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October 2018

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 !!

 

Wednesday 31.10.18
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Tottenham beat West Ham United London 3-1 at the Taxpayer's Stadium tonight in the League Cup.  For a match report click here.
In the quarter finals of the League Cup, Tottenham have been drawn away to Arsenal with the match to be played in the week starting 17th December.
AS Roma and West Ham United London are both reported to be interested ins signing Victor Wanyama in January.


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Tuesday 30.10.18
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Dele Alli has signed a new deal to extend his current deal until 2014.
TEAM NEWS : -  West Ham United London will be missing Jack Wilshere, Andy Carroll, Andriy Yarmolenko, Winston Reid, Carlos Sanchez, Manuel Lanzini, although Pedro Obiang had recovered form a knock.  Mark Noble's sending off on Saturday rules him out of this game.  While it is only 48 hours after the Wembley meeting with Manchester City, Mauricio Pochettino looks like he might start Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli, with other subs from that game starting the League Cup tie.  There may also be some youngsters in the match-day squad.
For a preview of the League Cup Fourth Round tie at West Ham United London, click here.
Liverpool and Spurs are expected top contest the signing of Lazio defender Adam Marusic, while Ajax keeper Andre Onana is another player being linked with Tottenham. 
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aving sacked their manager Julen Lopetegui, Real Madrid are keen to bring in Mauricio Pochettino as their new boss very soon, but Antonio Conte and Roberto Martinez are also on the La Liga side's wanted list
UEFA are said to be concerned about the condition of the Wembley pitch ahead of next Tuesday's Champions League tie against PSV Eindhoven.
Two NFL games will be staged at the new White Hart Lane stadium next season, it has been announced.
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ormer Tottenham Head of Recruitment Paul Mitchell, now with RB Leipzig, has not been contacted by Manchester United about joining them in a similar position was in today's "news".


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Monday 29.10.18
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Tottenham lost 0-1 to Manchester City at Wembley tonight.  Click here for a match report.
Glenn Hoddle is said to be responding well to treatment following his heart attack and following surgery to install two stents, he has been moved out of intensive care.


   OTHER NEWS ... Paul Lambert has been appointed as the new manager of Ipswich Town ... 

Sunday 28.10.18
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It has been announced that Glenn Hoddle suffered a heart attack when waiting to appear on a BT Sport programme yesterday and only the swift first aid given by a member of the studio staff gave him a chance of making it to hospital.
For a preview of tomorrow night's game against Manchester City, click here.
The Under-23s lost 0-1 to Derby County at Pride Park in Premier League 2 today.


   OTHER NEWS ... Leicester City have confirmed that chairman and owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was one of five people who died in the helicopter crash at their ground last night ... 

Saturday 27.10.18
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Glenn Hoddle was taken seriously ill at the BT Sports studio this morning and rushed to hospital.  Our best wishes go out to him.
As the new stadium's opening is delayed further, Wyart Lane visited the site and his photos and report are now uploaded.  Click here to see them.


   OTHER NEWS ... Leicester City's owner was aboard a helicopter that crashed in the grounds of the King Power stadium after their game this evening ... Paul Lambert has been named as the new manager of Ipswich Town ... 

Friday 26.10.18
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Spurs have announced that the new stadium will not be ready until the New Year, so will continue to play matches at Wembley until the end of December at least.  Having visited the ground on Wednesday, there still appears to be a lot of work to do to make it safe and I will report on my visit with pictures over the weekend..
TEAM NEWS : -  Spurs will continue to be without Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen, but Dele Alli has returned to training and Mauricio Pochettino will make a decision on Monday as to whether he starts or is in the squad.


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Thursday 25.10.18
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Tottenham are interested in Burnley's England international keeper Nick Pope, as the media suggest that the club are about to replace Hugo Lloris.


   OTHER NEWS ... Paul Hurst was sacked as Ipswich Town manager today ... 

Wednesday 24.10.18
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Tottenham drew 2-2 with PSV Eindhoven at the Phillips Stadion tonight in the Champions League.  For a match report click here.
A late equaliser by Jaden Brown earned Spurs Under-18s a 2-2 draw away to PSV Eindhoven with the other goal scored by Paris Maghoma, after Jack Roles had earlier had a penalty saved.
In other Spurs news, Eric Dier and Dele Alli are to appear in a charity version of the Channel 4 show "Gogglebox" this Friday (26.10.18).


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Tuesday 23.10.18
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TEAM NEWS : -  Christian Eriksen will be a late decision for Mauricio Pochettino to make as to whether he starts the game on the pitch or on the bench.  Dele Alli, Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen are still out injured.


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Monday 22.10.18
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As stories claim Tottenham are not interested in Wilmar Barrios, the Boca Juniors and Colombia midfielder, their attention switches to Dynamo Kiev's 20-year old midfielder Viktor Tsyhankov, who might cost around 18 million.  .
Tottenham's megastore opens at the new ground tomorrow, being the biggest club shop in Europe.


