Tuesday 31.08.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
signing Calum Davenport's fee consists of an initial £1.1 million
plus the rest associated with the number of appearances he makes for
Tottenham. He has travelled to team up with the England Under-21
young left sided defender Reto Ziegler has arrived at Spurs now
instead of the original date of January 2005. A deal has been
struck to bring the 18 year old in straight away and he will join up
with the squad.
linked with a move to Tottenham, ex-Arsenal striker Sylvain Wiltord
has joined Lyon.
Reserves beat West Ham United reserves 2-0 at Stevenage Borough
tonight. The goals came from Michael Carrick on his first
appearance in a Spurs shirt and Goran Bunjevcevic.
Spurs manager George Graham is reported in the Daily Star to have been
offered the manager's post at Newcastle United.
NEWS ... Wayne Rooney's transfer to Manchester United went
through today and the fee could rise to £30 million, a record fee for
a teenager ... Moritz Volz will not be charged for accidentally
kicking a pensioner in the head at last night's game between his
Fulham side and Portsmouth. Pompey manager Harry Redknapp said
that the player was not to blame as he was "off balance" ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... West
Ham United have snapped up Harchester United's Carl Fletcher from Sky
TV's soap drama. Ooops. That should have read
Bournemouth's Carl Fletcher.
Monday 30.08.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Guardian, the Daily Mirror and the Times claims that Coventry City
centre-half Calum Davenport will join Spurs tomorrow for £2.5 million
and this was confirmed by Coventry City, although the fee was set at
£3 million. Tottenham allowed Davenport to play for the Sky
Blues against West Ham United tonight (he was captain for the night),
but had already undergone a medical and the 6'4" 21 year old will
link up with the club on Tuesday.
time Spurs transfer target Diomansy Kamara has signed for Portsmouth
from Italian club Modena for £2 million.
NEWS ... ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Robby
Bobson has been sacked as Newcastle United manager. The OAP said
today "I'm 72 you know !!"
Sunday 29.08.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
England squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Austria and Poland
include Jermain Defoe, Ledley King and Paul Robinson.
King is reported as saying on Sky Sports website that he might think
about leaving Spurs two or three years down the lien, but is happy in
London with his pre-mature born son Coby doing well.
News of the World claims that Andy Reid will be on his way to
Tottenham with Michael Brown going the other way with a cash balance.
People claims that Spurs are poised to make a £4.5 million offer for
Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi.
same paper reckons Michael Brown might return to Sheffield United if
he doesn't leave for Nottingham Forest in part exchange for Andy Reid.
Richards will be allowed to leave Spurs according to the News of the
midfielder Marek Jankulovski claims he would have been happy to join
Spurs in the summer if their offer for him to Udinese had been
accepted. It seems now that Parma and Internazionale will battle
for his signature.
Mail on Sunday tell us that Spurs and SCBC are the only interested
parties in Coventry City's central defender Calum Davenport after
Newcastle United have dropped out of the running for the player.
NEWS ... Craig Brown has left Preston North End as manager by
"mutual consent" ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Robby
Bobson has said that Alan Shearer was rested for yesterday's game at
Villa. "I always have a nice rest when I go to the
Villa. It's a great holiday feeling, so I don't know what all
the fuss is about," the old codger Newcastle manager told
Saturday 28.08.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
beat Birmingham City 1-0 at White Hart Lane this afternoon.
Jermain Defoe scored the winner. For reaction, click here.
Reid has blasted Nottingham Forest for their attitude over his
impending sale. The Republic of Ireland winger said that the
club told him last season that they would let him go if offers came
in, but he claims that they have gone back on this agreement and he
wants them to sell him to Tottenham. Reid thinks that Forest are
pricing him out of a move, but with deadline day approaching fast and
Forest in need of cash to pay off debts, some movement might take
Under-18 team drew their Academy match against Wolves 1-1 at Spurs
NEWS ... Ian Rush has been appointed as the new Chester City
manager ... Wayne Rooney has been attracting £20 million plus bids
from Man U and Newcastle ...
MEHSTG's spin story ...
Friday 27.08.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Daily Mirror today links former Spurs boss Glenn Hoddle with a return
to SCBC as Director of Football, but hints that if Steve Wigley does
not get success with the team, Hoddle will be asked to step into the
article also claims that the New Dell will welcome Fredi Kanoute as a
sop to deflect any fan reaction to the return of Hoddle, who left
under acrimonious circumstances to take over at Tottenham. The
piece quotes a price of £8 million and the move is said to be on,
whether James Beattie leaves or not. Funnily enough, £8 million
is what SCBC are asking for Beattie, so is a swap on the cards ??
does seem to be in demand at the moment, as AS Monaco are also after
the Spurs striker. They are desperately seeking a forward and
although they have identified Kanoute as an option may get knocked
back in any attempt to sign him. The French side might now move
for Barcelona's Javier Saviola on a loan deal.
TEAM NEWS : - Michael Carrick is set to make his Spurs debut at
some stage tomorrow. Jermain Defoe might be rested for the match
because of his hectic schedule over the last fortnight, while
Thimothee Atouba has been undergoing treatment for a knee injury.
CITY TEAM NEWS : - Darren Anderton is not rated match-fit, but
might be thrown into the Birmingham side for this match, as Emile
Heskey and Clinton Morrison are both rated unlikely with injury.
Robbie Savage's video panel inflicted suspension rules him out and
David Dunn, Stan Lazaridis and Jamie Clapham all miss the match with
are being linked with an interest in Coventry City's England Under-21
central defender Calum Davenport, along with Blackburn Rovers,
Newcastle United and SCBC.
