White Hot Lines

March 2008

Monday  31.03.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Reaction to yesterday's defeat by Newcastle United has come quickly, with the Head Coach and some players having plenty to say.  Jonathan Woodgate said that players should regard it as a kick up the backside to make sure that they perform until the end of the season and earn their place in Tottenham's future, while Juande Ramos said that ht was very disappointed by the team's application and that they are not playing at "maximum motivation."
  
With changes due in the summer, the rumours are really starting to fly now.  Croatian winger Danijel Pranjic of Heerenveen is linked with a move, after Spurs have had the 26 year old left sided player watched in his country's recent game against Scotland, where he was marked by Alan Hutton.  Tottenham's interest in Villareal goalkeeper Diego Lopez has been confirmed by the Spanish club, but he has signed a new contract with the La Liga outfit, while the Sky Sports website claims Tottenham scouts are looking seriously at Molde FK's young defender Vegaard Forren, even though the 20 year old says he is concentrating on his career in Norway.
   Spurs Reserves won 3-1 against Fulham reserves tonight at Brisbane Road
with goals from Danny Rose, Adel Taarabt and Simon Dawkins
   Juande Ramos and fitness coach
Marcos Alvarez have been called up by Health Minister Alan Johnson MP to use their success in slimming down the Spurs squad to fight the Government's battle against obesity.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... it is widely reported that Fabio Capello has been with-holding information from an Italian prosecutor who is investigating corruption in Italian football.  Journalists seeking pre-match information on his sides are asking for 420 other offences to be taken into consideration.


Sunday  30.03.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham lost 1-4 at home to Newcastle United this afternoon.  For a match report, click here.  For reaction, click here.
  
The Sunday People claim that Spurs will let Paul Robinson leave for 2 million in the summer with Aston Villa and Middlesbrough likely to be interested parties and that Kevin Keegan is supposedly keen to take Aaron Lennon to Newcastle United at the end of the season.  According to the News of the World, Juande Ramos will be taking the Spurs players to a summer "sweat camp" instead of the traditional lucrative pre-season tour to pastures anew, as he bids to start next season with a fit and well-prepared squad.  NotW also claim that Spurs have targeted Alain Nkong of Mexican side Atlante and believe the Cameroon midfielder will add an attacking edge to the team's midfield.  The Sunday Mirror also say that Spurs have been checking out Newcastle United striker Michael Owen over the last few weeks, as a possible replacement should Dimitar Berbatov leave the club.  In other Mirror news, they claim that Juande Ramos will move for Fiorentina's Argentine midfielder Mario Santana, although Manchester City and Bolton Wanderers are also interested, while Aston Villa are looking to sign Leicester City's promising midfielder Joe Mattock for 1.5 million, although Glasgow Rangers and Everton are also keen on the England youth international.  The Sunday People claim that Spurs will try and sign Middlesbrough winger ... no don't worry, it's not Stewart Downing ... Adam Johnson in the summer.
  Spurs have announced that they are liaising with Chelsea for a life ban for one of their supporters who was arrested for making anti-Semitic gestures in the recent Premier League game at White Hart Lane.

  OTHER NEWS ... MK Dons won their first piece of silverware with a 2-0 victory over Grimsby in the Johnstone's Paint trophy final at Wembley ...  ...


Saturday  29.03.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Daily Express has a Tottenham day by claiming that Juande Ramos is set to reduce the number of  English players at White Hart Lane by selling off Paul Robinson, Jermaine Jenas, Tom Huddlestone, Darren Bent and Aaron Lennon in the summer.  Coming in to replace them will be David Villa (Valencia), Diego Milito (Real Zaragoza), Johan Elmander (Toulouse) and Ronaldinho (Barcelona) the Express says, even though most of these seem to be strikers !!  On top of that they reckon that Michael Dawson will be snapped up by Kevin Keegan, who missed out on getting Jonathan Woodgate to join Newcastle United. 
   While the Express were on a roll, they report that Spurs did hundreds of pounds worth of damage to the League Cup trophy in their after match celebrations, with the base being smashed when it was dropped.
   The Under-18 Academy side lots their unbeaten record of ten consecutive wins, when they succumbed to
Portsmouth 2-3 with the Spurs goal-scorers being Kyle Fraser-Allen and Danny Rose.

