White Hot Lines

April 2003

Wednesday  30.4.2003   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Mauricio Taricco has told TeamTalk that he wants to finish his career in Italy in Serie A and then retire to Sardinia.
  Christophe Dugarry, who was linked with a move to Spurs earlier last week, will stay at Birmingham City according to his agent.
  Spurs had also been mentioned as having an interest in Nigerian international striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni, but he has completed a permanent move to Portsmouth from Maccabi Haifa.
  Tottenham are supposedly keen on Roger, the 26 year old left-sided Espanyol midfielder.  There is quite a bit of competition for him from other Spanish sides and Paris St. Germain.
  Stephen Carr and Robbie Keane both played the whole of the 1-0 win over Norway in a friendly international.  Steffen Iversen played for Norway and cracked a rib in the process.


Tuesday  29.4.2003   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Christian Ziege is hoping for a dream end to the season by playing for Tottenham again.  After his recent injury problems, he came through the specially arranged friendly against QPR and wants to feature in the last match of the season against Blackburn Rovers.
  Spurs have once more been linked with Helder Postiga, the Portuguese Under-21 striker who plays for FC Porto.


Monday  28.4.2003   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Teddy Sheringham might turn down other offers to stay at Tottenham next season.  The veteran striker said he has no problem with the club waiting until the end of the season to talk about a new contract and that his first preference would be to stay at White Hart Lane.  For him to do that, he might have to take a hefty wage cut in a new deal.
  Glenn Hoddle has spoken on the official site about Dean Richards ankle injury that will probably rule him out of the game at Middlesbrough.
  A friendly against QPR this morning set up at Spurs Lodge to test the fitness of some of our players saw Spurs win 2-1 with goals from Christian Ziege and young Mark Yeates, who continues his hot scoring streak.  Jamie Redknapp played for 85 minutes and set up Ziege's goal - a 25 yard volley.  The Spurs website tells us that Neil Sullivan saved a penalty too.
  Spurs are supposed to be among many clubs sending representatives to watch Ecuador play Spain with Ivan Hurtado the main attraction.  The 29 year old defender has been linked with Spurs a couple of years back and a lot of other clubs are swarming around the Ecuador side, which also contains a talented 24 year old striker, Carlos Tenorio, who has also been linked with Tottenham in the past.
  Steffen Iversen has been called into the Norway squad for the friendly in Dublin against the Republic of Ireland, after some players dropped out of the original selection.
  Spurs may cancel a summer tour to Japan because of the SARS virus outbreak in the Far East.


Sunday  27.4.2003   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs lost 0-2 to Manchester United this afternoon at White Hart Lane.  For a match report, click here.  For reaction click here.
  Stephen Carr has been chosen as right back in the PFA Premier League Team of the Season.
  Dean Richards has said that Spurs are losing ground on the big clubs because of lack of funds to buy in top talent.  His comments come just days after Chris Perry re-iterated in the Tottenham Journal how hard it is for Glenn Hoddle, when his hands are tied in bringing in new players.  Richards said he had come to Tottenham to win things and up until now he was very disappointed, as, apart from him and Robbie Keane, all the other singings have been for "next to nothing".
  According to the News of the World, Chelsea are due to come in with a bid for Simon Davies of 10 million to rival interest from Liverpool and Manchester United.  The article said that Davies would not be wearing a Spurs shirt next season.
  It is also reported that the Spurs board have sanctioned the 3.5 million offer for Sunderland's Kevin Phillips.
  Former Spurs striker Les Ferdinand was carried off in West ham United's game at Maine Road today with a suspected broken leg.


Saturday  26.4.2003   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  TOTTENHAM TEAM NEWS : - Darren Anderton and Jamie Redknapp will not be available for tomorrow's match against Manchester United after picking up injuries.  Anderton has knee ligament damage form the Manchester City match and Jamie Redknapp is still not match fit after recovering from his broken toe.  Hoddle said that a friendly has been set up on Monday to give him more match practice.  Dean Richards is also being monitored for reaction to his back injury, which caused him to be substituted against West Bromwich Albion.  Freund (groin), Taricco (calf) and Thatcher (calf) are all likely to miss out too.
  MANCHESTER UNITED TEAM NEWS : - Paul Scholes and Gary Neville will be available after being suspended for the midweek European match, with David Beckham a possibility to replace Juan Sebastian Veron in midfield.
  Sir Alex Ferguson acknowledged the difficulty that Glenn Hoddle has had this season keeping a settled side with so many injuries hitting the squad.
  It is being reported today that Blackburn Rovers midfielder David Dunn has been offered to Chelsea and Tottenham for a fee of 5 million.
  On loan defender Stephen Kelly was sent off for Queens Park Rangers this afternoon for a second yellow card offence.
  Spurs Ladies Under-11 side progressed to the semi-final of the Herts. Girls League Cup with a 4-2 extra time win over Watford B.  The Under-11 B side ran up a 6-1 win over Hatfield Town Under-10 side.  For match reports, click here.


