White Hot Lines

July 2007

Tuesday 31.07.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs have announced that they have signed 20 year old German midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng from Hertha Berlin for a fee believed to be £5.4 million.
   The Times once more report that Spurs are interested in Croatian defender Vedran Corluka of Dinamo Zagreb, but this time say he is in talks with the club about a move to White Hart Lane.  In the Daily Express, there is a story that Holland want Martin Jol to manage their national team after the 2008 European Championships.
  
Former Spurs midfielder Michael Brown had left Fulham for Wigan Athletic for a fee of around £2 million.
  
A Spurs XI lost 2-3 at Rushden and Diamonds tonight in a friendly.  Lee Barnard score both the Tottenham goals.

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Monday 30.07.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Midfielder Hossam Ghaly has joined Birmingham City for £3 million, subject to obtaining a work permit.
  
The Spurs website announced the recent death of Bill Nicholson's wife Darkie.  MEHSTG would like to extend our sympathies to Mrs. Nicholson's friends and family for their loss.

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Sunday 29.07.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Sunday Mirror claim that Spurs might be close to finally securing the services of 24 year old Kim Kallstrom, who the club have been chasing for about six years, from French champions Olympique Lyonnais.  The big Swedish midfielder would cost £8 million, which is a considerable amount more than if they had signed him from his first club BK Hacken in 2001.  The News of the World carry a story that West Bromwich Albion are set to cash in on their central defender Curtis Davies and want £8 million from any prospective buyer, with Spurs having had a long term interest in the England Under-21 player.  The same player tells us that Barcelona youngster Einard will join the youth team for a Belgian tournament next week, with a view to a permanent signing.  The 18 year old has been forced out of the reckoning at the Nou Camp and will seek to refresh his prospects elsewhere, with Tottenham having impressed his family when they came over to see the facilities at the club.  The Daily Star on Sunday says that Tottenham will reignite their interest in Hertha Berlin midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng having missed out on Bulgarian winger Martin Petrov.

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Saturday 28.07.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs beat Orlando Pirates 3-0 in Pretoria this afternoon to claim the Vodacom Challenge trophy.  A match report is available by clicking here.
   Tottenham are denying any interest in Newcastle United midfielder Kieron Dyer.  Whoopee !!  But not so fast, as the Times claim a £4.5 million transfer with the player will be completed over the weekend.  The paper also links Spurs with a move for Dinamo Zagreb's 21 year old, 6' 3" defender Vedran Corluka, as a possible replacement for Pascal Chimbonda, should he leave to go to Chelsea
  
Former Spurs midfielder Stephen Clemence has been appointed as captain at his new club Leicester City.

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Friday 27.07.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Having been informed that he can leave Newcastle United, Kieron Dyer appears to be holding out for a move to Tottenham.  The Daily Mail and Sky Sports News claim Birmingham City will recommence talks with Mido about a move to the Midlands and are hopeful of success.  Aren't we all.  Middlesbrough might even be keen to take him off our hands.  the Daily Mirror reports that Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Bromwich Albion and Charlton Athletic are all interested in buying right back Phil Ifil from Spurs.  The Times tells us that Racing Santander's Serbian striker - the 6'7" tall Nicola Zigic - has been offered to Manchester City, Spurs and West Ham United for £10 million.
   The Sun steps away from transfer talk for a moment to regale us with a tale that Ledley King's injury will rule him out of England's next two internationals and more importantly, the first month of the Premier League season.
   Tottenham will face the Orlando Pirates in the final of the Vodacom Challenge
on Saturday in Pretoria.
   Spurs owners ENIC
have extended their deadline for shareholders to accept their offer to buy them out until 23rd August.  The company have about 66% of normal shares and 95% of preferential shares already.
  
