Monday 28.02.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Head Coach Martin Jol is still being heavily linked with the manager's
job at Ajax. However, Edwin van der Sar reckons Jol will stay
with Tottenham as the English Premier League is a superior competition
to the Dutch Eredivise. The BBC website claims that Johann
Cruyff is a big admirer of the way Jol has turned Tottenham around in
a short time and Ajax have asked the former Dutch midfielder to help
recruit a new boss. Some reports claim that Spurs will have to
double Jol's wages to £2 million per annum to get him to stay at
White Hart Lane.
Daily Express claim that Ajax only want Jol to take over at the end of
striker Michael Malcolm is being given a trial for Wycombe Wanderers
Reserves against Luton Town reserves.
NEWS ... David Prutton has been charged with two counts of
improper behaviour after pushing the referee in Saturday's draw with
Sunday 27.02.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Jol's interest in Anderlecht's Swedish winger Christian Wilhelmsson is
to be pursued in the summer according to the News of the World.
The initial enquiry in the January transfer window was rebuffed, but
the paper believes that Jol might be back with another bid to add the
wide-man to the Spurs squad in the close season.
Sunday People claim that the clubs negotiations with Jermain Defoe
about a new contract are not going well and that this is alerting
Chelsea to the situation.
Carrick has told the News of the World that he is determined to take
Spurs all the way to Cardiff in the FA Cup Final to wipe out his
miserable memory of the First Division play-off he had with West Ham
United there last season, when they lost to Crystal Palace.
NEWS ... Nuremburg played their reserve side last week with a
ball that contained a transmitter in it and sensors behind the goal to
indicate when the ball had crossed the goal-line. The system
will be trialed in the World Under-17s Championships in Peru later
this year ... The moving forward 10 yards of free-kicks for dissent
will be dumped because of the reluctance of it to be imposed outside
England ... Chelsea beat Liverpool 3-2 after extra time with the 90
minute score 1-1. Jose Mourinho was sent away from the bench for
winding up the Liverpool supporters ...
no-spin story ... like something out of an episode of Sky
TV's Dream Team, the Sunday Mirror run an expose about Leeds United
today that involves one of the directors demanding backhanders of £1
million from prospective buyers, the drugging of Michael Duberry to
get his £24,000 a week wages off the club's salary bill and the
breaking of Gary Kelly's legs by hit-men outside a pub to further
reduce the outgoings. Added to this, manager Peter Reid was to
have his meal laced with Ecstasy. The claims have been denied as
"outrageous", but more might come to light, as the dossier
has been passed to the Fraud Office.
Saturday 26.02.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
beat Fulham 2-0 at White Hart Lane this afternoon. For a match
report, click here. Reaction to
are said to want Martin Jol to be their new manager to replace Ronald
Koeman, who was sacked after the Dutch side crashed out of the UEFA
Cup. However, the Spurs head coach has dismissed the story,
saying he is now linked to any big job that come sup in Holland.
Under-18s beat Reading 3-0 in a friendly with the goals coming from
Jamie O'Hara, Jamie Davis and Charlie Daniels.
NEWS ... Premiership referee Mike Dean has been suspended indefinitely
for his involvement in a betting website to do with horse-racing ...
MEHSTG's spin story ...
Friday 25.02.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
match with Newcastle United on Saturday 9th April has been moved to
Sunday 10th April to be covered by Sky TV.
Livingston and Celtic keeper Javier Sanchez Broto has said that
Tottenham will sign him in the summer. The 33 year old Getafe
goalie is currently out for two months after knee surgery, but is sure
Spurs will take him to White Hart lane on a free transfer in
July when his contract expires. He said they have watched him
three times and he is keen to come to England because of the
atmosphere in the grounds, which is far better than in Spain.
Daily Express regurgitate the Paul Robinson to Manchester United story
with a view that Alex Ferguson will step up his interest in the summer.
Maybe we will need that extra keeper then !!
TEAM NEWS : - Pedro Mendes is ready for selection after some injury
problems, but Sean Davis is not going to be risked in this match, with
another reserve outing planned next week. Andy Reid is available
after being cup-tied lastw eek and Thimothee Atouba and Anthony
Gardner can expect to face late fitness tests on their knee injuries.