Friday  25.4.2003   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Christian Ziege has said he hopes to feature in the Blackburn Rovers match at the end of this season after returning to training.  A knee injury while recovering from his horrendous thigh muscle injury has set him back, but the German international told the official website that he hopes to get back in the side before this season ends.
  According to rumour in the Mirror today, Spurs have been in contact with Christophe Dugarry's English based agent.  Currently on loan at Birmingham City, the French striker is still available and although the Midlands club hope to do a deal with him, he is still subject to other approaches, such as the interest Liverpool have in him.  Spurs have allegedly told Bordeaux that the 22,000 a week wages he receives there would not be a problem and Tottenham could increase that sum to secure hi services.
  Leicester City have joined Spurs in the chase for Brighton and Hove Albion striker Bobby Zamora according to the Zoom Soccer site.
  Steffen Freund has been re-elected as vice-president of the German players union.
  Former Spurs reserve David Lee is another player who is having a trial at Colchester United, joining ex-Tottenham youngsters John Sutton and Daniel Perry.
  Former Spurs winger Chris Waddle has expressed his interest in the manager's job at Chesterfield.


Thursday  24.4.2003   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Jamie Redknapp is ready to play if the manager wants him after competing 63 minutes of a reserve game against Arsenal yesterday.  he said on the Spurs official site that he would love to play again before the end of the season, but was taken off as a precaution after returning from eight weeks out with a broken toe.
  Teddy Sheringham is being linked with a Bosman transfer away from the club with Charlton Athletic his destination.
  Mark Viduka's 5 million deal for a move to Spurs has also been revived as a rumour, but the Australian international says he is happy to stay at Elland Road.
  West Bromwich Albion are the latest club to be associated with an interest in Matthew Etherington.  Manager Gary Megson was alleged to have watched the winger in the recent reserve match against Fulham, but I didn't see him there. 


Wednesday  23.4.2003   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Matthew Etherington will seek assurances that he will be a first team regular before deciding whether or not he will stay at the club.  The winger, who's contract expires next summer, will not sign a new deal unless he is convinced he will feature regularly in the first team, his agent said.  Talks have been held with David Pleat, but they will not continue until the end of the season, but the player and his representative have been heartened by what they have heard.
  Spurs reserves lost 0-2 against Arsenal reserves at Barnet FC tonight.
  Spurs are being linked with Nenad Jestrovic, Anderlecht's 27 year old Serbian striker.  Paris St. Germain are also keen on the player.
  Middlesbrough will vie with Tottenham for the services of Italian international midfielder Dino Baggio, who could leave Lazio in the summer.
  Former Spurs youngsters Daniel Perry and John Sutton, who were released this season, have been on trial at Gillingham.


Tuesday  22.4.2003   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Ledley King, Teddy Sheringham and Anthony Gardner say that they were determined to go out and get a result after the defeat by Manchester City.  Gardner said that Hoddle had some harsh words to say after the City match and that he had never seen him so angry since he joined the club.
  Jamie Redknapp will return after his spell out with a broken toe, with an appearance in the reserve match away to Arsenal tomorrow night.  The match will take place at Barnet FC and kick off at 7.00 p.m.
  Bordeaux's Portuguese striker Pauleta is a target for Leeds United and Tottenham claim rumours on the internet.  The player has said he would like to play his football in England.
  Charlton Athletic and West ham United have joined Fulham in showing interest in Spurs striker Teddy Sheringham should he not accept a new contract from the club.
  The BBC Sport site are linking Tottenham and Everton with a move for Scottish international midfielder Scott Severin.  The 24 year old seems set to turn down a new contract from Hearts and move on, for what could be a fee as low as 1.5 million.
  The Standard run an old story that Hoddle is after Kevin Phillips, but it claims that Sunderland want 8 million for him !!
  It looks as though Stephen Kelly's loan spell at QPR, which is due to end on Saturday, will be extended to the end of the season.
  Reserve striker George Snee, who has been released by Spurs, will have a trial at Colchester United, starting with a reserve game against Wycombe Wanderers tomorrow.


