Tuesday 31.05.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Carrick played the whole of England's 3-2 win over Colombia in New
York tonight, with Jermain Defoe being a second half substitute for
Fulop made his full Hungarian debut tonight in a 1-2 defeat by
France. He came on at half time and kept a clean sheet for his
have been quoted £6 million for Argentinian midfielder Andres
D'Alessandro of German side Wolfburg, according to the Star.
Tottenham have been linked with the 24 year old player since he first
emerged as an Under-21 player with a stunning appearance at Craven
Cottage against England Under-21 in 2000.
Robinson confirmed in the London Evening Standard that his posterior
cruciate ligament knee injury will be on the mend thanks to rest alone
and there will be no need for an operation. The Spurs keeper has
been on holiday in Portugal and said that his knee brace is due to
come off in a week's time, with his aim of being fit for the
pre-season friendlies on target. He said he might not be ready
for the first friendly, but would be raring to go for the first game
of the season.
also revealed that he has been in talks with the club for three weeks
about a new contract and because he feels he has improved as a keeper
in the last year and had such a good time, he does not intend to walk
way from the club.
are being linked with a move for Barcelona free agent Gerard.
The 26 year old midfielder has not lived up to his reputation when the
Spanish club signed him from Valencia, but his destination is not yet
settled, with Monaco catching his eye according to the Sky Sports
same source also indicates that Pedro Mendes might be heading back to
Porto after "struggling to make an impression this season".
NEWS ... Peterborough United have announced that former England
centre-half Mark Wright will be their new manager having signed a
three year contract ...
no-spin story ... West Ham United tonight had a victory
parade for finishing sixth in the Second Division.
Monday 30.05.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Reid played the first half for a Republic of Ireland XI in Jackie
McNamara's testimonial at Celtic this afternoon, with Robbie Keane
coming on at half-time and scoring the winner in a 1-0 victory.
credence to Keane moving to Celtic came today when he described Gordon
Strachan as the best manager he has played for, being someone who
brings the best out of players.
are being linked with Real Madrid's Portuguese winger Luis Figo, along
with Newcastle United and Middlesbrough. The 32 year old would
cost £7 million and come with huge wage demands too.
The Star claims that Charlton Athletic keeper Dean Kiely is heading
for Old Trafford as back up for Paul Robinson, who will be moving from
Tottenham. Right !!
Spurs youngster Ciaran Toner has been released by Lincoln City.
NEWS ... West Ham United will be back in the Premier League next
season after beating Preston North End 1-0 in the Championship
play-off final at Cardiff, with ex-Spur Matthew Etherington setting up
the goal for former Tottenham striker Bobby Zamora ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Striker
Alan Smith has attacked Sven Goran Eriksson about not being in the
original starting line-up for Saturday's match against the US.
Rumours that he was in a room by himself at the time have not been
MEHSTG's spin story
2 ... Sven Goran Eriksson banned his players from watching
the Championship play-off final this afternoon, despite five of them
having formerly having played for West Ham United. The England
coach said he did not need any more injuries from players who might
split their sides watching the game.
Sunday 29.05.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
striker Robbie Keane has a new admirer - Celtic. New manager
Gordon Strachan sees the Republic of Ireland forward as a key first
News of the World claims that Crystal Palace forward Andrew Johnson
has pleaded with his relegated club to let him leave, with Spurs and
Liverpool leading the chasing pack for his signature.
loan striker Mido has told his website that he is happy at Spurs and
will use the next season to impress the Tottenham fans, then see if he
will join permanently or return to AS Roma, following reports that he
is going back to Egypt to sign for Zamalek.
Sunday People claim that Newcastle United have asked Spurs about the
possibility of signing Frederic Kanoute. The story claims that
Tottenham will ask for Magpies midfielder Jermain Jenas to be part of
any deal that takes the Mali striker to St. James' Park.
Spurs youngsters Ian Hendon and Simon Clist have been offered new
contracts at Barnet.
Tottenham defender and assistant manager John Gorman has denied that
he will be leaving the manager's post at Wycombe Wanderers to take up
an assistant manager position at Celtic.