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Sunday 21.10.18
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Rumours today are following Sam Allardyce's lead and suggest Barcelona are looking at Eric Dier as a potential replacement for Sergio Busquets, while Spurs are still looking at La Liga with their target Malcom still making the media and the stories about Bradley Dack and Nathan Ake still keep coming.  Chelsea and Spurs are linked with Eintracht Frankfurt's 20 year old Serbian striker Luka Jovic, while Tottenham apparently still want to sign Jack Grealish of Aston Villa and will return to the Midlands club with an offer for the midfielder in January.
The club are reported to have extended their financing by GBP100 million to cover the delays in completion, taking the total to GBP500 million.


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Saturday 20.10.18
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Tottenham beat West Ham United London at the Taxpayers Stadium 1-0 this afternoon.  For a match report, click here.
Spurs Under-18s thrashed Aston Villa 6-1 at Hotspur Way this morning in the Premier Under-18 League.  There were goals for Troy Parrott 2, Armando Shashoua 2, Dilan Markanday and Luis Binks after Spurs had gone a goal behind.


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Friday 19.10.18
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Spurs are said to have everything in place to sign Boca Juniors midfielder Wilmar Barrios, the Colombian defensive midfielder in January, for 23 million, while Argentinean Juan Foyth is heavily rumoured to be joining Leeds United in January.  Former transfer target Malcom may be back in Tottenham's sights, with a 50 million offer said to be on the table to Barcelona for the Brazilian attacking midfielder.
Jack Roles scored the only goal of the game as Tottenham's Under-23s beat Leicester City at Hotspur Way 1-0 this afternoon in the Premier League 2.
For a preview of the West Ham United London match tomorrow, click here.


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Thursday 18.10.18
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TEAM NEWS : -  Mousa Dembele and Christian Eriksen are back in the reckoning for first team action at West Ham United London on Saturday after recovering from thigh and stomach injuries.
Spurs and Manchester City are sniffing around Turkish 19 year old midfielder Elif Emas of Fenerbahce, while Tottenham are also said to be watching Blackburn Rovers' 24 year old former Gillingham midfielder Bradley Dack.


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Wednesday 17.10.18
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Today's transfer rumours surround a GBP15 million move for West Bromwich Albion's Scottish winger Oliver Burke and Sampdoria's 23 year old Danish central defender Joachim Andersen.  Spurs are also said to be closely monitoring Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake, who would cost around GBP40 million apparently.

Apologies for the lack of service for a few days but BT were tracking down a "squashed internet cable" that serves MEHSTG Towers !


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Tuesday 16.10.18
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Ben Davies represented Wales in their 1-0 away win over the Republic Of Ireland in Dublin in a Nations League match tonight, while Hugo Lloris was in goal for France as they won 2-1 against Germany tonight in Paris in the same competition.  Toby Alderweireld starred for Belgium in their 1-1 home draw with Holland in the Nations League.  Meanwhile in the Under-21 European Championship qualifier, England beat Scotland away 2-0 with Josh Onomah starting for England.  Lucas Moura was an unused substitute for Brazil, who beat Argentina 1-0 in a friendly in Saudi Arabia today.  Heung-Min Son played all of South Korea's 2-2 home draw with Panama today.


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Monday 15.10.18
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Eric Dier, Harry Kane, Kieran Trippier and Harry Winks all started for England in their 3-2 win over Spain in the Nations League at Real Betis tonight.  Trippier was substituted after 85 minutes and Winks after 91.
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Sunday 14.10.18
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Victor Wanyama scored in Kenya's 3-0 win over Ethiopia today in a African Nations Cup qualifying match.
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Saturday 13.10.18
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There was a hat-trick for Troy Parrott in the Republic of Ireland's 3-0 win over the Faroe Islands in the U19 European Championship qualifier today.
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Friday 12.10.18
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International week is here and England took on Croatia in an empty stadium in Rijeka in the Nations League, drawing 0-0, with Harry Kane and Eric Dier playing the full 90 minutes, while Kieran Trippier and Harry Winks were unused substitutes.  Lucas Moura came on at half-time in Brazil's 2-0 away friendly win over Saudi Arabia, Toby Alderweireld finished the 90 minutes for Belgium in their 2-1 Nations League win over Switzerland and South Korea beat Uruguay 2-1 in a friendly, with Heung-Min Son in the side.  Davinson Sanchez was in Colombia's side that won 4-2 away in America, with Cameron Carter-Vickers an unused sub for the US national team.
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Thursday 11.10.18
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Ben Davies played 62 minutes of Wales' 1-4 home friendly defeat against Spain at the Millennium stadium tonight, while Hugo Lloris captained France to a 2-2 home draw with Iceland in a friendly.
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purs are reported to have "laid the groundwork" for a move for Cedric Bakambu of Beijing Guoan, a 27 year old striker, who could cost up to GBP74 million.  Doesn't sound like a Tottenham type transfer and the club haven't been good at laying the groundwork lately, if the new stadium is anything to go by.  Arsenal and Tottenhama re said to be keen on Manchester United defender Eric Bailly if he is allowed to leave Old Trafford.
Jan Vertonghen has been reported as being unavailable until December after suffering a hamstring injury at Huddersfield Town.
Danny Rose has withdrawn from the England squad with the injury he picked up on Saturday in the game against Cardiff City.
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roy Parrott
scored a Panenka penalty against Bosnia & Herzegovina in a 3-1 home Under-19 Championship qualifier today.


