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November 2015

This page gives you a diary of events as they have happened at the club. 
News of 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 30.11.15
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   Tottenham's Under-21s beat Middlesbrough 2-1 away in the FA Premier U21 Academy League today, with Shaquile Coulthirst and Anton Walkes netting for Spurs.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Sunday 29.11.15
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   Tottenham drew 0-0 with Chelsea at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  Click here for a match report.
   The Daily Star on Sunday reckons Spurs are willing to offer Andros Townsend and cash to make up GBP 25 million to secure the services of Saido Berahino from West Bromwich Albion.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Saturday 28.11.15
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Dele Alli misses the game after picking up five bookings, while Alex Pritchard (ankle), Nacer Chadli (ankle) and Nabil Bentaleb (ankle) all miss out too.  Erik Lamela has overcome his groin injury and will be available.
   CHELSEA TEAM NEWS : -  Ramires will be assessed on Sunday following a muscle injury in Israel on Wednesday, while Cesc Fabregas looks like recovering from a toe injury.  There was an injury blow for Spurs, when it was revealed that John Terry would miss the match with an ankle injury.
   Tottenham Under-18s lost 2-3 at home to Aston Villa this afternoon, with the Tottenham goals coming from Aramide Oteh and an own goal.
   Spurs were among a number of clubs at Anfield on Thursday to watch Bordeaux's Senegal midfielder Henri Saivet.


   OTHER NEWS ... manager Dean Saunders has been sacked by Chesterfield ... 

Friday 27.11.15
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   Following yesterday's news that Chelsea were interested in Harry Kane, it seems they now want Mousa Dembele as well.  Funny how that Mourinho has no sympathy for Tottenham but wants all our players !! 


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Thursday 26.11.15
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   Tottenham beat Qarabag 1-0 in Baku tonight in the Europa League Group K.  For a match report click here.
   Spurs and West Ham United are interested in a January move for Torino defender Nikola Maksimovic, Chelsea are trying to unsettle Harry Kane before Sunday's match with Tottenham by expressing news paper interest in signing him and Newcastle United want to sign Andros Townsend.


   OTHER NEWS ... Colchester United have parted with manager Tony Humes by mutual consent ... 

Wednesday 25.11.15
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   Spurs are today mostly lined with Nils Bouekou of Auxerre, a 20 year old right winger.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : - The squad travelling to Azerbaijan for the Europa League tie with Qarabag is missing Danny Rose, Kyle Walker and Mousa Dembele, but includes Shayon Harrison and Cameron Carter-VickersNabil Bentaleb is still suffering an ankle injury from international duty with Algeria, while Nacer Chadli (ankle), Alex Pritchard (ankle) and Erik Lamela (groin) will all miss the trip too.
   Under-21 centre half Christian Maghoma is set to join Yeovil Town on loan, following in the footsteps of a number of players who made it to the Spurs first team, while Kenneth McEvoy has joined York City on loan until January.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Tuesday 24.11.15
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   Spurs are being linked with a move for 26 year old Zenit St. Petersburg's Belgian international midfielder Axel Witsel for about GBP 18 million, while Sebastian Giovinco will be staying with Toronto FC despite rumours linking him with a move to N17.  Other striking targets include Basel's 23 year old Swiss international Breel Embolo, who also interest Juventus, Corinthians' Alexandre Pato and Fiorentina's Khouma Babacar according to the internet.


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Monday 23.11.15
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   A Spurs XI lost 1-4 to Brentford in a friendly at Hotspur Way today, with the Spurs goal scored by Harry Winks.
   Spurs are being linked, along with a number of other European clubs, to 19 year old Partizan Belgrade winger Andrija Zivkovic, dubbed the "Serbian Messi" !!   Also, it is widely reported that Alexandre Pato's agent is in talks with Spurs about a move for his client in the January transfer window.


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   MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Sepp Blatter said he nearly died when he had a panic attack recently.  Would you believe anything he said ?.

Sunday 22.11.15
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   Tottenham beat West Ham United 4-1 at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  For a match report click here.
   Tottenham have been linked with a move for Corinthians and Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato should they fail to bring in Saido Berahino from West Bromwich Albion in January in the Daily Star on Sunday, while Spurs scouts were in attendance at Cheltenham Town to watch their young forward Luke Thomas and the scouts were busy as they were at Nice v Olympique Lyonnais on Friday too, but the media are not sure who they might have been watching.  The club are also said to be tracking Mainz's Turkish 23 year old attacking midfielder Yunus Malli, who might be available for GBP 7 million.
   Former Spurs assistant manager and full back Chris Hughton has led Brighton & Hove Albion to a run of 18 league games unbeaten, which is a new club record.