  OTHER NEWS ... Derby County were relegated from the Premier League today ...  ...


Friday  28.03.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   PLEASE NOTE : -  Due to routine maintenance by our ISP, the site may not be accessible over this weekend, but we will be back online as soon as possible.  Sorry for any inconvenience.
   Tottenham are being linked with a move for Barcelona's Brazilian midfielder Ronaldinho today
.  The player might be available for 12 million at the end of the season and while Chelsea are interested in signing the skilful ex-Paris St. Germain man, Juande Ramos is showing a keen eye for the play-maker.  Meanwhile, Juventus might be ready to cough up 5 million to take defender Younes Kaboul to Italy and Seville's Brazilian forward Luis Fabiano has been urging Juande Ramos to sign him as he seeks to leave Spain.  Everton and Spurs are supposedly set to battle it out for the signature of Middlesbrough winger Adam Johnson in the summer.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  With Gareth Bale and Benoit Assou-Ekotto out long-term with foot and knee injuries, they are joined by Ledley King (knee) and Jonathan Woodgate will face a late test on a hamstring pull he has.
   NEWCASTLE UNITED TEAM NEWS
: -  Newcastle come to White Hart Lane for the Premier League game on Sunday without keeper Shay Given, Emre, Claudio Capaca and James Milner. 
  
For a preview of the game, click here.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...


Thursday  27.03.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The club's revenue increased in the last six month period, but profits dropped, mainly sue to the pay-off of Martin Jol and Chris Hughton, as they were replaced by Juande Ramos and his management team.  Player trading was hit, as figures for the corresponding period last year contained the money from Michael Carrick's record sale.  Overall the income was up 14%, while profits were down 4.3 million to 9.9 million.
  
Reserve defender Joe Martin has gone on loan to Blackpool until the end of the season.
   Young goalkeeper David Button has gone on loan to Rochdale until the end of the season
.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...


Wednesday  26.03.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Paul Robinson was an unused substitute in England's 0-1 defeat by France in Paris tonight.
  
Dimitar Berbatov played in Bulgaria's 2-1 win over Finland in a friendly international today, with Teemu Tainio in the opposition's side.
   Didier Zokora was in the Ivory Coast side that lost 0-2 to Tunisia in a friendly today.
  
Alan Hutton played for Scotland in their 1-1 friendly draw with Croatia at Hampden Park.
  
Young-Pyo Lee played for South Korea against their rivals from the North in a friendly in China today, which ended 0-0.
   Chris Gunter played for the Wales U21side in their 2-1 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina U21 tonight
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   Tomas Pekhart scored for the Czech Republic U21 in their 1-4 defeat to Younes Kaboul's French U21 side tonight.
   The Reserves beat Derby County Reserves at Leyton Orient's Brisbane Road tonight 1-0, with Jonathan Obika scoring the only goal of the game.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...


Tuesday  25.03.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Jamie O'Hara had an impressive debut for England Under-21s in their 0-0 draw with Poland at Hull City.
  
Dean Parrett starred for England Under-17s in their 1-1 draw with France in the Elite Round tournament in Tel Aviv .
  
David Button played in goal for England Under-19s in their 3-1 win over Russia in a friendly tonight .
  
The Daily Mirror claims that Tottenham are set to spend 8 million on Udinese defender Andrea Dossena.
   The Spurs Under-18 squad travelled to Germany to play in the Dusseldorf International Under-19 tournament.  They beat Werder Bremen and Dynamo Moscow both 2-1 before they lost 0-2 to Sevilla.  A 1-0 win over home club Fortuna saw them through to the semi-final, where they beat Kaiserslautern 6-5 on penalties after a 0-0 draw and in the final they face Dynamo Moscow once more, this time losing 0-3.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...


Monday  24.03.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Daily Mirror claim that Spurs target Luis Fabiano, the top goalscorer in Spain, is looking to find a way out of Spain after his house outside Sevilla was broken into and he fears for the safety of his family.  He obviously hasn't scrutinised the crime statistics in England then !!  Tottenham seem to be rated as favourites to buy him, probably because of the Ramos link, but Manchester City, Manchester United, AS Roma and Real Madrid all seem keen on the Brazilian too.  Darren Bent seems to fear that he will end up going the same way as Jermain Defoe unless he can get off the bench and start more matches.  Some papers read this as being a veiled threat as to starting more games elsewhere.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...