Yeates loan move to Swindon Town for one month has been confirmed by
Spurs' official website.
visit of Manchester United will be on Saturday 25th September.
The club attempted to move the fixture to allow many Jewish fans to
attend, as it falls on the holy day of Yom Kippur, but the Champions
League draw has provided United with a home tie on the Tuesday
following our game and so they have to play it on the Saturday.
Forest manager Joe Kinnear has indicated that any deal to bring winger
Andy Reid to Spurs appears to be out of the question. He claims
that the £5 million fee was set and although Tottenham have been
offering everything (including the kitchen sink), Kinnear said Spurs
have not come up with the money.
transfer target Morten Gamst Pedersen has signed for Blackburn Rovers
for £2.5 million.
NEWS ... Robby Bobson has denied he is set to resign as Newcastle
United continue to be in mayhem after a poor start to the season
MEHSTG's spin story ... Wayne
Rooney has handed in an official written transfer request.
MEHSTG can reveal it was scribbled on the back of a receipt from a
local brothel and read "Da Roo-Meister wants to leaf EVertin.
Offishul !! Alright la'. Wayne."
Thursday 26.08.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Carling Cup Second round tie at Oldham Athletic will be shown live on
Sky Sport on Wednesday 22nd September with the kick off at 19.45 p.m.
are being linked with a £6 million move for Argentina and Boca
Juniors attacking midfielder Oscar Tevez. The young goal-scorer
has caught the eye at the Olympics and Spurs are hoping to seal a deal
before transfer deadline day. It is reported that Boca will hold
out for £10 million, which might see Spurs drop out of the running.
is rumoured that Andy Reid's omission from the Nottingham Forest
line-up in last night's Carling Cup tie means he is on his way to
Spurs, but Forest want to take Michael Brown in part-exchange for the
Kinnear has also said that he is keen to bring Johnnie Jackson to
Forest, either on loan or permanently. The former Spurs player
said he had talked at length with Chris Hughton and seemed optimistic
that some deal could be done. Maybe Jacko will be the
make-weight in any deal for Reid then ??
and West Bromwich Albion are both said to be interested in Anderlecht
striker Aruna Dindane. While some reports say that he was
watched coring twice in the Belgian side's win over Benfica in the
Champions League and therefore, he will not be leaving, others say
that he has told Anderlecht that he wants to go and they will not
stand in his way if a £6 million offer came in.
Yeates is the young player who will be joining Swindon Town on loan as
part of the deal to bring Leigh Mills to Spurs, with some reports
saying that it might be with a view to a permanent transfer.
Hughes has joined former Reserve team boss Colin Calderwood at
Northampton Town on a month's loan.
Defoe was taken off at West Bromwich Albion as a precaution after
playing a number of matches in a short period of time and Thimothee
Atouba has a knee injury from the match at the Hawthorns. Both
will have tests before being considered for Saturday's home match
against Birmingham City. For a preview of the game, click here.
NEWS ... Manchester United are supposed to be ready to enter into
discussions with Everton over the purchase of Wayne Rooney ...
MEHSTG's spin story ...
Wednesday 25.08.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
got a point from a 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion tonight at the
Hawthorns. Jermain Defoe grabbed Spurs' equaliser, as Noe
Pamarot made his debut. For a match report, click here.
Second round of the Carling Cup has given Tottenham an away tie at
Oldham Athletic to be played during the week starting Monday 20th
Guardian newspaper ran a story this morning linking Spurs with the
free transfer of Luis Figo, indicating that Frank Arnesen had been to
see Real Madrid officials and had negotiated a deal where they would
pay a third of his £6 million a year salary !! Needless to say,
the Real Madrid website has issued a disclaimer saying that nobody
from THFC had been in touch and Figo still figures in their plans.
Goran Eriksson has nothing but praise for Spurs keeper Paul Robinson,
who the England boss thinks is in very good form and will soon be pushing
David James for the gloves in the national side.
Spurs reserve striker Peter Crouch scored his first goal for SCBC
tonight in their 1-2 defeat by Bolton Wanderers.
Spurs defender Gary Doherty scored his first goal for Norwich City
tonight in their 2-2 draw at Newcastle United.
NEWS ... Arsenal win to break the Nottingham Forest record of 42
league games unbeaten ... Glasgow Rangers got knocked out of the
Champions League by CSKA Moscow tonight 2-3 on aggregate ... Man U go
through after beating Dinamo Bucharesti 3-0 in the second leg ...
MEHSTG's spin story ...
Tuesday 24.08.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Carrick completed his move to Tottenham for a fee between £2.5
million and £3.5 million. The former West Ham United midfielder
said he is looking forward to the new challenge after his first
transfer and hoped that his career will move on now that he is back in
the Premier League. Carrick said he was impressed by the squad
assembled at the Lane and new a lot of the players and the area, so it
would not be a big upheaval for him, but most of all he was looking to
learn more form the new set-up with Spurs management and their
training techniques to push himself into the England squad like some
of his new colleagues. Having had the interest by Arsenal
terminated, he says in the London Evening Standard that he wants to
show them what they are missing. Michael Carrick takes the
cursed squad number 23, but let's not hold that against him.
also completed the signing of the Nice right back Noe Pamarot, who
joins for £1.7 million. Having spent some time with Portsmouth
in 1999-2000, he felt that the club did not help him through his time
on the South Coast, when as a youngster he needed some back-up and he
has said he wants to show Portsmouth what he is capable of.
