White Hot Lines

December 2006

Sunday 31.12.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Watford have denied that Spurs have made a bid for left winger Ashley Young.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : - Dimitar Berbatov might be fit to start against Portsmouth after beginning on the bench yesterday against Liverpool.  Ledley King's bruised foot may keep him out of the side having missed yesterday's game too.
   For a match preview, click
here.
   Former Spurs striker Jamie Slabber has signed for Stevenage Borough.

  OTHER NEWS ... Simon Davey has been appointed as manager of Barnsley ...
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Saturday 30.12.2006   (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 Liverpool at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  For a match report, click here.  Reaction to follow.
   Spurs are to make a 3 million bid for left sided Watford midfielder Ashley Young in the January transfer window, the Daily Mirror reports. 

  OTHER NEWS ... Moritz Volz scores the 15,000th Premiership goal against Chelsea ...
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  MEHSTG's spin story ...  The sporting director of Palermo in Italy has been sent the head of a young goat.  Nobody is sure what the price on the young kid's head was with the transfer window coming up.


Friday 29.12.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Sun report that Tottenham and Newcastle United are set to do battle for the services of Derby County's young midfielder Giles Barnes, who will cost 3 million.  Everton are supposedly interested in midfielder Danny Murphy, so say the Mirror.  Blackburn Rovers are saying they are not going to sell the Norwegian winger Morten Gamst Pedersen to Spurs.
   RC Lens' 17 year old midfielder Adel Taarabt has said he turned down advances from Chelsea and Arsenal to sign for Tottenham in the January transfer window.  The player said he was in London for talks and a medical earlier this week and everything is set to go through in the following few weeks.  The other London clubs thought he needed time in the youth sides, while Spurs are looking to fast track him into the first team squad and with a two year option on the end of a three year deal, he will be seen as another one for the future for the club.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : - Aaron Lennon, Mido and Dimitar Berbatov all need late fitness tests to see if they can make the team to start against Liverpool.  Definitely out are Robbie Keane, Jermaine Jenas, Paul Stalteri and Teemu Tainio.
   LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS : - Boudewijn Zenden will miss the game at White Hart Lane with a knee injury and Mohammed Sissoko has still to get over a dislocated shoulder, so misses out and the game will also see Harry Kewell absent with septic arthritis.
   For a match preview, click
here.
   The dates for the semi-final of the League Cup will be Wednesday 17th January for the home leg against the winners of the Arsenal/Liverpool quarter final, with a 8.00 p.m. kick off and the second leg will take place a week later with kick off being at 7.45 p.m.  However, these dates could be subject to change should FA Cup Third Round replays be required.

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  MEHSTG's spin story ... Alex Ferguson has said that the sales are over-rated and that he would not be queuing up for hours to get a small reduction on a shabby piece of merchandise.  Alternatively, he might be


Thursday 28.12.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   It is hoped Robbie Keane will be back in action within a couple of weeks time, as he is making good progress with his knee ligament injury.

  OTHER NEWS ... Billy Dearden has been named as the new manager of Mansfield Town, taking charge for the second time ...
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Wednesday 27.12.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs are looking towards Birmingham City for a new central defender and have made an enquiry about Matthew Upson, having been told that West Bromwich Albion are not willing to sell Curtis Davies.

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Tuesday 26.12.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham beat Aston Villa 2-1 at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  For a match report, click here.  Reaction to follow.
   Tom Huddlestone has extended his contract until the summer of 2011, as he is enjoying his football at Spurs.

   CRIME WATCH ... Former Spurs midfielder Gus Poyet was sent from the touchline in Leeds' away match at the Stadium of Light against Sunderland today.  A Leeds attack was disrupted when a ball, which had been kept in the crowd, was thrown back onto the pitch and play was taken back.  A few minutes later, with Sunderland on the attack, Poyet threw a ball onto the pitch and was ushered away from the technical area by the referee.

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Monday 25.12.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MEHSTG READERS.
   For a match preview for tomorrow's game against Aston Villa, click
here.
 