Sunday  23.03.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs hit the transfer rumour headlines with Manchester City supposedly ready to bid 32 million for Dimitar Berbatov in the Sunday Mirror, but in the News of the World they reckon Juande Ramos has named Ledley King, Jonathan Woodgate, Dimitar Berbatov, Alan Hutton and Robbie Keane as the only players certain to stay at the club next season, so offers will be considered for any other members of the squad.  This is a little at odds with a further piece in the same paper which reckons he has told Sporting Director Damien Comolli to find seven new players to add to the squad to achieve the aim of Champions League football.  On Football 365, the agent of Pascal Chimbonda thinks that Spurs will be willing to enter talks about a new contract for his client, after saying the move by Newcastle United would be shunned because the situation at the St. James Park club was bizarre.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...


Saturday  22.03.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs beat Portsmouth 2-0 at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  Click here for a match report.  For reaction click here.
   Michael Dawson could be a summer target for Kevin Keegan at Newcastle United, with 4 million being quoted as a price tag the Toon would be willing to pay. 
   Paul Robinson has been added ot the England squad to face France in a friendly in Paris on Wednesday, although Jermaine Jenas has been omitted, probably because of the injury which kept him out of today's match
.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...

  MEHSTG's spin story 1 ...  The RSPCA were called in today when six pigeons who have enjoyed a peaceful time on the pitch at St. James' Park were suddenly disturbed by some heavy hoofed footballer started running around and making them have to fly off.  An inspector for the charity didn't say, "With so little football having been played at the ground, the birds virtually have had the pitch to themselves since August".

  MEHSTG's spin story 2 ... The Sun claims that "Alan Curbishley insists he can make West Ham a top six club if given time."  5,000 years later ...


Friday  21.03.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill is reported in the Daily Mirror to be keen to sign Paul Robinson as long as he doesn't cost more than 5 million, as he can't afford 10 million for Scott Carson, who is on loan from Liverpool.  A strange story also in the Mirror says that Mark Hughes will be given money to spend in the summer and he wants to buy Tom Huddlestone.  So what have Blackburn Rovers got next season that Spurs haven't apart from better pies and Hud's not interested in them now !! The Sun claims that Ledley King's England career is finished unless he can regain full fitness.  The Daily Star claims that Juande Ramos fined Robbie Keane two weeks wages of 120,000 for throwing his track suit top on the floor when substituted against Manchester City recently.
   PORTSMOUTH TEAM NEWS : -   Sol Campbell is out of the game with a knee injury and Suleyman Muntari and Bouba Papa Dioup are both suspended.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... 


Thursday  20.03.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Ashley Cole has apologised to Alan Hutton for the bad tackle on him during yesterday's match and to referee Mike RIley for his rudeness to him.  Hutton had already said the tackle was one of those things and happened in games, as he was too quick for Cole's challenge.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  There are no new injury problems after Wednesday night's match against Chelsea.
   PORTSMOUTH TEAM NEWS : -  Jermain Defoe will not be eligible to play against Tottenham on Saturday, because his move to Pompey was originally as a loan although it was made permanent shortly afterwards.  However, Premier League rules state that such an outcome means that he cannot play against the loaning club, so will miss the game on Saturday morning.
  
A number of papers claim that Juande Ramos has agreed to pay 4.5 million for Espanyol keeper Carlos Kameni, although Football 365 claim the Cameroonian goalie will stay in Spain with his current club, while a number of papers report that Young-Pyo Lee might return to PSV Eindhoven.
  
Jonathan Woodgate and Jermaine Jenas have both been included in the England squad for the friendly with France in Paris on March 26th.
   Ipswich Town have failed in an attempt to take former striker Darren Bent on loan.

  OTHER NEWS ... ITV win the rights to the Champions League until 2012 ...  ...