TEAM NEWS : - Steed Malbranque played for the reserves in midweek, but
he will not be rushed back into first team action and with Mark
Pembridge also out injured, the midfield might have a new look about
it. Luckily for Chris Coleman, Claus Jensen is fit again, but
defender Ian Pearce is out with a back problem.
Spurs reserve midfielder David Lee has moved from Stevenage Borough to
NEWS ... Valencia coach Claudio Ranieri and Ajax coach Ronald
Koeman were both sacked today after their clubs were knocked out of
the UEFA Cup last night ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Leeds
are reported to be ready to move out fifteen players in the summer to
cut costs. Just when they had a squad, it looks like they might
have to start all over again ... or perhaps Ken Bates will be able to
bring in some top quality players ???
Thursday 24.02.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Jol has said that Andy Reid is not overweight after the Irish winger
had been slammed by his former manager at Forest Gary Megson.
Jol said that after running tests on Reid, he proved to be one of the
fittest players at the club and now that he has been sold by Megson,
he has nothing to worry about concerning the player
are supposed to be ready to sell striker Jose Reyes to raise money to
buy Ledley King from Spurs.
TEAM NEWS : - Thimothee Atouba might miss Saturday's match with Fulham
with a knee ligament strain, but Anthony Gardner is likely to be ready
for selection after overcoming a knee knock. Sean Davis is not
match fit for a return against his former club and Michael Dawson had
been diagnosed as having a small fracture in his shin.
NEWS ... Manager Brian Talbot has parted company with Oldham
Athletic by mutual consent ... Denis Wise has been charged by the FA
with improper conduct after the brawl in Millwall's game at Cardiff on
Tuesday ... Chelsea will complain to UEFA after a tunnel bust-up in
last night's loss at Barcelona ... Jose Reyes picked up a three match
ban from the FA for his hand in the face of Andy Liddle in the FA Cup
tie with Sheffield last weekend ... Newcastle beat Heerenveen 2-1 and
4-2 on aggregate, while Middlesbrough won 2-1 (4-3 agg) against Graz
MEHSTG's spin story ... Former
Gunner Frank McLintock says Arsenal defended "like a pub
team" against Bayern Munich on Tuesday. Didn't know Tony
Adams was still playing for them !!
no-spin story ... one of Graz AK's substitutes was
Sick. Another was Six.
Wednesday 23.02.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Jol is pleased with the position Spurs find themselves in at the
moment, but believes that if they can get some good results, they may
be able to push up the Premier League further.
Spurs keeper Chris Day has joined Preston North End on loan from
Queens Park Rangers.
Spurs youth player Mario Noto has joined Canvey Island.
NEWS ... Blackburn Rovers have admitted a charge of failing to
control their players in their recent Premiership match against
Chelsea ... Dennis Bergkamp's appeal against his sending off in
Saturday's FA Cup tie against Sheffield United has been turned down by
the FA and he will be banned for the next three matches ... Chelsea
had Drogba sent off in their 1-2 defeat at Barcelona and Manchester
United lost 0-1 to AC Milan in the Champions League tonight ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Newcastle
United are keen to sign Michael Owen and persuade Alan Shearer to keep
playing to spark a Tyne revival. Don't forget Freddie Shepherd's
track record ... it's about 15 minutes for the 400m.
Tuesday 22.02.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Davis came through 90 minutes of last night's reserve match and then
said he is in no hurry to come back to first team action. The
former Fulham midfielder said he needs match fitness and the run out
at Charlton last night was better than the training ground friendly
against Wycombe, but he might still need more matches before he is
ready to step up to the Premier League.
Forest manager Gary Megson says that the £5 million midfielder Andy
Reid he sold to Spurs is overweight. And he's ugly. And
he's got bad breath. And he smells. And there's not sour
grapes then. In fact, what he said was "When he gets
himself fit, he will be a massive player." !!
