White Hot Lines

NOVEMBER 2001

Friday  30.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Tottenham fans are to be the subject of the FA's investigatory team for the second time in a matter of weeks after missiles were thrown from the terraces in last night's game at Fulham.  The target for these missiles was Luis Boa Morte and although most were packeted raincoats handed out at the turnstiles at Craven Cottage, the referee will report that a lighter was handed to an assistant by the former Arsenal striker.
  Executive Vice-Chairman David Buchler has urged Spurs fans to get behind the team in a positive manner.  He said that supporters should not do anything that would allow anyone to have a go at the club and implied that the club had a good reputation that he did not want to see tarnished.  This comes two weeks after he had not seen anything to criticise when Arsenal visited White Hart Lane.
  Simon Davies said he was overjoyed with scoring the late winner that took Spurs through to the next round of the Worthington Cup, but expected a hard game before the start.  He told the clubs' official website that the Tottenham team fully realised that Fulham would have the bulk of the possession, but he felt that without the  goal just before half-time, Spurs could have wrapped the match up earlier.  He said that the half-time team-talk focused their attention and then they went out to win the tie.
  Manager Glenn Hoddle has said that the Worthington Cup is one of the club's top priorities this season and with their progress last night, despite not being at their best, thinks Spurs can go all the way.  He knows that there will be a place in the UEFA Cup for the winners and thinks that with some teams not taking the competition seriously, Spurs have as good a chance as anyone.  He was also very pleased with the all-round contribution of Sergei Rebrov and the finishing of Simon Davies that ended with the winning goal.  Hod was also full of praise for the confidence the team have and the fact that they have now won three away games in the League and two in the cups, after having gone so long away from home without a win last season.
  The date for the 5th round of the Worthington Cup has been set and Spurs will host Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday 11th December with the kick off at 7.45 p.m.
  Tottenham have been installed as favourites with the bookies to win the Worthington Cup.
  Tottenham are being linked with Brazilian goalscorer Stecanela Washington, the Mirror reports.  A 3.7 million deal is said to be lined up to bring the Ponte Preta and Brazil striker to White Hart Lane as the long term replacement for Teddy Sheringham.  Washington has said that he has scored lots of goals in Brazil and would welcome the chance to score against Manchester United and Arsenal.  He has scored 45 goals in 47 games this season already and a Spurs scout will be dispatched to South America to watch the 26 year old in the quarter final of the Brazilian championship to be played on December 8th, according to the tabloid.  Blackburn Rovers, Sunderland and Middlesbrough are also interested in the player.
  One player Spurs were supposedly after, but didn't get was Martin Palermo, the Argentinian who joined Villareal in Spain.  Unfortunately, he broke his leg in two places when celebrating a goal in the Spanish cup recently and will be out of action for 6 months and twenty fans were also injured in the incident.  That's some celebration !!
  Tottenham were supposedly holding secret talks in Copenhagen with Steffen Effenberg's agents at the weekend in the hope that they could persuade him to join Spurs now rather than at the end of the season, when he will be available on a free transfer.  The club are reported to be virtually certain that the player wants to come to White hart Lane, but Bayern Munich want to retain his services while they are still involved in the Champions League.  A nominal fee might be involved, but his reported 800,000 a year salary is regarded as cheap in these times.
  Christian Ziege will miss the visit of Fulham to White Hart Lane on December 15th after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season last night ... against Fulham !!
  In the latest Deloitte Touche Sport and Sport/Business "Richest Club in the World" ratings, Tottenham are 17th, based on the 1999-2000 figures available.  Other British clubs in the top twenty are Manchester United (1st), Chelsea (7th), Arsenal (11th), Leeds (13th), Glasgow Rangers (15th), Liverpool (19th) and Newcastle (20th).

Thursday  29.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Tottenham beat Fulham 2-1 in the Fourth Round of the Worthington Cup tonight at Craven Cottage, with goals from Sergei Rebrov and Simon Davies.  For a match report, click here.  For reaction, click here.
  In the Fifth round of the competition, Spurs have been drawn at home to Bolton Wanderers.  The tie will be played in the week starting Monday 
  Glenn Hoddle has been advocating the inclusion of Scottish clubs in the Cup competition today.  The Spurs boss thinks the change could work with fans and television companies enjoying the addition of new sides from North of the border and not just Celtic and Glasgow Rangers, but all Scottish clubs being involved.

Wednesday  28.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Ledley King (stomach bug) and Les Ferdinand (ankle injury) could be out of tomorrow's Worthington Cup tie against Fulham.  Mauricio Taricco is already out of the game with an ankle injury picked up in the North London derby.
  Hoddle admitted that this would be a test of the depth of the squad with new faces coming in and being expected to blend in straight away, he told the club's official website.  This perhaps indicated that Sergei Rebrov might start and Oyvind Leonhardsen in midfield too.  Leo told the club's website that he hopes to grab his chance and make his mark, especially as he was part of the side that lost to Fulham in the League Cup a few seasons ago and this is his chance for revenge.
  Some good injury news for Glenn came in the shape of Stephen Carr being fit to start jogging, five weeks ahead of his scheduled return to training.
  Goran Bunjevcevic could be set to return to the first team and sees it as a chance to impress after losing his place when Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink broke his cheekbone in the match against Chelsea.
  Apparently the FA have the report into the events surrounding the North London derby after Spurs discussed the matter with the local police.  The FA have not decided what, if any, action will be taken and it could be next week before a decision is made known.
  Loan keeper Dave Beasant has said that he has always fancied playing for Tottenham and if he could have chosen any club it would have been Spurs.  Having signed for eight weeks as cover for the injured Kasey Keller, he hopes to impress the manager and earn a longer contract, believing that Premier League clubs need three experienced keepers on their books these days.
  Midfielder Simon Davies has expressed his frustration at not being a regular starter in the Spurs first team.  The Welsh international said that he realises that he has to be patient with some class players ahead of him in the squad, but he is trying to learn from them and will play anywhere to get in the side at the moment.
  Spurs have revealed that they are selling half season tickets for the remaining eight Premiership games of the season - starting against Everton on 19th January 2002, with the cost being 214.

Tuesday  27.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Sergei Rebrov and Goran Bunjevcevic both were missing from the reserve side last night, hinting that they may feature in the Worthington Cup tie at Fulham on Thursday.
  Stephen Clemence said he was pleased with his 70 minutes of reserve action last night and although he wanted to get back into the first team straight away, he knows he needs more match practice.  He said that he can play better, but that he "wanted it to click straight away" - hopefully talking about the way he plays rather than his knee !!  He told the club site that he hoped to get sharper and then make a push into the first team squad.
  Steffen Iversen was substituted in the match against Wimbledon reserves last night after clashing heads minutes before half time.  Having suffered a number of head injuries last season, the Spurs medical team are probably hoping that this one is not serious.
  Former Spurs winger and now Brighton and Hove Albion boss, Peter Taylor, has said that no bids have been received for his star striker - Bobby Zamora.  The 20 year old is not thought to be the finished article by his manager, but Taylor is not surprised that there is lots of interest in his goalscoring sensation.  Spurs are one of the clubs reported to be watching his progress.
  Lazio midfielder Ivan De La Pena's agent has said his player would like to play in England, but has no knowledge of Tottenham's interest.
  The other big transfer rumour is a non-starter really.  28 year old Jamie Redknapp of Liverpool was supposedly being eyed by Spurs (along with Chelsea and Newcastle United), should he fail to agree a new contract at Anfield.  After a year out with ligament damage to his knee, the club captain is now entering into contract extension talks.
  The Press Officer for Sassari Torres has denied that Spurs are watching their winger Antonio Langella.  He did say it would be a dream move for the player if it came true.
   Formerly linked with interest from Tottenham, Liverpool's Robbie Fowler looks set to move to Leeds United for 11 million.

