White Hot Lines

November 2008

Sunday  30.11.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham lost 0-1 to Everton at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  Click here for a match report and here for reaction.
  
The Sunday Mirror put out the bizarre claim that Harry Redknapp is ready to sign William Gallas should Arsenal let the defender leave.  What was it that Levy was saying about disruptive influences in the dressing room.  The News of the World pick up on the Stewart Downing transfer story, claiming Tottenham might face competition from Liverpool and Manchester City in the race to sign the 12 million winger, although if Manchester City are seriously involved, then you might as well scrap that story and picture him with a light blue and white scarf.  .
  
Wigan Athletic have been paired with Spurs for a  FA Cup Third Round tie at White Hart Lane to be played on the weekend of 3rd/4th January.
   Tottenham confirmed that Tony Parks has rejoined the club as goalkeeping coach from the FA
.

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  MEHSTG's spin story ... Cristiano Ronaldo is bieng lined up to star in a re-make of Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles" after stopping the ball with his hands in the Manchester derby today.  He will be prefect for the part played by Dom DeLouise, whose famous line is "not in the face, not in tthe face."


Saturday  29.11.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Daily Mirror reckons that Spurs will go for Bordeaux's Argentinian striker Fernando Cavenaghi with a 12 million offer. although yesterday, the player also said he wanted Tottenham to double his salary.  Not sure what he's on at the moment, but there may be some negotiation to go through before a move is on.  The Sun run an unusual story claiming that Tottenham's move for Manchester City's Shaun Wright-Phillips has hit a snag.  The likelihood of this move happening might be slim and it could have escaped the Sun's attention that he cannot play for two teams in the same league in the same season.  The same newspaper pit Spurs against Arsenal (as always seems to be happening these days) for the signing of Fulham central defender Brede Hangeland.

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Friday  28.11.2008   (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 : -  Ledley King and Jermaine Jenas are expected to be back after being rested in mid-week and both Roman Pavlyuchenko and Vedran Corluka are both likely to play after being cup-tied for the UEFA Cup match.  Giovani Dos Santos and Luka Modric are both out and have been joined by Alan Hutton, who needs surgery for his foot injury.
  
EVERTON TEAM NEWS : -  David Moyes will be without James Vaughn (knee), Tony Hibbert (hamstring), Nuno Valente (knee), Steven Pienaar (knee), Louis Saha (hamstring) and Victor Anichebe (hamstring) for Sunday's game at White Hart Lane.

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  MEHSTG's spin story ... Phil Scolari has said that he will return to Brazil if he cannot sort out this country's financial problems ... on, no ... sorry ... he was only joking.


Thursday  27.11.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs beat NEC Nijmegen 1-0 in the UEFA Cup Group D match in Holland tonight.  Click here for a match report.
   The Daily Mirror claims that Harry Redknapp will make a 11 million bid for Middlesbrough's left winger Stewart Downing in the January transfer window.  TeamTalk carry a story about Bordeaux's Argentinian striker Fernando Cavenaghi would be willing to consider a move to Spurs in January should Harry Redknapp go for him.
   Defender Alan Hutton may miss the rest of the season, after it was announced that he will be out for around five months after surgery on his foot injury
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Wednesday  26.11.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Defender Alan Hutton will be out of the side for months after suffering a recurrence of his pre-season foot injury, that will now require surgery.
   The Daily Star claim that Spurs and Arsenal will fight over the signing of 5 million rated Wolverhampton Wanderers and Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey in January.
   TOTTENHAM HOSTPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Roman Pavlyuchenko and Vedran Corluka are both cup-tied
, while Ledley King is likely to be rested and Jermaine Jenas (toe) remains a doubt for the game.  Giovani Dos Santos (ankle), Alan Hutton (foot) and Luka Modric (groin) are definitely out, but youngsters John Bostock, Ryan Mason, Jon Obika, Adam Smith and Yaser Kasim all travel to the game in Holland as part of the squad.
   Reserve striker Andy Barcham has extended his loan spell at Gillingham by another month
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  MEHSTG's spin story ... FIFA want to ban the transfer of under-18s to protect their human rights.  Let's face it, FIFA can hardly be held up as a shining beacon of morality itself can it ??


