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October 2009

Saturday  31.10.2009
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   Tottenham lost 0-3 to Arsenal at the Emirate Stadium today.  A match report and reaction will follow in due course.
   Spurs have been drawn away to Manchester United in the quarter finals of the League Cup, which is a repeat of the final of last season.  The tie will be played in the week commencing Monday 30th November .
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Friday  30.10.2009
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   MEHSTG will not be updated for a week and will return to normal service on Saturday 7th November.  Until then, we apologise for the break in service, but hope you can find enough elsewhere on the site to keep you entertained.


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Thursday  29.10.2009
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   The Daily Mirror reports that Sandro, the Internacional and Brazil midfielder is interested in a move to Tottenham.
   In the Sun, Roman Pavyluchenko's agent does him no favours by claiming it is not a lack of first team action, but psychological problems which are affecting his form.
   ARSENAL TEAM NEWS : -  Arsenal will be without Lukasz Fabianski (thigh)
, Theo Walcott (knee), Denilson (back), Jack Wilshere (ankle) and Tomas Rosicky (knee) for Saturday's match against SPurs at Highbury.
   For a short preview of Saturday's match with Arsenal, click here.


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   CRIME WATCH ... Wigan Athletic have sacked striker Marlon King after he was sentenced to 18 months in prison for sexually assaulting a woman and then breaking her nose by punching her ... ... 

Wednesday  28.10.2009
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   Aaron Lennon's ankle injury will prevent him taking part in Saturday's match at Highbury, but Jonathan Woodgate has not fractured any bones in his face after the clash with James Beattie in the Stoke City game.
   Former Spurs defender Calum Davenport has been charged with assault causing actual bodily harm on his sister in the incident that saw him stabbed in both legs by his sister's boyfriend.


   OTHER NEWS ... Southend United, Portsmouth, Hull City, Accrington Stanley and Weymouth are all in the midst of financial problems involving them being restricted in players they can sign, going into administration or owing money to the tax man ... ... 


  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Mike Ashley is to put the naming rights of Newcastle United's St. James' Park ground up for grabs.

  MEHSTG's no-spin story 2 ... From the BBC Football website ... "Bolton and Celtic are considering a swoop for FC Utrecht's Dutch striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel. (The Sun)"

Tuesday  27.10.2009
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   Tottenham beat Everton 2-0 in the League Cup Fourth Round at White Hart Lane tonight.  For a match report, click here and for reaction click here.
   Former Spurs defender and assistant manager Chris Hughton has been appointed as permanent manager of Newcastle United having taken control of the team at the start of this season on a temporary basis.


   OTHER NEWS ... Hans Backe has been announced as the new manager of Notts. County ... ... 


  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Sol Campbell has agreed to a five year gagging order on leaving Notts. County.

Monday  26.10.2009
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   Tottenham have submitted the planning application to Haringey Council for the new stadium to be built as part of the Northumberland Development project.  The club hope that building can begin at the turn of this year and be ready for moving into in 2012, when it will be partially finished and it will be completed for the 2013-14 season with the full 56,250.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Absentees will include Aaron Lennon (ankle), Luka Modric (broken leg), Jonathan Woodgate (concussion) and Ledley King (illness).  Jermain Defoe is serving the second goal of his suspension and Niko Kranjcar is cup-tied.
   EVERTON TEAM NEWS : - Dutch defender Johnny Heitinga should be available after a bout of cramp, with Leighton Baines, Diniyar Bilyadletinov, Joseph Yobo and Yakubu are all hoping to be ready to play.  However, the Toffees will be without Mikel Arteta, Phil Neville, Victor Anichebe, Steven Pienaar, James Vaughan and Phil Jagielka (all knee).
   For a brief preview of the Everton League Cup tie, click here.
   REMINDER : - For those travelling to the League Cup tie at home to Everton tomorrow should note that Meridian Way (A1055) will be closed from 22:00 on the night of the game until 06:00 the next morning.  Anyone heading North to Enfield, the M25 and beyond, should make alternative journey plans.
   Harry Redknapp has told the Press about his interest in Brazilian and Internacional midfielder Sandro, who he wants to go to watch and assess the defensive midfielder.
   Former Spurs Head Coach Juande Ramos has left CSKA Moscow by mutual consent after a poor run of results.


   OTHER NEWS ... Gordon Strachan has been named as the new Middlesbrough manager ...  ... 

