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October 2011

This page gives you a diary of events as they have happened at the club. 
News of all current and former players will be included, as well as any other Spurs related story, rumour or innuendo.

The MEHSTG spin story is our own unique take on some of the big breaking stories of the day ... with our 
"spin" (and little truth) attached to it !!  There are also "no spin" stories, which are strange but true !! 
You couldn't make them up !!

Monday 31.10.2011
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   Harry Redknapp revealed that Tottenham are watching young Celtic winger James Forrest while talking on TalkSport today.


   OTHER NEWS ... Plymouth Argyle have finally emerged from administration after being taken over by a new consortium ... 

Sunday 30.10.2011
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   Tottenham beat Queens Park Rangers 3-1 at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  For a match report, click here.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Saturday 29.10.2011
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   For a preview of tomorrow's game against Queens Park Rangers, click here.
   Spurs Under-18s drew 2-2 away to Watford in the FA Premier Academy League today with the goals scored by Laste Dombaxe and Kenneth McAvoy.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Friday 28.10.2011
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Spurs could welcome back Steven Pienaar (groin), William Gallas (calf), Sandro (calf) and Ledley King (groin), as all four players are making good progress towards full fitness.  Still out for Tottenham are Michael Dawson (Achilles), Tom Huddlestone (ankle), Vedran Corluka (foot) and Niko Kranjcar (thigh).
   QPR TEAM NEWS : -  Out for QPR are Matthew Connolly, DJ Campbell (foot), Kieron Dyer (ankle) and Daniel Gabbidon (knee), although the latter might have a late fitness test, along with striker Rob Hulse, who has been out with a knee injury.
   Tottenham's NextGen game on Wednesday 2nd November away to Internazionale has been postponed.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Thursday 27.10.2011
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   No Spurs related news today.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Wednesday 26.10.2011
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   The Daily Mirror claims that Spurs are looking at Bulgarian international keeper Nickolay Mihalyov of FC Twente Enschede to replace Heurelho Gomes, who looks set to leave in January.
   The Mirror also reports that Spurs are among a number of clubs who are watching a 17 year old striker who plays for Argentinean side Instituto.  Paulo Dybala has scored seven goals in 11 games this season for the second division team.
   Spurs fitness coach Sam Erith is to join Manchester City in a similar capacity.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Tuesday 25.10.2011
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   Tottenham's game at Eastlands against Manchester City has been moved from Saturday 21st January 2012 to Sunday 22nd January 2012 with a kick off at 13:30.
   Former Spurs youth team defender Mark Wright has signed for Blue Square South side Thurrock.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 


   MEHSTG's spin story ... Carlos Tevez has threatened to sue Manchester City for defamation after he was fined for several breaches of his contract.  However, it is unlikely to progress too far as the judges hearing the case might not be bothered to go on the bench.

Monday 24.10.2011
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   A Spurs XI overcame a West Ham United XI at Chadwell Heath in a 5-2 win thanks to goals from Harry Kane 2, Yago Falque, Cristian Ceballos and Dean Parrett.
   The Daily Mail claims Spurs and Liverpool are watching Werder Bremen midfield creator Marko Marin, along with Arsenal and Chelsea.


   OTHER NEWS ... Sven Goran Eriksson was sacked as manager of Leicester City today ... 

Sunday 23.10.2011
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   Tottenham beat Blackburn Rovers 2-1 at Ewood Park today.  For a match report, click here.


   OTHER NEWS ... Chelsea lost 0-1 at QPR, having had two men sent off and seven others booked, with a display that showed scant regard for the RESPECT campaign ... 


   MEHSTG's spin story ... Kenny Dalglish has called for more protection for Luis Suarez after he stated his belief that the Uruguayan is not being given decisions by referees on the pitch, where the club has "100% belief in Luis and the way he conducts himself."  The other 21 Premier League managers have asked for protection from Suarez, who they deem not as perfect in the way he behaves on the pitch as his own manager believes.  The Ghana manager has also chipped in to back up the majority of the bosses whose opinion is that Suarez's conduct is not exemplary and there was also support from Otman Bakkal, the PSV Eindhoven player Suarez bit in a Dutch league game.

