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February 2019

This page gives you a diary of events as they have happened at the club. 
News of current and former players will be included, as well as any other Spurs related story, rumour or innuendo.

The MEHSTG spin story is our own unique take on some of the big breaking stories of the day ... with our 
"spin" (and little truth) attached to it !!  There are also "no spin" stories, which are strange but true !! 
You couldn't make them up !!

 

Thursday 28.02.19
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FIRST TEAM : -  It has been reported that Harry Kane will not have any action taken against him after an incident with Cesar Azpilicueta in last night's match at Chelsea, despite a member of the public called Mark Clattenburg claiming the Spurs striker should have been sent off.

AWARDS : -  Mauricio Pochettino has been named as Manager of the Year in the London Football Awards, where Heung-Min Son was named as the Premier League Player of the Year.

FORMER PLAYERS : -  Scott Parker has been appointed as caretaker manager at Fulham.

RUMOURS : -  Following a mistake by Hugo Lloris, he looks to be on his way out of the club according to reported, with Ajax's 22 year old Cameroonian keeper Andre Onana the player thought to be signed to replace him.  The Amsterdam club want GBP35.6 million for him though.  In the Daily Mirror, they think Leicester City midfielder James Maddison is the player identified to replace Christian Eriksen, while Jermaine Jenas is advising that Bournemouth's Welsh winger David Brooks might be a better signing, with a fee of GBP50 million quoted. 


OTHER NEWS ... Claudio Ranieri has been dismissed as Fulham manager ... 

Wednesday 27.02.19
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FIRST TEAM : -  Tottenham lost 0-2 at Stamford Bridge to Chelsea tonight.  For a match report, click here.


OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Tuesday 26.02.19
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FIRST TEAM : -  TEAM NEWS : -  Eric Dier has tonsillitis and will not be available for the match, while Dele Alli continues his recovery from a thigh injury, but will not be ready for tomorrow's game.

For a preview of tomorrow's match, click here.

Mauricio Pochettino has accepted the FA charges concerning his entry onto the pitch at the end of the Burnley game and the Spurs manager publicly apologised to referee Mike Dean for his behaviour on Saturday, but refused to reveal what the referee said to him on the pitch that caused a strong reaction form him and assistant manager Jesus Perez.

UNDER-23s : -  A 0-1 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb at Stevenage FC tonight saw Spurs knocked out of the Premier League International Cup

UNDER-18s : -  Tottenham's match at Hotspur Way against West Ham United London has been brought forward to a 10.30 kick off.

UNDER-19s : -  The UEFA Youth League Round of 16 meeting away to FC Porto will take place on Wednesday 13th March, kicking off at 11.00 at the Estadio Luis Filipe Menezes in Vila Nova de Gaia..


OTHER NEWS ... Brendan Rodgers has been named as the new manager at Leicester City ... 

Monday 25.02.19
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THE FA : -  Mauricio Pochettino has been charged with two breaches of his actions and language towards the officials at Saturday's match against Burnley.  The main official in that match has been removed as fourth official in Wednesday's match against Chelsea.

RUMOURS
: -  It is reported that Spurs had scouts at Eintracht Frankfurt's game against Hannover 96, in which striker Ante Rebic scored in Frankfurt's 3-0 win.  The Serbian has long been linked with an approach by Spurs, with his team-mate Luka Jovic also scoring to impress the representatives to the club, who have also been linked to the Serbian forward.


OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Sunday 24.02.19
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RUMOURS : -  Spurs are being linked with a double deal for the 18 year old Sessignon twins - Ryan and Steven Sessignon - who are currently with relegation threatened Fulham.  The Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez  is also rumoured to be a target in the Sunday Mirror, with the 22 year-old Uruguayan rated at 43.1 million Euros in January when West Ham United London were keen on signing him.  Frighteningly, the club have also been linked with rubbish Chelsea midfielder Msteo Kovacic, who is on loan from Real Madrid, although the Pensioners are not allowed to sign any players in the summer.


OTHER NEWS ...  Claude Puel was sacked today as Leicester City manager  ...  Manchester City win the League Cup after a 0-0 draw after extra time, they beat Chelsea 4-3 on penalties  ...

Saturday 23.02.19
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FIRST TEAM : -  Tottenham lost 1-2 at Turf Moor against Burnley this afternoon,. For a match report, click here.

UNDER-18s : - The Spurs Under-18 team won 2-0 away at Reading this morning with goals from Dilan Makanday and an own goal securing the points for the side.


OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Friday 22.02.19
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FIRST TEAM : -  Matches chosen for live TV coverage have been announced for April and Spurs have four games featured.  These will now take place on the following dates ...
Brighton & Hove Albion (home) Sunday 7th April - kick off 16.30  (Sky Sports)
Huddersfield Town (home)  Saturday 13th April - kick off 12.30 (Sky Sports)
Manchester City (away)  Saturday 20th April - kick off 12.30  (Sky Sports)
West Ham United London (home)  Saturday 27th April - kick off 12.30  (Sky Sports)
The Brighton and Huddersfield matches may yet be subject to further change should their be involvement in the FA Cup or the Champions League.

For a preview of the game at Burnley tomorrow, click here.

UNDER-19s : -  Spurs will face FC Porto in Portugal in the UEFA Youth League Round of 16, with the match date to be arranged.  The winner of this tie will face either Midtjylland or Manchester United in the quarter finals.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Thursday 21.02.19
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FIRST TEAM : -  Harry Kane and Ben Davies are back in training and in with a chance of playing some part of Saturday's visit to Burnley.  Dele Alli is still proceeding with his recovery from a thigh muscle strain and Danny Rose is doubtful with an illness.

RUMOURS : -  Sampdoria Vice President Antonio Romei is reported to have flow to London to discuss the GBP21.6 million offer to bring Joachim Andersen to Tottenham.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Wednesday 20.02.19
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RUMOURS : -  Tottenham are once again being linked with AS Roma midfielder Steven Nzonzi, along with Arsenal.  .

ACADEMY : - Reports indicate that Academy defender Maxwell Statham has been on trial at Norwich City over last weekend.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Tuesday 19.02.19
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FIRST TEAM : -  The pre-season tour this summer will take in Singapore and shanghai as Spurs travel to Asia to increase their profile there after a couple of seasons spent in the USA before the season started.

UNDER-19s : -  The Spurs Academy side won 1-0 away to PAOK tonight in the UEFA Youth League to reach the last 16.  Brooklyn Lyons-Foster scored the only goal of the game.

RUMOURS : -  Spurs have been linked with Birmingham City striker Che Adams and Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 


   MEHSTG's spin story ...   ... 

Monday 18.02.19
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RUMOURS  : -  Tottenham are reported to have had a GBP27 million offer for Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic knocked back by the Craven Cottage club.  27 year old Real Betis defender Aissa Mandia has been linked with a move to Spurs but at a price of GBP26 million, it may not be the kind of deal Daniel Levy would see as being recoupable.  A figure of GBP34 million is being bandied around by the media, as Manchester United claim they are ready to pay that fee to take Mauricio Pochettino to Old Trafford


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Sunday 17.02.19
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RUMOURS : -  Tottenham are allegedly in talks to sign 22 yard old Sampdoria central defender Joachim Andersen.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Saturday 16.02.19
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With no game this weekend, there is little media interest in Spurs, other than a story that claims that Ben Davies will be back in time for games against Arsenal and Chelsea 


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Friday 15.02.19
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RUMOURS : -  Spurs will rival Arsenal for the summer signing of AC Milan winger Suso.

FIRST TEAM
: - Jan Vertonghen has been voted UEFA Champions League Player of the Week after his stand-out performance against Borussia Dortmund.

UNDER-23s
: -  Spurs lost 0-4 at Stevenage FC tonight to Arsenal.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Thursday 14.02.19
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Great reaction to our win in last night's game in the media today, but little other news today.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Wednesday 13.02.19
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FIRST TEAM : -  Tottenham beat Borussia Dortmund 3-0 at Wembley in the Champions League Round of 16 First leg tonight.  Click here for a match report.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Tuesday 12.02.19
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FIRST TEAM : -  Ben Davies, Harry Kane and Dele Alli are all out of tomorrow's Champions League game at Wembley against Borussia Dortmund.  Eric Dier and Erik Lamela are back in training after missing the game at the weekend against Leicester City.
For a preview of the game, click here.

RUMOURS : -   Tottenham are being linked with a move for Internazionale's Croatian midfielder Ivan Perisic, who is said to favour a move to Spurs over Arsenal, while the Italian club are being linked with a summer move for Moussa Sissoko.


   OTHER NEWS ... England's World Cup 1966 winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks died today aged 81  ... 

Monday 11.02.19
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All quiet on the Spurs news front with no solid rumours and only reaction to yesterday's win over Leicester City that focused on the booking for Heung-Min Son, when it should have been a penalty and the penalty for Maddison, when it should have been a booking.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... Paul Scholes has been announced as the new manager of Oldham Athletic  ...

