Saturday 30.04.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
for the difficulties in providing the usual service through the site
in the last few days, but technical problems have prevented us
updating the site as regularly as we would have liked.
today indicate that Jermain Defoe's contract is closer to being worth
£35,000 a week.
Daily Star claim that Aston Villa are interested in signing Robbie
NEWS ... Chelsea won the Premier League today with a 2-0 win over
Bolton Wanderers ... Nottingham Forest were relegated to League One
after losing 1-2 at QPR ... Kidderminster Harriers were relegated
to the Nationwide Conference today ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... To
celebrate Chelsea's title win, literally tens of fans, some of whom
had supported Chelsea for as long as up to five weeks, poured out onto the
streets of West London and sang songs such as "Is this the way to
Stamford Bridge ?"
Friday 29.04.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Defoe has signed an improved four and a half year deal, believed to be
worth £25,000 a week, that will run from now until the summer of 2009.
Defoe was believed to be on £15,000 a week on his previous
deal. This kills speculation that the forward was being lined up
for a move to Chelsea for £5 million plus midfielder Scott
Parker. Jermain told the club website, ďItís a
special day for me. Since Iíve been at the club the staff, the
players, the fans have all been great and Iíve thoroughly enjoyed my
time. Itís all gone so quickly."
Martin Jol said that Defoe has made a good transition to the Premier
League after leaving West Ham and although he is a fine player, he
still has some improvements to make, but the Head Coach believes that
he has the right mentality to succeed. Jol also added that the
young players at Tottenham are the future of the club and he was very
pleased that Defoe had signed the new contract.
HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : - Anthony Gardner and Michael Brown
(both foot), Noe Pamarot (knee) and Pedro Mendes (toe) both miss
Sunday's match and Noureddine Naybet (ankle) is doubtful, which
will probably mean that Michael Dawson will retain his place in the
centre of defence. Martin Jol has ruled out Mendes and Brown for
the rest of the season.
VILLA TEAM NEWS : - Aston Villa defender Liam Ridgewell
returns after suspension, which should see Mark Delaney return to his
favoured right-back slot. Centre back Olof Mellberg and
midfielder Gavin McCann will both miss the game.
London Evening Standard reports that Spurs Academy manager Peter
Suddaby is leaving the club with England Under-21 assistant coach John
McDermott coming in as Academy Director.
Tottenham have been linked to Glasgow Ranger's 30 year old Croatian
striker Dado Prso, but manager Alex McLeish has said he is not for
Spurs defender Ian Hendon has signed a new two year deal with Barnet.
Jackson has come up with an idea for the Blackburn game on 15th
May. MEHSTG will be backing the campaign and hope that many
Spurs fans will follow suit.
"We really need to get behind the boys, even more than our usual
fantastic support. Jol wants us to be the 12th man !
We all know that if we play well its gonna go to the wire and
therefore we need to make that game like a cup final ! We tried
the yellow day at WBA, but it was wrong colour and time of year to
make a huge impact.
So I propose that against Blackburn Rovers, everyone wears
WHITE. Even if you don't own a spurs shirt everyone owns a white
shirt, so everyone from kids to directors can join in on this. The sun
will be out so its the perfect time to do it !
If the THST feel this is a good idea, which I sincerely hope it is,
would be great to be able to spread the word !
Please spread the word to all fellow Spurs fans, can make the Blackburn
game the most important and memorable home game for over a decade !
Hope you all feel its worthwhile doing!"
NEWS ... The referee at the centre of the German bribe scandal
has been banned for life ... Cambridge United have filed for
administration after being £900,000 in debt ... Keith Curle has been
named as the new manager of Chester City ...
no-spin story ... Manchester United might be worried about
Malcolm Glazer buying out the club, but they nearly had the family of
the former Libyan Dictator Colonel Gadaffi poised for a take-over at
MEHSTG's no- spin story
2... Sunderland clinched the Championship championship
tonight by beating West Ham United 2-1 at Upton Park.
MEHSTG's no- spin story
3 ... David Beckham has won the right to gag the nanny !!
Thursday 28.04.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Reserves ended their season with a 2-2 home draw at Stevenage Borough
FC to Coventry City tonight. For a match report click here.
