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April 2015

 

This page gives you a diary of events as they have happened at the club. 
News of current and former players will be included, as well as any other Spurs related story, rumour or innuendo.

The MEHSTG spin story is our own unique take on some of the big breaking stories of the day ... with our 
"spin" (and little truth) attached to it !!  There are also "no spin" stories, which are strange but true !! 
You couldn't make them up !!

 

Thursday 30.04.15
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   Tottenham are being linked with a move for French Under-19 international striker Serhou Guirassy, who plays for Laval in the French Second DIvision.
   Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea are all interested in an 11 year old, who is with Luton Town, called Charlie Patino and has been very cruelly nicknamed "the new Jack Wilshire".


   OTHER NEWS ... Lokeren and former Belgian Under-21 international defender Gregory Mertens has died, three days after collapsing on the pitch in a reserve game against Genk ... 


   MEHSTG's no-spin story ... The mother of an Arsenal player - Ainsley Maitland-Niles - has been banned from their training ground after alleged assaults on three members of staff and Police interviewed her, but have not pressed charges.

Wednesday 29.04.15
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   Ben Davies will miss the remainder of the season after having surgery on the shoulder injury he suffered at Southampton on Saturday.
   Manchester United are still being linked with a move for Hugo Lloris in the close season, with some stories saying he is keen on the move and others stating that talks have already happened with the player.
   Some stories claim Spurs will sell Benjamin Stambouli and/or Andros Townsend or include the winger in a swap deal to secure the signing of Morgan Schneiderlin from Southampton in the summer.
   Paulinho is being linked with a move to Borussia Dortmund and his old club Corinthians of Brazil.


   OTHER NEWS ... Neil Harris has been appointed as the new permanent manager of Millwall ... Gary Johnson has been appointed as the new permanent manager of Cheltenham Town ...

Tuesday 28.04.15
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   Rumours are circulating that Hugo Lloris does not have a contract clause that allows him to leave for a club in the Champions League for just 14 million should Tottenham fail to qualify for the competition.


   OTHER NEWS ... Millwall and Wigan Athletic were relegated to League One tonight ... 

Monday 27.04.15
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   Rumours are circulating that Hugo Lloris has a contract clause that allows him to leave for a club in the Champions League for just 14 million should Tottenham fail to qualify for the competition.
   Tottenham's Under-21s lost 0-1 to Sunderland Under-21 at Stevenage FC tonight.


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Sunday 26.04.15
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   Harry Kane won the PFA Young Player of the Year award tonight.  Kane was runner-up in the PFA Player of the Year vote too.
   Dele Alli has been named in the PFA League One Team Of The Year, with Alex Pritchard being selected in the PFA Championship Team Of The Year and Harry Kane in the Premier League Team of the Year.
   Former Spurs players Massimo Luongo and Nathan Byrne were included in the PFA League One Team Of The Year.
   Tottenham and Liverpool are set to try to tempt Crystal Palace into selling their winger Yannick Bolasie according to reports on the net.
   The Daily Mail reports that Manchester United will make a move for Hugo Lloris if David de Gea moves to Real Madrid in the summer, which is contrary to some stories, which claim United are offering de Gea 2000,000 a week to stay at Gold Trafford.
   Aaron Lennon, on loan at Everton, has been interviewed by Police following an allegation that he slapped a teenage waitress and ripped her top in a Manchester club earlier this month.


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Saturday 25.04.15
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   Tottenham drew 2-2 with Southampton at the Dell today.  For a match report, click here.
   Spurs Under-18s lost 0-2 to Manchester United at Hotspur Way this morning.
   It is reported on the internet that Spurs had representatives watching midfielder Florian Thauvin of Marseille again last night.


   OTHER NEWS ... Watford were promoted to the Premier League for the 2015-16 season today ... Shrewsbury Town won promotion ot League One today, while Tranmere Rovers and Cheltenham Town were both relegated to the Conference ...  Barnet will be playing League football again after winning the Conference Premier League and gaining promotion to League Two ...

Friday 24.04.15
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   The London Evening Standard claim Spurs will consider summer moves for Stefan Savic of Fiorentina and Domagoj Vida of Dynamo Kiev.  Savic only recently signed a new contract and although familiar with the Premier League after a spell with Manchester City, to buy him out of his deal in Italy could be expensive, while 25 year old Croatian international Vida could be cheaper with a price tag of only 8 million quoted in the article.
   The Daily Mail claim Spurs are not likely to pursue any interest in Everton winger Kevin Mirallis this summer.
   Franco Baldini was apparently in Florence to watch Fiorentina v Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League quarter final second leg on Thursday, with Kiev winger Andriy Yarmolenko the player he reportedly had his eyes on.
   The Mirror reports that Spurs have held talks with the NFL over a franchise team being based in London playing at the new stadium when it is completed.