NEWS ... Sheffield Wednesday will be playing their football in
the Championship next season after beating Hartlepool United 4-2 after
extra time in the League 1 play-off final at Cardiff this afternoon ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... The
Norwegian FA have claimed that the huge cost of re-building Wembley
means that the FA are reluctant to play friendlies away from their new
ground, as they need to recoup the cash. An FA spokesman refuted
this suggestion, saying that the funds were there to travel to away
games and that the current England squad on tour in the USA were
content to share one room in the Chicago Dime 'n' Dive motel (rooms $3
Saturday 28.05.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Daily Star claims that Alex Ferguson will make a £10 million bid for
Paul Robinson as he searches for a first choice goalkeeper. Most
papers have him going after a number of goalies including Gianluigi
Buffon and Shay Given.
United are keen to buy Robbie Keane from Spurs ahead of Everton's
proposed interest in the Republic of Ireland forward. A fee of
around £5 million has been quoted in the Daily Mirror.
Carrick played for England in their 2-1 win over the US in Chicago
tonight. Jermain Defoe came on as a substitute in the
match. It was very pleasing to see how many St. George flags
there were with THFC on them too.
Sports website claims Spurs are interested in Sporting Lisbon striker
Rodolph Douala. A fee of 6 million Euros is said to have been
rumoured for the 26 year old Cameroon international.
Spurs reserve defender Kevin Maher and midfielder Mark Gower won
promotion to League 1 this afternoon by helping Southend United beat
Lincoln City 2-0 in the League 2 play-off at Cardiff. Former
Spurs reserves Alan Marriott and Peter Gain were in the Lincoln side.
NEWS ... ...
Friday 27.05.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
are supposed to have put a £7.5 million offer to Crystal Palace for
Wayne Routledge and striker Andy Johnson. Chairman Simon Jordan
has dismissed it out of hand saying that they would want more than
£10 million for the pair of players. Birmingham City chairman
David Sullivan is threatening legal action against Jordan for his
comments about the Midlands club's interest in Johnson.
adds some spice to the rumour that Robbie Keane might be moving on
this summer, if Spurs are actively on the look out for new forwards.
of Tottenham's transfer targets, Pius Ikedia of Ajax, has pledged his
future to AZ Alkmaar, as he has been there on loan and the Amsterdam
club will not be offering him a deal.
NEWS ... An opportunity to win the Olympic Games in 2012 might
see a GB side fielded in the Games for the first time for about 50
MEHSTG's spin story ... Manchester
United have decided to let goalkeeper Roy Carroll go. Just like
he decided to let the Pedro Mendes shot go into his goal. Oh,
how true the saying "What goes around, comes around."
Thursday 26.05.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Davies has completed a £3.5 million move to Everton with £500,000 to
come based on appearances.
players Lee Barnard and Kieran McKenna have signed new contracts at
Spurs. Barnard's deal is for one year, while McKenna's is for
sources reported that Wayne Routledge had signed a pre-contract
agreement for Spurs to sign him. However, this was later denied
by Crystal Palace, who stated that he was still their player (but not
for long, eh !!).
Spurs youth defender Des Walker has joined the coaching staff at
NEWS ... Dave Jones has been named as the new manager of Cardiff
Wednesday 25.05.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Jol will look at new arrival Tom Huddlestone in pre-season training
before deciding if he will go back to Derby County for a season long
loan. The Spurs Head Coach will come to the view of whether he
needs another season in the Championship or whether he would be better
off playing with Tottenham Hotspur.
London Evening Standard claims that Spurs have agreed to sign Wayne
Routledge at the end of next month, when he becomes a free agent.
As he is just 20, Spurs will have to pay a "development"
fee, but this could be as little as half the £2.5 million Crystal
Palace were demanding before talks over the amount to be paid broke
down. A tribunal will sit to fix a price for the England
Sun claim that Martin Jol is tracking Newcastle United striker Shola
Ameobi, with Robbie Keane making his way North-East as part of the
Goran Eriksson has intimated that he intends to play Michael Carrick
in the first game of England's tour to the USA.
of the alleged Spurs transfer targets - West Bromwich Albion's
Hungarian midfielder Zoltan Gera - has said he wants to stay at the
ticket holders have until Friday to renew their seats.
