- Tottenham have announced that
they still have tickets available for both legs
of the Worthington Cup semi-final v Wimbledon.
The spares for the away game are currently only
available to season ticket holders, but with
1,500 left, there may be some for genral sale.
- Allan Nielsen is looking to
carry forward his good form into 1999. He started
this year out in the cold under Gerry Francis,
but Gross and Graham have fitted him into the
side to good effect.
- Mark Burchill of Celtic is
holding out on signing a new contract and Fergus
McCann, the chairman of the club, has told his
players that if they can get more money
elsewhere, they are welcome to go. Out of
contract at the end of the season, Burchill is
free to talk to clubs after 1st January.
- Italian news services report
that Nicola Berti has forsaken the Brazilian beat
for a Spanish stroll with Deportivo Alaves, where
he will sign until 2000.
- George Graham has been
stirring up support for the FA Cup. Some teams
have regarded it as a minor irritant in their
search for European success, but GG says that
Tottenham will take the competition seriously and
would be pleased to be in the final of any
competition they entered.
- GG has also praised Sol's
goalscoring form and has said it will be
fantastic if he can get 10 goals, although he
hasn't promised him a bonus !!
- Neale Fenn and Peter Gain have
joined Lincoln City on loan for one month.
- Darren Anderton has praised
the fitness training of George Graham and has
laid down how hard it is. However, he feels he is
reaping the rewards of it in the good form he has
had since the new manager arrived.
- George Graham has spoken out
about the introduction of a winter break. He
feels that January should be set aside to give
the players a rest form the hurly-burly of the
Premiership campaign and that the Worthington Cup
should be over before December.
- Mauricio Taricco is just
starting to train after his ankle injury and is
unlikely to feature in first team action for at
least a couple of weeks. He may get a game in the
reserves, who play at Northampton next Tuesday
5th January. Let's hope he will be ready to play
in the near future as we will need a full squad
available when injuries and suspensions hit
around February/March time.
- Better news of Stefan Freund
though. It looks as though he may make his debut
against Sheffield Wednesday on January 9th. He
has been the type of player GG has been looking
for since his arrival and he compares Fruend to
Roy Keane and Paul Ince, althoug Paul Lambert (a
team-mate at Borussia) said he knows when not to
go too far in his "enforcing" role.
- Well, it seems as though
Nicola Berti may indeed be going to Fluminese on
a two year contract after all. He has had no
interest from teams in this country and is out of
favour at White Hart Lane. His free transfer
could go through this week. The club are
languishing in the Brazilian Third Division at
the moment and have just taken on Carlos Alberto
Parreira as coach. They plan to sign Dunga to
play alongside Berti in midfield.
- Chris Armstrong fears for his
place in the Spurs side even though he has just
scored a hat-trick. He said that every player has
to be on the top of their form to retain their
place and his suspension may ive Steffen Iversen
the chance to secure a first team berth. Armo is
still suffering with floating bone in his ankle,
which may need further surgery at the end of the
season, but it gives him an opportunity to rest
it while his ban is in force.
- Walter Smith was bemoaning the
poor decision of the linesman to allow Chris
Armstrong's first goal against Everton. At the
game, it appeared that he had taken the ball on
his hip, but the TV replay showed a hand was
used. However, the particular linesman involved
was so inept, that he was equally bad for both
sides and I didn't hear Smith saying Barmby
should have been booked for his flying
cross-press on Ian Walker, when Les got a yellow
for allegedly elbowing Myhre when challenging for
a high ball.
- Stefan Freund, who had fallen
out with the coach at Borussia Dortmund has been
allowed to stay in Germany until the Bundesliga's
winter break is over in early January. His first
game could be the League game against Wimbledon
on 16 January.
- GG is confident that there is
better to come form Chris Armstrong. His movement
pleased the boss and proved that Tottenham do not
have to rely solely on David Ginola having a good
game. However, his one match suspension will
allow Steffen Iversen an opportunity to stake his
claim for a place up front. Ronny Rosenthal may
be back to play against his old side as he seeks
to retain his place in the Hornets team.
- Rumours are once again
circulating about a Tottenham interest in Michael
Debeve of Lens, as George Graham has to look
further afield for new talent.
- Tottenham beat Everton 4-1
with the goals coming from Les Ferdinand and a
Chris Armstrong hat-trick.
- George Graham has said that he
hopes to have a squad assembled within a year
that will help him challenge for honours. At the
moment he is happy that the side does not give
in, but battles for results.