Monday  26.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Ledley King has told Leeds United he does not want to join them.  He said that he had no problem playing for Tottenham and did not see why he should move now.  King added that he was flattered, but having signed anew five year contract, he was not looking to move on.
  Gus Poyet returned home after a night in hospital and is already getting back to normal according to Glenn Hoddle on the Spurs official site.  The Uruguayan midfielder will be out of the Worthington Cup tie against Fulham on Thursday night, but could be in the running to be back in the side against Bolton Wanderers next Monday.
  Mauricio Taricco is fifty fifty for the match on Thursday at Craven Cottage, Hoddle also revealed, although the Argentine full back is getting closer every day to being fit again.
  With another yellow card against him on Saturday, Steffen Freund will miss the away game at Charlton Athletic on December 8th as he is due a one match suspension for getting five yellow cards.
  Spurs will be vying with Newcastle United and Fulham when Lazio's Spanish midfielder Ivan De La Pena becomes available to talk to other clubs on January 1st 2002.  The little Spanish international has been previously linked with Tottenham.
  Meanwhile, in the Tottenham midfield, Watford have denied making a move for Tim Sherwood.  Manager Gianluca Vialli said that if Spurs were giving him away they would be interested, but would probably not be able to afford him otherwise.
  Spurs are rumoured to have been casting their eyes on 24-year-old Italian winger Antonio Langella of Serie C1 club Sassari Torres.  He has earned a reputation at this low level, but has also scores five goals in nine games, which has alerted Spurs to his abilities.
  Leicester City and West Ham United are both interested in Portsmouth's former Spurs striker Peter Crouch.
  Spurs reserves drew 0-0 with Wimbledon reserves at Stevenage tonight.

Sunday  25.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Glenn Hoddle has told David O'Leary that he can treble the amount he was offering for Ledley King or think of another number, but the Spurs defender will not be leaving White Hart Lane.  Hoddle praised the England Under-21 player and said that he was a long way ahead of many because of his distribution of the ball. 
  Hoddle's agent, Dennis Roach, is being further implicated in the transfer of Ilie Dumitrescu to Tottenham from Steuea Bucharest.  The 3 million transfer was suspect as only 1.75 million arrived in Romania and the rest was paid to the player, but he admitted that it did not come from Tottenham.  The agent in question is under investigation over a couple of transfers within this country and this matter may be taken into consideration.
  Hoddle was pleased with the way the team defended as a unit yesterday against West Ham United.  He said it was not the best performance, but they had really worked hard and stepped it up a bit in the second half to get the result.
  Steffen Freund appeared on Sky TV's "Goals On Sunday" today and said that Tottenham have learned how to defend by holding the ball rather than having to do it without the ball.  He said that he will always be looking to learn how to make his game better and that he loved the Spurs fans, hoping that he would score soon to make his experience at Tottenham complete.  Freund went on to add that when he gets the ball 25 yards out, he thinks that he should not always shoot !!  He did say that Tottenham were playing much more football under Glenn Hoddle and that he thought the club are not looking at the top five yet, but will be behind the pack challenging for the Premier League title this season, although he hoped for a UEFA Cup place.
  Borussia Dortmund of Germany are supposedly looking at Steffen Iversen's progress after recovering form an ankle injury.  It is believed the Norwegian striker would be rated at 8 million.
   Rumours abound that Hoddle is looking at Aston Villa's Gareth Barry without having to sell Ledley King.  However, the 10 million asking price is probably out of reach for a player who is plays in a position that is pretty well covered (unless the Thatcher to Wolverhampton Wanderers rumours turn out to be true).

Saturday  24.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Tottenham beat West Ham United this afternoon with a single Les Ferdinand goal at Upton Park.  Click here for a match report.  Click here for reaction.
  Gus Poyet is likely to spend tonight in hospital after suffering concussion in the incident leading up to the Spurs goal in the match at Upton Park.  He bravely went in to head the ball and collided with Trevor Sinclair.  He stood up after getting attention, but was claiming a corner as he was so out of it, that he hadn't realised Spurs had scored !!
  A bizarre rumour on Daily Soccer tells of Leeds United thinking they can offer 10 million for Ledley King.  Why anyone would think he would want to go and play with the players at that club is beyond me !!
  The report went on to add that should the deal go through (not likely), then Spurs would blow the cash on Aston Villa's unsettled defender Gareth Barry.
  Tottenham are being linked to Brescia's Igli Tare.  The striker is an Albanian international and was previously on loan at Kaiserslautern, but has been attracting interest from Aston Villa, Newcastle United, Sunderland and West ham United too.
  Also there are reports that Celtic and Glasgow Rangers will be joining a Premier League Division Two to be known as the "Phoenix League".  The two divisions will consist of 18 clubs each and will feature promotion between them.  The Premier League have denied that any restructuring will be taking place though.

Friday  23.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Glenn Hoddle has expressed his relief that the proposed PFA strike action has been called off after the dispute was resolved with the FA, to allow televised Premier League matches continue unaffected.  He said he was delighted that a solution had been found, otherwise it might have been the beginning of the end for football as we know it.
  Ben Thatcher is standing by as Mauricio Taricco struggles to overcome his ankle injury.  Thatcher might make a start if Treacle does not pass a fitness test, although Hoddle will give him all the time he needs to prove he is fit.
  Ukrainian striker Sergei Rebrov could soon get the call from Glenn Hoddle that he has been waiting for.  The Spurs boss has told journalists that this is the time of years when there are a lot of games and you need players ready to come in to help out when required.  Hod added that Sergei had been patient and that he was very effective in the match against Arsenal, when he came on and provided the cross that Gus Poyet scored from.
  Matthew Etherington's loan period at Bradford City has been extended until 1st January 2002 following rumours from the Bantams chairman that Spurs were demanding a fee for lengthening his loan at Valley Parade.
  Stephen Clemence could be targeting the reserve fixture on Monday against Wimbledon as the start of his comeback following his knee ligament injury.  Steffen Iversen will probably feature too as he tries to overcome his lack of fitness following the lay-of due to his injured ankle.
  Shock !! Horror !!  Glenn Roeder was on Hoddle's wish list for a coaching job at Spurs until he got offered the West Ham United manager's post.  Luckily for Spurs he chose to take that "marvellous opportunity" and his installation as reserve team manager instead of Colin Calderwood was avoided.
  American youngster Devin Barclay of Tampa Bay has been impressing the Tottenham staff since he started training with the club last month.  The 18 year old was amazed by the set-up at the club and his practice match alongside Steffen Iversen really went well.
  

