White Hot Lines  

May 2012

This page gives you a diary of events as they have happened at the club. 
News of all 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 !!

Friday 22.06.12
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Thursday 21.06.12
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Wednesday 20.06.12
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   Spurs have apparently been in talks with former Chelsea coach Andres Villas-Boas about taking over at White Hart Lane say the Guardian and the Independent.
   Tottenham's friendly at Stevenage has been moved back 24 hours from Tuesday 17th July to Wednesday 18th July.  Kick off is still 19:45


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Tuesday 19.06.12
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   Scott Parker played all of England's 1-0 win over Ukraine in Euro 2012 Group D to help the country top the group and qualify for the quarter final.  Jermaine Defoe was an unused substitute.


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Monday 18.06.12
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   Tottenham's fixtures see them open up the 2012-13 season at Newcastle United on 18th August with home matches against West Bromwich Albion and Norwich City to follow.  As MEHSTG is not allowed to print a list of the fixtures without paying a company hired by the Premier League to enforce against us, go to the Spurs site (click here) for a full list of fixtures, which are subject to change for TV coverage and European matches.
   Luka Modric and Vedran Corluka both played the full 90 minutes of Croatia's 0-1 defeat in Group C at the Euro 2012 finals, a result that knocked them out of the tournament.
   The agent of Ajax and Belgium central defender Jan Verthongen has said that the player is keen to come to Tottenham, even though Harry Redknapp will no longer be the manager.
   A story in the Sun claims that Spurs players will revolt against Andres Villas-Boas being appointed as the new Tottenham manager after hearing from their players that his time in charge at Chelsea was a nightmare.
   On leaving Spurs when his contract expires at the end of the month, Ryan Nelsen will join Queens Park Rangers.


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Sunday 17.06.12
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   TalkSport's website report that the Italian press have claimed Spurs have offered a three year deal to Andres Villas-Boas, although they have also considered David Moyes and Roberto Martinez.
   Roberto Martinez is the favourite for the Tottenham job in the Mail on Sunday.
   With France coach Lauren Blanc heading the competition for Villas-Boas in the Sunday Mirror.
   The Metro claim that Manchester United want to sign both Luka Modric and Gareth Bale and believe that the dismissal of Harry Redknapp will make such a move easier.
   Daniel Sturridge looks as if he may leave Chelsea according to the Sunday Mirror, with Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal and Spurs all interested in the England striker.
   Manchester United's 19 year old left back Ezekiel Fryers has failed to agree a new contract at Old Trafford and looks set to leave, with Tottenham favourites to beat Newcastle United to his signature it claims in the Sunday Mirror.
   Rafael van der Vaart captained Holland in their 1-2 defeat by Portugal in the Euro 2012 group game tonight, also scoring to put the team 1-0 ahead and hitting the post late on with another shot.
   Dave Mackay has left hospital after being taken ill last week.
   Steve Perryman has also returned home and is making slow progress after his heart surgery back in May.


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   MEHSTG's spin story ... Nicolas Bendtner is being investigated by UEFA for being pants.

Saturday 16.06.12
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   The Sun reveals that Harry Redknapp's coaching team were also sacked on Wednesday, namely Kevin Bond and Joe Jordan, within a story that claims that the club are poised to pair Andres Villas-Boas as manager with Tim Sherwood moving up to be Director of Football.
   According to the media, Spurs have gone off the idea of David Moyes or Roberto Martinez taking over at White Hart lane, as the fans are not impressed with their credentials.
   But over at the Telegraph, they reckon that former Director of Football, Damien Comolli may be set for a return to the club, with his name being discussed among others, such as former Barcelona Sporting Director Txiki Begiristan and Dutchman Louis van Gaal.
   The Daily Mirror claims that Paul Lambert is keen to take Kyle Naughton to Villa Park after having him on loan at Norwich City last season.


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Friday 15.06.12
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   Scott Parker played the 90 minutes of England's 3-2 Euro 2012 group game in Kyiv tonight.
   New names being mentioned in connection with the Tottenham manager's position today are former Schalke 04 manager Ralf Rangnick, Ajax coach Frank de Boer and current France manager Laurent Blanc, who will be leaving his post after Euro 2012 according to the Telegraph.  The paper also says that Daniel Levy might be looking to return to the Director of Football system that he had previously introduced at the club, with former Barcelona Sporting Director Txiki Begiristan keen on the post, after failing to be taken on at Liverpool.
   The Metro claims that Gareth Bale's agent has said that the club not having Champions League football next season is "a problem" and that clubs who are interested in him should start making bids to Tottenham, as they know the asking price, although he thought Barcelona might not be able to afford the Welshman.


