White Hot Lines

May 2007

Thursday 31.05.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   No Spurs news today, unless you count Spurs being in for Newcastle United midfielder Scott Parker, who looks like he is on his way to West Ham United.

  OTHER NEWS ... Claudio Ranieri has left the manager's post at Parma with a view to taking over at Manchester City the media reckons ...
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Wednesday 30.05.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Aaron Lennon has had knee surgery on a slight cartilage tear picked up in the England B international against Albania last Friday.  Some reports claim he might miss the start of the 2007-08 season
   Tom Huddlestone, Ben Alnwick and Wayne Routledge have been included in the England Under-21 squad for the European Championship finals in Holland next month.
  
It looks as though Spurs transfer Nani of Sporting Lisbon will be joining Manchester United after they came to an understanding over signing him and Porto's Brazilian Anderson.

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Tuesday 29.05.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs are due to have discussions with striker Dimitar Berbatov about a new contract in the next two weeks, which would see him increase the £20,000 a week he currently earns.  Meanwhile Giles Barnes of Derby County  will be staying put having helped the Rams to the Premier League via the play-off final, but he told the media that it was "Arsenal who were my favourite team when growing up, not Spurs" so his big interest is in playing at the Pirates Stadium next season ... which of course was the Arsenal ground when Barnes was young.  The Daily Mail claim that should Michael Owen leave St. James Park, new Newcastle United manager Sam Allardyce would make a move for Jermain Defoe and the Spurs striker would be almost guaranteed a regular starting position in the team.  There is some good news though, as £9 million rated West Ham United midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker is resisting efforts by Tottenham to sign him, as he thinks he will be above playing for them and is aiming to get into the Arsenal or Manchester United sides.
   Michael Dawson has had to pull out of the England squad for the games against Brazil and Estonia as he has sustained a groin injury.

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  MEHSTG's spin story ... Nobody is saying that Derby County's toilets aren't what they should be, but there appears to be an awful lot about the row about Billy Davies number two at Pride Park.


Monday 28.05.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Robbie Keane has signed an extension to his contract to keep him at Tottenham until the summer of 2012.
   The Daily Mirror claims Spurs are edging ahead of Manchester United in the battle to sign 20 year old wonder-kid Nani from Sporting  Lisbon.

  OTHER NEWS ... Spurs will face a trip to Pride Park next season as Derby County won the Championship play-off 1-0 against West Bromwich Albion ...


Sunday 27.05.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   In the Sunday Mirror, it is claimed that Martin Jol might make an audacious bid to bring Manchester United's Ryan Giggs to White Hart Lane.  The Welsh captain is thought to have been the subject of a January effort to sign him, but now Jol thinks he could solve the left sided problem at Tottenham.  The News of the World pins it's story to the on-going tales of Spurs chasing Charlton Athletic's Darren Bent (for in excess of £10 million) and Nani of Sporting Lisbon (£13.5 million).  The paper goes on to purport that Jol is also keeping an eye on Middlesbrough's Stewart Downing and West Ham United's want-away captain Nigel Reo-Coker.  Back at the Mirror, Liverpool are thought o have made a £5 million offer for Portsmouth left back-cum-midfielder Matthew Taylor, but Spurs, Fulham and Aston Villa are also reported to be showing interest in the player.  To balance things up the NoTW claim that the former West Ham United manager Harry "Hangdog" Redknapp is interested in signing Tottenham's ex-West Ham United forward Jermain Defoe and will put Tottenham's resolve to the test with a £5 million bid for the England striker.  After the experience this season with the two Egyptian players, an unlikely story in the Daily Star Sunday links Tottenham with a battle against Fulham to sign international Mohamed Zidan.
   The England squad to face Brazil in a friendly international and Estonia in a Euro 2008 qualifier includes Paul Robinson, Michael Dawson, Ledley King, Jermaine Jenas and Jermain DefoeAaron Lennon has had to drop out after he was originally included, but a twisted knee in Friday's B international has put paid tot his participation in the two up coming matches.

  OTHER NEWS ... Steve Evans has left Boston United with immediate effect after resigning ...
Blackpool beat Yeovil Town to secure their place in the Championship next season with a 2-0 win ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... Rumours reach us that Tottenham's new signing Gareth Bale is believed to have spoken to his Wales team-mate Ryan Giggs about the club and is in a prime position to sell a move to the club to the winger now.