Sports claim that Tottenham have made an enquiry with Ajax about
temperamental midfielder Wesley Sneijders. The Dutch
international is not a first choice under Ronald Koeman and Frank
Arnesen is rumoured to have spoken to old friend Louis van Gaal about
the winger, although he might have been told highly rated Sneijders is
not for sale.
from the official site on injuries states that Simon Davies will be
back in full training by the start of September; Stephen Kelly is
already in training after his ankle injury; Fredi Kanoute has had a
thigh strain and might be doubtful for tomorrow night; Dean Richards
is seeing a specialist about his ears and Lee Barnard will be back in
full training next week after his fractured collar bone.
club has issued details of access to the Hawthorns for fans travelling
to tomorrow night's match. Click here
City have denied that their manager and former Spurs winger Peter
Taylor will be joining the FA to take permanent charge of the Under-21
side at the end of the season.
NEWS ... Liverpool lost 0-1 to Graz, but go through to the next
round of the Champions League on aggregate ... they also turned down a
£70 million bid from Steve Morgan to take over the club - again
no-spin story ... Newcastle say they are serious about their
£20+million bid for Wayne Rooney.
no- spin story 2 ... Birmingham City midfielder Robbie Savage
says "I am an innocent man" !!
Monday 23.08.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Sky Sports site claims Spurs have struck a £1.7 million deal for Nice
right back Noe Pamarot. An initial bid of £1.3 million was
rejected, but negotiations were completed over the weekend to bring in
the 25 year old, who played twice for Portsmouth in 1999-2000, in on a
four year contract. Spurs were awaiting the medical checks on
Pamarot before completing the signing.
were also giving Michael Carrick his medical today before sealing the
transfer from West Ham United.
Daily Mirror claims that Spurs will make a new £2 million offer for
Portsmouth's left back Matthew Taylor.
London Evening Standard site claims Spurs are set to nip ahead of Blackburn
Rovers to sign Norwegian international midfielder Morten Gamst
Pedersen from Tromso.
Santini says that Robbie Keane is 90% over his ankle injury and could
feature against West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday, which might be just
as well, as Fredi Kanoute failed to train with the squad today
as he has a thigh injury.
Under-18s lost their first Academy match at the weekend 1-2 at
Savage's elbow to the head of Mateja Kezman in Saturday's match with
Chelsea has earned him a three match ban after the matter was reviewed
on video. The Birmingham City midfielder will start his ban
straight away and thus will be ruled out of the game against Spurs on
for this page not being updated over the weekend, but MEHSTG had it's
(almost annual pilgrimage to the V Festival).
chance to win tickets to see Spurs in the UK Masters Grand Final can
be found in a simple to enter competition by clicking here.
NEWS ... Alex Rae's appeal against his five match Champions
League ban has been thrown out by UEFA ... Everton were hopping that a
Russian pulp billionaire was going to buy out 40% of their shares, but
it appears he is not interested ... The Toffees have rejected a £20
million bid for Wayne Rooney from Newcastle ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Paul
Sturrock has left SCBC as manager by mutual consent. No doubt
this is courtesy of our "mutual friend Rupert Lowe
"Blow", who graciously allowed Sturrock 13 games in charge
of a big club before letting him go.
Sunday 22.08.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
player Tottenham want to sign to replace Stephen Carr, Nice's Noe
Pamarot has had a nervous breakdown, according to the Sunday Mirror.
The 25 year old has refused to train after the French side said that
they would not sell him to Tottenham. He has produced a doctor's
certificate stating that he has had a nervous breakdown over the whole
have five players in the BBC Sport website's Team of the Week ... Robinson,
Ifil ,King, Naybet and Atouba. With Edman and Davis on the
No-spin story ... Wayne Rooney has admitted attending a
brothel for sex, including paying for it with a 48 year old granny
dressed in a rubber cat-suit.
Saturday 21.08.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
beat Newcastle United at St. James' Park this afternoon by 1-0, the
only goal being Thimothee Atouba's first for the club. Click here
for a match report. Click here
No- spin story ... referee Andy D'Urso booked Blackburn's
Barry Ferguson twice at the New Dell today, but failed to send him
off. MEHSTG asks "Do you know the rules ref ?"
Friday 20.08.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
have agreed a four year deal with Michael Carrick to sign from West
Ham United. The 23 year old midfielder will still have to
undergo a medical, but Frank Arnesen has said he is very pleased to
have secured a technically solid passer of the ball to add further
competition in our midfield ranks. It was rumoured that
Tottenham were willing to offer Johnnie Jackson as part of the deal to
bring midfielder Carrick to White Hart Lane, but no mention has
been made on the club's official website.
Doherty has finalised his move to Norwich City on a three year deal
with the newly promoted club.
defender Noe Pamarot is upset that his club will not sell him to
Tottenham and is threatening to go on strike. The player could
quadruple his wages at White Hart Lane and he now has his heart set on
the move, rumoured to be worth £1.5 million. His club are
reluctant to let him go, having already lost two big names, but the 25
year old full back may find himself frozen out at the French club if
he refuses to play.
are also being linked with a £2.5m move for Tromso midfielder Morten
Gamst Pedersen, but scout Bryan King said he was not there to watch
the wide player specifically He claims he was only there to do a
general report on the match with Belgium for the club.
TEAM NEWS : - Anthony Gardner makes the squad for the trip to
Newcastle after overcoming foot problems, although Mauricio Taricco
has suffered an abductor muscle injury and is ruled out. Young
midfielder Mark Hughes is also travelling North with the squad.
