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Thursday  31.10.2002   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Tottenham's reserve game against Leicester City on Monday November 11th has been switched to White Hart Lane.  Kick off will be at 7 p.m.
  Goran Bunjevcevic has said that he is "not particularly good" at left back, but is playing there as the manager thinks he is the person to do a job there.  Talking to the official website, the Yugoslavian international said he would be happier in the middle of midfield, but is willing to fill in where needed for the benefit of the team.  Hmm.  Hoddle playing people out of position ??  Shurely not !!

Wednesday  30.10.2002   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Glenn Hoddle wants Tottenham to beat top teams away from home to prove that they are getting to the next stage of the team's development.  The Spurs boss said he was happy with the way the side played at Anfield, but wants them to become more competitive and start picking up points from the matches against the teams above us.
  The official site has interviewed Milenko Acimovic and he says that he is learning a lot from being on the bench at Premiership matches.  the Slovenian international feels that he still has a lot to take in, but realises he has to make some changes to his natural game, as there is little time to dwell on the ball in English football.
  TeamTalk report that Tottenham's Belgian youngster Jonathan Blondel could be the subject of a loan application from Bradford City.  The summer signing could be tempted to get some first team football and Spurs could be keen to let him get some experience, much as they did with Matthew Etherington last season, who also went on loan to Valley Parade. 
  Tottenham were represented at Crewe Alexandra's game against Luton Town on Tuesday night and it is thought that they were among many scouts watching a number of players on each side.  The top star on show was Dean Ashton, the young England striker, but he only had 19 minutes of action at the end of the game, when he came on as a substitute.

Tuesday  29.10.2002   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  After yesterday's reserve game against Chelsea, only Alton Thelwell was an injury victim with a soreness in his groin.  Darren Anderton completed his first 90 minutes for 10 weeks and Ledley King came through without a problem.

Monday  28.10.2002   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs players and manager Glenn Hoddle were convinced that they had a good call for a penalty at Anfield, when Robbie Keane's flick on was handled by Jamie Carragher.  However, they accepted that sometimes they are given and sometimes not.
  Steffen Freund said he thinks that he will be rested soon  as he is still over-coming the knee operation he had back in the spring.  This is part of ensuring that players are at their best rather than being burned out by playing to many games.
  Spurs are still keeping tabs on Bo Qu, the Chinese winger who failed to receive a work permit at the end of the close season.  Tottenham look like they might try and sign him in January when he has fulfilled the requirements of the Home Office to allow him to play in England.
  Steve Thompson, the Dundee United and Scotland forward is interesting Spurs, as well as Everton and Glasgow Rangers.  The 26 year old has scored five times in twelve games so far in the Scottish Premier League and could be available to talk to interested clubs on 1st January, if he does not agree a new contract with United.
  Spurs reserves beat Chelsea reserves 2-0 at Broadhall Way this evening.  The Tottenham goals came form Jonathan Blondel and Gary Doherty.  For a match report click here.

Sunday  27.10.2002   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Glenn Hoddle was disappointed Spurs returned from Anfield with nothing, but said that Michael Owen can often be the difference between sides and that proved the case yesterday.  Hoddle felt that the way Dudek was kept busy and the header we had cleared off the line was worth something in the long run.
  Gerrard Houllier said that he was pleased that Jamie Redknapp was back fit and playing.  He evened quipped that Redknapp seems to be getting stuck into tackles these days !!
  A Liverpool website is claiming that a source close to the club reckons Emile Heskey will be released by the Premier League leaders at the end of the season as they feel he does not score enough goals.  The frightening thing in this story was that they said Tottenham have made it clear that they would be interested should he become available.  Just what we need ... another forward who doesn't score many goals !!
  Tottenham Ladies beat London Women 7-3 this morning, with the reserves getting a 1-1 draw with Charlton Athletic 3rds in the afternoon.  Yesterday, the Under-11s lost out 0-2 to Enfield Ladies U11s.  For match reports, click here.

