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October 2013

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 31.10.13
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   The Daily Mirror claims that Toronto FC of the MLS want Jermain Defoe and manager and former Spurs defender Ryan Nelsen would be willing to have him as their designated player, who they can break their pay cap for and he would get £90,000 a week.
   In the Daily Mail, Alexandre Pato is reported as saying that he was wanted by Spurs in the August transfer window, but he chose to stay at Corinthians.
   Former Spurs goalkeeper and co-manager Ray Clemence has retired as the FA's Head of Teams.


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Wednesday 30.10.13
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   Tottenham beat Hull City 8-7 on penalties after drawing 2-2 after extra time in the Fourth Round of the League Cup.  The game was level at 1-1 at the end of 90 minutes.  Click here for a match report.
   Spurs have been drawn at home to West Ham United in the quarter finals of the League Cup, with the tie to take place in the week starting Monday 16th December.
   Tottenham's Under-18s drew 2-2 way at Aston Villa this afternoon, with their goals scored by Will Miller and Christian Maghoma.
   FC Basel winger Mohamed Salah is attracting attention from Spurs and Liverpool, who face a £15 million battle to sign the Egyptian in January.


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   CRIME WATCH ... Seven Charlton Athletic fans were today found guilty of racist behaviour on a train following a FA Cup tie with Fulham,  Six have been given custodial sentences ranging from 6 months to 18 months, while the seventh has a six month sentence suspended for 18 months.  All have received banning orders from all ground in England ... Steve Bruce has been charged by the FA with misconduct after his comments that the referee's decision to give a penalty to Spurs on Hull City's Premier League visit to White Hart Lane was "a joke".

Tuesday 29.10.13
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   Spurs have been linked with a move for FC Basle winger Mohamed Salah, along with Liverpool, according to the Daily Mail.
   The Daily Star report that Besiktas will be interested in signing Emmanuel Adebayor in January, but say it will be difficult.
   Apparently, in the next few weeks, there will be large banners appearing around White Hart Lane and huge flags introduced to be passed over the crowd to improve the atmosphere, according to journalist Andy Brassell on TalkSport this morning.
   Former Spurs midfielder Gareth Bale has been nominated for the FIFA World Player of the Year award.
   For a preview of the League Cup tie against Hull City tomorrow night, click here.


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Monday 28.10.13
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   England right back Kyle Walker has extended his contract with Spurs until the summer of 2019.
   William Gallas has agreed to join A-League side after being released by Spurs in the summer.


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Sunday 27.10.13
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   Tottenham beat Hull City 1-0 at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  Click here for a match report.
   Apparently, the Daily Mail say that Tottenham have "secret plans" to build a 65,000 seater stadium, which would host an American Football franchise from the NFL in London.  This would conflict with the FA, who hope to get more money in to pay off for Wembley by staging matches there on a regular basis.
   Spurs are supposedly offering Andrea Pirlo a three year deal to join Spurs from Juventus according to the Daily Star.


   OTHER NEWS ... Chris Kiwomya has left his post as manager of Notts. County by mutual consent.  Former Spurs midfielder Steve Hodge has been put in charge for the next game ... 

Saturday 26.10.13
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   Two goals from Shayon Harrison gave Tottenham Under-18s a 2-1 away win against Newcastle United in the FA Premier Under-18 league today.


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Friday 25.10.13
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Tottenham will still be without Danny Rose (toe), Etienne Capoue (ankle) and Younes Kaboul (thigh).  Everyone else should be available for the match against Hull City on Sunday.
   HULL CITY TEAM NEWS : -  Alan McGregor (thigh) will not be in goal, with Steve Harper replacing him.  Both strikers Sone Aluko (shin) and Robbie Brady (hip) will have late tests, but central defender James Chester is definitely out with a hamstring strain, as are captain Robert Koren (ankle), Danny Graham (knee) and Jake Livermore (on loan from Spurs).
   For a preview of Sunday's match with Hull City Tigers, click here.
   Under-21 goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux has joined Sk
rill Conference side Hyde FC on a month's loan.


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Thursday 24.10.13
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   Tottenham beat FC Sheriff 2-0 in the Europa League Group K in Moldova tonight.  For match report, click here.


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   CRIME WATCH ... Jose Mourinho was fined £8,000 for improper conduct in the match against Cardiff City last Saturday ... a Newcastle United fan who punched a Police horse at the game with Sunderland last season has been jailed for a year ...

