Friday 31.12.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
players of the Spurs squad have made a significant donation to the DES
charity that is helping the millions of people affected by the tsunami
that hit South East Asia.
year-old Spurs Academy coach Dickie Moss has been given a MBE in the
New Year's Honours list.
TEAM NEWS : - Noureddine Naybet returns to the squad for the Everton
match and will most likely start in place of Anthony Gardner.
Stephen Kelly is still ruled out and Thimothee Atouba misses out with
a foot injury again.
TEAM NEWS : - Steve Watson has a stomach problem and is
doubtful, while Leon Osman takes a late fitness test on his
knee. Duncan Ferguson is suspended and Richard Wright will cover
in goal for the injured Nigel Martyn.
a match preview click here.
have been linked with a move for out of favour Spurs centre-half Dean
striker Jamie Slabber has joined Swindon Town on loan until the end of
central defender Paul O'Donoghue has joined Hornchurch on loan for a
midfielder Mark Hughes is the subject of an effort by Oldham Athletic
to make his loan move permanent. Lactics manager Brian Talbot
hopes that the negotiations with Spurs will allow the Irish Under-21
international to leave on a free transfer. At the moment,
the player was unable to agree personal terms, so he will have his
loan period extended until February 19th pending progress on a
NEWS ... Leeds have sent loan winger John Oster back to
Sunderland after he was found guilty of misbehaving at the club's
Christmas party ...
no-spin story ... Spain's national coach Luis Aragones has
defended his stance on the racicist remarks he made about Thierry
Henry and dug himself into a bigger hole, by telling the world that
"Reyes is ethnically a gypsy, I have got a lot of gypsy and black
friends, I consider myself a citizen of the world, I don't care about
their skin colour. All I did was to motivate the gypsy by
telling him he was better than the black."
Thursday 30.12.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Hotspur have joined in with every other Premier League side in
donating £50,000 to the Disasters Emergency Committee to aid the
people affected by the Indian Ocean earthquake.
are reported as being interested in Deportivo La Coruna striker Diego
Tristan, along with Liverpool and Fulham.
are rumours linking Spurs with a move for Newcastle United forward
Shola Ameobi in the Daily Express.
are reported on the Sky Sports website as being ready to sit down with
Anderlecht officials to thrash out a deal for Swedish midfielder
Christian Wilhelmsson. The player claims that a number of
Premiership clubs are interested, as well as Italian club Chievo.
midfielder David Limbersky has said on the Sky Sports website that he
is keen to get working with the rest of the Tottenham squad.
Rooney admitted violent conduct in the match against Bolton Wanderers
on Boxing Day and will receive a three match ban, thus missing the
match with Spurs on January 4th.
NEWS ... Bolton will appeal against the FA charge of improper
Wednesday 29.12.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
King is confident that, even though Spurs might get offers for Jermain
Defoe, that the striker will stay at Tottenham. The Spurs
defender went on to add that Defoe is a player who can make a goal out
of nothing and that coach Martin Jol has "given us plenty of
confidence since he came in. He has told us that we are good players,
and that we can do the job."
Defoe explained away his goal celebration in yesterday's game by
telling the London Evening Standard, "Robbo said to me before the
game: 'Run to me if you score'. He's my mate, so I did."
NEWS ... Wayne Rooney has been charged with violent conduct for
pushing Bolton's Ben Haim in the face on Sunday. The Israeli
defender also faces an FA charge of improper conduct ... Romario has
announced that he is retiring from football ...
no-spin story ... Alex Ferguson believes that the media are
having a witch-hunt for Wayne Rooney. He said, "Because it
is Wayne Rooney and because it is Manchester United, the emphasis is
taken off the Bolton player completely. That is sad because it
is obvious to everybody what he did. He laid down there for about two
minutes rolling around, which is absolutely disgraceful as far as I am
concerned and should be more of a concern for football in general than
talking about Wayne Rooney." If we all complied with what
Fergie wanted, what would there to talk about ??
Tuesday 28.12.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
drew with Crystal Palace 1-1 at White Hart Lane this afternoon.
For match reaction, click here.
Defoe was named as the Spurs Members Club Player of 2004 at today's
NEWS ... ...
Monday 27.12.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Daily Mail have issued the following correction in today's issue of
their newspaper ... "We have been asked to make clear that
headlines 'I'm fed up with being bottom of the England play league'
and 'I want to stay but Spurs must pay me properly says King', which
appeared in Friday's Sports Mail, were not directly attributable to
Ledley King. We are happy to
set the record straight."