Saturday  26.10.2002   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs lost 1-2 against Liverpool at Anfield this afternoon.  Dean Richards score the Spurs goal.  For a match report, click here.  Reaction to follow tomorrow.
  Arsenal's decision not to appeal against Patrick Vieira's suspension now means he will be available to play against Spurs on November 16th.  If they had appealed, he would have had his ban delayed to take in the North London derby match.
  Tottenham's Under-19s drew 1-1 with Ipswich Town this morning at Spurs Lodge.  The Tottenham goal was scored by Jamie Slabber from a penalty kick.  For a match report, click here.
  The Under-17s were away to Ipswich Town and came back to North London with a 2-1 win.  Michael Malcolm scored twice for Tottenham.

Friday  25.10.2002   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  TOTTENHAM TEAM NEWS : - Les Ferdinand could be fit for Saturday's game at Anfield against Liverpool and is included in the squad as is Anthony Gardner.
Squad - Keller, Carr, Perry, Richards, Bunjevcevic, Poyet, Freund, Redknapp, Sheringham, Keane, Iversen, Davies, Ferdinand, Acimovic, Blondel, Rebrov, Etherington, Doherty, Hirschfeld.
  LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS : -  Steven Gerrard and Bruno Cheyrou both hope to overcome hip injuries to be fit for the Spurs match, while Emile Heskey will shake off a groin strain to play.
Squad - Dudek, Carragher, Hyypia, Traore, Riise, Murphy, Hamann, Gerrard, Cheyrou, Smicer, Diao, Baros, Babbel, Owen, Heskey, Diouf, Arphexad, Vignal.
  Ledley King could make the next step of his recovery from injury in a new venue.  His fitness is improving after his training ground friendly against Fulham earlier in the week and next up, he hopes to play for Tottenham reserves against Chelsea at Stevenage Borough, where he has not played before.
  TeamTalk hint that Daniel Levy might sell on some of the Spurs players who are not regularly involved in first team action in January to raise some money for new purchases.  He was also quoted as saying it is holding the younger players coming on into the first XI.
  Patrick Vieira's latest ban from the FA will rule him out of the meeting with Spurs on November 16th at Highbury.
  Planet Football's website reports that Mouscron Excelsior are keen to take Jonathan Blondel back to Belgium to get him back playing and increase his confidence.  The report says that while Spurs would not want to let him go, they might consider a loan spell for the good of the youngster's progress.

Thursday  24.10.2002   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  David Pleat told the club's company AGM yesterday that they intended to make sure that there was a good group of quality players at the club challenging for honours to prevent others leaving for free at the end of their contract.  The Director of Football said that the staff at the club had worked hard to have assets in place to sell should money be required, with the whole squad happy at the moment and the only player who wanted to leave being Sergei Rebrov.  The Board had learned lessons in the past from such events and they were trying to ensure that it did not happen again, although Pleat did state that opponents would not come out in the open to approach players, but would do so "around the back".
  Steffen Freund says he has been practicing his shooting in training in an attempt to break his duck with Tottenham.  The German midfielder told TeamTalk that he knows the fans are keen for him to net his first goal and he has been putting in extra time on the practice ground to give himself a better chance of successfully hitting the target.
  Glenn Hoddle revealed that only Mauricio Taricco, Christian Ziege, Neil Sullivan and Ben Thatcher are left on the injury list now that Thelwell, King, Gardner and Anderton have all been back in action in reserve team friendlies.