Iím contacting you from a television production company called North One where we are currently making Sky Oneís new football show called Premiership All Stars.
Put as simply as possible, the show is a week long 7-a-side football tournament that contains all 20 Premier League clubs. Each team will enter a squad of 10 players made up of 4 legends, 3 famous fans and 3 real fans and the whole thing is backed by the Premier League and all the Premier League clubs. Football legends definitely confirmed so far to play for the leagues various teams include Fabrizio Ravenelli, Paul Merson, Ray Wilkins and Ruud Gullit among many other legends yet to be confirmed.
We are desperately looking for Spurs fans that would like the chance to play alongside some genuine Spurs legends. Iím hoping you can spread the word to a
s many Spurs fans as possible.
The tournament will be shown live on Sky over eight nights from Sept 23rd Ė Sept 30th this year.
We want Spurs fans to apply to play for Spurs by emailing us at
allstars@northonetv.com or by post to All Stars, North One TV, 46-52 Pentonville Road, London N1 9HF  with a description of themselves, who their favourite legend is and why they should go through to represent Spurs.
The best entries will go forward to a trial on 4th or 5th August where the three lucky winners will be chosen to go forward to actually play for their chosen team.
Apologies that time is short but we havenít had the response from Spurs fans we were expecting, so this is a real plea for fans to send in their applications as soon as possible to be in with a chance of playing in this tournament. There are different age groups, so even if you are over 35 and worry about fitness you donít need to Ė personality is as important as football skills. 

If anyone needs anymore info then please feel free to contact me on the e-mail above.

Best regards,  Phil Ashton

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  MEHSTG's spin story ... Jonathan Woodgate has come out top in a Spanish poll to find out which player was the worst buy of the 21st Century.  Polls in Newcastle and Middlesbrough are hastily being arranged, we hear. 


Thursday 26.07.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Birmingham City's proposed deals for Hossam Ghaly and Mido have both hit snags.  Ghaly's £3 million move to the Blues still looks like it might go through, but Mido's transfer appears to have crashed, with a row over personal terms and the fact that the player wants to stay in London..
   Spurs transfer target Bulgarian winger from Atletico Madrid - Martin Petrov - has joined Manchester City.
   Former Spurs defender Luke Young has signed for Middlesbrough from Charlton Athletic
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Wednesday 25.07.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs have announced the signing of Danny Rose, the 17 year old from Leeds United, who has arrived despite interest from Liverpool.
   The Sun says that Martin Jol has been given the go-ahead to sign Atletico Madrid winger Martin Petrov to fill the left wing spot in the team.  The 28 year old Bulgarian will be flying to London for talks after the Spanish club agreed to release him and although West Ham United and Manchester City are interested, it is thought that Tottenham is his preferred destination.  One of Spurs' transfer targets, Christian Wilhelmsson has joined Bolton Wanderers from French side Nantes.  However, the Times say that talks are back on to sign Hertha Berlin's German Under-21 midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng after Spurs reactivated their interest in the player.
   Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has said that Spurs might break into the contenders for the Premiership title, as he is impressed with the core of English players the club has and that they had retained Dimitar Berbatov and believes that Tottenham could make it a "difficult situation" for his team.

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  CRIME WATCH ... Teddy Sheringham has been given a formal caution for perverting the course of justice in giving information over a speeding fine in an incident where Shaun Newton and Bobby Zamora were also arrested ...  ...


Tuesday 24.07.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham beat Orlando Pirates 2-1 in Cape Town in the Vodacom Challenge tonight.  For a match report, click here.
   Atletico Madrid are said to be ready to sell Bulgarian winger Martin Petrov for £6.2 million and Spurs and Manchester City head the queue for his services.  The Times say that Kieron Dyer will leave Newcastle United this week for around £5 million, with West Ham United and Manchester City willing to offer that amount and a big salary to the injury hit midfielder, while the newspaper hints that Tottenham might not be willing to compromise their wage structure to accommodate the troublesome England man.  Hurrah !!

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Monday 23.07.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Daily Mirror claims that Hossam Ghaly's £3 million transfer to Birmingham City has been agreed.