Saturday 26.05.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The rumours today include one in the Daily Express which says that Tottenham are monitoring the Michael Owen situation with a view to bringing the England striker to White Hart Lane.  Believe it if you dare !!  £8 million will secure the sulky (no, that's not a typo) skills of West Ham United captain Nigel Reo-Coker after the Irons agreed to his transfer request as  long as prospective buyers meet the asking price and Spurs, Arsenal and Newcastle United are said to be in for the England Under-21 captain.
   We have received the following information about a survey giving you the opportunity to comment on Tottenham's place in London football.

Have Your Say on London Football

 

The Football Fans Census have teamed up with the Evening Standard to produce the annual London Football Report for the second year running. This is your chance to have your say on football in the capital:

- How well has Spurs been managed this season?

- How do you rate the ground?

- Are the FA / Premier League doing enough to stamp out corruption?

 

Click here to take part in the London Football Report 2007

http://www.footballfanscensus.com/surveys/questions.html?page=1&survey_id=289

 

The survey is just 11 questions long and the results will be published in the Evening Standard.

  OTHER NEWS ... Bristol Rovers beat Shrewsbury Town 3-1 in the League two play off at Wembley today...
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Friday 25.05.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham today completed the signing of 17 year old Welsh international Gareth Bale.  The SCBC player will cost an initial £5 million, which could rise to £10 million depending on the successful triggering of conditions in the deal.
   Manchester United are preparing a huge bid for striker Dimitar Berbatov.  The Sun believe it will be £27.5 million plus forward Louis Saha, who is said to be worth £11 million.  Sky Sports website reports that the Bulgarian's agent said he is happy at Tottenham and would be willing to discuss a new contract if the club are interested in that.  Spurs meanwhile have also received a £10 million bid from Chelsea for right back Pascal Chimbonda according to the Daily Mail, although the defender says he is happy at Tottenham, with the Times having Spurs earmarking £13.5 million to spend on winger Nani of Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon.
   Aaron Lennon lasted only 17 minutes of England B's 3-1 win over Albania at Turf Moor tonight.
  He limped off with an ankle injury, but Jermaine Jenas, Michael Dawson and Ledley King played the whole 90 minutes, with the Spurs skipper starting off alongside his team-mate in defence, before stepping up into midfield for the last 20 minutes.  Jermain Defoe was a 75th minute substitute for David Bentley.
   Former Spurs reserve defender Richard Johnson has been sentenced to
eight months in prison for drink-driving.  He had just moved to New Zealand side Wellington Phoenix in what was believed to be his last crack at professional football, but having been stopped with four times the blood alcohol limit, he was sentenced to serve not less than six months.  He has appealed, but if unsuccessful his new club will quash his contract.  (Thanks to Phil Clayton for the news).

  OTHER NEWS ... Martin Allen has been named as the new manager of Leicester City ...
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Thursday 24.05.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Ledley King, Michael Dawson, Aaron Lennon and Jermaine Jenas are all in the starting line up for tomorrow night's England B international friendly against Albania at Turf Moor.
   Gareth Bale was believed to have taken his Spurs medical on a weird day when SCBC said they had not agreed a fee for the player, but had apparently let him travel to London to see the Tottenham medical team !!.

  OTHER NEWS ... Liverpool fans are being blamed by UEFA for the chaos at the Champions League final last night when forged ticket holders gained entry to the Olympic Stadium, while some with valid tickets remained outside thanks to the Police refusing them entry ...
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  MEHSTG's spin story ... Tony Adams said he is desperate to manage Arsenal one day.  With his past managerial record I would hope it would be for more than one day.


Wednesday 23.05.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   News is out that Tottenham have agreed a transfer fee with SCBC for their talented 17 year old Welsh left back Gareth Bale.  With the deal costing between £10 million (£6 million + conditional payments) to £6 million (the Daily Mirror), the player will undergo a medical in the next 24 hours before any further movement in the deal is made.  Don't forget season ticket renewals have to be in by Friday !!
   The Daily Mail claim that Tottenham have beaten Olympique Lyonnais to the signing of Auxerre central defender Younes Kaboul.  The 21 year old has apparently told the French media that he will sign a four of five year deal with Spurs shortly, possibly after Saturday's final Ligue 1 games and will cost anywhere between £6 million and £8 million.  The Mail also reckons that to keep our best players, the club have issued a £15 million price tag should anyone think about buying Jermaine Jenas.  Sky Sports link Tottenham with a move for Atletico Madrid's Bulgarian winger Martin Petrov, who looks like he might leave the Spanish side.  The Times reckon that the club will listen to offers for Danny Murphy and Teemu Tainio.
  