Wednesday  19.03.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham drew 4-4 with Chelsea at White Hart Lane tonight.  For a match report, click here and for reaction click here.
   The Sun reports that Spurs reserve defender
Takura Mtandari could leave Spurs to get first team action at West Ham or Fulham as he is reluctant to sign a new contract, while the Daily Express claims that Tottenham are interested in signing Brazilian central defender Lucio from Bayern Munich.  Meanwhile PSV Eindhoven are interested in re-signing defender Young-Pyo Lee from Tottenham.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...


Tuesday  18.03.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Dimitar Berbatov's loveable agent has said his client would be amenable to discussing a move to AC Milan.
   Spurs Reserves drew 3-3 away against Birmingham City Reserves at Solihull Borough FC tonight with David Hutton, Tomas Pekhart and Adel Taarabt scoring for Tottenham.
   Information has been received from one of our readers about
Joe Lewis, who effectively owns Spurs, that since September he has lost roughly 580 million by buying 10% of the U.S. investment bank Bear Stearns. Their shares were around $105 and $95 when he bought them. Today they are around $3 and there is a takeover bid at just $2, but ...

  • Contrary to rumours, Joe Lewis does not need to sell Spurs to fund any part of the losses.
  • He bought the shares in Bear Stearns with cash and so has no pressure to sell any assets, of which the holding company that owns Spurs is a part.
  • Spurs ability to operate in the transfer market is unlikely to be restricted. Joe Lewis was a billionaire before this collapse and after it he is still substantially a multi-billionaire.

However, that is not to say that Lewis might be more open to a decent offer for Spurs if it came along but he is primarily a long term investor.
  
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Ledley King is not fit for the game with Chelsea and Younes Kaboul may take his place, but Gareth Bale (foot) and Benoit Assou-Ekotto (knee) are both ruled out for the rest of the season.  Paul Robinson has an ankle injury and Robbie Keane a knee knock.
  
CHELSEA TEAM NEWS : -  Petr Cech might be fit after suffering a sprained ankle.
  
For a preview of the match, click here.
  
Spurs reserve player of the early 1950s, Eddie Quinlan, died last Monday (10th March).  MEHSTG's condolences go out to his friends and family.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...


Monday  17.03.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Villareal say there has been no bid for their goalkeeper Diego Lopez and there is a buy out clause in his contract of more than 18 million.  Spurs and Manchester United had been linked with the goalie in yesterday's papers.  Meanwhile, Spurs target David Villa has hinted he might leave Valencia at the end of the season and another player Tottenham have looked at, Urby Emanuelson of Ajax, says he will be staying with the Amsterdam club next season.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...

  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Newcastle United got a point tonight by drawing with Birmingham City.


Sunday  16.03.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs lost 1-2 to Manchester City away at the City of Manchester Stadium this afternoon.  For a match report, click here.  For reaction, click here.
  
Tottenham are linked in the News of the World with a move for Villareal's 26 year old goalkeeper Diego Lopez who will cost 8 million, whereas the Daily Star Sunday claim that Spurs are looking at Manchester United's young keeper Ben Foster.  The Star also claims that Spurs will be in competition with Aston Villa to sign former Manchester United striker now at Villareal, Diego Forlan for 6 million. 

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... Rumours are making the papers that Sven Goran Eriksson will have 100 million to spend this summer.  Look out girls !!


Saturday  15.03.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Daily Express claims that Spurs are likely to revive their 8 million interest in Juventus' Portuguese midfielder Tiago and will make a move for Valencia's David Villa, who is rated at around 20 million.  The paper also has Tottenham down for a move for Blackburn Rovers midfielder David Bentley, who was with the club as a youngster.
   The Spurs Reserves trip to Aldershot to play Reading Reserves has been rescheduled for Monday 28th April with a 8:00 p.m. kick off.
   Spurs Under-18s beat Charlton Athletic 2-1 to make it 10 games unbeaten in the Premier Academy League
.  Both goals were scored by Ryan Mason.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...


