White Hot Lines

October 2006

 Tuesday 31.10.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs are said to have sent scout Tony Book to watch Wigan Athletic's 21 year old left back Leighton Baines.  Manchester United have also been watching the England Under-21 defender.
   Midfielder Didier Zokora is back in training after his bout of malaria and has been named in the Ivory Coast squad for next month's friendly against Sweden.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...

  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Jose Mourinho moans after his side come back from 0-1 and 1-2 down to get a 2-2 draw.


Monday 30.10.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Calum Davenport will be ruled out of selection for the Spurs first team for the next two weeks after suffering a groin injury in the League Cup tie against MK Dons.
   The German press claims that Tottenham watched Hertha Berlin midfielder Yildiray Basturk at the weekend.  The 27 year old Turkish international is out of contract in the summer and can talk to other clubs from1st January  2007 and although he left the pitch injured after 28 minutes, he was the club's Player of the Year last season.  Having been linked with Spurs yesterday, David Beckham says he wants to stay with Real Madrid, but whether they want him to stay is another story.  Tottenham are amongst a gaggle of clubs, including Arsenal, Chelsea, Locomtiv Moscow, Liverpool, Barcelona and Glasgow Celtic, who have all had Chiendu Ogbuke watched playing for his club Lyn Oslo.  He looks set to leave the Norwegian side in the summer and the 20 year old Nigerian has scored eight goals in 10 matches so far this season.
   Spurs Reserves hosted Charlton Athletic Reserves at Broadhall Way tonight and drew 0-0.
   Former Spurs defender Alton Thelwell has joined Leyton Orient on loan from Hull City.
   Photos from our readers trip to Prague can now be viewed by clicking here.  If you have any pictures from your trips abroad with Spurs, we would be happy to feature them o the site, so just send them to
mehstg@blueyonder.co.uk

  OTHER NEWS ... Dave Penney has been announced as the new manager of Darlington ...  ...


Sunday 29.10.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs have today been linked with a 5 million move for Real Madrid midfielder David Beckham, with Martin Jol telling the Mail on Sunday that he will "sit down and have a think about it."  Meanwhile, it is reported that Aston Villa are keen to sign Robbie Keane for 5 million, as Spurs look at Birmingham City defender Matthew Upson with a view to buying him in January.

  OTHER NEWS ... Luton Town defender Sol Davis has suffered a stroke on the club coach which was travelling to Ipswich in preparation for today's game ... Birmingham City midfielder Damien Johnson has suffered a broken jaw after being elbowed by West Bromwich Albion's Paul Robinson in yesterday's game ...


Saturday 28.10.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs drew 0-0 away to Watford at Vicarage Road this afternoon.  For a match report, click here.  Reaction to follow.

  OTHER NEWS ...  Leeds United have agreed a settlement package with Chelsea and will drop their formal complaint to the FA over the illegal approach for two of their teenage players ...  ...


Friday 27.10.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Sky Sports website claims that Tottenham are keen to make a move for Norwegian youngster Dag Alexander Olsen.  Having been on trial at Spurs, the 17 year old forward from Gjovik-Lyn hoped to go to Liverpool and Bayern Munich to try out for those clubs, but it looks like Spurs might be first to make an offer to take him on.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : - Spurs will definitely be without Teemu Tainio and Steed Malbranque, who are both recovering from operations, while Young-Pyo Lee is still troubled by an ankle injury, with Paul Stalteri having picked up a knee knock in the League Cup tie at MK Dons.
   WATFORD TEAM NEWS : -  Central defender Clarke Carlisle is out with a thigh injury and striker Marlon King is still sidelined with a knee injury. 

  OTHER NEWS ... Newcastle United have announced a 12 million loss for the last year ...  ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... Petr Cech said today that he can remember nothing about the match at Reading when he sustained a fractured skull.  If only the same would happen to Jose Mourinho.


Thursday 26.10.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Martin Jol has told the media that the Jermain Defoe "biting" incident has been dealt with internally.
   The League Cup Fourth Round game against Port Vale will take place at White Hart Lane on Wednesday 8th November.
   For a preview of the Watford match, click
here.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...