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Thursday 14.06.12
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   At 03:37 this morning Tottenham announced on the club website that the contract of Harry Redknapp had been terminated.  Daniel Levy thanked the Spurs manager for all the good work he did and the departing boss said that he had a fantastic four years and was proud of what he achieved.
   The papers are awash with stories about the incident and some claim that Redknapp had been sacked while others reckon he demanded a three or four year deal, when a rolling one year deal was what was on offer.
   Other reports claim that the announcements Harry Redknapp had been making to the Press since he was not offered the England job had soured the relationship he had with Daniel Levy, especially when some came at a time when the Spurs chairman was grieving over the death of his mother.
   Of course, the speculation over the next incumbent has gone into overdrive, with the papers and the bookies installing David Moyes of Everton as favourite, with Wigan Athletic's Roberto Martinez, former Chelsea manager Andres Villas-Boas and former Spurs striker Jurgen Klinsmann all linked with the post.  Other named candidates mentioned have been former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez and Fabio Capello, whose departure from the England manager's post may well have precipitated the whole situation.
   Both Everton and Wigan Athletic have said that there has been no contact from Tottenham asking to speak to their mangers, with Levy ready to take his time in appointing a new manager, going through a proper process.


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Wednesday 13.06.12
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   Papers run the story about Harry Redknapp's future as Spurs manager, with Everton manager David Moyes, former Chelsea boss Andres Villas-Boas and Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez mentioned as possible replacements, should Daniel Levy choose to end Redknapp's association with the club.  Many feel that Redknapp's comments on his contract will ill-timed and with the failure of the club to hang onto third place during the early part of 2012, when Redknapp was touted as a favourite for the England manager's job, the Spurs chairman may be ready to make a change.
   Rafael van der Vaart was a half time substitute for Holland in their 1-2 defeat by Germany in the Euro 2012 group match tonight in Kharkiv.


   OTHER NEWS ... Chelsea appointed Roberto di Matteo as their manager on a two year deal today ... the TV rights for Premier League games for seasons 2013-2016 were sold for 3.018 billion today, with BT taking two packages to show 28 games at lunchtime on Saturdays and 10 on Bank Holidays or midweek evenings ...

Tuesday 12.06.12
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   Harry Redknapp has denied rumours that have appeared on the internet stating that he has resigned from his post as Spurs manager.  He told Soccernet that none of it was true and that he would not resign as he has a year left on his contract.


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Monday 11.06.12
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   Former Spurs captain Dave Mackay has been admitted to hospital with a chest infection after falling ill on Saturday night in Nottingham.  MEHSTG wishes him a speedy recovery.
   Scott Parker started in England's 1-1 draw with France in Euro 2012, but was substituted after 78 minutes, with Jermain Defoe coming on as a sub just before the midfielder left the action in the 77th minute.
   Former Spurs winger Mark Robson has been appointed as Barnet's Head Coach.
   Tottenham will play a friendly against Valencia in the Mestella stadium on Thursday 9th August 2012 with a 21:00 kick off.


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Sunday 10.06.12
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   Luka Modric and Vedran Corluka both played the whole of Croatia's 3-1 Euro 2012 win over the Republic of Ireland tonight in Gdansk.


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Saturday 09.06.12
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   Rafael van der Vaart came on as a second half substitute for Holland in their 0-1 defeat by Denmark in Euro 2012 this evening in Ukraine.
   Brazil lost 3-4 to Argentina in a friendly in New Jersey tonight, with Sandro playing the whole game for Brazil..
   While on BBC TV at the European Championships, Harry Redknapp revealed that Daniel Levy's mother had passed away last week.  MEHSTG's thoughts are with the Spurs chairman at this sad time.


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Friday 08.06.12
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   The Sun seems quite certain this morning that Luka Modric will be joining Manchester United for 35 million plus a further 5 million base don success and appearances. 


   OTHER NEWS ... Steve Clarke has been appointed as West Bromwich Albion's new manager ... Hull City have named Steve Bruce as their new boss ... 


   MEHSTG's spin story ... .

Thursday 07.06.12
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   Niko Kranjcar has left Tottenham to join Dynamo Kiev with the fee rumoured to be around 4 million.
   Spurs striker Jermain Defoe has had to return home from Poland, as his father has died in London.  Defoe is expected to return to the Euro 2012 squad at some stage.  MEHSTG wish all his family and friends our condolences at his sad time.
   Former Spurs defender and assistant manager Chris Hughton has been named as Norwich City manager today.  His assistant manager Colin Calderwood moves with him from Birmingham City.