NEWS ... Sporting Lisbon beat AZ Alkmaar 2-1 and Parma and SCKA
Moscow drew 0-0 in the UEFA Cup semi-final first leg matches ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Manchester
City have tied up Richard Dunne in a new two year deal. WHat
happens when he is untied in 2007, who knows ??
Wednesday 27.04.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Marney has signed a two year extension to his current contract at
Ricketts has said that he intends to move to Wolverhampton Wanderers,
where he is currently on loan, if Glenn Hoddle stays at Molineux as
Daily Star claims that Spurs are keen admirers of Newcastle United's
midfielder Kieron Dyer, who might leave the club after a number of
misdemeanours. Aston Villa and Everton are also
NEWS ... Liverpool and Chelsea drew 0-0 at Stamford Bridge in the
Champions League semi-final first leg ...
Watch ... Rio Ferdinand and Jody Morris both questioned about
a fight with a photographer outside a Hampstead club
Tuesday 26.04.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Sousa Silva looks like he might be on his way back to Tottenham after
FC Den Haag will be terminating his loan as he refused to play for the
reserves at the Dutch club. This is news, as it had appeared
that Tottenham had released him from the contract they had with him !!
will not face punishment from the FA following his elbow into the face
fop Erik Edman in last night's match. It has been regarded as an
"accident" and he did not intend to hurt Edman, he said.
Spurs reserve midfielder Mark Hughes has been offered a one year deal
with Oldham Athletic.
NEWS ... Barcelona will top Chelsea's shirt sponsorship deal when
they sell advertising on their shirts for the first time to the
Chinese government for £65 million in a five year deal ... AC
Milan took a 2-0 first leg lead in the Champions League semi-final
MEHSTG's spin story ... Rangers
will be hauled up in front of the SFA's disciplinary committee after a
paper drinks cup struck Celtic's Stilian Petrov on Sunday. This
could lead to all paper based products being removed from fans on
their way into the Ibrox ground. Well, Rangers have to do
something to raise some revenue !!
MEHSTG's spin story
2 ... Alan Curbishley intends to bring Lee Bowyer in at
Charlton Athletic in the summer and to axe Francis Jeffers, Paul
Konchesky, Jason Euell and Bryan Hughes. Well, it beats fist
fighting with Kieron Dyer !!
no-spin story ... Sebastian Larsson
has been offered a new two year contract by Arsenal. The young
player said "It is very fun," Larsson told Expressen.
"It is a real contract this time, that feels better."
Watch ... Former Spurs winger Chris Waddle has been arrested
after a fight at a pub in Sheffield on Thursday 21st April, where a 20
year old man suffered facial injuries. Waddle has been released
Monday 25.04.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
lost 0-1 to Arsenal at Highbury tonight. For a match report,
click here. For reaction, click here.
NEWS ... Chelsea signed a shirt sponsorship deal with Samsung
worth £50 million over five years today ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Gary
Megson plans to axe two team's worth of players in an attempt to
get Nottingham Forest back into the Championship next season, should
they get relegated. He will chop Tranmere Rovers and Sheffield
Sunday 24.04.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
People newspaper reckon that a £7 million bid for Crystal Palace
goal-scorer Andy Johnson will be forthcoming from Spurs should the
South London club get relegated.
Sunday Mirror claim that Tottenham are interested in buying West
Bromwich Albion's skillful Hungarian midfielder Zoltan Gera, who has
had some good performances against Spurs this season.
Wenger has said today that he did not think that Paul Robinson was
"the finished article" when Arsenal looked at the keeper
while still at Leeds United. The Arsenal manager said that
Robinson had improved since his move to Tottenham and that the
promotion to England keeper had helped him mature and dominate a game
People also carries a story saying that Leeds United's 18 year-old
winger Aaron Lennon will be sold this summer and a £1 million deal
could be agreed with Tottenham in the next few days. There is
also a rumour that he might be loaned back to Leeds for a season if
the deal does go through.
NEWS ... John Terry won PFA Player of the Year and Wayne Rooney
won PFA Young Player of the Year ...
Watch ... Arsenal's Quincy Owusu-Abeyie was arrested at 3.00
a.m. last night after a fight outside the Cafe Royal where the PFA
Awards were held
Saturday 23.04.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Under-18s lost 1-7 away to Arsenal today, but only after Stuart Lewis
was sent off after twenty minutes.