Wednesday 23.10.13
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Kyle Walker, Andros Townsend and Paulinho have been left at home to rest, while Younes Kaboul (thigh), Danny Rose (toe) and Etienne Capoue (ankle) are all still out injured.  Emmanuel Adebayor has travelled with the squad and could be involved at some stage for the first time this season.
   For a brief preview of the Sheriff match, click here.
   Paris St. Germain's 17 year old midfielder Adrien Rabiot is not worried about leaving the French club if he is not getting the first team opportunities he thinks he should, with Spurs and Arsenal being interested in the youngster.
   The Daily Star and the Daily Express reckon Spurs will bid £28 million for Christian Benteke in the January transfer window.
   TalkSport claim that Fenerbahce are to nip in to sign 30 year old Juventus striker Mirko Vucinic ahead of Spurs and Manchester United in the January transfer window.
   Pierre-Emerick Auygemang of Borussia Dortmund has said he was set to join Spurs in the summer of 2012 from Olympique Lyonnais, but the deal went "weird" and the striker would never join the club now he told the Metro.
   Tottenham Hotspur Under-12s will play Reading at Bishops Stortford FC on Monday 4th November with a 19:00 kick off.  Prices are £5 for adults and £2 for concessions.


   OTHER NEWS ... Nigel Clough has been appointed as the new manager at Sheffield United ... Ian Holloway has left the post of manager at Crystal Palace by mutual consent ... 

Tuesday 22.10.13
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   The Daily Express reports that Spurs are set to go back to Dinamo Zagreb with a £17 million offer for 17 year old Croatian international midfielder Alen Halilovic, but his father, who is his agent, is seeking assurances of the number of games of at least 45 minutes he will play at Tottenham.
   Ossie Ardiles has won a Lifetime Achievement award at the Golden Foot Awards in Monaco for his contribution to the game.


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   MEHSTG's spin story ... In a mix-up in the printing of Morrisey's and Alex Ferguson's autobiographies, it saw sections of each book transposed into the other, with the former Manchester United boss revealing that his first sexual experience was when he was 35, with a man and that the Smiths front man slammed David Beckham for selling out his football career for fame by marrying Posh Spice.

Monday 21.10.13
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   Spurs Under-21s drew 1-1 with Leicester City U21 at Hotspur Way today, with the Tottenham goal coming from Kenneth McEvoy.
   The San Francisco 49ers visited Hotspur Way to attend a community event today.
   Spurs Under-21 midfielder Nabil Bentaleb has signed a new four year deal with Tottenham, taking him through to 2018.


   OTHER NEWS ... Middlesbrough sacked their manager Tony Mowbray today ... 

   CRIME WATCH ... the incident at yesterday's match with Aston Villa involving a smoke cannister being thrown will be investigated by the FA ...  Jose Mourinho has been charged by the FA with improper conduct in their game against Cardiff City on Saturday when he was sent to the stands ...

Sunday 20.10.13
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   Tottenham beat Aston Villa 2-0 at Villa Park this afternoon.  For a match report, click here.


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   MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Did you know ?  Andros Townsend has been on loan at nine clubs while on Tottenham's books.  Yes ... really !!

   MEHSTG's no-spin story 2 ... Having England qualify for the World Cup Finals in Brazil next year, they have decided to go for Rio ... as a member of all that's wrong with football these days.

Saturday 19.10.13
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   Tottenham's Under-18s won 3-2 at Hotspur Way this morning against Chelsea with Will Miller, Daniel Akindayini and Anthony Georgiou scoring in the FA Premier UInder-18 League match.
   For a preview of the match against Aston Villa tomorrow, click here.


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Friday 18.10.13
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   Andros Townsend has signed a new deal with Tottenham that will end in July 2018.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Aaron Lennon is not yet quite match fit to start Sunday's game at Aston Villa, while Etienne Capoue and Danny Rose are due to return to training next week.  There are no other injury worries for Tottenham.
   ASTON VILLA TEAM NEWS : -  Gary Gardner's back injury rules him out of Sunday's match with Spurs and he is joined on the sidelines by Jores Okore (knee) and Charles N'Zogbia (ankle).
   Reserve striker Simon Dawkins has joined Derby County on loan for three months.
   Former Spurs defender Pascal Chimbonda has signed a deal to play for Carlisle United until 18th January 2014.  He will need those gloves and tights up there !!


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   MEHSTG's spin story 1  ... Initially, West Ham United striker Andy Carroll's injury was the sort that rugby players picked up, but now he is being sent to Belgium to see a specialist who deals with ballet injuries.  Not quite sure what this says about the former Newcastle United forward.

   MEHSTG's spin story 2  ... Manchester United are investigating having a safe standing area at Old Trafford.  Can you imagine the mess with all those prawn sandwiches ??

Thursday 17.10.13
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   Andros Townsend has been caught in the middle of a racist furore involving a comment made by England manager Roy Hodgson at half time in the England v Poland match on Tuesday.  The manager's comments have been brushed off by Townsend, but some anti-racist organisations are pushing for an investigation, which the FA have said will not happen as they support the England boss.
   The Metro claims Spurs might make a £15 million bid for out of favour 28 year old Paris St. Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi.
   The Daily Star report that Real Madrid are looking at signing Paulinho and Spurs are set to offer the Brazilian midfielder a new deal to keep him at White Hart Lane.
   Former Spurs midfielder Dean Parrett has signed for Stevenage after being released at the end of last season.