Having been released last week by Spurs, defender Charlie Lee has been signed up by Peterborough United on a three year deal.

  OTHER NEWS ... AC Milan beat Liverpool 2-1 in the European Champions League final tonight ...
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  MEHSTG's spin story ... Mike Ashley, the multi-millionaire behind the Lilywhites/Sport Soccer empire and a Spurs supporter to boot has invested £133 million in Newcastle United, with a view to a buy-out, in an attempt to copy Eggert Magnusson (another Tottenham fan) and destroy another of the Premiership's so-called sleeping giants.


Tuesday 22.05.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Sun seem to think that Paul Robinson's career at Tottenham might be over after they link the club with a move for Heart of Midlothian's Scottish international keeper Craig GordonHossam Ghaly has told the London Evening Standard that he wants to stay at White Hart Lane and Martin Jol has told him that the shirt-throwing incident against Blackburn Rovers is now over and done with.  Over at the Daily Express they claim that Spurs are close to sealing the £10 million transfer of Darren Bent from Charlton Athletic.  Sky Sports website reckon Tottenham will announce the signing of Auxerre central defender Younes Kaboul.  The 21 year old is believed to be the subject of a £8.2 million offer by Spurs, who is thought to favour over Fiorentina and Lyon, but fellow defender Bakari Sagna has been told he will not be allowed to move this summer.

  OTHER NEWS ... Bryan Robson and Brian Kidd have taken over as manager and assistant manager at Sheffield United ...
former assistant manager at Sheffield United Stuart McCall has been installed as manager of Bradford City ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... Thierry Henry has backed David Beckham to play for England again.  David Beckham has backed Thierry Henry to move to Manchester United.  Well, Henry started it !!


Monday 21.05.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Mido claims he made a big mistake in signing permanently for Tottenham, with a stay at AS Roma having been his preferred option in hindsight.  Mind you, we all think that now.

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  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Leroy Rosenior was manager of Torquay United for ten minutes today, as he was told his services were not required by the new owners of the club who took over yesterday.


Sunday 20.05.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The News of the World claims that an American bid to take over at White Hart Lane offering £250 million has been rejected by the club.
   The People claim that Spurs are about to bid for Manchester United's injury hit striker Louis Saha, while in the Sunday Mirror they say that four players are on Martin Jol's shopping list - Darren Bent, Nigel Reo-Coker, Leighton Baines and Morten Gamst Pedersen, with Mido, Hossam Ghaly and Jermain Defoe being the ones to make way for them.  Internet rumours link Tottenham with a move for Bolton Wanderers Israeli defender Tal Ben Haim and Jol is also being linked with a move for 25 year old Theo Janssen, a Dutch international midfielder with Vitesse Arnhem.
   We have been forwarded this message, which we are happy to publicise ...

"Isn't it about time we had a statue at White Hart Lane to commemorate one of the real legends of English football, Bill Nicholson?

If any of you donít know what he did for the club, he gave 68 years service to Tottenham Hotspur, as a player from 1937, and as manager from 1958 to 1974.  He led Spurs to the first English League and FA Cup double of the modern era (1961), and the first European trophy by a British club in 1963.  In all he won us the League once (the 1961 double), the FA Cup 3 times, the League Cup twice, the European Cup-Winnersí Cup (1963) and the UEFA Cup (1972).

Thereís a petition doing the rounds at the moment, I urge all true Lilywhites to sign it, and please pass this on to other fans and forums.

http://www.petitiononline.com/sga77827/petition.html

The petition reads:

To: Daniel Levy (Tottenham Chairman)

This is a petition for the Spurs board to have a statue of the legendary Spurs manager Bill Nicholson built just outside or within White Hart Lane, with a small plaque underneath the statue with one of his famous quotes in.