NEWS ... Sunderland clinched promotion to the Premier League
today ... Cambridge United lose their place in the league, while Luton
Town were crowned as Champions of League One today ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Peterborough
United will be playing League Two football next season after being
relegated today. Some people say they have been playing League
Two football all season !!
Friday 22.04.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Werder Bremen right back Paul Stalteri, who can leave on a free
transfer in the summer, is said to be a target for Tottenham
Hotspur. The 28-year-old Canadian international can play on
either flank or as a full-back with Martin Jol seeing him as a
defensive replacement for Noe Pamarot, who is out long term with a
knee ligament injury. The player said that he has not heard of
the interest and did not comment on speculation, despite having turned
down Crystal Palace in the summer.
HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : - Fredi Kanoute should be fit again after missing
Wednesday night's match with West Bromwich Albion with a neck injury.
Michael Brown is still suspended and there are some worries over
Michael Dawson who suffered cuts and bruises to his leg in the WBA
match, but should be fit and Mido, who's stomach muscles are still
playing him up, although he should be in the squad.
TEAM NEWS : - Thierry Henry will be missing with a groin injury
and Freddie Ljungberg who has a hip injury.
Daily Star seems certain that Jan Venegoor de Hesselink will leave PSV
Eindhoven in the summer to join Tottenham Hotspur.
Huddlestone's final four games for Derby County are not ones he will
forget, he said today and he hopes that he can leave them on good
terms when he comes to Spurs in the summer, by helping them to
Cottee's unpaid £15,000 fine for selling tickets for the 1999 League
Cup Final against Spurs on the black market has earned him a ban from
football by the FA.
NEWS ... Lee Bowyer received a three match ban and a £30,000
fine for his part in the brawl with Kieron Dyer on 2nd April ...
Fabien Barthez has been sentenced to a three month ban for spitting at
a referee while playing for Marseille in a friendly in Morocco
MEHSTG's spin story ... Brighton
boss Mark McGhee is considering dropping Leon Knight for the rest of
the season after the player was declared bankrupt. Financially
that is not morally.
no-spin story ... Leeds will not be pick midfielder Seth
Johnson for the last three games of the season, allowing them to avoid
paying Derby County a £250,000 transfer payment as Johnson is
currently one appearance away from 60 for the Championship side, which
would trigger the payment to their rivals.
Thursday 21.04.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Kanoute missed last night's game with a neck injury.
the Peace Cup (the pre-season tournament Spurs are taking part in
during their pre-season programme), Tottenham have been drawn against
Argentinian striker Martin Palermos's Boca Juniors team on Saturday
16th July in Suwon (one hour from Seoul) and stay in that city to play
Mamelodi Sundowns (featuring former Coventry and Birmingham striker
Peter Ndlovu) on Monday 18th. Spurs then meet Real Sociedad
(with former Sheffield Wednesday man Darko Kovacevic in their side
along with Russian Valeri Karpin) on Thursday 21st at Ulsan (right
down in the south of the country).
Thanks to Paul Rogers, who sent this information and he has extended
his help to any Spurs fans who are thinking about making the trip and
they can e-mail Paul on firstname.lastname@example.org
and heíll try to help out if he can.
midfielder Owen Hargreaves has said that he will stay with Bayern
Munich one more year and not move to Tottenham or Aston Villa.
side Rennes have allegedly given up their pursuit of Erik Edman, who
they wanted to sign in the summer according to Sky Sports' website.
NEWS ... Blackburn's Andy Todd has been cleared of violent
conduct against Robin van Persie in last Saturday's FA Cup semi-final ...
El Hadji Diouf will be appearing in court charged with spitting at
Middlesbrough fans ...
MEHSTG's spin story ...
Wednesday 20.04.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
drew 1-1 with West Bromwich Albion tonight at White Hart Lane.
Match report and reaction will follow tomorrow.
Sun claims that should Robbie Keane leave Tottenham in the summer, the
club will make a move for 26 year old Jan Venegoor de Hesselink of PSV
Kanoute is considering retiring from international football following
the riot that happened in his last match fro Mali in the African
NEWS ... Chelsea have won the right to claim money for Adrian
Mutu's transfer to Juventus after testing positive for drug use ...
Andy Todd is denying the charge of violent conduct in Saturday's FA
Cup semi-final ... UEFA have revealed that from next season clubs may
have points deducted or be thrown out of Europe should their fans
misbehave at matches in European competitions ...