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Saturday 21.11.15
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Nabil Bentaleb is out with an ankle injury picked up on international duty this week, while Erik Lamela is out suspended for getting five bookings and Nacer Chadli is still ruled out with his own ankle knock.  Andros Townsend is restored to the squad after his club suspension.
   Tottenham's Under-18s beat Southampton 2-1 at Hotspur Way in the FA Premier Academy Under-18 League this morning.  An own goal and one from Nick Tsaroulla won the match for Spurs.


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Friday 20.11.15
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   Chelsea are supposed to be interested in Danny Rose once more.
   Tottenham have appointed Mace as Construction Partners for the new stadium.  The company have been involved in the building of the Shard, Birmingham New Street station and the Olympic Stadium at Stratford.
   Trains will not be running to Tottenham Hale and Northumberland Park stations on Sunday for the game against West Ham United.
   Teddy Sheringham has called upon his old club again by loaning goalkeeper Harry Voss from Spurs for Stevenage for one month.
   The FA Youth Cup Third Round tie at home to Rotherham United will take place at Stevenage FC on Wednesday 2nd December with a 19.00 kick off.


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Thursday 19.11.15
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   Spurs transfer target Sofiane Boufal of Lille said he will only leave the club for Champions League football, which means Tottenham will need a top four finish this season, but we are also in for 18 years old Bologna midfielder Amadou Diawara.  As well as Chelsea, Internazionale, Juventus and Schalke 04.  According to TalkSport, Arsenal and Tottenham will be beaten to the signing of AS Roma 24 year old full back Alessandro Florenzi by Barcelona.
   Dele Alli is all over the news with stories about how Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea passed over signing the midfielder and also that Spurs might double his wages by offering him a new contract.


   OTHER NEWS ... All Premier League matches this weekend will have the French National anthem played before kick off as a tribute to those who were killed in the Paris atrocities last Friday ... 

Wednesday 18.11.15
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   The news today contained Hugo Lloris' thank you to England fans for the solidarity they showed at last night's Wembley friendly with France. 
   On the transfer front, Chelsea appear to be sneaking a look at our Christmas present list and are to make moves for Saido Berahino and Valencia winger Sofaine Feghouli.  Meanwhile Milos Veljkovic looks set to leave for Germany or Serbia, as he will not be signing a new deal with Spurs according to reports.  Incoming could be Zenit St. Petersburg's Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel for GBP 21 million though.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Tuesday 17.11.15
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   Eric Dier played all 90 minutes of England's 2-0 Wembley friendly against France in a match that showed solidarity with the opponents after Friday's atrocities in Paris.  Dele Alli was Man of the Match, played 88 minutes and scored the opening goal, Harry Kane played 80 minutes, while Kyle Walker and Ryan Mason were unused substitutes.  Hugo Lloris captained France and played the whole match.  Meanwhile, in Copenhagen, Christian Eriksen played the 90 minutes of Denmark's 2-2 draw with Sweden in the Euro 2016 play-off that saw Sweden progress tor the finals 4-3 on aggregate.  In Laos, Heung-Min Son scored twice in South Korea's 5-0 win in a World Cup 2018 qualifier.  Kevin Wimmer was an unused substitute in Austria's 1-2 home friendly defeat by Switzerland and DeAndre Yedlin played all of USA's 0-0 draw in Trinidad & Tobago in their World Cup qualifier, while also in World Cup qualifying, Clinton N'Jie played 69 minutes of Cameroon's 0-0 home draw with Niger and Nabil Bentaleb was in the Algeria team at kick off and completed 36 minutes before being substituted in their World Cup match against Tanzania, which they won 7-0.


   OTHER NEWS ... The Germany v Holland friendly in Hannover was cancelled tonight when the stadium was cleared just prior to kick off as there had been a terrorist threat ... 

Monday 16.11.15
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   Midfielder Ryan Mason has been called into the England squad to replace an injured player for tomorrow's friendly against France at Wembley.
   Harry Winks and Shayon Harrison trained with the full England squad at Hotspur Way today, ahead of tomorrow's friendly at Wembley against France.  The two Spurs youngsters were called in to make up the numbers in training with some senior players unable to train.
   Spurs are being linked with moves for AC Milan midfielder Keizuke Honda, who would jump at the chance of joining the club and Alexandre Pato from Corinthians of Brazil.  Additionally, there are stories saying that Spurs will make a January move for Juventus striker Simone Zaza, who looks set to leave the Italian clu


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Sunday 15.11.15
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   The Daily Star Sunday claims that Tottenham are considering a 7m move for 26 year old Dynamo Kiev defender Domagoj Vida.  While any deal for Nigerian teenager Victor Osimhen is not yet sealed, reports have Spurs watching another Young Eagle - 16 year old striker Funsho Bamgboye - but Manchester City, Liverpool and
   Josh Onomah scored for England Under-19s in their 5-1 friendly victory over Japan at the Manchester City Academy today.  Kyle-Walker Peters was an unused substitute.
   According to the Daily Record, Harry Redknapp is promising Raith Rovers that he will have a word with Mauricio Pochettino to get a striker to go to the Scottish club on loan.
   The news broke today of Warren Mitchell's passing.  He was a loyal and fervent Tottenham supporter and was a familiar face at White Hart Lane.  Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this sad time.