  CRIMEWATCH ... Wisla Krakow defender Nikola Mijailovic has been banned for five UEFA matches after being found guilty of racially abusing Blackburn Rovers striker Benni McCarthy in a UEFA Cup game last week ...  ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... the Queen might well have revealed her colours as a Spurs fan when she used the excuse of a sore back to duck out of the opening ceremony at the new Highbury today, leaving Prince Philip to do


Wednesday 25.10.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs won 5-0 away at MK Dons in the Third Round of the League Cup tonight.  For a match report, click here and for reaction, click here.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... 


Tuesday 24.10.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : - Dimitar Berbatov looks set to return to the Spurs team, while Didier Zokora will probably miss out as he is still suffering with malaria.
   Former Spurs midfielder Gus Poyet has joined manager Dennis Wise at Leeds United as his assistant.
   Former Spurs defender David Tuttle has turned down the caretaker manager role at Swindon Town, preferring to develop his role as Head of Youth Football.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...


Monday 23.10.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The FA have stated that they intend to take no action over the alleged bite by Jermain Defoe in yesterday's match against West Ham United.
   Sky Sports runs a story claiming that Tottenham are set to organise a feeder club deal with Belgian side FC Brussels.  Initial talks on the agreement have been held, but nothing firm has been decided upon with the club, who are tenth in the Juliper League, although further talks may be held at a later stage.
   Former Spurs Academy Manager Colin Murphy has taken over as assistant manager at Hull City.
   Former Spurs defender David Tuttle has been upgraded from Head of youth football and Scouting Director at Swindon Town to be caretaker manager while Dennis Wise and his assistant, former Tottenham midfielder, Gus Poyet talk to Leeds United about taking over at the crisis Yorkshire club.
   Robert Earl - the owner of the Planet Hollywood restaurant chain and a Spurs fan - bought a 23% stake in Everton at the end of last week.  He intends to introduce Sylvester Stallone to the club and if the intended naming rights deal goes through, he will aim to get Goodison Park known as the Planet Hollywood Bowl or something.

  OTHER NEWS ... Paul Ince has been announced as the new manager of Macclesfield, who are bottom of the league without a win so far this season ...  ...

  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... The Daily Mirror report that Arsenal goalie Jens Lehmann is been studying an 18th century German book about how to he should behave towards other people, which includes everything from table etiquette to showing respect to people.  IT'S NOT WORKING !!


Sunday 22.10.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs beat West Ham United 1-0 at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  Click here for a match report.  Click here for reaction.
   The News of the World claim that Young-Pyo Lee might move to AS Roma in January despite a move falling through to the Italian club in the summer, with some strange comments about the reason for it from Roma.  The South Korean international's agent has denied any truth in the rumour.  The Sunday Mirror puts Spurs amongst Liverpool, Newcastle United and Arsenal as potential suitors for Chelsea's want-away winger Shaun Wright-Phillips

  OTHER NEWS ... Blackburn Rovers miss two penalties in their 0-1 defeat by Bolton Wanderers ...  ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... Arsenal keeper Jens Lehmann has said he would consider wearing protective headgear in the wake of the incidents that led to Chelsea keepers Petr Cech and Carlo Cudicini being taken to hospital last weekend.  The German national keeper reckons that donning a Peruvian knitted bonnet would deter anyone from kicking him in the head because he would look like a mentalist.


Saturday 21.10.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Nothing much in the news today apart from the fact that Tottenham trained in Turkey before flying home and that Ledley King might play against West Ham United after all.
   Spurs under-18s played out a 0-0 draw with Bristol City in the Premier Academy League.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... Jose Mourinho had no gripes over today's Chelsea 1-0 win over Portsmouth.


Friday 20.10.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Sun claims that Spurs have joined Newcastle United and West Ham United in chasing Birmingham City winger Julian Gray, who wants away from St. Andrews.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : - 
Ledley King might be rested after playing in Turkey on Thursday, but Mido is fit for selection.  With Didier Zokora still suffering with a fever, Tom Huddlestone is likely to continue in his place in midfield.
For a preview of Sunday's match, click
here.

   WEST HAM UNITED TEAM NEWS : - 
Carlos Tevez has only had one training session after coming back from international duty with a knee injury.  Defender John Pantsil is fit after knee surgery and Robert Green could make his debut.
   Former Spurs manager and midfielder Ossie Ardiles has left Beitar Jerusalem, where he had been coach of the Israeli club for a whole five games.
   Tottenham's
Andros Townsend featured in England Under-16s 1-1 draw in Wales in the Victory Shield tonight before being substituted after 60 minutes.
   We have been contacted by a Spurs fan wanting a ticket for Sunday.  Anyone who can help, please contact Martin at
mg@firstcouriers.net.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...