UNITED TEAM NEWS : - The Magpies have a doubt over Nicky Butt, who has
a foot injury, but Ameobi, Bramble, Bowyer and Taylor are all fit for
all yellow third kit has been revealed by the club today although it
doesn't go on sale until October. They had to let everyone know
what it looks like as the team will be wearing it tomorrow at
NEWS ... Jonathan Woodgate is due to complete his 13.5 million
transfer to Real Madrid today and he said that George Graham and Terry
Venables were better managers than Robby Bobson ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Liverpool
complete the singing of Luis Garcia from Barcelona and Xabi Alonso
from Real Sociedad. The second player's name in pronounced
"Shabby" !! True !!
Thursday 19.08.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Kanoute will be reassured about his place at Tottenham by Frank
Arnesen amid the rumours about his departure from White Hart Lane as
part of the deal to buy James Beattie. Arnesen has stated that
Kanoute was never mentioned to SCBC as part of any deal.
are said to have agreed a fee for West Ham United midfielder Michael
Carrick. It is reported that the players terms are still subject
Sports website reports that Spurs watched Morten Gamst Pedersen in
Norway's 2-2 draw with Belgium last night.
Dacourt has said that Liverpool and Spurs wanted to buy him during the
summer, but he was happy to stay at AS Roma.
a preview of Saturday's match at Newcastle United, click here.
NEWS ... Jonathan Woodgate has been the subject of an agreement
to move to Real Madrid from Newcastle United ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Kieron
Dyer has apologised for his spat with Newcastle United manager Robby
Bobson. He said he is sorry and as long as he plays for England
he hopes he can keep off the boos !!
Wednesday 18.08.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
have agreed terms to sell Gary Doherty to Norwich City and the move
will be completed when he returns from international duty. The
transfer is subject to a medical and the player agreeing terms with
the Canaries. The London Evening Standard believe the deal is
worth about £1 million.
reserves drew 0-0 at Fulham tonight.
Ham United pulled Michael Carrick out of a reserve match tonight amid
speculation that he has agreed to have talks with Tottenham about a
£3.5 million move from East London. Spurs are said to be moving
for Carrick following the unsuccessful bids for Danny Murphy and Owen
Hargreaves. It is reckoned that Dean Richards might go the other
way on a year long loan should the deal come off, but his agent said
there is no way Richards would drop down a division.
Daily Mail claim that Tottenham are interested in Norwegian
left-winger Morten Gamst Pedersen of Tromso.
King played the whole 90 minutes of England's 3-0 friendly win over
Ukraine and Jermain Defoe got 45 minutes as a substitute and nearly
scored his first goal for his country.
Edman played for Sweden in their 2-2 friendly draw with Holland
tonight, making the second goal for his country.
Kanoute has said that he wants to stay at Spurs and fight for his
place in the side. He is unhappy at the many rumours circulating
about him being used as a makeweight in other transfers of players to
Daily Mirror claim that SCBC are keen to take Anthony Gardner off
NEWS ... Scotland lost 0-3 to Hungary tonight and Wales beat
Latvia 2-0 away, while the Republic of Ireland drew 1-1 with Bulgaria
... Kieron Dyer was roundly booed throughout his appearance for
England at St. James' Park as the Geordie fans showed their
unhappiness about his row with Bobby Robson ...
Tuesday 17.08.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Steve Finnan has been allowed to talk to Tottenham about a £2 million
move. The Republic of Ireland right back looks set to replace
his fellow countryman Stephen Carr at Spurs, as Rafael Benitez
completes his overhaul at Anfield.
"Good" Charlotte Cowie has indicated that Robbie Keane might
be fit for Tottenham's next home match against Birmingham City on
August 28th. Cowie also revealed that Stephen Kelly will be fit
for the West Bromwich Albion match; Dean Richards has an ear problem
(tell us something we don't know); Taricco has overcome his hamstring
strain and will be available for Saturday's game at Newcastle United;
Simon Davies is three weeks away from full training; Anthony Gardner
will be ready to face Newcastle; Jamie Slabber is seeing the
specialist after his dislocate shoulder and Lee Barnard is starting
training when it is safe for him to do so.
not included in the England team for their friendly against Ukraine on
Wednesday, Jermain Defoe has said this is a big season for him at
Tottenham. He hopes to impress Sven Goran Eriksson enough to
force his way into the England side. Ledley King starts for the
national side and Paul Robinson will join Defoe on the bench at
today suggest that Owen Hargreaves is not willing to join Tottenham,
as he wants to re-establish himself in the Bayern Munich team.
He apparently failed to agree terms and has fallen out of favour at
the German club, so expect a further move for him in the January
transfer window if, as is widely tipped to happen, he doesn't get a
regular start under new manager Felix Magath.
NEWS ... Rangers will launch an appeal against Alex Rae's five
match ban in the Champions League ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Rupert
Lowe said today that SCBC might have to sell James Beattie. If a
player doesn't want to stay at a club, the chairman said they might
have to part with him. But then, why on earth wouldn't a player
want to stay with a big club like the Saints ??
Monday 16.08.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
chairman Rupert "the Bear" Lowe has told Aston Villa that
James Beattie is not for sale. I hope the same applies if
Tottenham intend to follow up their rumoured interest in the
striker. Mind you, if they rate him at £8 million, then perhaps
they will take Dean Richards in a straight swap for Beattie.
NEWS ... Glasgow Rangers' Alex Rae has been banned for five
Champions League matches after being found guilty of kicking an
opponent in the head ...
MEHSTG's spin story ...
The headline on TeamTalk said "Beattie or bust for
O'Leary." David, to make sure the money is well spent, I
would go for the boob job !!