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Wednesday 06.06.12
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   Tottenham's youth team have been picked in the same group as Barcelona, Anderlecht and Wolfsburg for next season's competition.


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Tuesday 05.06.12
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   The Metro claims Spurs are to make a move for West Ham United duo Robert Green, the 32 year old goalkeeper on a free transfer and the 23 year old centre half James Tomkins, who it is reported they will bid 5 million for.
   One centre half who may be leaving White Hart Lane is Sebastien Bassong, who is interested in a move to Monaco, but Rubin Kazan and Lokomotiv Moscow are both watching the French defender's situation according to the Guardian.
   West Bromwich Albion's 25 year old midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu has told the Press that his agent is already speaking to the likes of Tottenham and Newcastle United about a move away from the Hawthorns.


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Monday 04.06.12
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   Steven Pienaar is pleading with Tottenham to drop the 6 million asking price for him, as Everton cannot afford it, having sold him for just 3 million eighteen months ago, according to the Sun.
   The Daily Mirror claims that Gareth Bale has gone away on holiday to consider his Tottenham future, with the failure to secure Champions League football and with some confusion over whether Harry Redknapp will be offered a new deal and with Chelsea interested in his services.
   Also in the Mirror, they claim that Spurs and QPR are interested in goalkeeper Robert Green, who has left West Ham United as a free agent.
   Returning from his spell in Chinese football with Shanghai Shenhua, 33 year old striker Nicolas Anelka is said to be interesting Spurs, according to the Daily Mail.
   The Times reckon that Borussia Dortmund might have jumped to the front of the queue for Blackburn Rovers' 21 year old striker Junior Hoillett, ahead of Arsenal and Tottenham.


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Sunday 03.06.12
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   The Mail on Sunday reports that Alex Ferguson is refusing to pay the prices being quoted for player she wants to sign this summer, including 32 million for Luka Modric.
   Heurelho Gomes is said in the Metro to be the subject of an offer from QPR to take the Brazilian keeper to Loftus Road.
   Rafael van der Vaart has said that he is happy to stay at Tottenham, but that you never know what might happen in football in the future.
   The Sunday Mirror claims that Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez has set his sights on being Spurs boss, should Harry Redknapp not be offered a new deal at White Hart Lane.
   Sandro played 90 minutes in a 0-2 reverse against Mexico in Texas today, with Giovani dos Santos scoring the firs goal for Mexico and winning a penalty for the second.
   Steven Pienaar and Bongani Khumalo were both in the South Africa side that drew 1-1 with Ethiopia in Rustenburg today in a World Cup 2014 qualifying match.


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Saturday 02.06.12
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   Harry Redknapp is seeking a three year deal with Spurs according to the Sun, the paper the Spurs manager writes for and he will be having discussions with Daniel Levy this week on a deal to take him through to when he is 68.
   Spurs are not going to take on Brazilian Bruno Uvini, after having him on loan for three months.  The club are not intending to go through with the 2.9 million deal for the 19 year old central defender according to the Sun.
   The same paper reckons that QPR are looking at taking Heurelho Gomes across London, leaving Spurs a little light on goalkeeping options, after yesterday releasing Ben Alnwick, Mirko Ranieri and Oscar Jansson.
   Scott Parker played all of England's 1-0 friendly win over Belgium at Wembley tonight, with Jermain Defoe coming on as a 67th minute substitute.
   Rafael van der Vaart came off the bench to play the last 33 minutes in Holland's 6-0 win over the Northern Ireland tonight in Amsterdam.


   OTHER NEWS ... Aston Villa named Paul Lambert as their new manager today ... 

Friday 01.06.12
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   Ledley King has been at the centre of a media frenzy today, after rumours circulated that Spurs had released the club captain.  King said that an operation no his knee at the end of the season did not go as well as hoped for and that if he was not able to continue playing, he would like to be involved with the club in another capacity and a coaching role might be in the pipeline, but at the moment, talks were on-going.
   25 year old central defender Jan Vertonghen of Ajax and Belgium, is said to be set to join Tottenham and the player indicated that the deal could be completed in the next few days.
   Tottenham's released list included Ben Alnwick, Oscar Jansson, Mirko Ranieri, Jesse Waller-Lassen, Kudos Oyenuga, Ryan Nelsen and Louis Saha.
   The Sun claim that Manchester City are keen to sign Gaston Ramirez from Bologna, but the 15 million rated midfielder is also being watched by Wolfsburg, Juventus, Liverpool and Spurs.
   The Daily Mirror report that Harry Redknapp will seek talks in the next 48 hours with Daniel Levy over the security of his future at Tottenham, as news of a Qatari consortium trying to tempt him to the Middle East hits the headlines.
   The Mirror also claims that the club are scouting Widzew Lodz's Under-17 year old striker Mariusz Stepinski.
   Former Spurs goalkeeper Radek Cerny has been released by Queens Park Rangers.
   Ex-Tottenham midfielder Danny Murphy has been released by Fulham.
   Another former Tottenham goalkeeper has been released - Marton Fulop by West Bromwich Albion.