TEAM NEWS : - Thimothee Atouba picked up a foot injury in the game at
Norwich and is doubtful for tomorrow's match, but Anthony Gardner and
Reto Ziegler are both available for selection. Stephen Kelly's
knee injury keeps him out of contention.
PALACE TEAM NEWS : - Jonas Kolkka is doubtful with a rib injury.
a match preview, click here.
NEWS ... ...
no-spin story ... Freddie Ljungberg has been seeking medical
opinion about his alleged migraines. He said, "The doctor I
saw that week said I was quite stupid."
Sunday 26.12.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
beat Norwich City 2-0 at Carrow Road for their fifth straight win for
the first time in eleven years. For a match report, click here.
For reaction click here.
are being linked to two Arsenal youngsters in the newspapers today.
A move for Jermain Pennant is being mooted in the News of the World,
as the Arsenal youngster is out of contract in the summer, while the
Sunday Mirror say that Martin Jol is looking at bringing in Charlton
winger Jerome Thomas, who left Arsenal in the summer and had a good
game against Spurs in Jol's first game in charge.
Kanoute is being linked with a move to Barcelona as the Spanish La
Liga leaders need cover for the injured Henrik Larsson. The
story on the Sky Sports website claims that Spurs might be willing to
let one of their strikers go if they sign another one in the transfer
Martin Jol has said that the club do not intend to sell Jermain Defoe
even if someone bids £100 million for him. The Spurs coach also
added that he believes that Defoe can become so good that he could
score in every game he plays.
NEWS ... ...
no-spin story ... Everton's Scots manager David Moyes said
he will not waste any money on transfers in the January transfer
Saturday 25.12.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF OUR READERS FROM ALL AT MEHSTG.
Friday 24.12.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
King has given Spurs fans some Christmas fear by saying that he will
only stay at Spurs as long as they are making progress in the right
direction and challenging for trophies in an interview in the Daily
Mail. The central defender said he would reconsider his future
if the club started to falter and that he was proud to be mentioned in
rumours linking him with Arsenal. King went on to add that he
felt that he could achieve all that he wanted with Tottenham, but his
agent claimed he should receive a huge raise from his current £12,500
a week. Jonathan Barnett was reported as saying that Tottenham
would have to break the bank for his next contract to put his client
in the same pay league as Rio Ferdinand and John Terry.
contrast, Ananova carries a story stating that King has said that
Martin Jol is having a dramatic effect on the team. "He
is passionate about his football and wants to be a winner. He is
trying to get that across to the players and it is great," said
King. "I think it is what we needed, someone to push us on as
we've got a lot of young players. We need to get used to being in
winning ways and become winners. Over the last few years the
club has had to put up with the mediocre, winning a couple of games
then losing. We need to get the right mentality to win games regularly
and that is what we've started doing." The Spurs defender
went on to say that the confidence is spreading through the side and
that "everyone is enjoying life at the moment. When you are
winning and playing well you enjoy it and are happy about everything -
that is how it is now."
the Spurs site today, Ledley states his shock at the above story,
saying "I was amazed to read that article because it is just not
true. Tottenham will always be my first love and I am very happy
here. I only signed a new contract in the summer and am not
interested in going anywhere else.
is also gob-smacked by the article in the Mail, saying that he has
been taken out of context and that Ledley was happy at the club and
that there were no problems.
NEWS ... Former Leeds United chairman has resigned as chairman of
MEHSTG's spin story ... Blackburn
boss Mark Hughes has rallied to the defence of under-pressure
Newcastle manager Graeme Souness. Well, not until his side have
had a go at the slumping Newcastle team !!
Thursday 23.12.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Cuperley has left Spurs and will head back home to France to find a
new club there. The fitness coach said he enjoyed his time at
Tottenham and found it an "interesting experience"
midfielder Johnnie Jackson has joined Watford on a month's loan.
TEAM NEWS : - Erik Edman is fit again after an Achilles problem,
while Noureddine Naybet has recovered from his groin problem.
Daily Mail claims that Tottenham have told Robbie Keane that he will
not be leaving in the January transfer window, despite Everton and
Aston Villa being interested in signing him.
Sports site reckons Blackburn Rovers and Spurs are still watching
Ousmane Dabo, the 27 year old Lazio midfielder, say reports in the
NEWS ... ...