Wednesday  23.10.2002   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  The Tottenham Hotspur plc Annual General Meeting was held today. From the official site, items discussed were ...
-  the developments with the local Council over ground improvements, which were said to be going well, including a museum at the ground
-  the development of the youth academy at Abridge, which the club were hopeful of getting planning permission for
-  there is a policy of improving services to fans, such as the online ticketing procedure and the Ticketing Charter
-  David Pleat said the team have a good core and are heading in the right direction.
  At the AGM it was announced that Bill Nicholson was unable to attend due to illness.  We wish Mr. Nicholson well.
  While Christian Ziege is nearing full fitness after his calf injury, he has said that he will not play again until his is "really, really 100% fit".  Well, we really, really hope that he will stay 100% fit long enough to have a run in the side once he does return and really, really hope he does not believe his doctor in Germany, who told him this was caused by something being wrong with his back !!
  The London Evening Standard claim that Ledley King is aiming to be fit to play in the Premiership again when Spurs face Chelsea on November 3rd.
  News is coming out of Belgium that Jonathan Blondel is unhappy about not featuring in the Tottenham side regularly and might ask to go back to his home country on loan.  In addition to not getting into the first team, it appears that Blondel is homesick, complaining that no-one does anything together after training and being isolated by the lack of French speakers in the area where he lives.
  John Paul Kelly, a young 15 year old Irish star, will be highly sought after by a number of top clubs and Tottenham will fight with the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool, Leeds United, Ipswich Town and Charlton Athletic to secure his services.  Currently with Lourdes Celtic and an Republic of Ireland Under-16 international, Kelly is rated as the top talent in the country, as his performances have shown.  He cannot move until he is 16, but his club have already received a number of offers for him.

Tuesday  22.10.2002   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs lost a reserve friendly at Fulham's training ground this afternoon 1-3.  Tottenham's goal came from Gary Doherty, but the match featured the return from injury of Darren Anderton, Alton Thelwell, Anthony Gardner and Ledley King.
  Steffen Freund has told the Spurs website that he is grateful to Glenn Hoddle and John Gorman for letting him do his own training to help him get back from his cruciate ligament injury.  Having spotted him doing his own exercising in a North London park, MEHSTG can confirm that he is for obviously keen to get back to his former self as quickly as possible (and no we won't tell you where it was !!).
  TeamTalk reports that Spurs were watching not only Michael Tonge at the Brighton v Sheffield United game at the weekend, but also Bobby Zamora.  It is believed that there might be a move when the transfer window opens in January for the former Bristol Rovers striker.
  The same site claims that Celtic might rival Portsmouth for the signing of Tim Sherwood come January.  Although the First Division side have been interested for some time, the Scottish champions might sneak up on the blind side to snatch Sherwood, who would welcome a chance to play in the top flight in Scotland.
  There is also a story on the site that says that Spurs are keeping tabs on Derby County's Malcolm Christie too.
  The manager of Shanghai Shenhua has denied that Tottenham are after two of his players, according to Planet Football.  Asian Young Player of the Year, 21 year old Du Wei and Wu Chengying 27, a left back, were reportedly interesting Spurs, who had a move for Bo Qu thwarted by red tape earlier in the season.  He said that transfers to European teams were very difficult and he did not want his players travelling to England without a hope of completing a move.

Monday  21.10.2002   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs are believed to be one of a number of teams who are being lined up to take part in training camps in Trinidad and Tobago and other West Indies islands.  Some teams might take part in tournaments as well, according to Planet Football.
  Steffen Freund has said that he would love to finish his career at Spurs as he loves playing in front of the Spurs fans and he loves the atmosphere in English football.  His contract expires at the end of the season and he said he would not put pressure on the club to retain him, but he is happy to be playing and wanted that to continue for as long as he could.  I for one, hope that the club keep him, as he is a player that we do not have a direct replacement for at the moment.

Sunday  20.10.2002   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs beat Bolton Wanderers 3-1 this afternoon at White Hart Lane.  Two goals from Robbie Keane and another from Simon Davies secured the three points that took Tottenham third in the table.  For a match report, click here. For reaction click here.
  Colin Calderwood has been linked with the manager's job at Swindon Town.  The former Robins central defender and Spurs reserve team manager, has been said to be ready to have talks with the board at the County Ground, as current manager Andy King could be moved upstairs into a Director of Football role.
  Spurs Ladies Reserves beat Enfield 3rds today 7-0 and yesterday the Under-11s lost 0-1 to Belmont United.  For match reports, click here.

