Tuesday 30.11.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Arnesen told the club website that Spurs had broached the subject of a
discussion on contract terms with Jermain Defoe and not the other way
around, as the newspapers had reported. Spurs felt that it had
been the right tie to recognise what Defoe had done for the team and
they are keen to keep him at the club.
Queudrue's red card appeal has been dismissed by the FA and he will
serve a three match ban for his tackle on Noe Pamarot on Sunday.
Spurs defender Richard Gough has been appointed as the new manager of
Scottish club Livingston.
Spurs defender John Gorman has left Gillingham after one game as
caretaker manager of the Championship club.
NEWS ... Watford beat Portsmouth 3-0 and Chelsea beat Fulham 2-1
in the League Cup ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Arsenal
chairman David Dein has said that over-exposure on TV has left the
game in intensive care. No, the way Arsenal played the game in
the mid-1980s did that !!
Monday 29.11.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
reserves drew 1-1 with Fulham reserves at Broadhall Way tonight.
For a match report, click here.
have said they intend to appeal against Franck Queudrue's sending off
in yesterday's match at White Hart Lane, thinking it only worth a
NEWS ... Walter Smith has been offered the Scotland manager's job
Sunday 28.11.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
beat Middlesbrough 2-0 at White Hart Lane this afternoon. For a
match report, click here. For
reaction click here.
News of the World claims that Simon Davies could be sold in January as
he does not feature in Martin Jol's plans for the future.
Sunday People newspaper reckon Spurs will move for Celtic's Neil
Lennon in the transfer window.
striker Jan Koller is supposedly a target for both Spurs and Liverpool.
Spurs assistant manager John Gorman is favourite to return to Wycombe
Wanderers to take the vacant manager's post, empty since Tony Adams
NEWS ... Sven Goran Eriksson said he is not happy that he was not
allowed to pick a young team against Spain because of TV contracts
requiring a full strength side ... El Hadj Diouf has been fined two
week's wages by Bolton for spitting at Arjan de Zeeuw in yesterday's
MEHSTG's spin story ... The
roof at Wembley Stadium might need redesigning as it might be too
heavy. Hippies all over the country are appalled maaan !!
Saturday 27.11.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Jol has let fly at John Gregory and Ian Dowie who were the
"expert summarisers" at the Aston Villa v Spurs match on Sky
TV. The Spurs Head Coach said Gregory was "useless" at
Aston Villa and that Ian Dowie is "not fit to mend his
shoelace". Gregory had criticised Spurs' tactics and Dowie
said he could not understand why Mendes had been played on the right,
when the Spurs coach had nobody else to play there. Jol added
that in Holland such criticism by fellow managers is not acceptable
and that he wished he could say things about the pundits, but he had
not been successful in this country yet.
Jol also said "After the success of the 1960s it took a
long time for the club to be big again, as they were for a while in
the 1980s," he added. "Success takes a long time; I
hope I am the one to help them turn the corner. I know the way to
treat players and that's to be myself. I can be a likeable person, but
also a crocodile."
Spurs Head Coach also seemed to rule out a move for Mark van Bommel.
Jol said he is not looking at midfielder and van Bommel is a
midfielder, perhaps hinting that a winger is on his mind in the
are rumoured to looking at 23 year old Feyenoord forward Thomas Buffel.
The Belgium international is interesting Club Brugge, Borussia
Monchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund.
NEWS ... ...
Friday 26.11.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Sun rumours that Chelsea are planning a £15 million bid for Jermain
Defoe in the January transfer window. The story claimed that
although the Spurs striker has four years left on his contract, he
would jump at the chance of joining the West London club. The
Daily Mirror and the Daily Express also run the same rumour.
Later, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said there was not truth in the
story. The Spurs website also dismissed the story and said an
offer of that size would not be accepted.
London Evening Standard claim that the striker is in a contract
dispute with Spurs, as he earns just £15,000 and wants to be given a
raise to take him nearer to other top earners at the club who get
£40,000 per week. Spurs said there is not clause in his
contract to renegotiate the deal on reaching a certain number of
England appearances, but reiterated he has a long contract and it is
too early to discuss changing it. The newspaper reckon that the
player might want to leave if no solution is found.