Thursday 19.10.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs beat Besiktas 2-0 in Istanbul tonight in their UEFA Cup Group B match.  For a match report, click here.  Reaction to follow
   Following the UEFA Cup draw, Tottenham's match at Eastlands against Manchester City has been moved from Saturday 16th December to
Sunday December 17th with the kick off being at 3.00 p.m.

  OTHER NEWS ... Manager Paul Sturrock has been sacked by Sheffield Wednesday ...  ...

  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... according to TeamTalk, Martin Jol was quoted as saying that the Besiktas fans were "a very phonetical crowd, a very good crowd."


Wednesday 18.10.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Michael Dawson and Ledley King are both likely to be fit for tomorrow night's UEFA Cup tie in Turkey.  Calum Davenport is doubtful after suffering a broken nose against Aston Villa, while Hossam Ghaly is not expected to recover from his hamstring injury, although Aaron Lennon might make an appearance in the match.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...

  CRIMEWATCH ... Liverpool and Everton have been charged with not being able to control their players in the recent reserve game and Jerzy Dudek is facing an individual charge of not leaving the field quickly enough after being sent off in the same match ... West Ham fans have earned their club an FA investigation after Portsmouth's Matthew Taylor was pelted with a bottle and coins as he prepared to take a corner ...

  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Just imagine you have an overtly racist 68 year old national manager, who has just presided over a loss to Northern Ireland and a loss to Sweden.  What would you do ??  Sack him ??  Wrong.  Give him an extended contract of course !!


Tuesday 17.10.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Calum Davenport's red card handed out by referee Martin Atkinson in the game against Aston Villa has been wiped out after the official reviewed the decision.  Davenport was deemed to have committed a professional foul to concede a penalty that Juan Pablo Angel consequently missed, but on watching it again Atkinson ruled that it had not been necessary.  This means that Davenport is available for Sunday's game against West Ham United if required.
   Reserve striker Andy Barcham has signed a contract extension to keep him at the club.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... Jose Mourinho has caused great controversy by claiming that the ambulance that took Petr Cech to hospital was not in his club's colours of blue and white.  The local ambulance trust said that it was not the policy of the trust to provide colour co-ordinated ambulances for the players nor would they have the Pensioners sponsors names emblazoned over the vehicle.


Monday 16.10.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Following a story in last week's London Evening Standard, Spurs have denied any interest in moving to the London Olympic Stadium after the 2012 Games.  Having been told that a running track will be retained around the pitch, Damien Comolli has stated that Spurs are looking at developing White Hart Lane or moving to a new ground.
   Spurs Reserves drew 2-2 away at Boreham Wood FC, where they played Watford Reserves.  The two Spurs goals came from Kieran McKenna and Andy Barcham.

  OTHER NEWS ... Peter Grant was announced as the new manager of Norwich City ...  ...

  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... two singers who performed at half-time in the game at  the match between Barnsley and Sheffield Wednesday were abused by the crowd and responded by giving V-signs to the crowd and swearing at them.  Both singers were later arrested by Police and served with 60 fixed penalty notices for their behaviour.


Sunday 15.10.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs are once more linked with a January move for West Bromwich Albion's central defender Curtis Davies in some of the Sunday papers.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...


Saturday 14.10.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs drew 1-1 with Aston Villa at Villa Park this afternoon.  For the match report and reaction click here.
   In the game, Calum Davenport played from the first minute with a broken nose, Michael Dawson suffered concussion and Hossam Ghaly pulled a hamstring.
   Spurs Under-18s drew 3-3 with Aston Villa with goals from Jake Livermore, David Hutton and Thomas Pekhart.

  OTHER NEWS ... Chelsea had two goalkeepers carried of njured in their match at Reading and also John Obi Mikel, who was sent off ... 

  MEHSTG's spin story ... Having lost two goalkeepers through injury in their match at Reading Jose Mourniho said, "to lose one was unfortunate, but to lose two was careless."