Tuesday  25.11.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Daily Star reckon that both Arsenal and Tottenham are watching 18-year-old FC Copenhagen defender Mathais Jorgensen, who was in the Denmark side for their friendly with Wales last week for the first time.  The Daily Express think that Spurs might be ready to fight Manchester United for the loan of striker Fraizer Campbell, who they have on loan until the end of the season, while United have been making noises about taking him back to Gold Trafford in January.  Sky Sports website claims that TP Mazembe Tresor Mputu will sign for Marseille turning his back on a move to the Premier League with both Blackburn Rovers and Spurs both said to have had the striker watched.  He was due to come to Tottenham for a trial, but wants to join the French club as they are offering a contract straight away.
   Tottenham's UEFA Cup Group D match against NEC Nijmegen on Thursday will be screened live on ITV4 from 5.30 p.m.

  OTHER NEWS ... Brendan Rodgers has been named as the new manager of Watford ...  ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... The Guardian run a story claiming the Blackburn Rovers defender Martin Olsson, who was sent off on Sunday at White Hart Lane, destroyed almost everything in the dressing room after getting his red card.  Tottenham will be hoping that he gets the same outcome just before the club moves to it's new stadium in 2010, as it could save a considerable amount of money for them.


Monday  24.11.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs Reserves lost 0-2 at home to Stoke City in the FA Premier Reserve League this evening.
  
Reserve keeper David Button has had his loan spell at Grays Athletic extended by another month.
  
Tottenham have been linked with Bayern Munich striker Lukas Podolski, who has demanded a move from the German club after not starting in the first team and Rosenborg midfielder Per Ciljan Skjelbred, although Newcastle United, Bolton Wanderers, Blackburn Rovers, Hull City and Aston Villa are all tracking the 21 year old too.
  
Alan Hutton missed yesterday's match with a recurrence of his foot injury, for which he will have a scan today to determine the extent of the damage.

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Sunday  23.11.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham beat Blackburn Rovers 1-0 at White Hart Lane in the Premier League this afternoon.  For a match report, click here.  For reaction click here.
  
Harry Redknapp is touted in the Sunday People to be ready to make a January transfer window move for either Jussi Jaaskelainen or Newcastle United number two keeper Steve Harper.

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Saturday  22.11.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Alex Ferguson has said that Manchester United may recall striker Fraizer Campbell from his loan spell at Tottenham in January, as they need to give him first team football.
   MEHSTG can announce an offer on the new Spurs book "The Boys From White Hart Lane"
.  Click here for details.

  OTHER NEWS ... Alan Pardew was sacked as Charlton Athletic manager tonight ...  ...


Friday  21.11.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Harry Redknapp revealed today that Spurs are in talks with the FA about taking England junior goalkeeping coach Tony Parks back to White Hart Lane where he started his playing career.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Jermaine Jenas should overcome his toe injury and Ledley King looks ready to pull on his boots again, although Luka Modric (groin) and Giovani Dos Santos (ankle) miss out.  Jonathan Woodgate has been suffering with a virus, but expects to be fit to play alongside King in defence.
   BLACKBURN ROVERS TEAM NEWS : -  Ryan Nelsen looks like he might be fit to play after illness, as does Martin Olssen
.  David Dunn and Vince Grella miss out with shin and hamstring problems, while Stephen Reid's knee injury rules him out.  Benni McCarthy returns after suspension and a family bereavement, but Brett Emerton misses out with a hamstring pull.

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  MEHSTG's spin story ... William Gallas has been stripped of the Arsenal team captaincy and will no doubt be relieved that he no longer has to referee in the dressing room and can now add his views to the discussion at half-time !!


Thursday  20.11.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham have recalled reserve goalkeeper Ben Alnwick from his loan spell at Carlisle United.
   The Daily Express has Spurs as seeking a January deal for West Ham United's Robert Green of a loan move for Manchester United keeper Ben Foster.
  
The Daily Mirror reckon that Spurs will name former 1984 UEFA Cup final hero keeper Tony Parks as their new goalkeeping coach, while the Daily Star reckon Harry Redknapp will return to Portsmouth to bring David Coles in as the specialist keeper coach, although the Daily Express say that Pompey will fight to keep him after losing the manager and assistant manager to Tottenham.
  
