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April 2019

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

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

 

Tuesday 30.04.19
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FIRST TEAM : -  Tottenham lost 0-1 to Ajax in the Champions League Semi-final first leg tonight at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium   For a match report click here.

RUMOURS : -   .  


OTHER NEWS ... Luton Town and Barnsley were both promoted to the Championship tonight ... 

Monday 29.04.19
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FIRST TEAM : -   Ahead of the Champions League semi-final against Ajax at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium tomorrow, Harry Winks is ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing groin surgery.  Harry Kane (ankle) continues his recovery from injury, while others who will miss the game are Erik Lamela (hamstring), Serge Aurier (hamstring) and Heung-Min Son (one match suspension).  Jan Vertonghen (thigh) and Moussa Sissoko (groin) will be assessed as late as possible to give them every chance of taking part.

For a match preview for the Ajax match, click here.

RUMOURS : -   Speculation over the departure of Maxwell Statham, the under-18 defender appear to have been allayed, with his father (former Spurs defender Brian Statham) tweeting that the youngster has signed his first professional contract.  

PRE SEASON  : -   .  Spurs will take part in the Audi Cup tournament at Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena on Tuesday July 30th, opening up against Real Madrid (kick off 17.00 UK time), while the home side take on Fenerbahce later that evening.  The two winners will play off in the final at 17.00 (UK time), being preceeded by the two losers taking part in the 3rd/4th place play off at 19.30 (UK time).

UNDER-23s : -  A Jack Roles hat-trick earned Tottenham a 3-1 win over Derby County at Stevenage FC tonight, ensuring that they stay in Premier League 2, at the expense of West Ham United London, who are relegated.


OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Sunday 28.04.19
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RUMOURS : -   The Sunday Express claim that Spurs are set to sell Kieran Trippier and buy Norwich City right back Max Aarons, while elsewhere, Manchester United are targeting Eric Dier in the summer.  


OTHER NEWS ... Sheffield United were promoted to the Premier League after other results went their way today ... 

Saturday 27.04.19
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FIRST TEAM : -   Tottenham lost 0-1 to West Ham United London at The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium  this afternoon.  Click here for a match report.

RUMOURS : -   .  

UNDER-18s : -  Tottenham's Under-18s lost only their second game of the season to Leicester City 3-4 on the final day with Rodel Richards grabbing two and the other goal came from J'Neil Bennett.

EX-PLAYERS : -  Leyton Orient will return to the Football League next season , with former Spurs defender Justin Edinburgh managing the O's to the National League title today.


OTHER NEWS ... Norwich City will be playing in the Premier League next season after winning today ...  Rotherham United were relegated to League One today ... Yeovil Town were relegated from the Football League today  ...

Friday 26.04.19
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FIRST TEAM : -   .

RUMOURS : -   Spurs are rumoured to have reduced the asking price for Christian Eriksen to GBP60 million as Manchester United are linked with him being their main summer transfer target, but this sounds unlike Daniel Levy's bargaining style.  .  


OTHER NEWS ... Steve Lovell was sacked as manager of Gillingham today ... 

Thursday 25.04.19
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FIRST TEAM : -   Harry Kane (ankle), Moussa Sissoko (groin) and Serge Aurier (hamstring) are definitely out of Saturday's match against West Ham United London, while Erik Lamela (hamstring) and Harry Winks (hip) are doubtful, but it is hoped Dele Alli and Danny Rose overcome knocks picked up in Tuesday night's game against Brighton.

For a preview of the West ham United London match on Saturday, click here.

RUMOURS : -   AS Roma's 19 year old midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo is being eyed by Spurs, with a GBP43 million offer said to be imminent, while the club are reported to be having doubts about spending 40 million on Sampdoria central defender Joachim Andersen.  Barcelona's Brazilian striker Malcom looks set to leave the Nou Camp in the summer, with Tottenham one of the clubs linked with a move for the forward.  


OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Wednesday 24.04.19
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FIRST TEAM : -    .

RUMOURS : -  
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OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Tuesday 23.04.19
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FIRST TEAM : -   Tottenham beat Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 at White Hart Lane tonight.  For a match report, click here.

RUMOURS : -   .  


OTHER NEWS ... Shane Long became the fastest goal-scorer in Premier League history with a 7.69 second goal tonight against Watford, taking Ledley's King's long held record from 2000 ... 

Monday 22.04.19
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FIRST TEAM : -   Moussa Sissoko will be missing for a while and his groin injury could keep him out of the Champions League semi-final first leg against Ajax.  Vincent Janssen is once again in the squad and other injured players - Harry Kane (ankle) and Serge Aurier (hamstring) are all ruled out of the visit by Brighton & Hove Albion to White Hart Lane tomorrow.  Hugo Lloris is expected to return after a muscle injury kept him out of the game at Manchester City on Saturday.  There will be late fitness tests for Harry Winks (hip) and Erik Lamela (hamstring).

