White Hot Lines

December 2007

Monday  31.12.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Despite last night's announcement by Daniel Levy that Spurs are not a selling club and that Dimitar Berbatov will not be going anywhere, the player's agent is not singing from the same hymn-sheet, as he said the player is getting older and wants to win things now with a big club.  Trying to salvage the situation, he made things worse by saying he is OK at Spurs, but is not happy and has made this known to the board, but he is trying hard and this is out of respect for the fans and his team-mates.  Oooh ... that's good of him.  While under contract, he could be made to stay at the club, although making a huge profit on him might be in the mind of the board.

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Sunday  30.12.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Sunday Mirror reports that Tottenham have all but clinched the signing of Ajax's 21 year old left back Urby Emanuelson, who was in the Dutch Under-21 European Championship 2006 winning squad and has won 10 full caps for his country.  The player's agent says his heart is set on a move to Spurs and a fee of £5 million should seal the deal for the player who can also play in midfield.  The paper also reveals that Juande Ramos commented after yesterday's game that while he would love Dimitar Berbatov to stay at the club, there were other considerations to be taken into account and that opens the way for it to be interpreted as he will be leaving in the January transfer window, with Chelsea and Manchester United keen on bagging the Bulgarian striker.  Despite his goal-scoring for Spurs, albeit from the bench, Jermain Defoe is being linked in today's papers with Portsmouth, Aston Villa, Manchester City and Chelsea all willing to make a move for the England forward.  The Sunday People reckon West Ham United want to pay just £12 million for Darren Bent (the Sunday Express put it at £10 million, while the Mirror claims a full £16.5 million offer might be forthcoming) and the paper claims he regrets not joining the Irons in the summer, but also state that Manchester City and Aston Villa are monitoring the situation.  The News of the World runs a number of Spurs stories, including an alleged exit for Anthony Gardner to Birmingham City or Wolverhampton Wanderers for £3 million, as Spurs shore up their defensive options with a £8 million move for Lazio's 26 year old central defender Guglielmo Stendardo.  The paper also claims Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock wants to take winger Wayne Routledge back to Selhurst Park on loan, but the England U21 player would prefer a permanent move.  It sounds a bit unlikely, as he left under a cloud when he joined Spurs and Palace got relegated.  SCBC want to re-loan defender Phil Ifil when his current spell ends on Monday, taking him through to the end of the season, with a view to a permanent move if the fee is within their range.  The Mail on Sunday says that Tottenham and Newcastle United will be vying for Manchester United defender Wes Brown's signature in January.
   Didier Zokora has told the Sunday Mirror that he
"would be happy to sign for another five years. I am very happy and settled here and I have no wish to leave."

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...


Saturday  29.12.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham beat Reading 6-4 at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  For a match report and reaction click here.
   The Daily Mirror reports that Spurs strikers Darren Bent and Dimitar Berbatov are keen to stay at White Hart Lane, while also telling us that both Newcastle United and Manchester City are willing to pay £10 million for right-back Pascal Chimbonda.

  OTHER NEWS ... Motherwell captain Phil O'Donnell collapsed on the pitch in their game against Dundee United this afternoon and later died in hospital.  Our condolences go out to his family at this sad time ...  ...


Friday  28.12.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Daily Star somewhat surprisingly report that striker Darren Bent seeks a return to West Ham.  Surely this can only be to play against them, as that is all he has ever done there !!
  
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Spurs could be ready to welcome back Jermaine Jenas and Ricardo Rocha, who have overcome their ankle and knee injuries, while Ledley King might be fit to resume his comeback in the side.  Still missing are Benoit Assou-Ekotto (knee), Gareth Bale (foot), Anthony Gardner (ankle) and Didier Zokora (suspended for the last of three games).
  
READING TEAM NEWS : -  Glen Little (ankle) and John Oster (knee) will be missing from the Reading line-up, as will the suspended Brynjar Gunnarsson.
  
For a match preview of the game against Reading, click here.

  OTHER NEWS ... Fulham have announced that Roy Hodgson will be their new manager ...  ...