Saturday  19.10.2002   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Glenn Hoddle believes that the link-up play of Teddy Sheringham and the sharpness of Robbie Keane around the box will make them a deadly pairing.  He said that the signs of a partnership developing were present at Ewood Park in the 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers and he hopes that it can flourish in the coming months.
  Tim Sherwood has said he would be interested in a move to Celtic.  It is said on Planet Football that the Scottish club want him as cover in midfield, but the midfielder said he is concentrating on getting back into the Tottenham side at the moment.
  Chris Hughton was supposedly at Brighton this afternoon, checking on Sheffield United midfielder Michael Tonge.  Tottenham are believed to be competing with Liverpool for the 19 year old signature, but with the good record of playing youngsters in the last couple of years, it is hoped that this might sway his decision should he wish to leave Bramall Lane.
  Spurs Under-17s lost to their West Ham United counterparts 0-2 today at Spurs Lodge.  For a match report, click here.
  Spurs Under-19s drew 2-2 with Norwich City today, with the goals coming from Mark Hughes and an own goal.  

Friday  18.10.2002   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  TRAVEL WARNING : - For those attending the match on Sunday, please note that there will be no trains to either Seven Sisters or White Hart Lane stations, because of work on the track.  Extra trains will run to Northumberland Park and Tottenham Hale, while some buses will be laid on for the White Hart Lane line, but it is not expected that these will cope with the amount of people wanting to use them.
  TOTTENHAM TEAM NEWS : - Stephen Carr and Gus Poyet are both in the Spurs squad for Sunday's match, but Ben Thatcher, Mauricio Taricco and Les Ferdinand are likely to face late fitness tests for the game.
  BOLTON WANDERERS TEAM NEWS : - The squad is missing Stig Tofting (suspended following his jail sentence in Denmark) and Bruno N'Gotty (calf muscle pull). Paul Warhurst and Ricardo Gardner are in the squad after overcoming injuries.
  Glenn Hoddle has revealed that he was gutted that a hamstring  injury stopped him form turning out in the Spurs side in last night's friendly against DC United.
  Adding to the comments about the match was Paul Gascoigne, who told the Spurs site that he played for 50 minutes despite having thigh and groin injuries.  Gazza said that he regards his time at Tottenham as the best time of his life, as everything came together for him and that the fans have always been special to him, while he regarded every game for the club as special.
  David Ginola told spurs.co.uk that he felt a sense of achievement from his time at Tottenham and that he always gave 100% for the Spurs fans in the games he played while at the club.  He enjoyed last night and appreciated the reception he received, but added that if he had a few weeks with a fitness coach, he could still be playing at the top level.  Ginola admitted that he struggled a bit last night with his fitness, but said his passion is still there for the game.
  Chairman Daniel Levy has told the Spurs website that he was very pleased with the atmosphere at the Tribute game and he was happy to see so many families there enjoying the game (perhaps a sign of how the pricing policy should be structured for future matches where the ground might be half empty).  Levy said that the DC United players and officials were over-awed by the stadium and the crowd's reception and he feels that the watching TV audience in the USA will have been impressed too.
  Spurs are being linked with Swaziland star Dennis Masina, although he is currently having trials with Feyenoord.  The striker plays for Super Sport United in South Africa and the 20 year old is the first player to travel to Holland as part of the link-up between Feyenoord and his club.
  Barry Fry has spoken about his former Peterborough United protégé, Simon Davies, following Wales' win over Italy.  Fry, who is a regular visitor to the Lane to watch the progress of Etherington and Davies, said Simon could become one of the Welsh greats winning over 100 caps, as he would be the one who takes over form Ryan Giggs as the integral member of the side.  He went on to say that Simon offers a lot to the side and there is still more to come.
  The official site announced today that Under-19 striker Michael Malcolm has signed professional forms with the club.  Arriving as a big money signing from Wycombe Wanderers, 17 year old Malcolm has mad ea big impression on the staff and looks to the fans to be a forward with a great future.  Having seen him in the youth sides, he looks to have the knowledge of when to make runs and the knack of getting on the end of moves to score.  Hopefully, his progress will continue and he will get a chance to show what he can do in the first team in the near future.