TEAM NEWS : - Simon Davies has a virus which will stop him playing on
Sunday, while Erik Edman will be allowed to prove his fitness tomorrow
are taking the 20 year old Iceland striker Emil Hallfredsson on trial
for a second time. The highly rated player who can also play
wide is still interesting Everton and Feyenoord, although both offers
made by them have not yet been accepted.
Daily Record speculates that former Tottenham defender Richard Gough
will be appointed as the new manager of Livingston.
the Daily Mail, former Spurs Director fo Football David Pleat is
reported as working for Leeds United as a consultant giving advice to
the club's board on the signing of new players.
former Spurs youth defender Ijah Anderson has joined Swansea City.
NEWS ... Sammy McIlroy has left Stockport County by mutual
MEHSTG's spin story ... Liverpool
might share a home with Everton ... and if they find a dead cat ...
Thursday 25.11.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Daily Mirror claim that Glenn Hoddle is being lined up for the
Portsmouth manager's job, but seeing as how he had a bad time of doing
that task under a Director of Football at Spurs, would he go to Pompey
in the same set-up ?
Spurs midfielder Micky Hazard has taken over the role of manager of
Crystal Palace's Under-16 side.
club have given prior notification that the escalators are being
worked on at Seven Sisters Victoria Line station and will be closed
for 13 months. This will affect the exit on the Seven Sisters
Road (the part going up to Finsbury Park - where the British Rail
station can be accessed), but the exit from the High Road will be
NEWS ... Former QPR defender Terrell Forbes has been cleared of
rape of a 15 year old girl, along with five other young footballers,
because the testimony of the victim was unreliable ... The Daily
Star's reporting of the alleged "roasting" of a young woman
by Titus Bramble and Carlton Cole (among others) has been slammed by a
judge today. He said in court that the newspaper's coverage
could have "seriously impeded or prejudiced" the case had it
not been dropped ... Brian Barwick - former Head of Sport at BBC and
ITV will become the FA's Chief Executive in January ...
Wednesday 24.11.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Naybet has denied using the word 'crisis' in relation to Tottenham's
current situation, claiming the word got found in translation.
The Moroccan defender clarified his meaning by saying it was a bad
spell the club were in, but they could turn it around.
Eindhoven claim they have received no bids for midfielder Mark van
Bommel as yet.
Spurs defender Mauricio Taricco has had his West Ham United contract
terminated by mutual consent. on his debut, he only lasted 27
minutes before tearing a hamstring that will now keep him out for two
months and he asked the club to annul the deal, which they agreed
to. Bizarre !!
Hospitality team has won the Overall Premiership and the Overall
Football Hospitality awards at the first Hospitality awards ceremony
NEWS ... Harry Redknapp resigns as Portsmouth manager ... Chelsea
drew 0-0 with Paris St. Germain, Celtic drew 1-1 in Barcelona and
Arsenal drew 1-1 with PSV Eindhoven, but had Lauren and Vieira sent
off ... Jason Perryman, a Blackburn Rovers fan, has been fined £1,000
and banned from all the country's football grounds for five years for
making monkey chants at Dwight Yorke at Saturday's game ...
no-spin story ... while British justice has seen the
Blackburn fan banned just four days after the event, Luis Aragones'
comments about Thierry Henry and about British Colonialism have been
considered by the anti-violence committee of the Spanish Government,
but they cannot take any action yet, as they are awaiting the
appointment of the new president of the Spanish FA.
Tuesday 23.11.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Edman has an Achilles problem after last night's match at Villa Park
and Jermain Defoe is suffering from a stomach virus, but both hope to
be fit for Sunday's match at home to Middlesbrough.
Rotterdam midfielder Ricky van den Bergh has attracted the interest of
Tottenham, as well as Leeds United, Nottingham Forest and Barnsley.
From the continent, Anderlecht, Club Brugge, Panathinaikos, Nurnberg,
Perugia and AZ Alkmaar have all had representatives watching the
player who has scored 13 goals this season, while American MLS outfit
Chicago Fire have put in a bid for him, but it fell a long way short
of the 500,000 Sparta want for the midfielder.
Naybet has said Spurs are not a good side and are currently in crisisTottenham's
Youth side have been drawn to play Nottingham Forest in the FA Youth
Cup 3rd Round and the tie will be played at White Hart Lane on Tuesday
7th December, with a 7 p.m. kick off .The game will be finished on the night with extra time and
penalties if required.