Thursday  22.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Matthew Etherington's loan deal at Bradford City is in doubt after the First Division club's chairman, Geoffrey Richmond, taking a break from interjecting his important views on the PFA dispute, has claimed that Tottenham are asking for a payment to keep the winger at Valley Parade.  Richmond told Team Talk that Spurs assistant manager John Gorman told him that Matty could go for three months, one month at a time, but now David Pleat has got involved, after hearing how well Etherington was playing, a "blackmail loan fee" is being requested allegedly.
  The Spurs site says that Mauricio Taricco is doubtful for Saturday's match at West Ham United.  He suffered a knock on his ankle in the derby against Arsenal and has been having scans and treatment, but playing on through the 12th minute injury might rule him out against the Irons.
  Meanwhile, fresh from punching two crosses into his own net in the reserves, Calamity Keeper David James looks set to make his West Ham United debut on Saturday against Spurs.
  Steven Ferguson has told the official site that his return to the reserve team after a thigh injury has coincided with the opportunity to learn his trade alongside Sergei Rebrov and Steffen Iversen.  While he had been frustrated at not being able to play, he has grabbed the opportunity playing next to the two internationals and thinks he might benefit from a loan spell in a first team somewhere, which is a view that John Gorman agrees with, after Fergie has played a couple of games back in our second team.
  Loan goalkeeper Dave Beasant has turned back the clocks by asking the No.1 at the club to clean his boots.  The former Chelsea and Wimbledon keeper was at the Dons when Sullivan was an apprentice, but this time Neil declined his offer, he told the official site.  Beasant hopes to have his deal extended if he impresses Hoddle in his time at Spurs or if Kasey Keller's injury does not respond to treatment.
  Apparently, Spurs will battle with SCBC for the services of Brighton and Hove Albion's star striker Bobby Zamora.  The Second Division hot shot, formerly with Bristol Rovers, is thought to be the subject of an impending 3 million bid from Tottenham.  That should put him out of SCBC's financial reach, as they are haggling over paying 1 million for Blackpool's Brett Ormerod !!
  Former Spurs transfer target Josep Guardiola has tested positive for Nandrolone after playing a recent game for Brescia in Serie A.

Wednesday  21.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  The Football Association are expecting to hear from Tottenham some time tomorrow after the club have had a meeting with Police, about the events surrounding Saturday's match against Arsenal.  The ruling body will then make a decision on how the security was handled for the day.
  Tottenham's match at home to Bolton Wanderers on Monday 1st December could be an early casualty of the PFA strike.  Televised games are to be boycotted by players and the Spurs game comes on the intended third day of the strike.
  Stephen Clemence has returned to full time training this week ahead of schedule after his knee injury picked up against Blackburn Rovers early in the season.  Clem is hoping to get a couple of reserve games in over the next few weeks and then push for a return to the first team.
  Tim Sherwood might be set to return to hid old club Watford if Gianluca Vialli is successful with a 1 million bid.  SCBC and Norwich City, another former club of the Tottenham midfielder, are also interested in his services.
  The official site has news that Goran Bunjevcevic is much happier now that his family have joined him from Yugoslavia.  
  Reserve manager Colin Calderwood has praised the experienced players returning to the second team for bringing their winning attitude with them.  He told the official site that players like Rebrov, Bunjevcevic and Leonhardsen have all brought a competitiveness to the side that will help the youngsters who are playing with them develop.
  The Hajduk Split goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa has reportedly had talks with Manchester United about a move to Old Trafford.  The 22 year old had been reportedly talking to Tottenham a couple of months ago about a possible transfer.
  Former Spurs winger David Ginola could be ready to sign for Marseilles from Aston Villa.

Tuesday  20.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Matthew Etherington is wanted by Bradford City on a year long loan.  The Spurs man has extended his stay at Valley Parade into a second month and Bantams boss Jim Jeffries wants winger Etherington eligible for further games at the First Division side.  However, Spurs still intend inspiring the tricky winger within the Tottenham set-up and have heartily denied detractors who would wish Matty move down a division. 
  Steffen Iversen has told the Spurs Official website that he still feels nervous about his ankle, even though he had an hour's run out in the reserves last night.  The Norwegian stated that he has been training two days and then getting treatment on the next day, but hope to get back to training every day and getting some more confidence to play after the injury he received playing for his national side.

Monday  19.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Les Ferdinand has hit out at those who threw things at the Arsenal team coach as it arrived and left the Spurs ground on Saturday.  He said that the verbal attention that the Tottenham crowd put the Arsenal team under was expected, but throwing stuff at the team coach was not acceptable.  He said that was not what football was all about.
  Steffen Freund's German friends could not believe the atmosphere at Saturday's game and sent him a text message at half-time that he picked up after the match that read "What is going on ?" !!  Freund believes that Spurs were sell worth their point and should have had more.
  North London derby referee Jeff Winter said he would not report the Spurs fans for any indiscretion as he did not see anything during play nor did he see the confrontation in the tunnel between Teddy Sheringham and Patrick Vieira.  He said that he was not aware of the bottle being thrown at Campbell and therefore, could not mention it in the details of the match he provides to the FA.  The FA say they will make a statement on Tuesday or Wednesday about the trouble surrounding the match.
  David Buchler said that the Tottenham fans behaved impeccably at the Arsenal game.  He said he did not see any misbehaviour inside the ground, but that any persons identified in the bottle throwing outside the stadium would be banned from entering in future.
  Fulham are the latest side that Tim Sherwood has been linked with after failing to gain a regular first team place this season.
  Spurs are thought to be interested in taking Jamie Redknapp back to White Hart Lane for 2 million should he fail to be offered a new contract by the Liverpool management at the end of the season.
   Spurs reserves beat Fulham reserves 2-1 at Stevenage last night with two goals from Sergei Rebrov.  Steffen Iversen made a surprise appearance in the side making a speedy recovery from his ankle injury.

Sunday  18.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Following the match yesterday, Tottenham might face an FA enquiry into the events within and outside the ground.  The throwing of bottles at Arsenal players on the pitch and at their coach as it entered and left the ground are the subject of their interest and they will await the reports of the referee and the Police.
  Gus Poyet said that yesterday's match was unlike any other one he has played in during his time in England.  He said it was totally different to all the other games he has played in and that Chelsea never had a game like it in his time at Stamford Bridge.
  Spurs have been linked in today's news with a transfer swoop for talented 25 year old Czech Lukas Hertig, who is on loan from Sparta Prague to Bohemians at the moment.  The young striker has really caught the eye with his scoring record since his move.
  Wolverhampton Wanderers were reported in the News of the World to be keen on signing full back Ben Thatcher.  Dave Jones, the Wolves manager, was given no encouragement, but the article went on to add that there might be some movement when Stephen Carr is fit again. 
  Stefan Effenburg's impending transfer to Tottenham has become a hotter rumour with news that his daughter is boarding school just outside North London and might be able to attend as a day pupil should the move take place.
  Injury hit Chris Armstrong has slapped down rumours that he might be ready to leave Tottenham with Ipswich Town, West Ham United and Southampton as possible destinations.