Monday  21.4.2003   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs beat West Bromwich Albion this afternoon 3-2 at the Hawthorns.  Robbie Keane scored twice and teddy Sheringham once to see off the already relegated side.  Click here for a match report and here for reaction.


Sunday  20.4.2003   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  HAPPY EASTER TO ALL OUR READERS.
  Len Duquemin, star forward of the Spurs team from 1945 to 1957, has died.  Len scored 144 goals in 275 games for the club and was part of the 1951 League championship wining team. 
  TOTTENHAM TEAM NEWS : - Glenn Hoddle has injury worries (no change there then) with Darren Anderton (knee and ankle), Mauricio Taricco (calf), Anthony Gardner (hamstring) and Matthew Etherington (back).  He does hope that Dean Richards might be fit to face the relegated West Midlands side.
  WBA TEAM NEWS : - Lee Hughes is likely to miss tomorrow's match with a bad back, with Jason Roberts his most likely replacement.
  Everton's interest in Matthew Etherington has hit the papers again today.
  Meanwhile Fulham have intimated that they might be willing to take Teddy Sheringham on next season.
  Spurs are being linked with Argentine scoring sensation Jonas Guttierez, but Liverpool, Glasgow Rangers, Celtic, Blackburn Rovers, Manchester United, Middlesbrough and Charlton Athletic have all had the 20 year old Velez Sarsfield striker watched.
  Antonio Soldevilla of Espanyol has denied that he wants to leave the club and although Spurs and Bolton Wanderers were said to be watching him, the 24 year old centre back has little intention of leaving the Spanish club.
  Tottenham are one of the clubs watching Peterborough United's former Crystal Palace striker Leon McKenzie.  he may be available for as little as 500,000, although manager Barry Fry could try and hold out for 1.5 million.  West Bromwich Albion and Wigan Athletic are also interested.  David Pleat watched the forward in action in midweek.
  Spurs Ladies reserves won through to the final of the Sue Sharples Memorial Trophy by beating Chiswick reserves 6-0, but the first team lost their final league game to table topping Crystal Palace 1-4.  Click here for details.


Saturday  19.4.2003   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  AC Milan's defensive midfielder Martin Laursen has had talks with his club and looks set to stay there next season instead of coming to White Hart Lane on a year's loan.
  Despite winning West Bromwich Albion have been relegated to Division One.
  Replacing them in the Premier League will be Leicester City, who gained promotion today.


Friday  18.4.2003   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs lost 0-2 to Manchester City at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  For a match report, click here.  For reaction, click here.
  Spurs are again being linked with Bobby Zamora, the Brighton and Hove Albion striker.
  Meanwhile, The Sun put Spurs down for a 5 million bid for Mark Viduka to partner his former Leeds colleague Robbie Keane.
  And The Daily Star have us chasing Rivaldo ... again. Mind you he did say we were a very nice club last time ... before joining AC Milan.  Although he could leave on a free transfer, his 3 million wages might put Tottenham off though !!
  Tottenham have released Scottish striker Steven Ferguson, who they signed from East Fife in 2001.
  Rumoured Spurs target Lee Bowyer has caught the eye of Newcastle United.
  Rumoured Spurs target Kim Kallstrom, the Swedish wonder-kid, is now interesting Borussia Dortmund.


Thursday  17.4.2003   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  TOTTENHAM TEAM NEWS : - Dean Richards will not be fit to return for Spurs tomorrow.  Gary Doherty (knee) is also out, but Matthew Etherington (who suffered a back injury in the reserve game on Monday) is named in the squad.  After a couple of reserve matches, Steffen Iversen is back in the squad for the game and Rohan Ricketts retains his place in the 18 from which the team will be selected.  
Squad : - Keller, Sullivan, Bunjevcevic, Carr, Gardner, King, Perry, Taricco, Davies,  Anderton, Acimovic, Etherington, Poyet, Toda, Iversen, Sheringham, Ricketts, Keane
  MANCHESTER CITY TEAM NEWS : -  Eyal Berkovic is likely to be ruled out after being withdrawn in the last match, with Ali Benarbia replacing him in midfield.
  The London Evening Standard carries a story about Hoddle possible transfer budget for the summer and contains a throw-away line about experienced signings not paying off and that Sheringham and Poyet will leave in the close season.
  The Daily Star reckon Spurs have sounded out West Ham United on the availability of Freddie Kanoute, their French striker, who could be bought for as little as 4 million if the Irons sink into Division One.
  Stephen Carr and Gary Doherty have been name din the Republic of Ireland squad to face Norway in a friendly international on April 30th.
  Planet Football reports that Tottenham are just one of a host of clubs who have sent scouts to run their eye over central defender Neill Collins of Dumbarton, but the player has been refused permission to attend a second trial with Charlton Athletic and he may be available should the right offer be made.  