It is reported
that Sunderland are watching former Spurs midfielder Peter Gain, who
is currently with Lincoln City.
Spurs defender and assistant manager John Gorman has taken over as
manager of Gillingham temporarily following the resignation of Andy
NEWS ... Man U beat Lyons 2-1 at Old Trafford and Liverpool lost
0-1 in Monaco in the Champions League tonight ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Arsene
Wenger has pleaded not guilty and appealed against the charge of
callign Ruud van Nistelrooy a cheat. The French Arsenal boss
said "I could not say eet !"
Monday 22.11.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
lost 0-1 to Aston Villa at Villa Park tonight. Click here
for a match report. Click here
today once again seem to confirm Mark van Bommel's transfer to Real
Madrid despite what he said about joining Spurs at the weekend..
NEWS ... Lancashire Police will investigate the racial taunts
suffered by Dwight Yorke at Birmingham City's game at Blackburn Rovers
yesterday ... In the same game, the FA will look at Steven Reid's
elbow on Jesper Gronkjaer ... and the Football League will look into
missile throwing at the Millwall v West Ham match yesterday too ...
Sunday 21.11.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
of the Sunday papers are linking Tottenham with a move for
Portsmouth's Nigerian striker Ayebengi Yakubu. A deal worth
around £7 million would include Fredi Kanoute as a make-weight in the
deal and the figure quoted is one that has to be made public because
of a clause in the player's contract with his old club Maccabi Haifa.
papers claim that at long last, Mark van Bommel will be a Spurs player
in January, with £700,000 being paid to PSV Eindhoven before his
contract expires in the summer. A pre-contract deal could be
signed in the next few weeks and the player said he is excited about
the thought of joining Spurs. Real Madrid and other clubs are
also said to be interested in the 27 year old midfielder, but Arnesen
and Jol are both admired by van Bommel, so he might chose Spurs ...
but then we have heard that before.
Sunday Times reveal that Tottenham have approached Paul Barber, who
used to be the FA's marketing director, to take over the running of
the club's commercial activities. This would allow Daniel Levy
to concentrate on more strategic matters.
Daily Star say David Moyes wants Robbie Keane at Everton, but Spurs
have put a £7 million asking price on the Irish record goalscorer.
NEWS ... Dwight Yorke claims he was racially abused by Blackburn
fans at today's game with Birmingham City ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Apparently,
the truth about the "Pizzagate" food fight at Old Trafford
afew weeks ago has come out and when Alex Ferguson retyu4rned to the
Man U dressing room with the fast food hanging from his jacket, the
United players went in search of the Arsenal players to seek
retribution, they found themselves at the end of a long line of fans,
officials, players, etc., etc.
Saturday 20.11.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
TEAM NEWS : - Thimothee Atouba is available for selection after coming
through Cameroon's friendly international with Germany in midweek.
Anthony Gardner is still troubled by a foot injury and so Calum
Davenport might be added to the squad. Ledley King is expected
to be OK with his knee injury that kept him out of the England squad
VILLA TEAM NEWS : - The absence of Darius
Vassell and Martin Laursen will mean they hope to have Gareth Barry
back, while Peter Whittingham is expected to keep out Thomas
NEWS ... Norwich City get their first win of the season ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Sir
Alex Ferguson has said he is going to look after Wayne Rooney to
ensure his behaviour is acceptable. He will be taking the
England striker out to the pictures if he is good and for a treat, the
Zoo is on the cards.
Friday 19.11.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
defenders are in the news today, with Philip Ifil signing his first
professional contract for the club.
he started in the England Under-19s 1-0 win over France, but was sent
off for two bookable offences late in the second half.
Taricco, on the other hand, has joined the Spurs players rest home at
West Ham United on a free transfer. Having played 149 times for
Spurs the former Ipswich Town defender leaves on a free
transfer. Martin Jol said that the Argentine was not happy at
the club and he will not have unhappy players at Spurs.
resigned Spurs Head Coach Jacques Santini might soon be back in
football after reports in the French press link him with a move to
take over the manager's position at Lens, who are just outside the
back from Coventry City, where he spent a month on loan, Rohan
Ricketts has noticed a few changes that have taken place while he has
been gone and is not upset that Martin Jol is now in charge of the
First team. The midfielder said that Jol always gave him advice
and encouragement as assistant coach and he looked forward to resuming
his Spurs career under him.