- Rumours are reported that
Italian sources indicate that Fluminese of Brazil
may be poised to take Nicola Berti off
Tottenham's hands. Ever thought that there are
slow news days ??
- Tottenham drew 1-1 at Coventry
City with Sol Campbell giving Tottenham the lead
before Aloisi pulled the home side level nine
minutes from the end. GG blamed schoolboy
defending for the equaliser.
- Stefan Freund has completed
his £750,000 move to Tottenham from Borussia
Dortmund, signing for three and a half years. He
should link up with Spurs in about 10 days time.
- Gordon Strachan has heralded
David Ginola as a true star of the Premiership.
He descirbed him in glowing terms and not one of
the players who considers themselves stars, but
live off the back of others.
- Ray Clemence has stated that
Ian Walker may be turning the corner after his
Annus Horribilis of 1998. Looking on from the
stands at Highfield Road, the England goalkeeping
coach saw Walker make three outstanding saves and
said that he had seen two of the matches since
his return to first team action feeling his
confidence has now returned after the knockbacks
he has suffered. The goalkeeping reserves in the
England squad are now in their upper thirties and
the next generation lack a little in terms of
experience, so Ian could provide a useful
addition to the ranks if he continues to show
- George Graham has acknowledged
that the silky skills of Darren Anderton are best
utilised out on the flank and not in the middle
of midfield, where tackling is not one of Dazza's
- Fit again Justin Edinburgh has
admitted he has a fight to retain his left-back
position currently filled by Andy Sinton. He sees
this as a challenge that indicates that the team
is doing well and looks forward to working hard
to get his place back.
- Mark Burchill, the rising star
of Scottish football is said to be in talks with
Spurs officials in Scotland. The swoop for the
highly talented Celtic youngster is designed to
nip in before other interested parties and to try
and get him on the free transfer he will be
entitled to at the end of the season, because of
the Bosman ruling.
- It is reported that Stefan
Fruend will arrive at Spurs in the New Year,
after a £750,000 transfer has been agreed. Talks
with the player and his agent - Rune Hauge (Be
very careful here) - have been taking place over
the last two days and the deal should go through
soon, with the player coming to Tottenham in
- Whilst David Pleat denies that
a bid has been made for the player and that he
has only been watched so far, it is reported
elsewhere, that a £4 million bid for Paris St.
Germain defender, Alain Goma, has been made and
it is hoped to be enough to seal the deal soon.
- Tottenham reportedly
"must be impressed with Neil Sullivan"
according to TeamTalk, when their scouts have
been watching Chris Perry !!! The £3 million or
£5 million rated keeper may be a target for
George Graham apparently. Why ??? Especially when
Espen Baardsen is ready to sign a new contract
this week to keep him at Tottenham.
- Mauricio Taricco could be set
to feature in the FA Cup third round tie v
Watford, as his injured ankle injury clears up.
- Alain Goma, the Paris St.
Germain defender, looks set to sign for Tottenham
in a £4 million four year deal. The 26 year old
can play alongside Sol in the centre of defence
or at full-back. He was a member of the Auxerre
team that won the title two seasons back.
- David Pleat met with Stefan
Fruend yesterday and it seems as though the
£750,000 transfer may be completed in time for
the German to play v Everton on 28 Dec or in the
new year, while some reports claim the deal has
already been done and he will be available for
the Christmas programme. The only problematical
area appears to be wage demands, but these look
capable of being met, according to reports. He
appears to be a hard-working, Batty-type player,
but one who can perform in a disciplined manner
to break up the opositions attacks.
- Chris Armstrong has said the
Christmas programme may test the depth of
Tottenham's playing resources. With injuries
already accounting for Vega, Scales, Saib and
Iversen, the two games in three days will prove a
tough task even though they are potentially
easier (on paper) than the last few matches
Tottenham have undertaken. An unchanged team is
likely to be announced for the Coventry game.
- Tottenham are to renew their
association with Holsten following the news that
Hewlett Packard are to end their shirt
sponsorship at the end of this season. Holsten
sponsored Spurs for 12 years during a successful
period for the club. Of course, the best
publicity Holsten gained from their time with
Spurs was when their name was left off of the new
strip used in the 1987 FA Cup final.
- Stefan Freund, the 28 year-old
Borrusia Dortmund midfielder, is believed to be
having talks with Tottenham over a move to the
Premiership. The player has been allowed to leave
and could be available for as little as £750,000
to play the dyanmic role in the engine room of
- The reserves went down to
their second successive defeat, this time losing
0-3 at Luton Town.