Friday 13.10.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Aaron Lennon has earned a shock recall to the Spurs squad after having knee surgery, but it is doubtful if he will play a part in the team that takes on Aston Villa.  Captain Ledley King is expected to play after some swelling to his knee after the Macedonia game for England.  Jermain Defoe hopes to be fit after picking up a foot injury in Croatia and Pascal Chimbonda's calf muscle injury makes a late fitness test necessary, as will Mido's thigh injury.  Anthony Gardner is back in the squad after a hip injury, but Tottenham will be without Young-Pyo Lee, who has an ankle injury after playing for South Korea.
   ASTON VILLA TEAM NEWS : - 
Milan Baros is expected to replace shoulder injury victim Luke Moore, while goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen, Olof Mellberg and Peter Whittingham are all thought to be doubtful with injuries.   Midfielder Steve Davis is expected to be fit to feature in the game.

  OTHER NEWS ... Peter Grant will take over as the new manager of Norwich City if the Canaries can agree a compensation deal with the Irons ... Hibernian boss Tony Mowbray will become the new West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday ...
Steve Coppell has won the Barclaycard Manager of the Month award, while Andrew Johnson won the Player of the Month award ...


Thursday 12.10.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs goalkeepers and coaches past and present have backed Paul Robinson after the ball popped up over his foot as he went to clear it in England's 0-2 loss in Croatia last night.  Pat Jennings said that Robbo had cleared thousands of times and not had this happen before, while Dave Beasant.  England goalkeeping coach and former Spurs keeper Ray Clemence said up until the backpass, Robinson had the perfect game, making several good saves.
   Boss Martin Jol said that Robinson is still the England Number One and that has not changed because of one "freak moment".
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Jermain Defoe may have picked up a foot injury in the same game last night and it may lead to him missing Saturday's visit to Aston Villa.  Ledley King's injured knee, picked up in the previous England match against Macedonia, is a concern, although it is hoped he might be able to play  and Pascal Chimbonda's calf injury also makes him a doubt.  Aaron Lennon will not be fit, but has returned to training earlier than it was thought he would.
For a match preview, click
here.
   Martin Jol has bemoaned the injuries sustained by his players while away on international duty.  He said that with players being away for 60-70 days a year, the lack of compensation means that the clubs who own them suffer their absences when they take a knock when playing for their countries.

  OTHER NEWS ... Kevin Bond has been named as the new manager of Bournemouth ...  ...

  MEHSTG's no-spin story 1 ... Demolition of Highbury started this week.  And not before time !!

  MEHSTG's no-spin story 2 ... Icelandic biscuit multi-millionaire Eggert Magnusson, the man behind a bid for West Ham United, has been revealed as a Spurs fan, whose favourite all-time player is Jimmy Greaves !!


Wednesday 11.10.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Paul Robinson was finally beaten after six matches in England's goal in the 0-2 Euro 2008 qualifying match defeat in Croatia, with the second goal coming about when the ball bobbled over his foot as Gary Neville's back-pass came to him.  Jermain Defoe came on as a 71st minute substitute.
   Marton Fulop was on the bench as Hungary slipped to an embarrassing Euro 2008 qualifying 1-2 defeat in Malta.
   The Euro 2008 qualifier between Iceland and Sweden saw Emil Hallfredsson start for the home side in their 1-2 defeat.
   Bulgaria's away against Luxembourg in their 1-0 Euro 2008 qualifying group win saw Dimitar Berbatov play from the start.
   Robbie Keane captained the Republic of Ireland in their 1-1 Euro 2008 draw against the Czech Republic in Dublin tonight.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...


Tuesday 10.10.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Ledley King was left at home as the England squad travelled to Croatia for their Euro 2008 qualifying match.  He was still suffering with fluid on his knee and with Rio Ferdinand being fit, it was decided to leave King behind.
   England Under-21 progressed to the finals of the European Championships in Holland next summer with a 2-0 win in Leverkusen.  Tom Huddlestone played the whole game as the team went through 3-0 on aggregate and Wayne Routledge was an unused substitute.
   Dimitar Berbatov is being threatened with a fine for his comments to the FA Vice-President Iordan Lechkov.  After the 1-1 draw with Holland, Lechkov said that not all the leading player were pulling their weight, so the Spurs striker said if he thought that then perhaps Lechkov should turn out for the national side.
   Spurs are among a group of six clubs who will be keen to sign Micah Richards if he cannot agree a new deal with his club Manchester City.
   TV dates have been announced for Tottenham's game away to Portsmouth on New Year's Day and the home meeting with Newcastle United has moved back from Saturday 13th January to Sunday 14th January 2007 with the kick off being 4.00 p.m.