Saturday  17.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs drew 1-1 with Arsenal today at White Hart Lane.  A second half goal gave the visitors the lead, but a Gus Poyet injury time equaliser salvaged a point for Tottenham.  Click here for a match report.  For reaction, click here.
  Glenn Hoddle was disappointed that Spurs did not win the game, as he said that Tottenham dominated the first half and it was only when Kanu came on with 20 minutes left that they got behind the Spurs defence.   
  

Friday  16.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Glenn Hoddle has urged Spurs fans not to miss the day tomorrow and get behind the team to cheer them on.  He said that the Spurs fans have been great at home this season, even when the side were not in the lead, so by doing the same again, they could help the team respond.  He added that the side are focused on what they have to do  and 
  Team news from the visitors is that Thierry Henry will be missing with an ankle injury.
  Mauricio Taricco does not believe that Tottenham's future hangs on tomorrow's game.  Tano said that the result does not affect the fact that Spurs are playing good football and doing well at the moment.  He said that although he realises the significance of the match, there is nothing in the final result that will mean that the season will take a different course.  The Spurs full back added that the passing game has improved since the new summer signings came to the club and he believes that a good season could start Tottenham on the springboard to further success.
  Talks on the extension of Simon Davies' contract at Tottenham might have to wait until after the New Year.  The Welsh international still has 18 months to go, but Spurs are keen to reward him for the progress he has made since breaking into the side.

Saturday  24.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Tottenham beat West Ham United this afternoon with a single Les Ferdinand goal at Upton Park.
  Gus Poyet is likely to spend tonight in hospital after suffering concussion in the incident leading up to the Spurs goal in the match at Upton Park.  He bravely went in to head the ball and collided with Trevor Sinclair.  He stood up after getting attention, but was claiming a corner as he was so out of it, that he hadn't realised Spurs had scored !!
  A bizarre rumour on Daily Soccer tells of Leeds United thinking they can offer 10 million for Ledley King.  Why anyone would think he would want to go and play with the players at that club is beyond me !!
  The report went on to add that should the deal go through (not likely), then Spurs would blow the cash on Aston Villa's unsettled defender Gareth Barry.
  Tottenham are being linked to Brescia's Igli Tare.  The striker is an Albanian international and was previously on loan at Kaiserslautern, but has been attracting interest from Aston Villa, Newcastle United, Sunderland and West ham United too.
  Also there are reports that Celtic and Glasgow Rangers will be joining a Premier League Division Two to be known as the "Phoenix League".  The two divisions will consist of 18 clubs each and will feature promotion between them.  The Premier League have denied that any restructuring will be taking place though.

Friday  23.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Glenn Hoddle has expressed his relief that the proposed PFA strike action has been called off after the dispute was resolved with the FA, to allow televised Premier League matches continue unaffected.  He said he was delighted that a solution had been found, otherwise it might have been the beginning of the end for football as we know it.
  Ben Thatcher is standing by as Mauricio Taricco struggles to overcome his ankle injury.  Thatcher might make a start if Treacle does not pass a fitness test, although Hoddle will give him all the time he needs to prove he is fit.
  Ukrainian striker Sergei Rebrov could soon get the call from Glenn Hoddle that he has been waiting for.  The Spurs boss has told journalists that this is the time of years when there are a lot of games and you need players ready to come in to help out when required.  Hod added that Sergei had been patient and that he was very effective in the match against Arsenal, when he came on and provided the cross that Gus Poyet scored from.
  Matthew Etherington's loan period at Bradford City has been extended until 1st January 2002 following rumours from the Bantams chairman that Spurs were demanding a fee for lengthening his loan at Valley Parade.
  Stephen Clemence could be targeting the reserve fixture on Monday against Wimbledon as the start of his comeback following his knee ligament injury.  Steffen Iversen will probably feature too as he tries to overcome his lack of fitness following the lay-of due to his injured ankle.
  Shock !! Horror !!  Glenn Roeder was on Hoddle's wish list for a coaching job at Spurs until he got offered the West Ham United manager's post.  Luckily for Spurs he chose to take that "marvellous opportunity" and his installation as reserve team manager instead of Colin Calderwood was avoided.
  American youngster Devin Barclay of Tampa Bay has been impressing the Tottenham staff since he started training with the club last month.  The 18 year old was amazed by the set-up at the club and his practice match alongside Steffen Iversen really went well.
  

Thursday  22.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Matthew Etherington's loan deal at Bradford City is in doubt after the First Division club's chairman, Geoffrey Richmond, taking a break from interjecting his important views on the PFA dispute, has claimed that Tottenham are asking for a payment to keep the winger at Valley Parade.  Richmond told Team Talk that Spurs assistant manager John Gorman told him that Matty could go for three months, one month at a time, but now David Pleat has got involved, after hearing how well Etherington was playing, a "blackmail loan fee" is being requested allegedly.
  The Spurs site says that Mauricio Taricco is doubtful for Saturday's match at West Ham United.  He suffered a knock on his ankle in the derby against Arsenal and has been having scans and treatment, but playing on through the 12th minute injury might rule him out against the Irons.
  Meanwhile, fresh from punching two crosses into his own net in the reserves, Calamity Keeper David James looks set to make his West Ham United debut on Saturday against Spurs.
  Steven Ferguson has told the official site that his return to the reserve team after a thigh injury has coincided with the opportunity to learn his trade alongside Sergei Rebrov and Steffen Iversen.  While he had been frustrated at not being able to play, he has grabbed the opportunity playing next to the two internationals and thinks he might benefit from a loan spell in a first team somewhere, which is a view that John Gorman agrees with, after Fergie has played a couple of games back in our second team.
  Loan goalkeeper Dave Beasant has turned back the clocks by asking the No.1 at the club to clean his boots.  The former Chelsea and Wimbledon keeper was at the Dons when Sullivan was an apprentice, but this time Neil declined his offer, he told the official site.  Beasant hopes to have his deal extended if he impresses Hoddle in his time at Spurs or if Kasey Keller's injury does not respond to treatment.
  Apparently, Spurs will battle with SCBC for the services of Brighton and Hove Albion's star striker Bobby Zamora.  The Second Division hot shot, formerly with Bristol Rovers, is thought to be the subject of an impending 3 million bid from Tottenham.  That should put him out of SCBC's financial reach, as they are haggling over paying 1 million for Blackpool's Brett Ormerod !!
  Former Spurs transfer target Josep Guardiola has tested positive for Nandrolone after playing a recent game for Brescia in Serie A.

