Monday 31.01.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
are set to complete the signing of Michael Dawson and Andy Reid from
Nottingham Forest tonight. An £8 million offer for the
midfielder and defender has been accepted by Nottingham Forest and the
two were to have medicals and were to agree terms with Spurs before
midnight. Reid had been set to join SCBC on Saturday, but he
turned down the chance to play at such an exulted club. Reid's
deal was announced as complete by the official website and Dawson was
still undergoing his medical and contract discussions.
£4.5 million offer for midfielder Simon Davies has been rejected by
Tottenham. The Toffees had been talking with Spurs since the
weekend, but Spurs have decided that the Welshman is required at White
Portuguese striker Edson Silva Sousa has left Tottenham to join ADO
the Hague in Holland on a free transfer.
have been drawn against Nottingham Forest at home in the FA Cup Fifth
Round should they overcome West Bromwich Albion in the Fourth round
replay. The match will be played on 19/20 February.
TEAM NEWS : - Reto Ziegler is not 100% after his hamstring
strain and will sit the game out, with Sean Davis, who is now back in
training, but not match fit. Rohan Ricketts is still out with
his knee injury, while Pedro Mendes sustained a hip injury in training
before the West Bromwich Albion FA Cup tie and will miss the game at
Bolton. Noureddine Naybet has been ill and missed the FA Cup
game because of it, but might be in contention for the game at the
Reebok stadium. New keeper Radek Cerny and forward Mido will
make the trip North as part of the squad.
TEAM NEWS : - Nicky Hunt's ankle is not broken after a bad
tackle in the FA Cup tie on Sunday, but is badly bruised and he will
miss the match against Spurs. .
been linked with Fabricio Coliccini, the 22 year old
Argentine centre half, Spurs saw him join Deportivo La Coruna today.
of a late swoop for Wayne Routledge did not materialise and Spurs may
wait until the summer to go back for the Crystal Palace winger.
Keane and potential new signing Andy Reid have been selected for the
Republic of Ireland squad to meet.
Spurs trainee Narada Bernard has joined Farnborough Town as a free
NEWS ... Ronnie Moore has left the post of manager of Rotherham
United by mutual consent to be replaced by Alan Knill ...
no-spin story ... Arsene Wenger said his side are the fairest
in the Premier League and the most sinned against. Mirror,
Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all ?? Not the
Gooners that is for sure !!
Sunday 30.01.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Daily Star claim that if Edu moves to Valencia from Arsenal, then
Spurs will try to buy 25 year old Argentinian midfielder Pablo Aimar
from the Spanish club.
Sunday Mirror reckon that Wayne Routledge will complete a £2.2
million move to Tottenham on Monday.
goalkeeping signing Radek Cerny has said that he intends to use his
time at Tottenham as an opportunity to impress other English clubs
should Spurs not keep him beyond his 18 month contract.
NEWS ... Patrick Anelka has left Manchester City to join
Fenerbahce, where he will partner Pierre van Hooijdonk up front.
What a nightmare that will be for their own team, let alone the
opposition !! ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Chelsea
have made a pre-tax loss of £88 million for the last financial
year. It is believed that Roman Abramovich is yet to notice that
such a piddling amount of money is missing from his finances.
Saturday 29.01.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
drew 1-1 with West Bromwich Albion in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup
this afternoon. For reaction click here.
For a match report, click here.
Robson was whingeing about the penalty that Spurs got and one that WBA
didn't get as the reason the tie will go to a replay. He claimed
that Jermain Defoe was not touched by Darren Purse, thus conning the
ref, while Earnshaw was pulled back when the officials did not see the
incident. However, Martin Jol has defended the Spurs striker by
saying he does not dive and would not have gone down unless he was
Sun claims, in a story they are running today, that Tottenham will
complete the loan signing of Fabricio Coliccini, the 22 year old
Argentine centre half, today from AC Milan until the end of the season
and then have a £3 million option to make the deal permanent.
Later claims on Sky Sports website state that Coliccini would be
joining Deportivo La Coruna.
article claims that Spurs will also sign wide midfielder Andy Reid
from Nottingham Forest and defender Tom Huddlestone from Derby County
before the end of the transfer window on Monday.
reigned after news broke at lunchtime that an offer of £4 million
plus Brett Ormerod and Darren Kenton from SCBC had been accepted for
Nottingham Forest midfielder Andy Reid. The Forest chairman
said, "We have had a number of derisory offers from one other
Premiership club - none of which were acceptable." That was
Tottenham Hotspur. Gary Megson reckons that there is no
agreement with Spurs and therefore, we are not at liberty to speak to
the player. However, any deal would involve the agreement of the
players involved on both Forest's and SCBC's sides.
a post-match interview by SCBC manager Harry Redknapp, he said that
his club would not be signing him and that he was one million percent
sure that Reid would be joining a club
that started with a T and an O.