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Wednesday 16.10.13
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   Erik Lamela played 76 minutes of the World Cup qualifier that saw Argentina lose 2-3 away to Uruguay this morning.
   Spurs Under-21 team played Atletico Bilbao in a friendly in Spain tonight and drew 1-1 with the goal scored by Cameron Lancaster.


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Tuesday 15.10.13
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   Andros Townsend played minutes of England's 2-0 home win over Poland in their World Cup qualifier that saw them reach the finals in Brazil.
   Mousa Dembele played the 90 minutes of Belgium's 1-1 home draw with Wales in Brussels, with Nacer Chadli being substituted after 58 minutes and Jan Vertonghen coming on as a substitute in the 72nd minute.
   Gylfi Sigurdsson provided the assist for the goal that earned Iceland a 1-1 draw away in Oslo with Norway in their World Cup qualifier that saw them earn a play-off place.  Gylfi completed the whole game for Iceland.
   Denmark's 6-0 win over Malta was not enough to get them into the play-offs, as they finished second in their group, but had the worst record of the group stage runners-up.  Christian Eriksen played 53 minutes before being substituted.
   Hugo Lloris' France won 3-0 at home in against Finland tonight in a World Cup group qualifier to book a play-off place.
   Brazil won a friendly in Beijing 2-0 against Zambia tonight, with Paulinho playing 62 minutes of the match before being substituted.
   Harry Kane was an unused substitute and Tom Carroll went off after 16 minutes of England Under-21s 5-0 win over Lithuania at Portman Road in a Euro U21 2015 qualifier.


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Monday 14.10.13
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   Andros Townsend is set to agree a £15,000 a week deal with Spurs to extend his contract with the club according to the Daily Mail.
   Tottenham are reportedly interested in Borussia Moenchengladbach winger Patrick Hermann.
   Spurs reserve striker Simon Dawkins has gone on a week's trial with Derby County.


   OTHER NEWS ... Kevin Blackwell has been sacked as manager of Bury ... 

Sunday 13.10.13
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   The Sunday Mirror report that Spurs will look to quadruple Andros Townsend's wages in a deal that will see him extend his contract with the club after his impressive displays this season.
   The Mirror also reckon that Tottenham will make a move for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez in January, .


   OTHER NEWS ... Martin Allen has been sacked as the manager of Gillingham today ... 

Saturday 12.10.2013
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   The Metro claims that Spurs might try and snap up free transfer midfielder Keisuke Honda of CSKA Moscow in January.
   Paulinho played 69 minutes of Brazil's 2-0 away win over South Korea in a friendly, setting up the first goal of the match for Oscar.


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Friday 11.10.13
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   Andros Townsend played 79 minutes on his debut for England, scoring the third goal in a 4-1 win over Montenegro at Wembley in a World Cup qualifier, in which he was voted the man of the match.  Kyle Walker played the whole match at right back, but picked up a booking, meaning he will miss Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Poland and Jermain Defoe was an unused substitute. 
   Belgium qualified for the World Cup finals in Brazil next year with a 2-1 away win over Croatia in Zagreb tonight.  Jan Vertonghen played the full 90 minutes, while Nacer Chadli was a 69th minute substitute and Mousa Dembele came off the bench in the 84th minute.
   Christian Eriksen hit the post for Denmark in their 2-2 home draw against Italy in their World Cup qualifying match in Copenhagen tonight.
   Romania won 4-0 away to Andorra in their World Cup qualifier and Vlad Chiriches played the full 90 minutes, being pulled down in the area for a penalty, which was converted for their third goal.
   Gylfi Sigurdsson scored once in Iceland's 2-0 home victory over Cyprus in a World Cup qualifier in Rekjavik tonight.
   Argentina beat Peru 3-1 in a World Cup qualifying match in Buenos Aires tonight and Erik Lamela appeared as an 81st minute substitute.
   France beat Australia 6-0 in a friendly in Paris tonight, with Hugo Lloris playing the whole match.
  
The Birkbeck Sport Business Centre is a dedicated research centre of Birkbeck, University of London and on 14th October, they are holding the first public presentation.  The guest speaker is Alex Fynn, the well-known consultant to the sportsí industry.  The lecture will deal with football clubs' branding and how it's related to the clubs' on-pitch success, focusing on Tottenham and Arsenal.  You can read more about it here: http://www.sportbusinesscentre.com/events/alex-fynn-2013/.


   OTHER NEWS ... Sheffield United have sacked their manager of four months, David Weir ... 