Wednesday  21.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  The Football Association are expecting to hear from Tottenham some time tomorrow after the club have had a meeting with Police, about the events surrounding Saturday's match against Arsenal.  The ruling body will then make a decision on how the security was handled for the day.
  Tottenham's match at home to Bolton Wanderers on Monday 1st December could be an early casualty of the PFA strike.  Televised games are to be boycotted by players and the Spurs game comes on the intended third day of the strike.
  Stephen Clemence has returned to full time training this week ahead of schedule after his knee injury picked up against Blackburn Rovers early in the season.  Clem is hoping to get a couple of reserve games in over the next few weeks and then push for a return to the first team.
  Tim Sherwood might be set to return to hid old club Watford if Gianluca Vialli is successful with a 1 million bid.  SCBC and Norwich City, another former club of the Tottenham midfielder, are also interested in his services.
  The official site has news that Goran Bunjevcevic is much happier now that his family have joined him from Yugoslavia.  
  Reserve manager Colin Calderwood has praised the experienced players returning to the second team for bringing their winning attitude with them.  He told the official site that players like Rebrov, Bunjevcevic and Leonhardsen have all brought a competitiveness to the side that will help the youngsters who are playing with them develop.
  The Hajduk Split goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa has reportedly had talks with Manchester United about a move to Old Trafford.  The 22 year old had been reportedly talking to Tottenham a couple of months ago about a possible transfer.
  Former Spurs winger David Ginola could be ready to sign for Marseilles from Aston Villa.

Tuesday  20.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Matthew Etherington is wanted by Bradford City on a year long loan.  The Spurs man has extended his stay at Valley Parade into a second month and Bantams boss Jim Jeffries wants winger Etherington eligible for further games at the First Division side.  However, Spurs still intend inspiring the tricky winger within the Tottenham set-up and have heartily denied detractors who would wish Matty move down a division. 
  Steffen Iversen has told the Spurs Official website that he still feels nervous about his ankle, even though he had an hour's run out in the reserves last night.  The Norwegian stated that he has been training two days and then getting treatment on the next day, but hope to get back to training every day and getting some more confidence to play after the injury he received playing for his national side.

Monday  19.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Les Ferdinand has hit out at those who threw things at the Arsenal team coach as it arrived and left the Spurs ground on Saturday.  He said that the verbal attention that the Tottenham crowd put the Arsenal team under was expected, but throwing stuff at the team coach was not acceptable.  He said that was not what football was all about.
  Steffen Freund's German friends could not believe the atmosphere at Saturday's game and sent him a text message at half-time that he picked up after the match that read "What is going on ?" !!  Freund believes that Spurs were sell worth their point and should have had more.
  North London derby referee Jeff Winter said he would not report the Spurs fans for any indiscretion as he did not see anything during play nor did he see the confrontation in the tunnel between Teddy Sheringham and Patrick Vieira.  He said that he was not aware of the bottle being thrown at Campbell and therefore, could not mention it in the details of the match he provides to the FA.  The FA say they will make a statement on Tuesday or Wednesday about the trouble surrounding the match.
  David Buchler said that the Tottenham fans behaved impeccably at the Arsenal game.  He said he did not see any misbehaviour inside the ground, but that any persons identified in the bottle throwing outside the stadium would be banned from entering in future.
  Fulham are the latest side that Tim Sherwood has been linked with after failing to gain a regular first team place this season.
  Spurs are thought to be interested in taking Jamie Redknapp back to White Hart Lane for 2 million should he fail to be offered a new contract by the Liverpool management at the end of the season.
   Spurs reserves beat Fulham reserves 2-1 at Stevenage last night with two goals from Sergei Rebrov.  Steffen Iversen made a surprise appearance in the side making a speedy recovery from his ankle injury.

Sunday  18.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Following the match yesterday, Tottenham might face an FA enquiry into the events within and outside the ground.  The throwing of bottles at Arsenal players on the pitch and at their coach as it entered and left the ground are the subject of their interest and they will await the reports of the referee and the Police.
  Gus Poyet said that yesterday's match was unlike any other one he has played in during his time in England.  He said it was totally different to all the other games he has played in and that Chelsea never had a game like it in his time at Stamford Bridge.
  Spurs have been linked in today's news with a transfer swoop for talented 25 year old Czech Lukas Hertig, who is on loan from Sparta Prague to Bohemians at the moment.  The young striker has really caught the eye with his scoring record since his move.
  Wolverhampton Wanderers were reported in the News of the World to be keen on signing full back Ben Thatcher.  Dave Jones, the Wolves manager, was given no encouragement, but the article went on to add that there might be some movement when Stephen Carr is fit again. 
  Stefan Effenburg's impending transfer to Tottenham has become a hotter rumour with news that his daughter is boarding school just outside North London and might be able to attend as a day pupil should the move take place.
  Injury hit Chris Armstrong has slapped down rumours that he might be ready to leave Tottenham with Ipswich Town, West Ham United and Southampton as possible destinations.

Saturday  17.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs drew 1-1 with Arsenal today at White Hart Lane.  A second half goal gave the visitors the lead, but a Gus Poyet injury time equaliser salvaged a point for Tottenham.  Click here for a match report.  For reaction, click here.
  Glenn Hoddle was disappointed that Spurs did not win the game, as he said that Tottenham dominated the first half and it was only when Kanu came on with 20 minutes left that they got behind the Spurs defence.   
  

Friday  16.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Glenn Hoddle has urged Spurs fans not to miss the day tomorrow and get behind the team to cheer them on.  He said that the Spurs fans have been great at home this season, even when the side were not in the lead, so by doing the same again, they could help the team respond.  He added that the side are focused on what they have to do  and 
  Team news from the visitors is that Thierry Henry will be missing with an ankle injury.
  Mauricio Taricco does not believe that Tottenham's future hangs on tomorrow's game.  Tano said that the result does not affect the fact that Spurs are playing good football and doing well at the moment.  He said that although he realises the significance of the match, there is nothing in the final result that will mean that the season will take a different course.  The Spurs full back added that the passing game has improved since the new summer signings came to the club and he believes that a good season could start Tottenham on the springboard to further success.
  Talks on the extension of Simon Davies' contract at Tottenham might have to wait until after the New Year.  The Welsh international still has 18 months to go, but Spurs are keen to reward him for the progress he has made since breaking into the side.

Thursday  15.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs have signed goalkeeper Dave Beasant on a two month contract as cover for Neil Sullivan while Kasey Keller is out injured.  The loan deal will see the 42 year old former Wimbledon and Chelsea keeper on the bench for Saturday's match against Arsenal.  Free agent Beasant said Spurs were looking for an experienced goalie when Glenn Hoddle contacted him directly and he jumped at the chance to join Spurs.
  Gus Poyet is keenly awaiting the first derby of his life since moving to Europe.  He told the Official site that there was not a local team who Real Zaragoza had as big rivals and at Chelsea, although they had London derbies, none were really passionate and the fans used to look forward to playing Manchester United most.  Therefore, he knows that this will be a special match for him and he knows that only a win is enough in this fixture. 
  Darren Anderton has thanked manager Glenn Hoddle for the chance to get treatment where he wanted it and his understanding in not requiring him to return to playing and training until he was capable of doing it.
  TeamTalk are speculating that Ledley King could be one of the players promoted from the uder-21s to play for the full England side in a friendly against Holland in February.
  Despite interest form Celtic and Spurs, Hibernian defender Ulrick Laursen will not be leaving Easter Road.
  Matthew Etherington has had his loan spell extended at Bradford City by another month.
  Youth team centre half Lee Gardner is on trial with Leyton Orient and could earn a contract there.  The 17 year old has played for their reserve side and is to turn out for their Under-19s at the weekend and if he impresses further, Paul Brush will take him on a permanent basis.
  Former Spurs midfielder Paul Gascoigne could be heading to America to play for Tampa Bay Rowdies when his contract at Everton expires. The Mirror reveals that Gazza might be interested in making the switch to the MLS.  But then again other reports say he is ready to sign an extension of his deal to keep him at Goodison Park despite offers from America and the Middle East !!