However, it has
transpired that Spurs have made a bid for the much sought after Forest
defender Michael Dawson. It is believed that the player would
cost around £3 million to £4 million.
Palace winger Wayne Routledge has said he wants to leave the club
before the transfer window closes as he has fallen out with chairman
Simon Jordan, who said he was disappointed that players listen to
their "idiot" agents on Soccer AM last Saturday.
NEWS ... The FA have agreed in principle to Sven Goran Eriksson's
request for a four week break before the 2006 World Cup finals ...
Friday 28.01.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
have signed Slavia Prague keeper Radek Cerny on an 18 month contrast
as cover for Paul Robinson.
TEAM NEWS : - Simon Davies is in the Spurs squad after a
run out in the reserve team at Norwich in midweek. Fredi Kanoute
and Rohan Ricketts might be considered after injury, while Michael
Brown is back from suspension.
TEAM NEWS : - Darren Moore is in contention, but
midfielder Andy Johnson is still suffering with a knee problem.
Shabaan has slammed Tottenham for signing Radek Cerny and not him.
The former Arsenal keeper told the press that it was all business
(referring to the ENIC connection) and he could accept it if Cerny was
the better keeper. Oooh. Meow !!
NEWS ... Jose Mourinho has been charged with improper conduct by
the FA after remarks he made after the League Cup semi-final first leg
against Man U ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Man
U are trying to buy a nine year old boy Jean Carlos Chena from
Brazil. I would have thought Arsenal would have shown some
Thursday 27.01.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
have signed another player, Teemu Tainio, but the 25 year old
midfielder will not be arriving until July when his contract expires
with Auxerre. The Finnish wide player is happy to have joined
Spurs and previously played for Ajax. A number of clubs were
after Tainio, but Frank Arnesen moved to snap him up for Tottenham.
Sean Davis has done a day's full training for the first time in his
comeback from his knee surgery.
will take part in the Peace Cup in South Korea in July 2005 with
Mamalodi Sundowns (South Africa), Real Sociedad (Spain),
Once Caldas (Colombia), Olympique Lyonnais
Seognam Ilhwa (South Korea) and
Boca Juniors (Brazil) being the other clubs taking part.
a preview of Saturday's FA Cup tie, click here.
about Saturday's yellow fever campaign at WBA, click here.
Spurs keeper Lars Hirschfeld has signed a contract with Leicester City
until the end of the season.
NEWS ... The FA have scrapped thousands of DVDs made to celebrate
the best of English players since with a "Pride of the
Nation" selection which contained not one black player...
MEHSTG's spin story ...
Wednesday 26.01.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
have completed the loan signing of Egyptian forward Ahmed Hossam or
Mido, as he is commonly known. The Roma striker signs on an 18
month loan. The player would like the 99 shirt. That's the one
with the chocolate flake sticking out of it !!
have completed the permanent transfer of Mounir El Hamdaoui from
Rotterdam Excelsior. The striker has signed a three and a half
have signed Slavia Prague's 30 year old keeper Radek Cerny on loan
until 2006 with an option to make the move permanent after that.
Forest have said that they have not received a new offer to buy Andy
Reid from Tottenham, despite press speculation to that effect.
The Sun claimed that Spurs were supposed to be offering £4 million
after switching their attention away from Wayne Routledge of Crystal
Palace. SCBC are supposed to be battling Spurs for the Irish
left winger's services.
County have said they have not received a bid for young central defender Tom
Huddlestone from Spurs.
Daily Mirror claims Spurs want to sign former Arsenal keeper Rami
Shabaan on a free transfer.
Reserves secured a 2-0 win over Norwich Reserves at Carrow Road
tonight. Goals from Simon Davies and Lee Barnard took the points
Davies has been named in the Welsh squad to face Hungary next month.
NEWS ... Chelsea have signed a 10 year £100 million deal with
adidas to supply their kit ... Chelsea beat Man U 2-1 at Old Trafford
to go through to meet Liverpool in the League Cup final ...
Tuesday 25.01.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
are being linked with a move for Real Madrid's England captain David
Beckham in the Daily Express, who claim Real may well accept a
cut-price offer for the player. The midfielder has been the
subject of speculation since new coach Wanderley Luxemburgo took over
at the Bernabeu. Football 365 claim that he has spurned offers
from Chelsea and is waiting for Tottenham to make a bid for his
are also said to have agreed a fee for 21 year old Rotterdam Excelsior forward Mounir
El Hamdaoui. The striker had been on trial with Spurs and the
club were discussing personal terms before completing the
transfer. Having played for Holland's Under-21 side, he will not
need a work permit, but he has now committed his international future
Guardian claim that Spurs have made a £1 million now and £1 million
later bid for Derby County's 18 year old central defender Tom
Huddlestone. The England Under-19 international has attracted a
lot of attention from Premiership clubs, but Spurs seem to be trying
to steal a march by getting in an early bid.