Wednesday 22.12.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
is very unhappy about the fee that Anderlecht are asking
Tottenham for his services. The Swedish midfielder thought that
£3 million would be a fair price, but the Belgian side want £6-7
million and he is not pleased that the price tag is preventing his
move to London.
Daily Mirror reports that Robbie Keane is to snub moves for him by
Everton and Aston Villa to stay and fight for a place in the Spurs
side and that he is willing to stay even if he is not playing on a
dangerous rumour links Spurs with a loan move (which could be made
permanent at the end of the season) for Newcastle United's out
of favour winger Laurent Robert, after the club apparently missed out
on signing Blackburn Rovers' Australian winger Brett Emerson.
Tottenham youth team will face Liverpool in the FA Youth Cup 4th round
on Wednesday 19th January 2005 at Anfield, with the match kicking off
at 7.00 p.m.
Spurs reserve defender Mark Arber has joined his old club Peterborough
United on loan from Oldham Athletic.
a preview of the Boxing Day game with Norwich City, click here.
NEWS ... Jim Smith has linked up with Harry Redknapp at SCBC as
assistant manager to renew the management partnership they had at
MEHSTG's spin story ... Manchester
City's Joey Barton is to be fined £100,000 for burning a youth player
on the eye with a cigar at the club's Christmas party. Barton
said in his defence, "well, it's better than a poke in the eye
with a sharp stick."
Tuesday 21.12.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Sun claim that the £3 million transfer of Christian Wilhelmsson to
Tottenham has been agreed, with Spurs seeing off late competition from
Celtic. Eurosport back up the claim by stating that the
midfielder has said he will be arriving in January to join up with the
are among a number of clubs who were at Hibernian's game on Saturday
to see Derek Riordan score a last minute winner. The 19 year old
striker has been getting rave reviews and manager Tony Mowbray knows
that he might not be able to turn down a bid of £1 million for the
Spurs players visited sick children in the local hospitals around the
Tottenham area today.
NEWS ... the Spanish FA have been fined £44,750 for the racist
abuse their fans rained down on England players during the Under-21
and full international friendlies last month. They have been
informed that they may be required to play games behind closed doors
or face being expelled from the European Championship or World Cup
should further incidents occur ... Velimir Zajec has been appointed as the
new manager of Portsmouth ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Nicolas
Anelka was left stunned after a boozed-up fan punched him at
Manchester City's Christmas party. It wasn't the blow struck by
the supporter that shocked Anelka, but the length of the queue waiting
behind his assailant.
no-spin story ... Laurent Robert thinks he will be leaving
Newcastle United soon. The French winger told reporters, "The
manager has no confidence in me," he said. "He says I am
lazy in training and tells people I am no good." It sounds
like Souness has, for once, been spot on with his assessment of a
Monday 20.12.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
have signed Czech Under-21 and Viktoria Plzen midfielder David
Limbersky on loan until the end of the season with an option to buy
him on a permanent basis. The player, who will be 22 years old
on January 6th, nearly joined Udinese in the summer and will be
monitored during his time at Tottenham. Frank Arnesen said on
the club's website that Limbersky can play on either side of midfield
and will be a member of the first team squad. He will arrive at
Tottenham on December 28th.
Villa are considering Robbie Keane as a transfer target if they fail
to buy James Beattie from SCBC. The Spurs forward could be a
player that the Midlands club are willing to bid £6 million for.
Defoe today told the London Evening Standard how he appreciated the
team play of fellow forward Fredi Kanoute, who has come through a
tough time after conceding the penalty that let Liverpool back into
the recent League Cup quarter final. The player also told the
paper in response to the rumours about his departure, that "I'm
happy here. I'm scoring goals, I'm enjoying my football and I'm
playing well. There's no more to be said.".
midfielder Christian Wilhelmsson's agent has confirmed he has spoken
to Tottenham, among other clubs, about a move for his client in
January and the 25 year old Swede has expressed his desire to come to
London to join Spurs.
NEWS ... Ronaldinho has won the World Footballer of the Year
award in Zurich tonight ... Lord Burns will conduct an investigation
into the FA's annus horribilis and the way the organisation is run ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Blackburn
manager Mark Hughes admits he would love to draft in someone who could
add a bit of magic to his side. Top of his January shopping list
will be Blackpool pier's Paul Daniels, who Hughes describes as a
magical genius, who the fans will like. Not a lot !!