Wednesday  14.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs vice-chairman David Buchler has said that he does not perceive security to be a problem at White Hart Lane on Saturday.  He told the media that the security had been stepped up after the 11th September terrorist attacks and that he believes that the football will be the big talking point after the derby match with Arsenal.  The club has moved on from where it was six months ago and the club are happy to let the football do the talking, Buchler said.
  A Police spokesperson warned fans that they "will be most vigorous with anyone found to be shouting an offence or racist abuse at Sol Campbell, and that will be the same for any player.  Anybody found to be committing any offences will be ejected from the ground and arrested, and they could also face prosecution."  Expect the ground to be empty at 3.10 p.m. !!  Where are they every other game when abuse goes on and usually much worse from the home crowds of clubs Tottenham visit.  It would be nice if those anti-Semitic chants and hissing sounds were dealt with in a similar manner.
  Darren Anderton has had experience of North London derbies before, but thinks that this one might see more football played than usual.  He said that the style Spurs were playing this season might allow them to avoid some of the rough and tumble of previous encounters.
  Kasey Keller's ankle injury, sustained in training while away with the USA squad, could be worse than initially thought.  While the American believes it is only a minor injury, he will have a second scan to identify how serious it is.  It is said on TeamTalk that he might be out for two months sparking fears that Glenn Hoddle might have to bring in another loan keeper, with Portsmouth's Dave Beasant mentioned as a possible !!
  Bradford City may seek to get Matthew Etherington on loan for a further month and also ask the manager of England's Under-20's to exclude the winger from there match against Portugal.  Etherington's good form since his move to Valley Parade has impressed the City manager Jim Jeffries and he will attempt to persuade the England set-up that he should be released for the First Division match against Preston North End.
  Valencia are rumoured to be ready to bid 11 million for Sergei Rebrov when the Spanish transfer window opens on December 3rd, according to the Guardian and reports from Spain.
  Sergei will not be going to the World Cup in Japan and South Korea next summer, as his Ukraine side was beaten 4-1 (5-2 on aggregate) in the away leg of the play off with Germany, for whom Christian Ziege starred.  Rebrov came on as a 71st minute subbstitute.
  Former Spurs defender Jamie Clapham could be a target for West Ham United if they can come up with a bid acceptable to Ipswich Town.
  Former Spurs midfielder Terry Yorath has been appointed as Sheffield Wednesday manager after filling in since Peter Shreeves departed from the Hillsborough hot-seat.

Tuesday  13.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Ledley King played for England Under-21's in their 1-0 victory over Holland at Pride Park tonight to give them a 3-2 aggregate win and take them to the European Under-21 championships in the summer.
  Dean Richards has been singing Ledley's praises on the official site.  The new arrival in the Spurs defence said that King could rule in the national side for years to come.  He said that playing and training with the youngster has made him realise exactly how good he is and Deano believes that Ledley can go to this World Cup, as he is capable of playing at a very high level for a long time.
  Police have told the Press that trouble is inevitable at Saturday's match and they intend to have a highly visible presence inside and outside the ground.
  ... and finally ... Derby County are on the trail of a Czech defender who they hope to get on the cheap.  His name is Fukal !!

Monday  12.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Sven Goran Eriksson said that England do not have another Teddy Sheringham.  The national team coach told the Press that Sheringham was a clever header of the ball and through his time in football knew exactly how to play to a partner's strength.  This is the strongest hint that Sheringham is likely to be going to Japan and South Korea for the 2002 World Cup, especially as Eriksson went on to say that he would like to see Teddy and Michael Owen in the same line-up soon.
  Glenn Hoddle's Manager of the Month award was presented with these words of the panel ringing in his ears ... "Glenn Hoddle's name has long been associated with attractive football and that's what Tottenham have been playing of late."  They also suggested that Spurs could be in the running for a European place come the end of the season.
  Hod devoted the award to all the staff at the club on the playing and management sides, as well as the fans, who he said have played their part.  While he was happy to receive the acclaim for getting some good results, he made the point that nothing has been achieved yet and that was what he was aiming for.
  He thought the curse attached to many winners of the award had already struck at Leeds, but he had been told that the award was on it's way then, by Press Officer John Fennelly.
  Meanwhile, the remaining players not on international duty have shown a positive attitude in their build-up for Saturday's match, Glenn Hoddle told the official website.
  Goran Bunjevcevic has said he is pleased that English football has reserve team football, as he had not experienced it before.  In Yugoslavia there was no equivalent and he feels that other countries could benefit from having second team matches as it has helped him greatly in his recovery from a broken cheekbone.  This appears to be especially good for him, as Hoddle revealed on the official site that Bunjy had never suffered an injury of any sort in his nine year career !!
  Spurs reserves lost 0-2 to Derby County at the Baseball Ground tonight.
  Steffen Effenburg's wife and manager (they are one and the same person) has said it would be nice for the German international to play for one more year in England before he retired form the game completely.  This has fuelled speculation in some areas that Spurs are poise to move in for the 33 year old midfielder, but Fulham are also supposedly interested in his services.
  SCBC are keen on signing Tim Sherwood.  New manager Gordon Strachan watched him with a view to signing him when he was manager of Coventry City.  His agent has said that although he is happy when he is playing, he would be professional enough to want to talk to other sides if Spurs wanted to sell him.  He went on (and on) to say that a couple of other clubs are believed to be interested.
  ... and finally ... Sven Goran Eriksson was speaking about Leeds United's fullback today ... "Danny Mills' attitude was incredible.  He wanted to go through people every time, running and attacking all the time down the right."  No surprise there then !!

Sunday  11.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  England manager Sven Goran Eriksson has said that Darren Anderton did well when he came on as a substitute in England's 1-1 draw with Sweden at Old Trafford yesterday.
  Spurs are looking at Peterborough United's full back Jimmy Bullard according to the News of the World.
  Ben Bowditch came on as an injury time substitute in England under-19's 3-1 win over Hungary at Barnsley's Oakwell ground this afternoon.
  ... and finally ... the Sunday newspapers have been telling of the support one man in the news has for Arsenal FC.  Yes, it is none other than Public Enemy Number One - Osama Bin Laden !!  He was a keen visitor to Highbury in 1994 when he watched the home games in their European Cup Winners Cup run !!