Sports reckon Spurs are giving a trial to 28 year old former Arsenal
keeper Rami Shaaban. He has told reporters that he has been
training with Spurs and would welcome a deal as he still has contacts
and an apartment in London.
Cerny is another player Spurs are keen on. The Slavia Prague
goalkeeper is a player who is expected to be the centre of discussions
when the two ENIC run clubs get together over the next couple of
days. The 31 year old has won three Czech caps and would add
experienced back-up for Paul Robinson, now that Kasey Keller has left
FA Youth Cup Fifth Round meeting with Everton will be staged at White
Hart Lane on Tuesday 15th February with a 19.00 p.m. kick off.
winger Lomano LuaLua has been handed an additional one match ban for
refusing to leave the pitch after being sent off against Blackburn
Rovers. This means he will miss the game at White Hart Lane on
Saturday 5th February.
appears that the transfer of Ben Thatcher from Manchester City to
Fulham will not now take place after discussions between the two clubs
is our sad news to inform you that Spurs-hating pundit Rodney Marsh
has had his Sky Sports contract terminated after an inappropriate joke
about the SE Asian tsunami.
NEWS ... Arsenal's Kolo Toure has been charged with violent
conduct for an elbow in Alan Shearer's back in Sunday's match ...
Liverpool reach the League Cup final with a 1-0 win (2-0 on agg.) at
Watford. It should have been us !! ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Jermaine
Pennant's loan move to Birmingham City is currently on hold after
talks about his current situation crashed.
Monday 24.01.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
are entering into the "Wear something yellow to West Brom"
campaign for the FA Cup Fourth Round match on
Saturday 29th January at the Hawthorns. They are knocking 33%
off the cost of the yellow third shirt bought in club shops or by mail
order (free next day delivery too) especially for the occasion.
Don't forget, if you are going to the game, make your presence known
in the Smethwick end by turning it into a sea of yellow.
appear to be ready to drop out of negotiations with Crystal Palace for
Wayne Routledge. Spurs increased their offer on Saturday to £2
million, but have been told by the Eagles chairman that it is not
enough and that they should significantly increase it if they are
interested in buying the 20 year old winger. Tottenham have put
their price on the player's head and will not be drawn into an auction
Ziegler has had good news from the medical team at White Hart Lane, as
his hamstring is not as bad as first thought, meaning he might only be
out a time in the region of two weeks.
Sun claim that Tottenham and Aston Villa would be interested in Craig
Bellamy should he be shown the door at Newcastle United after his last
spat with manager Graeme Souness.
Dutch media claim that Spurs are looking at Excelsior forward Mounir
El Hamdaoui. The 21 year old has scored eleven goals in fourteen
games so far this season for the Rotterdam side.
Italy it is claimed that Spurs and SCBC are set to offer £3.5 million
for Lazio's Macedonian striker Goran Pandev.
Spurs winger David Ginola has told the press that he turned down the
opportunity to return to Tottenham on the coaching staff, but as David
Pleat's offer last year was only with the youth team and he thought he
should be working with the first team, he did not accept it.
home game against Coventry City on Monday 28th February has been put
back to Wednesday 3rd March with a 7.00 p.m. kick off.
NEWS ... Arsenal have been fined £10,000 for using an
unregistered agent in the deal to sign Quincy from Ajax and have been
given a suspended transfer ban and warned about their future conduct ...
Arsenal winger Jermaine Pennant hit a lamp post in Ashley Cole's car
yesterday morning and was charged with drunk driving. He has now
joined Birmingham City on loan until the end of the season ...
no-spin story ... In the public argument between Graeme
Souness and Craig Bellamy of Newcastle United, the striker told his
side of the story on Sky Sports News saying "After what he said
about me behind my back right in front of my face." !!
Sunday 23.01.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
van Bommel is Martin Jol's target and he wants to sign him before the
end of the month according to the People newspaper.