Sunday 24.12.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The People newspaper claims that Aston Villa will bid 12 million for Jermain Defoe in the January transfer window, while Tottenham's answer to the left wing problem appears to be Blackburn Rovers' Norwegian Morten Gamst Pedersen according to the News of the World.  SCBC boss George Burley has said that his club have not received an official bid from Tottenham for their 17 year old full back Gareth Bale.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Jermain Defoe is a big doubt for Tottenham, as there is concern over the knee injury he picked up in the warm-up at Newcastle on Saturday.  Both Defoe and Aaron Lennon will have late fitness tests to see if they can play.  Robbie Keane (knee), Jermaine Jenas (ankle), Teemu Tainio (knee) and Paul Stalteri (knee) are all definitely out.
   ASTON VILLA TEAM NEWS : - Gavin McCann will have a late decision on whether he is fit to play in the Boxing Day match with Spurs.  Juan Pablo Angel and Milan Baros are vying to replace striker Chris Sutton.

  OTHER NEWS ... Former West Ham United manager Alan Pardew has replaced Les Reed as Charlton Athletic boss, after the incumbent left by mutual consent  ...
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Saturday 23.12.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham lost 1-3 to Newcastle United this afternoon at St. James' Park.  For a match report, click here.  Reaction to follow.
   Spurs have been drawn at home in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final on January 17th where they will play the winner of the delayed quarter-final between Liverpool and Arsenal.  The second leg will be played on the 24th January and if successful, the draw has paired them with the winner of the Chelsea v Wycombe Wanderers semi-final in the final to be played at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
   The Daily Mirror reveals that Tottenham have made a 6 million bid for SCBC's 17 year old Welsh international defender Gareth Bale or 5 million if you read the Daily Express.

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  MEHSTG's spin story ... The Daily Express report that "Polygon, the company which is considering a rival bid for Newcastle, has financial links with arms companies."  Perhaps their shots on target total will improve then !!


Friday 22.12.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham's home game with Bolton Wanderers set for Saturday 24th February will now kick off at 3.00 p.m. on Sunday 25th February, unless Spurs reach the League Cup Final, when the match will be postponed.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Spurs will be without Aaron Lennon (knee), Jermaine Jenas (ankle), Robbie Keane (knee) and Teemu Tainio (ankle) for the trip to Newcastle.  Paul Stalteri has a knee knock and Edgar Davids is ill, making them doubts for the game, while Didier Zokora returns from suspension and Michael Dawson is likely to play on despite picking up a shoulder injury in the Southend game on Wednesday.
   NEWCASTLE UNITED TEAM NEWS : -  Full back Celestine Babayaro is fit to return for Newcastle, while
Shola Ameobi (hip), Stephen Carr (foot), Craig Moore (hamstring), Michael Owen (knee), Olivier Bernard (hip), Charles N'Zogbia, (knee), Titus Bramble (calf), Tim Krul (knee) and Steve Harper (groin) will all miss the match. Damien Duff will have a late fitness test to see if he can play.
   Spurs Reserves scored through
Kyle Fraser-Allen, Kieran McKenna 2, Reto Ziegler and Danny Hutchins to beat Vietnamese side Hoang Anh Gia Lai 5-0 at Spurs Lodge today.

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Thursday 21.12.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   No Spurs news is ... all over the papers today.

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Wednesday 20.12.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs beat Southend United 1-0 at White Hart Lane in tonight's quarter final of the Carling Cup. For a match report click here.
   The Daily Mail reckons that
Spurs are keen to beat Blackburn Rovers to the services of Dinamo Kiev left-back Andriy Nesmachniy.
  Former Spurs defender and assistant manager John Gorman has stepped down as manager of Northampton Town for personal reasons ...
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Tuesday 19.12.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Sun claim Spurs will offer Calum Davenport plus 5 million to West Bromwich Albion for central defender Curtis Davies.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -
Aaron Lennon's knee and Hossam Ghaly's thigh make them doubtful for the League Cup clash with Southend United
Robbie Keane and Jermaine Jenas are out with knee and ankle injuries, while Didier Zokora serves the third game of his three match ban.
   SOUTHEND UNITED TEAM NEWS : - Defender Adam Barrett is back in training and could feature, while Billy Paynter is fit again and might make the bench for tomorrow's match.
   For a preview of the game, click
here.