- George Graham will not rest
until Tottenham have a squad to compare to that
at Chelsea. He was happy that the side were not
under undue pressure during the game, but was
less than happy about Framk Lebeouf running 30
yards to encourage the ref to send Chris
Armstrong off. While not disputing the referee's
decision, GG felt that it should have been his
decision alone and not influenced by other
players. Les Ferdinand also had harsh words to
say about the Frenchman, but was wary of the FA's
power to haul players before them for
"bringing the game into disrepute"
(viz. Barnsley Away FA Cup 4th round replay
- Hewlett Packard are to end
their sponsorship of Tottenham's shirts at the
end of this season. They wish the club well and
have enjoyed their successful period of
- TRANSFER RUMOUR ROUND-UP
Leeds United have warned George Graham off the
idea of signing their young players. It is
reported that he has tried to get 18 year old
Alan Smith to come to White Hart Lane and this
may be the first of many raids on the youth team
he helped to build up during his time at Elland
Celtic's Mark Burchill has had a £5,000 a week
offer from Arsenal, but Tottenham have
immediately matched this and George Graham
appears keen to capture the 18 year-old
A £7 million move for Jamie Redknapp, the
Liverpool midfielder, has been speculated in the
- Tottenham lost 0-2 at Chelsea,
after having Chris Armstrong sent off on 67 mins.
for a second bookable offence.
- Tottenham are reportedly
keeping tabs on Chris Sutton after news that
Brian Kidd has upped his bid for Barnsley's
Ashley Ward to £5 million. This will obviously
cast some sort of shadow over Sutton's position
and while he is currently injured, there will be
no immediate move for the striker, a deal may be
established when he has recovered.
- On Sky TV today, Frank
McLintock said that GG has four or five players
in mind and may well have set up deals for two or
three while in Europe this week. He would not,
however, part with any names of George's intended
- Rumours are circulating that
Adidas will be producing
the Tottenham kit next season. After reports that
they did not want to invest a large amount of
money in one club, it now appears that the deal
is back on.
- Chris Perry of Wimbledon is
reported to be another target for Tottenham, with
a £5 million price tag mentioned. David Pleat
has said that this is not true and no approach
has been made.
- Matt Jansen's absence from the
Crystal Palace team in midweek has cast doubts
about his future with the club. Desperate to
raise money for further transfers, they may be
set to cash in on their prime asset. Tottenham
have been mentioned amongst the clubs interested
in the England Under-21 striker, who would fetch
£4 or £5 million.
- George Graham has also been
linked with an interest in Ipswich's Kieron Dyer,
but who wouldn't be ?
- George Graham has outlined his
intentions for Tottenham's future success and
said he will buy quality from abroad, if need be,
to achieve this. His recent European scouting
trip is likely to be the first of many.
- Justin Edinburgh and John
Scales could return from injury to play a part in
Saturday's match at Chelsea.
- Paolo Tramezzani has been told
that he can leave the club.
- Rumour links 28 year old Lens
midfielder Michael Debeve to Tottenham. Reports
say that he has had talks with the club, although
Tottenham have made no official comment.
- George Graham has revealed
that he has been on a European scouting mission
and that it was very "worthwhile"
(roughly translated "I've now got all my
duty free for Christmas"). "Don't be
surprised if I make one or two signings very
soon" said the smooth operator on his return
keeping his cards close to his chest and not
expanding on who his targets may be.
- Mauricio Taricco is still out
with his foot injury and will need another couple
of weeks before he can be considered for a first
- Steffen Iversen is to have
another operation on his fractured jaw and then
may be able to resume training. He is currently
lapping the pitches at Spurs Lodge (how
interesting) and may be back for the Watford FA
- David Howells torrid time at
Southampton looks set to continue with an
extended spell out of the game. After cartilage
damage was diagnosed, they also found a fractured
knee bone, thus he will be out for even longer.
- Wolves' centre-half, Dean
Richards, has been put on the transfer list
following his refusal to signa new contract. This
move will spark a lot of interest from Premier
League clubs, probably including Spurs.
- Clive Allen is the latest
ex-Spurs man to sing the praises of David Ginola,
saying on current form he could win something
with the club and get them into Europe.
- The Tottenham Youth team drew
0-0 at home with Walsall in the FA Youth Cup. The
winners will face West Ham United.
- The Norwegian under-21 star
midfielder, Trond Anderson, who was on trial with
Spurs recently will be watched for a while yet.