Sunday 15.08.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Mail on Sunday are running a story about Alex Ferguson wanting Jermain
Defoe for £12 million. He's having a laugh !! If Saha was
worth whatever he was worth, then he should try doubling it (at least)
to get Defoe.
Hotspur have responded by saying the club is in a strong financial
situation and does not have to sell any of it's top players,
reiterating the point by saying we are building a team at this time.
MEHSTG's spin story ... David
Dein says he will report Real Madrid to FIFA about unsettling Patrick
Vieira. He said "dark forces" were at work to tap up
the Arsenal midfielder. Sounds like an inside job at Highbury
Saturday 14.08.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
drew 1-1 with Liverpool today at White Hart Lane. Jermain Defoe
scored the Tottenham goal. Click here
for a match report.
proposed move of Jurgen Colin from PSV Eindhoven to Everton collapsed
at the last moment and it is rumoured that Tottenham might step in to
take the 23 year old Dutch right back to White Hart Lane for the
£500,000 fee agreed by the Toffees.
transfer target Shaun Wright-Phillips has signed a new four year deal
with Manchester City.
Robinson, Ledley King and Jermain Defoe have been called up to the
England squad for the friendly with Ukraine at Newcastle on Wednesday.
Sports website claims that Juventus officials are in London to
finalise the deal to bring 26 year old Croatian international defender
Igor Tudor to Tottenham. They may also be in town to sign a
former Spurs defender with another London club.
NEWS ... Nigel Worthington has signed a new deal to continue as
Norwich City manager ... Michael Owen was unveiled as Real Madrid's
new number 11 at a press conference today ...
MEHSTG's spin story ...
Friday 13.08.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
have completed the signing of Edson Silva Sousa for an undisclosed fee
from PSV Eindhoven. The 20 year old striker has come to Spurs
after appearing on loan for a few games in pre-season. His
signing has come in time to be included in the squad for the game with
Naybet has received his work permit and will be available to play in
tomorrow's match against Liverpool.
defender Thimothee Atouba has also been cleared to play in the Premier
League's opening match.
TEAM NEWS : - Injuries have ruled out Anthony Gardner, Robbie Keane,
Stephen Kelly and Simon Davies. Doubts hang over the
availability of Mauricio Taricco, Dean Richards, Jamie Redknapp,
Ledley King and Mbulelo Mabizela due to knocks and pulls they are
carrying. Phil Ifil could well start the game for Tottenham if
injuries rule out other options at right back.
TEAM NEWS : - Vladimir Smicer is the only Reds player out with injury,
leaving the side to include Josemi and Djibril Cisse to make their
today claim that Spurs' interest in Bayern Munich's England
international midfielder Owen Hargreaves has faltered after the asking
price of £8 million was set by the German club and the Guardian
claim that Tottenham will switch their focus onto Michael Carrick of
West Ham United. Newspapers today put a price on the deal for
Hargreaves at anything between £5.3 million and £8 million !!
The Daily Mail claims that the club cannot agree personal terms with
City manager Nigel Worthington has denied any interest in signing
Spurs defender Dean Richards.
Athletic and Tottenham are supposed to be in the chase for SCBC
forward James Beattie, who looks like he wants to leave the New Dell
after submitting a transfer request.
Spurs keeper Lars Hirschfeld is set to be offered a five month
contract at Dundee United.
Spurs midfielder Darren Caskey has signed for non-league Hornchurch.
NEWS ... Michael Owen is now a Real Madrid player after having
passed a medical ... restructuring at the FA has deprived Arsenal
vice-chairman David Dein of his position as vice-chairman at the
ruling body of football in this country ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Patrick
Vieira will be staying at Highbury after he claimed that "his
ties are too strong to break". Does he means
"ties" or "purse-strings" ??
Thursday 12.08.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
have completed the signing of Deportivo La Coruna's Moroccan defender
Noureddine Naybet subject to a work permit. The 34 year old is
the captain of his country and joins Spurs on a two year deal costing
£700,000. Naybet has won 104 caps fro his country and will add
a great deal of experience to our defence.
link with a transfer for Owen Hargreaves to Spurs has grown stronger
today with his German club Bayern Munich making a statement that one
Premier League club has sent their manager to make a solid bid for the
player. Spurs are believed to want to pay around £5 million,
while Munich are seeking £8 million for the 23 year old midfielder,
according tot he London Evening Standard. The deal for
Hargreaves to move to whichever English club it is, will likely taker
place next week.
Guardian newspaper claims that Spurs are to make a bid to sign Real
Madrid's Portuguese midfielder Luis Figo.
Brown has explained that he turned down a better financial package
offered by Glasgow Rangers to join Spurs. The midfielder said
that the strength of the Premier League makes it the only place to be
and although his move was never about money, he wanted to be pitched
in against the world's biggest stars, who invariably come to England
rather than Scotland.
Spurs transfer target Michael Carrick has had talks about a transfer
to West Bromwich Albion.
might be the lucky benefactors of Dagui Bakari not accepting
Tottenham's 3 month loan deal. The frankly disappointing Ivory
Coast striker felt he would rather see out his contract at Lens, but
now David Moyes might snap him up to "strengthen" the
Merseyside club's forward line.
defender Stephen Carr has said it was not a difficult decision to make
to move to Newcastle United, as he was not being tested at Tottenham.
opening reserve team match against Fulham, due for a 19.00 p.m. kick
off at Craven Cottage on Wednesday 18th August, will now be played at
the club's training ground at Motspur Park with a 2.00 p.m. kick off.