Sunday 19.12.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Arnesen has said he is confident that none of the big players at the
club will leave during the January transfer window, but he admitted
that should a "ridiculous" bid come in for one of them, the
club would have to make a decision on it.
to the Sunday Mirror, Spurs are to sign Thomas Buffel from Feyenoord
for £3 million as a replacement for Chelsea bound Jermain Defoe.
paper also claims that Ledley King has said he is not going anywhere.
The Spurs defender told the Mirror "Why should I move anywhere?
We've got what is virtually a new set-up at the club now and I want to
be part of that" as he has signed a deal until 2008 and wants to
see his contract out, as "Spurs are in my blood."
the People dig at the club again, by quoting Arsene Wenger, who says
that if Arsenal wanted Ledley King, there would be nothing Tottenham
could do to stop them.
Daily Star claim that a £2.5 million deal to bring Christian
Wilhelmsson to White Hart Lane from Anderlecht has been agreed,
confirming a rumour we heard at the Lane yesterday.
will play their Third Round FA Cup tie against Brighton and Hove
Albion on Saturday 8th January 2005 with a 3.00 p.m. kick off.
City owner David Sullivan said that he wished he had pushed his deal
for Tottenham through in the early 1990s, but feared that the £25
million debt and taking on Terry Venables would have been too much for
NEWS ... The Ritz Hotel has sent a letter of complaint to
Newcastle United concerning the behaviour of some of their players who
used the hotel for their Christmas celebrations three weeks ago ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Gordon
Strachan has turned his back on the chance of managing
Portsmouth. He said that the move would not be suitable for him
at the moment, but should Rupert Lowe ever take over at Fratton Park,
he might reconsider ;-)
no-spin story ... Sepp Blatter has said that player should
NOT walk off a pitch if they are racially abused. He said that
the fans perpetrating the abuse should be identified and brought out
onto the pitch to be booed by the rest of the crowd. Blatter
went on to add that in Britain, we have video cameras and should do
this. But Sepp, the problem is worse on the continent and things
happen to the idiots who do it in Britain when they are
identified. Does this man think before he speaks
Saturday 18.12.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
beat SCBC 5-1 at White Hart Lane this afternoon. For a match
report, click here.
NEWS ... Leeds United have fined John Oster after the on-loan
winger was arrested outside a night-club in Durham ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Alex
Ferguson has pointed to the summer tour of the USA by his club as the
reason they have started so slowly. The way the team performed
in America was a barrier to a good start this season and the hamburger
eating competitions have taken their toll on his players in the early
months of 2004-2005.
Friday 17.12.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Daily Mirror claims that Arsenal will make a £20 million bid for
Ledley King in January to test Tottenham's resolve to keep their best
players. The story goes that they want King to shore up their
leaky defence and think Spurs will take the money to rebuild their
squad. Later manager Arsene Wenger denied that his club were in
the market for another centre-half and certainly not Ledley King.
TEAM NEWS : - Reto Ziegler is back in the squad, which is missing
Noureddine Naybet, who is still troubled by a groin injury.
Stephen Kelly's knee knock keeps him out, but Jermain Defoe is back
after suspension, with Mark Yeates keeping his place in the squad.
TEAM NEWS : - James Beattie returns from injury, but the team will be
without Rory Delap, who is suspended and a number of other players who
Spurs manager and Director fo Football David Pleat is being linked
with the manager's post at Nottingham Forest.
NEWS ... Keith Curle has been sacked as manager by Mansfield Town ...
Chris Turner has been appointed as manager of Stockport County
Thursday 16.12.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Daily Express confidently state that Harry Redknapp will sign Jamie
from Spurs in the January transfer window.
Reto Ziegler and Pedro Mendes could be fit again to be include din the
squad for Saturday's home game against SCBC.
a preview of the match click here.
linking Nottingham Forest winger Andy Reid with a move to Tottenham in
the January transfer window have been denied by the struggling
St. Petersburg have said that Spurs have shown strong interest in their striker
Alexander Kerzhakov, offering very good money for a Russian club, but
they did not want to let the player leave, as they think he cans till
develop with them.
Spurs defender Joe Kinnear has resigned as manager of Nottingham
Spurs reserve defender Ian Hillier has gone on loan from Luton
Town to Chester City.
NEWS ... UEFA are to look at using video technology to assist
officials in deciding whether balls have crossed the goal-line.