Sincerely,

The Undersigned "

  OTHER NEWS ... Morecombe are in the League for the first time after beating Exeter City in the Conference play-off ...
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Saturday 19.05.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs legends Cliff Jones, Bobby Smith, Steve Perryman, Ricky Villa, Terry Venables and Gary Mabbutt were guests at the first FA Cup Final at the new Wembley stadium as those who were featured in previous Wembley FA Cup finals were honoured by being presented to the crowd.
   Reserve keeper Rob Burch has been released by the club, as has defender Charlie Lee.
   Winger Wayne Routledge has returned to Tottenham after spending the
season on loan at Fulham.
   Former Spurs reserve midfielder Ciaran Toner has signed a new two year contract with Grimsby Town.

  OTHER NEWS ... Chelsea won a dour FA Cup Final 1-0 against Manchester United after extra time ...
Juventus were promoted to Serie A today with three games of their Serie B campaign left. ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... Yesterday the Daily Mail reported that Arsenal are to make a move to try and snatch one of Tottenham's top stewards.  After bravery shown at the UEFA Cup tie in Sevilla, perhaps Arsenal see this as a way of protecting themselves from being beaten in Europe.


Friday 18.05.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Guardian claims that Tottenham have moved ahead of Manchester United in the race to sign SCBC's 17 year old left back Gareth Bale, as the player is believed to be keener on a move to White Hart Lane, meanwhile in the Times, Harry Redknapp will ask his chairman for sufficient funds to be handed to him to buy Jermain Defoe should he be put up for sale by Tottenham.  The Daily Mirror has Spurs down as being amongst three clubs, with Everton and Aston Villa the others, who are interested in West Ham United midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker.
   The club website reports that Clive Allen will take a team of reserve players to Hong Kong for the prestigious Hong Kong Sevens tournament, with Spurs being drawn in a group with PSV Eindhoven, Sheffield FC (the oldest club in the world) and Kitchee of Hong Kong in seven-a-side matches from May 25th to 27th.
  
Wolverhampton Wanderers have released former Tottenham midfielder Rohan Ricketts and have put ex-Spur Jamie Clapham on the transfer list.

  OTHER NEWS ... With Boston United being confirmed as having a ten-point penalty meted out this season, following Leeds United, the FA have said they will bolt the stable door to ensure that any teams in future who declare themselves in administration after a certain date will have their punishment in the following season ...
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  MEHSTG's spin story ... To show they still have money to burn, Chelsea are ready to splash out $1 (=50p) on some two bob defender called Alex from PSV Eindhoven.


Thursday 17.05.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs and Arsenal are supposedly behind Manchester United in SCBC defender Gareth Bale's list of options when he leaves the Championship club, as is expected this summer now they have lost out on the chance to go up through the play-offs.  The two London clubs, as well as Newcastle United, Everton and West Ham United are alleged to be showing interest in the Charlton Athletic striker Darren Bent, but that was before the relegated South London club slapped a £15 million price tag on him.  Derby County's young midfielder Giles Barnes, who has attracted bids from Spurs in the past, has said he will stay at Pride Park whether the Championship side win or lose their play-off final against West Bromwich Albion.

  OTHER NEWS ... Leroy Rosenior has been named as the new Torquay United manager, replacing Keith Curle, whose contract expires in a few weeks time ...
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  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Neil Warnock leaving Sheffield United obviously had nothing to do with them being relegated from the Premier League, as a story in the newspapers this morning claim that he will be back at Bramall Lane if the Blades win their legal battle against the Premiership's decision to fine West Ham United rather than dock them points.


Wednesday 16.05.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Portsmouth are to step up their efforts to sign Jermain Defoe after feeling that they might miss out on Mark Viduka.  How exactly Jermain will feel about being second choice to Viduka, who knows, although Hangdog Harry obviously thinks he won't mind.  Hossam Ghaly wants to leave because he is either left out of the side or played as a wide midfielder rather than a central midfielder.  So that explains why he doesn't chase back when he gives the ball away.

  OTHER NEWS ... Neil Warnock has left his post as manager of Sheffield United by mutual consent ...
Sevilla won the UEFA Cup tonight in Glasgow winning on penalties after the match ended 1-1 after 90 minutes and extra time...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... Jose Mourinho was arrested today as Police tried to take his dog into quarantine.  The Chelsea boss was nicked for obstruction, but says that he was not getting in the way and anyway they shouldn't try and take his Drog.