Saturday 22.10.2011
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Ledley King (groin), William Gallas (calf), Michael Dawson (Achilles), Vedran Corluka (foot), Niko Kranjcar (thigh) and Tom Huddlestone (ankle) all miss Tottenham's trip to Ewood Park.  Sandro and Aaron Lennon came through the midweek match against Rubin Kazan and returning to the side for the Premier League match should be Emmanuel Adebayor, Gareth Bale, Scott Parker and Brad Friedel.
   BLACKBURN ROVERS TEAM NEWS : -  Missing from the Rovers team will be Vince Grella, David Dunn, Michel Salgado and Ryan Nelsen, but returning for the Lancashire club is winger Morten Gamst Pedersen.
   For a preview of tomorrow's game at Blackburn Rovers, click here.
   The Daily Mail picks up on a story on a spurious website earlier this week and says that Tottenham are watching Barcelona young defenders Marc Bartra and Martin Montoya.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Friday 21.10.2011
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   Not much Spurs related news, although Blackburn Rovers fans intend to demonstrate against manager Steve Kean before the game with Tottenham on Sunday.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Thursday 20.10.2011
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   Tottenham beat Rubin Kazan 1-0 in the Europa League at White Hart Lane tonight.  For a match report click here.
   Former Spurs junior striker Charlie Sheringham has joined Bournemouth from Dartford.
   The Daily Star claims Manchester City and Spurs are going head to head for Brighton and Hove Albion's promising full back Lewis Dunk in January.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Wednesday 19.10.2011
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Aaron Lennon and Sandro could both feature after missing out in Sunday's game at Newcastle United.  Spurs have only Younes Kaboul and Sebastien Bassong to play in the middle of defence, leaving them vulnerable to injury ahead of Sunday's game against Blackburn Rovers.  There should be a return for Andros Townsend, Tom Carroll, Giovani dos Santos and Roman PavlyuchenkoKyle Walker has recovered from a kick on his foot on Sunday and Danny Rose will also be fit to play, while Missing the game will be Michael Dawson (Achilles), William Gallas (calf), Tom Huddlestone (ankle), Ledley King (groin) and Vedran Corluka (foot).
   The Spurs NextGen team beat PSV Eindhoven 4-1 at Leyton Orient FC this afternoon, with goals from Cristiano Ceballos, Milos Veljkovic, Alex Pritchard and Kudus Oyenuga.
   Click here for a preview of the Rubin Kazan Europa League tie.


   OTHER NEWS ... Derek McInnes has been appointed as the new manager of Bristol City ... 

Tuesday 18.10.2011
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   TalkSport reckon AC Milan will battle with Spurs to sign the 19 year old Sao Paulo holding midfielder Casemiro in January.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Monday 17.10.2011
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   Tottenham and Leyton Orient have withdrawn their judicial reviews against the decision of the Olympic Park Legacy Company's to award the occupancy of the Olympic  Stadium to West Ham United, following the collapse of the negotiations over the deal.  The Department of Culture, Media and Sport have announced that they have come to a deal with Tottenham that each side will bear their own costs.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Sunday 16.10.2011
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   Tottenham drew 2-2 with Newcastle United at St. James Park this afternoon.  For a match report click here.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Saturday 15.10.2011
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Spurs travel to Newcastle without Tom Huddlestone (ankle), William Gallas (calf), Vedran Corluka (foot), Niko Kranjcar (thigh) and Michael Dawson (Achilles).  Doubtful starters at St. James Park include Emmanuel Adebayor (hamstring), Sandro (calf) and Aaron Lennon (groin)
   NEWCASTLE UNITED TEAM NEWS : -   Sammy Ameobi will have a late fitness test on his hamstring and Danny Guthrie's groin strain makes him a doubt.  Definitely out are Haris Vuckic with a broken hand, Williamson with a broken arm and hamstring victim Alan Smith.
   For a preview of the Newcastle match, click here.
   The Under-18s won 3-1 n their trip to Cardiff City today.  Debutant Daniel Akinduiyani, Shaquille Coulthirst (penalty) and Jack Munns scored the Tottenham goals.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Friday 14.10.2011
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   Harry Redknapp has been named as Manager of the Month for September.