Another idea they have is to limit squads to 25 players with four
players would have come through the youth system and four more trained
within the same national FA ... Newcastle's 1-1 draw with Sporting
Lisbon ensures they progress to the last 32 of the UEFA Cup ...
although Hearts lost 0-1 to Ferencvaros and will not take any further
part in the competition ... three Blackburn Rovers supporters have
been banned from all football ground sin the country for five years
following the racist abuse of Dwight Yorke in the match against
Birmingham City ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Arsene
Wenger has been fined £15,000 and "severely reprimanded" by
the Football Association after being found guilty of an improper
conduct charge for accusing Ruud van Nistelrooy of 'cheating'.
However, the FA said that they would value M. Wenger's expert
knowledge of the subject to determine future cases.
Wednesday 15.12.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
are being linked with Racing Santander's Israeli striker and captain
Yossi Benayoun again today and the £4 million rated player is set to
interest Bolton Wanderers as well, according to the Daily Mirror.
St. Petersburg have claimed that Spurs are interested in their striker
Alexander Kerzhakov. The 22 year old is a prolific scorer in the
Russian league and the UEFA Cup and is rated in the €16 million
NEWS ... Middlesbrough beat Partizan Belgrade 3-0 to progress to
the next stage of the UEFA Cup, while Glasgow Rangers got knocked out
0-2 by Auxerre ...
MEHSTG's spin story ...
Tuesday 14.12.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
are being widely linked with a move for Chelsea's out of favour
midfielder Joe Cole in the January transfer window. His value is
out between £3 million and £5 million, depending on which paper you
read. Jermain Defoe has urged the club to follow up their
reported interest in the midfielder, as he feels he would fit in at
White Hart Lane very well.
confirmed today that they have agreed a transfer fee for Emil Hallfredsson
and will be discussing personal terms in the near future with the 20
year old Icelandic left winger.
Reserves drew 2-2 with West Ham United Reserves at Upton Park tonight.
Mark Yeates and Jamie Slabber put Spurs 2-0 up before West Ham scored
twice to bring the scores level. Slabber had the opportunity to
win it three minutes from the end, but on loan Spurs keeper Rob Burch
saved his spot-kick.
Spurs defender Neil Ruddock is keen to become Cambridge United's new
manager and they want him too, although they have refused to comment
on the speculation.
NEWS ... Manchester City have put a £20 million price tag on
Shaun Wright-Phillips, as they rate him "nearly as good as Wayne
Rooney" and do not want to sell him ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... The
FA are to investigate comments made by Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech,
who complained about the quick free-kick that gave Arsenal their
second goal on Sunday. Being new to English football, he is
unaware that everyone knows Poll supports Chelsea !!
Monday 13.12.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Daily Star claims that David Sullivan's plans to buy wither West Ham
United or Tottenham involve his good friend Alan Curbishley.
shrugged off the rumours though, saying he has been on about the
travelling getting him down for ten years now, so he could still be at
Birmingham City for another five years or until he dies.
on Icelandic websites claim that Spurs have completed the signing of
Emil Hallfredsson from FH Hafnarfjordur. A speedy left winger,
the player is a regular in the Iceland Under-21s, but as yet there is
no official confirmation from the Spurs website, who might be waiting
for the transfer window to open to announce the deal.
Scandinavian import who might be signed for January is Finnish
midfielder Teemu Tainio of Auxerre. A talented youngster, he
attracted interest from Werder Bremen and AC Milan, while he also had
trials at PSV Eindhoven and Manchester United.
and Glasgow Rangers are said to be willing to contest Tottenham's
interest in Feyenoord striker Thomas Buffel's transfer. The 23
year old is holding out on signing a new contract, which might force
the Dutch side to sell him during the January transfer window.
NEWS ... Andriy Shevchenko has been named as European footballer
of the Year for 2004 ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Following
news that Gordon Strachan might be a favourite for the Pompey job,
chairmen Rupert "the Bear" Lowe and Milan Mandaric are
thinking of swapping jobs and then renaming the clubs as SCBC and
Sunday 12.12.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
yesterday's Daily Mail story of David Sullivan being tired of
travelling up to Birmingham from his Essex home and wanting to buy a
club nearer there, either Tottenham or West Ham United, comes news of
another takeover in the offing. A consortium of millionaires
have made £55 million and £65 million bids to buy Spurs from Daniel
Levy. These people believe that the club is a viable operation
and Levy is said to have put a sale price of £90 million on THFC.
A spokesman for the group - Mr. G. Hoddle, who is also working
currently as manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers - said, these people
believe that Joe Lewis is ready to sell up and is giving Daniel Levy
one more chance to get things right, but if the pressure gets too
much, they think Levy will walk away. The consortium believe
that the club is being run in an amateur fashion and that it is
ridiculous that the manager has to go through five people to buy a
player. Mr. Hoddle added that if the consortium does take over
he hoped they would say "Glenn, you run the football side.