Jol said today that the club are on the look-out for a player in the
mould of Arjen Robben to give the team options in wide positions.
The Dutch coach said that Spurs could not afford a Damien Duff, but
would need to look for young players who were able to be moulded into
the sort of winger he wanted.
Spurs youth midfielder David Hicks has been loaned by Northampton Town
NEWS ... The Spanish FA have sent a letter of apology for the
racist abuse that poured down on the black England players in
Wednesday's international friendly ...
Thursday 18.11.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Daily Star reckons rumours in the City say that Daniel Levy is looking
to sell the club, rated at £29 million, for £50 million.
Keller is thinking of returning home to the US of A after falling out
of favour at Tottenham. He said he will use his time on loan at
SCBC as a chance to impress prospective buyers and see what happens in
the January transfer window.
a match preview of Monday's match at Aston Villa, click here.
NEWS ... Mass outrage at the racist chanting at yesterday's
England international in Madrid has brought demands for the Spanish FA
to explain what went on ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Wolves
striker Dean Sturridge has a novel remedy to the injuries that have
plagued him recently - he is making love to his wife more
slowly. It sounds like the headaches he has been suffering are
easing somewhat !!
Wednesday 17.11.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Richards has received good news from his brain scan, with doctors
saying that the likelihood of him having a brain tumour is extremely
low. The defender said he now intends to get back playing for
defender Calum Davenport has been recalled from his loan at West Ham
Defoe came on as a substitute in England's 0-1 defeat in Madrid to
Spain tonight. Paul Robinson played the whole match and
conceded, then saved a penalty.
Atouba played for Cameroon in their 0-3 defeat by Germany tonight.
Edman pulled out of Sweden's squad for their match in Scotland after
Mark Hughes has joined Oldham Athletic on a month's loan.
NEWS ... Scotland lost 1-4 to Sweden in a friendly tonight ...
Arsenal goalkeeper Graham Stack has been charged with rape of a 21
year old girl at his house ...
MEHSTG's spin story ...
Tuesday 16.11.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Ricketts has returned to Spurs after a month's loan at Coventry City.
The option to extend the loan was not taken up by the Sky Blues.
Edman has won the Swedish "Defender of the Year" award.
Keane played for the Republic of Ireland tonight against Croatia at
Lansdowne Road and scored the only goal of the game.
of Ireland boss Brian Kerr is pleased with the appointment of Martin
Jol as Head Coach and thinks Robbie Keane will benefit as a
result. Kerr thought Keane played too deep under Santini,
sometimes being behind the right-back.
Davenport played as a 77th minute substitute for England Under-21s in
their 0-2 defeat in Spain.
NEWS ... Wrexham have opted to go into administration ...
Monday 15.11.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Arnesen has said he had no problem with Jacques Santini and if he had
a problem with Arnesen, then it is Santini's problem.
Reserves beat Ipswich Town Reserves 2-0 at Broadhall Way tonight.
For a match report, click here.
NEWS ... ...
Sunday 14.11.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
news on Dean Richards in the media indicates that he has had two brain
scans and there are fears he may have a brain tumour. The
central defender said that nothing had been identified yet, but there
was an abnormality in the brain and he is getting on with his life
while the matter is diagnosed, which he hopes will mean a clean bill
of health for him.
Spurs midfielder of the late 1960s Keith Weller died yesterday after a
King has had to drop out of the England squad for the friendly against
Spain because of an injury picked up in yesterday morning's derby
News of the World claim that Spurs are going for a £4 million bid for
Borussia Dortmund's lanky Czech striker Jan Koller, who Santini said
he made a last gasp attempt to buy in the summer.
Mail on Sunday run a story saying that Liverpool, Tottenham and
Birmingham on the trail of highly-rated Glasgow Rangers midfield
youngster Hamed Namouchi.
People reckon Frank Arnesen has Australia and Blackburn Rovers
wide man Brett Emerson as the one who he is set on for the January
Daily Star jumps on a five day old bandwagon by sensationally claiming
Spurs are still chasing PSV Eindhoven's Mark van Bommel.
NEWS ... ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Chelsea
coach Jose Mourinho said that he thought 5-4 was a hockey score and
"so to get a result like that in a game of 11 against 11 is
disgraceful. I did not see the game but the defenders were a disgrace."