NEWS ... Rushden & Diamonds keeper Billy Turley has been
banned for six months after being found guilty of testing positive for
cocaine... Chelsea have withdrawn their appeal against the red card
picked up by Carlo Cudicini in Sunday's FA Cup Fifth Round tie at
Newcastle ... Arsenal lose 1-3 to Bayern Munich and Liverpool beat
Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 in the Champions League...
MEHSTG's spin story ...
Monday 21.02.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
or Nottingham Forest have been drawn away at Newcastle United in the
Sixth Round of the FA Cup.
Fifth Round replay at the City Ground will be shown live on Sky TV on
Wednesday 2nd March.
Santini has been raving about his time at Spurs in French newspaper
Journal di Dimanche. "They promised me a big apartment on
the beach and I found myself 200m from the sea with a view of my
neighbours," he told the reporter (!!) and claimed that he found
out on the day of the team photo that Stephen Carr was being sold to
Newcastle. The former Spurs Head Coach said he wished he had
waited until after the European Championships last year to sign for
Tottenham, as it spoiled his relationship with the French players, who
under-performed in the tournament.
have extended Johnnie Jackson's loan at Vicarage Road by another month
reserves lost 1-2 at Charlton athletic tonight. The Spurs goal
was a penalty scored by Lee Barnard.
NEWS ... Jose Reyes has been charged with violent conduct after
pushing Andy Liddle in the FA Cup tie with Sheffield United at the
weekend ... but Arsenal have lodged an appeal over the sending off of
Dennis Bergkamp ... Chelsea will also appeal about the sending off of
Carlo Cudicini in their FA Cup loss at Newcastle yesterday ...
MEHSTG's spin story ...
Sunday 20.02.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
drew 1-1 with Nottingham Forest at White Hart Lane in the FA Cup Fifth
Round tie. For a match report, click here.
Reaction will follow tomorrow.
Fifth Round FA Cup replay will take place at the City Ground
Nottingham on Wednesday 2nd March, with a 19.45 p.m. kick off.
is a rumour in the Daily Star that Manchester United are planning a
bid for Spurs keeper Paul Robinson in the summer, but Tottenham have
put a £12 million price on his head.
O'Neill appears to be seriously targeting Robbie Keane for a move to
Celtic in the summer. He is willing to pay £6 million, but in
some quarters, a price of £11 million is said to have been put on his
head by Spurs.
NEWS ... Chelsea were knocked out of the FA Cup 1-0 at Newcastle
to end their hopes of a quadruple ... Burnley fans invaded the pitch
in their match against Blackburn Rovers today; one confronting Robbie
MEHSTG's spin story ...
Saturday 19.02.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Jol has been letting Chris Hughton explain what the FA Cup means to
Spurs in his pre-match team-talks. However, Jol said he would
not let the past rule the thinking of the players and he wants them to
go out and treat the game as they would a big match.
Mido has been the subject of comment by Jol too. The Spurs coach
urged the fans to give him time to settle in despite his mercurial
start against Portsmouth. Martin Jol told reporters that is Mido
can do the business for Spurs over the 18 month loan spell, then he
will have been a success for Spurs. The Egyptian forward is
already impressing him by coming in on his day off and wanting to do
extra work to get fit and to play.
Under-18s drew 2-2 at Aston Villa this afternoon. Jamie Davis
and Charlie Lee scored the goals.
NEWS ... Charlton were knocked out of the FA Cup by Leicester
today and Brentford earned a draw at SCBC, as did Sheffield United at
Highbury... Roy Carroll was hit by a coin at Goodison Park in United's
match with Everton and a mobile phone just missed him too ...
no-spin story ... Arsene Wenger has said he will appeal
against Dennis Bergkamp's sending off in today's FA Cup draw with
Sheffield United. Did we expect him to accept a referee's
Friday 18.02.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
TEAM NEWS : - Mido has overcome a hip knock to be ready for
Sunday's game, but Anthony Gardner's knee injury will rule him out.
Sean Davis still needs match fitness and will be two weeks away from
selection and Michael Dawson and Andy Reid are both cup-tied having
played for our opponents in the earlier rounds.
