White Hot Lines  

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 !!

 

Friday 30.11.18
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TEAM NEWS : -  Danny Rose is fit and ready to return to the side, with Kieran Trippier also keen to start after overcoming his groin injury, but he may not be up for selection just yet.  Victor Wanyama, Mousa Dembele and Davinson Sanchez are all progressing with their rehabilitation after injury.  Dele Alli carried a knock over from Wednesday's win over Internazionale, but should shake it off.
Spurs announce their first "fan Familiarisation" test event on Sunday December 16th, but it will be restricted to 6,000 winners of a ballot and will allow fans to move through the South Stand only.


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Thursday 29.11.18
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Apart from a certain football match on Sunday, Spurs and Arsenal will battle for the signing of Hoffenheim midfielder Nadiem Amiri, 22, next summer.  Real Madris's interest in Christian Eriksen will bring Spurs GBP220 million if the player decides to leave, as that is the price the club have set should anyone want to buy him.  Internazionale and Juventus are both keen on Mousa Dembele.  Tottenham and Manchester City are both interested in the January signing of 21 year old Toulouse forward Adil Taoui.  Reports that Isco has fallen out with new Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari are linking Tottenham with a move for the 26 year old Spanish international.
The Daily Mirror reports that Daniel Levy's car was broken into in the Sainsbury's car park in Northumberland Park, as he had to park there while the ground is being finished.  His was one of seven club officials' cars that were stolen from.  There are rumours that a test event may be held at the new stadium on December 16th in readiness for receiving the full safety certificate from Haringey Council.


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Wednesday 28.11.18
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Tottenham beat Internazionale 1-0 at Wembley in the Champions League tonight.  Click here for a match report.
Our Under-19s lost out 2-4 to Internazionale in the UEFA Youth Cup at Hotspur Way this afternoon, with Spurs scoring through Troy Parrott and Jack Roles.
Former Spurs striker Robbie Keane announced that he was retiring from playing, after being named as part of new Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy's backroom staff.


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Tuesday 27.11.18
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TEAM NEWS :-  Danny Rose could join Jan Vertonghen back in the Spurs squad for the visit of InternazionaleHugo Lloris is back after being suspended  Kieran Trippier, Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama are still out injured, while Juan Foyth and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou are not members of the registered squad for the tournament.  For a preview of the match, click here.
Former Tottenham defender Sol Campbell has been given the chance to build a managerial career form the bottom, having taken over at Macclesfield Town, who sit below everyone in League Two.


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Monday 26.11.18
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Spurs could be ready to make a GBP40 million bid for Napoli's Brazilian midfielder Allan it is reported today.  Bayern Munich are keen on signing Heung-Min Son and Tottenham are looking at Real Sociedad defender Diego Llorente.
Tottenham's wage bill for this season has been revealed as the sixth highest in the Premier League.  Thesalaries cost the club GBP3,515,778, which is some GBP3 million behind Manchester United


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Sunday 25.11.18
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Little fresh Tottenham news today, butt here was a lot of positive reaction to yesterday's win over Chelsea, while Mauricio Pochettino said the team have to be humble, perhaps remembering the games after beating Manchester United earlier in the season.


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Saturday 24.11.18
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Tottenham beat Chelsea 3-1 at Wembley tonight.  For a match report click here.
Our Under-18s won 3-2 against Arsenal at Hotspur Way thanks to goals from Jubril Okedina, Rayan Clarke and Harvey White.


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Friday 23.11.18
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The Under-23s drew 1-1 away from home against Chelsea at Aldershot FC tonight, with Jack Roles scoring the Tottenham goal.
For a preview of tomorrow's match with Chelsea, click here.


   OTHER NEWS ... Neal Ardley has been announced as the new manager of Notts County ... 