NEWS ... Liverpool win the Champions League Final 3-2 on a
penalty shoot out after the game finished 3-3 after normal and extra
time, having been 0-3 down at half-time ... Martin O'Neill will retire
from managing Celtic on June 1st, with Gordon Strachan taking over on
a one year rolling contract ...
no-spin story ... Malcolm the Glazer is to be investigated by
the NFL as Manchester United have interesting in the business of
gambling, while NFL clubs or owners are not allowed to do so. I
bet the new owner never thought about that !!
Tuesday 24.05.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
are said to be ready to vie with Everton for the services of Chelsea
midfielder Scott Parker. Everton are believed to be ready to
offer £6 million for the former Charlton Athletic midfield man, with
Spurs supposedly preparing a £4 million bid. Birmingham City,
Newcastle United and Aston Villa are all supposedly in the chase for
the player who was an England international a year ago.
are also being strongly linked with a £4 million move for Jan
Venegoor of Hesselink - the PSV Eindhoven striker. However other
sources report that the player is discussing a new contract with his
Davies was in Liverpool today completing a medical with Everton ahead
of completing his move to the Toffees. Peterborough United are
hoping for £500,000 from the sell-on clause inserted into the deal
that brought him to White Hart Lane from London Road back in 2000.
transfer target Rafael van der Vaart has moved form Ajax to Hamburg on
a four year deal.
NEWS ... It's a day for celebration. Graeme Le Saux has
retired from playing football ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... The
footbridge at the new Wembley has been named today and it will be
called the White Horse bridge. It is in Honour of all the
whiskey drunk by Scots supporters attending the bi-annual game that
used to take place between England and Scotland in the old days.
Monday 23.05.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
to the London Evening Standard, Everton will not stop at signing Simon
Davies from Spurs. The anti-Tottenham newspaper claims that
David Moyes is targeting striker Robbie Keane and also midfielder Sean
transfer target England midfielder Owen Hargreaves looks set to stay
at Bayern Munich and see out the final year of his contract.
NEWS ... Lennie Lawrence has been moved upstairs for at least six
months at Cardiff after relinquishing the manager's role at the Welsh
MEHSTG's spin story ... Portsmouth
are targeting SCBC's Peter Crouch. Probably with a land to air
Sunday 22.05.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
People run the Jermaine Jenas story with the swap element involving
Robbie Keane making the deal worth £9 million.
Dutch winger Boudewijn Zenden is a target for Martin Jol according to
the Sunday Express.
News of the World has indicated that Robert Green could leave Norwich
City to maintain his place in the England squad, with Spurs rumoured
to be interested.
Palace's contract offer to Wayne Routledge has been rejected by the
winger, making Spurs, Birmingham City and Aston Villa all likely
destinations for the20 year old according to the People.
Sunday Express claims that Spurs might sell midfielder Michael Brown
to his former club, Manchester City.
Defoe is targeting the goals next season to make him top league
goal-scorer, which will boost his chances of being in the England team
for the World Cup finals in Germany in 2006.
Spurs defender Mark Stimson today managed Grays Athletic to the FA
Trophy, after a 6-5 penalty shoot-out win following a 1-1 draw after
NEWS ... ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Arsene
Wenger has said that he will quit Arsenal when they move to Ashburton
Grove in 2006. The Frenchman said that he has based his side on
rubbish for a long time, but when the club intended to do the same, he
could not stand it anymore.
Saturday 21.05.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
are rumoured to be wanting a part exchange deal with Newcastle United
should they let Robbie Keane join the North-East club. The Times
reckons Tottenham will ask for Jermaine Jenas if Keano leave for the
Huddlestone has been included in Peter Taylor's 20 man England squad
for the Toulon Under-20 tournament.
have appointed former Tottenham defender Graham Roberts as their new
Spurs defender Luke Young has been called into the England touring
squad to replace Gary Neville, who has withdrawn with injury.
NEWS ... Arsenal won the FA Cup beating Man U 5-4 on penalties,
but having Reyes sent off ... Lincoln City will play Southend United
in the League Two play-off final ... Gillingham announce Neale Cooper
as their new manager ...