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Sunday 22.07.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Considering it is Sunday - the main rumour day of the football week - there is little about Tottenham.  The News of the World tell us that Atletico Madrid and Bulgaria winger Martin Petrov has issued a "come and get me" plea ... probably because he was being strongly linked with a move to Manchester City yesterday.
   Tomas Pekhart was an 83rd minute substitute for the Czech Republic in their 1-2 defeat by Argentina in the World Under-20 championship final in Canada today.

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Saturday 21.07.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham beat Kaiser Chiefs 2-1 in Durban this afternoon to start off their Vodacom Challenge campaign with a win.  Click here for a match report.
   According to the Daily Mirror and the Daily Star, Portsmouth manager Hangdog Harry Redknapp is planning to tempt Spurs to sell Jermain Defoe to the South Coast club for £12 million.  Meanwhile The Sun report that the Tottenham move for Hertha Berlin midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng has foundered as the German club want more than the £4 million offered for the 20 year old.

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Friday 20.07.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   A deal worth £6 million to Spurs has been agreed with Birmingham City for the services of forward Mido.  The Egyptian striker has to agree terms with the Blues, but looks like he will be making a permanent transfer rather than the one year loan with the possibility of a permanent deal which was mooted
   Spurs transfer target Wesley Sneijder of Ajax - has had a £20 million price tag stuck to him by the Dutch club.  .

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  CRIMEWATCH ... UEFA will appeal against their own disciplinary committees decision to fine the Serbian FA £16,000 for racial abuse of England Under-21 players in the recent European Championship finals ...  ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... It appears that Michael Owen has picked up a minor thigh injury, but that's what you get if you go to an are with a primarily coal-based economy.


Thursday 19.07.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Times claim that Chelsea are ready to go to £8 million in their attempt to get Spurs to part with Pascal Chimbonda, but Tottenham know they have more money than that.  .
   Tomas Pekhart helped the Czech Republic beat Austria in the semi-final of the Under-20 World Cup this morning, after coming on as a substitute for the last half hour of the match.

  OTHER NEWS ... Stuart Pearce has been named the full-time England Under-21 manager ...
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Wednesday 18.07.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Chelsea Chief Executive Peter Kenyon has said he does not wish to sell Shaun Wright-Phillips to Tottenham, as he sees the club as a threat to their Premier League aspirations in years to come.  The Daily Mirror claims that Liverpool are attempting to intercept Tottenham's £1 million transfer of Leeds United's 17 year old forward Danny Rose and that Charlton Athletic want to sign Danny Murphy back from Spurs, but Wigan Athletic are also keen on the midfielder.  It is reported in a number of sources that Chelsea are still interested in buying defender Pascal Chimbonda, with Glen Johnson being offered as part of the deal.  The Sky Sports website reckon Hossam Ghaly will join Birmingham for £3 million and that striker Lee Barnard will be pursued by Crewe Alexandra to join them on a long loan.

  OTHER NEWS ... the boring Carlos Tevez transfer affair has been referred to FIFA for their ruling on it, as it drags into a record 38th year ...
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Tuesday 17.07.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Daily Mirror says that Tottenham are at an advanced stage in discussions with Chelsea about the £12 million transfer of Shaun Wright-Phillips to White Hart Lane this week, as Martin Jol seeks to set up a monopoly on the shortest wingers in the Premiership.  The paper also claims that they will make an £8 million offer for Atletico Madrid's Bulgarian left winger Martin Petrov, while the Independent go further than that by saying he is their prime target now.  Mido has claimed that Birmingham City have agreed a £1 million move to the newly promoted club for a one-year loan, with the Blues having the opportunity to sign him permanently for a further £5 million if they survive in the Premier League.  Stave Bruce is also keen to take Hossam Ghaly to St. Andrews to play alongside his fellow countryman.  Former Spurs target Ludovic Giuly has joined AS Roma from Barcelona.
  