Sunday  25.10.2009
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   Harry Redknapp would be welcomed back at Bournemouth as a director when he retires, after an offer of a post there was made by the club chairman.
   A website of Spurs trading and collecting cards has come to our attention and we would say it is well worth a look.  Click here to go to White Card Lane.


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  MEHSTG's spin story ... Liverpool and Manchester United players were confused in today's match at Anfield, when a large number of beach balls were thrown onto the pitch.  They all thought they were on holiday already.

Saturday  24.10.2009
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   Tottenham lost 0-1 to Stoke City at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  Click here for a match report.
   The Daily Mirror claims that Internazionale and Spurs are vying for the signature of the young Ghanaian defender Gladson Awako, who was on trial at Tottenham earlier this summer.


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Friday  23.10.2009
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   The Daily Mail reports that Ledley King is entering into new contract talks with Spurs, but may have to take a wage cut if he stays.
   A number of current and past Spurs players have been included as ambassadors for the England 2018 World Cup bid, including Peter Crouch, Terry Venables, Teddy Sheringham, Ossie Ardiles, Ricardo Villa, Ray Clemence, Gary Lineker, Glenn Hoddle, Gary Mabbutt and Sol Campbell.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Jonathan Woodgate could be in contention for a place in the team after playing a mid-week friendly and Michael Dawson also came through the practice match unscathed.  Jermain Defoe serves the first of a three match ban, while Giovani dos Santos (ankle) and Luka Modric (broken leg) are still ruled out.
   STOKE CITY TEAM NEWS : -  Robert Huth serves the first game of a three match suspension with Andy Wilkinson ready to step into the middle of the defence, while Liam Lawrence is doubtful with a virus.  Amdy Faye's back injury rules him out and Mamady Sidibe's recovery from knee surgery makes him a doubt for the game.
   Spurs Academy Under-18s beat Watford 3-2 at Spurs Lodge today, with the a goal from Ryan Fredericks and two from Harry Kane.
   Andrey Arshavin revealed that he almost joined Spurs, but a fee for the Russian midfielder could not be agreed with Zenit St. Petersburg.


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Thursday  22.10.2009
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   Tottenham are being linked with a 6 million January move for Manchester City's midfielder Michael Johnson in the Sun.
   Advance travel news : - For those travelling to the League Cup tie at home to Everton on Tuesday 27th October should note that Meridian Way (A1055) will be closed from 22:00 on the night of the game until 06:00 the next morning.  Anyone heading North to Enfield, the M25 and beyond, should make alternative journey plans.
   For a preview of Saturday's game against Stoke City, click here.


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  MEHSTG's spin story ... Everton issued T-shirts bearing the picture of Madeleine McCann on them to their fans travelling to Lisbon, but unfortunately, the Toffees players went missing as they lost 0-5 and T-shirts asking for anyone to notify the club if they see the personnel who were on the team-sheet were seen worn on the way home.

Wednesday  21.10.2009
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   The Daily Mirror claims Spurs are lining up a 14 million deal for Brazilian 20 year old Internacional midfielder Sandro, although Real Madrid and Barcelona are also interested.
   In the Daily Express, it is reported that Alex McLeish is targeting Gareth Bale as his first signing with the new money Birmingham City have, with a fee of 3 million quoted.
   Oscar Cardoza of Benfica is the forward Tottenham are after according to the Daily Star, with Blackburn Rovers also interested.


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  MEHSTG's spin story ... it appears that stories saying there was hope for Grimsby Town after sacking manager Mike Newell have been mis-interpreted as pushing forward England Women's coach Hope Powell for the job.

Tuesday  20.10.2009
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   Jonathan Woodgate came through a training ground friendly against Dagenham & Redbridge held at Spurs Lodge today, with Tottenham winning 3-0 thanks to two goals from Roman Pavlyuchenko and one from Dean Parrett.
   The Sun report that Tottenham might make a January move for Club Brugge defender
Vadis Odjidja and the 20 year old could cost 5 million.
   The Daily Star reckons Spurs will allow Jamie O'Hara to stay at Portsmouth until the end of the season when his loan spell expires in January.
   Peter Crouch has been pictured in a West End club with Spurs team-mates late on Saturday night celebrating after the club's win over Portsmouth.


   OTHER NEWS ... Gareth Southgate was sacked tonight as manager of Middlesbrough ... ... 

