White Hot Lines

July 2005

Sunday  31.07.2005   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  A Spurs XI including Fredi Kanoute, Robbie Keane and Michael Carrick beat Aldershot Town at the Recreation Ground this afternoon 4-0.  The goals came from Mounir El Hamdaoui, Robbie Keane, Calum Davenport and Michael Carrick.
  Among all the tabloid stories about how much of a head-case Edgar Davids is, the Sunday Mirror claims that Spurs have put a "good behaviour" clause in the contract of the determined Dutch midfielder.  This means that if he blows up as he has done in the past at other clubs, they are able to terminate his contract at any given moment
  A couple of Sunday papers claim that Manchester City want their former midfield player Michael Brown back and will make a move for him soon.
  Spurs Under-18s beat Bayer Levekusen 3-2 in a friendly with Simon Dawkins scoring twice and the other goal came from Radwan Hamed.
  Tomorrow (Monday) sees the issue of the Guardian Guide to the 2005-06 season in that newspaper.  Andy Greeves has contributed the Spurs section and we hope he will shortly be featuring in MEHSTG.

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  MEHSTG's spin story ... Southampton's board of directors are expected to resign if their decision to back Rupert "The Bear" Lowe's appointment of ex-England rugby coach Clive Woodward backfires.  When the players miss the goal by kicking the ball over the crossbar, Rupert will know it is time to start packing his bags.

Saturday  30.07.2005   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs beat Reading 2-0 in a pre-season friendly at the Madjeski Stadium this afternoon.  A match report can be viewed by clicking here.
  Edgar Davids appeared in the Directors Box at the ground during the match and took the applause from the Spurs contingent at the game.  The Daily Mirror claims that Davids will be made club captain, while Ledley King will remain as team captain.  Some sources have said that the weekly Davids salary will be closer to 47,000 than the 60,000 originally speculated.
  Spurs target Sevilla striker Julio Baptista has agreed to join Real Madrid for 9 million, saying he wanted to receive Spanish nationality by staying in the country for another two years at least.

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  MEHSTG's spin story ... In the Daily Star, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has insisted 24m striker Didier Drogba is not a flop.  Methinks the gentleman protests too much !!

Friday  29.07.2005   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Martin Jol has said that he is 99% sure Edgar Davids will sign for Spurs and will complete his medical tomorrow after having undergone the first part yesterday.  He hopes the Dutch midfielder will agree terms shortly too.
  Martin went on to add that he had not had talks with Andy van der Meyde of Internazionale or Dirk Kuyt of Feyenoord, although he told reporters that the club were always on the look-out to sign players who would add quality to the team.
  Guti has said that he intends to stay at Real Madrid, thus disappointing Everton and Spurs who had shown interest in him if he left the Spanish club.
  The Daily Express claims that Spurs will make a move for Chelsea left-back Wayne Bridge after the signing of Edgar Davids, to give competition to Erik Edman for his position.
  Fredi Kanoute has been the subject of an approach by West Ham United the Guardian tells us and Tottenham have told the East London side to increase their offer if they are serious about re-signing their former striker.
  Spurs have missed out on two young starlets.  Forward Salvatore Foti has been snapped up by Sampdoria from Venezia and Liverpool jumped ahead of Spurs and Arsenal to sign up 16 year-old Jack Hobbs from Lincoln City.
  Phil Ifil was stuck on the bench as England's Under-19 team that lost 1-3 to France in the final of the European Championships in Belfast tonight.
  Former Spurs defender Ian Hillier has been turned down by Grimsby Town, who had the Welshman on trial.
  Former Spurs midfielder Tim Sherwood has retired from the game after a persistent knee injury.

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Thursday  28.07.2005   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Martin Jol has expressed his glee at attracting Edgar Davids to the club and said that he wanted to come to White Hart Lane three years ago, but the transfer could not be agreed.  The Spurs Head Coach said that Davids instigated the move to Spurs, as he was an avid Tottenham fan just like himself.
  Internazionale's owner Massimo Moratti has said that the club were dealing with Spurs and Everton on the futures of midfielder Edgar Davids and winger Andy van der Meyde.  He did not specify of Spurs were being linked with both players of just Davids.