Former Spurs skipper Gary Mabbutt has been selected to play for the Rest of the World XI against the Africa XI in the 90 Minutes for Mandela match in Cape Town tomorrow.

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  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... from the BBC Sport Football page ... "French coach Raymond Domenech has branded Julien Faubert 'unspeakably stupid' for signing for West Ham. (Various)"


Monday 16.07.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Guardian report that Jermain Defoe will snub a move to Aston Villa, preferring to fight for his place at Spurs.
   A Spurs XI travelled to Dartford, where they beat the Kent side 7-2 in a pre-season friendly.  The goals came from Adel Taarabt, Leigh Mills, Lee Barnard, Jake Livermore, Andy Barcham (2) and Charlie Daniels.  Click here for a short match report.
   Former Spurs midfielder Rohan Ricketts
has joined Barnsley after a successful trial.

  CRIME WATCH ... Newcastle United, Glasgow Rangers and Portsmouth have been raided by Police with search warrants as they seek to investigate corruption claims, although these are unconnected with the Lord Stevens enquiry into transfer dealings ...
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Sunday 15.07.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Sunday People claim that Tottenham are to steal American 17 year old starlet Freddy Adu ahead of Glasgow Celtic, who believe that they are favourites to sign the talented striker.  Birmingham City would like to buy Hossam Ghaly from Spurs for £1 million the News of the World report, while his Egyptian compatriot and club team-mate Mido might be on his way to Middlesbrough, as they are planning a cut-price £2 million move for the strike, so the Sunday People claim.  The Sunday Mirror reckon that Aston Villa will be signing Jermain Defoe this week.  The Daily Star adds tot he rumour by saying that Villa will up their offer to £10 million.  West Ham United and Spurs are both reportedly interested in Derby County's young star Giles Barnes, who would cost £4 million according to the News of The World.
   Younes Kaboul has reportedly said that he turned down Chelsea and Juventus in favour of "second tier" Tottenham, as he knew he would get first team football at White Hart Lane and felt that the move was the right one for him at this time, according to a story in the News of the World.

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  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Following the announcement that LA Galaxy are to play some high  profile, high profit making games in the UK next season, chief executive and president of the Anschutz Entertainment Group - who own LA Galaxy, Tim Leiweke, actually said "It's more than likely we're going to take a trip over to 'Jolly Old' England and do a game or two."  Is football really safe in this man's hands ??


Saturday 14.07.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Reports coming out of Germany that Kevin-Prince Boateng might have problems with his medical, should Tottenham decide to sign him, because of a knee injury are revealed in the Daily Telegraph today.  The Daily Mirror says that Spurs are going to sign Danny Rose, the 17 year old Leeds United prospect for £1 million and that Curtis Davies is still pleading to be let go by West Bromwich Albion for a reasonable price.  The Daily Mail claim that Manchester City are willing to meet Tottenham's asking price of £3million for Anthony Gardner

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Friday 13.07.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Daily Mirror have a story about Spurs demanding £3 million for Anthony Gardner should Aston Villa want to buy him, rather than the £2 million they want to offer.  Meanwhile, the big news in the Sun is that Tottenham's transfer target Kevin-Prince Boateng's favourite TV programme is SpongeBob Squarepants.
   Former Spurs striker Jamie Slabber is on trial at Rushden & Diamonds.
   Former Spurs reserve keeper Nicky Eyre has signed for St. Albans City.
  
Former Spurs midfielder Stephen Clemence has left Birmingham City to join Leicester City for £750,000.
   Former loan defender/midfielder Paul Konchesky has joined Fulham from West Ham United
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  OTHER NEWS ... Sheffield United lost their High Court case against the panel's decision not to dock West Ham United points over the Carlos Tevez affair ...
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  CRIME WATCH ... the Serbian FA have been fined £16,000 for the racist chanting of their fans and their players' behaviour in the European Under-21 championship in Holland against England last month. England have been fined £2,000 for the actions of the English players on the night ...  ...