   OTHER NEWS ... Steve Cotterill has left Portsmouth to take over the manager's job at Nottingham Forest ... 

Thursday 13.10.2011
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   Another quiet day ahead of the return to Premier League football after the international break.
   The Under-18s games against Cardiff City have been swapped meaning they will now play at Cardiff on Saturday 15th October kicking off at 11:00, with the return now at Spurs Lodge on Saturday 10th December, again with an 11:00 kick off.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Wednesday 12.10.2011
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   David Bentley has returned to Spurs for an operation on a knee injury that will keep him out for six months.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Tuesday 11.10.2011
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   The Olympic Park Legacy Company have withdrawn from negotiations with West Ham United over their occupancy of the Olympic Stadium following concerns over the legal challenges against the decision dragging on through the courts.  Both Tottenham and Leyton Orient had hearings for judicial reviews over the way the selection of West Ham United was conducted and how the London Borough of Newham were offering 40 million to the Championship club to push through their bid.  Additionally, there had been an anonymous complaint to the European Commission about how the process was conducted.
The club issued a statement on the club website stating "We welcome the OPLC decision to end the current Olympic Stadium bid process.  We firmly believe that the bid we put forward was, in fact, a realistic sporting solution for the stadium, along with a substantial return for the taxpayer, community programming and athletics provision."
West Ham United and Leyton Orient have both said they will bid to be the 2 million a year tenants of the stadium, while Spurs have not made any comment as yet about their intentions.
   The Spurs XI played a QPR side away this afternoon, drawing 2-2 with goals from Souleymane Coulibaly and Yago Falque.
   Roman Pavlyuchenko scored in the 72 minutes e played for Russia in their 6-0 home demolition of Andorra in their Euro 2012 qualifying game tonight.
   Gareth Bale was also on the score-sheet, as Wales' won their Euro 2012 qualifier 1-0 in Bulgaria tonight.
   Croatia beat Latvia 2-0 tonight in their Euro 2012 qualifier, with Vedran Corluka playing 33 minutes, Niko Kranjcar 56 minutes and Luka Modric finishing the 90 minutes for his country.
   Holland lost 2-3 to Sweden in Stockholm in their Euro 2012 match tonight, with Rafael van der Vaart completing the 90 minutes.
   Younes Kaboul was an unused substitute in France's Euro 2012 qualifier 1-1 draw against Bosnia-Herzegovina in Paris tonight.
   Ben Alnwick has had his loan spell at Leyton Orient extended by two months.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Monday 10.10.2011
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   Adam Smith made his England Under-21 debut playing the whole 90 minutes of the 2-1 away win over Norway in the European Championship qualifier in Oslo.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Sunday 09.10.2011
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   The Sunday People reckon Spurs are set to make a January move for 21 year old Blackburn Rovers and Canada forward Junior Hoilett.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Saturday 08.10.2011
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   The Under 18 FA Premier Academy League side won 3-0 at Spurs Lodge today with goals from Shaquille Coulthirst 2 and Lee Angol.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Friday 07.10.2011
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   Some of Tottenham's fixtures have been moved because of our involvement in the Europa League or for live television coverage in December.
Stoke City (away) - originally scheduled for Saturday 10th December -  will now be played on Sunday 11th December with a 16:00 kick off (Sky)
Sunderland (home) - originally to be played on Monday 26th December -  will now be played on Sunday 18th December with a 15:00 kick off (Sky)
Chelsea (home) will now be played on Thursday 22nd December with a 20:00 kick off (Sky)
Norwich City (away) - originally to be played on Monday 26th December - will now be played on Tuesday 27th December with a 19:30 kick off (Sky)
West Bromwich Albion (home)  - originally pencilled in for Monday 2nd January - will now be played on Tuesday 3rd January with a 19:45 kick off.
   Scott Parker played the 90 minutes in England's 2-2 away draw with Montenegro in the European Championship qualifying group, which earned them a place in the finals. 
   Wales beat Switzerland at Cardiff tonight in the Euro 2012 qualifier, with Gareth Bale playing the whole game and scoring the second goal.  In the match, former Spurs defender Reto Ziegler was sent off for a foul on another ex-Spur - Chris Gunter.
   Roman Pavlyuchenko played 87 minutes of Russia's 1-0 away victory over Slovakia tonight in their Euro 2012 qualifying group match.
   Vedran Corluka started and lasted 74 minutes and Luka Modric played the whole game for Croatia, who lost 0-2 in their Euro 2012 qualifier tonight.
   France beat Albania 3-0 at home in their Euro 2012 group game, with Younes Kaboul completing 90 minutes for the French team.
   Rafael van der Vaart played 77 minutes of Holland's 1-0 Euro 2012 qualifying win over Moldova in Rotterdam tonight.
   The club website reported that Tom Huddlestone had been in surgery for a procedure on his ankle and will be assessed by a specialist in six weeks time.
   The Times run a story today hinting at a return to White Hart Lane for former manager and Director of Football David Pleat, who may be given a scouting post trying to spot young and overseas players.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 