   OTHER NEWS ... Paul Lambert has been appointed as the new manager of Blackburn Rovers. ... 

Saturday 14.11.15
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   Christian Eriksen played all of Denmark's 1-2 away defeat by Sweden in their Euro 2016 play off tonight, while Erik Lamela entered play from the bench in the 81st minute, as Argentina drew 1-1 at home with Brazil in a World Cup qualifier.  Nabil Bentaleb was a substitute and played the second half for Algeria in their 2-2 away draw with Tanzania in a World Cup qualifier and DeAndre Yedlin was in the US side for the whole game as they beat St. Vincent & Grenadines 6-1 in a World Cup 2018 qualifying match.
   Fulham Under-18s beat Spurs 5-3 at Motspur Park in the Barclays Academy Under-18 league this afternoon.  Tottenham's goals were scored by Keenan Bennetts, Christian Maghoma and Marcus Edwards.


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Friday 13.11.15
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   Clinton N'Jie played 64 minutes as Cameroon beat Niger 3-0 in a World Cup 2018 qualifying match, while Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld played the whole of Belgium's 3-1 home friendly victory over Italy, with Vertonghen grabbing one of the goals.  Mousa Dembele was an unused Belgian substitute.  Wales lost 2-3 at home to Holland in a friendly with Ben Davies playing all 90 minutes, England lost a friendly 0-2 in Alicante to Spain, with Harry Kane and Kyle Walker starting and playing 90 minutes and both Dele Alli and Eric Dier coming off the bench in the 63rd minute, with Dier making his England debut.  Hugo Lloris captained France to a 2-0 win in a friendly against Germany in Paris that was overshadowed by a number of terrorist incidents in the city that led to over 100 people being killed.  Our thoughts are with their families and friends at this sad time.
   Tottenham's home Premier League match against Sunderland has been moved for live coverage on BT Sport.  The game is still on Saturday 16th January 2016, but will now kick off at 12.45.
   Spurs Under-18s have been drawn to play Rotherham United in the FA Youth Cup at home.  No date has yet been arranged for the tie.
   Tottenham are keen to bring in Fulham striker Moussa Dembele, with the player reported not to be happy at Craven Cottage.


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Thursday 12.11.15
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   Marton Fulop, the Spurs reserve keeper, died today.  He had suffered a tumour on his arm that was removed in 2013, but he did not resume his career and passed away at the very young age of 32.  MEHSTG sends its condolences to his family and friends.
   Heung-Min Son played 27minutes as a subsitute for South Korea as they recorded a 4-0 World Cup qualifying win against Myanmar.


   OTHER NEWS ... Shaun Derry has been given the job of managing Cambridge United ... 

Wednesday 11.11.15
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   Moussa Dembele of Fulham is a target for Spurs, with the forward having contract talks which have broken down.  Internazionale are said to be interested in Jan Vertonghen, but Spurs have told them to back off, while another contract dispute might be moving Saido Berahino closer to a move to Tottenham according to the Daily Mail.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Tuesday 10.11.15
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   Ayoze Perez is again linked with a move to Spurs, Arsenal or Manchester United and then Spurs are also supposed to be monitoring Burnley striker Andre Gray, who only joined them in the summer from Brentford.
   Tottenham Under-21s have had their away Premier League Academy Under-21 league fixture with Middlesbrough re-arranged and it will take place on Monday 30th November with a Noon kick off at the club's training ground at Rockcliffe Park, Hurworth, Darlington.


   OTHER NEWS ... Gary Bowyer was sacked as manager of Blackburn Rovers today ... 

Monday 09.11.15
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   Mostly, all the news was follow ups to yesterday's draw at Arsenal.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Sunday 08.11.15
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   Tottenham drew 1-1 with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon.  Click here for a match report.
   Spurs recently sent a scout to watch the 23 year old Rennes and Cameroon winger Paul-Georges Ntep, with reports indicating that the club are ready to sign up 16 year old Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen of Ultimate Strikers Academy.


   OTHER NEWS ... Kit Symons was sacked as Fulham manager today ... 