  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Brazil have asked Interpol to arrest Kia Joorabchian for money laundering.  There's nothing like hanging out your dirty money in public.


Thursday 12.07.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham beat St. Patrick's of Dublin 1-0 tonight in a pre-season friendly, with Robbie Keane scoring a 43rd minute winner. 
   The BBC website says that Hertha Berlin have accepted an offer from Tottenham, believed to be in the region of £5.4 million, for German Under-21 international midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng.  Reports in the Times link Tottenham with a move for Celta Vigo's 16 year old midfielder Gabi Misa, who is also wanted by Valencia.
   Dimitar Berbatov has laughed off rumours of a £40 million bid from Manchester United for him as "abnormal".

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Wednesday 11.07.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   In the Daily Mirror, they report that Chelsea are trying to force Sevilla's hand into selling them Daniel Alves for £14 million or they are threatening to switch their aim to Pascal Chimbonda, with Shaun Wright-Phillips and Glen Johnson being part of the deal and tell us that Birmingham City want to replace one ex-Spurs midfielder with a current one, as Hossam Ghaly is lined up to take over from Stephen Clemence, who looks like he is on his way to Leicester City.  The Daily Express claim that Bolton Wanderers have pulled out of a deal for winger Wayne Routledge, because Tottenham wanted £3 million for the England Under-21 star.  Hertha Berlin's 20 year old midfielder Kevin Boateng has been the subject of a £5 million bid from Spurs, as they seek to tempt him to London instead of going to Sevilla for half the fee they are willing to pay.  On the Football 365 website, it is claimed that Aston Villa have beaten Spurs and ManYoo to the signing of 15-year-old Watford starlet Harry Forrester
   The Lyn Oslo site have revealed that they have signed Icelandic winger Emil Halfredsson from Tottenham.

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  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Carlos Tevez wanted to rip up his contract but West Ham United wanted him to keep it intact, with it being worth at least three points to them.


Tuesday 10.07.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Birmingham City are being linked with a move for Hossam Ghaly, while fellow Midlands club Aston Villa look set to make an initial bid of £8 million for Jermain Defoe, but Spurs might be looking for considerable more for the England man.

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Monday 09.07.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Young-Pyo Lee has hinted that if a move is offered to him this summer he might consider it after turning his back on a transfer in the January window, but now he finds himself behind Gareth Bale in the fight for a left back slot in the first team.
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he kick off times for the Vodafone Challenge tournament in South Africa have been altered.  The match against Kaiser Chiefs in Durban on Saturday 21st July will now kick off at 2.15 p.m. local time (moving from 3.00 p.m.) and the Orlando Pirates match in Cape Town on Tuesday 24th July moves to a 8.35 p.m. kick off (moving from 8.00 p.m.).  The final of the competition, which will see Spurs play the winner of the match between the two home sides will now kick off at 3.15 p.m. instead of 3.00 p.m. in Pretoria on Saturday 28th July.
The club have announced the following provisional squad for the trip on the official website ... Robinson, Cerny, Alnwick, Gardner, Dawson, Rocha, Stalteri, Assou-Ekotto, Chimbonda, Bale, Jenas, Ghaly, Malbranque, Tainio, Huddlestone, Murphy, Zokora, Routledge, Taarabt, Keane, Defoe, Berbatov, Bent, Ifil.