NEWS ... Zinedine Zidane has retired from international football
... Alex Rae has been charged by UEFA with gross unsporting conduct
after the incident when a CSKA Moscow player got kicked in the head
during their Champions league tie with Glasgow Rangers ... Chelsea
have had to pay Charlton Athletic £1.5 million compensation after
reneging on their loan of Carlton Cole to the South London club
MEHSTG's spin story ... Zinedine
Zidane has retired from international football ...
Wednesday 11.08.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
London Evening Standard claim that Tottenham have sent Frank Arnesen
out to Germany to discuss a £7 million transfer for Owen Hargreaves.
The England midfielder has said that he wants to move to England,
where his family hail from, but he was expected to go to Arsenal until
Bayern put a £7 million price on his head. However, with money
available from the sale of Vieira and the need for a replacement, do
not be surprised if the Gooners re-enter the chase for the 23 year
are supposed to be signing Juventus central defender Igor Tudor in a
£2m deal according to The Sun, but the Times report that Spurs have
denied any interest in the Croatian player.
Arsenal dropping out of contention, Spurs are one of five teams in for
West Ham United's Michael Carrick. Everton, Portsmouth, Crystal
Palace and West Bromwich Albion are the other teams looking at
are to turn to Liverpool's right back Steve Finnan if their interest
in Manchester City's Shaun Wright-Phillips does not succeed. His
former club Fulham and Blackburn Rovers have been watching his
situation, but a move to Spurs to replace his Republic of Ireland
right back rival might appeal to him.
Villa's move for SCBC's centre forward James Beattie is the subject of
a story in the Daily Mail, where they report that Tottenham match the
Midlands club's offer of £6 million and add Frederic Kanoute into the
deal to bring it up to £8 million.
signing from Swindon Town Leigh Mills and Andy Bircham scored for a
Tottenham XI in their 2-0 win at Harlow Town tonight.
NEWS ... Man U won 2-1 against Dinamo Bucharest in their
Champions League qualifier tonight ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... UEFA
are to examine evidence concerning a Rangers midfielder's X-Rat-ted
"tackle" which resulted in one of the CSKA Moscow
players. Well, ain't that a kick in the head.
Tuesday 10.08.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
lost 0-2 to Celtic in a friendly tonight at Celtic Park.
Spurs have agreed
a £675,000 deal with Deportivo La Coruna for Moroccan central
defender Noureddine Naybet. The 34 year old will sign a two year
deal with Tottenham.
Bakari has turned down Tottenham's offer of a three month contract.
He will return to Lens after a short trial with Spurs. Bolton
Wanderers and Charlton Athletic are both said to be interested in the
Ivory Coast international.
negotiations on a deal terminated, Danny Murphy has joined
Charlton Athletic in a four year deal for £2.5 million. Murphy
said that he did not demand a place in the Tottenham team and was
impressed by Alan Curbishley. The Addicks manager claimed that
Spurs had been "naive and spiteful" as his club had agreed a
deal last week. If that was so, why did Murphy even bother
talking to Tottenham ??
defender Rodrigo Defendi has received his Italian passport and has
completed his move to Spurs on a four year deal. The 17 year old
travelled to Celtic and was on the bench tonight.
in Italy that Igor Tudor is on his way to Tottenham.
There is a story
on TeamTalk that links Steed Malbranque with a move to Spurs.
Brown tweaked his knee tonight in the Celtic game and is doubtful for
Saturday's match against Liverpool.
completed his four year deal with Newcastle United today, with some
reports putting his fee at £1.8 million.
Spurs midfielder Darren Anderton has signed a one year pay-as-you-play
deal with Birmingham City.
NEWS ... Liverpool won 2-0 in the Champions League at AZ Graz,
while Rangers lost 1-2 in Moscow to CSKA ...
MEHSTG's spin story ...
Monday 09.08.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
have agreed a £2 million fee with Newcastle United for Stephen Carr.
The right back had one year left on his contract and although Frank
Arnesen said he did not want to lose the player, he respected his
decision to move on. Carr will complete his medical and sign
within the next 48 hours.
that Spurs have been in negotiations with Danny Murphy today proved to
be true, but those discussions broke down, with the official site
announcing that the player wanted a guaranteed first team place, which
it appears Spurs would not give him.
has been reported today that Spurs made two bids last week for
Manchester City's pacy winger Shaun Wright-Phillips. An initial
£.5 million offer was knocked back and Spurs returned with a £5.5
million bid, which was also rejected. Manchester City have once
more come out and said they do not wish to sell the player, but with
large debts and Wright-Phillips not yet signing an extension to his
contract, the move might come about should they need the cash.
are being linked with a move for Juventus' Croatian central defender
or midfielder Igor Tudor. The 26 year old has been hit with
injury, but played for his country at Euro 2004 and is seen as the
ideal partner to play alongside Ledley King. Reports in Italy
claim that the player is heading for the Premier League, but the two
clubs do not appear to have agreed a fee according to Sky Sports
have injuries as they travel North to
face Celtic tomorrow night. Taricco (hamstring), Ledley King
(Achilles) and Anthony Gardner (ankle) are all doubtful.
NEWS ... WBA striker Lee Hughes was jailed for six years today
for causing death by dangerous driving ... Mateja Kezman has had his
red card received in America overturned for being wrongly identified
in smacking Olivier Dacourt in the face ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... SCBC
chairman Rupert Lowe has warned boss Paul Sturrock that it is time for
him to deliver at St Mary's. He has put the advertisements for
the post of local postman on the manager's desk as a none to subtle
hint to the Scot.