Friday  14.03.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Daily Mirror reckons that Juande Ramos is keen on Portsmouth and Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari, while he might surprisingly accept offers of 10m for Aaron Lennon.  Over at the Sun, it claims that Spurs fans are branding Steed Malbranque a "bottler" for refusing to take a penalty in the shoot-out at the end of the tie in Eindhoven on Wednesday.  Meanwhile, over at the Times, they catch up with last week's news that Spurs have released Terry Dixon after his dislocated knee cap problems.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Younes Kaboul is in the reckoning for a place in the Spurs defence after recovering from his injury that kept him at home in midweek, as the side travelled to Holland for the UEFA Cup tie in Eindhoven.  Alan Hutton is available again, while Ledley King strained a calf in the UEFA Cup tie and will miss the trip to Eastlands, so Gilberto is added to the squad.
   MANCHESTER CITY TEAM NEWS : -  Richard Dunne will have a late fitness test on his gashed shin, while Martin Petrov misses the game through suspension and Michael Ball and Micah Richards through injury.
  Nedum Onouha might also be ruled out with a hamstring injury as City have a defensive problem with injuries.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...


Thursday  13.03.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   There is very little Spurs news today apart from reaction to the loss on penalties last night and how the rest of the season is important for the players to prove to Ramos that they are worth retaining.
   21 year old Manuel Neuer of Schalke 04 said he is flattered by rumoured interest from Spurs, but he is content to stay with the Bundesliga club at the moment.  Tottenham have also been linked with a move for Carlo Cudicini, as the 34 year old keeper looks set to be part of the exodus from Stamford Bridge in the summer.
   For a preview of Sunday's match at Manchester City, click here
.

  OTHER NEWS ... Bolton lost tonight to Sporting Lisbon to complete all three remaining English clubs' exits from the UEFA Cup at the Round of 16...  ...


Wednesday  12.03.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs won 1-0 against PSV Eindhoven in the Philips stadium in the second leg of the Round of 16 tonight to level the tie 1-1 on aggregate after extra time.  The game went to a penalty shoot out and PSV won 6-5.  For a match report, click here and for reaction click here.

  OTHER NEWS ... Paul Simpson has been announced as the new manager of Shrewsbury Town ...  ...


Tuesday  11.03.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs are joining Manchester City, Newcastle United and Liverpool are all looking at Watford reserve goalkeeper Scott Loach, who is on loan with Bradford City and Spurs are also showing a keen interest in the 6'4" goalie says the Daily Mirror.  This might be because the Daily Mail tell us that Manchester United are set to out-bid Tottenham for Espanyol's Cameroonian keeper Carlos Kameni.  Over at the Sun, Juande Ramos is supposedly set to lose Pascal Chimbonda and Darren Bent from his squad to bring in striker Diego Milito from Real Zaragoza for 10 million and Getafe's 4 million rated Argentinian defender Cata Diaz.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Ledley King and Jonathan Woodgate travelled to Holland for the second leg of the Round of 16 tie with PSV Eindhoven.  Ricardo Rocha's groin injury and Younes Kaboul's knee injury kept them at home, with long term injuries to Gareth Bale and Benoit Assou-Ekotto.  Alan Hutton is not eligible to play as he played for Glasgow Rangers in the Champions League.
   For a preview of the UEFA Cup tie in Holland tomorrow, click here
.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... The FA have asked Carlos Queiroz and Alex Ferguson of Manchester United to explain their comments about the referee in their FA Cup tie against Portsmouth on Saturday.  It is thought that they will also be inviting half the fans who attended matches over the weekend for the same reason.


Monday  10.03.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham have announced that they are confident that the UEFA Cup Round of 16 second leg tie with PSV Eindhoven will go ahead on Wednesday night.
   Tonight's Reserve match at Aldershot FC against Reading Reserves was called off because the pitch was waterlogged.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...

  CRIMEWATCH ... Blackburn Rovers have been charged with misconduct after their players and officials were involved in a touch-line fracas with Habib Beye of Newcastle United in their recent game at St. James Park ...  ...


Sunday  09.03.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham beat West Ham United 4-0 at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  For a match report, click here.  For reaction click here.
  
Juande Ramos is looking to return to Sevilla to sign international midfielder Christian Poulsen, although the Sunday People claim that Barcelona are set to rival the club's interest in the Dane.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... Sepp Blatter said that the GB team for the 2012 Olympics should be full of England players.  What is it with this man and his mad pronouncements ?  Why, we wanted to fill the side with Brazilians; didn't he know !!