  
Having had the fixtures announced a couple of weeks ago, a large number have been changed for TV and the UEFA Cup games.  The changes are ...
Away at Sunderland on Saturday 11th August will now be kicking off at 12.45 p.m., because of Sky Sports live coverage.  This will be the first Premier League game of the new season with the lunch-time kick off.
Home to Everton on Tuesday 14th August will now be kicking off at 8.00 p.m., because of Sky Sports live coverage.
Away at Manchester United, Sunday August 26 (originally scheduled for 25th August) kicking off at 4.00 p.m., because of Sky Sports live coverage.
Home to Arsenal on Saturday 15th September will now be kicking off at 1.30 p.m. because of Police advice.
Away at Bolton Wanderers on Sunday September 23 (originally scheduled for 22nd September), with a kick-off 3.00 p.m. because of a UEFA Cup fixture on the previous Thursday.
Home to Aston Villa on Monday October 1 (originally scheduled for 29th September) will now be kicking off at 8.00 p.m., because of Setanta Sports live coverage.  This game will mark the celebrations of the 125th Anniversary of the club, with the first game having been played on 30th September 1882 and will probably see Spurs wear their commemorative 125th year kit for it's only airing in the Premier League.
Away at Liverpool on Sunday 7th October (originally scheduled for 6th October) will now be kicking off at 3.00 p.m. because of a UEFA Cup fixture on the previous Thursday.
Away at Newcastle United on Monday 22nd October (originally scheduled for 23rd October) will now be kicking off at 8.00 p.m., because of Setanta Sports live coverage.
Away at West Ham on Sunday 25th November (originally scheduled for 24th November) with a 1.30 p.m. kick off, because of Sky Sports live coverage.

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  MEHSTG's spin story ... Jamie Carragher has decided to wuit the England squad as he cannot understand the manager's accent.


Sunday 08.07.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Sunday Mirror says that Tottenham are keen to bring Shaun Wright-Phillips to Tottenham despite Aston Villa and Manchester City also being in the running to sign the 25 year old player who will be pushed further down the pecking order at Chelsea by the arrival of French winger Florent Malouda.  Curtis Davies' agent has blasted West Bromwich Albion for pricing him out of a move to Tottenham at £8 million, the same paper reveals.
   You can vote for
your Team of the Century at the PFA site.  Although it takes a convoluted registration process, you can find plenty of Spurs players to your in your team and you can win a prize of VIP tickets to a star-studded Wembley game plus the chance to meet Alan Shearer (oh, well, not all good then).  Just go to http://pfalegends.givemefootball.com/default.aspx?src=74147&cid=1551 to pick your team (Thanks to Steve White).

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  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... In an attempt to win over Carlos Tevez in their attempts to get him to stay at Upton Park, West Ham United have evicted him from the luxury Canary Wharf apartment the club provided him with, while he is on Copa America duty with Argentina.


Saturday 07.07.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham beat Stevenage Borough 3-1 at Broadhall Way in a pre-season friendly this afternoon.  A match report will follow.
   Younes Kaboul has revealed that he turned down offers from French club Olympique Lyonnais, promoted side Juventus of Italy and Premier League Chelsea.  The French defender said that Tottenham showed more desire to sign him and although people told him that they were the smaller club of the four, he believes he has made a wise choice.
   The Daily Mirror claim that Spurs are keen to pursue their interest in Barcelona's French midfielder Ludovic Guily, but he later issued a statement that he wanted to stay and fight for his place at the Nou Camp.

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  MEHSTG's spin story ... Craig Bellamy looks likely to join West Ham United.  Local police are looking to call in reinforcements for the duration of his four year contract.  Nightclubs in the area have been said to be overjoyed at the news, while Irons fans have been said to be less than overwhelmed.


Friday 06.07.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Guardian maintain that Spurs are still keen to take West Bromwich Albion's central defender Curtis Davies to White Hart Lane, offering £6 million in cash and £2.5 million rated Wayne Routledge, although Albion want to hold out for £10 million which was mentioned by someone once as a price suitable for the former Luton Town man.  .

  OTHER NEWS ... The former Thailand Prime Minister
Thaksin Shinawatra's takeover of Manchester City is now complete and he has announced Sven Goran Eriksson as the club's new manager ... With doubts being raised as to whether they will be able to start the League One season, Leeds United are up for sale again following the challenge by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs over the amount being offered to debtors  ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... the Carlos Tevez saga is getting so boring, we are going to let you make up your own story. 
 .... Today Carlos Tevez is set to join Manchester United/Arsenal/Real Madrid/Dagenham and Redbridge for £40 million/£34 million/£20 million/£350,000/£2.99 on a permanent/extended loan/work experience move from West Ham United on a five year/four year/two year/fifteen minute deal with all the money going to West Ham United/Kia Joorabchian/A Swiss bank account/the poor.