Former Spurs winger Wayne Routledge has joined Cardiff City on loan from Aston Villa for two months.
  
For a preview of Sunday's game against Blackburn Rovers, click here.

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  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... William Gallas said today that there have been arguments between Arsenal players in the dressing room at half time in matches, including " a problem" in the 4-4 draw with Spurs at half-time.   The only problem was probably that they were so arrogant at being 3-1 up that they thought they would stroll the second half !!


Wednesday  19.11.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Midfielder Luka Modric will be ruled out of the Tottenham squad for the next two weeks after suffering a torn groin muscle in the game against Fulham at the weekend.
  
Darren Bent played for England tonight in their friendly against Germany in Berlin after coming on as a half-time substitute for Jermain Defoe.
   Didier Zokora was in the Ivory
Coast side that drew 2-2 in Israel in a friendly match today.
   Alan Hutton played for Scotland in a 0-1 friendly match defeat against Argentina at Hampden Park tonight.
   Chris Gunter and Gareth Bale both featured in the 90 minutes of Wales' 1-0 friendly win against Denmark in Copenhagen tonight.

  OTHER NEWS ... Former Portuguese international Paulo Sousa has been named as the new first team coach of QPR ...  ...


Tuesday  18.11.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Goalkeeping coach Hans Leitert has left the club after only four months at White Hart Lane.
  
Jamie O'Hara, Aaron Lennon and Fraizer Campbell all started the England Under-21 2-0 win at Bramall Lane against the Czech Republic Under-21 side, which featured Tomas Pekhart, who was taken off at half-time.  Campbell hit England's first goal, got booked and was substituted in the 69th minute.
   The Daily Mirror claim that Harry Redknapp will make a January move for West Ham United keeper Rob Green, while the Daily Mail says Daniel Levy will be working at Spurs Lodge for three days next week to mastermind a radical overhaul of the club
  
Tottenham's Reserve match away to Arsenal at Barnet FC has been moved from Monday 1st December 2008 to Wednesday 11th February 2009 with a 19:00 kick off.

  OTHER NEWS ... Dario Gradi has assumed first team manager's duties at Crewe Alexandra after taking over from Steve Holland ...  ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... Fabio Capello didn't even have to give Theo Walcott the cold shoulder, as the player managed to do it himself to exclude him from the England squad.


Monday  17.11.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Harry Redknapp is to take a look at Spurs reserve keeper Ben Alnwick in training after he returned from a loan spell at Carlisle United, who would like him back.  However, the Spurs boss wants to see if Alnwick offers a viable option to Heurelho Gomes (one of who's options in the spell-check is "Heave-ho"), who is having a tough time in the first team.
  
The League Cup quarter final tie at Watford will be played on Wednesday 3rd December with a 19:45 kick off.  The game will be covered live on Sky Sports.
  
Tottenham have been drawn at home to Sheffield United in the FA Youth Cup Third Round with the game to be played on Tuesday 2nd December at White Hart Lane, with kick off at 19:00.

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Sunday  16.11.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Daily Star claims that both Spurs and Arsenal are chasing Werder Bremen's Brazilian midfielder Diego, who almost joined Spurs some years ago.  The Sunday Mirror claims the two clubs could also lock horns to try and sign Cardiff City's Welsh international midfielder Joe Ledley in January.  The Sunday People claim that Manchester City have snapped up Portsmouth's midfielder Lassana Diarra, who was linked with a move to Tottenham, although the same paper claims that City and Spurs will be watching Lukas Podolski in the Germany v England friendly this week to run the rule over the Bayern Munich striker, who is looking for a move to England.  Continuing with forward links, the People claim that Spurs are nipping in ahead of the transfer window to arrange a fee for Zamalek's Egyptian international striker Amir Zaki, who is on loan at Wigan Athletic, but they cannot get involved in an auction for the goalscorer.

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Saturday  15.11.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham lost 1-2 away at Fulham this afternoon.  For a match report., click here and reaction will follow.
  
Watford is the destination of Tottenham's League Cup quarter final tie, with the game to be played in the week starting Monday 1st December.
  