Saturday  08.03.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   According to the Daily Mirror, goalkeeper Carlos Kameni has been given permission to leave Espanyol in the summer and Tottenham are the most likely club to sign him.
   As Chelsea lost to Barnsley in the FA Cup quarter final today, the home Premier League match with the Pensioners will go
ahead on Wednesday 19th March, kicking off at 8:00 p.m.
   Former Spurs reserve defender Kevin Maher has joined Gillingham from Southend Unite don loan until the end of the season.

  OTHER NEWS ... Billy Dearden leaves as Manager of Mansfield Town by mutual consent ...  ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... FIFA have announced that they are not going to continue with experiments on goal-line technology, as they have yet to master how to reset a digital watch.


Friday  07.03.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Jermaine Jenas' twisted ankle will rule him out of Sunday's game with West Ham United, while Gareth Bale (foot) and Benoit Assou-Ekotto (knee) are also sidelined.  Alan Hutton is available for selection after missing the UEFA Cup tie and Darren Bent should return after missing last night's game with illness.
   WEST HAM UNITED TEAM NEWS : -  Matthew Etherington, Julien Faubert, Craig Bellamy, Daniel Gabbidon and Lee Bowyer.  Scott Parker might be fit after a knee injury, while Matthew Upson is unlikely to play with a calf injury, although Bobby Zamora might feature against his old club.  Another ex-Spur, Calum Davenport is out for the season with a neck injury and Kieron Dyer's broken leg will rule him out for the season too.  James Collins and Nigel Quashie both have injuries that will stop them playing in Sunday's game.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...

  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Jose Mourinho has said if he becomes a manager again, he would like to "kill" Chelsea.  Get to the back of the queue Chosen One.


Thursday  06.03.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham lost 0-1 to PSV Eindhoven in the UEFA Cup Round of 16 first leg at White Hart Lane tonight.  For a match report, click here and for reaction click here.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...


Wednesday  05.03.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs are once more linked with the 4.5 million chase for Espanyol goalkeeper Carlos Kameni, who has said he wants to join Tottenham in the summer.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Gilberto and Michael Dawson have been added to the squad for tomorrow night's UEFA Cup tie and Spurs also welcome back Ledley King and Jonathan Woodgate after missing the Premier League game against Birmingham City.  Alan Hutton is ineligible, while Benoit Assou-Ekotto (knee) and Gareth Bale (foot) are both missing for the rest of the season.
  
For a preview of the game, click here.
  
Former Spurs reserve goalkeeper Nicky Eyre has rejoined Grays Athletic on loan from St. Albans until the end of the season.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...


Tuesday  04.03.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Sources in Spain are said to have reported that Tottenham are in talks with Espanyol and Cameroon keeper Carlos Kameni, although it is also rumoured that Manchester United are also interested.  .

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...


Monday  03.03.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham Reserves beat Aston Villa Reserves 3-0 at Brisbane Road tonight with goals from Simon Dawkins, Adel Taarabt and Tomas Pekhart.
  
The club announced today that Carl Hoddle, brother of Glenn and a youth team player at THFC, has died.  Our condolences go out to his family and friends.

  OTHER NEWS ... Manager Gary Peters has left Shrewsbury Town by mutual consent ...  ...


Sunday  02.03.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs are being linked with players ahead of the summer transfer window.  Most worrying is the 10 million we are being quoted in the News of the World as being ready to spend on Liverpool goalkeeper Scott Carson.  In addition, the paper claims we are watching Celtic winger Aiden McGeady and are keen to sign Real Madrid's 20 year old midfielder (who is currently on loan at Getafe) Esteban Granero, who may be available for around 15 million in the summer.

  OTHER NEWS ... Chester City have sacked their manager Bobby Williamson ...  ...


Saturday  01.03.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham lost 1-4 away to Birmingham City at St. Andrews this afternoon. For a match report, click here.  Reaction to follow.
  
The Daily Mirror reckon that Tottenham are interested in Brann Bergen goalkeeper Hakon Opdal to replace Paul Robinson.  A bit of an odd choice, as he let in eight goals in two games against Everton in the UEFA Cup !!   Spurs are also being linked with 16-year-old Uruguayan defender Diego Polenta and may have to beat off interest from Barcelona to sign the youngster say the Daily Express.
  
Former Spurs striker Teddy Sheringham is to hang up his boots at the end of the season.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...

 

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