The man has a sixth sense as well as being the most arrogant person
Saturday 13.11.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
lost 4-5 at home to Arsenal today. For a match report, click here.
Click here for reaction.
Santini has issued a statement saying that the reason he left Spurs
was because he had a poor relationship with Sporting Director Frank
Arnesen and did not know that he would be the coach of the first team
and nothing else. Club Chairman Daniel Levy has retaliated by
saying that Santini gave personal reasons as the cause of his
resignation and that he was being less than honest if he had
underlying grounds for leaving. Levy also said that Santini was
made perfectly clear what his role would be before he joined the
club. The former French national manager claims that he did not
understand the transfer policy and could not agree with Arnesen,
stating he wanted an attacking midfielder and not a holding midfielder
when the Dane signed Michael Carrick ... who looks like an attacking
midfielder to me.
Levy's statement from the www.spurs.co.uk
website can be found at http://www.spurs.co.uk/article.asp?hlid=237700
Richards' ear infection could cost him his football career. The
30 year old defender may not be able to play again, as his balance is
severely affected by the infection and a specialist's report next week
will inform the Spurs medical staff as to what can be done for the
ex-Wolverhampton Wanderers centre-half.
Hoddle has said today that there is no truth in the rumours that he
might be installed as manager at SCBC soon.
NEWS ... ...
MEHSTG's spin story ...
Friday 12.11.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Keller has gone on a month's loan to SCBC after the Premier League
made a special dispensation to allow them a replacement goalie outside
of the transfer window.
is a new issue of MEHSTG out tomorrow (Issue 41), which will contain a
long interview with Martin Jol. This is not the one that is on
this website and contains some enlightening things about the club and
the way people perceive how the structure works. It will be on
sale around the ground or you can buy a copy by mail order.
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
TEAM NEWS : - Ledley King has been passed fit for tomorrow's
North London derby.
NEWS ... John Toshack has been appointed as the Wales national
team manager ... Fulham might be winning on the field, but they have
lost their court case against former manager Jean Tigana, who they
were taking for breach of contractual matters ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Leeds
United's takeover deal with Sainsbury's has collapsed. Perhaps
the supermarket chain are living up to their slogan of "Making
Life Taste Better" or if you are a Leeds fan "Making Life
Taste Bitter" !!
Thursday 11.11.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
will host Liverpool in the League Cup Fifth Round on Wednesday 1st
December with the kick off at 7.45 p.m.
Edman is preparing to take SC Heerenveen to court to receive a pay-off
he was supposed to get on leaving the club. The Dutch side
signed him on the cheap from AIK Stockholm and he was on low wages,
with an understanding that when he left for a profit on the transfer
fee, he would be compensated, but they have failed to come up with the
money and Edman said he is happy to go to court to show what poor
conditions he was on during his time in Holland.
TEAM NEWS : - Stephen Kelly will miss the match on Saturday with a
broken thumb and concussion, which he picked up in the match at
Burnley. Bunjevcevic, Davis and Atouba all miss out after being
injured lately, but after 60 minutes in the reserves Erik Edman might
return and Anthony Gardner also played in the same match, but not be
up for a recall just yet.
Spurs manager Glenn Hoddle looks like he might return to the New Dell,
should Steve Wigley's SCBC side lose their local derby at the weekend.
Davenport has been selected for the England Under-21 squad to meet
Spain next week.
NEWS ... Mansfield Town manager Keith Curle has been suspended
pending an inquiry at the club ...
no-spin story ... Villareal's Brazilian midfielder Marcos
Senna has been banned for just 60 days and fined £5,000 after testing
positive for two banned substances.
Wednesday 10.11.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
have been drawn to play Liverpool at home in the Fifth Round of the
League Cup in the week starting Monday 29th November.
Jol has said that in two years we will have a fantastic team and will
be challenging for silverware. The new Head Coach said that
there was pressure in taking the job, but he was used to it and that
having played in many games as a player, he was used to that, although
he cannot now affect the play. he said he tells the players they
are the best people to affect the play on the pitch. He did ask the
fans to be realistic and patient as the team is still building towards
the aim of everyone at the club.
have taken 19-year-old Emil Hallfredsson from Icelandic club FH
Hafnarfjordur on trial for four days. The Iceland Under-21
striker looked likely to go to Everton, but the player has not agreed
terms with the Toffees yet. Feyenoord and Everton are still
interested, but Spurs have leapt in to have a chance to see the player
at close quarters.