Wednesday  16.4.2003   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  On the official club website, Dean Richards has stated that he hopes to be back for Friday's match against Manchester City and Jamie Redknapp stated that he hopes to be back playing soon.
  The Daily Mail runs a story that Celtic may have received an enquiry about Chris Sutton from Spurs, as Glenn Hoddle seeks to find a strike partner for Robbie Keane.  6 million has been quoted as a possible transfer fee, with a 1.5 million down payment and the rest in instalments.  
  Thankfully, in another report on the Sporting Life site, Hoddle says that the days of big money moves are over and that any player who fetches 6 million will be a very special one.  Hopefully, that rules out Sutton, who's brother was released by Spurs earlier this season.
  No Spurs player feature son the PFA nomination list for Player or Young Player of the year.


Tuesday  15.4.2003   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  It is claimed that Racing Santander star Yossi Benayoun is being hindered by an ongoing row with his previous club Hapoel Beersheba.  Santander paid 1.6 million for the 22 year old striker earlier this season, but the Israeli government might get involved to obtain a fair price for the selling club.  Spurs are supposedly interested enough to pay 4 million, but it could be a deal that is fraught with anomalies.
  Portsmouth were promoted to the Premier League tonight.


Monday  14.4.2003   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs reserves beat Wimbledon Reserves at Stevenage Borough tonight by 3-1, with goals from Milenko Acimovic, Rohan Ricketts and Mark Yeates.  Match report to follow tomorrow.
  Charlton Athletic are said to be favourites to sign Matthew Etherington at the end of the season, with a fee of 1.5 million being mentioned. 
  Former Swedish teenage Spurs target Kim Kallstrom is rumoured to be being watched by Liverpool and said to be joining them in the summer.


Sunday  13.4.2003   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Teddy Sheringham said on TV that his future is out of his hands and he will have to see what offers are made to him before he can say where he will be playing his football.
  ...and finally ... it was nice to see a cup semi-final where all the fans of each side were accommodated in one ground.  Yes, SCBC and Watford got all their supporters in to watch their FA Cup semi-final at Villa Park and from the TV pictures, there were even some seats spare !!


Saturday  12.4.2003   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs drew 2-2 with Leeds United this afternoon at Elland Road.  Teddy Sheringham and Robbie Kane scored the Tottenham goals.  For a match report, click here.  For reaction, click here.
  Spurs Under-19s beat Aston Villa 2-0 at Spurs Lodge to finish their league programme.  Nicky Wettner and Mark Yeates scored the goals.
  Sunderland's relegation from the Premier League this afternoon was confirmed when they lost 0-2 at Birmingham City.


Friday  11.4.2003   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Glenn Hoddle has been as good as his word and has moved to end the injury nightmare that the Tottenham players have been suffering.  He has hired the services of Argentinian doctor Dario Rubens Oliva, who was Maradona's medical adviser and specialises in getting players back to fitness earlier than would normally be expected.  Mauricio Taricco has been effectively by Oliva, who has also helped resolve a frozen shoulder problem suffered by Milenko Acimovic.  Hoddle regards him as a genius and is also using controversial German doctor Hans-Muller Wolfhart, who has treated Michael Owen and Jurgen Klinsmann and has used pig's blood in his treatments. 
  TOTTENHAM TEAM NEWS : - Anthony Gardner will be available for the match at Leeds in Saturday.  Rohan Ricketts remains in the squad, but Jamie Slabber is still out with an ankle injury.  Iversen, Richards and Rednapp are back in training, but not yet match fit.
  LEEDS UNITED TEAM NEWS : - Peter Reid is likely to name an unchanged side for the match.  Lucic, Bravo and Okon are all omitted from the squad once more, with Bridges, Batty and Johnson all missing through injury.
  The latest club linked with Teddy Sheringham is ... Sporting Lisbon, who are reported to be offering a 42,000 a week salary.
  West Ham United are to release Lee Bowyer at the end of the season as they cannot afford his 35,000 a week wage.  A move for him in the summer by Spurs had been rumoured at the time he signed for the Irons.
  Atalanta's 24 year old central defender Cesare Natali is hopeful of coming to England to play in the Premiership, with Tottenham one of the clubs looking at him, along with Arsenal and Newcastle United.  He has a contract that runs until summer 2004, but if he does not get offered a new contract this close season, the club will cash in on him, rather than lose him on a Bosman the year after.  AC Milan, Juventus and Parma are also monitoring the situation.