Friday 20.05.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Spurs official website has announced that the club have agreed a £4
million deal for Simon Davies to transfer to Everton.
this news, along with Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan's comments
that winger Wayne Routledge wants to leave the relegated club, it
looks like he may make the long rumoured move to White Hart Lane.
beat the Mauritius national team 2-0 in the Anjalay Stadium in Belle
Vue Mauricia this afternoon. The goals were scored by Robbie
Keane and Lee Barnard.
transfer target midfielder Zoltan Gera of West Bromwich Albion has
been priced at £20 million by his club, the Mirror reckons today.
striker John Utaka, a Nigerian international, is being watched by
Tottenham and Birmingham City, Sky Sports website reports.
Sports also claim that midfield creator Juan Roman Riquelme will not
be coming to Tottenham, as he does not want to move country again.
The Argentinian has spoken of wanting to stay at Villareal if
Barcelona do not want to keep him.
Fulham defender Abdeslam Ouaddou has snubbed a move to Tottenham to
stay with French side Rennes.
player that Spurs have been associated with in the rumour pages of the
newspapers, goalkeeper Francesc Arnau of Malaga, has signed a new four
year deal with the La Liga club.
Spurs striker Teddy Sheringham has been reported to have turned down
the chance to manage Millwall, according to the Sun.
Wanderers are to open talks with Rohan Ricketts, the midfielder
recently released by Spurs.
NEWS ... ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Chelsea
are aiming to get Del Horno (Fnak, fnak) !!
Thursday 19.05.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
of Wayne Routledge of Crystal Palace moving to Tottenham when his
contract runs out in June have been reported in the Daily Mirror and
the Daily Mail.
are looking to give goalkeeper Paul Robinson a pay rise to stop the
rumours linking him with a move away from White Hart Lane.
NEWS ... Preston North End held Derby County to a 0-0 draw and go
through to meet West Ham United in the Championship play-off final ...
Frank Lampard has won the Football Writers Footballer of the Year
Wednesday 18.05.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
have finished second in the Premier League Fair Play table behind
Arsenal. Therefore, if England come out of the draw for two out
of six countries to be represented through the Fair Play league on
June 5th at half time in the England women's international, Spurs will
be the club to progress as Arsenal have already qualified for Europe.
Sports website claims that Spurs and Aston Villa are battling to sign
West Bromwich Albion's Hungarian midfielder Zoltan Gera.
target PSV Eindhoven midfielder Mark van Bommel has signed a three
year deal with Barcelona.
any of you are a keen women's footballer or have a wife, daughter, sister, aunt, niece or any other
female relative who is, perhaps they would like to try
out for Tottenham Hotspur Ladies FC. The
club are holding trials on the Sunday 26th and Wednesday 29th June and
Sunday 3rd and Wednesday 6th July (Sunday 10.30 a.m. - 12.30
p.m.; Wednesday 7.00 - 8.30 p.m.) for all players that may be
interested in joining the junior section of the club (Under-10 to
Under-15). The trials will be held at Frederick Knights Sports
Ground, Willoughby Lane Tottenham N17.
Senior (15 and older) trials dates are Sunday 5th and Sunday 12th June
2005 between 10.00 a.m. - 13.00 p.m. for all players that may be
interested in joining the club.
If you know someone who may be interested, please get them to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
with the player's date of birth, preferred position in the team and
any previous clubs they have played for (although this is not entirely
NEWS ... West Ham United beat Ipswich Town 2-0 to go through to
the Championship play-off final ... CSKA Moscow won the UEFA Cup
beating Sporting Lisbon in Lisbon ...
Tuesday 17.05.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Routledge's long rumoured move to Tottenham will take place when his
Crystal Palace contract expires later this month and a fee of £2
million is being quoted, according to the Daily Mirror and Football
365 and significantly less than that amount which was offered back in
January, if you believe the London Evening Standard.