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Thursday 31.05.12
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   The Daily Mirror reports that Spurs will try to activate the 7 million release clause in Demba Ba's Newcastle United contract with today being the trigger date for negotiations.
   The Daily Star reckons Manchester United will try to tempt Luka Modric to Old Trafford.
   TalkSport's website claim that Arsenal and Spurs are both trying to sign Sochaux winger Marvin Martin, after he indicated he is ready to leave France, but there is also interest from Germany, Spain and Italy.
   The Daily Mail has Rafael van der Vaart heading to Schalke for 10 million, as his wife spends much of her time on her TV career in Germany.
   The Sun reckon Spurs, Sunderland and Newcastle United have joined the chase for Manchester City winger Adam Johnson.
   If Swansea take Giovani dos Santos on loan, they will not be able to have Steven Caulker at the Liberty Stadium next season on a similar deal, unless they agree to purchase the Mexican at the end of the season because of Premier League rules, the South Wales Evening Post reports.


   CRIME WATCH ... Titus Bramble was found not guilty of sexual assault after an incident in Yarm, Teeside in September 2011 ... 

Wednesday 30.05.12
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   The Daily Telegraph claims Spurs are looking at a  7 million bid for Newcastle United striker Demba Ba, who has a 7 million release clause in his contract, it is believed.
   Ledley King will sit down for talks with Spurs next week regarding his future.  The Daily Mail reports that the club will offer the club captain a year's contract with the option of a further year beyond that, but Reading are watching the situation should talks break down.
   Holland's 2-0 friendly win over Slovakia in Rotterdam tonight saw Rafael van der Vaart come off the bench in the 51st minute and score the second goal in the 75th minute.
   Harry Kane was substituted in added time, just after the only goal of the match, which was won by England Under-19s 1-0 against Switzerland at Preston North End FC tonight.  The result puts them through to the European Under-19 Championship finals in Estonia later this year.


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   MEHSTG's spin story ... Liverpool rang MEHSTG Editor Wyart Lane this morning to ask if would like to be interviewed for their manager's job.

Tuesday 29.05.12
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   The Spurs XI will play away pre-season friendlies against Watford for Lloyd Doyley's Testimonial on Saturday 4th August kicking off at 15:00 and then on Friday 10th August, they visit Southend United to play at Roots Hall, kicking off at 19:45.
   Swansea City manager Brendan Rogers was believed to be in America on Sunday night to see Giovani dos Santos play against Wales, with a view to taking the Mexican on loan for next season.
   The Sun claims that Spurs will release striker Louis Saha, just five months after signing him from Everton..


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Monday 28.05.12
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   Giovani dos Santos is ready to return from international duty to have talks about his future at Tottenham.  If he does not feature in the clubs plans, he will ask for a move according to the Daily Mirror.
   Stevenage will be one of Tottenham's pre-season friendly destinations, with the game kicking off at 19:45 on Tuesday 17th July 2012 being announced today.


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Sunday 27.05.12
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   The Metro claims Spurs have been knocked back after offering 14 million for Internacional striker Leandro Damiao.
   The same paper claims Spurs are interested in Ola Toivonen of PSV Eindhoven, who looks to be read to leave the Dutch club, but the striker has also attracted the attention of Valencia and Fiorentina, with the 25 year old expected to coast around 7 million.
   The TalkSport website claims Spurs, Arsenal and QPR have been on standby, as 37 year old Italian striker Alessandro del Pierro has said he would not play for another Serie A club after his time at Juventus has come to an end.
   Having beaten Hannover 96 3-0 with goals from Jack Munns, Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Fredericks and a 1-0 win over Mallorca with Alexander McQueen scoring, the Academy team reached the semi-final of the Volksbank tournament.  Another 3-0 win thanks to goals from Bentaleb, Victor Zapata-Caicedo and Grant Ward, this time over Werder Bremen took Tottenham through to the final where they met a physical and cynical Club America team from Mexico, who won 4-3 on penalties after a 0-0 draw.