Thursday 05.07.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs have completed the £8.2 million signing of French Under-21 captain and Auxerre defender Younes Kaboul.  The talented 21 year old has signed for Tottenham in the face of competition from AS Roma, Internazionale and Portsmouth.
   The Sun claim that Chelsea have upped their bid for Pascal Chimbonda to £12 million, while the Times report that Tottenham have offered £4 million plus winger Wayne Routledge for West Bromwich Albion's central defender Curtis Davies.  The Daily Star runs with the "Jermain Defoe To Go" story with Aston Villa apparently increasing their offer for the striker, but the Daily Telegraph have him on his way to Portsmouth.  Deportivo La Coruna have admitted that they must sell central defender Fabricio Coloccini.  The Argentinian has attracted interest from Spurs, Olympiakos and Real Zaragoza, but only the Greek side have entered into talks, while the player's agent has asked the other clubs to put their interest in writing.
   Spurs owners ENIC are set to make a bid for all the remaining shares in the company after buying up Alan Sugar's shareholding to take their holding to 66%
.  Under Stock Exchange rules, they are obliged to make an offer for the shares held by other parties although it seems likely that they will not de-list the company should they be successful.
  
Former Spurs defender Chris Perry, who was released by West Bromwich Albion, has signed a two year contract with Luton Town.

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  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... The Carlos Tevez affair rumbles on.  Sheffield United will take their case to the High Court on 13th July, while Manchester United want to sign the striker, but the Premier League might put the move on hold if the whole fee does not go to West Ham United, as should that be the case, it would indicate that they do not wholly own the player and therefore ... horror of horrors ... they might have not told the original disciplinary panel the whole truth !!


Wednesday 04.07.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Daily Star keeps up the Jermain "Defoe to go" stories as they claim he is stalling on singing a new five year deal, while the Sky Sports website reckon he is keen to stay with Tottenham.
   Former Spurs striker Teddy Sheringham today signed for Colchester United on a free transfer after being released by West Ham United on a playing contract.
  
Spurs have announced that their pre-season friendly at home to Torino on Saturday 4th August will kick off at 2.00p.m., one hour than originally scheduled.

  OTHER NEWS ... Former Fulham manager Chris Coleman has been announced as the new manager of Spanish Second Division side Real Sociedad ...
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Tuesday 03.07.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Daily Star say that Jermain Defoe will be amongst the host of players that Martin O'Neill will spend £30 million on to take them to Aston Villa, although the Spurs striker has said no to a £9 million move to Sunderland.  Manchester City are supposedly interested in Defoe, as Sven Goran Eriksson attempts to sign all the players he snubbed as England manager.  The Times report that Spurs have shown an interest in signing a 21 year old right back called Vedran Corluka from Dinamo Zagreb.  Tottenham's interest in Nantes' Swedish midfielder Christian Wilhelmsson is unlikely to be realised as his agent is looking to keep his client at AS Roma.
  
Left sided midfielder Reto Ziegler has been allowed to join Sampdoria on a permanent basis after spending the patter part of last season on loan at the Genoa based club after Tottenham agreed to the transfer.
   Reserve striker Mark Yeates has left Spurs for Colchester United in a deal involving a six figure fee (which is less than than £300,000, which is the club's new transfer record).  Yeates might be joined at Layer Road by ex-Spur Teddy Sheringham, who is expected to sign up as player-coach at the Essex club.
  