Thursday  17.10.2002   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs lost to DC United 0-1 tonight in the Tottenham Tribute Trust match at White Hart Lane.  Among the old stars turning out for Tottenham were Jurgen Klinsmann, Clive Allen, Paul Allen, Colin Calderwood, Chris Waddle, Paul Gascoigne and David Ginola.  A match report will appear tomorrow.
  It has been reported in the London Evening Standard that Darren Anderton is on a pay as you play contract meaning that he gets £15,000 per appearance on top of his basic salary of £24,000 a week.  The report says that he earned £1.89 million last season as he was fit most of the time and played 43 games.
  Former Spurs midfielder Neil McNab has been appointed as head coach at Exeter City.
  Meanwhile, another ex-Spurs man Chris Waddle has turned down the opportunity to become coach at Swindon Town.

Wednesday  16.10.2002   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Robbie Keane played for the Republic of Ireland in their 1-2 defeat at Lansdowne Road by Switzerland.  Gary Doherty was a let substitute for Ireland in the Euro 2004 qualifying match.
  Simon Davies opened the scoring for Wales in the 2-1 win over Italy at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff in the qualifying match fro Euro 2004.
  Steffen Iversen played for Norway in their 2-0 home win over Bosnia in the Euro 2004 qualifier.
  Sergei Rebrov came off the bench in the 53rd minute to play for Ukraine against Northern Ireland in the 0-0 draw in the Euro 2004 qualifier.
  Jurgen Klinsmann believes that Teddy Sheringham should still be playing for England and could go through to the 2006 World Cup finals.  He said that the Spurs captain is like a 21 year old on the training ground and still has the eye to make critical passes for his colleagues.
  Robbie Keane said that his partnership with Teddy Sheringham is starting to come together.  He said that they had been linking up well in the last couple of matches and he thought it was going very well, he said in an interview today.
  Stig Tofting has been suspended by Bolton Wanderers pending his appeal against a four month prison sentence in Denmark.  This rules him out of Sunday's match against Spurs.
  Former Spurs reserve David Lee has gone on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion to Bristol Rovers.

Tuesday  15.10.2002   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Ledley King has resumed training and although he thinks he might have a small muscle tear in his hip, he thinks he might be able to play on with it.
  Spurs reserves drew 1-1 with West Ham United tonight at Dagenham & Redbridge's ground.  Dean Marney equalised an early Irons goal to gain a point.
  Lars Hirschfeld played for Canada tonight and was on the wrong end of a 3-1 scoreline.

Monday  14.10.2002   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Dynamo Kiev are sure that they will be favourites to resign Sergei Rebrov when he leaves Tottenham.  Despite reported interest from Spartak Moscow, the Kiev chairman said he thinks Dynamo is the only side Rebrov will play for in the Soviet Union.  However, one sticking point is the amount of money Spurs are asking for the Ukraine striker, which Kiev think is too much for a player not in the Tottenham first team.
  Stephen Clemence is expected to make his return to Spurs action tomorrow night with a reserve team appearance against West Ham United at Dagenham & Redbridge's Victoria Road ground (kick off 7.00 p.m.).  Others thought likely to get some match practice in are Stephen Carr, Gus Poyet and Les Ferdinand.
  David Pleat has given the young players that Tottenham have loaned out a warning that they will have a battle to prove themselves with the lure of new contracts at Tottenham on offer.  Andy King, the Swindon Town manager has said that Johnnie Jackson has brought something to his new club, but he had some doubts about certain aspects of his game.