Tuesday 15.05.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs are reported in the Daily Express to have £10 million ready to sign Darren Bent from relegated Charlton Athletic as their number one target.  Should you prefer to believe the Daily Star, Tottenham are also after Barcelona's Icelandic striker Eidur Gudjohnsen.  More good news in the Daily Mirror reveals that Spurs have cooled their interest in West Ham United captain Nigel Reo-Coker, with Everton and Sunderland emerging as the keenest clubs to sign the sulky midfielder.  The Express also resurrect the rumour that Tottenham are interested in West Bromwich Albion's central defender Curtis Davies.
   BBC news reported that Hossam Ghaly has said he is desperate to leave Tottenham, having had a transfer request turned down by the club in advance of his shirt throwing antics and he looks set to make another now the season is over.

  OTHER NEWS ... Sam Allardyce has been named as the new manager of Newcastle United ...
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  MEHSTG's spin story ... Jose Mourinho has said he might have to play goalkeeper Hilario up front in Saturday's FA Cup final.  At least he should do less damage to his tam's chances if he does play in attack !!


Monday 14.05.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham ended up top of the Premier League Fair Play League, with Aston Villa finishing second and going into the draw for a UEFA Cup place, after Spurs earned theirs through their league placing.
   Mido has been dropped from the Egyptian squad for the African Nations Cup qualifier against Mauritania on June 3rd, while fellow countryman Hossam Ghaly is included in the squad.
   Former Spurs striker Colin Lee was today made redundant as Director of Football at relegated Torquay United.

  OTHER NEWS ... Wigan Athletic manager Paul Jewell resigned today, to be replaced by his assistant manager Chris Hutchings ...
Manchester City sacked manager Stuart Pearce today ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... Rows continue over the part ownership of Carlos Tevez and the possibility of legal action over the matter.  The person owning his right foot was quoted as laughing all the way to the bank.


Sunday 13.05.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs beat Manchester City 2-1 at White Hart Lane to round off the season with a win.  Click here for a match report.
   Chairman Daniel Levy today said that Spurs are under no financial pressure to sell their best players and will be building for the future with an aim to regular European football, with the Champions League the aim.
   22 Tottenham stewards received commendation awards from Police superintendent Simon
O'Brien at today's game for their bravery in putting themselves between Spanish police and the Spurs fans at the UEFA Cup game in Sevilla when the police started moving in on the supporters with batons..
   The Sunday People runs a weird story claiming that Jermaine Jenas will make a £10 million move to Everton with striker James Beattie making his way to White Hart Lane.  Also, the News of the World reveals that "£6 million rated" Hossam Ghaly claims a bigger club than Tottenham have shown interest in him.  For £6 million they can have him ... as long as we don't replace him with Reo-Coker.

  OTHER NEWS ... Sheffield United were relegated from the Premiership today when they lost 1-2 to Wigan Athletic and West Ham United won 1-0 at Old Trafford ...
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  MEHSTG's spin story ... Duncan Revie, who has an estimated personal fortune of £69m, says he has financial backing from a Middle East consortium to take over at Leeds United.   It must be coincidence, surely, that his father ran off to the Middle East when he was manager of England and that is where the backing for his father's former club came from.


Saturday 12.05.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Sun claims that Dimitar Berbatov says he is staying at Spurs despite being touted for a move to Chelsea or Manchester United.  .
   Ledley King has hit back at rumours that his career might be over, saying that the injuries he has suffered since Christmas are hopefully behind him and he will play on with Tottenham.
  
After his petulance in throwing his shirt to the floor when substituted on Thursday, Hossam Ghaly has apologised to the Tottenham fans and to manager Martin Jol.  He said he did not intend to show disrespect, but was unhappy with his performance and was affected by the booing as he went off.  Sky Sports website says he will not be considered for the game against Manchester City tomorrow.
   Former Spurs defender Mark Stimson lead Stevenage Borough to the FA Trophy with a 3-2 win against Kidderminster Harriers after being 0-2 down at half-time.  Ex-Reserve defender Ronnie Henry captained Boro, while our former striker Jamie Slabber was an unused substitute.  Among the non-playing staff at Stevenage, who was in attendance on the day was our former Reserve midfielder Mark Hughes.
   Tomorrow is your last chance to get the last ever issue of MEHSTG at a match.  Sellers around the ground (outside Marsh House - near the Spurs Megastore; On the corner of the Paxton Road and the High Road and just North of the "petrol station" on the High Road near the traffic lights) will be selling the few remaining copies of the fanzine left.

