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April 2013

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

 

Tuesday 30.04.13
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   The Daily Mirror claims Spurs will make an early move for Blackpool's Under-23 midfielder Tom Ince to try and seal a deal for a bargain 6.5 million.


   OTHER NEWS ... Leam Richardson has left the post of manager of Accrington Stanley to become assistant manager at Chesterfield ... 


   MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Barnsley's Player of the Year dinner and dance had to be cancelled after only 57 tickets were sold for the event.

Monday 29.04.13
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   Spurs Under-21s drew 0-0 away at Southampton today in the FA Premier Under-21 League.
   The Metro claims that Sunderland will make Spurs an offer for 8 million for Danny Rose when they visit White Hart Lane at the end of the season.


   OTHER NEWS ... Torquay United today sacked manager Martin Ling for poor results, although he has been away form the club with a stress related illness for some weeks ... 

Sunday 28.04.13
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   Gareth Bale has been named as the PFA Player of the Year and the PFA Young Player of the Year, becoming only the third player to achieve this double.
   Gareth Bale was also named in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year, along with Jan Vertonghen.
   Spurs are linked with a move for 27 year old Valencia striker Roberto Soldado, who has a buy out clause of 20 million, but Spurs may be able to get him for 20 million, because of the financial problems in Spanish football, so says the Mail on Sunday.


   OTHER NEWS ... Both QPR and Reading were relegated from the Premier League today after drawing 0-0 ... 

Saturday 27.04.13
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   Tottenham drew 2-2 with Wigan Athletic away this afternoon.  Click here for a match report.
   With results elsewhere showing Liverpool and Manchester United both losing last night, Tottenham Hotspur Under-21 side  are the Elite Group winners of the FA Premier Under-21 League.  This means, going into the semi-finals, they will meet the winners of the play-off between the winners of Group A and Group B.
   Andre Villas-Boas has said that the club have told him that Gareth Bale will not be sold next season if the team qualify for the Champions League.
   Former Spurs midfielder and now Barnet manager Edgar Davids could not save his club form being relegated from the Football League, having avoided the fate on the last day of the last three seasons.


   OTHER NEWS ... Doncaster Rovers won the League One title today and will play in the Championship next season ... Scunthorpe United were relegated to League Two from League One ... Port Vale and Rotherham United will be automatically promoted to League One ... Aldershot will be playing in the Conference next season after being relegated today ...

Friday 26.04.13
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   Tottenham's Under-18s beat Sunderland 6-3 away today to jump over the Black Cats to the top of the Elite Group in the FA Premier Under-18 League.  Victor Zapata-Caicedo scored twice with one each from Roman Michael-Percil, Dominiic Ball, Ruben Lameiras and Darren McQueen.
  
Nathan Byrne's loan move to Swindon Town has been made permanent with no fee demanded for the move to the League One club.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Thursday 25.04.13
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Early team news form the club indicates that Aaron Lennon will be fit for the trip to Wigan Athletic on Saturday, but William Gallas (calf), Sandro (knee) and Younes Kaboul (thigh) are still out.
   WIGAN ATHLETIC TEAM NEWS : -
 Wigan will be missing midfielder Albert Crusat (knee), Ivan Ramis (knee) and Antolin Alcaraz (hamstring).  Ben Watson has had a broken leg, so may not be ready for this match and reserve keeper Mike Pollitt's leg injury keeps him out, although he was unlikely to feature, even if fit, unless there had been an emergency situation with the keepers.
   For a preview of the Wigan Athletic match on Saturday, click here.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Wednesday 24.04.13
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   The Daily Mirror claim that Real Madrid will only go to 46 million for Gareth Bale, but might be willing to offer Angel Di Maria and Gonzalo Higuain into the deal for the Welshman.
   In the Metro, they report that Olympique Lyonnais striker Lisandro Lopez wants to join Spurs and with his contract up at the end of next season, his club would want only 5 million for the 30 year old forward.


   OTHER NEWS ... Portsmouth have appointed temporary manager Guy Whittingham on a permanent basis now that the club is out of administration ... 

   CRIME WATCH ... Liverpool's Luis Suarez has been given a 10 match ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic in Sunday's match with Chelsea ... 

Tuesday 23.04.13
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   Spurs have been linked with an interest in former West Bromwich Albion and now Fiorentina midfielder Borja Valero, aged 26, along with Arsenal and Manchester City according to the TalkSport website.
   Fulham and Aston Villa are reported in the Metro as being interested in signing Tom Huddlestone in the summer.


   OTHER NEWS ... Luis Suarez has accepted the charge of biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, but does not think he deserves more than a three match ban ... 

Monday 22.04.13
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   Tottenham's Under-21s beat Arsenal U21 1-0 at Barnet FC tonight, with Nabil Bentlaeb scoring the Spurs goal.
   In the Daily Mail it is reported that should Spurs qualify for the Champions League, they may make a 15 million move for Barcelona defender Alexandre Song.  Unhappy that he is not getting enough first team action, the player may be looking to move on and his route back to Highbury is shut off, as he left on bad terms and so his options may be limited.