Chris Hughton has doubts over Davy Propper, who was taken off with a hamstring injury on Saturday, while Anthony Knockaert sees out the game with the third game of his suspension for getting sent off against Bournemouth.

For a preview of the Brighton match, click here.

RUMOURS : -   Atletico Madrid are the latest club to express an interest in signing Kieran Trippier.  It is reported that Tottenham have approached Lille with  an indication that they would be keen to sign their 23 year old Ivory Coast international winger Nicolas Pepe, who is interesting clubs across Europe. 


OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Sunday 21.04.19
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RUMOURS : -   Little news on this Easter Sunday.  


OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Saturday 20.04.19
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FIRST TEAM : -   Tottenham lost 0-1 to Manchester City at the City of Manchester Stadium this afternoon.  For a match report, click here.

Because of Tottenham's progress to the semi-final of the Champions League, the Premier League have moved their away game at AFC Bournemouth back to it's original date of Saturday 4th May. The game will still be covered live by Sky Sports, but the kick off time is yet to be finalised.

RUMOURS : -   Tottenham are said to be willing to allow Manchester United target Kieran Trippier to leave White Hart Lane, but only for a fee of GBP50 million.  Napoli are also reported to be interested in the England international right back.  Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has been reported as wanting to leave the South London club in the summer, sparking speculation that Tottenham will be interested in the Ivory Coast international, but Paris Saint Germain are said to be willing to offer GBP65 million for him. 


OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Friday 19.04.19
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FIRST TEAM : -   Ahead of the trip back to Manchester, Spurs have doubts over Erik Lamela (hamstring) and Moussa Sissoko (groin), but both will be left until the last minute to decide if they are able to take part.  Harry Kane's ankle injury rules him out again, while Harry Winks (groin)  and Serge Aurier (hamstring) are also out, but Eric Dier (hip) and Vincent Janssen (ankle) were both due to be back in training today.
For a preview of tomorrow's match against Manchester City, click here.

RUMOURS : -   Manchester United are reported to be ready to battle with Spurs for the signing of GBP40 million rated Youri Tielemans of AS Monaco, currently on loan at Leicester City.  


OTHER NEWS ... Bolton Wanderers were relegated to League One today ... Bradford City were relegated form League One today  ...

Thursday 18.04.19
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FIRST TEAM : -   The Champions League semi-final will be played with the first leg at White Hart Lane on Tuesday 30th April (kick off 20.00) and the second on Wednesday 8th May at the Amsterdam Arena, again kicking off at 20.00.

RUMOURS : -   Tottenham are considering a GBP69 million offer for Ajax central defender Matthijas de Ligt.  Manchester United and Spurs are set to go head to head for the signature of AS Monaco midfielder Youri Tielemans, who is on loan at Leicester City until the end of the season.  

STADIUM : -   Liverpool want to play a pre-season friendly against Napoli at White Hart Lane on July 28th according to The Times.

UNDER-23s : -  The Under-23s final game of the season has been switched to Stevenage FC on Monday April 29th (kick off 19.00) because of the progress to the Champions League semi-final by the first team.


OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Wednesday 17.04.19
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FIRST TEAM : -   Tottenham lost 3-4 to Manchester City at the Ethiad Stadium tonight, but go through to the Champions League semi-final on away goals after the tie finished 4-4.  For a match report, click here.

RUMOURS : -   Lazio's Brazilian 22 year old defender Luiz Filipe is a player Spurs are reported to be watching in case Toby Alderweireld leaves and is priced around GBP17 million, with the club cited in other reports to be favourites for the signing of Fulham left back Ryan Sessignon for a cut price GBP25 million.  

STADIUM : -  The NFL have announced that the Chicago Bears will play the Oakland Raiders on October 6th with a 18.00 kick off, while the Tampa Bay Bucaneers face the Carolina Panthers on 13th October, kicking off at 14.30


OTHER NEWS ... A man has been charged with racially aggravated assault and a racially aggravated public order offence after an incident in the tunnel at the Barnsley v Fleetwood Town fixture at the weekend.  He has been released on bail. ... 

Tuesday 16.04.19
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FIRST TEAM : -   Dele Alli and Erik Lamela will be assessed for their availability to play against Manchester City in the Champions League tomorrow night.  Serge Aurier (hamstring), Eric Dier (hip), Harry Kane (ankle) and Harry Winks (groin) are all definitely out for the match.
For a match preview of the Champions League quarter final game at Manchester City, click here.


OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Monday 15.04.19
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FIRST TEAM : -   Heung-Min Son has donated GBP100,000 to the victims of a forest fire in his home country of South Korea.

RUMOURS : -  Spurs are reported in the Spanish press to have made a
29 million offer for Celta Vigo's Uruguayan striker Maxi Gomez  RB Leipzig are planning a move for Troy Parrott in the summer, as they want him to join the exodus of young talent to the Bundesliga.  Tottenham had scouts watching Joachim Andersen playing for Sampdoria v Genoa t the weekend, as they consider him as Toby Alderweireld's replacement.   The Daily Star say that Tottenham will sell Hugo Lloris in the summer and replace him with Marko Malenica of NK Osijek, the Croatian side, with the 25 year old expected to cost GBP1 million. 

UNDER-23s : - Troy Parrott bagged another double as his goals saw Spurs beat Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium tonight in Premier League 2.


OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Sunday 14.04.19
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RUMOURS : - The Sunday Mirror report that Manchester United will offer to triple Christian Eriksen's wages should he move in the summer, while Spurs are monitoring Celta Vigo's 22 year old Uruguayan striker Maxi Gomez, who the Mail on Sunday says will cost GBP43.5 million.  The laughable Sun on Sunday reckons that Arsenal are keen on signing Toby Alderweireld to trigger his GBNP25 million contract condition.


OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Saturday 13.04.19
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FIRST TEAM : -   Tottenham beat Huddersfield Town 4-0 at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  For a match report, click here.

RUMOURS : -  The Metro claim that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants Christian Eriksen and wants to pay GBP95 million for him in the summer to take him to Manchester United, while the Sun reckons Spurs will send representatives to watch Bolton Wanderers' 17 year old midfielder Luca Connell, as a number of clubs are interested in the Republic of Ireland youth international.  .

FORMER PLAYERS : -  Ivor Broadis, who guested for Tottenham during the Second World War as an amateur, died yesterday evening aged 96.  MEHSTG sends its condolences to all his family and friends.


OTHER NEWS ... Ipswich Town were relegated from the Championship this afternoon and Lincoln City will play in League One after achieving promotion from League Two ... 

Friday 12.04.19
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FIRST TEAM : -   Harry Kane's ankle injury rules him out, although Dele Alli may play against Huddersfield Town tomorrow after suffering a broken hand in the match against Manchester City on Tuesday, but a late decision will be taken on his availability.  Eric Dier (hip), Erik Lamela and Serge Aurier (both hamstring) are all unable to play against the Terriers and Vincent Janssen's ankle injury also prevents him from being chosen.
For a preview of the match, click nut130419.htm.

RUMOURS : -  Real Madrid are believed to have elevated Christian Eriksen on their summer shopping list, after the chairman has lost interest in Manchester United's Paul Pogba.  Tottenham are reported to have made an offer for Fenerbahce's Macedonian midfielder, Eljif Elmas, 19.  Hull City's 21 year old striker Jarod Bowen is again linked with a move to White Hart Lane, while in the Italian Press, they claim Internazionale are keen on signing Serge Aurier, while also entering into talks with Christian Eriksen about a move to Milan.  In the Daily Telegraph, they claim that Spurs are set to make a GBP30 million bid for Barcelona's 25 year old midfielder Andre Gomes, currently on loan at Everton.  Tottenham scouts were apparently at the Benfica Europa League quarter-final on Thursday to watch 19 year old midfielder Joao Felix, who is attracting attention from a number of clubs across Europe despite a GBP105 million price tag.  .

STADIUM : -  The club have announced that several fans who have been persistently standing at the new stadium have been banned, with warnings for anyone else who might do so that they will also receive bans. 


OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Thursday 11.04.19
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FIRST TEAM : -   .

RUMOURS : - .

UNDER-18s : -

UNDER-23s : - .


OTHER NEWS ...  ... 


MEHSTG's spin story ...   ... 

Wednesday 10.04.19
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RUMOURS : - .

UNDER-18s : -  Spurs Under-18s beat rival title challengers Chelsea 2-0 away with Troy Parrott grabbing a brace to put Spurs on course for a final day title decider.


OTHER NEWS ...  ... 


MEHSTG's spin story ...   ... 

Tuesday 09.04.19
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FIRST TEAM : -   Tottenham won 1-0 against Manchester city tonight in the Champions League quarter final first leg at White Hart Lane tonight.  Click here for a match report.

RUMOURS : - .


OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Monday 08.04.19
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FIRST TEAM : - .Serge Aurier will miss out playing in the Champions League quarter final first leg tomorrow against Manchester City through injury, although Fernando Llorente could return to the squad as he is now back in training.
For a preview of Manchester City's visit to the Lane, click here.