Saturday  10.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Darren Anderton and Teddy Sheringham were both second half substitutes in England's 1-1 draw with Sweden at Old Trafford this afternoon.
  Sergei Rebrov and Christian Ziege both played in the World Cup play off first leg match that ended Ukraine 1 Germany 1 this afternoon in Kyev.  Rebrov was taken off after 55 minutes and Ziege received a yellow card.
  Spurs Under-19s beat SCBC 1-0 with a goal from David Galbraith at Spurs Lodge this afternoon.  For a match report and pictures, click here.

Friday  9.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Gary Doherty is only concentrating on getting back in the Spurs team at the moment, after the plaster on his broken ankle was removed.  Speaking to the Spurs official website, the Irish international said he was upset at having to miss the World Cup play-offs this week, but that this was the first serious injury of his career and he knows he must establish himself back in the Premier League before he can think about the national side.
  TeamTalk say that as well as watching Shrewsbury Town's exciting young forward Luke Rodgers, Spurs have also watched Kevin Townson and Brighton and Hove Albion's Bobby Zamora.
  Kasey Keller inured his ankle in training and although it is nothing serious, manager Bruce Arena will not risk the Spurs back-up keeper in the USA's World Cup qualifier against Trinidad and Tobago.
  TeamTalk rumour that Goran Bunjevcevic may replace Chris Perry in the Arsenal match next Saturday.
  Reports on the Net are linking Tottenham with trips to Cornwall - not for the lovely cream teas, but to watch former Plymouth Argyle striker Damien Richardson playing for St. Blazey (the club that produced Nigel Martyn).  Having scored 35 goals in only 20 games this season (including some in the FA Cup run that has knocked out some teams from higher leagues), the 23 year old has also attracted attention from Bristol Rovers and Torquay United.
  England Under-21 coach David Platt is impressed with Tottenham defender Ledley King.  He said he watched him a couple of times for the England Under-18's and Ledley was then a bit gangly after a growth spurt, but now he has filled out, he is some player, Platt told the London Evening Standard.  King played in the 2-2 draw with the Dutch Under-21 side in Utrecht tonight.
  Over 99% of PFA members have voted to come out on strike if the players organisation fail to get their 25 million form the Premier League.  Negotiations continue on Monday between the two feuding parties.

Thursday  8.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Mauricio Taricco has said that he feels that Teddy Sheringham and Darren Anderton have benefited from the training imposed by Glenn Hoddle.  He said that they and others have been playing very well in Hoddle's new flowing style of play and that Sven Goran Eriksson will reap the rewards of their good club form.
  Glenn today told the official website that there is not much between Spurs and the top five sides - juts a little belief.  The Spurs boss said that there had been only small things that have gone against Tottenham and that if the team believe they can beat the top clubs, then it will happen.  So far, Leeds United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United have all been played and despite being difficult opponents, Spurs are yet to take a point from the top five this season.
  Glenn has further expounded his theory on football, by saying that he is glad that the players are enjoying playing the way he believes it should be played.  He said he wants to se good football played and that was the way he tried to play as a player.  However, he added that although it is intended as a winning way of play, the team must be more consistent to bring a run of results together.
  Steffen Iversen said that he is learning new things every day with quality players like Ferdinand and Sheringham around.  Having played with both England strikers, Stef is happy with the camaraderie even though they are fighting for the same striking places in the team.
  Former Spurs midfielder and Worthington Cup winning goalscorer Allan Nielsen said that he believes that Sheringham and Anderton can do a good job for England.  Assuming that they both maintain their fitness, he thinks they will add experience to the England team, as they do to the Tottenham side.

Wednesday  7.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  After steering Tottenham to an unbeaten October, Glenn Hoddle has been named as the Barclaycard Manager of the Month.  This is where it all starts going wrong then, as the usual curse associated with the award is that the team the manager has begins to lose all form it had shown to win the trophy.
  Steffen Iversen has said that if he feels that the progress he is making with his ankle injury may set back his return, then he will ease off and step down his training.  The Norwegian international, who has been plagued by injury since joining Spurs, is desperate to play, but will not let this cloud his judgement in trying to regain full fitness.
  Kasey Keller has said that he would regard it as the best decision he has ever made if he could become the number one keeper at Tottenham.  He said that the club is well organised with great players and he chose Spurs over Besiktas of Turkey for the good of his game and his family.  He was being squeezed out at Rayo Vallecano where the foreign players ratio meant he would not get a regular place.
  On his return from the USA's World Cup qualifier against Trinidad and Tobago, Keller will bring 18 year old Tampa Bay Mutiny striker Devi Barclay with him. He will spend a month training with Spurs, but there is no intention to sign him.  His presence is part of the "Project 40" system, reports TeamTalk, where American players travel to Europe to get their players experience of other aspects of the game.
  The same site also has a story saying that Yannick Kamanan might be the next Spurs youngster to go out on loan to get first team experience.  A list of clubs are lining up to take the French striker on a part time basis.
  Reserve player Ciaran Toner has been selected for Northern Ireland's senior squad to play a friendly against Macclesfield next week.
  Ben Bowditch was a second half substitute for England Under-19's against Georgia in a 4-1 win tonight.
  Spurs appear to have softened up Leeds United for their next few opponents with Dominic Matteo out for three weeks and Lee Bowyer out for a similar period.

Tuesday  6.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Teddy Sheringham said it was great to see Darren Anderton fit again, playing for Spurs really well and selected for the England squad. Ted said he had always kept in touch with the Spurs midfielder and was pleased that he could re-acquaint himself with Dazza.  Talking to the official website, he said that there was still more to come form Anderton when he was totally free of his injuries.
  Anders Limpar (who ? I hear you say), a sad Gooner who was drummed out of Highbury for not trying, has blasted Sven Goran Eriksson's choice of Darren Anderton for the England squad.  He seems to believe that the thinking man's footballer - Paul Merson - should be chosen for the left side of midfield instead of Dazza, who according to the font of all footballing knowledge has "never touched the ball with his left foot".  Limpar was least heard of running a bar in Sweden.
  Reports on TeamTalk claim that Steffen Iversen could be ready to resume training with the rest of the squad and push to play in some reserve matches to get back into the first team picture.  They seem to think he will be aiming for the Bolton Wanderers game on December 3rd as a possible target for his return.
  Sergei Rebrov has been chosen for Ukraine in the squad to face Germany in the two legged World Cup play-off next week.
  Mauricio Taricco has said that he is still waiting to sign the contract of which terms were agreed two weeks ago.  He said that the papers were still to be signed on a two year extension to the eighteen months he still has to go on his current deal.  He hopes the loose ends can be tied up soon, as he is enjoying life in the first team under Glenn Hoddle.

Monday  5.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Simon Davies looks set to have talks with the club about a two year extension to his contract that would see him stay at Spurs until 2005.  His form since breaking into the side is such that the club want to reward him for his progress.
  Neil Sullivan said he was at fault for both goals on Sunday, but the first was one which let the home side get back into the game.  The Scottish goalkeeper added that he knew that he should have caught the ball, rather than try to palm it around the post.
  Chris Perry was also distraught at being involved in the second goal that Spurs gifted Leeds United and hoped that the manager does not decide to drop him after he has enjoyed a good run in the side.  He said that mistakes happen, but that you get punished for them at this level.
  Darren Anderton has been included in the England squad for the friendly against Sweden on Saturday 10th November.  Teddy Sheringham is also in the 26 chosen.  Glenn Hoddle said that Dazza's adaptability means that he could play anywhere along the middle of the park and that he was just reaching his peak with his new-found fitness and good form.
  Spurs reserves beat Chelsea 3-0 away tonight, with goals from Yannick Kamanan 2 and John Piercy.
  It looks as though French defender Jean-Louis Montero will return for a second week's trial at Tottenham.  The 30 year old Sedan player is out of contract at the end of this season and might only cost a minimal fee.