Although he impressed on his short stay, Spurs
want to see more of him and the door has not been
closed on a permanent deal.
- Transfer rumours surround
Juninho of Athletico Madrid. It is reported that
he has been offered to Tottenham and Chelsea, but
it is felt that he would be too similar to Ginola
for Spurs to take him at the moment.
- More substantial speculation
concerns Aston Villa midfielder, Mark Draper, who
it is thought will join Tottenham at the end of
the season on a free transfer. David Pleat said
he is not one of the players Tottenham are
thinkin about at this time.
- Another free transfer could
involve Nicola Berti moving to Crystal Palace.
Pleat said on Media Monitor that as he has been
offered a free, they have no objection to him
talking to the First Division outfit.
- Spurs reserves lost 0-2 at
Loftus Road where they played QPR reserves this
afternoon. One of the scorers was former Spur,
- Sometime rumoured Spurs target
- Newcastle United & Northern Ireland
wingman, Keith Gillespie - has joined Blackburn
- Chris Waddle has returned to
Hillsborough as part of Sheffield Wednesday's
- The first Fans Forum night,
instigated by Martin Peters, is to take place on
the evening of Thursday January 7th. The tickets
will, in true Tottenham style, only be available
by ballot and to complete your form, you must
copy it from the official site http://www.spurs.co.uk/news/index.html on the Media Monitor page for today
- 15th December. Hope you have more luck getting
tickets for this than some of the away games !!!
- Ramon Vega is struggling to be
fit for the stiffs game in the Avon Combination
at QPR tomorrow. He is receiving intensive
treatment on his injured knee in an attempt to
get him some match practice.
- Espen Baardsen is rumoured to
be close to signing a new five year contract for
Tottenham. It is believed that many of the
stories surrounding his disaffection with being
dropped were not true and that he did not say
many of the quotes which were attributed to him.
- 23 year old Marc-Vivien Foe,
the Cameroon international defender, is being
sought by Spurs as well as a whole host of other
Premiership clubs. It appears, however, that he
is holding out for a move to Man. United, who
lost interest after a broken toe ended
negotiations for his £4 million transfer prior
to the World Cup.
- Gary Mabbutt and George Graham
has come out and defended David Ginola against
accusations of diving. It is thought that old
misery Alex Ferguson fumed off at the end of the
match as he felt the French winger had conned the
ref into sending off Gary Neville. As TV pictures
clearly showed and Clive Allen, Mark Lawrenson
and Alan Hansen all pointed out, Neville was
lucky to be on the pitch to get sent off
following a worse foul than the one he eventually
was dismissed for. GG has said that he would not
stand for diving to get opponents booked and
poor, hard done by Alex must face up to the bare
facts of the matter, that his team were so wound
up that they earned every yellow card that came
their way ... and escaped a few more because of
the inconsistent approach of the referee.
- Spurs target Oleg Luzhnyi, the
Dynamo Kiev defender, has agreed terms with
- SUNDAY PAPERS TRANSFER
George Graham has been linked, along with many
other clubs, with the 19 year-old Luton Town
midfielder, Matthew Spring. A £2 million price
has been put on the Hatters head. David Pleat has
spoken "He is certainly one of the younger
players in the lower leagues that we have looked
at, but that is all."
Jonathan Woodgate, the Leeds centre-half, has
been linked with a move to Spurs. Pleat says
"George knows all about the players at
Leeds, but Woodgate has not been discussed."
Bari of Serie A looks like a possible destination
for Paolo Tramezzani, the out of favour
left-back. A fee of £1 million may see the
Christian Gross signing make the trip home after
just 5 months. David Pleat denied that Bari had
been on the phone.
Aston Villa have been talking to Frank Lampard's
agent regarding a swoop for the player. Tottenham
will be interested should Lampard be allowed to
leave Upton Park.
Chelsea are interested in buying Juninho for £13
million from Athletico Madrid. The tiny Brazilian
midfielder was a target for Spurs at the end of
- George Graham gets married
today to his fiancee Susan Schmidt.
- Tottenham beat Manchester
United 2-2 with Sol Campbell scoring both
Tottenham's goals in the second half after being
0-2 down att he break. Gary Neville was ent off
for Man U just before half-time.
- Paul Ince has pledged his
future with Liverpool thus ending speculation he
may move to Spurs.
- Tottenham are involved with a
pack of other Premier clubs in tracking the
Ukrainian right-back Oleh Luzhnyi, who is 30
years old. It is unlikely that the Russian side
will sell until their involvement in the
Champions League is ended.