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Friday 11.05.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Great news as Michael Dawson has extended his current contract with Tottenham Hotspur until 2012.
   Spurs are reported to be ready to offer Dimitar Berbatov a new deal to keep him at White Hart Lane, so says the Daily Mirror, while the Guardian wonder about the future of Hossam Ghaly at the club, after he flung his short to the floor after being booed off in last night's match against Blackburn Rovers.
  
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Spurs hope that Jermaine Jenas (back spasms) and b (ankle) will be over their injuries to feature in the game, while Steed Malbranque (ankle), Mido (groin), Young-Pyo Lee (knee), Dorian Dervite (knee) and Paul Stalteri (hamstring) are all ruled out.  Hossam Ghaly may well be omitted after his shirt-throwing incident on Thursday.
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R CITY TEAM NEWS : -  Joey Barton and Michael Ball are suspended, while Ousame Dabo will miss the game with facial injuries and Micah Richards' calf injury still keeps him out.  Youngsters MIchael Jordan and Stephen Jordan might be called into the side. 
   For a match preview, click here.

  OTHER NEWS ... Lawrie Sanchez has resigned as manager of Northern Ireland to take over at Fulham on a permanent basis ...
A statue of Bobby Moore was unveiled today at Wembley stadium ... Bobby Williamson has been named as the new Chester City manager ...

  CRIMEWATCH ...  Manchester Police are to question a 25 year old man on suspicion of assaulting a 30-year old man.  It is believed to be in connection with a recent incident at the Manchester City FC training ground ...


Thursday 10.05.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham drew 1-1 with Blackburn Rovers at White Hart Lane tonight.  Match report to follow.

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Wednesday 09.05.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs are being linked with a move for Hertha Berlin's midfielder Kevin Boateng, but will face competition from Manchester City, Newcastle United and Charlton Athletic.  Tottenham will also have to vie with Liverpool, Newcastle United and West Ham United for Charlton Athletic forward Darren Bent.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -
  A sprained ankle might keep Ricardo Rocha out of the game against Blackburn Rovers, while Benoit Assou-Ekotto might be able to make his return at left back after his knee injury.  Anthony Gardner is fit again, while .
   BLACKBURN ROVERS TEAM NEWS : -
  David Dunn has a hamstring injury and will miss out on the game tomorrow, while Robbie Savage, Andy Todd, Steven Reid, Zurab Khizanishvili and Andre Ooijer are all long term absentees.
   Click here for a match preview.

  OTHER NEWS ... Boston United have today gone into administration, thus avoiding a ten point penalty for next season ...
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  MEHSTG's spin story ... The Premier League today wrote a letter to all the clubs in their charge and told them, without any equivocation, that they really are fit to run the best league in the world.


Tuesday 08.05.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Everton, Spurs and Rangers are today being linked with three-goal Palermo striker Andrea Caracciolo.  The 6' 4" striker has had a tough time in Serie A this campaign, but having been capped by Italy twice this season, the 25 year old is tipped for stardom.  Most papers link Manchester United's summer shopping spree to contain Dimitar Berbatov on the list.  Sky Sports website claims that Tottenham have opened talks with 21 year old Auxerre defender Younes Kaboul, who has caught the eye of many clubs across Europe.  A £7.5 million fee has been quoted for the French Under-21 captain, while £6.8 million is the fee on the head of Bakari Sagna, the right back fro the same club, who has also been linked to a move to Spurs.  Frighteningly, Spurs are being linked with a move for Manchester City's bad boy midfielder Joey Barton who has a clause in his contract saying he can leave if they get £5.5 million for him.  City have reportedly run out of patience with the aggressive midfielder.

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  CRIMEWATCH ...  Michael Ball has admitted a misconduct charge and will receive a three match ban starting immediately, which means he misses the last game of the season against Spurs and the first two of next season ... Michael Brown of Fulham will face a similar charge after he was spotted on TV head-butting Xavi Alonso in Saturday's game.  He has fourteen days to appeal against the charge ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... 