   CRIME WATCH ... Robert Huth has pleaded guilty to the FA charge of violent conduct when the Stoke defender struck West Ham United's Matthew Upson off the ball in Saturday's match ... ... 

Monday  19.10.2009
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   The Daily Mirror claims that Portsmouth are ready to resurrect their interest in midfielder Giovani dos Santos in January.
   Aaron Mokoena has called Jermain Defoe's stamp on him "cheap" and made no comment about his own part in the incident, where he grabbed his knee when the impact was on his shin.


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   CRIME WATCH ... Alex Ferguson has been charged by the FA for his comments about referee Alan Wiley being unfit to officiate in the Premier League ... ... 


  MEHSTG's spin story ... 

Sunday  18.10.2009
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   A fairly news-free day today following yesterday's win at Portsmouth.


   OTHER NEWS ... Mike Newell has been sacked as manager of Grimsby Town ... ... 

Saturday  17.10.2009
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   Tottenham won 2-1 against Portsmouth at Fratton Park this afternoon.  Click here for a match report and here for reaction.
   The Daily Mail claims that Roman Pavlyuchenko will seek talks with the Spurs management as he fears not playing regularly might harm his chances of playing for Russia in the World Cup finals, should they qualify through the play-offs.
   Spurs Academy side beat Birmingham City 3-2 at Spurs Lodge this morning.  Kudos Oyenuga, Ryan Fredericks and Tom Carroll scored the goals as Spurs Under-18s twice came back from behind.
   Harry Redknapp has told the Daily Mirror that he is sick of the two years of hounding he has had over rumours that he owes money to the tax man.  He said that he has paid .


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  MEHSTG's spin story ... Darren Bent is claiming every shot on or off target in Sunderland games this season after a shot hit a beach ball and confounded Pepe Reina in today's match against Liverpool.  In fact, in reality, Bent is on 138 goals for the season as he is including those in training and in pre-match warm ups.

Friday  16.10.2009
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -   Wilson Palacios' presence being required at Honduras' World Cup finals qualification by the ruling military junta resulted in him returning to Spurs late and so he will not be playing at Fratton Park.  Luka Modric is still out with his broken leg (and has started jogging, but has had some pain and will be out for a while longer yet, while Giovani's ankle injury means he is not fit to be considered.  Jonathan Woogate's groin injury has not recovered enough for him to be up for selection and Roman Pavlyuchenko's Achilles injury might stop him being involved.  However, Ledley King has overcome his hamstring injury to be ready to start.
   PORTSMOUTH TEAM NEWS : -  Bouba Papa Diop, Richard Hughes and  Herman Hreidarsson are all ruled out with hamstring problems, while Jamie O'Hara is unable to play against the club he is on loan from.


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Thursday  15.10.2009
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   The Daily Mirror claims that Spurs have been offered Brazilian striker Adriano for free by Flamengo, as he seeks to regain his fitness for the World Cup finals in 2010.
   The News (a small local newspaper in the Portsmouth area) reports that Portsmouth hope to keep Jamie O'Hara on loan until the end of the season.
   For a preview of Saturday's match at Portsmouth, click here.
   To see a very relaxing interview with Harry Redknapp on the BBC, click here.


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Wednesday  14.10.2009
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   Aaron Lennon and Peter Crouch started England's 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over Belarus at Wembley tonight.  Lennon played 58 minutes before being substituted and Crouch played the full 90 minutes scoring two of the England goals.
   The Republic of Ireland drew 0-0 with tonight in and Robbie Keane captained the side as they completed their World Cup qualifying group games.
   Gareth Bale played 84 minutes of Wales' 2-0 away win against Lichtenstein in the World Cup qualifying group game tonight.
   Vedran Corluka and Niko Kranjcar both played all of Croatia's 2-1 win in Kazakhstan, with Kranjcar scoring the winning goal.
   Wilson Palacios played Honduras' 1-0 World Cup qualifying group game win over El Salvador that earned them a place in South Africa next summer.
   Jonathan Woodgate played a practice match yesterday and could be in contention for Saturday's game at Portsmouth.  Ledley King has also recovered from his hamstring pull and might also be up for selection at Fratton Park.
   Gareth Bale's agent has said the Welsh defender would be interested in a move to Italy should the chance arise, but denied that he would be part of any deal involving a swap for Dutch striker Klass Jan Huntelaar of AC Milan.  The Daily Mirror reports that the club are mulling over the prospect of the swap of Huntelaar for Roman Pavyluchenko, although Harry Redknapp later refuted any such move.
   Redknapp also denied that he would be making a move for Internazionale's midfielder Sulley Muntari in January.
   Ryan Mason scored the first goal in England Under-19s 2-0 win over Slovakia to end their European Championship campaign with three wins.  Adam Smith was also handed a full match, but Dean Parrett was an unused substitute and Steven Caulker was not included in the match-day squad after playing the previous two matches.
   After returning from a loan spell at Grays Athletic, goalkeeper Lee Butcher has left to join Leyton Orient on a month's loan.