Sunday  13.10.2002   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Kevin Phillips is rumoured to be ready to leave Sunderland and the tabloids are therefore linking him with a move to Tottenham in January.
  Tottenham Ladies broke their league duck with a 4-0 win over London Colney.  The ladies' reserves beat Enfield 6-1, with the under-15s going behind right at the end in a 5-6 thriller against QPR.  It rained goals for the Under-13s in their 13-1 win over St. Albans Rangers and the Under-11s clocked up a 11-0 friendly win over Hatfield Youth U-10s before losing out to the same club's Under-11s 3-4.  Click here for match reports.

Saturday  12.10.2002   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Steffen Iversen scored a winner for Norway six minutes from time in their away Euro 2004 qualifier against Romania.
  Sergei Rebrov was a 71st minute substitute for Ukraine in their match against Greece which they won 2-0.
  Goran Bunjevcevic was not included in the sixteen Yugoslavs who were to face Italy tonight in the Euro 2004 qualifier.
  Released keeper Gavin Kelly has gone on loan to Kettering Town in an attempt to secure a contract.
  The Spurs Under-19s beat Bristol City 1-0 at Spurs Lodge this morning.
  The Under-17s lost 2-5 at Millwall, despite two goals from David Hicks.

Friday  11.10.2002   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  David Ginola is the latest ex-Spur to add his name to the list of those taking part in Thursday's Tribute match against DC United.  He is joined in the line-up by Clive and Paul Allen, who also confirmed their appearance at the game.
  Spartak Moscow's Technical Director has said that his club have started talks with Tottenham about Sergei Rebrov, but he feels that the player's condition is not good and the price is rather high.  He did deny that Dmirtry Sychev would be part of any possible deal as he is in dispute with the club since September, being suspended for four months and is under a FIFA investigation into the matter.
  Ledley King has said on TeamTalk's website that his injuries over the last three to four years have helped him adjust to looking at the positives when they occur.  The young Spurs defender said he had got used to injuries happening and had adopted a tough mental attitude because of them.
  The London Evening Standard report that Anthony Gardner might play in the reserves next week to get a game under his belt and then try and fit some time on-pitch during the Tribute game against DC United before the Bolton Wanderers match.
  Stephen Clemence has also targeted the West Ham United reserve match and the game against DC United to get some match practice, but he still thinks he will need a couple more second team games after that before being ready to vie for a first team squad place.
  Milenko Acimovic has been left out of the Slovenia squad for the Euro 2004 qualifier against France tomorrow.
  Spurs youth team player Walter Thomas has gone on Loan to Finchley Wingate.
  Former Spurs winger Peter Taylor has been unveiled as manager of Hull City.

Thursday  10.10.2002   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Paul Gascoigne will don the Spurs shirt once more in the Tottenham Tribute game next week.  Gazza's appearance will see him line-up with Klinsmann, Waddle, Mabbutt and Hoddle.  Ironically, Gascoigne trained with DC United in an effort to get a contract with the American side earlier this year.
  Simon Davies has received the Wales Footballer of the Year trophy at a FA of Wales presentation today.
  Christian Ziege has revealed the horrifying extent of his calf injury.  He said that only one third of the muscle was attached to the bone and that he could have ripped it off completely during training !!
  Les Ferdinand believes that the team must improve if they are to keep up at the top of the Premier League. He said it would help if Hoddle could choose from a full squad, but that is not possible at the moment.
  Planet Football has a story saying that Tottenham are keeping tabs on Auxerre striker Benjamin Mwaruwari.  The Zimbabwean 24 year old is making headlines while playing in the place of Djibril Cisse in the French side's forward line.  Roma and Juventus are also watching the situation. 
  Ben Bowditch played for England Under-19s tonight in a 2-2 draw with Hungary.