FOREST TEAM NEWS : - Former West Ham and Wimbledon midfielder
Adam Nowland is out with a hamstring injury, while keeper Paul Gerrard
is suspended. Shaun Derry had been on loan from Crystal Palace,
but the midfielder has been transferred by the South London club to
Leeds United and therefore will not be available, nor will cup-tied
striker David Friio. Andy Melville on loan from West ham and
recent signing John Curtis from Portsmouth will be available.
Spurs reserve midfielder Diego Bortolozzo has joined Belgian Third
Division club Franc Borains.
NEWS ... ...
no-spin story ... Arsene Wenger has said that it is all the
fault of the grassroots game in this country for the last 10-15 years
that he cannot put out a British player in his squad these days.
Yes, those foreign player don't come from the grassroots, they grow on
no- spin story 2 ... Emmanuel Panther is set to jump at the
chance to join Brechin City from Partick Thistle.
Thursday 17.02.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
have been named as the fourteenth richest club in Europe in the
2003-04 Deloitte Touche Football Rich List. They are the highest
placed club who are not playing in a European competition and have
moved up one place since the previous year's list. Manchester
United top the list for the eighth year running and Spurs are now also
behind Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Newcastle United.
Daily Star claim that Wolverhampton Wanderers have given up on their
attempt to sign defender Dean Richards until the end of the season.
will play their FA Youth Cup Sixth Round tie at Watford's Vicarage
Road ground on Thursday 17th March with a 7.00 p.m. kick off.
article about Jermain Defoe at the London Evening Standard site http://www.thisislondon.com/sport/football/articles/16677840.
trialist Ronny Johnsen has joined Norwegian club Valerenga on a one
year contract, a week after he said he was retiring.
For a preview of
Sunday's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest, click here.
NEWS ... Middlesbrough draw 2-2 with AK Graz in Austria and
Newcastle United beat Heerenveen in Holland in the UEFA Cup ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Roy
Keane has said that there should be "anti-diving" wrist
bands to show contempt for the practice. What there should
be is anti-diving bans handed out by the FA !!
Wednesday 16.02.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Davis played an hour in a training ground friendly match against
Wycombe Wanderers that ended 0-0. The midfielder was having his
first run-out since recovering from knee surgery and hopes to play
against Charlton Athletic reserves on Monday.
Celtic fail to sign Craig Bellamy in the summer, they might turn to
Robbie Keane as their main transfer target.
Youth will be away to Watford in the quarter finals of the FA Youth
NEWS ... Bolton's Ben Haim has been cleared of improper conduct
for his part in the Wayne Rooney incident when the Trotters met United
on Boxing Day ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... SCBC
chairman Rupert "The Bear" Lowe is confident that his club
will avoid relegation. He said they have the players and the
manager to stay up. Has he not seen Harry Redknapp's record with
teams at the bottom of the league ??
Tuesday 15.02.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Daily Mirror claims that Spurs offered Robbie Keane to Everton and
Manchester City in the January transfer window and speculate that he
might leave White Hart Lane in the summer.
Youth team won 2-1 against Everton in the FA Youth Cup Fifth Round at
White Hart Lane tonight with goals from Leigh Mills and Jamie O'Hara.
side Rosenborg have given a trial to former Spurs defender Mbulelo
Mabizela. OJ had previously been in Sweden with Djurgardens but
hopes to get a chance to play for a permanent deal with Rosenborg.
midfielder Mark Hughes' loan deal with Oldham Athletic has been made a
permanent free transfer.
NEWS ... John Terry won the Premiership Player of the month award
and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho
the Manager of the month award ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Paul
Terry has told Jose Mourinho that Chelsea do not need Ashley Cole, but
that will probably not stop Abramovich buying him anyway ... just to
wind up M. Wenger.
Monday 14.02.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Spurs website has announced the sad news of the death of former Spurs
captain of the 1950s Ron Burgess. The Welsh international was
converted from a forward to half-back, where he lead Tottenham to the
Second Division title and then the First Division Championship in
successive seasons at the start of the 1950s. Ron played from
1938 to 1954 for Tottenham and was 87 when he passed away. Our
thoughts are with his family and friends.
Jol has said that the club will sit down with Ledley King and Jermain
Defoe in the next few weeks to discuss contract extensions. The
Daily Mirror claims that the talks with the Spurs captain are designed
to ward off interest from Arsenal and Chelsea.