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Thursday 23.04.15
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Spurs will assess Hugo Lloris' recovery from his knee injury in their last training session before Saturday's game at Southampton.  Kyle Walker is out with his foot injury, but the rest of the squad are all available for selection.
   Both Spurs and Manchester City have been told by Southampton that they will have to pay 20 million if they want to sign striker Jay Rodriguez.
   A story has resurrected itself over Spurs sharing their new ground with a London franchise NFL team.  Enlarged dressing rooms to accommodate the American football team's roster are the reason behind the changes in the plans for the new ground according to some sources.


   OTHER NEWS ... Adam Johnson has been charged with three offences of sexual activity with a child under 16 and one charge of grooming  ... 

Wednesday 22.04.15
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   Tottenham are interested in Lille pair Idrissa Gueye and Sofiane Boufal according to some reports.  Gueye is a 25 year old defensive midfielder, while 21 year old Boufal is also a midfielder, but with more of an attacking sensibility.
   Spurs youngsters Aaron McEneff and Alexander McQueen are both on trial at Nottingham Forest, but are also interesting Sheffield Wednesday.


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Tuesday 21.04.15
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   Kyle Walker will be ruled out of action for a further four weeks with his foot injury.
   Media reports claim Spurs will be off-loading 90 million worth of players in the shape of Emmanuel Adebayor, Roberto Soldado, Younes Kaboul, Vlad Chiriches, Etienne Capoue, Mousa Dembele, Paulinho and Aaron Lennon according to the Independent.  Other sources run variants of this story, with varying numbers and among others included for sale could be Benjamin Stambouli for some reason.
   Stories are also circulating around our younger players, with striker Daniel Akindayini playing an Under-21 game for Ipswich Town, while Fulham are supposedly interested in Nathan Oduwa.


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Monday 20.04.15
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   Arsenal are reported to nip in ahead of Tottenham to sign Espanyol and Mexico central defender Hector Moreno.
   Meanwhile, Spurs are on the trail of more young Germans, with 21 year old defensive midfielder Johannes Geis of 1 FSV Mainz 05 being the target this time.
   Rumours from Aston Villa are that Tim Sherwood wants to take Emmanuel Adebayor on loan for the whole of next season.  It might be a move to tempt Daniel Levy, even if we do have to pay some of his wages, but only as long as they take him on a permanent deal after that.


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Sunday 19.04.15
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   Tottenham beat Newcastle United 3-1 at St. James Park this afternoon.  Click here for a match report.
   Spurs are linked with Everton midfielder James McCarthy, who is said top be considering his position at the Goodison Park club.
   The Daily Mail have Tottenham sniffing around Aston Villa forward Christian Benteke.
   Dele Alli won the Football League Young Player of the Year award tonight.


   OTHER NEWS ... Manager Micky Adams has parted company with Tranmere Rovers ... 

Saturday 18.04.15
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Spurs will likely be without Kyle Walker (foot), Hugo Lloris (knee) and Jan Vertonghen (illness) for the trip to Newcastle tomorrow.
   NEWCASTLE UNITED TEAM NEWS : -  The Magpies will be without Moussa Sissoko, who is suspended along with Papiss Cisse, Rolando Aarons (hamstring), Siem de Jong (collapsed lung), Steven Taylor (calf), Jak Alnwick (thumb), Paul Dummett (knee), Chiek Tiote (knee) and Massadio Haidara (knee).
   For a preview of the match at St. James Park tomorrow, click here.
   Spurs are reported in the Spanish press as leading the chase for Sevilla's Argentine striker Carlos Bacca, who would cost around 21.7 million.
   The Metro claims Tottenham are set to deprive Marseille of three of their player sin the summer with Andre Ayew and Andre-Pierre Gignac available for free, while midfielder Florian Thauvin would cost nearly 11 million.
   Spurs Under-21s beat Manchester City 4-1 at Hotspur Way this morning.  Two goals from Kazaiah Sterling were added to by goals from Anton Walkes and Ryan Loft.


   OTHER NEWS ... Bristol City won the League One title this afternoon ... 