You work hand in hand with the chief executive and you have three or
four people full-time on the scouting side."
PR company have hit back saying that this is nonsense and they felt
that it was being put around by someone hoping to embarrass Mr. Hoddle.
The statement on the club's website said that the club was not up for
sale and that it did not want fans to believe this type of rumour, but
Daniel Levy had a tetchy tone to the comments attributed to him.
was a guest on Sky Sports this afternoon and was quoted as saying "I
can assure you I have never sat down with any consortium. I
don't know where it comes from but I am delighted to be Wolves
manager. My first weekend back and there's a story I scratch my head
about but it is great to be back in football."
It seems he is still scratching his head about things !!.
Wanderers also issued a statement through their Chief Executive Jez
Glenn Hoddle had not spoken to the reporter and that the manager and
club were committed to each other, so there could not be a parting of
Sunday People seem to have it in for Spurs at the moment, as they also
reckon that Spurs would be ready to sell Ledley King, Robbie Keane,
Freddy Kanoute, Simon Davies, Jamie Redknapp and Michael Brown if they
receive the right offer for the players.
is a line also followed by the Mail on Sunday, who also say there will
be an exodus in January, but claim that the club has signed Auxerre's
Finland midfielder Teemu Tainio on a free transfer.
Defoe's future at Tottenham has been doubted by the News of the World,
who claim that his contract talks have hit deadlock and Arsenal and
Chelsea might nip in to sign up the England striker.
Sunday Mirror thinks that Jamie Redknapp will be used in a
part-exchange deal with Fulham to bring Steed Malbranque to White Hart
Lane. The Cottagers seem to be open to offers for the French
midfielder with an asking price of about £6million being
Sunday Star claims that Martin Jol will have £14 million to spend in
the January sales.
same paper claim that Harry Redknapp will make his son Jamie the first
signing for his new club SCBC.
NEWS ... Cambridge United sack their manager Herve Renard ... A
bomb scare abandoned the Real Madrid v Real Sociedad game after 88
minutes tonight in Spain ...
MEHSTG's spin story ...
Saturday 11.12.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
beat Manchester City 1-0 at the City of Manchester stadium this
afternoon. For reaction, click here.
For a match report click here.
is talk at the moment about a possible takeover at the club.
Birmingham City shareholder David Sullivan is interested in buying out
Daniel Levy should he be able to sell his shares in the Blues.
under-18s drew with MK Dons 3-3 this morning at Spurs Lodge.
Kieran McKenna, Claude Seanla and Stuart Lewis scored for Spurs.
NEWS ... ...
Friday 10.12.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Atouba has been cleared of the charge of violent conduct against Paul
Dickov in the match last Saturday against Blackburn Rovers.
TEAM NEWS : - Erik Edman is in the squad that has travelled to
Manchester City and Anthony Gardner joins him to offer more options in
defence. Eddie Silva Sousa or Mark Yeates could be selected if
Robbie Keane fails to recover from his knee knock.
CITY TEAM NEWS : - Patrick Anelka is fit again, but may have to
settle for a place on the bench as Kevin Keegan sticks with the
pairing of Fowler and Macken.
have been linked on the Sky Sports site with Swiss youngster Valon
Behrami. who is a 19-year-old currently playing at Verona on loan from
Genoa. An offer in the region of €4 million for could tempt
Daily Mail claim that Glenn Hoddle has asked his brother Carl, former
Spurs youth player, to join him at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
has said that he has no intention of buying Dean Richards and
returning him to Molineux at the moment. The former Spurs boss
who bought the central defender at White Hart Lane added that Deano is
not in the team at the moment and thus it would not be the right time
to bring him in at Wolves. Hoddle was responding to a story in
NEWS ... Yeading will play their FA Cup Third Round tie with
Newcastle United at Loftus Road ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... News
from the Arsenal training ground is that Jens Lehmann refuses to help
Manuel Almunia in training as he is keeping him out of the team at
present. The truth behind this vicious rumour is that Lehmann
can't actually help Almunia as his weakness is on crosses !!
Thursday 09.12.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
might be without Robbie Keane for Saturday's match at Manchester City
with a knee injury he has been carrying for a number of weeks.
His absence will be a serious blow for Spurs, who are already missing
Jermain Defoe who is suspended for one match.