MEHSTG's spin story ...
Tuesday 19.04.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
club have issued a statement to the effect that Noureddine Naybet has
not had an operation on his hamstring and will not miss the rest of
the season. The Moroccan will not play tomorrow against WBA, as
he is not yet quite ready to return, but hopes to be back soon.
HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : - Mido might return to the Spurs squad after recovering
from pulled abdominal
muscles but Noureddine Naybet (hamstring), Anthony Gardner (foot),
Michael Brown (suspended), Noe Pamarot (knee) and Pedro Mendes (broken
toe) all miss out against West Bromwich Albion.
BROMWICH ALBION TEAM NEWS : - With Jonathan Greening suspended, Junichi
Inamoto, Ricardo Scimeca, Richard Chaplow and Jason Koumas will vie to
fill the gap in midfield. Manager Bryan Robson wants to rotate
his squad and Kanu or Earnshaw might come in to replace one of the
partnership of Geoff Horsfield and Kevin Campbell.
a match preview, click here.
a match report of yesterday's reserve team game, click here.
NEWS ... Andy Todd will be charged with violent behaviour after clashing
with Robin van Persie in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final ... Wembley has
lost out to Athens in the bid to stage the 2007 Champions League
final. Hampden Park will host the UEFA Cup final of that season
... The "Cole-gate" tapping up affair will be heard by the
FA on 17th and 18th May, just a few days before the FA Cup Final ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Newcastle
United fans thought that Nicky Butt's performance against Manchester
United was a disgrace in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday, leading to
him being booed during the match. These are the same supporters
who will be cheering Lee Bowyer and Kieron Dyer when they return from
their bans. Passionate supporters ?? You decide.
Monday 18.04.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Reserves beat Arsenal Reserves 4-3 at Stevenage Borough tonight.
For a match report click here.
Santini has said that he had the opportunity to be Portsmouth manager
during the January transfer window. However, the former Spurs
manager said that he wanted a break from the game and claimed that "the
five months I spent with Tottenham helped me to learn so much. I
know that I made a good choice in leaving this club. I will
explain some more later. It is necessary to let the souffle fall
down." Hmmm. Eric Cantona anyone ??
Robinson has said that he would like to finish his career playing in
Portugal, as he would like to live out there when he retires.
Spurs defender Mark Stimson will not be the new Peterborough United
manager according to club owner and current manager Barry Fry.
mascot Chirpy finished the London Marathon in six hours and forty
NEWS ... ...
no-spin story ... Freddie Ljungberg has joined Thierry Henry
on the treatment table.
no- spin story 2 ... Leeds midfielder Shaun Derry wants QPR
striker Kevin Gallen to pay half his fine after his sending off at
Loftus Road on Saturday !!
Sunday 17.04.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
People and The Sunday Star report that Spurs would want Newcastle
United's James Milner to be part of a deal should striker Robbie Keane
leave for St. James Park.
Sunday Mirror run the story about Tottenham being favourites to
sign Sporting Lisbon's young star midfielder Joao Moutinho.
City are said to want to buy Spurs midfielder Michael Brown to replace
former Blue Robbie Savage by The People newspaper.
according to the Sunday Mirror, Brown is to be offered a new
three-year deal to frighten off Aston Villa.
NEWS ... Manchester United beat Newcastle United 4-1 in the FA
Cup semi-final resulting in seventh place in the Premiership being
eligible for a UEFA Cup place ...
no-spin story ... Our magnificent media-savvy Head Coach
Martin Jol said about yesterday's game at Anfield Jol said: "You
come to Liverpool and it's always hard. They even rested Steven
Gerrard in Europe for our game! They had an excellent side out there."
Saturday 16.04.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
earned a 2-2 draw at Anfield against Liverpool this afternoon.
For a match report, click here.
For reaction click here.
Under-18s beat Charlton Athletic 3-0 with Charlie Lee scoring twice
and Claude Seanla adding the third goal.
Spurs winger Peter Taylor has steered Hull City to promotion to the
Championship with this afternoon's 0-0 draw with Swindon Town.
NEWS ... Arsenal beat Blackburn Rovers 3-0 in the FA Cup
semi-final this afternoon...
Friday 15.04.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Defoe has been nominated for the PFA Young Player of the Year award.
Brown's suspension will kick in after tomorrow's game, so he will miss
the matches against West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal.