Thursday  10.4.2003   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Very little news around today !!
  However, a latest piece of news arrived today ... 
SADDAM STILL ALIVE 
Saddam Hussein has just given a TV interview on Iraqi television to show that he wasn't killed in last night's bombing. 
He said "To prove I am still alive, Spurs were total sh*te on Saturday."  
A British Government spokesman moved quickly to question the validity of the broadcast, saying: "That could have been recorded months ago." 


Wednesday  9.4.2003   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  In a letter to Spurs fans justifying the season ticket price rises, Chairman Daniel Levy has said that money will be made available to Glenn Hoddle to strengthen and deepen the squad in preparation for the 2003-04 season.
  Perhaps worryingly, the London Evening Standard are hinting that some of it might be spent on Kevin Phillips, who Sunderland might let go as part of a drastic down-sizing of their squad.
  Scandalous rumour of the day ... in the Sun, Newcastle United are supposedly thinking over a bid for Stephen Carr.
  Espanyol defender Antonio Soldevilla is being tracked by Spurs and Bolton Wanderers.  The 24 year old might be one of the players sold off should the Barcelona based side be relegated.
  TeamTalk report that the Tottenham reserve wing back Dean Marney will be put through his paces on trial at Luton Town.  However, this might be another case of mistaken identity with the player who was on trial at Sheffield United a couple of weeks ago from Harrow Borough.
  Spurs reserves won 4-2 against Fulham reserves tonight at Woking FC.  The goals were scored by Steffen Iversen, Lee Barnard, Anthony Gardner and Mark Yeates (continuing his own good goal-scoring run).


Tuesday  8.4.2003   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Teddy Sheringham has said that he will consider deals from several clubs at the end of the season, along with everything else (that probably being a contract with Spurs on a much reduced salary).
  Martin Rowlands, the Brentford midfielder, has been watched by David Pleat and Spurs might follow up the interest in the highly rated player.
  Dean Richards has begun training again after his back injury.


Monday  7.4.2003   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Matthew Etherington will wait until the summer before deciding whether to sign a new two year deal with Tottenham.  The winger said that he needed more first team exposure than a couple of minutes at the end of each game.
  Tottenham were amongst a host of clubs who sent representatives to a game in Belgium between Lierse and Anderlecht to watch the latter's Ivory Coast striker Aruna Didane.  However, he has just signed a new contract with Anderlecht and to prise him away will be costly.


Sunday  6.4.2003   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Teddy Sheringham has been offered a king's ransom to play for two years in Dubai.  The News of the World report that the Spurs captain has been given the chance to play for Dubai City for two years in a deal worth 5 million.  The article says that West ham United and Portsmouth have been expressing an interest in taking the former England striker, but put up against this offer, they would pale into insignificance (as they should).
  The same paper says Tottenham are keen to sign Bayer Leverkusen's Turkish international Yildiray Basturk.  The 25-year old midfielder is said to be available for 2 million.  Liverpool are also interested.
  Spurs Ladies had a successful weekend in the main.  The first team were victims of Redbridge Raiders who won 3-0; the Reserves progressed to the semi-final of the Sue Sharples Memorial Trophy with a 2-1 win over Denham United reserves; the Under-15s beat North Herts. Ladybirds 6-1 to reach the Herts. Girls League Cup Final; the Under-13s won 7-0 in the league at Northwood; the Under-11 A side lost out 0-2 to QPR, while the B team beat the Rangers counterparts 2-1 for their first win of the season.  For match reports, click here.