Sunday Mirror claim that Aston Villa are ready to make a £5 million
bid for Robbie Keane.
the News of the World reckon that Keano will be used as bait plus £10
million to tempt Manchester City to part with winger Shaun
Sunday Express think that if Chelsea sign Brazilian left-sided player
Maxwell, then Spurs and Liverpool will make a move for Wayne Bridge.
target Pius Ikedia has supposedly signed a three-year deal with AZ
Alkmaar, so say the Sunday Mirror. The player is owned by Ajax,
but it appears his previous agent signed a deal with the Dutch club,
although now the Nigerian winger has changed representative and wants
to come to Tottenham to play in the Premier League.
same newspaper runs a story that both Spurs and Bolton Wanderers are
watching West Bromwich Albion keeper Russell Hoult.
Icons Australian winger Ahmad Elrich, previously linked with a move to
Tottenham, is being said to be interested in moving to Crystal Palace
as a replacement for Wayne Routledge.
to some reports, Reto Ziegler has said that he is not homesick in
London and that having his mother with him and living close to Spurs
Lodge allows him to concentrate on his football. However, he
suffered a hamstring pull yesterday in the Crystal Palace match and
could be out for 2-6 weeks.
NEWS ... ...
MEHSTG's spin story ...
Saturday 22.01.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
lost 0-3 at Selhurst Park today to Crystal Palace. For a match
report, click here. Reaction to
are keen to tempt Simon Davies away to Goodison Park, should Spurs
succeed in signing Wayne Routledge from Crystal Palace for £1.5
million. A problem might still be the £5 million Tottenham will
want for the Welsh midfielder.
Under-18s lost 0-1 to Watford at Spurs Lodge this morning.
NEWS ... ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Former
Leeds United chairman Trevor Birch has urged the Elland Road club's
fans to "embrace" the latest replacement Ken Bates.
Let's hope that when they all join hands they can get to join up
Friday 21.01.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
is a major move to "Wear something yellow to West Brom" on
Saturday 29th January for the FA Cup Fourth Round match. The
idea is to make the Tottenham presence obvious by all wearing
something yellow ... and it does not have to be an away shirt, but
anything yellow to make a splash of colour that our players will see
as a mass of supporters.
TEAM NEWS : - Spurs will be without aductor muscle victim Fredi
Kanoute and suspended Michael Brown. Sean Davis, Simon Davies,
Thimothee Atouba and Rohan Ricketts are all still injured or not match
PALACE TEAM NEWS : - Joonas Kolkke is fit again after a rib injury and
Michael Hughes and Danny Granville both return from suspension.
Aki Riihilahti is still out with a calf injury and
have been told to scrap their idea of resurrecting the London Seniors
Cup tournament from 100 years ago for the opening of their centenary
season. The idea was for Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea and Fulham to
take part in a competition at Stamford Bridge at the end of July, but
the threat of crowd trouble has put the West London club off the idea
are expected to offer midfielder Rohan Ricketts an extension to his
contract in the next few weeks.
Spurs defender Ben Thatcher has signed a four and a half year contract
with Fulham after having to leave Manchester City for personal
reasons, as he had his house broken into twice and his family could
not settle there.
Spurs defender Mark Arber has completed a move to Peterborough United
as a free agent.
a preview of tomorrow's game at Crystal Palace, click here.
NEWS ... Micky Adams has been named as the new Coventry City
MEHSTG's spin story ... Arsenal
will wear redcurrant coloured shirts in their last season at Highbury
(2005-2006). These are the same colour as when they first played
at the ground in 1913 and bear the colour of the bad South London
blood they brought with them from Woolwich, which keenly awaits their
return to their spiritual home. Arsenal historians have found
that the white sleeves were not introduced until 1925. If
anybody knows the whereabouts of the white sleeves during the
intervening twelve years, the club would be interested in any
information you could provide.
Thursday 20.01.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
have lodged a £1.5 million bid with Crystal Palace for 20 year old
winger Wayne Routledge. Manager Iain Dowie has said that
"it is not a goer" but if he is in possession of all the
facts and the bid is right for his club, then Palace will sell as he
will lose the player to a tribunal set fee at the end of the
season. Palace believe they have an idea of the price the
tribunal would set and seem to want that much before they will
deal for Roma striker Mido looks likely to be a loan until the end of
the season and having an option to make the deal permanent.
Spurs expressed interest in Mido, they made an enquiry about Chelsea's
on loan striker Carlton Cole, with some reports claiming Tottenham had
a £2 million offer turned down.
Kanoute and Thimothee Atouba will both most likely miss the game at
Crystal Palace on Saturday. Kanoute's hamstring has cleared up,
but he has an aductor muscle injury, while Atouba's knee knock keeps
him out again.