  OTHER NEWS ... Some of England's black players were called "monkeys" by Germany players in tonight's Euro championship play-off match tonight ... From next season TalkSport will cover the Premiership with live radio broadcasts ...

  CRIMEWATCH ... Joey Barton was fined 2,000 by the FA on a disrepute charge after he pleaded guilty for dropping his shorts at Everton fans last week ...  ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... In an outspoken outburst, Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan has branded Sven-Goran Eriksson a "bugger" and an "idiot" for wrecking Wayne Rooney's confidence by taking his toys out of his pram instead of letting the Man U star throw them out himself.


Monday 09.10.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Ledley King missed England training today, but this was only a precautionary measure as he has a slight reaction after matches, because of his recent knee surgery.
   Other than that, there is little real Spurs news as international week drags on.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...

  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Stan Collymore could get his wish to get back into football after an attempt to get himself fit.  Stafford Rangers are ready to make him an offer !!


Sunday 08.10.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs are being linked to a January transfer bid for West Bromwich Albion's central defender Curtis Davies in the Sunday People.  .
   Mido and Hossam Ghaly played for Egypt in their shock 0-0 draw with Botswana in the African Nations Cup qualifier.
   South Korea lost 1-3 to Ghana in a friendly in Seoul and Pyo-Young Lee played.
   Didier Zokora was in the Ivory Coast side who took on Gabon in the African Nations Cup qualifier and won 5-0.
   Canada played Jamaica in a friendly tonight and  Paul Stalteri was in the Canada side.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...


Saturday 07.10.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Paul Robinson and Ledley King started England's 0-0 draw with Macedonia at Old Trafford this afternoon, while Jermain Defoe came on as a 75th minute substitute in the European Championship qualifying match.
   Robbie Keane was captain of the Republic of Ireland team who lost 2-5 in Cyprus in their Euro 2008 qualifier.  He did hit the post with a header, but he did pick up a yellow card.
   Dimitar Berbatov played the 90 minutes of Bulgaria's 1-1 draw with Holland in their Euro 2008 group game.
   Marton Fulop was an unused substitute in Hungary's 0-1 Euro 2008 qualifier defeat by Turkey.
   Although out on loan to Malmo, Spurs reserve midfielder Emil Hallfredsson came on for Iceland in their 0-4 loss to Latvia in the Euro 2008 qualifier.
   Spurs Under-18s had to come from behind to beat MK Dons 3-2, with Tomas Pekhart scoring twice and Cian Hughton once.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...


Friday 06.10.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Teemu Tainio has had a hernia operation and will be out of action for about four weeks.
   Tom Huddlestone and Wayne Routledge featured in England Under-21s 1-0 win over Germany at the Ricoh arena Coventry tonight in the European Championship finals play-offs.  Routledge was substituted in the 71st minute.  The second leg is on Tuesday night.
   The UEFA Cup tie in Turkey when Spurs face Besiktas will kick off at 8.00 p.m. local time (6.00 p.m. UK time).
   Following Tottenham's progress to the UEFA Cup group stage, the home fixture against West Ham United will now be moved from Saturday 21st October to Sunday 22nd October kicking off at 3.00 p.m. and the match at home to Wigan Athletic due to be played on Saturday 25th November will now take place on Sunday 26th November with the kick off at 3.00 p.m.
   Former Spurs striker Les Ferdinand has ruled himself out of the race to be the new Bournemouth manager.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...

  CRIMEWATCH ... Lomana LuaLua was arrested last night by Hampshire Police after a domestic with his partner at his home, but was released without charge ...  ...


Thursday 05.10.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Daily Star reports that Spurs might make a move to beat off competition from West Ham United for Millwall's 18 year old goalkeeper Preston Edwards.  A January bid of 500,000 was quoted in the piece. 
   Didier Zokora has been picked in the Ivory Coast squad for their African Nations Cup qualifier against Gabon on Sunday.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...