Wednesday  9.10.2002   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Chris Waddle has added his name to the Spurs squad to play against DC United in the Tottenham Tribute game next Thursday.
  Neil Sullivan has been frustrated being out, with his broken thumb needing to be pinned to straighten it out, but says he is out to change the manager's mind about who should be the club's number one goalkeeper.  He said Hoddle told him that as Keller had done well at the end of the season and was still sharp fro the World Cup, he would start with him, but Sullivan says he will do his best in training to prove otherwise to the boss.  However, with his thumb pinned up, he will not be ready to resume playing for about another month.
  Tottenham are reportedly looking at Sheffield United's midfielder Michael Tonge, who has been impressing in his recent performances.  Despite his club not wanting to sell, it is believed that the player, who is on stand-by for England's Under-20s, could be a target for Spurs come January.

Tuesday  8.10.2002   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Gus Poyet has said on the club site that after playing 90 minutes for the reserves last night, he is looking forward to another outing against West Ham United reserves next week and a place in the Tribute match against DC United.  His aim is to be match fit for the Bolton Wanderers game on Sunday 20th October.
  Marcelo Salas, the Chile and Juventus striker, has said he has not asked for a transfer and has not spoken to any other clubs about a move in January.  However, the £13 million forward has been linked to Manchester United, Barcelona and Tottenham.
  Former Spur Paul Gascoigne is said to have expressed interest in the manager's job at Exeter City.

Monday  7.10.2002   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs reserves drew 0-0 with Watford reserves at Stevenage tonight.  Stephen Carr and Gus Poyet played the full 90 minutes, as did Chris Perry.  A match report will follow.
  Tottenham's Worthington Cup tie at Burnley will be played on Wednesday 6th November and will be shown live on Sky TV with the kick off at 7.45 p.m.
  Spurs are reported on Planet Football to be considering a swap deal with Spartak Moscow for Dimitry Sychev with Sergei Rebrov returning to Russia.  The Russian striker would be happy to leave his club, but AC Milan are said to be interested in signing the 20 year old, who had a good World Cup.  However, Sparta might be more interested in the swap deal, as it would be a straight forward for forward exchange, leaving them without the problem of trying to find a replacement.
  Former Spurs winger Scott Houghton has joined Cambridge City.

Sunday  6.10.2002   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Tottenham beat Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park this afternoon.  Robbie Keane got his first goal for the club and Jamie Redknapp scored a late winner.  A match report is to come and for reaction, click here.
  Glenn Hoddle is reportedly watching Ajax's Swedish striker Zlatko Ibrahimovic with a view to bringing him to Tottenham when the transfer window opens in January.  The 20 year old has a bad boy reputation, but this adds fuel to the stories doing the rounds before transfer deadline day in August that hew as seen at the training ground.

Saturday  5.10.2002   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs have been drawn away to Burnley in the Third round of the Worthington Cup. The match will be played in the week starting Monday 4th November.
  Spurs Under-17s beat Watford 4-2 at Spurs Lodge this morning.  Andy Barcham scored a hat-trick on his debut and Michael Malcolm scored the other.