Daily Express rehash an old story about Spurs accepting bids of in
excess of £20 million for Ledley King should they be received.
The paper claims this would provide money for Martin Jol and Frank
Arnesen to spend.
goalkeeper Rob Burch has gone on loan to West Ham United for a month.
striker Lee Barnard's loan to Leyton Orient has been extended for
Daily Mirror claims that former Spurs striker Steffen Iversen will
move from Valerenga in Norway to Newcastle United in January.
a preview of Saturday's match, click here.
NEWS ... Millwall have been charged with the racist behaviour of
their fans who are alleged to have made racist chants at Liverpool's
Djimi Traore in a League Cup game at the New Den. Both clubs
have also been asked to answer charges of not controlling their fans ...
Yeading will not play their FA Cup tie against Newcastle at their
Warren ground. It will now be staged at QPR or Brentford ...
Former Argentine striker Ramon Diaz has been appointed as manager of
Oxford United ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Sean
Gregan has hit out at the Leeds fans who abused him in front of his
family and branded them "idiots." Yeah ... and it took
him that long to work that out about Leeds fans !!
Wednesday 08.12.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Defoe has been named as the BBC Radio London Young Player of the Year
at the BBC London Sports awards.
Davies has said that he is battling to get his place back in the team,
after failing to recapture his old form when he has been included this
Sun has Everton interested in the Welsh midfielder and Spurs are
alleged to have told them that they want £5 million for him, whereas
Toffees boss David Moyes is only willing to pay around £2.5 million.
Sun also predict that Tottenham will swap Fredi Kanoute for James
Beattie in the transfer window.
Spurs defender Richard Gough has been named as the new Livingston
NEWS ... Harry Redknapp appointed as SCBC manager ... three more
Blackburn Rovers fans have been charged following racist abuse aimed
at Birmingham City's Dwight Yorke a couple of weeks ago ... Liverpool
beat Olympiakos to go through to then knockout stages of the Champions
League and Man U lost 0-3 at Fenerbahce ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Milan
Mandaric has slammed the "cloak and dagger" antics of SCBC
in making Harry Redknapp their new manager. Rupert "the
Bear" Lowe ... cloak and dagger .. throwing innocent managers out
onto the street in winter ... complaining about cads and wide-boys ...
with his reputation ??? Yes .. .it all adds up now, doesn't it ?
Tuesday 07.12.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Atouba has denied the charge of improper conduct levelled against him
by the FA after an incident in the game against Blackburn Rovers and
his case will be heard on Friday.
Spurs are amongst a number of clubs who want to sign Portsmouth's
midfielder Amdy Faye. Middlesbrough, Fulham and Aston Villa are
the other clubs involved in the chase for the want-away star, The Sun
City have denied that Simon Davies is the loan player they are looking
to sign in the January transfer window.
won their third round FA Youth Cup tie tonight against Nottingham
Forest at White Hart Lane with an injury time goal by Andy Barcham
giving Tottenham a 1-0 win.
Spurs manager Glenn Hoddle had been announced as the new Wolverhampton
Spurs reserve striker Kerry Dixon has been sacked as manager of
Hitchin Town after attending matches to work as a match-day host at
Stamford Bridge rather than attend Hitchin matches.
NEWS ... Stan Ternent has been named as the new Gillingham
manager ... Arsenal won 5-1 against Rosenborg, Celtic drew 0-0 with AC
Milan and Chelsea lost 1-2 to Porto in the Champions League ...
Monday 06.12.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Atouba has been charged with violent conduct following the televised
match against Blackburn Rovers in which he kicked Paul Dickov while on
the floor. The referee failed to administer any punishment at
the time, but the FA intend to investigate and Atouba has until 18.00
p.m. tomorrow to appeal.
Zielger will miss three weeks of action after sustaining a hamstring
pull in Saturday's game at Blackburn Rovers.
Hoddle's advisers claim their has been no approach by SCBC for the
manager Steve McClaren has pleaded guilty to the charge of improper
conduct after coming onto the pitch at White Hart lane at half-time to
remonstrate with the referee for sending off Franck Queudrue.
Reserves lost 1-2 at Barnet to Arsenal tonight. Jamie Slabber
scored the Tottenham goal.
NEWS ... ...