   OTHER NEWS ... Crewe Alexandra beat Cheltenham Town 2-0 in the League Two play-off final this afternoon ... 

Saturday 26.05.12
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   TalkSport's website claim that MLS side DC United are looking at re-signing Ryan Nelsen.  The centre-half may not be part of Tottenham's future plans and the New Zealand international may return to America for a finale to his career with the club he played for from 2001 to 2005.
   Scott Parker played 56 minutes of England's 1-0 win over Norway in a friendly in Oslo tonight, while Jermain Defoe was an unused substitute.
   Rafael van der Vaart played 65 minutes of Holland's 1-2 friendly defeat by Bulgaria in Amsterdam tonight.
   Sandro played 85 minutes of Brazil's 3-1 friendly win against Denmark in Hamburg today.


   OTHER NEWS ... Huddersfield Town beat Sheffield United 6-5 on penalties after the League One play-off final ended goal-less after extra time today ... 

Friday 25.05.12
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   The Guardian claims that Spurs are close to sealing a 9.6 million deal for Belgian international captain and Ajax centre half, Jan Vertonghen, but in other sources, they claim that the difference in the Dutch club's selling price and the amount Daniel Levy wants to pay means the deal is not close to being finalised.
   Jermaine Jenas could be the man for Queens Park Rangers to replace the 12 match banned Joey Barton next season, according to the Times.
   Croatia's 3-1 friendly win over Estonia featured Vedran Corluka, who scored the first goal and Niko Kranjcar playing for their country.  Corluka played 80 minutes, while Kranjcar came on at half-time from the bench.
   Harry Kane played 89 minutes of England Under-19s 5-0 Elite Group game win over Slovenia at Preston North End FC tonight.


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Thursday 24.05.12
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   The Daily Mirror claims Spurs will make a move for West Bromwich Albion's 29 year old Swedish defender Jonas Olsson, who would cost about 3 million.
   The same piece claims Spurs have recalled Steven Caulker back from his loan at Swansea City and that Tottenham will also make a 1 million bid for Nottingham Forest's 19 year old defender Jamaal Lascelles.
   The Sun reckon Spurs have offered Gareth Bale 70,000 a week to stop interest from Real Madrid and Barcelona.
   Good old Michel Platini, who said UEFA could review the ruling that a fourth place team from a country would not have Champions League football if a side outside the top four won the trophy, then told reporters,
"If Juventus (his former club) was the fourth team of Italy perhaps I will change the rule !"


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Wednesday 23.05.12
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   Tottenham are looking at a move for Leandro Damiao of Internacional, with the 22 year old Brazil striker expected to fetch about 22 million.
   The Daily Mirror claims that Loic Remy still wants to join Spurs even though they failed to get Champions League football next season, but he wants Harry Redknapp to stay as the club's manager.
   In the Daily Mail, they claim that Dynamo Kiev are looking to take Vedran Corluka and Niko Kranjcar to Ukraine for a combined fee of 10 million.


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   CRIMEWATCH ... After getting sent off and having a go at Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany on the last day of the season at Manchester City, Joey Barton has been banned for 12 matches and fined 75,000 ... 

Tuesday 22.05.12
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   The Daily Mirror claims that Tottenham are still keen to sign Marseille striker Loic Remy and swap Luka Modric with Real Madrid's former Portsmouth midfielder Lassana Diarra.
   Any move by Luka Modric will need a bid of 50 million as Daniel Levy intends to drive a hard bargain for the Croatian, according to the Daily Telegraph.
   In The Times, they report that Spurs are reluctant to spend out 10 million to make the transfer of Emmanuel Adebayor permanent.
   The Daily Mail has Daniel Levy travelling to Amsterdam to persuade Ajax centre half Jan Vertonghen that he should become a Spurs player, while the club are also interested in Fulham striker Moussa Dembele and Blackburn Rovers forward Junior Hoilett.


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Monday 21.05.12
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   Emmanuel Adebayor has tweeted that he is hoping to thrash out a deal with Daniel Levy about making his loan move to Spurs a permanent deal.
   The Daily Mirror believes that Luka Modric will hand in a transfer request for the second successive season to get to join a Champions League side.
  Gareth Bale has withdrawn from the Wales squad for their friendly against Mexico on Sunday 27th May.


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   MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Kieron Dyer has signed a new one year contract with Queens Park Rangers.

Sunday 20.05.12
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   The Metro is the first paper following Tottenham's failure to gain Champions League football next season to start the clear out, with Real Madrid supposedly interested in Luka Modric.
   The Mail on Sunday reckon Chelsea might yet make a move for Harry Redknapp to take over as their new manager.