Sir Alan Sugar has been quoted in the press as saying that footballers
are the total scum of the earth and they are self-interested,
dishonest and disloyal. He is said to have propounded the theory
that they would all be in prison if they were not playing football.
might be linked with a move for England midfielder Owen Hargreaves
once more. The Bayern Munich man has said that he is contracted
to the Bundesliga side for four more years, but might review his
situation again in the summer when Spurs are rumoured to be reigniting
their interest in the right sided player.
NEWS ... ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Arsenal
fielded an all-foreign side and had five non-English subs in their
game against Crystal Palace tonight. Arsene Wenger said he does
not look at his players passports before picking them, although they
must not include the whiff of a royal seal on them.
Sunday 13.02.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Jol is watching the Ivory Coast and Auxerre striker Bonaventure Kalou,
having enquired about him in the January transfer window and the Spurs
Head Coach might return for him in the summer. The player spent
five seasons at Feyenoord and Jol will be familiar with his work.
Bruce has targeted midfielder Michael Brown as the replacement for
Robbie Savage at Birmingham City. He hopes that the signing of
Tom Huddlestone will prompt Spurs to release Brown for £2.5 million.
Jol has told TeamTalk that the club are in no rush to negotiate new
terms for Jermain Defoe's contract. The Dutchman said the Spurs
striker is happy at the club and that with four years to run on his
current deal, they were not in a hurry to change things, but recognise
that he is worth making "happier" and although the article
hinted that Chelsea might try and prise him away in the summer, Jol
stated that Jermain had made it clear that it is not merely the money
that he is concerned about at the moment.
Sunday People newspaper runs a story claiming that Paul Robinson is to
be the subject of a £6 million bid my Manchester United in the summer.
Talbot hopes to make the transfer of Spurs reserve midfielder Mark
Hughes to Oldham Athletic permanent later this week.
NEWS ... ...
Saturday 12.02.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
beat West Bromwich Albion in the Fourth Round FA Cup replay tonight at
White Hart Lane. Due to the timing of the game for coverage on
BBC TV and the poor organisation to clear traffic form the area, the
match report and reaction will appear tomorrow. For a match
report, click here.
will now be at home to Nottingham Forest in the Fifth Round of the FA
Cup on Sunday 20th February with the kick off at 3.00 p.m.
NEWS ... ...
Friday 11.02.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
TEAM NEWS : - Mido is out of the FA Cup replay with West
Bromwich Albion because he was not signed when the first game took
place and therefore, under FA rules, cannot feature in the
replay. Sean Davis and Reto Ziegler both miss the game too.
Noe Pamarot (chest infection), Ledley King (groin), Frederic Kanoute
(groin), Pedro Mendes (cheekbone) and Noureddine Naybet (groin)
will all have late fitness tests to see if they are able to play.
will hold a press conference on Sunday when it is believed that he
will apologise to the Egyptian people and management for missing
training when a Roma player, leading to his ban from international
football. The striker hopes that now that Marco Tardelli has
been removed from the manager's post, his apology will see him
restored to the national side.
transfer story of the day ... the Daily Mirror claims Spurs are
amongst the teams tracking Arsenal's Ashley Cole.
Booth, who was looking to get in touch with Gary Baker and Soldier ...
can you get in touch with MEHSTG please.
NEWS ... Malcolm Glazier stepped closer to his takeover of
Manchester United today when the club said they allowed him to inspect
the books, but said they would not be able to recommend the offer as
it might not be in the best interests of the buisness ...
Thursday 10.02.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Daily Mirror have claimed that Spurs will loan Tom Huddlestone back to
Derby County for the whole of the 2005-06 season, as long as the Rams
do not achieve promotion to the Premier League.
TEAM NEWS : - Ledley King is a doubt for Saturday's FA Cup replay
against West Bromwich Albion with a groin problem.
Martin Jol and Alan Pardew have said that there is no intention for
Michael Dawson to go on loan to West Ham United. Jol said on BBC
Radio London that the player is still three or four weeks away from
full fitness and therefore, there is no way he would leave the club at
are said to have made clear their interest in 24 year old Canadian and
Hannover 96 midfielder Julian Guzman.