Thursday 10.10.13
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   Harry Kane scored a hat-trick in England Under-21s 4-0 away Euro U21 qualifying win against San Marino tonight.  Tom Carroll also played in the match
   Jordan Archer was in goal for Scotland Under-21 as they beat Slovakia 2-1 at tonight in a Euro U21 qualifier.
   Former Spurs midfielder Danny Murphy today announced his retirement from football.
   In the Metro, Spurs are being linked with a January move for 22 year old FC Basel winger Mohamed Salah, who played against us in the Europa League last season and scored against Chelsea in the Champions League group game recently.  The winger is rated at £15 million.


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Wednesday 09.10.13
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   Another day with little Spurs news as international teams prepare for their World Cup qualifiers.


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Tuesday 08.10.13
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   Hardly any substantial Spurs news around today, with players off on international duty.
   Former Spurs midfielder and assistant manager Gus Poyet has been appointed as the new manager of Sunderland.


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Monday 07.10.13
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   Spurs Under-21s lost 0-5 to Liverpool at St. Helens tonight in the FA Premier Under-21 League.
   A number of sources are indicating that Tottenham are in talks with Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo to come to White hart lane next summer.  The 34 year old international is not being offered a new deal at Juventus, where his contract expires in July 2014.
  Rumours in the Spanish press claim that Barcelona turned down a bid for their 21 year old midfielder Sergio Roberto in the summer to come on loan in January for the res of the season.


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Sunday 06.10.13
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   Tottenham lost 0-3 to West Ham United at White Hart lane this afternoon.  Click here for a match report.
   The Sunday People claim that Tottenham will make a January transfer move for Everton left back Leighton Baines after his talks about a new contract have hit a stalemate.  Other papers say that Manchester United will lead the chase for the England defender.


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Saturday 05.10.13
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   Michael Dawson has signed a new three year deal, which will keep him at Tottenham until July 2016.
   Tottenham's Under-18s won 4-2 away to Norwich City this morning, with their goals scored by Anthony Georgiou, Christian Maghoma and two from Nathan Oduwa.


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Friday 04.10.13
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   No real Spurs news today, other than reaction to the Police's statement on the use of the Y word tomorrow.
   Spurs are being linked with a move for Dynamo Kiev's Congo striker Dieumerci Mbokani in January.  The former Anderlecht forward would cost Spurs £6 million apparently.
   For a preview of the West Ham United match on Sunday, click here.


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   CRIME WATCH ... West Bromwich Albion's Stephane Sessignon has been banned from driving fro 20 months after being caught drunk driving ... Sheffield Wednesday forward Gary Madine has been jailed for 18 months for two attacks in night clubs ...  


   MEHSTG's spin story ... Jack Wilshire has been photographed smoking outside a night club while out injured.  Two things leap out of this news ... 1.  Was he too slow to avoid being snapped and 2. Is the smoking stunting his growth ?

Thursday 03.10.13
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   Tottenham beat Anzhi Makhachkala 2-0 in Moscow this evening in the Europa League.  Click here for a match report.
   Kyle Walker, Andros Townsend and Jermain Defoe are in the England squad for their World Cup qualifying matches against Poland and Montenegro next week.
   The Metropolitan Police have said that anyone using the Y word at Tottenham's game against West Ham United on Sunday could be arrested.
   Tom Carroll and Harry Kane are in the England Under-21 squad for their European Championship games against San Marino and Lithuania next week.


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Wednesday 02.10.13
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Spurs travel to Russia without Aaron Lennon (foot) and Etienne Capoue (ankle), while the rest of the squad are fit to face Anzhi Makhachkala.
   ANZHI MAKHACHKALA TEAM NEWS : -  Rangy striker Lacina Traore has injured a shoulder and misses the match, while Alexandru Epureanu (knee) and Ilya Maksimov are both likely to miss the Group K match.
   For a match preview of the Europa League game against Anzhi, click here.


   OTHER NEWS ... The FA once more fail to carry out a full investigation, this time into match fixing in the Blue Square Conference South last season, with Chelmsford City, Billericay Town and Hornhurch all involved ... 

Tuesday 01.10.13
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   Spurs are considering a transfer move for Leyton Orient right winger Moses Odubajo, who has sprung to prominence n their good run this season that sees them top League One and still unbeaten.  Tottenham are said in the Metro to be ready to bid £1 million in January, although Orient want £3 million and this may be reduced if the player, who also plays at right back, wants to push for a move.
   A Spurs XI drew 2-2 with QPR at Hotspur Way today in a friendly.  Kenneth McEvoy and Simon Dawkins hit the Tottenham goals.
   Fernando Torres received no further punishment for grabbing and scratching Jan Vertonghen's face in Saturday's match against Chelsea at White Hart Lane.  So, that means the FA are saying it is OK to carry out such actions without worry of being suspended.  Is this really the message they want to send out to footballers of all ages across the country ??


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