Friday  4.10.2002   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Spurs are supposed to have instructed merchant bankers to raise £30 million for the club, a story in the Daily Telegraph said today.  This is believed to be to increase the size of the stadium and to finance new player purchases.
  TOTTENHAM TEAM NEWS : - Jamie Redknapp may well return in place of Milenko Acimovic, while Chris Perry is also fit for the match at Blackburn.  Jonathan Blondel has a back problem, which might rule him out of the squad.  Rohan Ricketts, Ronnie Henry and Stephen Kelly are all included in the squad to head to the North-West.  Steffen Freund retains his place in the squad.
  BLACKBURN ROVERS TEAM NEWS : - Andy Cole and Egil Ostenstad are both unlikely to be fit for the game.  With Dwight Yorke out with a hamstring injury, they might be a bit light up front, but Flitcroft and Short are both ready to return from injury.
  The official site has an interview with Anthony Gardner, who says he is in training again after a thigh muscle tear and he hopes to be back in the first team picture by the time we face Bolton Wanderers.
  Stephen Clemence is hoping that he will be getting a game in the next couple of weeks in the reserves to build up his match fitness after being out injured for so long.  He is over his Achilles tendon problem, but had some fluid building up around the injury, although that is not a concern now.
  Yet another first team squad member coming back from injury is Alton Thelwell, who has not set himself a timescale to be back in reserve team action after a five month lay off with a groin injury.
  Matthew Etherington has been included in the England Under-21 squad to face Macedonia at Reading's Madjeski Stadium on October 15th.
  Goran Bunjevcevic has been called up to the Yugoslavia squad for their Euro 2004 qualifiers against Italy and Finland.
  Milenko Acimovic is in the Slovenia squad to play France in the Euro 2004 qualifier.
  Robbie Keane has been called up for the Republic of Ireland squad to face a Euro 2004 qualifier against Switzerland .
  Lars Hirschfeld is a member of the Canada squad for their friendly against Scotland.
  Midfielder Ben Bowditch and defender Marcel McKie have been included in the England under-19 squad for the friendly against Yugoslavia. 
  Mark Hughes will be in the Republic of Ireland under-21 squad for matches against Spain and Ukraine.
  Reserve team players Shwan Jalal and John Sutton have gone out on loan.  Goalkeeper Jalal has joined non-league Woking, while striker Sutton is staying on at Carlisle United as mentioned a few days ago.  Both will spend one month at the respective clubs.
  Former Spurs midfielder Jason Dozzell has been released by Canvey Island.

Thursday  3.10.2002   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Simon Davies has told reporters that he feels that he can further improve his performances, as he is not happy with his form so far this season.
  There could be some good news for Glenn Hoddle in the run up to the Blackburn Rovers game on Sunday.  Anthony Gardner is expected to be fit, as well as fellow defender Chris Perry.  Jamie Redknapp should have recovered from his knock and Mauricio Taricco will have overcome his cramp that forced him off in the Cardiff City match.
 Former Spurs winger Scott Houghton has been released by Stevenage Borough.

Wednesday  2.10.2002   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Mauricio Taricco, who had to leave the field last night, was suffering form nothing more serious than cramp and it was not a recurrence of his groin injury.
  Robbie Keane has said he is not concerned about his lack of goals despite missing a hat-trick of chances.  He told the London Evening Standard that he is still getting into scoring positions and felt that once he gets off the mark, he will get more goals.  Glenn Hoddle felt that the Irishman will get more relaxed once his first goal for Spurs goes in.
  Sergei Rebrov has denied the comments attributed to him complaining about his situation at Tottenham.  He said that he had spoken to a reporter in Ukraine, but the result was a mis-translation of his words.  He re-iterated that he was happy to stay and justify his transfer fee at the club and fight for a place.
  The latest transfer target for Tottenham appears to be Marcelo Salas, the 29 year old Chilean striker.  Juventus have allowed him to talk to other clubs for a move in January and Barcelona and Tottenham are the clubs in the frame to take him off the Italian side's hands.
  Carlisle United have taken John Sutton on trial for a reserve friendly against Newcastle United tonight.  I presume that Sutton would be looking at a loan period at Brunton Park to get some first team exposure, rather than a permanent move, as David Pleat was only mentioning him in the same sentence as " a new contract" in the programme this week..
  Planet Football reveal that the match against DC United on October 17th might be the first part of a return fixture, where Spurs might travel to play at the RFK Stadium prior to the start of the 2003-04 season.

Tuesday  1.10.2002   (For other Spurs history on this day click here)

  Tottenham beat Cardiff City 1-0  in the Second round of the Worthington Cup tonight.  Teddy Sheringham scored the goal.  For a match report, click here.  For reaction, click here.
  Sergei Rebrov might finally be on his way out of White Hart Lane and he has said that he regrets the appointment of Glenn Hoddle as manager, because he does not play the Ukrainian nor will he talk to him about his situation in a civilised fashion.
  The match programme tonight revealed that Martin Peters was stepping down as a director of the club.  He said he will still be attending matches, but wanted to spend more time with his family.

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