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Tuesday  13.10.2009
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   Roman Pavlyuchenko's agent is now saying that talk of talks with Zenit St. Petersburg are premature and all his client is interested in is playing for Russia in their final World Cup qualifier tomorrow..


   OTHER NEWS ... Wycombe Wanderers have appointed Aldershot boss Gary Waddock as their new manager ... ... 

Monday  12.10.2009
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   The Sun claims that Spurs will give David James his wish to leave Portsmouth in January with Harry Redknapp considering signing his former keeper for 1 million.  The paper tells us that the Spurs manager is only turning to the former Liverpool and Manchester City keeper after being unlikely to tempt Blackburn Rovers goalie Paul Robinson back to White Hart Lane.


   OTHER NEWS ... Ian McPartland has been sacked as manager of Notts. County ... ... 


  MEHSTG's spin story ... An angry Fabio Cannavarro has hit out at people who accused him of being a drug cheat.  The Juventus defender raged, "What do you mean drugs give you wild mood swings ??" at an audience of gathered media men.

Sunday  11.10.2009
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   David James wants to leave Portsmouth and join Tottenham according to the Sunday Telegraph to try and force his way back into the England squad.  Nice to see he wants to join the club for the right reasons then. 
   AC Milan want to swap Klass Jan Huntelaar for Spurs striker Roman Pavlyuchenko report the News of the World.
   This morning Wilson Palacios played in Honduras' 2-3 defeat by USA which sees them needing to get something from the midweek game against Costa Rica to gain a play-off place for the World Cup finals next year.
   England Under-19 qualified for the Elite Qualifying stage of the European Championships next year with another 3-1 win, this time over hosts Slovenia.  Stephen Caulker and Dean Parrett both started, with Ryan Mason an unused substitute for the game.


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Saturday  10.10.2009
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   Aaron Lennon started the game for England in Ukraine, but was substituted after 15 minutes when goalkeeper Rob Green was sent off.  England lost the World Cup qualifying match 0-1.
   Robbie Keane captained the Republic of Ireland in their 2-2 home draw against Italy in Dublin tonight.
   Gareth Bale played the whole of Wales' 1-2 defeat in Finland this afternoon in a World Cup qualifying game.
   Roman Pavyluchenko came on as a 54th minute substitute in Russia's 0-1 home defeat by Germany in the World Cup qualifier today.
   Sebastien Bassong was an unused substitute in Cameroon's 3-0 win over Togo in their World Cup qualifying game today.
   Adel Taarabt scored a late consolation goal as Morocco lost 1-3 to Gabon in their World Cup qualifier today.
   Tottenham's Academy side lost 2-4 against Leicester City today, with Kudos Oyenuga and Jose-Paul Mpoku scoring the Spurs goals.


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Friday  09.10.2009
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   Winger Danny Rose played 69 minutes of the England Under-21s 6-3 friendly win over Macedonia at the Ricoh Arena before being substituted tonight.
   Midfielder Dean Parrett scored England Under-19s third goal in a 3-1 win over Finland in their European Championship qualifying game in Slovenia today.
  
The home Premier Academy League match against Watford, originally scheduled for Saturday 3rd October has been moved to Friday 23rd October with an 11:00 a.m. kick off.  The home game against Birmingham City will now kick off at Noon on Saturday 17th October instead of 11:00 a.m..
   Former Spurs winger Peter Taylor has been left Wycombe Wanderers as manager by mutual consent.


   OTHER NEWS ... John Barnes and Jason McAteer have been sacked as manager and assistant manager of Tranmere Rovers ... ... 


  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... It is rumoured that Saudi Arabian oil men are planning to by up 10 Premiership and Championship clubs in the near future.  It appears that they might be making up their own league at this rate.