   OTHER NEWS ... Manchester United won tonight to be crowned Premier League champions ... 


   MEHSTG's spin story ... Luis Suarez' bizarre behaviour has brought his career at Anfield to a close.  It was today revealed that he will see out the twilight of his career with Crouch End Vampires.

Sunday 21.04.13
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   Tottenham beat Manchester City 3-1 at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  For a match report, click here.
   The Daily Mail claim that Spurs will want 100 million for the sale of Gareth Bale, but the Daily Mirror say the asking price might be a more modest 65 million.


   OTHER NEWS ... Luis Suarez today bit Branislav Ivanovic in the game between Liverpool and Chelsea ... 

Saturday 20.04.13
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   Spurs are linked with a move for Liverpool's striker Andy Carroll in the Daily Mirror, with his former club Newcastle United also interested, but West Ham United, where he is on loan, are confident of being favourites to sign the forward.
   Victor Zapata-Caciedo's hat-trick gave Spurs Under-18s a 3-1 home win over Stoke City at Hotspur Way this morning.


   OTHER NEWS ... Cardiff City won the Championship title this afternoon ... Bournemouth gained promotion to the Championship today ... Gillingham were confirmed as champions of League Two today ... Mansfield Town have won the Blue Square Conference Premier and will return to league football next season ...

Friday 19.04.13
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Gareth Bale has been training on his own and has now joined the rest of the team, making him a possibility for Sunday's game with Manchester City.  Aaron Lennon is also hopeful of joining the squad along with Jermain Defoe.  William Gallas (calf), Younes Kaboul (thigh) and Sandro (knee) are all unavailable for the City match.
   Off the pitch Gareth Bale has been nominated for PFA Player of the Year and for the PFA Young Player of the Year.


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Thursday 18.04.13
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   Nothing interesting on the Spurs front today, other than Bale and Lennon might not be fit and Defoe might.
   Bearing that in mind, a preview of the City match on Sunday can be found here.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Wednesday 17.04.13
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   It looks as though Spurs will be without Gareth Bale for Sunday's home match against Manchester City, while Jermain Defoe and Aaron Lennon are also doubtful according to the Daily Telegraph.
   The Daily Mirror claims that Spurs are interested in signing winger Christian Atsu from FC Porto.  The 20 year old Ghanaian is out of contract in a year's time and his price will be reduced as he does not want to sign a new deal and would be quite happy joining up with his former manager Andre Villas-Boas at Tottenham.
   In the same article, it states that Spurs are making a 10 million move for Hamburg's South Korean winger Son Heung-Min, who the Mirror believe will be a replacement for Gareth Bale.
   Younes Kaboul's progress back to the first team has hit a problem after he left the field in the Under-21s match on Monday after 53 minutes with a thigh strain.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Tuesday 16.04.13
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   Tottenham's game against Chelsea has now been re-arranged for Wednesday 8th May 2013 with a 19:45 kick off to be covered by Sky TV.  The away game at Stoke will now take place on Sunday 12th May 2013 with a 13:30 kick off for ESPN TV coverage.
   The Daily Mirror runs a story concerning Benoit Assou-Ekotto, who it is rumoured will be leaving in the summer.  The story claims the Cameroon international is looking to arrange a move back to France, while manager Andre Villas-Boas may turn to Alvaro Pereira, a Uruguayan left back who he worked with at FC Porto and is now playing at Internazionale.  Another player Spurs are rumoured to be watching to come in at left back ahead of Danny Rose and Kyle Naughton is Federico Fernandez, a 24 year old Argentine centre half, who has been on loan at Getafe this season.  Real Madrid left back Fabio Coentrao has also been linked with a move to White Hart Lane.
   In the same paper, they reckon that should Spurs renew their interest in FC Porto midfielder Joao Moutinho in the summer, they could face stiff competition from big spending AS Monaco, Paris St. Germain and Chelsea.
   Tottenham's Under-18s have three games left in the Elite Group and the dates for them have now been arranged.  They will play Stoke City on Saturday 20th April, witha way games against Sunderland on Friday 26th April and West Bromwich Albion the next day, Saturday 27th April.


   OTHER NEWS ... Cardiff City will be playing in the Premier League next season after winning a point tonight to see them promoted ... Bristol City were relegated to League One tonight ... Leaving League One at the bottom of the table are both Hartlepool United and Portsmouth, both of whom were confirmed as relegated by results elsewhere ...

Monday 15.04.13
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   Spurs Under-21s lost 0-1 to Manchester United U21s tonight at the Salford City Stadium.  The floodlights failed during the first half, but the team were able to complete the first half in daylight before the lights came back on during the interval.


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Sunday 14.04.13
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   With no game this weekend for Spurs and with results pushing us down into fifth position, the newspapers are keen to move on our important members of staff.  The Sunday People reckon that Real Madrid will make a 50 million move for Gareth Bale and Andre Villas-Boas, while the Sunday Express say that failure to qualify for the Champions League will trigger a clause in Bale's contract that can see him move away from White Hart Lane, with Real set to bid 45 million for him.  The Express claim that Daniel Levy's attempts to sign Bale up to a big salary five-year deal have been met with little interest.