Striker Darren Bent is the only Spurs player in the England squad for the friendly with Germany next week.
  
The Under-18 side beat Birmingham City 5-0 at Spurs Lodge with goals from John Bostock, Ryan Mason 2, Jon Obika and Nathan Byrne.

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Friday  14.11.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   TOTTENHAM TEAM NEWS : -  Jermaine Jenas and Heurelho Gomes should both be fit to start tomorrow's game at Fulham, while Ledley King should be back to lead the side.  Giovani Dos Santos is still out injured and Benoit Assou-Ekotto is available again after his one match suspension.
   Rumour in the Guardian claim that Tottenham are looking at Zenit St. Petersburg keeper Vyacheslav Malafeev amid a story that the club are to replace Heurelho Gomes.

  OTHER NEWS ... Swindon Town sack manager Maurice Malpas ...  ...


Thursday  13.11.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs released the plans for their intended new stadium as part of the Northumberland Park Development today.  The ground will be moved approximately metres to the North, with three sides of the ground being built while the current stadium is in place and then the existing North stand will be demolished, while the South stand of the new stadium will be built thus allowing the club to remain at White Hart Lane while construction takes place.  The new development will feature  a large supermarket on the North end of the ground facing Northumberland Park and Paxton Road will disappear, with all the businesses THFC have bought out being relocated with the assistance of Haringey Council.  Some residential development will take place to the South of the new stadium making 500 new units of accommodation available, while there will also be a club museum in the area behind where the existing Superstore is situated in Park Lane along with new offices for the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation. 
The design of the stadium is to be state-of-the-art and provide "maximum spectator experience" with clear sight lines from all seats and one of the companies engaged in the project designed the Coimbra stadium in Portugal (click here for image and here too), which was built for the 2004 European Championships and the City of Manchester Stadium.  For the area around the ground, the company who have been involved in the 55 Baker Street development in London and the St. Paul's Information Centre in the City of London, as well as the Jubilee Campus at the University of Nottingham.  An architect working on the O2 Arena in Greenwich and the 2012 Olympic Stadium has been hired to deal with the technical engineering, transport issues and sustainability, while a company specialising in landscape design has been taken on to deal with the public open areas which will make more space around the new stadium.  In addition improvements to the High Road area will be made as part of the regeneration of the area.
The plans are up for consultation before a panning permission will be lodged with Haringey Council

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  MEHSTG's spin story ... Following last night's incident when Didier Drogba threw a coin into the Burnley supporters after it had been thrown at him, criticism has come his way.  Many people have been disgusted with the amount that players earn these days, when they can throw money back at the crowd rather than when players would pocket it in days of yore.


Wednesday  12.11.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham beat Liverpool 4-2 in the League Cup at White Hart Lane tonight.  For a match report click here and reaction here.
   Spurs are worryingly being linked with a 5 million move in January for hapless Manchester City centre half Richard Dunne in the Daily Mirror, while in the Sun, they say that Tottenham will vie with Sunderland for midfielder Jimmy Bullard if Fulham fail to offer him a new contract.
  
Jamie O'Hara, Aaron Lennon and Fraizer Campbell are all in the England Under-21 squad to face the Czech Republic in a friendly match on Tuesday of next week.  Tom Huddlestone's absence from the squad has raised speculation that he may be in the full squad for their friendly international.
  
For a preview of Saturday's match against Fulham, click here.

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Tuesday  11.11.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Giovani Dos Santos will be out for four weeks with his sprained ankle, but will not need further surgery on the injury.
   The Daily Mirror
reckons that Spurs will be looking at Ghana midfielder Stephen Appiah, who is a free agent, but can expect competition from Arsenal and West Ham United, while the paper also reports that Andrei Arshavin looks set to leave Zenit St. Petersburg in the January transfer window, with Spurs set to renew their interest in the Russian international.
  
Alan Hutton has been named in the Scotland squad for the friendly against Argentina at Hampden Park next Wednesday.
   Former Spurs midfielder Johnny Metgod has been appointed as first team coach at Portsmouth
.
  