  OTHER NEWS ... Peter Shirtliff has been sacked as manager of Mansfield Town ...
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  CRIMEWATCH ... Everton have made a complaint to the FA about Jose Mourinho's comments about Andy Johnson's diving in Sunday's match against Chelsea ... Lee McCulloch has been given a 3 match ban for punching Sheffield United's Chris Morgan in the eye off the ball in Saturday's match ...


Monday 18.12.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Club Brugge are said to have had discussions with Spurs about a "co-operation deal" between the two clubs.  The Belgian club's manager, former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder, Marc Degryse has said that Tottenham believe that Brugge fit into THFC's long term plans and they can utilise the Belgian club for giving players who come through the African academies a chance to play football at a good level and I would imagine, the opportunity to become naturalised Europeans.  Brugge have also met with Fulham and West Ham United, but Spurs seem to be the favourites to clinch a deal.

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  CRIMEWATCH ... Arsene Wenger is to face a FA charge of improper conduct for the comments he made to the referee at half-time in Saturday's game against Portsmouth.  The Arsenal manager said, "I complained because I didn't feel it was a free-kick but I didn't use any bad language.  It didn't disturb me too much and I don't expect to be banned. Do you want me sent to jail ?"  Well, Arsene - given the choice ...  ...

  MEHSTG's no-spin story ...  Manchester United keeper Tim Howard, currently on loan at Everton for a year, has said of his position at the Old Trafford club ... "I don't do very well on the bench," he said. "You need someone who accepts that position and doesn't rock the boat. It's not in my blood because I like a little bit of fire. Raimond van der Gouw was a fantastic deputy goalkeeper. He came in, did a job and shut his mouth. I don't think I am the type."  Seeing as how Howard suffers with Tourette's Syndrome, it could easily lead to him unleashing a mouthful if he can't keep his mouth shut.


Sunday 17.12.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs beat Manchester City 2-1 at the City of Manchester stadium this afternoon.  For a match report, click here.  Reaction to follow.
   The Sunday Mirror claim that Tottenham might not need to play Feyenoord to progress to the last 16 of the UEFA Cup.  They reckon that UEFA might throw the Dutch club out of the competition because of their fans who rioted in the group stage match against Nancy.
   Tottenham have issued a hands off warning to clubs who think they will be signing Jermain Defoe in January, while Martin O'Neill seems keen to pursue his interest in Robbie in the coming transfer window, with Keano his main target.

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Saturday 16.12.2006   (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 : - Spurs will still be without Jermaine Jenas (knee),  Anthony Gardner (knee), Didier Zokora (suspended), Robbie Keane (knee) and Teemu Tainio (illness). 
   MANCHESTER CITY TEAM NEWS :  - City will be without Ben Thatcher and Bernardo Corradi (both suspended), while knee injuries deprive them of Trevor Sinclair and Sun Jihai.

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Friday 15.12.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The knock-out round of the UEFA Cup has  paired Spurs with Feyenoord of Holland, with the first leg away from home.  However, it has been announced that UEFA will seek to overturn a two years suspended sentence against the Rotterdam side playing their home games behind closed doors after their fans rioted in a Group match against Nancy.  This means that no Spurs fans may be allowed to watch the game at De Kuyp with a decision set to be made in January 2007.
Should Tottenham get through this tie they will then meet Braga of Portugal or Serie A side Parma in the next round.
   Robbie Keane is said to be a target for Aston Villa again this January according to the Daily Star. 