  CRIMEWATCH ... even though the Police do nto intend to take any action about Joey Barton baring his bottom to Everton fans at the weekend, the FA have hit the Manchester City midfielder with a disrepute charge ...  ...

  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Argentine national manager Alfio Basile has urged Javier Maschereno and Carlos Tevez to leave Upton Park as they look "half-hearted" and "unenthusiastic" playing for West Ham United.


Wednesday 04.10.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Jermaine Jenas missed England training today with a knee knock, but is expected to return to training tomorrow.
   Martin Jol has reported that Aaron Lennon and Steed Malbranque may both be back in contention for first team places in time for the Carling Cup game on 23rd October, ahead of both midfielders' schedules to get back into action after cartilage and hernia surgery respectively.
   Spurs Reserves beat Reading Reserves at the Madejski Stadium tonight thanks to a Kieran McKenna goal.
   A large amount of money has gone on former Spurs manager Glenn Hoddle at bookies as punters consider him the favourite to take over in the Leeds United hot seat.

  OTHER NEWS ... Manchester City's Eastlands Stadium will host the 2008 UEFA Cup Final, it was announced today... Darlington's manager David Hodgson has been sacked following a suspension to inquire into a possible illegal approach by another football club ...
Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein has been elected the chairman of the G14 group of powerful European clubs for the next twelve months ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... 


Tuesday 03.10.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham have been drawn to play Besiktas (Away 19th October), Club Brugge (Home 2nd November), Bayer Leverkusen (Away 23rd November) and Dinamo Bucharest (Home 14th December) in UEFA Cup Group B.
   The Carling Cup Third Round tie against Franchise FC will be held at the National Hockey Stadium, Milton Keynes on Wednesday 25th October with a 7.45 p.m. kick off.
   The homepage address of
www.mehstg.co.uk/homepage.htm has changed to www.mehstg.com/homepage.htm  Please can you make this page your bookmark for the site as the old page no longer operates.

  OTHER NEWS ... Agent Charles Collymore has been asked to appear before an FA panel following the outcome of the BBC "bungs" programme in which he was found to be touting Luton Town's Enoch Showumni to Millwall without permission in breach of FA rules ...  ...

  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Wayne Rooney has said in the Sun "I'd never dive. I'd like to think of myself as an honest player."   Hmmmmmm.


Monday 02.10.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Michael Dawson suffered concussion after his clash fo heads with Tom Huddlestone in yesterday's game against Portsmouth, but he should be recovered by the time we play Aston Villa in two weeks.  Also injured yesterday was Pascal Chimbonda, who had a calf muscle problem, but he should also be ready for the trip to ViIla Park.
   Dimitar Berbatov is in the Bulgaria squad to play Euro 2008  qualifiers against Luxembourg and Holland.
   Hossam Ghaly and Mido are both selected in the Egypt squad for the African nations Cup qualifier against Botswana.

  OTHER NEWS ... Lord Stevens has another two months to investigate the bungs allegations in 39 transfer deals he has identified in his work so far ...  ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ...  Headline on Sky Sports "Cech unconcerned by stutter."  Well, that's easy for him to say.


Sunday 01.10.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham beat Portsmouth 2-1 at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  For a match report, click here and for reaction click here.
  
The News of the World link Spurs with the Standard Liege 18 year old defender Marouane Fellaini-Bakkioui.  The Belgian Under-19 international, who is 6' tall, has caught Tottenham's eye with some outstanding performances for club and country and claims Spurs have spoken to his agent about him and will track his progress.  The NoTW also claim that Spurs and West Ham United will battle to take possession for the Olympic Stadium after the 2012 Games in Stratford.
   The official website has confirmed the signing of Sweden Under-17 goalkeeper Oscar Jansson who will join the club on 1st January 2007.
   Former Spurs midfielder Miguel Pedro Mendes has today slammed Martin Jol for leaving him out of the Spurs side, which he believes cost him a place in the Portugal World Cup squad.  He also claims on the day he returned to White Hart Lane that Jol did not explain his reasons for leaving the player out, while he loves the way Harry Redknapp is much closer to his players.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... Joey Barton could be in trouble with the Police for showing his backside to the Everton fans after Manchester City's late equaliser.  Police are asking members of the Toffees crowd if they can give a photo-fit impression of the arse in question.

 

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