London Evening Standard claims that the club will also make a move for
17 year old Aaron Lennon of Leeds United and with the two wide men
coming in, this will pave the way for Simon Davies to move on to
Everton. However, Frank Arnesen is quoted as saying that if
Davies is content to stay, he will be welcome to do so.
are being linked in the Daily Mirror with a swoop for Argentine
midfielder Andres D'Alessandro, who they have been rumoured to be
signing for about five years. The Wolfsburg creative play-maker
is also attracting interest from Liverpool, Newcastle, Everton and
Dawson has missed out on a call-up to the England squad travelling on
tour to the USA after the season because of a calf injury. The
Spurs defender had been on stand-by and Matthew Upson has dropped out
of the squad because of injury, but Sven Goran Eriksson has selected
Zat Knight to take the trip.
squad flew out to Mauritius today for an end of season tour, playing
one game against the national side on .
Spurs defender Richard Gough is set to leave Livingston as manager ay
the end of the season.
NEWS ... Hartlepool United reached the League One play-off by
losing 0-2 to Tranmere Rovers on the night making it 2-2 on aggregate,
but they got through 6-5 on penalties ... David Noyes has won the
League Managers Association Manager of the Year award ...
no-spin story ... Graeme Souness has said that Craig Bellamy
will never play for him at Newcastle United again. Funny that,
because when he was there, Souness didn't go out of his way to make
the best of the Welsh forward's talents anyway.
Monday 16.05.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
have signed Paul Stalteri, a Canadian international full-back, from
Werder Bremen, where he was part of the team that did the German
double in 2003-04. The 27 year old can also play in midfield and
has 50 caps for his country. The player said on his website,
"I am pleased to be joining Tottenham. Coach Martin Jol and
Sporting Director Frank Arnesen are working hard to build a strong
squad, and from the moment they expressed interest I realized that the
club is dedicated to building a winning team. I am delighted to
be moving to London and I look forward to the challenge of joining a
top club such as Tottenham. I think they have a great young team
with a lot of potential and I am confident that we have a bright
future together." Stalteri revealed that he turned down a
number of other clubs, as his preference was to come to Tottenham and
the Premier League.
Tottenham have announced they are releasing former first team
midfielder Rohan Ricketts, who is expected to join Wolverhampton
Wanderers, where he enjoyed a lengthy loan spell at the end of this
has been joined in being released by reserves central defender Paul
O'Donoghue, goalkeeper Nicky Eyre, striker Michael Malcolm and
midfielder Owen Price.
midfielder David Limbersky, who was on a six month loan to Spurs from
Viktoria Plzen, has returned to his home country.
Jol has welcomed Paul Robinson's comments pre-match yesterday about
discussing a new contract as he is happy at the club and does not want
to leave. Jol said that he believes that the England keeper is
content at Tottenham and will still be at the club next season,
stating that Robbo is "not even thinking about going
draw for the UEFA Cup place through the Fair Play league will take
place at half time in the England women's European Championship match
against Finland at Manchester City's City of Manchester stadium on
Spurs manager Glenn Hoddle has signed a one year rolling contract at
Redknapp has said his son, former Spurs midfielder Jamie Redknapp,
could follow him into management rather than play on and risk being
crippled for life. The SCBC manager revealed that Jamie had been
offered a post as Martin Jol's "right hand man" before he
decided to go to the now relegated side to continue playing.
vote in Zoo magazine's Football awards, click here.
NEWS ... Malcolm Glazer achieves his 75% shareholding in
Manchester United ... Sheffield Wednesday qualified for the League One
play-off by beating Brentford 2-1 (3-1 on aggregate) ...
MEHSTG's spin story ...
Sunday 15.05.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
drew 0-0 at home to Blackburn Rovers this afternoon at White Hart Lane.
For a match report, click here.
For reaction click here.
Sunday People claims that Martin Jol is looking to bring in Real
Zaragoza striker David Villa for £5 million.
the latest match reports on the Spurs Ladies, including a title win,
NEWS ... Gillingham manager Stan Ternent has left the club after failing
to agree terms for a new contract ... West Bromwich Albion stayed up
after a last day win and Norwich City, SCBC and Crystal Palace
were relegated to the Championship ...
Saturday 14.05.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
news today. Is that good news ?
NEWS ... Carlisle United are back in League football after
winning the Conference play-off this evening against Stevenage Borough
MEHSTG's spin story ...