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Thursday 14.12.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham beat Dinamo Bucharest 3-1 in a UEFA Cup Group B match tonight at White Hart Lane.  Click here for a match report.  Reaction to follow.
   The draw for the next stage of the UEFA Cup takes place in Switzerland tomorrow at Noon and the teams we could play include
Fenerbahce, Feyenoord, Hapoel Tel-Aviv, Zulte-Waregem, Livorno, Braga and Lens.
   The Daily Mirror brings us all down with the news that Spurs will chase the signature of Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing in the January transfer window.
   Spurs legend Steve Perryman will be signing copies of The Spurs Miscellany at Waterstones in Brentwood tomorrow - Friday 15th December between 4.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. before attending "An Evening with Jimmy Greaves" at the Brentwood Theatre.  The address for Waterstones in 67 High STreet, Brentwood, Essex CM14 4RW and if you would like to reserve a signed copy, please call the store on 01277 263202.
   John Terry has appealed against a FA charge of improper conduct following comments about referee Graham Poll, who sent him off in the match against Spurs.

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  CRIMEWATCH ... Arsene Wenger has been fined 10,000 for his touchline bust-up with the then West Ham United manager Alan Pardew...  ...

  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Meanwhile at the West Ham United Christmas party it is alleged that they criticised their former manager, frolicked with young women and fought amongst themselves.  Good luck Curbs.


Wednesday 13.12.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs have appealed against the FA charge of failing to control their players in the game against Middlesbrough on December 5th.
   The Daily Mirror claim that Spurs have snapped up the signing of 17 year old Adel Taarabt for 2.5 million from Racing Lens.  Sky Sports website claims Ajax have no intention of re-signing midfielder Edgar Davids, while 19 year old Anderlecht defender Anthony Vanden Borre has been linked with a 2.5 million January move with Spurs, Real Betis and a German club being linked with the player.
   The Tottenham Under-18 team lost at Chester City by 0-1 in the Third Round of the FA Youth Cup tonight.
   Tottenham Hotspur plc have appointed Sir Keith Mills, who was
voted Sports Industry Personality of the Year,
as a non-executive director.  Formerly the CEO and President of London 2012, he delivered the successful bid for the Olympic Games for Stratford, although Spurs felt that they could not approach him when they were looking at the chance of moving into the Olympic Stadium after the Games are finished.  With the retention of a running track at the stadium, THFC have now dropped their interest.  He also has business interest in Nectar card and Air Miles loyalty schemes and his marketing expertise is bound to be utilised by the plc.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : - Jermain Defoe is struggling to be fit with a hamstring injury, while Teemu Tainio is ill and will not be included in the squad for the game tomorrow.
   For a preview of the Dinamo Bucharest UEFA Cup tie, click
here.
   Charlie Lee's loan spell at Millwall has been extended by another month.

  OTHER NEWS ... Alan Curbishley has been named as the new manager of West Ham United ...
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  MEHSTG's spin story ... Newcastle United defender has been kept in hospital after his calf swelled to twice it's normal size.  Doctors are now looking at the size of the player's stomach


Tuesday 12.12.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Sun claims that Derby County are readying themselves for bids for their star midfielder Giles Barnes from Spurs and Liverpool.

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Monday 11.12.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Goalkeeper Marton Fulop has said he would be keen on making the loan move to Sunderland permanent.
   Middlesbrough are to appeal against the FA charge of failing to control their players in the match against Tottenham on 5th December.

  OTHER NEWS ... Alan Pardew was sacked as manager of West Ham United today ...
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  MEHSTG's spin story ... Spurs fan Eggert Magnusson has put phase one of his plan to destroy West Ham United into practice !!


Sunday 10.12.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Goalkeeper Paul Robinson has said that he would love to finish his career at Spurs, saying he can see himself there for the next 10-15 years, as he has loved every minute.  Bad news for all the other goalkeepers at the club then !!  The News of the World says that Spurs, Aston Villa and are all keen on QPR winger Lee Cook, who they have put a 10 million price tag on
   PLEASE NOTE ... Due to a hard drive crash, we have lost a lot of data and will be uploading pages back onto the website with the proper links between now and the New Year.  If you come across any pages on the site which do not download or have erroneous links, please let us know.  Thanks.

