punishment is at the discretion of the disciplinary panel ...


   MEHSTG's spin story ... Alan Pardew today revealed that he intends to take anger management lessons to make him a more angry manager, he ranted at reporters today.

Sunday 02.03.14
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   Tottenham beat Cardiff City 1-0 at White Hart Lane this evening.  For a match report, click here.


   OTHER NEWS ... Manchester City won the League Cup beating Sunderland 3-1 in the final this afternoon ... 

   CRIME WATCH ... Alan Pardew has been fined 100,000 and formally warned as to his future conduct by Newcastle United after head-butting Hull City's David Meyler yesterday, but still faces an investigation by the FA into the incident ... 

Saturday 01.03.14
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Spurs will once more be without Etienne Capoue and Danny Rose (both with knee injuries), while back injuries rule out Erik Lamela and Vlad Chiriches.
   CARDIFF CITY TEAM NEWS : -  Craig Bellamy should return for Cardiff as they visit White Hart Lane, but they will be without defender Mark Hudson with a hamstring injury.  Gary Medel and Jordan Mutch both face late fitness tests on their thigh problems.
   For a preview of the match against the Bluebirds, click here.
   Spurs have apparently signed two Under-16 players.  The "Nigerian Inesta" Musa Yahaha comes in from , but will join Celta Vigo on loan, until he is 18 and Spurs can apply for a work permit for him.  Ismail Azzaoui has signed from Anderlecht and is also a midfielder.
   Tottenham's Under-18s lost 2-3 at Reading today, with Daniel Akindayini and Anton Walkes scoring for Spurs in the FA Academy Under-18 League.


   OTHER NEWS ... Newcastle United manager head-butted Hull City midfielder David Meyler in a game today ... 

 

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