NEWS ... Former Chelsea chairman Ken bates is involved in one of
three consortiums bidding to save Leeds United from the administrators
... Chelsea have struck a shirt deal and it has cost the £24
million. The West London club have bought out their current deal
with Umbro, as they need a supplier with a world-wide reputation ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Chelsea
have struck a shirt deal and it has cost the £24 million. The
West London club have bought out their current deal with Umbro, as
they need a supplier with a world-wide reputation. I am not sure
that Mr. Abramovich has got the hang of this football thing yet.
He can afford it though !!
Wednesday 19.01.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Under-18s beat Liverpool 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out after their FA
Youth Cup Fourth Round tie ended 1-1. They will now entertain
Everton at White Hart Lane in the Fifth Round. Andy Barcham
scored the Tottenham goal.
striker Mido is the subject of transfer talks by Spurs. The Roma
and former Ajax forward is 21 and has been unsettled at not being a
regular part of the Roma side since his summer move there.
Palace claim that there have been no firm bids for young winger Wayne
NEWS ... Manchester United beat Exeter City 2-0 at St. James Park
MEHSTG's spin story ...
Tuesday 18.01.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
are said to be preparing a £1.5 million bid for Crystal Palace winger
Wayne Routledge. Two other Premier League clubs are in for the
nippy wide-man according to the London Evening Standard. One of
them is Birmingham City.
Daily Express has us down as being after Shaun Wright-Phillips with
£17 million being mooted as the price to be paid.
striker Edson Silva Sousa has gone to Heart of Midlothian on trial.
Reserves drew 1-1 at Crystal Palace tonight, with Lee Barnard scoring
the Spurs goal from the penalty spot.
NEWS ... Everton and Middlesbrough have been charged by the FA
with failing to control their players, 21 of whom were involved in a
melee in Sunday's match ... Aston Villa have been found guilty of
making an illegal approach for SCBC's James Beattie before he moved to
Everton ... Rushden and Diamonds manager Ernie Tippett has had his
contract terminated ... Burnley achieve what Spurs couldn't in the
league Cup by knocking Liverpool out of the FA Cup ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Roy
Keane has said that if he had paid to watch Manchester United's FA Cup
Third round tie against Exeter City, he would have asked for his money
back. The prawn sandwiches were not to his liking !!
Monday 17.01.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Pamarot has hit out at Arjen Robben for diving during Saturday's
Premier League match at White Hart Lane. The French full back
said that the Dutchman was a great player, but he was throwing himself
all game and that Smertin won the penalty with the referee being the
only one in the ground who thought it was a penalty.
NEWS ... The FA will not investigate the Wayne Rooney goal
celebration on Saturday at Anfield ...
MEHSTG's spin story ...
Sunday 16.01.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Sunday Mirror claims that Birmingham City have pinpointed Michael
Brown as a replacement for Blackburn Rovers bound Robbie Savage,
although The People newspaper reckon it will be Steve Sidwell of
Reading. Sky Sports claim that Steve Bruce has a replacement
lined up and will announce the move on Monday afternoon.
People claim Spurs have made a £1.5 million bid for Crystal Palace
winger Wayne Routledge.
Villa claim that loan striker Carlton Cole will be staying with them
after rumours about Tottenham's interest started yesterday.
Republic of Ireland hoped to be able to select young Spurs midfielder
Dean Marney, but his ancestral link is through his great-grandfather
and not grandfather, thus rendering him ineligible to represent the
NEWS ... Dunfermline Athletic will rip up their plastic pitch at
the end of the season and seek to find a more natural grass substitute
no-spin story ... Commenting on the mobile phone that flew
from the crowd at Wayne Rooney celebrating his goal at the Kop end,
Merseyside Police have said that had been an incident of something
thrown from the crowd, but they were not sure if it was connected.
Saturday 15.01.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
lost 0-2 to Chelsea at White Hart Lane today. For a match
report, click here. For reaction,
Defoe has said just because he now has the same agent as a former
Spurs player who walked out on the club, it does not mean he will do
the same. He said that talks about a new contract have been
held, but he wants to concentrate on his football at the moment
Kasey Keller has left Tottenham to join Bundesliga side Borussia
Moenchengladbach on a one and a half year contract.
Guardian claim that Tottenham are in talks with Chelsea about buying
striker Carlton Cole.
under-18s drew 1-1 with Birmingham City away this morning, with
Charlie Lee scoring the Tottenham goal.
NEWS ... Trouble flared at the Championship meeting between Leeds
and Cardiff ...
Friday 14.01.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Jol has been named the Barclaycard Premiership Manager of the Month
for December 2004.
Arnesen has confirmed that Spurs opened contract talks with Jermain
Defoe two months ago and they are keen to keep the club's best players.
TEAM NEWS : - Fredi Kanoute might be fit for selection after training
this week following recovery from his hamstring tear.