Friday 13.05.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Sun and the Daily Mirror both claim that Martin Jol is keen to bring
Leeds United's young winger Aaron Lennon to White Hart Lane, with the
Mirror claiming a £1.4 million deal has been agreed for the 18 year
Arnesen has rejected an offer to go to Valencia in a similar role to
the one he holds at White Hart Lane and oversee the restructuring of
their backroom staff for "personal" reasons.
NEWS ... ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... FIFA
president Sepp Blatter says Wayne Rooney needs a "clip round the
ear" for his bad behaviour on the pitch. Such an encounter
would make great half-time entertainment at the Champions League final
Thursday 12.05.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Carrick has been called into the England squad for the tour to the USA
along with team-mate Jermain Defoe. Also in the squad is former
Spurs reserve striker Peter Crouch.
forget that there is a campaign for all Spurs fans attending the match
on Sunday to wear white to show their support for the team. If
you have a white Spurs shirt or be it a white T-shirt, wear it to the
game and we will see a white wall when the sides run out.
Spurs keeper Kasey Keller has said that he is not leaving Borussia
London Evening Standard reports that Spurs' interest in West Bromwich
Albion's Hungarian midfielder Zoltan Gera might have been unnecessary
had Spurs followed up the recommendation of former Director of
Football David Pleat just before he left the club.
a preview of Sunday's match against Blackburn Rovers, click here.
NEWS ... Stuart Pearce has been announced as Manchester City's
new manager ... Malcolm the Glazier has nearly bought a 75% majority
share in Manchester United ... Man U fans are pledging to boycott the
club if the deal goes through ... Lomano Lua Lua has been fined
£1,000 for making gestures at the Middlesbrough in the Pompey team's
visit there recently ...
MEHSTG's spin story ...
Wednesday 11.05.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
are supposedly in the hunt for Chelsea striker Mikael Forssell
according to Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric in the London Evening
drop-out rate from the England squad heading for the post-season tour
of the US means that places could be up for grabs and Michael Carrick
and Michael Dawson are two Spurs names that have been mentioned as
possible surprise inclusions in Sven Goran Eriksson's travelling group.
Daily Mirror claim that Everton are going out to buy a few players
this summer, including Robbie Keane and Simon Davies.
Sports website runs a story that Tottenham are to bid for 26 year old
Argentinian midfielder Aldo Duscher, notable for being the player who
broke David Beckham's metatarsal when playing for his side Deportivo
Ricketts has returned to Spurs after his loan spell at Wolverhampton
Wanderers, which he enjoyed greatly.
Spurs striker Les Ferdinand has been released by Reading.
NEWS ... ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Jose
Mourinho said that after Chelsea's magnificent season it is unfair
that they must finish the season away from home and next season he
wants to pick the venue of all the big matches his side has to play
... although, obviously he will want to play Manchester United away.
Tuesday 10.05.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
London Evening Standard reports that Noureddine Naybet is considering
a move to Qatar after losing his regular place in the Tottenham
side Michael Dawson.
replace him, Spurs are being linked with
Rennes' Moroccan (and ex-Fulham) defender Abdeslam Ouaddou. The
27-year-old claims he has had contact with Spurs, but he will make his
decision on his future at the end of the season.
Athletic are targeting Spurs midfielder Michael Brown for their summer
Dutch winger Andy van der Meyde has aid he would consider a move to
England and was quoted as saying that Everton, Middlesbrough or Spurs
would be suitable clubs for him to play at.
NEWS ... Chelsea's 3-1 win over Man U tonight gave them the
record number of points in the Premier League in one season and the
record number of wins in a Premiership season ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Ray
Wilkins has left Millwall following the departure of manager Dennis
Wise. He was offered another post, but did not fancy a sideways
Monday 09.05.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Alex Ferguson is tipping Tottenham to challenge the top four of
Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool next season.
United are the latest club to show an interest in taking Rohan Rickets
from White Hart Lane. They join Wolverhampton Wanderers, Reading
and Leeds United in watching the 22 year old Spurs midfielder's
situation, as his contract comes to an end and with no news on a new
deal at Tottenham.
NEWS ... Dennis Wise resigns as Millwall player-manager ...