TEAM NEWS : - Spurs have been hit by injuries that will leave them
weakened at Liverpool tomorrow. .
TEAM NEWS : - Steven Gerrard, Mauricio Pelligrino, Fernando Morientes,
Xabi Alonso and Djibril Cisse are all set to feature in the game at
Anfield. Milan Baros is suspended and Dietmar Hamann is still
injured, so will not be available for selection.
a match preview of tomorrow's game, click here.
Jol has said that Barcelona could not afford Paul Robinson, following
continuing speculation that the La Liga club are interested in signing
him as their back-up keeper.
have appointed Paul Barber as an Executive Director responsible for
commercial operations. The38-year-old is a former marketing
chief of the Football Association.
NEWS ... Manchester United are concerned that the impending
takeover bid from Malcolm the Glazer will be successful this time,
causing major disruption to the running of their club ...
Thursday 14.04.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
will be out for two weeks with a strained set of stomach muscles
picked up in training.
Naybet has been ruled out for the rest of the season after having an
operation on his hamstring.
chief Gordon Taylor has told the media that the emergence of talented
English young players has been spearheaded by Tottenham with Jermain
being the prime example, but with Paul Robinson and Ledley King also
there, the team have moved forward and brought the best out of them.
NEWS ... ...
Wednesday 13.04.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
club's tour to Mauritius from May 18th to 24th will feature a game
against the national team on May 20, with the to be held at the
draw for the Peace Cup, which Spurs will feature in as part of their
pre-season programme, will be made on April 21st in South Korea.
Youth failed to reach the FA Youth Cup final tonight, losing 1-2 to
Ipswich Town at WHite Hart Lane and 1-4 on aggregate. Simon
Dawkins scored Tottenham's goal.
NEWS ... ...
Tuesday 12.04.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Ricketts has extended his loan stay at Molineux and will play for
Wolverhampton Wanderers for the rest of this season.
are allegedly keen on Malaga goalkeeper Francesc Arnau. A scout
was supposedly present when the Spanish side drew 2-2 with Valencia at
the Mestalla on Sunday.
are also among a number of clubs eyeing Sporting Lisbon's 18 year old
defensive midfielder Joao Moutinho. The youngster is one of the
lowest paid players at the Portuguese club and his performance against
Newcastle Unite din the UEFA Cup last week drew admiring reports from
those watching representing Liverpool, Everton and
NEWS ... Chelsea reach the Champions League semi-finals with a
2-3 defeat at Bayern Munich, but win 7-5 on aggregate ... The other
quarter final tonight between Internazionale and AC Milan was
abandoned when Inter fans threw a flare at AC keeper Dida amid
disgraceful scenes ... Luton Town gained promotion to the Championship
without playing tonight as Tranmere Rovers lost and cannot catch them
MEHSTG's spin story ... Legal
expert Roy Keane has said of Manchester United's poor performances of
late ... "Everyone at this club needs to look at themselves and
ask whether they are giving 100% to the football club. I am not
sure all the players can say they are. That is a crime in
itself." Having been in court a few times in his career, he
should know !!
Monday 11.04.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Brown sustained a foot injury on Sunday against Newcastle United and
will have a scan on the injured part to determine its severity.
will also miss the next two matches against Liverpool and West
Bromwich Albion after racking up his tenth booking of the season in
strained his stomach during training and was excluded from the squad
for the Newcastle United match.
NEWS ... ...
Sunday 10.04.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
beat Newcastle United 1-0 at White Hart Lane this afternoon.
Click here for a match report.
For reaction click here.
Jol said (in answer to a question "Will Robbie Keane definitely
be at Spurs next season ?") that he did not know if Robbie Keane
would be at White Hart Lane next season. The Head Coach said
that the player knows that Jol thinks he is a very talented player,
but that he must not show his frustration in a football ground and
must be kept behind closed doors and that it is about the team, not
Carr has said he left Spurs because he was no longer playing as he had
done before his injury, but it was not because of the operation that
he had failed to recapture his previous good form. Claiming to
be stale and needing to win trophies at this stage of his career, he
knows he was right to go to Newcastle, who are a much bigger club than
Spurs because they have Champions League experience, despite not
having won a trophy for over thirty years.