RUMOURS : -  Spurs could be in for Juventus' Brazilian winger Douglas Costa, who would cost a packet at GBP45 million and will also join Manchester United and Bayern Munich in chasing the signing of Gareth BaleErik Lamela's hamstring injury and Eric Dier's hip also rule them out, while Vincent Janssen is ineligible.

UNDER-23s : -  The Spurs Under-23s lost 0-3 to Blackburn Rovers at Stevenage FC tonight to leave them in dire risk of relegation from Premier League 2.


OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Sunday 07.04.19
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RUMOURS : -  The Sun reckon Everton are ready to sell goalkeeper Jordan Pickford for GBP50 million and Spurs may be leading the hunt for the former Sunderland goalie.  AC Milan are reported to be ready to make a move for Mauricio Pochettino.


OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Saturday 06.04.19
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UNDER-18s : -  Spurs Under-18s beat Aston Villa 3-2 away in the Premier U18 League this afternoon.  Troy Parrott scored two - one a penalty - while Maurizio Pochettino grabbed the other goal.


OTHER NEWS ... Walsall sacked Dean Keates as their manager today ... 

Friday 05.04.19
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FIRST TEAM : -  Tottenham's away game at Bournemouth  will now be played on Monday 6th May with a 20.00 kick off for live coverage on Sky Sports.

RUMOURS : -  It is reported that Spurs only want to pay GBP25 million for Fulham's Ryan Sessignon, who is valued at GBP40 million.  Wolverhampton Wanderers are reported in the Times to be willing to double Toby Alderweireld's wages in an attempt to tempt him away from White Hart Lane.  In the evening Standard, they reckon twelve Spurs players could be leaving this summer if the right bids come in for them and these players are -  Moussa Sissoko, Kieran Trippier, Serge Aurier, Erik Lamela, Christian Eriksen, Vincent Janssen, Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Victor Wanyama, Fernando Llorente, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and Danny Rose Youri Tielemens is said to be considering his future despite being on loan at Leicester City at the moment, with the AS Monaco Belgian 21 year old wanted by Spurs and Manchester United.  The Daily Telegraph recycles the rumour that Spurs are interested in Barcelona and Everton loan midfielder Andre Gomes with a price tag of GBP30 million willing to be paid.

RACISM : -  Danny Rose has said he can't wait to see the back of football after he finishes in six or seven years after the football authorities' failure to deal with racism in the game effectively.


OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

CRIME WATCH ... Wayne Hennessey has been cleared of using a Nazi salute in an event that Crystal Palace players attended, as it was "not proven" ... 

Thursday 04.04.19
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FINANCE : -  Tottenham have announced a world record profit for one season of GBP113 million after tax for last season. 


OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Wednesday 03.04.19
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STADIUM : -  The new Tottenham Hotspur stadium staged it's inaugural match tonight and opened with a ceremony including Wynne Evans - the Welsh tenor who is the singer in the Go Compare adverts and the Gladesmore Community School choir.

FIRST TEAM : -  Tottenham beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at the White Hart Lane tonight.  For a match report click here.

RUMOURS : -  An odd one surrounding Cardiff City's Spanish midfielder Victor Camaraso has hit the media today.


OTHER NEWS ... Brian Barry-Murphy has been given the job of managing Rochdale ... 

Tuesday 02.04.19
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FIRST TEAM : -   Harry Winks is back in the squad for the visit of Crystal Palace tomorrow, but Fernando Llorente joins Eric Dier, Serge Aurier and Eric Lamela as those unavailable for the game.
For a match preview click here.

RUMOURS : -  24 year old Albanian international Thomas Strakosha as a replacement for Hugo Lloris according to TalkSport.  He would cost GBP35 million.

RUGBY UNION : -  Tottenham have agreed a five year deal to host one of Saracens' major fixtures at the new stadium it was announced today

UNDER-18s : -  The Spurs side lost 2-3 to Arsenal in the Premier U18 League after having a man sent off.  Leading through a Paris Maghoma goal and a Harvey White penalty, Luis Binks was sent off when there was a massive brawl between both sets of players and Arsenal scored three late goals to win at London Colney.

EX-SPURS : -  Former assistant manager Kevin Bond has been announced as the new manager of Southend United.


OTHER NEWS ...  Fulham were relegated from the Premier League tonight  ... 

Monday 01.04.19
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RUMOURS : -  Spurs are reported to be keen on signing Juventus' Brazilian winger Douglas Costa in the summer, while France Football claims Spurs are looking to sell Serge Aurier.  The Daily Mail reckons Spurs and Arsenal will both move for GBP50 million rated Everton defender Michael Keane in the summer transfer window, although it was April Fool's Day today.


OTHER NEWS ... Steve McClaren was sacked as QPR manager today ... 

 

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