Reserves won 2-1 at Watford tonight with goals from Gayle - a Watford
defender - and Johnnie Jackson. Erik Edman played one hour
of the match after his long lay-off with concussion and Anthony
Gardner 75 minutes.
Sun claim that Ipswich Town are keen on Spurs defender Dean Richards.
NEWS ... Stefan Postma will seek FIFA help in escaping from his
Aston Villa hell, where they are asking £1 million for his
services. His agent will invoke the clause allowing players
under 28 to have their fee decided by the value of the remainder of
their contract ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... The
reintroduction of plastic surfaces into European football looks ready
to be sanctioned by UEFA. Perhaps they should think about a
return to the silky materials of the 1908s though, as those shirts
were much nicer !!
MEHSTG's spin story
2 ... Former SCBC manager Dave Merrington has blasted
chairman Rupert "The Bear" Lowe as being personally
responsible for the "instability" at the club. I never
thought I would see the words "Rupert 'The Bear' Lowe" and
"instability" in the same sentence. Did you ??
Tuesday 09.11.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
beat Burnley 3-0 in the League Cup Fourth Round at Turf Moor tonight.
For reaction, click here. For a
match report, click here.
Davenport might be staying at West Ham United if he gets his way.
The former Coventry City defender said he was enjoying it at Upton
Park and would prefer to stay on in their first team than travel with
Spurs and not play regularly.
Bunjevcevic will be out for a considerable amount of time after
suffering acute compartment syndrome after a kick on the shin against
Charlton Athletic. The Spurs defender had lots of bleeding into
his leg and suffered the same injury as Christian Ziege (also against
Charlton) at Christmas in 2002.
an interview with Daniel Levy after yesterday's AGM, click here
to go to Paul Smith's Spurs Odyssey site.
is reported that former Spurs midfielder John Piercy has retired from
football after failing to overcome injury. He leaves Brighton
and Hove Albion, where he has been since he left Tottenham.
NEWS ... Former England captain, Emlyn Hughes dies today after a
long fight against cancer ... Bryan Robson appointed as the new West
Bromwich Albion manager ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Tony
Adams has quit Wycombe Wanderers as their manager for personal
reasons. He had no personality ... is that personal enough ?
Monday 08.11.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Jol has been announced as the new Head Coach at Tottenham Hotspur.
He has two and a half season left on his contract and will step up
into the post vacated on Friday by Jacques Santini. For an
exclusive interview with Martin, click here.
club also held it's AGM today and a report will follow soon.
was revealed though that Santini's problems were known about two
months ago and although he did not reveal to the club what they were,
he resigned his post and there will not be a pay-off for him.
report on Bill Nicholson's Memorial Service can be accessed by
TEAM NEWS : - Martin Jol may start with Michael Carrick who made such
an impact on the Charlton game when he came on as a substitute.
Daily Express reckons that Jacques Santini might have to pay back the
rent on his flat after resigning at Spurs. they also claim that
Daniel Levy is under pressure to resign after the resignation of the
French Head Coach.
TEAM NEWS : - Michael Duff returns
after a one-match ban, although James O'Connor is cup-tied. On
loan Richard Duffy could be selected and Graham Branch and John
McGreal could be out of the match along with Richard Chaplow, Danny
Coyne, Ian Moore, Frank Sinclair and Jean-Louis Valois.
NEWS ... Chris Brass has been sacked as York City manager, but
will stay on as a player ... Stuart Murdoch has been sacked as the
manager of the MK Dons ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Arsene
Wenger has been charged over his comments about Ruud van Nistelrooy
and although no action on the food fight will be taken, both clubs
have been invited in for a peace meeting. That will be a piece
of pizza each then !!
Sunday 07.11.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Bill Nicholson's Memorial service was held at White Hart Lane this
morning and was a moving tribute to the man who has made Tottenham
Hotspur renowned throughout the world. A report on the service
will appear tomorrow.
newspapers almost all go with Martin Jol as the man who will lead
Spurs on after Jacques Santini resigned. There was even one
story about his contract contains a clause saying that he has to be
appointed manager if Santini left the club.
Sunday Express is alone in continuing the rumour that Spurs are after
Celtic manager Martin O'Neill.