Sunday People runs a story claiming that Luis Figo will be leaving
Real Madrid in the summer, with Liverpool, Newcastle United and Spurs
all interested in the Portuguese midfielder.
are willing to pay Spurs £6 million for Paul Robinson or so says the
Sunday Mirror. £6 million ?? Dream on. The People
are also having a laugh when they state that Manchester United are
interested and have been told £8 million will persuade Spurs to part
with the England number one.
People (again) have another Spurs story. Tottenham are
favourites to sign Argentinian midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme from
Barcelona for £5 million.
Robinson does go, the News of the World claim that Tottenham are lining
up a £4 million bid for Norwich City goalkeeper Rob Green, should the
Canaries get relegated.
more, the People has Tottenham selling Simon Davies to Everton for
£2.8 million at the end of the season.
Bowyer is not coming to Tottenham according to Martin Jol in the
Sunday Mirror. Hurrah !!
News of the World didn't want to be left without a Spurs story and run
the one about our supposed interest in striker Bonaventure Kalou
of Auxerre. Liverpool are also keeping tabs on him.
Mail on Sunday reckon that Arsenal will beat Tottenham to the signing
of Borussia Dortmund's Czech midfielder Tomas Rosicky.
News of the World are reporting that Tottenham are keen to sign Leeds
United's young winger Aaron Lennon for £ million.
NEWS ... Wrexham beat Southend United in the LDV Vans Trophy 2-0
after extra time at the Millennium Stadium this afternoon ...
MEHSTG's spin story ...
Saturday 09.04.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Daily Express keep banging on about Manchester United buying Paul
Robinson and say that Alex Ferguson will sell off players to fund the
bid for the England number one.
the Daily Mirror claim that Martin Jol has said that Robbie Keane
should be aware that no player is bigger than the club and he could
yet be sold.
a short preview of tomorrow's game, click here.
NEWS ... Barnet reclaim their place in the Football League with a
3-1 win over Halifax Town that also gives them the Conference title ...
MEHSTG's spin story ...
Friday 08.04.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Jol has revealed that there was no way that the club could have kept
Stephen Carr at White Hart Lane, as he would not sign a new deal and
was set on leaving.
Spurs defender Carr has talked about Sunday's match and said ... "I
am looking forward to going back there. I have a lot of happy
memories from my time with Spurs and this was a game I looked for when
I moved up here. But that's all forgotten now as the Spurs fans
have proved." Like celebrating in front of the Spurs fans ...
oh, no ... we haven't forgotten.
Fulop, Spurs' reserve keeper, will stay on loan at Chesterfield until
the end of the season.
HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : - Spurs will definitely be without Noe Pamarot
(knee) and Pedro Mendes (broken toe), while they wait on injuries to
Simon Davies (calf), Noureddine Naybet (hamstring) and Anthony Gardner
(foot). Thimothee Atouba will serve the second of a three match
ban. Michael Dawson and Goran Bunjevcevic stand by if required to play
in central defence, while Reto Ziegler might have to play despite not
being quite 100% with a troublesome hamstring.
UNITED TEAM NEWS : - Jean-Alain Boumsong, Patrick Kluivert and
Celestine Babayaro might be picked in the side after recovering from
injury, but the team will be without Lee Bowyer, Kieron Dyer and
Steven Taylor, who are all suspended and Titus Bramble who has a
hernia. Shay Given's hip injury is a matter of concern and a
late decision on his availability will be made before the match.
Youth lost 0-2 to Ipswich Town in the semi-final first leg of the FA
Youth Cup at Portman Road tonight. A match report can be found here.
will be unsuccessful if they try to tempt defender Kevin Wilson away
from Notts County, as he is set to stay with the Magpies despite
interest from Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal, who all watched him last
NEWS ... Referee Mike Dean has been suspended for the rest of the
season after breaching his contract by getting involved in an internet
betting website ...
Thursday 07.04.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Daily Mirror reports that Everton are set to snap up Robbie Keane from
Spurs in the summer.
Keane and Simon Davies are targets for Everton in the summer and they
are ready to splash out £9 million on the pair according to the Daily
Mail or £10 million if you read the Sun and the Guardian. The
Guardian say that Keane would be happy to move to Goodison Park, as
Everton are almost guaranteed European football next season.
Yorkshire Evening Post has said that Spurs Head Coach Martin Jol was
at Leeds United's match against Sheffield United on Tuesday night to
watch 18 year old winger Aaron Lennon, who the club are expected to
make a bid for in the summer.
a match report of last night's Spurs
Reserves win over Derby County Reserves click here.