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Wednesday  27.07.2005   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs are believed to have approached Dutch midfielder Edgar Davids of Internazionale to join on a free transfer.  The former Ajax, AC Milan and Barcelona star is expected to come to London for a medical and to agree terms before signing.  It is said in the newspapers that he will receive a 1.5 million signing on fee with a salary of 60,000 a week, making him the highest paid player at the club.  His signing is seen as a bid to instill a winning mentality into the young Spurs players and to add experience to the side.
  Should Tottenham complete this deal, it will indicate that top stars can be brought to White Hart Lane and that the spending of the club's money is in safe hands after yesterday's rumour about Boa Morte.

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Tuesday  26.07.2005   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  The Daily Mirror have Spurs down as having made a 4m bid for Fulham striker Luis Boa Morte.  It is felt that they want more competition for Andy Reid on the left side of the pitch.  Please let us spend that much on someone who will add something more than diving and spitting to the team. 
  Spurs defender Phil Ifil was in the England Under-19 team that reached the final of the European Championships in Northern Ireland with a 3-1 win over Serbia and Montenegro in the semi.
  The Daily Star reckon Spurs will make a 9 million bid for Crystal Palace striker Andy Johnson in a last attempt to prise him away from the relegated South London club.
  Youth team defender Mark Wright is currently on trial at Southend United.

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Monday  25.07.2005   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Tottenham and Everton are targeting Auxerre striker Benjamin Mwaruwari according to the Daily Mirror.
  Former Spurs midfielder Kazuyuki Toda was accused of spitting at David Beckham when Real Madrid played Tokyo Verdy in a friendly today.  The England captain pursued the Japanese player into the tunnel and tried to get into the home side's dressing room to confront him.

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Sunday  24.07.2005   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs beat Olympique Lyonnais 3-1 to win the Peace Cup in Seoul this morning.  For a match report, click here.
  Former Newcastle United and SCBC full back Olivier Bernard is being linked with a move to Spurs on a free transfer according to the Sunday People.
  Portsmouth winger Lomana Lualua has said that he is happy at Fratton Park and has no intention of leaving despite Tottenham's alleged interest in him.

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Saturday  23.07.2005   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  A Spurs XI beat Cambridge City 3-1 with goals from Andy Barcham, Emil Hallfredsson and Reto Ziegler.

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Friday  22.07.2005   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Marton Fulop is seeking a loan spell at another club to get first team experience.  After enjoying his game against Real Sociedad, the Hungarian keeper said that he will only learn by playing although he is "soothed" by the trust that Spurs have in him.
  The young Spurs side has a great future according to Noureddine Naybet.  On the official clubs site, the Moroccan international extols the virtues of the side and the work that Martin Jol has done with the many new players since he arrived and took over as Head Coach.  Naybet likes the way Jol mixes modern techniques with the traditional Tottenham style and believes this blend will serve the team well in years to come.

  OTHER NEWS ... Guus Hiddink has accepted the post of manager of the Australian national side ...

  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Guess who said this ... "I love the game. I enjoy it and I am enjoying training, but I've got to really sit down over next few weeks and question Les Ferdinand and see if Les Ferdinand can do justice to himself and any team that decides they may want him."  Yes.  That's right ... Les Ferdinand ... talking about Les Ferdinand !!
  MEHSTG's no- spin story 2 ... 
Marseille's Habib Bamogo has revealed that he has attracted the interest of West Ham, but would prefer to be a bit part player at l'OM.

Thursday  21.07.2005   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs reached the final of the Peace Cup today with a 1-1 draw against ten man Real Sociedad.  Match report to follow.
  From Eurosport ...

Tottenham Hotspur will face French league champions Olympique Lyonnais in the Peace Cup Final on Sunday 24th July.  British Eurosport will be broadcasting the match LIVE from the Seoul World Cup Stadium in Korea with an extended evening highlights programme. 
Martin Jol's North London team and former Liverpool manager, Gerard Houllier's Lyon both booked their passage into the final with 1-1 draws against Real Sociedad and PSV Eindhoven respectively.  Spurs topped Group B on goal difference, ahead of Argentina's Boca Juniors and South African side Sundowns, while Lyon's point against title holders PSV took them to the top of Group A, which included Columbian champions Once Caldas and South Korean champions Seongnam Ilhwa. 
Both sides will be keen to enter in to the 2005/2006 season with a confidence-boosting victory in Korea, and with a prize of $2,000,000 adding an extra incentive, there is sure to be a competitive edge to proceedings. 
Watch all the action LIVE on British Eurosport Sunday 24th July from 9:00am (UK time).
Extended highlights will be available from 16:00 on Eurosport 2 and 21:00 on British Eurosport.  (British Eurosport is available on Sky channel 410, NTL 112, Telewest 521 and Top Up TV channel 49.  Please note that Top Up TV broadcasts British Eurosport between 14:00 and 23:00 daily.).
  A Spurs XI drew 1-1 at Boreham Wood tonight with the Spurs goal coming from Emil Hallfredsson.