Saturday  5.4.2003   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs beat Birmingham City 2-1 this afternoon with goals from Robbie Keane and Gus Poyet.  For a match report, click here.  For reaction, click here.
  Thanks to David Masters for news that Glenn Hoddle was at Reading long into Friday morning - possibly negotiating for left back Nicky Shorey ??
  Another rumour told to me at the grounds today was that Jamie Redknapp might be ready to quit the game after another long battle against injury.
  Spurs Under-19s beat Norwich City 1-0 thanks to his fifth goal in a week from Mark Yeates.
  The Spurs Under-17s lost out to SCBC in the Academy play-offs group match this morning.  They lost 2- with Kieran McKenna scoring both Tottenham goals.


Friday  4.4.2003   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Glenn Hoddle admits on the Soccernet site that  he has not been able to improve the consistency of the Spurs side in his two years in charge.  Some of this he puts down to the injury jinx that has continued on from previous managers' reigns.  He added that some things are being put in place to get players back from injury quicker.
  TOTTENHAM TEAM NEWS : - Spurs will be without stomach muscle victim Steffen Freund and Anthony Gardner with an ankle injury.  Alton Thelwell and Rohan Ricketts are added to the squad, with Dean Richards needing a late test on his bad back and Ben Thatcher still missing.  Jamie Slabber is out with an ankle injury picked up in Monday's reserve game against Ipswich Town.  TeamTalk also claim that Stephen Carr and Robbie Keane are doubtful for the match following their involvement in the Republic of Ireland's game in Albania on Wednesday.
  BIRMINGHAM CITY TEAM NEWS : - Robbie Savage is suspended and Clinton Morrison misses out with a dislocated shoulder.  Damien Johnson, Darren Carter and Piotr Swierczewski all fight to replace Savage, while Geoff Horsfield takes Morrison's place.  Stan Lazaridis will have a late fitness test on a dodgy hamstring.  Ian Bennett also picked up a knock in training and loanee from Barnsley Andy Marriott is waiting for the call should the regular keeper not make it.
  An unfounded internet rumour suggests that Spurs might be interested in bringing forward Paul McVeigh back to White Hart Lane from Norwich City. 
  Another striker Tottenham are supposedly interested in is Lazio's Bernardo Corradi, who has been the subject of enquiries from the club about his contract situation according to one report.


Thursday  3.4.2003   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs reserves beat Watford reserves 1-0 tonight.  Mark Yeates opened the scoring and Spurs had to survive at the end with ten men after Jonathan Blondel was sent off for two cautions inside a minute.
  Anthony Gardner is reported on the Spurs website to have taken a knock on his ankle and was removed as a precaution in that match.


Wednesday  2.4.2003   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Steffen Iversen has returned to gentle training (easy does it !!) after being out for two months with a back injury.
  Stephen Carr and Robbie Keane started for the Republic of Ireland in their 1-1 draw in Tirana against Albania tonight.  Gary Doherty replaced Keane in the second half.
  Under-19 centre half David Tyrie has signed for Norwich City, where he will continue his scholarship.
  Tottenham reserves play Watford reserves at Vicarage Road tomorrow night (kick off 7 p.m.) with entry free !!


Tuesday  1.4.2003   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Anthony Gardner said that although he found it a bit tough playing for the reserves last night, he came through it without any reaction to his hamstring tear and is looking forward to playing in the first team again, according to the official website.
  Dean Richards has been having injections in his back and hopes to be training before the end of the week.
  Some of Tottenham's pre-season fixtures are starting to take shape.  Spurs are rumoured to be playing the MK Dons at their National Hockey Stadium ground in a warm-up match for the new season and they will also visit Adams Park to face Wycombe Wanderers on July 19th (kick off 3.00 p.m.) in a testimonial for Dave Jones, a long-serving physio at the club.
  Antoine Sibierski of Lens says that there is only one club in England that interests him and that is Spurs.  he has the utmost respect for Tottenham Hotspur and Glenn Hoddle, who he says knows French football very well.  The 28 year old midfielder sees himself as the new Teddy Sheringham (I hope he means a few years back when Teddy was very good) and being available at just about 3 million, he might fall into Tottenham's price range.
  Sibierski's fellow Lens player, forward Daniel Moriera said that both Spurs and Arsenal are looking at him with a view to a transfer.  He has stated that he would like to play for a London based club ... which rules out Wimbledon then (unless he goes to AFC Wimbledon).
  Matthew Etherington was an unused substitute in England Under-21's 1-1 draw with Turkey at St. James' Park, Newcastle tonight.

 

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