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Saturday 09.12.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham beat Charlton Athletic 5-1 at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  For a match report, click here.  For reaction click here.
   Daniel Levy has hit out at the FA's intention to investigate betting companies sponsoring football shirts as "ridiculous" according to the Daily Telegraph.  He also added that the club have never been approached by foreign investors and even if they were, a cash input of 20-30 million would not make a great difference to Spurs.
   The Daily Mirror claims that Ledley King will play on through the pain despite needing an operation.
   Spurs Under-18s drew 1-1 with Aston Villa in the FA Premier Academy League today with Tomas Pekhart scoring the Tottenham goal.

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Friday 08.12.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham have announced a pre-tax profit of 600,000 in the year ending 30th June 2005, which is  4.9million down from the previous trading period.  The club's turnover increased by 3.5 million to 74.1 million, while the operating profits, before taking off football trading and depreciation, fell 14.6 million to 4.6 million.
   Spurs might be hit with a sponsorship blow if the FA find that there is a link between football club shirt sponsorship and gambling amongst children.  The 36 million deal with Mansion would be at risk if the FA find any link between the two.  Bet they don't !!
   The Daily Express reckons that Jermain Defoe might be leaving Spurs in January as Martin Jol has supposedly admitted that he would rather play Robbie Keane in preference to Defoe up front.  In the Daily Mail, it says that Sunderland goalkeeper Ben Alnwick's sex film antics might have put a question mark over his move to Tottenham in January.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : - Didier Zokora starts his three game suspension, but Hossam Ghaly returns from his three games out after being sent off at Blackburn Rovers.  Mido is over his groin injury, but Robbie Keane and Anthony Gardner are both out with knee injuries and Jermaine Jenas' ankle injury rules him out too.
   CHARLTON ATHLETIC TEAM NEWS : -  Djimi Traore will miss the game with a hamstring pull, but Jimmy Floyd Hasslebaink and
Souleymane Diawara will come into the team
.  Scorer from Tuesday night's win, Talal El Karkouri has a toe injury and might be out of the match.
   For a preview of the Charlton match, click
here.

  OTHER NEWS ... Steve Coppell has won the November Manager of the Month award, with Cristiano Ronaldo won the player's award ...
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Thursday 07.12.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham will be without Robbie Keane for six weeks after he picked up ligament damage to his knee in the 2-1 win over Middlesbrough.  Joining him on the sidelines for a month if Jermaine Jenas, whose ankle injury against Arsenal rules him out for four weeks.
   Following the brawl in the Middlesbrough match, George Boateng has had his red card overturned and Spurs are considering the FA charge of not controlling their players in the game.  Personally, I think Spurs should fight it !!
   Spurs have been given 2,015 tickets for the FA Cup Third Round tie against Cardiff City on Sunday 7th January.
   It is reported in the media that Spurs full back Benoit Assou-Ekotto has received a suspended sentence in France after being charged with assault on a player in an indoor football competition last season when he was playing for RC Lens.  He allegedly kicked the player in the face. breaking his jaw and was given an eight-day suspended sentence and made to pay a 2000 fine.
   Former Spurs forward Jurgen Klinsmann has apparently withdrawn from the race to the the US national coach after a statement on the ESPN website claimed the ex-German manager did not want to be considered for the post.
   Former Spurs defender Thimothee Atouba had an eventful game for SV Hamburg in their 3-2 Champions League win over CSKA Moscow.  He gave away a penalty and was beaten for the second Russian goal before being substituted in the 69th minute.  Leaving the pitch, he was roundly booed by his own fans.  Reacting to this he swore repeatedly and gave obscene hand gestures to the crowd, for which he received a red card.