   OTHER NEWS ... Following the Newcastle United v Sunderland match this afternoon, there was fighting in the city centre ... 

Saturday 13.04.13
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   No news about Tottenham today.


   OTHER NEWS ... The Wigan Athletic v Millwall FA Cup semi-final was marred by fighting between Millwall fans and with the Police inside Wembley ... Bury were relegated to League Two today ...

Friday 12.04.13
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   The Metro run a story claiming Spurs are interested in Everton's niggly midfielder Leon Osman, 30, as contract talks with his club are said to have broken down.


   OTHER NEWS ... Brian McDermott was today named as the new manager of Leeds United ... 

Thursday 11.04.13
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   Tottenham lost 1-4 on penalties after their Europa League quarter final second leg away to FC Basel finished 2-2 after 90 minutes and extra time in the St. Jakob Stadium.  Click here for a match report.
   Spurs have recalled Dean Parrett early from his loan spell at Swindon Town.


   OTHER NEWS ... Goal-line technology was accepted by the FA and will be installed for the FA Community Shield in August ... 

Wednesday 10.04.13
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   No real Spurs news other than youngsters Cristian Ceballos, Shaquile Coulthirst and Milos Veljkovic have travelled with the squad for the match against FC Basel.
   For a preview of the Basel match, click here.


   OTHER NEWS ... Danny Wilson has left his post as manager of Sheffield United ... 


   MEHSTG's spin story ... .

Tuesday 09.04.13
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   The Guardian claim that Spurs could re-ignite their interest in Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy, should the West London club be relegated, as he would be available for a lot less than when Tottenham's original link with him at Marseille saw the asking price at 15 million.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Monday 08.04.13
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   The Under-21s drew 1-1 with West Ham United at Upton Park tonight, with Kenneth McEvoy scoring Tottenham's goal.  Younes Kaboul played for an hour in his first game back after knee surgery.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Sunday 07.04.13
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   Tottenham drew 2-2 with Everton at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  Click here for a match report.


   OTHER NEWS ... Crewe Alexandra beat Southend United 2-0 in the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at Wembley today ... 

Saturday 06.04.13
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : - Spurs go into the Everton game without Gareth Bale (ankle), Jermain Defoe (groin), Aaron Lennon (knee), William Gallas (calf), Sandro (knee) and Younes Kaboul (knee).
   EVERTON TEAM NEWS : -  The Toffees have Steven Pienaar and Marouane Fellaini suspended, while Tony Hibbert (calf) and Kevin Mirallis (groin) are out injured, although Mirallis might be having a late fitness test.
   For a preview of tomorrow's game against Everton, click here.
   Tottenham's Under-18s drew 0-0 with Liverpool U18s at Hotspur Way in the Elite Group stage of the Premier League Under-18 competition.


   OTHER NEWS ... Gillingham won promotion to League One today ... 

Friday 05.04.13
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   Jan Vertonghen has won the Player of the Month award for March 2013.
   The news about the three players who left the field injured last night was better coming out of the club.  After being medically assessed, Gareth Bale, William Gallas and Aaron Lennon are all looking to be back in training within the next two weeks.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Thursday 04.04.13
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   Tottenham drew 2-2 with FC Basel in the Europa League Quarter Final first leg at White Hart Lane tonight.  For a match report, click here.
   The Daily Star claims that Spurs may get rid of Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe in the summer, replacing them with Leandro Damiao of Internacional and Aston Villa's Christian Benteke, who would cost 15 million.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Wednesday 03.04.13
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Jermain Defoe is out of the game with a muscle tear, which might keep him out for two to three weeks.  Also missing are Sandro (knee), Younes Kaboul (knee), Tom Carroll (hamstring) and Kyle Walker (suspended), although available again are Clint Dempsey and Hugo Lloris.
   For a preview of the Europa League match against FC Basel, click here.
   Zinedine Zidane has been speaking on behalf of Real Madrid, where he is a coach, about the best player in Europe this season, who he says is Gareth Bale ... thus sparking rumour that the Spanish club will make him their prime target in the summer.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 


   MEHSTG's no-spin story ...  Ebbsfleet United arrived late for their Blue Square Conference Premier game at Barrow leading to it kicking off at 21:10 as their team coach had been delayed because of a baked beans spillage on the M6.

Tuesday 02.04.13
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   With Chelsea's progress to the FA Cup semi-final, the Spurs Premier League match due to be played on April 14th has been postponed from the date which clashes with their meeting with Manchester City.  No date has been set for the re-arranged game as yet.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Monday 01.04.13
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   The Under-21s won their latest Premier League Elite Group match, away at Anfield 3-1 against Liverpool.  The scorers were Cristian Ceballos 2 and Kenneth McEvoy.


   OTHER NEWS ... Paolo di Canio is appointed as the new manager of Sunderland ... Neil Warnock has left the post of manager of Leeds United ...

 

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