Sunday  4.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs lost 1-2 to Leeds United at Elland Road this afternoon.  The Spurs goal was scored by Gus Poyet. For a match report, click here.
  Glenn Hoddle has supported Neil Sullivan despite his errors for the goals today and has hailed him as world class.  The Spurs boss said that Dean Richards and Sully were aware that they had made mistakes that had cost Spurs the game and he went on to say that at 1-0 to Tottenham, he could not see where Leeds were going to score from. 
  Ledley King has been named in the England Under-21 squad to face Holland on November 9th and 13th in the European Championships. 
  Spurs are reported to be ready to offer Shrewsbury Town 1.75 million for striker Luke Rodgers. The 19 year old has helped the Shrews move up the table and Spurs might like to take him to White hart lane before other clubs start sniffing around him.

Saturday  3.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Glenn Hoddle says that the next two Spurs games will determine how the club is progressing and although he does not expect the team to be winning games against the top four on a regular basis for another 18 months, he feels that it is within their gift to start now.  He said Leeds United and Arsenal should provide a test of the team's character, having lost to the other three teams out of the top four they have played already this season.
  Les Ferdinand has told the official club site that people are starting to sit up and take stock of the stylish football Spurs are playing this season.  He said it reminded him of when he was at Newcastle United under Kevin Keegan.  He said that the team were enjoying playing the Hoddle way and that the public seem to be enjoying watching it, even if they are not Spurs fans.
  Sergei Rebrov's future at White Hart Lane has once again been reaffirmed by Glenn Hoddle.  He said that he is not surprised that Rebrov wants to play, but the 11 who are winning matches at the moment deserve to be allowed to carry on doing so.  Glenn said he had spoken to Sergei and there was no problem with the player saying he was unhappy at the club.  MEHSTG can confirm that today, after training before flying up to Leeds, Hoddle spent a long time talking to Rebrov as they warmed down after the session.
  Now that Bayern Munich have signed Sebastian Deisler, they have announced that Steffan Effenburg will be leaving the club at the end of the season.  There is still much conjecture that Tottenham will sign the 33 year old German, but no talks can take place with him until January 1st, when he is able to speak to interested parties.
  Tottenham Under-17's maintained their good run with a 2-1 home win over Charlton Athletic at Spurs Lodge this morning.  Goals from Mark Yeates and Lee Barnett gave Spurs the victory over their South London rivals.  Click here for a match report and some photos. 

Friday  2.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Glenn Hoddle has said that David O'Deary has done very well for Leeds United, but the time is coming where the pressure for him to get some success for the amount of money he has spent is close.  He said that the Yorkshire side are in a position to challenge Manchester United but the huge amount of money afforded to the Leeds manager will weigh heavy if he does not win something soon.
  Hoddle's number two, John Gorman, has said that Tottenham will have to take the game to Leeds and make sure that they are given plenty to worry about.  The style of play the Elland Road side have adopted means that there will have to be a lot of effort put into Tottenham's game and that they will need to scrap a bit with some of the more physical midfielders.
  Mauricio Taricco echoed these sentiments by saying that if he comes up against Harry Kewell, he knows that he will have to try and push on to get the Australian to get behind the ball and defend rather than be heading in the direction of the Tottenham goal.
  Leeds United could be missing Rio Ferdinand, Lee Bowyer and Harry Kewell for Sunday's match against Spurs.  7 million signing Seth Johnson could make his debut for the Peacocks.
  Forgotten striker Steffen Iversen is back in training after injuring his ankle back in August playing for Norway.  The player's agent said he is happy at Spurs and is looking to get back into contention for a first team place within a few weeks.  However, with Sergei Rebrov consigned to the bench, it looks like it might be a while before Steffen gets a look in.

Thursday  1.11.2001   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Sergei Rebrov's agent seems to have had a change of heart and has said that his client will see out his contract at Tottenham.  The Ukrainian striker's representative said that he can understand why Glenn Hoddle is currently sticking with Sheringham and Ferdinand up front, but hopes for more chances in the future.  In respect of the injury Rebrov picked up recently, he said that it was not as serious as first thought and he should be undertaking light training again soon.
  Daniel Levy has met with the Spurs players to discuss the implications of them coming out on strike in support of the PFA.  He is believed to have said, in a meeting with Spurs players at the training ground, that Tottenham could sue the players as they are taking action, not against their employers, but against a third party.  PFA representative Les Ferdinand commented that the players are right behind the PFA and that the nature of the meeting was expected as management tactics in the conflict.
  Meanwhile, Les has told the official site that he is confident the goals will keep coming for him as long as he can stay fit.
  Simon Davies has said that he is frustrated at not getting a regular place in the Spurs die, although he is happy to be involved.  The Welsh international said that he is itching to play after having had a few matches, but realises that he must be patient.
  Gary Doherty will give advice to the Spurs defence on how to cope with Robbie Keane, even though he will not be there n person to stop his Republic of Ireland colleague.  The Doc has been playing with the Leeds forward since he was 17, so knows all about his strengths and weaknesses, which he has passed on to his Spurs team-mates before they face him on Sunday..
  Christian Ziege has been included in the Germany squad for the World Cup finals play-off against Ukraine in a couple of weeks time.
  Glenn Hoddle has urged Ledley King to be more bossy on the pitch.  He said on the official site that King should be more "noisy" and get used to telling others what to do, but this was a long term strategy, not something for the next few weeks.
  The Tottenham version of Mystic Meg - John Gorman - is happy that his prediction about a run of results has come true.  The club site report that john is pleased that the team bounced back from the Manchester United defeat with a good string of wins and said that the team are buzzing at the moment.  He said that training is better when the side have won, but after a Monday session to enjoy the victory, it is down to hard training by Wednesday to focus on the next match.
  Leyton Orient manager Paul Brush was at Stevenage on Monday to cast an eye over the Spurs reserve side to see who was available to make a move for should the O's need someone to come in on loan in defence.  With Thatcher, Bunjevcevic, Gardner, Thelwell and Piercy all involved, it is unlikely that any of them would be allowed to drop down to the Third Division.
  Blackburn Rovers striker Marcus Bent is said to be happy to stay at Ewood Park, despite reports linking him with a number of clubs, including Spurs.
  Spurs have been drawn away to Walsall in the Third Round of the AXA FA Youth Cup.  The tie will be played before December 8th.
  Former Spurs midfielder Kevin Watson has joined Reading on loan from Rotherham United.
  ... and finally ... to get them out of the mire, West Ham United are considering signing Rennes' striker from Argentina - Marie Hector Turdo !!

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