Arnesen confirmed that there will be no £3 million pay-off for
Jacques Santini after he quit Spurs.
Mail on Sunday claims that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy and striker
Jermain Defoe's positions are in jeopardy after Santini's departure.
Why I am not sure.
Curbishley has said he still has a job to do at Charlton after being
linked with the Tottenham job.
Hoddle has said he has turned West Bromwich Albion down to take over
as their manager after discovering in discussions that he was not
suited to the club.
NEWS ... ...
Saturday 06.11.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
lost 2-3 to Charlton Athletic this afternoon at White Hart Lane.
For a match report, click here.
Under-18s drew 1-1 with Birmingham City this morning, with Kieran
McKenna scoring the Tottenham goal.
NEWS ... ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Sol
Campbell might walk away from Arsenal for nothing if he has to take a
pay cut. His loyalty is never in question as he is so devoted to
the mighty pound sterling.
Friday 05.11.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Santini has resigned as Head Coach of Tottenham Hotspur. He has
stated that it is for private reasons in his personal life and he said
he has enjoyed his time at the club, hoping that the fans and the club
continue to do well.
Jol takes charge of the side for the Charlton Athletic match and a
statement will be made clarifying the future on Monday, when the club
also holds it's AGM.
TEAM NEWS : - Edson Silva Sousa has been added to the Spurs squad for
tomorrow's match. Erik Edman, Anthony Gardner, Thimothee Atouba
and Sean Davis all miss the game.
Marney has gone on loan to Gillingham for a month.
Daily Express says that Steed Malbranque has turned down his present
club Fulham and also Spurs if he should leave Craven Cottage, as he
wants to join a bigger club.
NEWS ... Mick Harford has left Luton Town as assistant manager to
join Nottingham Forest in the same role ... Gary Mills has been sacked
as manager of Notts. County ...
MEHSTG's spin story ...
Thursday 04.11.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Davis will be out of action for three months after his knee operation
Daily Mirror runs a story claiming that Fulham are interested in
buying keeper Kasey Keller from Spurs to replace Edwin van der Sar,
who will not be offered a new contract in the summer.
striker Lee Barnard has gone on loan to Leyton Orient for one month.
NEWS ... Adrian Mutu receives a seven month ban from football
from the FA for testing positive for cocaine ...
MEHSTG's spin story ... Chelsea
slam the FA as being weak on drugs. Have the FA tested positive
MEHSTG's spin story
2 ... Arsenal will be offering free half-time drinks, but
will also be asking £4,750 for a season ticket in the best part of
their new ground. These are the ones that face onto the railway
line that passes the back of the stadium !!
Wednesday 03.11.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Davis took a knock on his bad knee on Saturday playing against his old
team Fulham and had surgery on it this afternoon. The club
website have said that it will see how he responds to it and then
decide what rehabilitation he needs. The midfielder is expected
to be out of action for a month.
Sun claims that Spurs are keen on Chelsea's German central defender
Robert Huth. Newcastle United are also interested in the 20 year
other injury news, Dr. Charlotte Cowie told the Spurs website that
Erik Edman is progressing after his concussion, Thimothee Atouba is
doing well after having ankle ligament trouble and Anthony Gardner
could be in the squad for Saturday's match having overcome some of his
foot niggles. There was no news of Dean Richards' ears though.
NEWS ... Liverpool won 1-0 away at Deportivo La Coruna and
Manchester United beat Sparta Prague 4-1 ...
Tuesday 02.11.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Sousa Silva said he was happy to be on the end of the crosses to score
two goals for the reserves last night and said he is learning more how
Lee Barnard plays and thinks the more they play together the better
their understanding will get.
NEWS ... Celtic beat Shakthar Donetsk 1-0 while Arsenal had a 1-1
draw at home to Panathaniakos (who also missed a penalty) and Chelsea
won 1-0 away at Dynamo Kiev ...
Monday 01.11.2004 (For other Spurs history on this day click
Reserves had a 3-0 won over Chelsea Reserves at Stevenage Borough FC
tonight. For a match report, click here.
Carrick has told the London Evening Standard that the rest of the
players need to ship in with goals and that the team should not rely
on Jermain Defoe to score them all.
NEWS ... Berti Vogts resigned as Scotland manager today ... David
Jones was sacked as manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers today ...