- Tottenham have been rumoured
to be the Premiership club who have made a bid
for Wimbledon's Chris Perry. The bid was
- David Ginola has said that he
wants to finish his career at Tottenham. The
player most thought wouold be one of the first
out when GG arrived has impressed with his skill,
workrate and detrmination since the new boss came
in and would like to get Spurs back to the glory
of previous teams.
- David Ginola has been awarded
the London Evening Standard Player of the Month
- Rumours of Tottenham's
interest in Matt Jansen have been fuelled by
reports coming out of Selhurst Park that Crystal
Palace may seek to cash in on him if they do not
win promotion at the end of the season.
- Les Ferdinand is happy to be
in the Spurs team at the moment and should he
play well enough to get into the England squad he
will be well pleased.
- Following Tottenham's reserve
game on Tuesday, Ramon Vega's knee was swollen
and therefore he looks unlikely to feature in
Saturday's match. John Scales came through the
game unharmed and could fit into the centre of
- Teamtalk has raised a possible
link between former Leeds boss and out of favour
Leeds defender, Danny Granville. Frozen out at
Stamford Bridge, the England Under 21 full back
quit Chelsea for Leeds only this summer, signing
for GG. However, he is experiencing deja vu at
Elland Road and fears that he has failed to
settle have prompted the speculation of a £1.6
million move. It will be interesting to see
whether the self-confessed Gooner would welcome a
move to Tottenham. David Pleat has said on Media
Monitor that "this story is incorrect".
- George Graham wants Darren
Anderton to improve his fitness even further. He
thinks Dazza can be 25% fitter than he is at
present and could be one of the fittest players
in England !!!!!!
- Ramon Vega may be fit to face
Manchester United on Saturday. Recovered from his
knee injury sustained in the match at Arsenal, he
will be drafted into the team as George Graham
tries to get as many first team regulars in the
side as possible.
- Iversen's wired up jaw may be
a blessing in disguise. It will give the
Norweigan striker a break and an opportunity to
rest his knee, which was damaged earlier in the
season. He is having to communicate through a
friend at the moment and it could be two days
before he is able to take liquid sustainance
through a straw.
- With Steffen Iversen out with
a broken jaw, Les Ferdinand looks set to start
against Manchester United on Saturday.
- After talks with George
Graham, Espen Baardsen has agreed to sign a new
five year contract worth £4.5 million. He was
set to turn down the offer, but now everything is
sorted and he is keen to win his place back int
he first team.
- Tottenham have been linked
with Paul Ince and Taribo West in today's
newspapers. The Liverpool midfielder may be a
victim of Gerard Houllier's clear-out at Anfield
and the prices quoted in the press range from
£3.5 million to £4.5 million. The Nigerian
international and Internazionale defender West
would cost around £4 million and his agent has
reportedly been spotted in London.
- Steffen Iversen may be out for
one month, six weeks or two months (depending
where you read it) following an operation on his
jaw in a London or Oslo hospital (depending where
you read it) injured after colliding with David
James in Saturday's win over Liverpool.
- George Graham is not happy
with the side despite the upturn in fortunes. He
said that there may still be players to come in,
but they would haveto work very hard.
- Chris Hughton has explained
some of the effect that George Graham has had on
the players. He said that when he walked into the
club, the players realised that his success
elsewhere gave him the respect that some of his
predecessors had lacked. They also took on board
that what he said made sense and that if it
worked at other clubs, then it could work for
- It is reported that George
Graham will not let Espen Baardsen leave the
club. He has told the young keeper to be patient,
but although he desperately wants first team
football, he still has 18 months to run on his
contract and the manager may make him honour that
- Tottenham have been drawn at
home to Watford for the FA Cup Third Round tie to
be played on January 2/3.
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TATTLE : Tottenham have reportedly been watching
Celtic's 18 year-old wonder boy, Mark Burchill.
They are not alone, as many of the leading
Premiership teams have been monitoring the
situation. It has been said in the Sunday papers
that Spurs are also keen on Julian Joachim of
Aston Villa, who's prospects are not good
following the signings of Dublin and Merson.
Steve Stone is believed to be leaving Nottingham
Forest if they are relegated this season. He said
he has been down to the First DIvision twice with
the club and if they went down again, he would be
off. Rated at £6 million, Spurs are said to be
interested, but Villa have also been linked with
the former England man.
Arsenal are reportedly lining up Liverpool's Rob
Jones for around £250,000 in January as a
long-term replacement for Lee Dixon. A one-time
target for Tottenham, the right back will be sold
off before he can leave on a free.