Richards' ear infection has recurred and will keep him out of action
and with his contract up in the summer, Martin Jol would not be draw
on whether the club would discuss an extension.
a preview of Saturday's FA Cup Fourth Round replay against West
Bromwich Albion, click here.
NEWS ... The FA have said that is unlikely that the Home
Internationals will be revived ... BBC intend to launch it's own
Sports Channel to rival Sky Sports ...
MEHSTG's spin story ...
Wednesday 09.02.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Robinson played the whole of the England match with Holland that ended
in a 0-0 draw. Jermain Defoe was an unused substitute.
Davies had a 90 minute run out in Wales' 2-0 friendly win over
Keane played 83 minutes of the Republic of Ireland's 1-0 win over
Portugal and Andy Reid played the whole game.
Edman was in the Sweden side that drew 1-1 in France tonight.
Atouba featured in Cameroon's 1-0 win against Senegal.
Kanoute was in the Mali side that drew 2-2 against Guinea.
Naybet played for Moroccan in their 5-1 win over Kenya in a World
Cup qualifying match to go top of their group.
is a good interview with Spurs striker Jermain Defoe on the Football
365 website at http://www.football365.com/teams/tottenham_hotspur/story_142992.shtml
NEWS ... ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Arsenal
keeper Jens Lehmann has told the press that he came close to walking
out after being dropped for Manuel Almunia. Well, that will be
like when he walked out to face any oncoming forward !!
MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Newcastle
United will be staying in the Dubai Police Academy while they are in
the Gulf on a training camp. Do you think Souness does a good
Tackleberry impression ??
Tuesday 08.02.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Alan Pardew denying that he was trying to take Spurs defender Michael
Dawson on loan yesterday, the Daily Mirror claims that the ex-Forest
man turned down the move as he wants to compete for a place in the
Tottenham first team.
is also reported in the media that Tottenham will consider signing
Real Madrid's Portuguese midfielder Luis Figo.
from the club indicates that Sean Davis, Noe Pamarot, Pedro Mendes,
Reto Ziegler and Anthony Gardner should be fit for selection by
Saturday, but Ledley King and Mido might miss out with groin problems.
Marney made his England Under-21 debut against Holland in the 1-2
defeat at Pride Park tonight as a second half substitute, while summer
arrival Tom Huddlestone played the whole match. Huddlestone was
given the Man of the Match award, while Marney got booked within a
minute of entering the play.
Yeates and Stephen Kelly were both in the Republic of Ireland Under-21
side that lost 0-2 in Portugal tonight. Both were substituted in
the second half.
NEWS ... Birmingham City will not have to replay their win over
SCBC because the signing of Walter Pandiani was all above board
according to the FA ... Man U have refuted reports that they are
trying to tempt young players as young a seven years old from abroad
Monday 07.02.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
King has been told by the England medical team that he will not be
able to take part in the friendly international versus Holland on
Wednesday due to his groin strain.
Dawson's shin injury has ruled hi out of the England Under-21 match
against Holland tomorrow.
Under-21 manager Peter Taylor reckons Spurs have picked up a real
bargain in Tom Huddlestone for £2.5 million.
Reid was the runaway winner of the FAI Young Player of the Year award
and was presented with the trophy at last night's ceremony.
goal hero from Saturday Mido has said "I'm happy with the
decision I took to play for Tottenham which my heart chose. My
team-mates have helped me a lot since I came to London. I
practiced very well last week under coach Martin Jol and I thank God
for the two goals. I am glad to be part of this great team which
is considered one of England's ancient clubs," said the Egyptian
striker on the Sky Sports website.
Reserves beat Leicester City Reserves 2-1 at Stevenage Borough FC
tonight. Click here for a match
John Alexander is currently in Mauritius and has arranged a two match
end-of-season tour in May, including a game against the Mauritius
national team and an invitational team.
NEWS ... ...
Sunday 06.02.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
are said to be considering a move to share Wembley stadium when it is
completed. The club are also investigating the possibility of
moving to the Olympic Stadium at Stratford when built, as they feel
that they may not be able to extend the White Hart Lane ground in it's
current location, a story reports in the Sunday Mirror.