Saturday 07.11.15
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Spurs hope Danny Rose will overcome a dead leg to play in the game at Arsenal tomorrow, with Heung-Min Son also fit to be included in the squad.  Nabil Bentaleb is still not match fit, with Nacer Chadli and Alex Pritchard missing with ankle injuries.  Andros Townsend will not be available after a club suspension for breach of discipline.
   ARSENAL TEAM NEWS : -  Arsenal have a lot of injuries and will not be able to put out a full strength team.  Jack Wilshire is always injured (or so it appears).
 
 Tottenham's Under-18s beat West Ham United 2-1 at Hotspur Way with the goals scored by Jon Dinzeyi and Jaden Brown.


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Friday 06.11.15
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   Quiet news day with little more than reactions to last night's win over Anderlecht.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Thursday 05.11.15
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   Tottenham beat Anderlecht 2-1 at White Hart Lane in the Europa League tonight.  For a match report, click here.
   Kyle Walker, Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Eric Dier have been included in the England squad for the friendlies against Spain and France next week.
   Andros Townsend is being tipped to leave Spurs in the January transfer window and the clubs interested in him are Leicester City, Crystal Palace, Swansea City, West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United according to various reports today.
   Former Spurs coach Chris Ramsey was today sacked as manager of Queens Park Rangers.


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Wednesday 04.11.15
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Andros Townsend will not be part of the match-day squad for the visit of Anderlecht in the Europa League after he has been dropped by Mauricio Pochettino for his after-match argument with fitness coach Nathan Gardiner following the win over Aston Villa on Monday.  Heung-Min Son could play some part of the match after returning to training, but Alex Pritchard (ankle), Nacer Chadli (ankle) and Nabil Bentaleb (lacking match fitness) are all out.  Danny Rose (dead leg) and Clinton N'Jie (hamstring) are doubtful for the game at White Hart Lane.
   For a preview of the visit by Anderlecht in the Europa League tomorrow night, click here.
   Spurs are said to be offering a further trial to Ebbsfleet United's 17 year old striker Shilow Tracey, with a view to signing him up on a permanent deal, but he may have to wait his opportunity in the first team, with the club being linked with a move for Internazionale goal-scorer and captain Mauro Icardi.  Tottenham are also said to be interested in Sporting Lisbon's Algerian striker Islam Slimani, but may be priced out of the running, as the Portuguese club want GBP 28.4 million, which West Ham United appear willing to pay.  Probably with the tax payer's help.
   It appears that Andros Townsend has a 'camp' and they are not happy about Tottenham going public with his attack on Nathan Gardiner - the fitness coach - after Monday night's game against Aston Villa according to the Daily Mirror.  It appears that the story broke last night with photos hitting the press websites and not through the Spurs official site.  He needs to be careful, as people with 'camps' and an 'attitude' have been quickly out the door at the club.


   OTHER NEWS ... Huddersfield Town have sacked Chris Powell as their manager ... Jackie McNamara has been named as the new manager of York City ... 

Tuesday 03.11.15
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   Tottenham are once again linked with Anderlecht's Honduran winger Andy Najar, ahead of the meeting with the Belgian side on Thursday.
   Spurs Under-21s beat Schalke 04 3-1 at Stevenage FC tonight in the Premier League, with goals from Luke Amos and Shayon Harrison 2 (1p).


   OTHER NEWS ... Martin Ling has been announced as the new manager of Swindon Town ... 


   MEHSTG's spin story ... .

Monday 02.11.15
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   Tottenham beat Aston Villa 3-1 at White Hart Lane tonight.  For a match report click here.
   Andros Townsend was caught on camera having a disagreement with fitness coach Nathan Gardiner in the post match warm-down after tonight's match against Aston Villa.  Some views on this on the internet consider that Townsend may be sent on his way during the January transfer window.


   OTHER NEWS ... Richard Money was sacked as manager of Cambridge United today ... Aston Villa named Remi Garde as their new manager ...

   CRIME WATCH ... Jose Mourniho was given a one match stadium ban and a GBP40,000 fine today for his behaviour at the recent Chelsea game at West Ham United.  This is separate to the one match stadium ban which is suspended after a previous incident ... 


   MEHSTG's spin story ... .

Sunday 01.11.15
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   The latest big club linked with an interest in Harry Kane in January is Bayern Munich according to today's press, but this is sheer speculation.  Spurs are rumoured to be looking at offering Christian Eriksen a new deal to keep him at the club.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Nabil Bentaleb (ankle), Nacer Chadli (ankle), Alex Pritchard (ankle) and Heung-Min Son (foot) are all unavailable for Spurs for the meeting with Aston Villa tomorrow.
   ASTON VILLA TEAM NEWS : -  Micah Richards could be suspended for the match at White Hart Lane after accepting an FA charge following their recent game with Swansea City that finished in a tunnel bust-up, while Joleon Lescott could return in his place.
   For a preview of Monday's match with Aston Villa, click here.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

 

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