Sunday 10.02.19
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FIRST TEAM : - Tottenham won 2-1 against Leicester City at Wembley this afternoon.  Click here for a match report

RUMOURS : -  The Daily Star Sunday has caught up on the days old story that Paris Saint Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot would prefer a move to Liverpool rather than sign for Tottenham.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Saturday 09.02.19
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WEMBLEY STADIUM : -  Those mice people at Brent Council have announced that everyone wishing to access Wembley Park tube station after games will have to go via Olympic (Wembley) Way.  There will be no access via any other route into the station after leaving the stadium.
If you wish to comment about Brent Council to have your say on this matter, please do contact them by clicking here.

FIRST TEAM : - For a preview of tomorrow's match with Leicester City, click here.

UNDER-23s : -  The Under-23s will take on Dinamo Zagreb in the Premier League International Cup quarter-final at Stevenage FC on Tuesday 26th February, with the kick-off at 19.00.
This has necessitated the Under-18 Premier League game against Chelsea at their Cobham Training Ground on the same date to be re-arranged to take place on Wednesday 10th April kicking off at Noon.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ...  

Friday 08.02.19
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FIRST TEAM : -  Eric Dier (virus), Vincent Janssen (knee), Ben Davies (groin), Dele Alli (hamstring) and Harry Kane (ankle) are all unavailable for the game at Wembley against Leicester City on Sunday.

RUMOURS : -  Tottenham are reported to be aiming to beat Liverpool to the GBP35 million signing of Declan Rice, the West Ham United London midfielder.  Rumours are linking Spurs with a summer move for Olympique Lyonnais midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, who would replace the recently departed Mousa Dembele Ryan Sessegnon's contract stalemate with Fulham has reignited rumours of a move by Tottenham for the 18 year old left back.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Thursday 07.02.19
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NEW STADIUM : -  Spurs have made an announcement that the new ground will not host the home match with Arsenal, so it will be at Wembley.  Final testing of the fire systems is to take place soon, with the works entering a critical phase. 

RUMOURS : -  Tottenham are supposedly watching Borussia Monchengladbach centre back Matthias Ginter as a possible replacement should Toby Alderweireld trigger the GBP25 million sale price in his contract, while Leicester City midfielder James Maddison is being linked as a replacement for Christian Eriksen if he leaves.  .


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Wednesday 06.02.19
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RUMOURS : -  Tottenham are being linked with a move for Manchester United's 21 year old keeper Dean Henderson in the summer.  Real Sociedad defender Diego Llorente is a target for Spurs, as well as Sampdoria's Danish international Joachim Christian Andersen.  The club may have an interest in Juventus' striking Brazilian Douglas Costa,

AWARD
: -  Kazaiah Sterling has won the PL2 trophy for Player of the Month for January.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Tuesday 05.02.19
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RUMOURS : -  Spurs are reportedly ahead of the queue to sign 19 year old Norwich City defender Max Aarons.  Another youngster in Spurs sights was Real Madrid's 16 year old David de la VÝbora, who was offered a contract by Tottenham, as well as Manchester United, Juventus, Chelsea and Paris Saint Germain, but he has chosen to stay at the Bernabeu.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE : -  Tottenham have replaced Mousa Dembele with Juan Foyth, while Vincent Janssen misses out.  Our next opponents Borussia Dortmund may be without midfielder Marco Reus, after he picked up an injury in their Cup match with Werder Bremen.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Monday 04.02.19
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INJURIES : - Dele Alli is in Dubai and Harry Kane in the Bahamas (after watching the SuperBowl) as they recover from injury.

SIGNING : - Troy Parrott has signed his first professional contract with Tottenham.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Sunday 03.02.19
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RUMOURS : -  Spurs are reported today to be ready to make a GBP50 million bid for Bournemouth's Welsh international winger David Brooks.

UNDER-23s : -  The Under-23 team lost 0-2 at Brighton & Hove Albion today.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Saturday 02.02.19
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FIRST TEAM : - Tottenham beat Newcastle United 1-0 at Wembley this afternoon.  For a match report click here.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 


   MEHSTG's spin story ... Shocking news broke today with Jack Wilshire possibly being out for the rest of the season.  The report didn't say which season though  ... 

Friday 01.02.19
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TRANSFERS : -  Shayon Harrison has headed off to Melbourne City for a loan until the end of their season in May.

UNDER-18s : - Tomorrow's match at Hotspur Way against Southampton has been postponed.

NEW STADIUM : -  The Daily Mail reports that the club are hoping to have the first game at the new White Hart Lane stadium against Crystal Palace on 17th March or Brighton & Hove Albion on 6th April.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

 

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