Thursday  08.10.2009
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   Vedran Corluka scored the opening goal in Croatia's 3-2 win over Qatar in a friendly tonight.
   The agent of Roman Pavyluchenko has said he expects to re-open talks with Zenit St. Petersburg in January about a move back to Russia for his client.


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Wednesday  07.10.2009
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   Some of Tottenham's games in December have been moved for live TV coverage.
Tottenham's trip to play Everton at Goodison Park due to be on Saturday 5th December will now be on Sunday 6th December with a 4:00 p.m. kick off for Sky Sports coverage.
The home match against Manchester City will move from Tuesday 15th December to Wednesday 16th December kicking off at 8:00 p.m. for Sky once more.
And the same channel will show the Spurs v West Ham United match on Monday 28th December, but the kick off will now be at 12:45 p.m.
   Defender Alan Hutton withdrew from the Scotland squad who were just about to fly to Japan for a friendly international.
   Goalkeeper Lee Butcher has returned to Spurs after the expiry of his loan spell at Grays Athletic.
   The Sun claim Spurs are tracking the Internazionale and former Portsmouth midfielder Sulley Muntari, although this may be a loan deal in January, as the Ghanaian's agent said the two clubs are talking about the move.


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Tuesday  06.10.2009
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   No Spurs related news today, with international weekend coming up.


   OTHER NEWS ... Portsmouth have been bought out by another Saudi Arabian money man, who will be in charge until he runs out of money ... ... 

   CRIMEWATCH ... 19 year old Jose Baxter of Everton has been arrested being in possession of cannabis and counterfeit money ... Aston Villa reserve Isaiah Osbourne has been arrested, while in the middle of a training session, on suspicion of conspiracy to rob ... 

Monday  05.10.2009
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   Goalkeeper David Button is now back at Crewe Alexandra after he had returned to Tottenham for treatment on his back injury.


   OTHER NEWS ... Ian Sampson has been appointed as manager of Northampton Town ... Steve Staunton has been given the manager's job at Darlington ... 

   CRIMEWATCH ... Jermain Defoe has had a date set for a speeding offence in Portsmouth for January 4th 2010 ... ... 

Sunday  04.10.2009
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   Aaron Lennon and Peter Crouch have been included in the England squad for the two remaining World Cup qualifiers against Ukarine and Belarus.
   The Sunday papers claim that Harry Redknapp may face further questioning from the City of London Police further to his arrest when Portsmouth manager for tax matters.


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  MEHSTG's spin story ... Alex Ferguson today questioned the fitness of referee Alan Wiley in yesterday's Manchester United game against Sunderland claiming he blew the whistle five minutes early so as to have a good rest.

Saturday  03.10.2009
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   Tottenham drew 2-2 with Bolton Wanderers at the Reebok Stadium this afternoon.  Click here for a match report.  Reaction to follow.
   Robbie Keane is being linked to a January move to Glasgow Celtic in the Sun.


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Friday  02.10.2009
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   Rumours circulating on the internet that Harry Redknapp was about to quit as Tottenham manager and return to Portsmouth prompted heavy betting on the possibility, but the Spurs boss said it was rubbish and that he was very happy at the club right now.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Jermain Defoe could feature despite dislocating two fingers in last Saturday's game against Burnley, but Ledley King, Jonathan Woodgate, Roman Pavlyuchenko, Giovani dos Santos and Luka Modric are all still out injured.
   BOLTON WANDERERS TEAM NEWS : -  Johan Elmander will be out of contention for the Bolton team, as he pulled a hamstring and is out for a few weeks., while .


   OTHER NEWS ... Gudjon Thordarson has been sacked as manager of Crewe Alexandra ... ... 

   CRIMEWATCH ... Sheffield United's Jordan Robertson has been jailed for 32 months causing an accident killing one person in another car while changing tracks on his MP3 player on the M1 on Christmas Day last year ...

Thursday  01.10.2009
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   The hand injury that Jermain Defoe suffered on Saturday in the match against Burnley has produced two dislocated fingers and a broken hand, which may rule him out of Saturday's game at Bolton Wanderers.
   For a preview of the Bolton Wanderers game, click here.


   OTHER NEWS ... Luton Town have dismissed their manager Mick Harford ... ... 


  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Emanuel Adebayor has received a 25,000 fine (ooh, big deal) and a suspended two match ban (Ouch !  That's gonna hurt.) for running the length of the pitch to celebrate his goal against Arsenal at Eastlands a couple of weeks back

 

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