TEAM NEWS : - Mourinho has an injury doubt over Tiago, but apart
from Carvalho and Parker, he has a huge squad to choose from.
Coach Martin Jol told the London Evening Standard that he had received
enquiries about most of the players in the first team squad except
Jermain Defoe and Ledley King, because he thought they would prove too
expensive for potential purchasers.
midfielder Julian de Guzman has said he will leave Hannover 96 and
says that Deportivo La Coruna and Spurs are interested in signing him.
The 23 year old says he would love to play in the Premiership, making
Spurs favourites should they follow up their interest.
NEWS ... Steven Gerrard was named Player of the Month for
December ... Leeds United might face administration following the
collapse of the Sainsbury take-over bid ...
Thursday 13.01.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Jol has said he is looking at three compatriots for a midfield berth,
with Mark van Bommel (PSV) and Ajax's Wesley Sneijders and Rafael van
der Vaart the prime targets.
FA Cup Fourth Round tie at the Hawthorns will be staged on Saturday
29th January with a 3.00 p.m. kick off.
Davies has been given the go-ahead to resume training after suffering
with a debilitating viral condition for six weeks.
Shevchenko reckons that when Sergei Rebrov came to Tottenham, they
were not a big enough club for him to join and that is why he did not
do well at Spurs. The European Footballer of the Year claimed
that Tottenham were one of the clubs who wanted to buy him from Dynamo
Kiev, but he never considered a move to White Hart Lane.
are among a welter of clubs watching Brescia striker Andrea Caracciolo.
The 23 year old has attracted a lot of interest from Barcelona, Arsenal,
Celtic and SCBC are all keeping tabs on the £6 million rated forward.
NEWS ... Sebastien Sainsbury's take over bid for Leeds United has
collapsed once more ...
MEHSTG's spin story ...
Wednesday 12.01.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
and Nottingham Forest are said to have made £4 million bids for
Nottingham Forest's Andy Reid, but the struggling Championship club
want £4.5 million says the Sun. However, the Mirror reckons
that Spurs will complete the £4.5 million signing of the 22 year old
winger in the next couple of days, having had a bid accepted a few
Daily Mail has the most bizarre story of the day, with Spurs allegedly
ready to re-sign former keeper Ian Walker from Leicester City, with
Kasey Keller leaving for Borussia Moenchengladbach.
striker Danijel Ljuboja is tempting Tottenham to buy him from Paris
St. Germain. The 26 year old forward has been talked about as a
makeweight in a deal with Marseilles, but could be set to leave the
club in a big money move.
Given, Kevin Kilbane and Robbie Keane have been short-listed for the
FAI Player of the Year award.
NEWS ... Chelsea drew 0-0 with Manchester United in the League
Cup semi-final first leg ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Charlton
Athletic have been accused of targeting Gillingham fans in a new
campaign that will include a coach service from the Medway area to the
Valley. The Addicks' 'Target 40,000' campaign might not be well
aimed at Gillingham, who have an average crowd of around 8,000.
no-spin story ... Wigan Athletic might have to play behind
closed doors if they do not resolve a pay dispute with Greater
Manchester Police. They get charged more than surrounding clubs
for policing of their games and this amounts to three times as much as
some of the other clubs in their vicinity.
Tuesday 11.01.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
year old Roma striker Mido claims that both Spurs and SCBC are
interested in taking him from Serie A. The Egyptian forward
claims both clubs are willing to give him an opportunity to play first
team football and his move to AS Roma for £3.9 million from
Marseilles will not prevent him moving again, as it will be a second
transfer within 12 months, but he will be moving to another country,
which is permitted.
the injury round-up on the official site it is reported that Rohan
Ricketts has a medial ligament injury (picked up in training on
Friday) that might keep him out for four weeks, Fredi Kanoute may get
over his hamstring tear by Saturday and Thimothee Atouba will be two
weeks off returning from his knee ligament damage. Sean Davis
and Simon Davies are both looking at the end of January before they
are ready to return.
is reported that Spurs transfer target Crystal Palace winger Wayne
Routledge has turned down the new contract offered to him by the
struggling South London club.
manager Steve McClaren has been warned about his future conduct after
coming onto the White Hart Lane pitch to confront the referee in the
Premier League match against Spurs back in November.
Spurs midfielder Darren Anderton has extended his contract at
NEWS ... Liverpool and Everton have told the North West
Development Agency that they don't want to ground share ... Heart of
Midlothian have said they will not sell Tynecastle and will stay at
their home ground for the foreseeable future ... Liverpool beat
Watford 1-0 in the League Cup semi-final first leg ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Jens
Lehmann had dropped huge hint that he will be leaving Arsenal
Monday 10.01.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
have been drawn away to West Bromwich Albion in the Fourth Round of
the FA Cup.
indicate that Tottenham are planning to double Jermain Defoe's wages
to try and ward off potential predatory clubs who wish to snap up the striker.