Defoe has told the News of the World that he is happy to keep playing
and scoring goals for Tottenham, as he believes he can realise his
ambition at the club. The England striker told the paper that he
is not focusing on money and that his dreams of playing for England
and in Europe will be possible with the club, as they have the players
to reach a placing that will take them into Europe.
Sunday Star carry an item claiming that West Ham want to take new
signing Michael Dawson on loan until the end of the season. It
is a move that the People claim will happen for definite.
Sky Sports, in a post-match interview, Mido claimed that the decision
he made to come to Tottenham was not an easy one, as Roma did not want
to let him go and that he had other offers. However, he praised
the fans for his reaction and hoped he would be able to continue to do
well for Spurs.
Match of the Day, in a post-match interview, Mido claimed that he came
to Tottenham because of the honest approach of Martin Jol and Frank
Arnesen, which is something he did not receive at Roma. I wonder
if that will have burned his boats with the Italian club.
Reserves are at home to Leicester City Reserves at Stevenage Borough
FC with a 7.00 p.m. kick off tomorrow night.
NEWS ... Walter Pandiani's move to Birmingham City has come under
some scrutiny in the papers, as the paperwork was not received at the
FA's headquarters until 12.30 a.m., but this was because Spurs were
signing Michael Dawson at 11.58 p.m. and then the fax machine got
jammed !!! ...
no-spin story ... It appears that it is unlikely that Arsenal
will report their Chelsea and other teams about illegal approaches to
players for fear of being accused of tap-ups themselves.
Saturday 05.02.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
beat Portsmouth at home this afternoon 3-1. For a match report,
click here. Reaction to follow.
England squad for the friendly with Holland next week contains three
Spurs players - Paul Robinson, Ledley King and Jermain Defoe.
NEWS ... the FA are to investigate allegations that Chelsea have
tapped up Ashley Cole ...
Friday 04.02.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Jol has said today that he is pleased that Spurs did not lose Noe
Pamarot and Simon Davies in the January transfer window. He
regards both of them as important players for the team and although
they had a good offer for Pamarot from SCBC, the defender decided to
stay at White Hart Lane.
Gardner's broken nose came in a collision with Stephen Kelly in the
game at the Reebok Stadium on Tuesday.
TEAM NEWS : - Paul Robinson is doubtful after having X-rays on a knee
injury picked up in the Bolton game in midweek. Anthony Gardner
(broken nose) and Fredi Kanoute (suspended) are definitely out, as are
Reto Ziegler (hamstring), Pedro Mendes (groin), Noureddine Naybet
(groin), Sean Davis (back) and Michael Dawson (shin). Mido might
miss out with a groin problem.
TEAM NEWS : - Andy Griffin and Diomansy Camara return to the side
after injury and suspension, but Lua Lua misses out as he is still
serving a ban. Stone might be ruled out with a hamstring problem
and that could leave the way open for Giannis Skopelitis to make his
debut and Chalkias will continue in goal.
have been ordered to pay Erik Edman €180,000 as part fo the deal
that took him to Tottenham. His former club had argued against
the €307,905 the Swedish left back had claimed as part of his
agreement to join Spurs
have said that they want to introduce a rule in Europe to make squads
for European competition limited to 25 players and by 2006, six of
these must be homegrown, between the ages of 15 and 21. This
will rise to seven in 2007 and by 2008 it will be eight, with four (of
any nationality) coming through the club's academy and four trained in
the same country for three years or more.
NEWS ... Chelsea and Blackburn Rovers have been charged by the FA
with failing to control their players in the league match in midweek ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... The
FA are thinking of moving the FA Cup final to a midweek date to
accommodate Sven Goran Eriksson break before the 2006 World Cup
Finals. Let's hope that England reach the World Cup final and
that it is at 11.55 p.m. on the day after the semi-final.
Thursday 03.02.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
are said to have been in touch with Valencia about Italian striker
Bernado Corradi and the La Liga club have indicated that Tottenham
might be back in for him in the summer, when he is likely to quit the
club where he has struggled to settle in.