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Wednesday  20.07.2005   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Norwich City are interested in taking Dean Marney on loan for the season.
  Spurs have been accused of pandering to the "Moonies", as religious leader Sun Myung Moon is behind the Peace Cup, the tournament Tottenham are currently taking part in.  However, a club spokesperson said that the competition is backed by FIFA and the Korean FA and they are happy it is run properly.  The "Moonies" were found to be responsible for brain-washing people once taken in by the cult religion.
  Juventus midfielder Stephen Appiah has joined Fenerbahce just a few days after saying he would like to play in the Premiership and being linked with Tottenham.
  Middlesbrough are looking at Sean Davis after failing to sign Stephen Appiah.
  Team Talk claim that Spurs are chasing Hossein Kaabi.  Portsmouth, Aston Villa and Bolton are also keen on the 1m-rated Iranian full-back.
  Kieran McKenna captained Northern Ireland under-19s to a 0-1 defeat to Serbia and Montenegro in the European championships in Newry today.
  England's Under-19s drew 1-1 with Armenia in the European championships in Ballymena today, with Phil Ifil playing the whole game.

  OTHER NEWS ... Premier League Chief Executive Richard Scudamore has backed the formation of a GB team for the 2012 Olympics ...

  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Former Spurs reserve striker Peter Crouch has joined Liverpool for 7 million !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday  19.07.2005   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Sevilla striker Julio Baptista has said he wants to stay in Spain for one more year to gain his EU citizenship.  The player said he has adapted to La Liga and would find it difficult to adapt to a new league at this time, so his proposed move to London with Arsenal or Spurs will be on hold until he leaves on a free transfer next summer.
  Robbie Keane has told Sky Sports that he is keen to stay and fight for his place at the club, saying that all the forwards can do is to impress in pre-season training and matches to give Martin Jol a selection headache.
  Former Spurs midfielder and manager Ossie Ardiles was sacked today by his J-League club Tokyo Verdy.

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  CrimeWatch ...  Fulham lost a court case against Jean Tigana that will cost them in the region of 2 million ... Lee Bowyer has been summonsed to appear in Magistrates court in September for the on pitch fight he had with Kieron Dyer last season

Monday  18.07.2005   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs beat Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 in the Peace Cup in Suwon this morning.  For a match report, click here.
  Brazilian striker Baptista is the subject of a bid of over 13.7 million from Tottenham the Sevilla club website said today.  Arsenal had been the previous highest bidders, but the Spanish club have now announced that the most important offer has come from Spurs.
  Not content with that Spurs are being linked to Hertha Berlin striker Solomon Okoronokwo.  The 17 year old Nigerian Under-20 forward appears to be keen to stay in Germany with the club that made his name, which will disappoint Monaco and AC Milan too.
  The Sun still runs with the Keane/Kanoute double bid from Manchester City now that they have some cash to spend from the sale of Wright-Phillips.
  Biggest laugh of the day goes to Sky Sports website who claim Spurs are keen on Fenerbahce striker Nicholas Anelka !!  Luckily, he appears to be in talks with Newcastle United, although the Turkish side are not keen to let him go.

  OTHER NEWS ... Shaun Wright-Phillips joined Chelsea for 21 million today ... Alex Ferguson has been warned about his future conduct after being found guilty of making disparaging remarks about referee Neale Barry's officiating in Manchester United's match against Newcastle United last season ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... 