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Ex-Spurs Darren Anderton, Jamie Redknapp, Teddy Sheringham, Tim Sherwood and Les Ferdinand will take part in a match between Kevin Bond's AFC Bournemouth XI and Luther Blissett's XI to raise cash for AFC Bournemouth and local charities on Saturday 14th July with the kick off at 2.00 p.m.  Tickets are £15 or £10 or a family ticket for two adults and two children will cost £30.

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  CRIME WATCH ... Sheffield United lost their appeal against the punishment given to West Ham United for fielding Carlos Tevez, who was part-owned by a third party and thus, the Blades will play in the Championship next season ... Leeds United's takeover by Ken Bates is to be challenged by the Inland Revenue ...


Monday 02.07.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham's players returned to pre-season training today, with less than six weeks remaining before the Premier League season starts.
   Relegated French side Nantes does not appeal to Swedish left sided midfielder Christian Wilhelmsson, who is looking to move on and a proposed move to AS Roma, where he was on loan last season, has
failed to materialise.  Spurs have shown interest in the past and may make a move again to strengthen the left side of the team.  Auxerre's Julien Faubert has decided to join West Ham United after they gazumped Glasgow Rangers to sign the player, who had also been linked with Tottenham, for £6.1 million.  Mathias Jorgensen, a talented 17 year old who attracted admiration from Spurs and Arsenal, as well as some other Premier League sides, has turned his back on the English game and has signed for FC Copenhagen.
   Released by Spurs at the end of the season, goalkeeper Rob Burch has joined Sheffield Wednesday on a 12 month contract.
   The famous Cockerel clock on the Red House at the front of Bill Nicholson Way
is to be cleaned and repaired to ensure that it lasts a few more years ahead and also tells the right time on both sides !!

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  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Arsenal have signed a player - Eduardo da Silva from Dinamo Zagreb - claiming that they have paid £7.5 million for him, while his club say they paid £16 million.  It is probably to prevent their fans not being shamed into thinking he is as good as Thierry Henry. 


Sunday 01.07.2007   (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 claim Spurs and Arsenal will battle it out for the signature of West Bromwich Albion central defender Curtis Davies, who might cost £8 million.  They also claim that Tottenham are one of a number of Premiership clubs who have been alerted to the availability of Celtic's Japanese midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura, who has a £1 million release clause in his contract, reckoning that Spurs' £6 million offer has been rejected by the Scottish champions.  The club say the condition doesn't exist, but the player's agent says it does.  It's all Spurs news in the NoTW, as they reveal that Mido's move to Fulham collapsed because the Cottagers  would not be "held to ransom" over his wage demands.  The People have Tottenham down as ready to sign up Celta Vigo's 25 year old Spanish international midfielder Borja Oubina and 29 year old midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng of Hertha Berlin, while Bolton Wanderers are weighing up a move for Spurs midfielder Danny Murphy.  Over at the Sunday Mirror, Spurs, Birmingham City and Blackburn Rovers are said to be vying for the 25 year old Celta Vigo winger Nene.  Sam Allardyce has rebutted rumours that  Kieron Dyer is about to leave Newcastle United for Tottenham.  Good.
   The Sunday Mirror bucks the "Defoe To Go" bandwagon and report that Martin Jol is to offer the striker a new contract of five years duration, should he wish to accept it.  With two years remaining on his current deal, if Jermain decides he is going to leave, he might wait until January to decide whether he stays or goes.
  
The Mirror also carry a story about the board of the club making a decision soon about the future of the ground at White Hart Lane.  They seem to favour the theory that the club will decide to buy up as much land around the stadium as they can and then demolish the existing structure to rebuild it from scratch.  During the supposed two years that the rebuild would take, the newspaper claims Spurs will play at Wembley, with Daniel Levy to make a representation to the FA soon to sound out the possibility of staging home matches at the national stadium.

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  MEHSTG's spin story ... John Terry and Frank Lampard are stalling on signing new contracts with Chelsea because they are not happy with the deal for their image rights.  They are upset that the photos that are on sale in the Chelsea shop are not shot in the best light.

 

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