City have signed Crewe Alexandra striker Dean Ashton, who was a
reported target for Spurs, for £3 million.
Reserves crashed 0-5 to SCBC reserves at Stevenage Borough tonight.
For a match report, click here.
NEWS ... Gary Megson has been appointed as manager of Nottingham
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Sunday 09.01.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
are reported in the News of the World to be ready to offer Spurs
Mateja Kezman plus £10 million for Jermain Defoe.
and Arsenal are supposedly watching the situation of midfielder Neil
Lennon of Celtic.
have expressed surprise that they have made a bid for central defender
Dean Richards. The club said that Richards' agent contacted them
and they decided not to take it any further.
Spurs defender Mbulelo "OJ" Mabizela is set to rejoin his
former club Orlando Pirates.
City owner David Sullivan, who has been linked with a buy-in at
Tottenham in the last few months, hit out at Blackburn Rovers' tactics
over the interest in Robbie Savage. Sullivan put it down to the
naivety of new manager Mark Hughes and the "bitterness of his
assistant Mark Bowen who left Birmingham on extremely bad terms."
Bowen was formerly a Spurs defender and assistant coach with Hughes
for the Welsh national side. Is Sullivan a man we would want in
charge at our club ??
NEWS ... ...
Saturday 08.01.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
beat Brighton and Hove Albion 2-1 in the FA Cup Third Round at White
Hart Lane this afternoon. Click here
for a match report. Match reaction to follow.
NEWS ... ...
no-spin story ... Sir Alex Ferguson appears to have finally
lost it. After admitting that the ball was over the goal-line
from Pedro Mendes' shot on Tuesday, the Man U manager said today that
he apologised for the side's worst FA Cup performance in his 18 years
at the club in their 0-0 draw at home to Exeter City.
Friday 07.01.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Sports website reports that Fredi Kanoute is interesting Barcelona,
although they have not contacted Tottenham yet about the Mail striker.
The Spanish side are said to be keen on the forward, who is rated at
£6 million, but might seek to take him on loan first.
Daily Mirror reckons that Spurs are once more tracking Nottingham
Forest's Irish winger Andy Reid at £3 million (£2 million if you
read the Daily Express; £4 million in the Daily Mail), but Forest
manager Mick Harford said that his club had not been contacted by
may rekindle their interest in Chelsea midfielder Scott Parker after
another signing at Chelsea pushed him back down the line. Aston
Villa and Everton have also been alerted to the situation should the
England man decide to move on.
central defender Dean Richards has said in the Daily Mail that he was
offered the opportunity to talk to SCBC about a return to the New
Dell, but declined the offer as the move was not the right on for him.
He has also heard that Celtic are interested in his services, but also
doubts that the move will suit him as it is his wish to stay in the
TEAM NEWS : - Thimothee Atouba misses the FA Cup tie with
Brighton with his foot injury and Fredi Kanoute has a hamstring injury
that rules him out too. Michael Carrick picked up a calf problem
at Old Trafford and Michael Brown is doubtful as he still carries his
groin strain. Jermain Defoe may be back in the Tottenham squad,
where he will join Stephen Kelly who has completed his come back from
a knee ligament strain.
TEAM NEWS : - There are no new injury concerns for manager Mark McGhee
and he has been given permission by Millwall to play Mark McCammon in
Spurs midfielder Darren Caskey looks set to sing for non-league Bath
City after being released by Peterborough United.
NEWS ... ...
Thursday 06.01.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
are being linked with a move for Rennes' 21 year old defensive
midfielder Etienne Didot, who is out of contract in the summer.
Atletico Madrid will also monitor his situation.
Jol has told Soccernet that the bid the club made for Dean Ashton was
five months ago when Jacques Santini arrived. However, he did
say that Spurs were watching two or three players in the Championship,
including a very good player Jol watched himself last week.
Sun think that Spurs will sign Chelsea defender Glen Johnson and that
Noe Pamarot will join SCBC. However, the Chelsea defender's
agent has denied that Spurs have made an approach for his
client. Jol confirmed that SCBC had made an enquiry about the
French full-back, but as yet nothing had come of it.
same paper claim that former Spurs Director of Football David Pleat is
on the shortlist for the Nottingham Forest manager's job.
Jol has said that Roy Carroll would be stupid to admit that the ball
went over the line in Tuesday's game at Old Trafford. The Spurs
Head Coach told the media that he did not know what was in the
goalkeeper's mind, he imagines that he was trying to keep the ball out
of the goal.
reserve keeper Rob Burch has gone on loan to Stevenage Borough until
the end of March.