Thursday 22.11.18
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SPURS TEAM NEWS : -  Jan Vertonghen is back in full training after his hamstring injury, although a similar injury will rule Davinson Sanchez out until the New Year.  Danny Rose and Kieran Trippier will both be sidelined by their respective groin injuries. 
Former Spurs striker Les Ferdinand has turned down the opportunity to be interviewed for the FA's Technical Director post.
Leeds United are said to be interested in buying Fernando Llorente in the January transfer window for GBP4 million.


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Wednesday 21.11.18
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Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain are set to battle it out for what they claim is a GBP40 million rated midfielder in Christian Eriksen.  I think he might be worth a bit more than that !  Spurs are reportedly interest in 23 year old Lille striker Nicholas Pepe, along with Arsenal.


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Tuesday 20.11.18
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Spurs are hoping to beat Arsenal to the January signing of Espanyolís 23 year old Spanish centre-back Mario Hermoso; Spurs, Southampton and Manchester City are interested in Sunderland's 19 year old striker Josh Maja, while the club are also reported as watching.Genk's 6' 4" tall, Norwegian midfielder Sander Berge, who is 20 years old.  Also in Belgium, Gent's Georgian 19 year old midfielder Giorgi Chakvetadze is a target for Tottenham, who might use him as Christian Eriksen's replacement, should he lave and is yet to begin contract talks amid rumours of \Real M\drid making a January move for the Danish international.   Paulo Gazzaniga came off the bench as a 59th minute substitute to make his Argentina debut in their 2-0 friendly win over Mexico and Erik Lamela played 59 minutes of the match, while Juan Foyth was not called upon from the bench.
Cameron Carter-Vickers played all of the US National side's 0-1 defeat by Italy in a friendly played in Genk, Belgium, while Hugo Lloris was in goal for France in a 1-0 friendly win over Uruguay and Moussa Sissoko came on as a 93rd minute substitute.  Kyle-Walker Peters played 71 minutes of England Under-21s' 5-1 away win against Denmark this evening in a friendly.


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Monday 19.11.18
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Christian Eriksen played the first 45 minutes of Denmark's 0-0 Nations League draw with the Republic of Ireland in Aarhus tonight.
Spurs have announced that Fan Liaison Officer Jonathan Waite died suddenly yesterday.  Our condolences go out to his family and friends.
Former Spurs midfielder Paul Gascoigne has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman on a train in Yorkshire in August this year.
Tottenham are reported to be keen on signing 20 year old Croatian international and Wolfsburg winger Josip Brekalo, while also setting their sights on bringing Borussia Dortmund's American international midfielder Christian Pulisic to White Hart Lane in January.


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Sunday 18.11.18
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Eric Dier and Harry Kane played all of England's 2-1 Nations League win over Croatia at Wembley this afternoon, with the Spurs striker scoring the winning goal that sees them promoted to the top tier of European football.  Dele Alli came off the bench in the 63rd minute and Harry Winks was an unused substitute.  Toby Alderweireld was on the pitch for the whole embarrassing 90 minutes, as Belgium surrendered a 2-1 lead to lose 2-5 to Switzerland and miss out on promotion from their group. 
Atletico Mineiro talent Bruno Roberto is a target for Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Spurs, with other clubs keenly looking at the 18 year old forward.  Scouts from Arsenal and Spurs were reportedly at Wembley to run the rule over Croatia's goalkeeper - 28 year old 6' 7" tall Gent keeper Lovre Kalinic.  The Spanish press claim Liverpool and Spurs are both assessing Real Sociedad centre-back Diego Llorente, with the 25 year old former Real Madrid player set to leave the La Liga club.


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Saturday 17.11.18
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Juan Foyth was man of the match as he completed his international debut for Argentina in a 2-0 friendly win today.  Erik Lamela came on as an 86th minute substitute and Paulo Gazzaniga was an unused substitute.
Tottenham are reportedly watching 22 year old Brentford striker Ollie Watkins.
Former Spurs midfielder Jim Iley passed away today aged 82.  Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.