  OTHER NEWS ... Nigel Adkins has been given the job of managing Scunthorpe United ...
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Wednesday 06.12.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs and Middlesbrough have been charged with failing to control their players after the melee in yesterday's match at White Hart Lane.
   Boro have lodged an appeal against the sending off of George Boateng, as they would lose him for four matches should the red card stand, because he ahs been sent off once preciously this season.  Tottenham were going to appeal against the sending off of Didier Zokora, but on seeing the video of the incident Martin Jol said the red card was probably deserved.
   Former Spurs defender Mbulelo Mabizela faces a long ban from football after testing positive for marijuana in a urine test.  He faces six-months out of the Mamelodi Sundowns side, although he has not played this season since his first test showed traces of the drug.

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  MEHSTG's spin story ... Claims tonight that Arsenal connived a 0-0 draw with Porto so both sides progressed in the Champions League have been denied by most football experts, as it is well known that the Gooners are well used to claiming 0-0 score-lines.


Tuesday 05.12.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham beat Middlesbrough 2-1 at White Hart Lane tonight.  Click here for a match report.  For reaction click here.
   The FA Cup Third Round tie at Cardiff City will be played on Sunday 7th January with a 4.00 p.m. kick off as it has been picked to be live on Sky TV.

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Monday 04.12.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Martin Jol today said Spurs have taken a backward step in their progress and need to toughen up, as they are a stronger squad with more talent than last season, but they have to fight for every ball.  He said Dimitar Berbatov was fine playing in UEFA Cup, but needs to turn in similar performances in the league.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  An ankle injury will keep Jermaine Jenas out of the game tomorrow night and an eye problem rules out Edgar DavidsMido's knee injury keeps him out and Anthony Gardner has a lower back problem that will sideline him, while Hossam Ghaly serves the last game of his three match ban.  Paul Stalteri returns to the squad after his own knee knack.
   MIDDLESBROUGH TEAM NEWS : -
Abel Xavier (match fitness) and Jonathan Woodgate (illness) will face late fitness tests, while Mark Viduka could be back up front, although Chris Riggott's hamstring injury rules him out and Andrew Davies' calf strain will stop him taking part.
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   For a match preview, click
here.

  OTHER NEWS ... Hull City have sacked manager Phil Parkinson, with Colin Murphy taking over as caretaker boss ...
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Sunday 03.12.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham were today drawn away to Cardiff City in the Third Round of the FA Cup to be played over the weekend of the 6th and 7th January 2007.
   The Star on Sunday claims that Tottenham are looking to sign Manchester City's central defender Sylvain Distin in January.  The News of the World say that Spurs, Liverpool and Portsmouth will be watching the situation at Birmingham City where Matthew Upson says he could be sold in January.  The People report that Spurs are ready to make a 2 million offer to Derby County for their young star midfielder Giles Barnes, who is being chased by Everton, Liverpool, Aston Villa and Newcastle United.

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Saturday 02.12.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs lost to Arsenal 0-3 at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon.  For a match report click here.  Reaction to follow.
   The Spurs Academy side had a 3-0 win over Coventry City this morning, with Tomas Pekhart hitting the net twice and Leigh Mills adding another.

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  MEHSTG's spin story ... Thierry Henry missed today's match with Tottenham because of a stiff neck.  Perhaps he was constantly looking up at the high balls Arsenal play through to him.


Friday 01.12.2006   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Today it is the Daily Mail who report that Tottenham are poised to move for 17-year-old Lens midfielder Adel Taarabt.  Meanwhile, Hertha Berlin midfielder Yildiray Basturk, has denied he wants to move to Tottenham.
   ARSENAL TEAM NEWS : - Thierry Henry has supposedly been ruled out with a neck injury, while Phillipe Senderos is suspended.  Returning to the squad are Freddie Ljungberg, Gael Clichy and Cesc Fabregas.

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   CRIMEWATCH ... West Bromwich Albion defender Ronnie Wallwork, currently on loan at Barnsley, was stabbed several times in a Manchester club last night.  He is in a stable condition and his injuries are not life threatening.

  MEHSTG's spin story ... Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson says he should have signed Henrik Larsson a long time ago.  Well, don't tell us man ... why didn't you do it then ??

 

 

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