   MEHSTG's spin story ... Wayne Rooney senior is charges of fraudulent betting.  Wayne Rooney was sent off for England in their Euro 2012 qualifier in Montenegro tonight.  What are the chances of that happening ??

Thursday 06.10.2011
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   Adam Smith was an unused substitute for the England Under-21s in their 0-3 away victory over Iceland in the U21 Euro Championship qualifiers.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Wednesday 05.10.2011
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   Gareth Bale has held onto the title of FAW Wales Footballer of the Year for a second year running.
   The Daily Mirror claim that Tottenham were looking to move in with a bigger bid than Everton for Bradford City's 15 year old attacking midfielder George Green.  The player scored a hat trick in a behind closed doors youth game with Spurs and they were disappointed to find out that he had gone back to Yorkshire with news coming out yesterday that he was going to sign for the Toffees.
   TalkSport's website claims Spurs and Arsenal are watching the Senegal and Lille striker Moussa Sow, who scored 25 goals to top the French scoring charts last season, after his future at the club is not certain.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Tuesday 04.10.2011
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   A Spurs XI beat Leyton Orient 3-1 at Spurs Lodge today with the goals scored by Cameron Lancaster, John Bostock (penalty) and Kevin Stewart.
   Tory Sports Minister Hugh Robertson has blasted Tottenham's legal challenge to the occupancy of the Olympic Stadium as "pointless".  The MP has said that there is a will from within the club that has seen the chairman Daniel Levy commit to redeveloping the stadium in N17, so to continue with the judicial review of how the stadium was handed to West Ham United had no point to it.
   Former Spurs defender Justin Edinburgh has taken over as manager of Newport County from former Spurs coach Anthony Hudson.
   Harry Redknapp has told the Metro that his ideal three dinner guests would be boxer Muhammad Ali, horse trainer Vincent O'Brien and his former West Ham United team-mate Bobby Moore.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Monday 03.10.2011
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   Apologies for the lack of service over the last week, but a hard drive malfunction left the MEHSTG computer out of action.  it is getting back into full functioning mode and normal service should be resumed, with back filling of news while we were away taking place over the next few days.
   A row over Arsene Wenger not shaking hands at the end of yesterday's game has blown up, with Wenger allegedly offering Clive Allen the opportunity to discuss the matter in the tunnel.  Allen is alleged to have called the Arsenal manager a four letter word, but denies this. 


   OTHER NEWS ... Manager Keith Millen has left Bristol City ... 

Sunday 02.10.2011
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   Tottenham beat Arsenal 2-1 at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  Click here for a match report.
   Kyle Walker and Scott Parker are both included in the England squad for the Euro 2012 qualifier against Montenegro on Friday.
   The Metro claim that England midfielder David Beckham would prefer a move to Tottenham rather than Paris St. Germain when his contract is at an end in November.


   OTHER NEWS ... Steve McClaren has resigned as manager of Nottingham Forest after 111 days in charge ... 

Saturday 01.10.2011
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   Younes Kaboul has told the Daily Mirror that he would like to play for Paris St. Germain, the club he supported as a child.
   TalkSport's website reckon that Spurs will vie with AC Milan to sign the Genoa striker Rodrigo Palacio in January.
   Tottenham's Under-18s lost 0-2 away at Coventry City in the FA Premier Academy League today.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

 

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