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Friday 16.11.18
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Spurs and Arsenal are reported to be having talks in London with a representative from Sampdoria about the transfer of Danish central defender Joachim Andersen.
Christian Eriksen starred in Denmark's 2-1 win over Wales in Cardiff tonight in the Nations League..  Ben Davies was an unused substitute for Wales.  Hugo Lloris kept Holland down to a 2-0 win over France in Rotterdam in the same competition, with Moussa Sissoko being used as a 65th minute substitute for the French side.


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Thursday 15.11.18
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England beat the US National team at Wembley tonight in a friendly, with Dele Alli and Harry Winks starting, playing 58 and 70 minutes respectively, while Eric Dier was used form the bench in the 58th minute.  Harry Kane was an unused substitute, while Cameron Carter-Vickers stayed on the bench for the US.
Toby Alderweireld was in Belgium's side for all of the 2-0 away win over Iceland in the Nations League tonight.
Kyle Walker-Peters played all of England Under-21s 2-1 win in Italy in a friendly.
Today Spurs have been linked with Napoli midfielder Amadou Diawara, Cagliariís 20 year old midfielder Nicolo Barella and Manchester UNited defender Eric Bailly.


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Wednesday 14.11.18
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Not a lot of solid news in international week, with retreads nof transfer stories since the weekend and players talking ahead of their friendlies or Nations League games


   OTHER NEWS ... Fulham sacked Slavisa Jokanovic and replaced him with Claudio Ranieri today ... 

Tuesday 13.11.18
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Tottenham's Under-21s lost 2-3 to Portsmouth at Fratton Park tonight in an EFL Trophy group match tonight.  Harvey White and Jamie Bowden were the Spurs goal-scorers.
Kieran Trippier has had to withdraw from the England senior squad with a groin injury, while Josh Onomah has pulled out of the England Under-21 squad, being coached by Sol Campbell.
Spurs are being linked with a move for Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez, a 22 year old Uruguayan with a GBP44.5 million release clause in his contract, while they are also said to be interested in a move for 17 year old Vilius Piliukaitis, who is on loan at Blackburn Rovers from FK Panevezys of Lithuania.  There are also reports that the club are keen on Red Bull Salzburg's 20 year old Malian international midfielder Amadou Haidara and  Cagliari central midfielder Nico Barella, with the 21 year old reputed to be priced at GBP35 million. 


   OTHER NEWS ... Richie Wellens was announced as the new manager of Swindon Town today ... Harry Kewell left Notts County as their manager today  ...

Monday 12.11.18
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Worrying story of the day is that both Spurs and Arsenal are said to be watching the situation of Phil Jones at Manchester United, who rumours claim are ready to let him leave.
Moussa.Sissoko has been called up into the French squad for their friendlies next week.


   OTHER NEWS ... Shrewsbury Town sacked their manager John Askey today ... Neal Ardley has left his post as manager of AFC Wimbledon by mutual consent  ...

Sunday 11.11.18
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The club have been granted permission to play their "home" games at Wembley indefinitely until the new stadium is completed.  The capacity will be capped at.51,00, although the stadium will make an application to Brent Council to increase the attendance for some games.  Tottenham will make a further announcement about the progress with the new stadium in December.
Tottenham have announced that Non-Executive Director Kevan Watts has died.  Our condolences go out to his family and friends..


   OTHER NEWS ... Swindon Town sacked their manager Phil Brown today  ... 

Saturday 10.11.18
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Tottenham beat Crystal Palace 1-0 at Selhurst Park this evening.  Click here for a match report.
Spurs Under-18s beat Swansea City 3-1 at Hotspur Way this morning in the League Cup, with the goals coming from Rayan Clarke, Troy Parrott and Dilan Markanday.