Thanks to John Chapman, who pointed out that to tie in with Remembrance Day, BBC 4 are running two programmes on Thursday (13.11.2008) regarding former Spurs player Walter Tull, who died in World War I leading his troops at the Somme.  The first programme (21.00 p.m. ... repeated at 01.30 a.m.) is about his football career and the second about his Army career (10.00 p.m.).
  
For a short preview of tomorrow night's game against Liverpool, click here.
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   A young Spurs XI lost 1-3 to Birmingham City in a friendly today
, with the Tottenham goal coming from David Hutton.

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Monday  10.11.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Midfielder Giovani Dos Santos will undergo an exploratory operation on his ankle tomorrow and then a scan to determine what damage he picked up in a training ground incident last week.
   Spurs are rumoured to be looking at Swindon Town's 21 year old former Reading striker Simon Cox and Fulham and Sheffield United are also interested in the forward, who already has 14 goals this season.  DR Congo striker Tresor Mputu, who plays for TP Mazembe is highly rated and Blackburn Rovers are also said to be looking at the 22 year old, who previously was linked to a move to Arsenal.
   Reserve defender Troy Archibald-Henville has returned to Tottenham after his loan spell at Norwich City ended.

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Sunday  09.11.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham beat Manchester City 2-1 at Eastlands today in the Premier League.  For a match report, click here and reaction will follow
   Former Sporting Director
Damien Comolli has joined former club St. Etienne as Technical Director.

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  MEHSTG's spin story ... In a humorous twist, Manchester City's owners are reported to be ready to sack Mark Hughes and bring in Darren Ferguson ... the son of Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson !!


Saturday  08.11.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Joe Jordan has joined Spurs as First Team coach after leaving Portsmouth.  He links up with Harry Redknapp and Kevin Bond again after working with them at Fratton Park..
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
TEAM NEWS : -  It looks like Jermaine Jenas might be fit for tomorrow's game at Manchester City after all.  His toe injury has improved and he may make a return to the side at Eastlands.
   For a preview of the Manchester City match, click here
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The Under-18 team beat Watford 4-0 in the Premier Academy League, with goals from an own goal, a Ryan Mason penalty, Paul-Jose M'poko and Jon Obika.

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Friday  07.11.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Times have reported that Juande Ramos will receive 1.7 million in compensation after his sacking from Tottenham - a sum approximately 50% of his annual salary.  Meanwhile, the Sun claim that Harry Redknapp will battle with Phil Scolari to take Michael Owen from Newcastle United for 5 million rather than allow him to go to Stamford Bridge
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Jermaine Jenas might not make the squad as his toe injury still troubles him and Giovani Dos Santos is definitely out with an ankle problem
.  Available again are those who missed the mid-week UEFA Cup match - Jamie O'Hara through suspension and Vedran Corluka and Roman Pavlyuchenko (both cup-tied).  Michael Dawson has now completed his Premier League ban and can come into contention, while Ledley King might be fit for selection.
   MANCHESTER CITY TEAM NEWS : - 
Benjani is looking for a return to the side after a goal-scoring return in the UEFA Cup, while Vincent Kompany will not take part, as he is suspended after five bookings.  Long term injuries rule out Michael Johnson, Valeri Bojinov, Darius Vassell and Martin Petrov
   Portsmouth assistant coach Joe Jordan has quit his post at Portsmouth after deciding he did not want to stay on under Tony Adams at Fratton Park
.  Speculation is rife that he will join up with former boss Harry Redknapp at Spurs.

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  MEHSTG's spin story ... Arsene Wenger has said he will not quit ... messing about with Arsenal's chance so winning anything this season !!


Thursday  06.11.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham beat Dinamo Zagreb 4-0 tonight in a UEFA Cup group D match at White Hart Lane.  For a match report, click here and reaction will follow.
   History in the making.  John Bostock's substitute appearance made him the youngest player to take to the field in a Spurs shirt in a competitive match. 
John was just 16 years and 295 days old, when he entered the play in the 80th minute.
   The BBC Sport website reports that Bordeaux striker
Marouane Chamakh hopes to move to either Arsenal or Tottenham.  The Daily Mail says that Harry Redknapp might return to his old club to poach goalkeeping guru David Coles, who is a coach there.
   Former Spurs manager Keith Burkinshaw has been appointed a temporary coach at Watford in the wake of manager Aidy
Boothroyd's sacking.