   OTHER NEWS ... York City will participate in the Football League next season after winning the Conference play-off final 2-1 against Luton Town at Wembley today ... 

Saturday 19.05.12
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   Spurs will play in the Europa League next season after Chelsea tonight beat Bayern Munich on penalties to win the Champions league and will defend the trophy next season.
   The Sun have cast doubts over Tottenham's rumoured 18 million interest in Marseille striker Loic Remy amid concerns over a possible heart defect.
   Fulham striker Moussa Dembele is said to be ready to turn down a new contract offer from the Cottagers and move on in the summer, with Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester United all interested in the Belgian.


   OTHER NEWS ... West Ham United will be playing in the Premier League next season after beating Blackpool in the Championship play-off final ... 

Friday 18.05.12
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   Spurs are said by the Daily Mirror to be ready to make a move for 28 year old Ivory Coast striker Arouna Kone, who will be available on a free transfer after leaving Sevilla.
   Steve Perryman is reported to be sitting up for the first time since he was admitted to hospital following his collapse at an Exeter City game three weeks ago.


   OTHER NEWS ... Jamie Vardy became the first non-league 1 million player when he signed for Leicester City today ... 

Thursday 17.05.12
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   No real Spurs news today apart from some more wild and wacky Spurs kits doing the rounds at http://www.epltalk.com/tottenham-hotspur-away-and-third-shirts-for-2012-13-season-photos-42706?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EPLTalk+%28EPL+Talk%29.  I wish the club would release the designs as the third kit on this link is nothing short of an abomination.


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Wednesday 16.05.12
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   Three Spurs players have made the England 23 man squad for the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine next month.  Jermain Defoe and Scott Parker are both in the squad, with Kyle Walker missing out with his broken toe.
   In the Daily Mirror, they report that Luka Modric has spoken out about possibly leaving Spurs after the Euro 2012 finals.
   TalkSport claim that Spurs, Arsenal and QPR are all standing by after Juventus striker Alessandro del Pierro told the Italian press that he ahs a desire to play in the Premier League and can leave on a free transfer in the summer.  Now 37, he said that he is considering three offers from English clubs.
   The London Evening Standard carry a piece stating that Jan Vertonghen is set to stick to his quotes made to the press and join Spurs despite the fact that they may not be in the Champions League, but, with personal terms agreed, the clubs are still 2 million apart on the fee for the central defender, with Ajax wanting 10 million.
   In the same paper, Emmanuel Adebayor said he would like to play for Spurs in the Champions League.  He said he would leave negotiations to his agent, but if things could be worked out, he would like to try and progress with the club, who, if he doesn't return, will still "stay in his heart".


   OTHER NEWS ... Kenny Dalglish was sacked by Liverpool today ... 

Tuesday 15.05.12
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   Younes Kaboul will miss Euro 2012 finals after injuring his knee against Fulham in the last game of the season.
   The London Evening Standard report that Marseille striker Loic Remy is awaiting the outcome of the Champions League final before deciding if he will join Tottenham.  While Spur shave been pursuing him for a long while, AC Milan and Juventus are watching his situation.


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Monday 14.05.12
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   Harry Redknapp revealed that Kyle Walker will be fit for the Euro 2012 finals, while Scott Parker was a major doubt with his Achilles tendon problem.


   OTHER NEWS ... Aston Villa sacked manager Alex McLeish today ... 

Sunday 13.05.12
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   Tottenham beat Fulham 2-0 at White Hart Lane this afternoon to secure a fourth place finish in the Premier League.  For a match report click here.


   OTHER NEWS ... Manchester City won the premier League with two late goals giving them a win over QPR ... Bolton Wanderers were relegated from the Premier League after 11 seasons ... 

Saturday 12.05.12
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   Scott Parker might miss out on the 2012 European Championships, with his on-going sore Achilles causing concern over his fitness for the tournament.
   Newly promoted Reading are seeking to make a move for Spurs striker Jermain Defoe to spearhead their return to the Premier League according to the Metro.
   The paper claim that Everton have made an approach to Spurs to complete the permanent return of Steven Pienaar to Goodison Park ,where he has been on loan since January.
   Spurs are keen on the 32 year old West Ham United keeper Robert Green on a free transfer it says in the Metro.
   TalkSport reckon that Spurs are one of a number of clubs, including Manchester United and Arsenal,  looking at Borussia Dortmund's Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa.