Friday 17.04.15
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   The Guardian report that Spurs are thinking of making a move for SS Lazio's 36 year old German international striker Miroslav Klose on a free transfer at the end of the season.
   TalkSport claim that Udinese and Deportivo La Coruna are looking at Spurs midfielder Grant Ward, who is currently on loan at Coventry City.
   Spurs have been watching 22 year old Charlton Athletic goalkeeper Nick Pope, who is on loan at Bury, the Daily Mirror claims.
   Tottenham's Under-21s lost 1-3 to Liverpool at White Hart Lane tonight, with their goal scored by Will Miller.


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Thursday 16.04.15
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   Harry Kane has been nominated or the Player of the Year and the young Player of the Year PFA awards.
   The Daily Star claims that Spurs and Arsenal are battling to sign Manchester United free agent Tom Cleverly in the summer.  That is one time I could take being beaten by Arsenal.
   Chelsea are reported to be latest club interested in buying Danny Rose in the summer.
   If Rose is sold, Spurs may be making plans for his replacement, with Celta Vigo's highly rated young defender Jonathan Castro Otto (known as "Johnny" in Spain) in the summer.  He has played at all junior national levels and is able to play right back left back or centre-half.


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   MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Emmanuel Adebayor said he will only leave Spurs if he can join Real Madrid or Chelsea.

Wednesday 15.04.15
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   DeAndre Yedlin was in the US team that beat Mexico 2-0 in a friendly in San Antonio tonight.
   Tottenham are to be the opposition in the MLS All-Stars game on July 29th at at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado.
   Spurs are looking to beat West Ham United to the signing of 23 year old Basel and Swiss international centre half Fabian Schar.


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Tuesday 14.04.15
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   Tottenham are among a number of clubs who are watching 19 year old Nigerian winger Moses Simon, who is playing at Belgian club Gent.
   Spurs and Atletico Madrid are the two clubs leading the 15 million chase for Paris St. Germain and Argentina striker Ezequiel Lavezzi.


   OTHER NEWS ... Bristol City were promoted to the Championship tonight ... 

Monday 13.04.15
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   Reports indicate that Manchester City are interested in increasing the number of home-grown players, starting with Danny Rose, who would fetch 10 million according to the Mirror.
   DeAndre Yedlin is in the US squad for their match against Mexico in San Antonio on Wednesday.
   Tottenham's Under-21 away fixture against Manchester City has been moved from Sunday 3rd May to 13.00 on Saturday 2nd May at the City Football Academy.


   OTHER NEWS ... Andy Awford left Portsmouth as manager today by mutual consent ... 

Sunday 12.04.15
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   There is little fresh Spurs news today, with the recent transfer rumours still doing the rounds.
   If you are at a loose end on Thursday night, Spurs Ladies will take on Charlton Athletic LFC in the Ryman Women's Cup Final sponsored by Boux Avenue on Thursday 16th April at Ware FC, with the kick off at 19.30.  Tickets are priced at 3 for Adults/Juniors/Concessions.
It is a big night for the Club after the Ladies reached the final in style with a 3-0 win against FAWPL side Gillingham last month after toppling Bury and Enfield in earlier rounds.
Spurs Legend and Ladies Honorary President Gary Mabbutt will be there to support the Ladies and it is an opportunity to see if they can go one better than the men and pick up their first piece of silverware since lifting the London County Cup in 2012. Wear something white to show the Spurs Ladies you are behind them.

There will be a minute silence will take place before the game in memory of Glenn Weaver, the Chairman of Spurs Ladies, who sadly passed away last month. Collections from the game will go to the British Heart Foundation in honour of Glenn.


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Saturday 11.04.15
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   Tottenham lost 0-1 to Aston Villa at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  Click here for a match report.
   Spurs Under-18s drew 2-2 away at Everton this morning, with Shayon Harrison and Luke Amos scoring for Spurs before Amos was sent off with eight minutes left.


   OTHER NEWS ... Yeovil Town were relegated to League Two today ... 

Friday 10.04.15
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Joining Kyle Walker (foot) on the sidelines for the match with Aston Villa will be Hugo Lloris (knee) and Jan Vertonghen (illness).
   ASTON VILLA TEAM NEWS : -  A knee injury will keep Alan Hutton out of a return to White Hart Lane, with Villa also missing Ashley Westwood and Scott Sinclair (both hamstring), as well as Carles Gil (dead leg).  Defender Aly Cissokho is hoping he is over his groin injury, but Libor Kozak is still out although back playing after breaking his leg.
   For a preview of the game with Villa, click here.


   OTHER NEWS ...  Yeovil Town appointed Paul Sturrock as their new manager today ... 