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Friday 09.11.18
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Kyle Walker-Peters and Josh Onomah have been included in the England Under-21 squad for their friendlies against Italy and Denmark against next week.
Paulo Gazzaniga has been called up into the Argentina squad for the first time for two friendlies against Mexico next week, joining Juan Foyth and Erik Lamela already having been named for the matches.
Tottenham announced the passing away of former centre-half Roger Hoy.  MEHSTG sends its sympathy to all his family and friends.
Our Under-18s have been drawn to play Millwall away in the Third Round of the FA Youth Cup, with the game to be played by 15th December.
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or a preview of tomorrow's match away at Crystal Palace, click here


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Thursday 08.11.18
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TEAM NEWS : - .Mousa Dembele will probably not play again before the turn of the year after injuring ankle ligaments at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday and Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose are still out injured.  Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama are both back in training and will be assessed as to their fitness for the match at Crystal Palace on Saturday evening.
Harry Kane, Harry WInks, Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Kieran Trippier are included in England's senior squad for the friendly against the USA and Croatia next week at Wembley.
Former Spurs defender and now club ambassador Paul Miller has said he thinks it will be February before Tottenham play their first match at the new stadium.
Tottenham are reported to be interested in Genoa defender Koray Gunter, 24; 25 year old Espanyol striker Borja Iglesias; French 24 year old striker Sebastien Haller of Eintracht Frankfurt and they are still be linked with FC Porto midfielder Hector Herrera and Boca Juniors' Colombian midfielder Wilmar Barrios.


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   MEHSTG's spin story ... A Tottenham fan has made a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority that Arsenal are advertising themselves as a North London football club.  A spokesperson for the ASA didn't say, " We have issued the persons concerned an advice notice and told them not to make such geographically incorrect statements."  ... 

Wednesday 07.11.18
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The Under-18s home match against Swansea City at Hotspur Way on Saturday (10th November) will now kick off at 11.00 rather than the original time of 13.00.


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Tuesday 06.11.18
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Tottenham beat PSV Eindhoven 2-1 at Wembley in the Champions League tonight.  For a match report click here..
In the UEFA Youth Cup, our Under-19s beat PSV Eindhoven 2-0 at Hotspur Way thanks to goals from Malachi Walcott and Troy Parrott


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Monday 05.11.18
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Dele Alli could be ready to start against PSV Eindhoven tomorrow night in the Champions League game at Wembley, with UEFA having inspected the pitch and passed it fit to play on.  For a preview of the match, click here.
R
afael van der Vaart
announced his retirement from playing today.


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Sunday 04.11.18
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The Sun on Sunday claims that Atlanta United striker Jackson Conway has been training with Spurs as the Leeds born 16-year-old continues to gain admirers, while Spurs are also looking at West Ham United London midfielder Declan Rice, who also interests Chelsea.


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Saturday 03.11.18
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Tottenham beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-2 at Molineux tonight.  For a match report, click here
Our Under-18s drew 1-1 away at Fulham with Phoenix Patterson scoring the Spurs equaliser and Josh Oluwayemi saving a last minute penalty to preserve the point.


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   MEHSTG's spin story ... Taken from a BBC article about vegan sports people - "I think I look better," Wilshere told The Evening Standard while he was playing for Arsenal.  "Iíve certainly lost a little bit of weight. Iím leaner and probably a little bit fitter as well. I feel I can last longer. At the end [of Arsenal's 2-2 draw with Chelsea earlier this year] when we scored the second goal I thought: ĎCome on, we can go again.í I felt good."  Mr. Wilshere is currently appearing in the West Ham United London medical room  ... 

Friday 02.11.18
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TEAM NEWS : -  Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose, Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama are all injured for the trip to Molineux to meet Wolverhampton Wanderers tomorrow.  The home side will be missing Diogo Jota.
The Under-23s lost 1-4 to Swansea City at Hotspur Way this afternoon, with the Tottenham goal scored by Paris Maghoma.


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Thursday 01.11.18
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Erik Lamela and Juan Foyth have been picked in the Argentina squad for two friendlies in November v Mexico.


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