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  MEHSTG's spin story ... West Ham United owner Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson is considering selling up the Irons as the club have lost their shirt sponsors who went bust, they may be faced with huge compensation claims from Sheffield United over last season's Tevez affair and now his very own company - Samson Holdings - has collapsed.  He knew that he shouldn't have had that haircut and adopted the nickname "Lucky."

  MEHSTG's spin story 2 ... suspended referee Mark Clattenburg's ex-girlfriend has trashed his 40,000 Porsche.  Clattenburg was reported to have said that she had "overstepped the line this time," but as he was not up in the right position, he could not spot that fact that she had crossed it by some margin !!


Wednesday  05.11.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Former striker Les Ferdinand returned to Spurs today as a part-time strikers consultant, as Harry Redknapp fills out his backroom staff.
  
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  b' toe injury might rule him out of the UEFA Cup tie against Dinamo Zagreb, while Giovani Dos Santos has an ankle injury that he got in training and has put him out of the tie.  Ledley King is not likely to be risked in the competition this time and both Vedran Corluka and Roman Pavlyuchenko are cup tied, while Jamie O'Hara is suspended.  A young squad is assembled for the match including Andy Barcham, John Bostock and Dean Parrett.
   Harry Redknapp is being linked with a move for Newcastle United goalkeeper Shay Given in the January transfer window. 
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16 year old goalkeeper Sean McDermott who trained with Spurs, Manchester United, Reading and Falkirk will join Arsenal next year form Norwegian club Vag.

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Tuesday  04.11.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Daily Mirror claim that West Bromwich Albion are set to offer 2 million for Spurs midfielder Adel Taarabt.

  OTHER NEWS ... Huddersfield Town sack manager Stan Ternent ...  ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... Rumours in some sources claim that Robbie Savage is set to go to Beirut to play football.  That should unite both sides for once !!


Monday  03.11.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Charlie Daniels scored twice to give Spurs Reserves a 2-0 win over West Ham United reserves at Brisbane Road tonight.
  
Alan Hansen has called Heurelho Gomes "probably one of the worst (goalkeepers) he has ever seen" in the Daily Telegraph.

  OTHER NEWS ... Watford have parted company with manager Aidy Boothroyd by mutual consent ... Carlisle United have parted company with manager John Ward by mutual consent ...


Sunday  02.11.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham were today linked with a move to bring Robbie Keane back to White Hart Lane in the summer, according to the News of the World.  Spurs will have to battle against Bolton Wanderers and Everton to sign Cardiff City's Welsh international Joe Ledley, who is being priced at 8 million, while Daily Star SUnday reckons that if Harry can't sign Jermain Defoe in January, then he will turn to Wigan Athletic's on loan striker Amir Zaki or Everton's Nigerian forward Yakubu.
  
Daniel Levy has told the News of the World that there was no way the club could keep Dimitar Berbatov after he refused to play in two matches and started to breed discontent among the squad about new manager Juande Ramos.  Levy conceded that players wield a vast amount of power now and if they take against a manager, then they can get him removed from post and following murmurings about the Spanish Head Coach, he felt that he had to act to restore faith in the management regime at the club.  Apparently, one of the first things Harry Redknapp did on his appointment as manager was to reinstate tomato ketchup on the Spurs Lodge dinner tables and also spoke individually with each player, which is something that the previous regime had not been doing.
   Various papers today claim that Harry Redknapp is on a big bonus (4 million in the Sunday Mirror and 1 million in the NotW)
to keep Tottenham in the Premier League, while he will be on 250,000 to win the League Cup and 500,000 to win the FA Cup.  This is in addition to his 3 million a year salary.

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Saturday  01.11.2008   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham beat Liverpool 2-1 at home in the Premier League this evening.  Click here for a match report.  Reaction to follow.
   The Independent claims Harry Redknapp will keep faith with under-fire goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, but over at the Daily Mirror claim that Spurs are keen to sign Welsh goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey from Wolverhampton Wanderers, with the player unhappy at being kept out of his club side. 
Pretty soon, we will have most of the Welsh defence, with that nation sitting in 61st position in FIFA's world rankings.

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