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Friday 11.05.12
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Scott Parker is a big doubt for the game, as he struggles to overcome a calf injury, but Tottenham will still be missing Tom Huddlestone (ankle), Michael Dawson (ankle), Niko Kranjcar (knee), Benoit Assou-Ekotto (shoulder/knee) and also the suspended Danny Rose.
   FULHAM TEAM NEWS : - Striker Clint Dempsey is a doubt with a groin injury, while Dickson Etuhu (knee), Zdenek Grygera (knee), Bryan Ruiz (foot), Andy Johnson (thigh) and Steve Sidwell (hernia) are all side-lined, with former Spurs midfielder Simon Davies likely to miss out too.
  During his pre-match press conference today, Harry Redknapp denied Spurs had agreed a 32 million deal for Gareth Bale to join Barcelona.
   The Daily Mirror claims that Spurs are lining up Birmingham City goalkeeper Ben Foster as a challenger and eventual replacement for Brad Friedel.
   New York Red Bulls are said to be willing to tempt Emmanuel Adebayor to America to team up with Thierry Henry, thus putting a permanent move to Tottenham in doubt, it says in the Metro.
   For a preview of the Fulham match on Sunday ,click here.


   OTHER NEWS ... Paul Groves has been appointed as the new manager of Bournemouth ... Richard O'Kelly has turned down the chance to stay as Hereford United manager and has left the post ...Stale Solbakken has been announced as the new Wolverhampton Wanderers manager starting in pre-season ...

Thursday 10.05.12
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   Gareth Bale has been included in the Wales squad for a friendly against Mexico in New York on May 27th.
   Younes Kaboul has been named in the France Euro 2012 squad.


   OTHER NEWS ... Gary Rowett has been announced as the new manager of Burton Albion ... 

   CRIME WATCH ... Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar has been find 1,000 and given seven points on his driving licence after committing two speeding offences in Chigwell, Essex in October last year.  He paid 176 in legal costs and a 60 victim surcharge ... 

Wednesday 09.05.12
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   Ajax defender Jan Verthongen has urged his club not to price him out of a move to Tottenham according to the Daily Telegraph.
   Benoit Assou-Ekotto has denied statements attributed to him in the French press that said he would not be stopped from leaving if a big club came in for him and they could guarantee him Champions League football.  The left back's comments contained a mention that he had such a "gentleman's agreement" with Daniel Levy and this was refuted and came on the back of the problems earlier this season when Luka Modric claimed he had a similar agreement to leave the club.
   For those of you who like to speculate on what new kit designs fans have come up with ... click here for some ideas of future and past kits.


   OTHER NEWS ... Atletico Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao 3-0 in Bucharest tonight in the Europa League final ... 

Tuesday 08.05.12
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   The Metro report that Spurs target Loic Remy has said that he intends to stay at Marseille, but that the financial situation at the club might mean that the French striker has to be sold.
   Ajax defender Jan Verthongen could be heading for White Hart Lane according to the Daily Mail, but the Mirror reckons Manchester United might come in for the Belgian centre half.  However, the player says that he knows something is going on with Spurs, but that other clubs are in for him and the important thing is that he is a regular in the team and that the club he moves to is stable and plays good football 
   Former Spurs striker Nick Barmby was sacked as manager of Hull City today, for comments he made to the press about the financial situation at the club.  Barmby intends to appeal the decision.


   OTHER NEWS ... Andy Hessenthaler has stepped down as manager of Gillingham and will take up a position on the board at the Kent club ... 


   MEHSTG's spin story ... not really surprising but two blokes better known for fighting in public will be getting it on at Upton Park.

Monday 07.05.12
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   The Daily Mirror claims that Manchester United will challenge Spurs for the signing of Crewe Alexandra wonder-kid - midfielder Nick Powell.  The feted best product of the Crewe youth system is said also to interest Arsenal and Chelsea, but the paper reckons Spurs are the favourites to snap up the 19 year old.


   OTHER NEWS ... Blackburn Rovers were relegated form the Premier League tonight ... 

Sunday 06.05.12
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   Tottenham drew 1-1 with Aston Villa at Villa Park this afternoon.  For a match report click here.
   For Spurs defender Steve Perryman was taken ill during Exeter City's game yesterday and had to undergo emergency heart surgery.  He is
in intensive care and MEHSTG send their best wishes to Steve and his family and friends.


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Saturday 05.05.12
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   All quiet ahead of tomorrow's game at Aston Villa.


   OTHER NEWS ... Chelsea beat Liverpool 2-1 in the FA Cup final today ... Sheffield Wednesday won promotion to the Championship today, with Crawley Town going up from League Two to League One ... Hereford United were today relegated to the Conference Premier division ...