Sunday 05.12.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
have been drawn at home to Brighton and Hove Albion in the Third Round
of the FA Cup. The game will be played during the weekend of
City are supposedly interested in buying Robbie Keane for £6 million
according to the News of the World, who say that the striker does not
feature in Head Coach martin Jol's plans. Manchester City and
Everton are also said to be watching developments.
papers claim Chelsea are planning a £20 million raid for Jermain
Defoe and are willing to pay him £75,000 per week.
People claim that Spurs are interested in Ipswich Town striker Darren
Bent and Aussie winger Ahmad Elrich of Busan Icons, who played with
Spase Dilevski in the Australian Olympic team.
Sunday Mirror reckon Tottenham will battle Liverpool for the signature
of former Leeds United and French midfielder Olivier Dacourt.
and Everton are both keen to sign Crewe Alexandra's striker Dean
Spurs striker David Leworthy was sacked last week from his post as
manager of Havant & Waterlooville, even though he had been away
from the club for a month with Glandular Fever.
NEWS ... Manchester United have been drawn at home to Exeter City
in the 3rd round of the FA Cup and Yeading are to play Newcastle
United at home !! ...
Saturday 04.12.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
beat Blackburn Rovers 1-0 at Ewood Park tonight. Click here
for a match report. Click here for reaction.
Jol has been reported in the newspapers today that finishing 10th or
11th would be a good placing for Spurs. He has denied this as a
wrong interpretation of his comments at a press conference.
Under-18s drew 2-2 away to Cardiff City this morning. Claude
Seanla and Scott Thyer were on target to secure a draw with the Welsh
NEWS ... ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Arsenal
dropped Jens Lehmann from their side today. Seems he is getting
a taste fo his own medicine !!
Friday 03.12.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Jol has said that his close working relationship with Frank Arnesen
will ensure that he has the final say over players who are brought to
Tottenham Hotspur. He said today that he and Fran had a good
knowledge of players in Europe and it is important as they have to
sign the best for Tottenham, but stressed that if Arnesen wanted to
bring in a player that Jol did not fancy, he would not arrive at White
Gardner will not be sold contrary to rumours about his departure from
White Hart Lane. Martin Jol today confirmed that the central
defender was fit for tomorrow's game at Blackburn and as an England
international and promising star of the future, his future was at
TEAM NEWS : - Ledley King is Spurs' biggest doubt with a foot injury
picked up against Liverpool, while Stephen Kelly returns to the squad
after his broken thumb and concussion kept him out of contention.
ROVERS TEAM NEWS : - Lorenzo Amouroso and Youri Djorkaeff are
definitely missing from the Rovers line-up, while Matt Jansen misses
out and Jonathan Stead will have to settle for a place on the bench
with Jay Bothroyd who is back from suspension, as Mark Hughes keeps
the same team that won at Fulham.
Spurs midfielder Darren Caskey has joined Peterborough United after
being released by Hornchurch.
NEWS ... Jose Mourinho and Arjen Robben won the manager and
player of the month awards for the Premiership ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Steve
Bruce has said that striker Emile Heskey just needs time to settle at
Birmingham City. Maybe he should buy him a clock for Christmas
Thursday 02.12.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Jol has said he has the utmost respect for what Crystal Palace manager
Ian Dowie has done and does not want to get embroiled in a battle of
words. He said that John Gregory was not a manager and did not
have to be careful about what he said as a match pundit.
London Evening Standard claims that Spurs will sign Crewe Alexandra
forward Dean Ashton next month for £2.5 million, which will spark
Everton into a major effort to prise Robbie Keane away from White Hart
"The Bear" Lowe is said to be interested in taking Anthony
Gardner to SCBC on the TeamTalk site.
seem to be in pole position to sign 20 year old Icelander Emil
Hallfredsson as Feyenoord have lost interest after the striker left
them to take up another week's trial at Tottenham.
NEWS ... Arsenal's Robin van Persie will not face FA action over
an elbow he threw at Kieron Richardson in last night's League cup loss
at Old Trafford ... Walter Smith has been appointed as Scotland's
national manager ...
Wednesday 01.12.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
lost 3-4 on penalties to Liverpool in Round 5 of the League Cup at
White Hart Lane tonight. The game ended 0-0 at 90 minutes and
1-1 at the end of extra time. For a match report click here.
For reaction, click here.
Spurs Double goalkeeper Bill Brown died last night in Canada after a
Dowie said that he wanted a face to face meeting with Martin Jol about
comments he made about the Crystal Palace manager and he thought the
Spurs man should show some balls.
Spurs assistant manager John Gorman has been given the vacant
manager's post at Wycombe Wanderers.
NEWS ... ...