Sunday 08.05.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
are alleged to be ready to make a £3 million bid for Chelsea's Alexei
Smertin. The 30 year old Russian midfielder looks set to leave
the West London club and Spurs would even consider a year long loan
for the player who was on loan earlier this season at Portsmouth.
may be about to re-sign Ian Walker, who is being released by Leicester
City. The former Spurs goalkeeper is said to have had talks with
Martin Jol about returning to the Lane as cover for Paul Robinson, so
says a story in the News of the World.
NEWS ... Wigan Athletic won automatic promotion to the
Premiership today, while Gillingham joined Rotherham United and
Nottingham Forest in being relegated to League One ...
Saturday 07.05.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
lost 0-1 to Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium this afternoon.
Click here for a match report.
For reaction, click here.
are being linked with a move for Internazionale stars midfielder Emre
Belozoglu and forward Obefemi Martins, according to the Sky Sports
website. The Italian press is reckoned to have heard that offers
have been made for the pair, but Emre is more likely to leave than
Martins, who might fetch up to £20 million. The Turkish
midfielder could leave for around £9 million and Spurs might face competition
for his services from Everton and Arsenal.
NEWS ... Yeovil won League Two today and will be joined in League
One by Scunthorpe United and Swansea City, who are also promoted ...
Torquay United were relegated to League Two with Oldham Athletic and
MK Dons securing their survival ...
Friday 06.05.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Jol is ready to sign an improved three year deal with Tottenham worth
a reported £1 million a year. The paperwork is prepared and it
is only waiting for Daniel Levy to return from a business trip for the
formalities to be completed, according tot he London Evening Standard.
are supposed to be interested in signing Thimothee Atouba, who they
describe as an interesting player, who they have watched for two
years, so say the Sky Sports website.
HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : - Knee ligament victim Paul Robinson
will be replaced by Radek Cerny, who will make his first start in the
first team. Apart from the long term injuries, Spurs will be
missing Anthony Gardner (foot) is out as are Noureddine Naybet
(hamstring), Thimothee Atouba (ankle), Michael Brown (foot) in
TEAM NEWS : - Goalkeeper Mark
Schwarzer returns from a back injury and Colin Cooper, Michael
Reiziger, Stuart Parnaby, Tony McMahon and James Morrison are all fit
have released Australian youngster Spase Dilevski, after just 19
reserve appearances and one goal. The 19 year old has returned
to his homeland.
Under-17s Leigh Mills and David Button ended up on the end of a 2-3
defeat by Turkey in the European Championships in Italy today.
Spurs keeper Ian Walker is to be released by Leicester City.
Another ex-Tottenham keeper at the Midlands club - Lars Hirschfeld -
will know next week whether he has a future at the cash-strapped club.
NEWS ... Stuart Pearce has been named as the Premiership Manager
of the Month ... Frank Lampard has been awarded the Premiership Player
of the Month award and also has been named as the Football Writers'
Footballer of the Year ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... O'Neill
laughs off Petrov talk - Martin O'Neill has been unkindly making fun
of Bulgarian Stilian Petrov's accvent.
Thursday 05.05.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
to Monday's news, Paul Robinson will play no further part of this
season after a scan revealed knee ligament damage after his collision
with Darius Vassell in Sunday's game against Aston Villa.
Spurs have recalled keeper Marton Fulop from Chesterfield, where he
was on loan, as cover for Radek Cerny.
club's website feature by Dr. Charlotte Cowie revealed that Anthony
Gardner will not need an operation on his foot.
to yesterday's rumour about the signing of Daniel De Ridder from Ajax,
the club have confirmed that they will let him leave, but only on a
one year loan, as they recognise him as one of Europe's biggest
talents and want to keep him for themselves (i.e. to sell for big
bucks at a later stage). Meanwhile, his agent said that
Tottenham had been in touch with him, but it was back in January.
Tottenham and Bolton are all said to be interested in Racing
Santander's Israeli midfielder Yossi Benayoun.
will be showing Saturday's match at Middlesbrough on the Videotron at
White Hart Lane. Adults will be charged £5 and children £2,
with access to the screening by going to the South Upper turnstiles at
the Park Lane end.
Sky Sports website claims that Reading and Leeds United will be
challenging Wolverhampton Wanderers for the signing of Rohan Ricketts,
who looks set to be part of the clear out at the club this summer.