Sunday  17.07.2005   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  The News of the World claims that Middlesbrough are favourites to sign Robbie Keane from Tottenham.  However, this might change in light of the Manchester City's agreement on a fee for Shaun Wright-Phillips to join Chelsea and the club are going to have a good sum of money to spend on replacements, with Keane one of the players they are keen on.
  A couple of papers today claim that Fulham are interested in taking midfielder Sean Davis back to Craven Cottage, after he only made 16 appearances for Tottenham last season.
  The People reckon that Wigan Athletic will make a move for Michael Brown if Spurs sign Guti from Real Madrid.
  Spurs transfer target Owen Hargreaves has turned down a move to Middlesbrough where he was guaranteed a first team place and a salary to match that at Bayern Munich.  his agent said his international prospects were better served by staying with Bayern and playing in the Champions League rather than the Premiership.
  Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has said that he is keen to leave Juventus and join a Premiership club.  Among those clubs interested are Everton, Birmingham City and Middlesbrough, with Spurs the latest team to show their hand.  The 24 year old midfielder said on the BBC website that a move top London interests him, but he is said to want to be playing European football next season.

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Saturday  16.07.2005   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs drew 2-2 with Boca Juniors in their opening Peace Cup match in Suwon, Korea.  For a match report and reaction, click here.
  A number of sources have taken Paul Robinson's words from the official website and relayed them as he will miss the first game of the Premier League.  Robinson is coming back from a knee ligament injury and will continue his rehabilitation while out in Korea with the rest of the first team squad.
  Former Spurs winger Matthew Etherington has signed a new four year deal with The Irons and has said "Now I am ten times the player I was when I was at Tottenham, I want to show everyone I can play at this level."

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  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... from the BBC Football Gossip Column webpage ... "West Ham new boy Paul Konchesky sat with the West Ham fans at their play-off final in Cardiff and says he hopes to play in the style of his childhood hero, Hammers legend Julian Dicks (Sun)."

Friday  15.07.2005   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  The Sun are claiming that Spurs have put a 6 million tag on Fredi Kanoute, but the Mali striker still says he wants to stay at the club.
  Spurs are believed to be in contention with Monaco for the 28 year-old PSV Eindhoven defender Lee Young-pyo. 
  A young goalkeeper Spurs had been linked with in the past has signed for Manchester United.  Ben Foster of Stoke City will join the Red Devils in the next couple of days.
  A Spurs XI won 1-0 at Cheshunt tonight thanks to a Jamie O'Hara goal.

  OTHER NEWS ... Chelsea have a 20 million bid for Shaun Wright-Phillips turned down by Manchester City ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... Patrick Vieira bade farewell to Arsenal today and said he hoped that the fans remembered that he played over 400 games for the club.  Just imagine how many he would have played if he had not been sent off or booked so often.

Thursday  14.07.2005   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs might sign Jonathan De Guzman, a Deportivo La Coruna midfielder on loan for the season.
  Manchester City are poised to make a 4 million move for Fredi Kanoute when they get the money for Shaun Wright-Phillips from Chelsea according to the Sun.  West Ham United are also interested in taking back their former forward for the same sum.  Spurs are expected to reject ant offers in that region.  
  Meanwhile, West Ham United have agreed a 2.4 million transfer for former Spurs transfer target Racing Santander midfielder Yossi Benayoun.
  Michael Brown hopes to be fit for the new season after having operations on foot and stomach injuries.
  Former Spurs reserve midfielder Ciaran Toner has joined Grimsby Town on a one year deal.
  Former Spurs goalkeeper Ian Walker has signed for Bolton Wanderers after being released by Leicester City.

  OTHER NEWS ... Both Chelsea and Barcelona have been fined for in their Champions league match at Stamford Bridge in March.  A Chelsea official blew a kiss to Frank RIjkaard costing the West London club 13,000 and Barcelona fans earned their club a 3,206 fine for throwing plastic bottles onto the pitch after being pelted by Chelsea fans (according to Sky Sports website) ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... The hearing for Emanuel Pogatetz's 24 week ban for injuring a player in the Russian league, where he was on loan, has been put back a week.  Well, what's seven days in six months ??

Wednesday  13.07.2005   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Thimothee Atouba has completed his transfer to SV Hamburg.  The fee was believed to be around 1.5 million.
  Rearranged kick off times for three of our home games have been announced.  The game against Arsenal on Saturday October 29th will now kick off at 13.00, while the match at White Hart Lane against West Ham United will move to Sunday 20th November and commence at 13.00.  The final change comes in the home game when Birmingham City come to visit and the Boxing Day match will start at 13.00.
  Everton have joined Spurs in the quest to sign Real Madrid midfielder Guti.