Reid has taken a side-swipe at SCBC in a comment about his joy at
joining Spurs. The Irish winger said "It's a
footballing club and it would be pointless my going to a club that
just boot it long, there would be no point in it whatsoever. New
defender Michael Dawson has said he will face a fight to win a
place in the Tottenham team. "I'm a young lad coming here
from a lower league, and the players that are here when I look around
mean I'm not going to get straight into the team," said the
ex-Forest man, acknowledging he will have to work hard and learn from
the players at the club.
Kanoute has slammed referee Mike Dean for his first booking in the
game at Bolton on Tuesday, saying that he did not swear at or abuse
the match official and although the second booking came from a bad
looking tackle, he did not intend to hurt Anthony Barness.
Marney, Michael Dawson and Tom Huddlestone, who is due to arrive in
the summer, have both been selected for England's Under-21 squad to
play Holland in a friendly at Pride Park on Tuesday 8th February.
Gardner broke his nose in the game at Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday, the
Spurs website has revealed.
also tell of Sean Davis suffering a mid-back problem, which will keep
him out longer after overcoming his knee surgery.
Reto Ziegler may be out for another week with his hamstring injury,
which is not fully cleared up yet.
new singing Mido was unable to have his favourite 99 number on the
back of his shirt, as the Premier League will not sanction the use of
numbers out of the consecutive ones in the squad and thus the Egyptian
has to settle for number 15.
a preview of the Pompey match, click here.
NEWS ... England will wear anti-racist slogans on their shirts
for the friendly with Holland next week and have the Kick It Out logo
on their sleeves ... Terry McDermott has revealed that Craig Bellamy
is the most hated person ever to be at St. James Park and indicated
that he will never play for the club again after some of the things he
has said ...
MEHSTG's spin story ...
Wednesday 02.02.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
El Hamdaoui scored both goals against Northampton Town in a 2-0
training ground friendly today, which also featured Mido and Radek
FA Cup Fourth round replay has been selected for live coverage by BBC
TV and will now kick off at 5.30 p.m. on Saturday 12th February at
White Hart Lane.
game cancelled that was due to be played that day - away against
Charlton Athletic - has now been rescheduled for Wednesday 16th March
2005 with an 8.00 p.m. kick off.
Spurs failed in a late bid to buy 18 year old winger Aaron Lennon from
Leeds United for £70,000, according to the Daily Star.
transfer target Christian Wilhelmsson of Sweden and Anderlecht will be
offered a new deal at the Belgian club, thus quashing any move that
might have taken place.
Spurs goalkeeper and joint manager Ray Clemence has been diagnosed
with prostate cancer. We wish him all the best with his
treatment for his condition.
NEWS ... There will be no FA action over the tunnel confrontation
before last night's Arsenal v Man U match at Highbury ... Alan Shearer
scores his 250th Premier League goal in the 1-1 draw with Man. City
MEHSTG's spin story ... Birmingham
City's forward loan signing Walter Pandiani has said that he really
wanted to join Fiorentina and not Brum and described it as "just
the place he did not want to be." Isn't that what strikers
are NOT all about ... being in the wrong place at the wrong time ??
Tuesday 01.02.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
lost 1-3 to Bolton Wanderers at the Reebok Stadium tonight.
Click here for a match report.
Reaction to follow tomorrow.
confirmed that they have signed Derby County defender Tom Huddlestone
and he will join up with the club in July. The deal could rise
to £2.5 million depending on appearances and conditions.
Arnesen hinted that more transfers will be coming in the summer and it
could be quite a few !! The Spurs Sporting Director said that
80% of transfer activity will take place in the summer transfer window.
Jackson has gone on another month's loan to Watford, after originally
turning down the option. However, with an injury in central
midfield, Jackson can play in his preferred position and will stay at
Vicarage Road for a further four weeks.
NEWS ... Arsenal's chances of retaining their league title looks
to have slipped away by losing 2-4 at home to Man U...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Jermaine
Pennant has been told that he can expect a prison sentence for drunk
driving while disqualified and giving a false name and address.
Some people will do anything to avoid a loan spell at Birmingham City