Under-18s beat Chelsea 1-0 to finish their season on a high note
thanks to a Radwan Hamed header.
future of White Hart Lane has been at the centre of a local row in
today's General Election. Opposition parties are claiming that
Tottenham's Labour MP David Lammy had not been supporting the
improvement to the transport system and the expansion of the
ground. Lammy denied this and both the Liberal Democrat and
Conservative candidates said it would be a tragedy if the club left
a preview of Saturday's important game at Middlesbrough, click here.
NEWS ... The FA have confirmed that only the top four teams will
go into the Champions League. Therefore, if Liverpool win this
year's competition, they will not be allowed to defend their trophy ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Graeme
Souness has told Lee Bowyer that he can stay at Newcastle, but he
might have to fight for his place !!
Wednesday 04.05.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Sun reports that Spurs have agreed a £2.5million fee with Ajax for
rising young star Daniel De Ridder and although they claim the club
have not finalised personal terms they are favourites to land the 21
year old winger. The player is tall, strong and has skill in
abundance, as he showed in the Under-21 international against England
recently. For a glimpse of him in action, visit http://www.danielderidder.now.nu.
not all the links work, but the videos give an idea of what he is
about and if the signing comes off, Frank and Martin will have brought
another talented young player to the club.
Independent falls back on the old favourite of Everton watching Simon
Davies' situation at Spurs.
Leigh Mills and goalkeeper David Button played for England Under-17s
in Italy where they beat Belarus 4-0 in the European Champions.
of Youth Scouting John Moncur has left the club after 25 years as part
of the shake-up in the youth and back-room set-up.
NEWS ... Ramon Diaz has quit as Oxford United manager ... Neale
Cooper has left Hartlepool United as boss by mutual consent ... AC
Milan just about went through to the Champions League Final, beating
PSV Eindhoven with a goal in the last minute that was then replied to
by PSV to make it 3-1, but they could not get the goal they needed to
go through ...
Tuesday 03.05.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Gardner fears he may have to undergo an operation on his foot to put
right the problems he has been experiencing this season. The
Tottenham defender has been playing with the injury since October, as
the club had few options (King and Naybet) and could not bring anyone
in until January.
NEWS ... Dennis Wise has successfully defended his case of
improper conduct ... Liverpool knocked Chelsea out fo the Champions
League in their semi-final second leg tonight - winning 1-0 on the
night and on aggregate ... Wrexham were relegated to League Two
tonight after losing to Brentford ...
no-spin story ... Jose Mourinho said that he could accept
Liverpool's controversial goal (which may not have crossed the line)
if it was a genuine mistake by the officials, but if it was for other
reasons, he could not accept it. Paranoid ?? That's what
everyone says about him !!
Monday 02.05.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Robinson's availability for the final two Spurs games of the season
has been confirmed, as the scan that he had after the game yesterday
showed he only had a dead leg with no lasting damage done.
and Birmingham City are looking at Gimnastico Tarragona midfielder
Abel Buades. The Spanish Second Division side have money
troubles and might relish bringing in some cash for the player, who is
28 years old and scored in a match that Spurs had a scout at.
NEWS ... ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Wayne
Rooney has been dropped as a guest coach for the English Schools
Football Association as he has been involved in a number of bad
publicity stories recently. Well, that and the fact he would
only skip lessons !!
Sunday 01.05.2005 (For other Spurs history on this day click
beat Aston Villa 5-1 at White Hart Lane this afternoon. Click here
for a match report. For reaction click here.
Daily Star reckons Spurs will make a summer bid for Portsmouth winger
Lomano Lua Lua.
the same paper there is a story claiming that Sunderland Mick McCarthy
wants to sign striker Robbie Keane.
are keen to sign Chelsea defender Glen Johnson according to the News
of the World. To fund his transfer, with bidding said to be
starting at £4 million, they have already agreed to sell Simon Davies
to Everton for £5 million, or so the newspaper states.
News of the World also runs a story claiming Spurs will offer two
youngsters from Portuguese Second Division side Freamunde trials at the
club. Defender Antunes and midfielder Andre Leao are said to be
flying in for a week long stay at the club to allow the management to
look at them.
NEWS ... ...
MEHSTG's spin story ...