Jol has said on the official Spurs site that Jermain Defoe is
recovering from his knee swelling and may be available for the FA Cup
tie against Brighton on Saturday.
fans are being urged to all wear their yellow away shirts to the game
on Saturday to show their support for the team, with the strip being
reduced to half price for the game. For a preview of our FA Cup
tie on Saturday, click here.
reserve midfielder Mark Hughes has had an offer from Oldham Athletic
and the club are waiting to see how the Northern Ireland Under-21
international views the deal.
Spurs striker Les Ferdinand had joined Reading until the end of the
Spurs reserve midfielder David Lee has gone on trial at Kidderminster
NEWS ... Peter Reid has been sacked as Coventry City manager ...
Clinton Morrison is on a FA charge for pushing over Bolton's Nicky
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Wednesday 05.01.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
are being linked with £6 million rated Lazio striker Goran Pandev.
The Macedonian forward is also wanted by Barcelona and Liverpool.
Pamarot has said that he has no interest in joining SCBC, even though
rumours continue to circulate about him moving to the New Dell.
Hoddle wants to sign Dean Richards as his first purchase at
Davenport limped off injured in the second half of his SCBC debut
against Fulham tonight.
target, Feyenoord striker Thomas Buffell, has signed for Glasgow
NEWS ... There is only one big news story today ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... The
FA have said that there is a case for TV evidence in controversial
decisions in football matches. Mr. Venables was unavailable for
Tuesday 04.01.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
drew 0-0 with Manchester United at Old Trafford tonight. For a match
report click here and for reaction
have released Jamie Redknapp to join SCBC. The struggling
Premiership club have taken over the last six months of Redknapp's
contract with a view to extending it should they survive the
drop. Club captain Jamie was offered the opportunity to stay on
as a coach, but he said that he felt he still had some football in him
and wanted to play for his father once he heard of SCBC's offer.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy said of Redknapp,
"Jamie has been an outstanding ambassador for our club. He
proved to be an excellent club captain with his positive attitude and
fostering of team spirit. We would like to thank Jamie and wish
him well at Southampton."
Redknapp leaving the club, Ledley King has been appointed club captain.
Monday 03.01.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Davenport is waiting to receive clearance from the Premier League
tomorrow to go on loan to SCBC until the end of the season.
TEAM NEWS : - Spurs have injury doubts over Michael Brown
(groin), Jermain Defoe (knee) and Fredi Kanoute (hamstring).
Dean Marney keeps his place in the squad and travels North with Phil
Ifil and Mark Yeates, who link up with the squad.
NEWS ... Jamie Carragher has lashed out at the decisions made by
ref Mike Riley in Liverpool's game against Chelsea at the weekend and
may well receive a call from the FA with a disrepute charge ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Arsene
Wenger thinks Spanish coach Luis Aragones should be punished after his
most recent offensive comments about his players. While we agree
with the Arsenal manager, it is nice to see his eyesight is good
enough to read the comments, but still does not extend to things that
happen on the pitch.
Sunday 02.01.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
that time of year and the transfer rumour mill hits top speed.
Defoe is said to have sacked his agents and this means he will be
joining Chelsea or Barcelona or so say the News of the World.
That is surely the only sensible conclusion that can be drawn from
that piece of news !!
story is a bit odd if you believe what is written in the Mail on
Sunday, who claim Spurs have offered to quadruple Defoe's wages to
keep him at the club.
same paper reports that Spurs are to make bids for Anderlecht's
Swedish midfielder Christian Wilhelmsson and the Fulham winger,
Frenchman Steed Malbranque.
Davenport is a supposed target for SCBC according to the Sunday
People, but I can't see a) why he would want to go there and b) that
Spurs would sell him. If you believe all the paper, then Hangdog
'arry will be signing most of the Premiership players who are (or are
Sunday Express claim that David Pleat may soon be back in management
at West Ham United.
Spurs striker Les Ferdinand has triggered a clause in his contract and
will leave Bolton Wanderers to look for a club in the South of England
because he was not offered a contract extension.
Spurs midfielder Paul Gascoigne is in hospital with suspected
a preview of the Manchester United match, click here.
NEWS ... James Beattie has agreed terms with Everton after
turning down the chance to join Aston Villa ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Norwich
City goalkeeper Robert Green has offered to sacrifice himself and be
sold if it means it will help him stay in the Premiership. Oh,
sorry, that should have read "help them stay in the
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beat Everton 5-2 at White Hart Lane this afternoon. For a match
report, click here. Match
reaction to follow.
NEWS ... ...
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