Monday 07.05.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs beat Charlton Athletic 2-0 at the Valley tonight.  Unfortunately, the result condemned Charlton to relegation to the Championship.  For a match report, click here.
   Former Spurs winger Darren Anderton has signed a new one year deal with Bournemouth, where he spent this season and was named as their player of the year.

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  MEHSTG's spin story ... The FA are set to punish Michael Ball for his stamp on Cristiano Ronaldo in the Manchester derby at the weekend.  However, Manchester City have acted first with their own punishment ... a one year contract at the club.


Sunday 06.05.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The News of the World report that Chelsea are plotting a £8 million swoop for defender Pascal Chimbonda.
   Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov have been named a joint Player of the Month by Barclaycard.

  OTHER NEWS ... Manchester United won the Premier League today without playing as Chelsea drew and cannot catch the North-West side ...
Sunderland won the Championship after a 5-0 win over Luton Town ... Glenn Roeder has resigned as manager of Newcastle United with immediate effect ...


Saturday 05.05.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Mido is out of the game as is Paul Stalteri, who has a knee ligament injury.

  OTHER NEWS ... Hartlepool United, Walsall and Swindon Town were promoted from League Two, while Boston United drop out of the league at the other end of the table ...
Bristol City gained promotion to the Championship this afternoon ...


Friday 04.05.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Harry Redknapp has told the Daily Star of his desire to take Jermain Defoe to Portsmouth in the summer.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -
Tottenham striker Robbie Keane is a doubt with a sprained ankle, being joined by Mido, Paul Stalteri and Lee Young-Pyo, who are are out of the game.  Tottenham have Teemu Tainio (ankle), Benoit Assou-Ekotto (knee) and Anthony Gardner (broken leg) all back in training, but not all are expected to feature in Monday's match.
  
CHARLTON ATHLETIC TEAM NEWS : - Charlton will be without suspended full-back Ben Thatcher while Hermann Hreidarsson (knee) is a slight concern.  On-loan goalkeeper Scott Carson will make his last appearance for the Addicks this season as he is ineligible for the trip to Liverpool next weekend.

  OTHER NEWS ... Cristiano Ronaldo has been voted the Football Writers Association Player of the Year ...
Leeds United were relegated from the Championship today after going into administration and being hit with a ten point penalty ...


Thursday 03.05.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Daily Express claims that Chelsea will be looking to sign Jermain Defoe for £10 million in the summer.

  OTHER NEWS ...  West Ham United are at the centre of a suing circle, with Wigan Athletic and Fulham ready to sue the Premier League if they go down because West Ham were not docked points for their misdemeanours over the signing of Carlos Tevez and Javier Maschereno, while former Irons chairman Terence Brown and Chief Executive Paul Aldridge are set to sue the struggling East End club for slurs on their characters over the transfers of the Argentinians...
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  CRIMEWATCH ...  Arsene Wenger has been fined £2,500 for his behaviour after the Carling Cup Final and severely censured about his future conduct when he said the assistant referee lied about what had happened in the fight near the end of the match ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... Doing the e-mail rounds, but funny nonetheless ... Following the furore and subsequent apologies from television companies regarding phone-in competitions that viewers had no chance of winning, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has issued writs to UEFA, the Football Association and the Premier League, for allowing them to enter
competitions for years that they had no chance of winning.


Wednesday 02.05.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs' case in respect of the trouble at the first leg of their UEFA Cup quarter final in Seville will not be heard this week, so might have to wait for another month before the case they have put to UEFA about the police behaviour is able to be presented.

  OTHER NEWS ... AC Milan will face Liverpool in the Champions League final after beating Manchester United 3-0 tonight and 5-3 on aggregate ...
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  MEHSTG's spin story ... Stuart Pearce has told fans to stop singling out Greek striker Georgios Samaras for criticism.  He said it was unacceptable that the supporters are picking on one player, when they are all as bad as each other.


Tuesday 01.05.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Teemu Tainio might be back on training tomorrow following his ankle injury, so he could be available for the remaining games of the season.

  OTHER NEWS ... Liverpool beat Chelsea 1-0 on the night, making the score 1-1 on aggregate and won the penalty shoot-out 4-1 to go through to the Champions League final...

  CRIME WATCH ... Joey Barton has been suspended by his own club Manchester City after hitting Ousame Dabo in training ...

 

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