Thursday 09.04.15
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   Tottenham have today been linked in the press with a 13 million move for German international centre-half and full back Benedikt Howedes of Schalke 04.  The 27 year old defender has a year left on his current deal.
   Another German defender Jonas Hector of FC Koln- a 24 year old left back - has been reported to be interesting Spurs and Schalke 04.
   Tottenham are up against Juventus in the chase for another German, this time Julian Weigl of 1860 Munich.  The 19 year old central midfielder may be available for 2.3 million.
   Arsenal are supposedly interested in Tottenham transfer target - Espanyol and Mexico defender Hector Moreno.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Wednesday 08.04.15
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   Kyle Walker is almost certainly ruled out of Tottenham's home game on Saturday against Aston Villa, with a bruised foot.
   Spurs are rumoured to be ready to bring in former Academy coach and now AFC Bournemouth Head of Recruitment David Webb, as a shuffle of the backroom staff is set to take place in the summer.  With a rumoured change in transfer policy to bring in younger players at 10 million to 15 million with a resale price set to be implemented by Daniel Levy, it is thought that Sporting Director Franco Baldini may leave the club after the season ends.
   Lokomotiv Moscow are demanding 4.2 million for Chelsea, Spurs and Galatasaray transfer target, striker Oumar Niasse.


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Tuesday 07.04.15
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   The Club have announced an end of season friendly against a Malaysia XI in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday 27th May for the AIA Cup.
   Tottenham are being linked in the media with an 18 million bid for Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata.
   Emmanuel Adebayor has been telling the media that he wants to stay at Spurs and fight for his place rather than be shipped out of White Hart Lane, as all the stories have been claiming lately.
   Tottenham are said to be back in the race to sign Marseille's Ghanaian midfielder Andre Ayew, who will be available on a free transfer this summer.
   Former Spurs skills coach Ricardo Moniz has been named as the new manager of Notts. County.


   OTHER NEWS ... Wigan Athletic have appointed Gary Caldwell as their new manager ... 

Monday 06.04.15
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   Spurs Under-21s drew 0-0 with Chelsea at Staines Town FC this afternoon.


   OTHER NEWS ... Malky Mackay was sacked as manager of Wigan Athletic this afternoon ... Blackpool were relegated to League One from the Championship after Rotherham United won this afternoon ...

Sunday 05.04.15
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   Tottenham drew 0-0 with Burnley at Turf Moor this afternoon.  Click here for a match report.


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Saturday 04.04.15
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   Little news about Spur sin the paper today other than the Ibrahim Affelay story being put into print.
   For a preview of the Burnley game tomorrow, click here.


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Friday 03.04.15
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   Spurs are reported to be favourites to sign Barcelona's Dutch international midfielder Ibrahim Affelay on a free transfer in the summer.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Thursday 02.04.15
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : - Hugo Lloris is not fit after sustaining a gashed knee in the match against Leicester City, so Michel Vorm will deputise.  Roberto Soldado will be given a late fitness test on his injured knee.
   Rumours are being started that Spurs may move for Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech if Hugo Lloris was to leave White Hart Lane.
   The Daily Express claims that Manchester United are to beat Spurs and Liverpool to the signing of Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels.
   Tottenham are reported to have sent a scout to watch Red Star Belgrade's 17 year old striker Luka Jovic.  Ajax are also interested.
   The home match against Manchester City has been moved from Saturday 2nd May to Sunday 3rd May with a 16:00 kick off for live coverage on Sky Sports.


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Wednesday 01.04.15
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   Tottenham's plans to develop the Archway Metals site received a further delay today when it was revealed early this morning that a colony of Grey Crested newts had been found in the burnt out building.  It is thought this may be a tactic employed by rival supporters of the Woolwich Arsenal club to put off the date the new stadium will be ready.
   Harry Kane has been voted the PFA Fan's Player of the Month for March.
   Tom Carroll is likely to be out of action for six weeks with an ankle injury picked up on England Under-21 duty, which will keep him out of the Swansea City team, where he is on loan.
   Tottenham are being linked to 1990 Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann should Hugo Lloris leave the club in the summer.
   Reports indicate that Spurs are willing to pay a percentage of Emmanuel Adebayor's wages next season at another club to move him out of White Hart Lane.
   Paul Merson has admitted that he should not have been anywhere near the England squad in his playing days, as he had nowhere near the skill and dedication that Andros Townsend has.  In fact, at that time anyone did get a cap for their country ... including him.


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