Friday 04.05.12
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Spurs will be without Benoit Assou-Ekotto (knee), Niko Kranjcar (knee), Tom Huddlestone (ankle) and Michael Dawson (ankle) for Sunday's game at Villa Park, but Harry Redknapp revealed that Kyle Walker has a broken toe although he will play after an injection and Scott Parker trained ahead of the match and hopes he might be able to play after resting his Achilles tendon strain.
   ASTON VILLA TEAM NEWS : -  Stephen Ireland has recovered from a hip operation, but Darren Bent's recovery from an ankle ligament injury rules him out and Stilian Petrov is suffering with Leukaemia.  Fabian Delph's season is over after suffering an ankle injury.
   Harry Redknapp missing out on the England manager's job has allowed him to become part of the BBC's team for the 2012 European Championship coverage.
   In the Telegraph, they claim that Spurs and Arsenal are both after Ajax defender Jan Verthongen, Blackburn Rovers striker Junior Hoilett and Lille's midfielder Eden Hazard.  The piece also claims Tottenham have Fulham's Moussa Dembele on their shopping list.
   The Sun report that Manchester City's owners have sanctioned a 40 million plus deal for Gareth Bale, which would include cash plus Emmanuel Adebayor and either Nigel de Jong or Adam Johnson.


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   MEHSTG's spin story ... Following Roberto di Matteo's claim that Chelsea needed more energy in their side, chairman Roman Abramovich has gone and slashed out on a bid to buy Battersea Power Station.

Thursday 03.05.12
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   Kyle Walker has signed a new deal extending his contract by a year to the summer of 2017.
   Harry Redknapp revealed today that he has been watching Jan Verthonghen of Ajax for a while, but admitted he had been joined by a lot of other clubs, as he thins about signing the Belgian defender.
   The  Spurs boss also told the BBC that he would like to sign striker Emmanuel Adebayor on a permanent deal at the end of the season if there is money available form qualification for the Champions League.
   Redknapp has said that he feels he will never get the chance to be England manager now, with the job having been handed to Roy Hodgson on a four year deal, leaving Redknapp too old when it might come up for grabs again.
   TalkSport claim that Tottenham will be up against Benfica and Internazionale in their attempt to sign PSV Eindhoven 21 year old playmaker Georginio Wijnaldum, who is rated at 20 million according to a Portuguese newspaper.
   The first chairman of the Premier League and Spurs season ticket holder, Sir John Quinton died today aged 82.  A former Chairman of Barclay's, Sir John was the head man at the Premier League form it's inception in 1991 until 1999.  Our condolences and thoughts go to his family and friends at this sad time.
   For a preview of Sunday's match at Aston Villa, click here.


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Wednesday 02.05.12
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   Tottenham beat Bolton Wanderers 4-1 at the Reebok stadium tonight.  For a match report click here.
   TalkSport claim Spurs, Manchester City and Liverpool will rival each other for the signing of Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben.
   The Daily Mail consider Chelsea making a move for Harry Redknapp as their new manager after he was turned down by England.
   Former Spurs defender Sol Campbell announce today that he has retired from football.


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Tuesday 01.05.12
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -   Tottenham have worries over Aaron Lennon (ankle), Scott Parker (Achilles) and Louis Saha.  Definitely out are Niko Kranjcar (knee), Michael Dawson (ankle), Tom Huddlestone (ankle) and Benoit Assou-Ekotto (knee).  It will mean another start for Danny Rose at left back and Sandro will probably continue in midfield with the possibility of a rare start for Giovani dos Santos if Lennon doesn't make it.  Alternatively, Harry Redknapp could play Jermain Defoe up front alongside Emmanuel Adebayor instead.
   BOLTON WANDERERS TEAM NEWS : -   Gretar Steinsson has been ill and is a doubt for the game, while Darren Pratley's virus may rule him out.  Nigel Reo-Coker limped off in the Trotters' last match against Sunderland and is a doubt for the game too.  Ricardo Gardner (hip), Fabrice Muamba (cardiac arrest), Chung-Yong Lee (broken leg), Tyrone Mears (knee) and Stuart Holden (knee) are all unavailable for selection.
   For a preview of the Bolton game, click here.
  
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   OTHER NEWS ... Roy Hodgson has been appointed as the new England manager ... 


   MEHSTG's no-spin story ...  Peter Crouch scored the 1,000th Premier League goal of the season tonight in the match against Everton ... in his own net !!

 

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