  OTHER NEWS ... The FA may take action against Jose Mourinho for the comments he made yesterday about David Dein ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... Liverpool's big summer signing saved them against tiny Welsh side TNS at Anfield in the European Champions League tonight.  Steven Gerrard struck three goals to give the holders a slight advantage for the second leg away from home.

Tuesday  12.07.2005   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Real Madrid midfielder Guti is now the top target for Spurs according to the Daily Mirror.  The 28 year old has been dropping out of favour at the Spanish club and Daniel Levy has supposedly flown to America to broker the 5 million deal.  According to radio stations he might be jumping the gun as Real are still in Spain.
  The Mirror claims that Tottenham have turned to Guti after being told by Newcastle United chairman Freddie Shepherd that it would take a 12 million bid to prise Jermaine Jenas away from St. James' Park.
  While they were on the subject, the same paper state that Spurs fancy taking Louis Saha on loan from Manchester United for a season, even though Alex Ferguson has confirmed that the French striker is still in his long-term plans.
  The Sun claim that if Manchester City sell Shaun Wright-Phillips, Stuart Pearce will go for Spurs striker Fredi Kanoute.

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  MEHSTG's spin story ... Jose Mourinho has suggested that Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein should no longer be a member of the FA board and should resign.  He also added that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson should take a back seat this season letting their number twos have a go and that Tony Blair should stand down as Prime Minister ... a job that he could do better himself.
  MEHSTG's spin story 2 ... Headline on TeamTalk's website ... "Poser for Benitez" ... does that mean Rio Ferdinand will be joining Liverpool then ??

  MEHSTG's no-spin story  ... again from TeamTalk (but also from other sources) ... "If Manchester City sell Shaun Wright-Phillips, they will target the likes of Peter Crouch, Freddie Kanoute, Robbie Keane, Feyenoord's Romeo Castelen and PSG's Fabrice Pancrate - if Wright-Phillips stays, City will target Everton's Marcus Bent and Wycombe's Nathan Tyson."

Monday  11.07.2005   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs have agreed a fee with Hamburg SV for the transfer of Thimothee Atouba.  The player has yet to pass a medical and agree personal terms, but appears to be ready to leave Tottenham and was travelling to Germany this evening to meet with Hamburg officials.  The fee is thought to be in the region of 2 million.
  Brazilian striker Julio Baptista has decided that he will turn down a possible move to London with Spurs or Arsenal, preferring to stay in Spain with his current club Sevilla or Real Madrid or Barcelona.
  Spurs might return to Crystal Palace for Andy Johnson, who has made it clear that he wishes to leave Selhurst Park.  Everton and Newcastle United are also monitoring the situation.
  The Daily Mirror claims that Fulham and Spurs are vying for the services of Sporting Lisbon striker Rodolpho Douala.
  The Sky Sports website claims that Tottenham will take two Iranian players on trial in August to assess their abilities.  24 year old Javad Nekounam and 19 year old Hossein Kaebi have impressed in their homeland and they are of the right age to develop into the first team should Spurs take them on permanently.
  Nathan Ellington's refusal to sign a new contract at Wigan Athletic has raised speculation that Tottenham might make a bid for the striker, who would be a ready made replacement for Jermain Defoe.  The Lactics would have to sell him now or risk losing him for nothing next summer and this might spark a great deal of interest in the 23 year old forward.

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Sunday  10.07.2005   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  The Sunday Mirror claims that Spurs are set to sell Fredi Kanoute back to West Ham United for 5 million this week.
  Charlton Athletic are supposedly looking at Spurs midfielder Sean Davis, who the News of the World reckons the club are willing to let go after just a year.
  Derby County manager Phil Brown said to be interested in taking midfielder Johnnie Jackson to Pride Park.
  Scaremongering is not an attractive feature and the Star claim that Jermain Defoe looks set to move to Liverpool or Manchester United because (in footballing rumour vernacular) he is "buying a house in Cheshire".
  An article attributing comments to Frank Arnesen in the News of the World claims that he wanted to go to Chelsea as he was unused to not being first in line for the top players and with Arsenal and Chelsea taking them before Spurs, he had to leave.  He is also said to have commented that he played for Anderlecht against Spurs in the 1984 UEFA Cup which Spurs won on penalties, but he said that it was about the last thing the club did win.  He has subsequently said that he did not make these comments to the newspaper.
  A Spurs XI drew 1-1 at Fleet Town this afternoon with Lee Barnard scoring the Tottenham goal.