- Tottenham beat Liverpool 2-1
with Fox and Carragher (own goal) scoring.
- George Graham has praised
Darren Anderton and hopes that he will stay free
of injury. He showed how much he wants to play
for Spurs when he had a slight thigh muscle pull
before the Manchester United League Cup tie, but
played on nonetheless.
- Espen Baardsen has reacted
angrily to being dropped by George Graham. He has
said that he may not be interested in signing an
extension to his contract and that he is seeking
first team football.
- GG has vindicated everybody's
thoughts about his relationship with David
Ginola, by reportedly saying that he must keep up
his high standards or he will be out of the first
team. And who will we replace him with ? The
ever-consistent Ruel Fox ??
- Justin Edinburgh, robbed of an
extended run in the first team because of a knee
injury, may be back in a couple of weeks
following surgery for "wear and tear"
on the joint. He was disappointed having to drop
out after re-establishing his place in the side,
but here at MEHSTG, we think he might be back
within a week.
- Ramon Vega is missing from
action as Tottenham face Liverpool. John Scales
is in the squad, but Luke Young looks set to keep
his place, as does Ian Walker. Ruel Fox may even
be retained to provide more of an attacking
option, with Colin Calderwood sitting this one
out on the bench.
- Teamtalk reports that Ian
Walker nearly quit Tottenham when he was dropped
from the first team. He said at 27 he did not
want to play in the reserves, but George Graham
has been good for him because his laidback
attitude has been sharpened by the new boss.
After performing well against Manchester United,
he hopes to keep his place for the Liverpool
- Tottenham may be looking
elsewhere for a central defender after Lucas
Radebe is in negotiations with Leeds over a new
contract. Newcastle are also interested should a
deal fall apart.
- George Graham has been
impressed with Trond Andersen who is on trial at
Tottenham. The 23 year old was watched by the
manager in the reserve game against Wycombe on
- Chris Armstrong has delayed an
operation on his ankle to play on for Tottenham.
After scoring twice in the quarter final against
Manchester United, he indicated that while he was
scoring goals he would put off the surgery to
clear out floating pieces of bone so that he
could retain his first team place.
- Mauricio Taricco has finally
signed for Tottenham following an ankle injury
playing for Ipswich on the eve of his transfer.
It is thought that Graham will play him in the
reserves first, before pitching him into the
first XI. His move could spell the end for Paolo
- Ex-Sky TV man - Sam Chisholm -
has resigned as a non-executive director of
Tottenham Hotspur. He has been appointed as a
consultant to the FA Premier League and their
rules preclude him then being a director of a
Premier League club. His input can still be made
by working as a consultant for Tottenham in the
media development sphere.
- ITV will cover both legs of
Tottenham's League Cup semi-final on Wednesday
27th January from White Hart Lane and at Selhurst
Park on Tuesday 16th February. Both games will
kick-off at 8.05 pm.
- Tottenham beat Manchester
United 3-1 in the Quarter final of the
Worthington Cup. The goals were scored by Chris
Armstrong (2) and David Ginola.
- Tottenham will face Wimbledon
in the semi-final with the first leg to be played
at White Hart Lane in the week starting Monday
25th January with the return leg at Selhurst Park
in the week starting 15th February.
- Rumours are circulating
linking a renewed bid for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer by
Tottenham. Although the original deal was almost
signed earlier this season before the Norwegian
international decided to stay, he has been on the
periphery of things at Old Trafford and may be
keen to get regular first team football. It is
rumoured that a factor in his decision could be
Trond Andersen, a good friend, who is currently
on trial at Tottenham. He may be more inclined to
move if the trialist is signed ona permanent
- The links with David Batty
should now subside following a cooling on the
player when Newcastle upped the asking price for
him to £6 million. Leeds still seems the likely
destination for the England midfielder and Graham
said he is looking at a lot of players but may
have to be patient before signings are made.
- Trialist Trond Andersen is set
to play in the Reserves match v Wycombe tonight.
He featured in a 2-0 win for Spurs, who also
played another trialist - Cy Bramble from
Chelmsford City. Rory Allen scored the first and
the second was an own goal.
- Jose Dominguez is not for sale
according to reports. He features in George
Graham's plans, but may want to move on if he
cannot get first team action.
- Egil Ostenstad looks set to
leave Southampton and Tottenham have been linked
with the Norwegian striker.
- Steffen Iversen may miss the
tie against Man U because of a knee injury picked
up against West Ham.