Sunday 08.08.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Independent on Sunday carries MEHSTG's contribution to their Premier
League preview and an interview with Frank Arnesen. In the
Observer, you can read Spurs Odyssey's preview for the club's 2004-05
have had a near £3 million offer for Liverpool midfielder Danny
Murphy accepted. Charlton Athletic and Everton are both
interested in the 27 year old England man and it is rumoured in the
News of the World that he might prefer a move to Everton if they can
come up with the money. This might indicate that he is not the
most ambitious of players. The Sunday Mirror claims the move
will go through this week at £2.5 million.
fee for Thimothee Atouba is said to be nearer £1.5 million in today's
Wright-Phillips is to be the subject of a £6 million bid by Spurs the
Sunday People claims, while the Sunday Mirror say that he will reject
a new deal if the club cannot satisfy him of their ambition.
Kevin Keegan has come out and said that the winger is integral to
City's future (probably because he is actually worth something if
sold) and that they expect to sit down with him and his representative
soon to discuss an extension to his contract.
number of Sunday papers report that Ledley King will be given the
Spurs captaincy for the season this week.
People report that Charlton Athletic are keeping an eye on Fredi
fans could be very disappointed as Ronaldo is supposed to be
interested in a move to Manchester United next season and not Spurs,
who might have been a favoured destination as he recently said he
would love to play for Frank Arnesen again.
bid for Stephen Carr from Newcastle United has reached £2 million
according to the Sunday Mirror.
disquiet at the New Dell over SCBC manager Paul Sturrock's methods
might open the door for former boss Glenn Hoddle to return in his
place and what a wind-up that will be for the Saints fans !!.
NEWS ... Arsenal won the Community Shield by beating Man U 3-1
... Newcastle will seek a postponement of their Tyne-Tees derby with
Boro if the conjunctivitis outbreak continues to spread through the
MEHSTG's spin story ... Steve
Bruce has been left top sweat over Emile Heskey's injury picked up in
yesterday's friendly against Osasuna. Bruce believes it is a
radical cure for the England man's knee knock.
Saturday 07.08.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
lost 1-2 at home to Cagliari today, with Fredi Kanoute scoring
Tottenham's goal. For a match report, click here.
official website has confirmed that Spurs have signed Thimothee Atouba,
a left sided defender or midfielder. The 22 year old Cameroonian
international has played in Switzerland for a few years and joins from
FC Basle, where he has been for two and a half years.
Kinnear loves Tottenham so much that he has tipped off Manchester
United manager Sir Alex Ferguson about the skills of his Irish winger
Andy Reid. Bitch !!
United manager Bobby Robson has put in a £1.5 million bid for Stephen
NEWS ... MK Dons earn a 1-1 draw with Barnsley in their first
ever match ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Furious
Manchester City officials are to consider reporting Monaco to UEFA
over an alleged illegal approach to record signing Nicolas Anelka.
It is alleged that the approach has led to Anelka going around with a
smile on his face and City will just not stand for it.
Friday 06.08.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Daily Mail and the London Evening Standard both carry stories saying
that Tottenham are the club most likely to sign West Ham United
midfielder Michael Carrick. Portsmouth's bid had been topped by
an un-named club, who have gone to just over £3 million for the
England player, but other sources indicate that the club in poll
position might be Arsenal.
Daily Express reckon the next player to arrive at Spurs will be FC
Basle's Cameroonian defender Thimothee Atouba. The paper claims
that he is due to fly in for a medical and the £3 million will be
completed soon from Christian Gross' Swiss side.
Kinnear has dropped his initial valuation of £10 million for Andy
Reid, saying the winger will stay at Nottingham Forest until someone
offers £5 million for him.
Spurs target Gareth Southgate has signed a two year extension to his
deal at Middlesbrough.
NEWS ... Ruud van Nistelrooy will need a hernia operation that
will keep him out of the Man U side for a month ... Chester City
manager Mark Wright and his assistant David Moss have resigned from
the club for non-footballing reasons on the eve of their return to
League football ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Chelsea
have appealed against Mateja Kezman's sending off against Roma in the
USA stating it was wrongful identification. The person who was
involved in the bust-up with Olivier Dacourt was really Lee Harvey
Thursday 05.08.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
lost on penalties after a 1-1 draw with Partizan Belgrade in the Kappa
Cup third/fourth play-off place tonight. Jermain Defoe scored
for Tottenham, but they were pegged back before Johnnie Jackson missed
the first penalty and Partizan converted theirs to win the sudden
death shoot-out !! For a match report, click here.
Mirror claim that Nottingham Forest are upset that Andy Reid put in a
transfer request and is unsettled, but Spurs are alleged to have
withdrawn their interest in the Republic of Ireland left winger.
Forest turned down a bid of £5 million last January and a £3 million
offer this summer, but seem to want to deflect the fact that their
greed might have forced Spurs to look elsewhere for players to fill
the left midfield berth.
player who might fill that position is Marek Jankulovski of Udinese,
who is believed to be available for around £2.5 million, according to
is being reported that Tottenham have signed an Australian right sided
midfielder Spase Dilevski. The 19 year old had previously been
with PSV Eindhoven (where Frank Arnesen knows him from) and Rot-Weiss
Essen, who have just released him. However, the Spurs official
website said that there has been no agreement on the deal and there
are several issues to be sorted out before he joins Tottenham.
The player appears in the squad list on the site already though.
Hmmm ... something has gone wrong somewhere !!
City's attacking midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips and Lyon front man
Sidney Govou are said to be interesting Jacques Santini. Can't
imagine the former will arrive ... especially if his old man has
anything to do with it.
South African defender Mbulelo Mabizela has been named in his
country's squad for their international friendly with Tunisia.