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Wednesday 10.10.18
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The Daily Mirror report that Tottenham's main transfer target in the January window will be 21 year old Olympique Lyonnais midfielder Tanguy Ndombele.
Christian Eriksen's agent has denied reports that the Danish midfielder had a chronic stomach injury as being "incorrect".


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Tuesday 09.10.18
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The Under-21s won their Checkatrade Trophy group match against Gillingham at the Valley tonight 4-0, thanks to goals from Jack Roles, Paris Maghoma, Jaden Brown and Dylan Duncan (penalty).
Spurs might have to compete with Manchester United to sign Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake according to reports today. 


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Monday 08.10.18
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Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris are in the 30 player shortlist for the 2018 Ballon D'Or award for the best player in the world
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hristian Eriksen
's stomach injury may be "chronic" according to Denmark boss Age Hareide.
Real Madrid are keen on signing Harry Kane in January transfer window, but not so keen to pay GBP200 million for him.  Tottenham are among a group of clubs watching Sunderland's 19 year old striker Josh Maja, as well as Borussia Dortmund's 18 year old former Manchester City midfielder Jordan Sancho, who might cost GBP100 million
Lucas Moura has been called up to the Brazil squad (who are training at Hotspur Way at the moment) for their two friendly matches in Saudi Arabia this month against the host country and Argentina.
Alfie Whiteman has signed a new deal with Spurs that will run until 2020,


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Sunday 07.10.18
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Arsenal and Spurs are keen on Ipswich Town's 19 year old midfielder Andre Dozzell, the son of Jason Dozzell, the former Spurs midfielder.


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Saturday 05.10.18
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Tottenham beat Cardiff City 1-0 at Wembley this afternoon.  Click here for a match report..
Spurs Under-18s were 7-0 victors over Norwich City in the Premier League U18 League this morning.  Tottenham missed a penalty, but goals from Harvey White, Rayan Clarke 2, Armando Shashoua, Dilan Markanday, Troy Parrott and Maurizio Pochettino..


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Friday 05.10.18
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TEAM NEWS : -  Spurs continue to have Jan Vertonghen, Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Mousa Dembele and Serge Aurier unavailable because of injury.  Cardiff will have Junior Hoilett back after a virus, but Aron Gunarsson is out with a knee injury.
For a preview of the Cardiff City match, click here.
Reports indicate that Tottenham, Chelsea and Barcelona are all interested in 21 year old Ajax midfielder Donny Van de Beek.


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Thursday 04.10.18
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Kieran Trippier, Harry Winks, Harry Kane, Eric Dier and Danny Rose have been selected for the England squad to face Spain and Croatia later this month.
Tottenham's game against West Ham United London in the League Cup Fourth round will take place at the Taxpayers Stadium on Wednesday 31st October with a 19.45 kick off.


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Wednesday 03.10.18
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Tottenham lost 2-4 to Barcelona at Wembley in the Champions League tonight.  Click here for a match report.
Our Under-19s drew 1-1 with Barcelona in the UEFA Youth Cup at Hotspur Way this afternoon, with Rodel Richards' goal earning Spurs a point.
As part of Steve Bruce's backroom staff at Aston Villa, Stephen Clemence and Colin Calderwood also lost their jobs today


   OTHER NEWS ... Steve Bruce was sacked as manager of Aston Villa today ... 

Tuesday 02.10.18
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TEAM NEWS : -  Tottenham will be facing Barcelona tomorrow without Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen, Serge Aurier and Mousa DembeleHugo Lloris could well be ready to return to first team action after he has recovered from his hamstring injury.   Barcelona go into the game without defender Samuel Umtiti and winger Sergi Roberto.
For a preview of the Barcelona game, click here.
Spurs are reported to be re-entering the race to sign Paris Saint Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot in January.  The father of 15 year old Bryne goalkeeper Isak Midttun Solberg has claimed that his son has been offered a three-year deal.  The young Norwegian stopper was on trial with Spurs in the summer and impressed the Academy coaches.  Fernando Llorente has said that he intends to leave for Athletic Bilbao when his contract ends next summer and he will be a free agent.
Spurs are reported to be without Luke Amos for the rest of the season after the young midfielder suffering a serious knee injury.


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Monday 01.10.18
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Spurs are reported to have made a 8 million offer for 28 year old Mexican international Hector Herrera of FC Porto.


   OTHER NEWS ... Northampton Town appoint Keith Curle as their new manager ... 

 

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