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  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Liverpool are willing to pay around 6 million for Peter Crouch.  They are balking at 2 million for Luis Figo.  Has someone at Anfield done the maths there ??

Saturday  09.07.2005   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs beat Stevenage Borough 3-0 at Broadhall Way in their first pre-season friendly this afternoon.  For a match report, click here.
  The Sun are claiming this morning that Spurs have put in a 12.5 million bid to Sevilla for their 23 year old striker Julio Baptista.
  In the same paper, it is claimed that defender Anthony Gardner's move to Charlton Athletic is in doubt because he has failed a medical.
  Spurs, Manchester City, Glasgow Rangers and Celtic are considering moves for Greek and Roma central defender Traianos Dellas, who is looking for a move to Britain.
  It appears that Spurs transfer target Stewart Downing will sign a new five year deal with Middlesbrough after a 6 million offer for him was rejected.

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Friday  08.07.2005   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs and Glasgow Rangers are being linked with a move for Manchester United's England midfielder Kieran Richardson, who might yet return to West Bromwich Albion on loan, so says the Independent.
  Tottenham announced late last night that the arrangements for the departure of Frank Arnesen to Chelsea have now been agreed. 
The terms will remain confidential and Arnesen will stay as an employee of Tottenham Hotspur until 31 August 2005 and has been working with the Club while he has been suspended.  The suspension is now over and the Dane will continue to work in his post in what the club describe as "a thoroughly professional manner" until he goes to Stamford Bridge on 1st September.
  Simon Davies has said that he felt that he had stayed in one place for too long before leaving Spurs for Everton.  Having missed out on a move to Goodison in the January transfer window, Daniel Levy said that if the Welsh midfielder still wanted to leave in the summer he would not stand in his way and Davies said that he was true to his word allowing him to join the Merseyside club.

  OTHER NEWS ... Arsenal have been accused of tapping up Sevilla striker Julio Baptista ...

Thursday  07.07.2005   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  MEHSTG sends it sympathies and thoughts to those caught up in the London bombings this morning and also to their friends and families.
  Goalkeeper Paul Robinson today signed a seven year contract with Tottenham, saying that there was no doubt this is where he wanted to be.
  Barcelona striker Javier Saviola is being allowed to leave Barcelona and Newcastle United and Spurs are said to be interested in signing the 25 year old Argentinian on a free transfer as he has been offered to both clubs.
  It is reported that Thimothee Atouba is keen to join Hamburg as he feels that he needs regular first team football to maintain the progress of his career, but the German club's offer is nowhere near the 2 million estimation that Spurs have of the Cameroon international.

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  Crime Watch ... Bolton Wanderers striker El Hadji Diouf is being investigated on allegations of an assault on a woman in a nightclub in Dakar, Senegal.

Wednesday  06.07.2005   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  In The Sun Spurs are being linked with a 500,000 bid for Colchester United's utility player Greg Halford, who starred for England's Under-20 in the recent Toulon tournament.  The Essex club has denied that nay contact has been made by Spurs. 
  The Daily Mirror claims that Tottenham have made an enquiry about Aston Villa forward Darius Vassell and this might spell the end for Jermain Defoe at White Hart Lane.
  Stuart Pearce has identified Fredi Kanoute as his main Manchester City target this summer according tot he Daily Mirror.

  OTHER NEWS ... London won the right to stage the 2012 Olympic games today ... Millwall chairman Jeff Burnidge has resigned after one month in the job ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... 

Tuesday  05.07.2005   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs having been linked with Internazionale's striker Christian Vieri have seen him sign for AC Milan today.
  The Times claims that Spurs are set to start searching for a replacement for the post of Sporting Director.

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  MEHSTG's spin story ... Steven Gerrard has said that he does not want to play for Liverpool any more and will not get involved in a slanging match with the club.  He might get involved with a Chelsea match with the club though.