Spurs reserve midfielder Ben Bowditch has signed for Colchester
Spurs reserve keeper Lars Hirschfeld has gone on trial at Dundee
Spurs reserve midfielder Ciaron Toner has left Leyton Orient to join
NEWS ... The FA have cleared Sven-Goran Eriksson of any charge of
improper conduct over an affair with a secretary at Soho Square,
saying he has no case to answer and can carry on as England manager
... Man Utd's game in the Vodaphone tournament was postponed
tonight because of safety fears in a thunderstorm at Old Trafford
no spin story ... West Ham have signed a new attacker in the
shape of Moses Ashikodi, who allegedly pulled a knife on a team-mate
in the dressing room at former club Millwall.
Wednesday 04.08.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Guardian report that Spurs could be in for SCBC's James Beattie
again. Still looking to add to the strike force having sold
Helder Postiga, the paper claim that £6 million might tempt the
forward to leave the New Dell for London, although Charlton Athletic
are also interested.
London Evening Standard reveals why Paul Robinson and Sean Davis were
missing from the squad in Seville. Keeper Robinson was attending
a family funeral and Davis stayed at home with his wife, who is going
through a difficult pregnancy.
Head Coach Jacques Santini has said he will make a decision on the
trialists at the club - Daguri Kakari and Silva Sousa - after the
Spur Darren Anderton has been in talks with Glasgow Rangers, but both
sides have decided that the move will not take place at this time.
weekend, the Independent on Sunday will feature MEHSTG in their
preview of the season for Spurs. The paper will also have an exclusive
1300-word interview with Frank Arnesen.
NEWS ... QPR have had to suspend sale of tickets for their
Championship game against Rotherham United on Saturday because the
security firm they use has not got enough qualified stewards .... they
are also about to announce a £4 million loss last year ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Newcastle
United have cancelled a friendly with York City because of an eye
infection sweeping through their squad. It has been announced to
the media that the side fail to see how rubbish they are.
Tuesday 03.08.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
lost 1-2 to Feyenoord in the Kappa Cup tonight in Seville. Fredi
Kanoute scored Tottenham's goal and they will now play Partizan
Belgrade (who lost 0-1 to Real Betis) on Thursday in
the 3rd/4th place play-off. For a match report, click here.
Reid has asked for a transfer away from Nottingham Forest. The
Republic of Ireland left winger has constantly been linked with a move
to Spurs, who had an offer rebuffed recently.
Sports claim that Tottenham have enquired about Modena's midfielder
Stefano Mauri. The 24 year old was due to join Siena, but the
deal broke down and any bid from Spurs might be accepted, although it
is not known if the player wants to leave Italy.
NEWS ... Paul Scholes has retired from international football at
the age of 29 ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Arsenal
have agreed a fee of £23.1 million for Patrick Vieira to join Real
Madrid. Hahahahahahahahahahahaha !!
Monday 02.08.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Daily Star has claimed that Tottenham are putting together a £5
million bid (consisting of cash plus players) for Nottingham Forest
winger Andy Reid.
Sports website claims that Spurs are preparing a bid to take Dagui
Bakari on to cover the strikers at the club. The Lens striker
would join on a one-year loan deal and there would be the prospect of
signing him on a permanent basis. The Ivory Coast forward was
pleased with his performance against Nottingham Forest, but said there
is more to come.
same site carries a story that Christian Wilhelmsson's agent reckons
he has spoken with Spurs, as well as other clubs in the Premiership,
in Spain, Italy and France. Monaco are considered to be the
favourites to buy the right sided midfielder.
NEWS ... England will play home and away friendlies against
Holland this season ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Although
chairman Freddie said that the club will not be offering Newcastle
United manager a new contract, 71 year old Robby Bobson said that he
thought he was too young to retire from football management, because
he is "only 64 you know !" To show how mad he actually
is he went on to (truly) add that "I've still got a bright and
alert mind and I've still got ambitions."
Sunday 01.08.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
club showed off some of their new signings in a training day at White
Hart Lane for those who received tickets with the new home shirt.
For a report, click here.
Sunday People claims that Tottenham will step up their interest in
SCBC striker James Beattie this week.
Sunday Mirror reports that Spurs are denying that they said Ledley
King was worth £20 million, when Chelsea expressed and interest
recently. However, Frank Arnesen said today that Ledley is not
for sale at any price.
Athletic are supposedly battling with Spurs for the services of Marek
Jankulovski, the Czech defender who plays for Udinese, according to
the News of the World.
the credibility, the Mirror also claims Spurs will switch their
attention to Chelsea's Marcel Desailly after being given no joy in
their quest for Gareth Southgate. Desailly ?? Purlease !!
a roll, the same paper says Darren Anderton is likely to join
Birmingham City after West Ham United pulled out of the race.
Forest midfielder Andy Reid is the centre of speculation in the Sunday
Express, who say that a £5 million deal for the Republic of Ireland
winger is to be agreed with Spurs.
couple of papers carry the story that Tottenham want to sign up
Anderlecht's Swedish international midfielder Christian Wilhelmsson
before the start of the season.
Spurs midfielder Stephen Clemence has turned down the opportunity to
play international football for Northern Ireland.
it is just as well we sold Helder Postiga, as he picked up ankle
ligament injury in training and will miss a few weeks action, thus
ruling him out of the Olympic Games.
NEWS ... Mark Palios has resigned from his position of Chief
Executive of the FA over the "Svengate" Affair, while Press
Officer Colin Gibson has tendered his resignation too ...
MEHSTG's spin story ...