NEWS ... Portsmouth have appointed Alain Perrin as their new
manager ... Rotherham United have appointed Mick Harford as their new
MEHSTG's spin story ... Chelsea
captain John Terry today labelled Bayern Munich's Michael Ballack a
"serial diver". Terry - the man who scored when
Carvalhao baulked the goalkeeper from a free-kick in the Barcelona
match - said "Not only Ballack but a few other Bayern players
were diving and it was disappointing to see". It is nice to
see some consistency in his approach to the game and wants to see
cheating removed from the game.
Wednesday 06.04.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Keane has been fined £10,000 for his show of disgust at not getting a
game at Birmingham City on Saturday and depending which source you
read, he was forced to train with the reserves or the youth team.
He kicked over some water bottles as he went from the bench to the
dressing room. The fine has been denied by the club who stated
that it was an internal matter.
Sun claim that Keane wants to move to Everton in the summer.
Roman Riquelme has said that he is flattered that there is a lot of
clubs interested in him, but he will not speak to other clubs until
the end of the season.
Reserves beat Derby County Reserves 5-2 at Stevenage Borough FC
tonight. For a match report click here.
Spurs manager and Director of Football David Pleat is to act as an
adviser to new Portsmouth manager Alain Perrin.
NEWS ... In the Champions League Chelsea beat Bayern Munich 4-2
and AC Milan beat Internazionale 2-0 ... Ian Rush resigned as Chester
City manager today ...
Tuesday 05.04.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Pamarot suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage on Saturday in the
Birmingham City match and will be out for up to nine months.
Spurs Head of Medical Services Dr. Charlotte Cowie said that the
French defender might require reconstructive surgery.
Daily Mirror claims that Tottenham are favourites to sign Argentinian
Jose Roman Riquelme from Spanish side Barcelona, although he is
currently on loan at Villareal. The classy 26 year old
midfielder would cost £8.5 million.
Times, the Daily Express and the London Evening Standard are reporting
that Tottenham are set to sell Robbie Keane after his display of
disappointment at not being used as a substitute on Saturday at St.
Andrews. A fee of £6 million or £7 million is being
mentioned. The Sun say that he will talk to Arnesen and Jol to
see if he has a future at Spurs.
Robinson and Michael Brown have both said that David Beckham would be
most welcome if he joined Spurs in the summer. They said that
his experience and ability would aid the team's development if he
decided to leave Real Madrid and come to White Hart Lane.
Bowyer has been banned for four matches after Saturday's on-pitch
fight with Kieron Dyer, who received a three match ban for his part in
the incident after the FA dismissed his appeal against the red card he
received. Both will be suspended for Sunday's match against
Barnard has returned from his loan spell at Northampton Town.
NEWS ... Rotherham United were relegated to League One tonight ...
Jens Lehmann has been banned for two European matches after he twice
threw water over the referee when Arsenal lost on aggregate to Bayern
Munich at Highbury in the Champions League ... Liverpool beat Juventus
2-1 at Anfield and Lyon drew 1-1 with PSV Eindhoven in the Champions
League tonight ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Reading's
USA international Bobby Convey (who nearly signed for Spurs) suffered
an allergic reaction to a plastic pitch while away on international
duty. It just goes to prove there is nothing quite like grass !!
Monday 04.04.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Arnesen has said that Robbie Keane must not show his displeasure at
not being used as a substitute again. However, the Sporting
Director was sure that Keane would be training hard so that he would
be ready when called upon and that he had a future at the club.
He did add that Martin Jol is the one who makes the decisions about
who plays and Robbie should not forget that.
will battle with Chelsea, Newcastle, Juventus and Barcelona for
Argentine central defender Rodriguez of Villarreal. The
20-year-old has said he would prefer a move to move to Juventus but
other clubs are watching his progress in La Liga.
are hoping to extend the loan spell of Spurs reserve goalkeeper Marton
Fulop until the end of the season.
NEWS ... Lee Bowyer is to be fined six weeks wages (believed to
be around £250,000) for his fight with Kieron Dyer on Saturday.