Monday  04.07.2005   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  The Times claims that Tottenham are on the verge of selling Anthony Gardner to Charlton Athletic for a fee that could rise to 3 million.
  Spurs defender Calum Davenport has reportedly been released on bail after being arrested for a fight in a Bedford night club that ended with actual bodily harm being caused.
  Further to earlier announcements, the actual games Sky TV have chosen to televise live are ..
Aston Villa (away) on
Saturday 17th September 2005 (kick off - 17.15 p.m.)
Fulham (home) on Monday 26th September 2005 (kick off - 20.00 p.m.)
Bolton (away) on Monday 7th November 2005 (kick off - 20.00 p.m.) 
Portsmouth (home) on Monday 12th December 2005 (kick off - 20.00 p.m.)
Middlesbrough (away) on Sunday 18th December 2005 (kick off - 13.30 p.m.)
  Harry Kewell's case against Gary Lineker for libel has been settled out of court and will not be re-heard now.

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Sunday  03.07.2005   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs transfer target Strasbourg striker Momadou Niang has joined Marseille in a 4.5 million move that he described as "too good a challenge to turn down."  In making the move, Niang said he did not want to be regarded as the "new Didier Drogba" !!!
  Tottenham are said to be considering a move for Portsmouth winger Lomano Lua Lua.  He is apparently being lined up by Spurs to replace Robbie Keane and will cost in the region of 2 million.
  Stewart Downing is said to be very unhappy with Middlesbrough's latest contract offer and it appears that they view his age as an impediment to offering him better terms, according to the News of the World.
  The same source claims that Manchester United will turn their attention to Jermain Defoe should they fail to sign Michael Owen from Real Madrid.
  Hilarious story of the day in the midst of the silly season approaching the transfer window was the tale in the People that Tottenham are about to swap Robbie Keane for West Ham United's Marlon Harewood.

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Saturday  02.07.2005   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Having failed in bids for Manchester United's Alan Smith and Christian Vieri of Internazionale will now turn his attention in trying to take Robbie Keane to Newcastle United.
  The Guardian claim that Spurs are ready to offer Christian Vieri a two year deal according to the Guardian.  Bolton Wanderers, CSKA Moscow, Sevilla, Olympiakos, Fiorentina, AC Milan, Chelsea, Juventus and Atletico Madrid are also watching his situation, but it is believed that he has made an agreement, as part of his departure, not to join any other Serie A club.
  The Daily Mirror claim that Spurs will return to Middlesbrough with an improved bid for winger Stuart Downing, even though Boro told them they are not interested.
  Former Spurs midfielder Tim Sherwood has been allowed to leave Coventry City by mutual consent.

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Friday  01.07.2005   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs have had a 6 million offer for Middlesbrough's England winger Stuart Downing rejected and they have been told that he is not for sale.  however, the player's agent has said that the contract talks he is having with his club have hit an "impasse" with Downing unhappy about the terms being offered by Boro.
  Charlton Athletic are keen to sign Spurs central defender Anthony Gardner for 1.6 million, according to the Sun.
  The internet is buzzing today with news that Christian Vieri has had his contract with Internazionale of Milan terminated a year early and that he is interesting Newcastle United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs.  The player will not command a fee, but, no doubt, his wages will be huge.
  Fredi Kanoute has said that he wants to stay at Spurs, despite rumours that the club are ready to sell him for missing the end of season tour to Mauritius.  The Mali striker said he intended talks with head coach Martin Jol on his return to pre-season training tomorrow and that he did not intend to upset anyone at the club by missing the trip, but was willing to remain with Tottenham, as he was not interested in the move to West Bromwich Albion and going back to France was not an option.
  The Mirror run a story claiming that Spurs were supposedly battling Chelsea for the services of Anderlecht's central defender Vincent Kompany, but the player has extended his contract at the Belgian club.

  OTHER NEWS ... Middlesbrough's new singing Emanuel Pogatetz could be banned for six months for breaking a player's leg in his last game of a loan spell at Spartak Moscow ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... The BBC website reports "the "Police bill might stop Wigan Athletic's" debut first game.  In an argumentative row over the cost charge of policing their home game matches the promoted upgraded Lancashire North-West side might be barred stopped from playing performing on the opening first day of the season.


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