Newcastle will appeal against Dyer's red card, as the believe he was
the innocent party ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... The
Sun reveals that Alan Shearer feels "absolutely gutted"
about the incident against Aston Villa in which Lee Bowyer and Kieron
Dyer came to blows. Is that because he likes a good punch-up
himself and he is so old that he couldn't get there in time before the
melee was broken up ???
Sunday 03.04.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Keane's reaction to not being used as a substitute in yesterday's
match at Birmingham City has been dismissed as his own problem by Head
Coach Martin Jol. Keane seemed to mouth something to Jol as he
left the bench to go down the tunnel and kicked over some water
bottles. This followed Jol putting Mido on for Noureddine Naybet
instead of using the Irish striker. The Dutch coach said that it
was not about Robbie Keane, but he did what was best for the team and
Mido had a good headed chance soon after coming on.
Sunday Mirror claims that Martin Jol wants to keep Keane at Spurs
despite interest from Aston Villa and Everton, saying that he does not
care who is linked with the Republic of Ireland forward as he believes
he wants to stay and be part of the future of Tottenham Hotspur and
that he can be at the club for a long time.
News of the World claim Internazionale of Milan are planning a £16
million bid for Ledley King.
striker Bonaventure Kalou is alleged to be a target for Liverpool and
Spurs in the Sunday People.
United's number three goalkeeper Ricardo has said he would like to
play for Spurs, who he has heard are linked with him. The 33
year old would like to have first team football and he likes
Tottenham, who has been associated with thanks to rumours of a swap
deal involving him plus cash for Paul Robinson.
Segers has said that he has spoken to Robinson about the speculation
and he is settled at Spurs and keen to stay. Spurs are believed
to be ready to open new contract talks, even though his current deal
runs until 2009.
NEWS ... The FA have said they will launch an investigation into
the "blood spinning" technique used at Chelsea ...
Saturday 02.04.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
drew 1-1 with Birmingham City at St. Andrews this afternoon. For
a match report, click here. Reaction to follow.
Under-18s beat Crystal Palace at Spurs Lodge today 3-0 with goals from
Claude Seanla, Jacques Maghoma and Charlie Daniels.
NEWS ... Stockport County were relegated to League 2 today ...
no-spin story ... Kieron Dyer and Lee Bowyer were involved in
an on-pitch fight at St. James' Park this afternoon in their game with
Aston Villa. Amazingly enough, Graeme Souness still found time
to criticise the referee for not awarding his side a penalty when they
were 0-1 down for handball. Oh, if he had been so concerned
about such incidents in the recent FA Cup tie with Spurs ?? And
in conceding the penalty that put Villa 2-0 up, Steven Taylor
handballed a shot on the line and then dramatically grabbed his
stomach in what must be one of the poorest attempts to cover up a
handball in football history. Not sure if Souness saw that one
Friday 01.04.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Atouba has been handed a three match ban starting immediately after
being found guilty by the FA of elbowing Joey Barton in the match
against Manchester City on March 19th. The Cameron defender will
miss the Spurs games against Birmingham City, Newcastle United and
TEAM NEWS : - Pedro Mendes is the only player out of contention
for this match with his broken toe. Sean Davis will probably
start on the bench, while Atouba will be suspended for the first of
his three games.
CITY TEAM NEWS : - Jermaine Pennant is available after being
released from jail yesterday, but referee Howard Webb will decide if
he is able to play with his electronic ankle tag on underneath his
sock. Salif Diao is ruled out with a calf injury and Stan
Lazaridis might not be able to play after a long flight returning from
track work between Marylebone and Birmingham will restrict the ability
to travel to the game tomorrow, with a bus service replacing the
segment between Banbury and Birmingham. Fans going to travel by
train are advised to go into New Street from Euston on Virgin Trains
a preview of tomorrow's match with Birmingham City, click here.
Dowie has tried to take a mature attitude about the future destination
of Wayne Routledge's talents. The Crystal Palace manager said of
his winger that he will make his won mind up about where he will play
his football and if that is away from Selhurst Park, he will leave the
club as a friend. Dowie told reporters that if Routledge decided
that he wanted to come to Tottenham then "that's the way it
Slabber has left Spurs to join Conference side Aldershot Town.
O'Donoghue has joined Ryman Premier League side Heybridge Swifts until
the end of the season.
NEWS ... ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... The
big April Fool story of this year has been that Alan Shearer will not
retire in the summer, but will keep on playing for Newcastle United
for another season.