Thursday  27.12.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The president of Dinamo Zagreb is in London to broker a deal for his Croatian midfielder Luka Modric, with Spurs, Chelsea and Manchester City believed to be among the clubs in talks.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...

  CRIMEWATCH ... Joey Barton has been arrested after an incident in Liverpool City Centre.  The Newcastle man was being held by Police overnight  ...  ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... Arsene Wenger said that fans bad behaviour in the crowd should be recorded and a DVD of it sent to their families.  There is no truth that this is what he already does for his players on the pitch.


Wednesday  26.12.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham beat Fulham 5-1 at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  For a match report click here.  For reaction click here.
   Sad news reaches us of Tommy Harmer, the club's inside forward of the 1950s, who sadly passed away yesterday.  MEHSTG sends it's condolences to his family and friends.
  
The Daily Mirror are linking Valencia striker David Villa with a £20 million move to Chelsea or to Tottenham.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...

  MEHSTG's no spin story ... Manuel Almunia, the Arsenal goalkeeper has been revealing his intimate relationship with the Library fans on the BBC site ... "If you give them a little thing I think they love you, and that's fantastic. That doesn't happen in Spain, no," he said.


Tuesday  25.12.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   MEHSTG WISHES ALL IT'S READERS A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : - Spurs could be boosted by the return of Jermaine Jenas and Ledley King who both will undergo late fitness tests.  Darren Bent also looks likely to overcome his hip knock to be in the squad.
  
For a preview of tomorrow's game against Fulham, click here.


Monday  24.12.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham have confirmed that Cardiff City's 18 year old full back Chris Gunter will join the club in the January transfer window after a fee and personal terms were agreed.  The defender will cost anything between £1 million and £3 million in the conditional deal, depending on which source you believe.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Spurs still have concerns over Darren Bent (hip), Ricardo Rocha (thigh), Jermaine Jenas (ankle) and Michael Dawson (migraine).  This is on top of the long term injured, namely Ledley King, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Gareth Bale and Anthony GardnerDidier Zokora serves the second match of his three match suspension.
  
FULHAM TEAM NEWS : -  The Cottagers will be without long term knee injuries to Brian McBride and Jimmy Bullard, while Elliot Omozusi might miss the match after he was injured in Saturday's game with Wigan Athletic.
   Former Spurs reserve keeper Shwan Jalal has been "reluctantly" placed on the transfer list by Peterborough United
, as he has been unable to establish himself as a regular in the first team since joining from Woking in January 2006.
  
Train chaos over the Christmas period means that the fans going to Spurs will have major problems.
On top of Liverpool Street station being closed until 2nd January 2008, there will be no One trains or Victoria Line tubes on Boxing Day, with the club advising that Wood Green or Finsbury Park are the stations fans should head for before getting buses to the ground.
For the Reading match on 29th December, trains will now go no further than Tottenham Hale or Seven Sisters and these services will go through White Hart Lane and Northumberland Park stations. Supporters who want to go into Central London need to change at Tottenham Hale or Seven Sisters and get onto the Victoria Line.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...

  CRIME WATCH ... Gillingham and Chairman Paul Scally have been charged by the FA with discrepancies in the transfer of David Graham in the summer from Sheffield Wednesday  ...  ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... Charlton Athletic have declared a £9.9 million loss after their relegation from the Premier League.  If only we hadn't paid them £16.5 million for Darren Bent and they might have gone the same way as their ladies side.


Sunday  23.12.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Observer treads the well worn path of Portsmouth wanting to buy Jermain Defoe, while the Mail on Sunday reckons we will be adding another defender to our ranks, claiming that the club have won the race to sign Glasgow Rangers full back Alan Hutton, although the Sunday Mirror have him down as being pinched from under our noses by Manchester United.  The same paper runs a story that West Ham United are keen to sign forward Darren Bent, but say that Juande Ramos wants to keep the former Charlton Athletic man at White Hart Lane, but back on the defensive front, the News of the World pin their hopes on Tottenham increasing the pressure on Ajax to sell young full back Urby Emanuelson and Goal.com say Ajax are looking to Brazil for a replacement should Emanuelson leave, although The People report Ajax have told Spurs he is not for sale.  Still talking about defenders, the Mirror reckon that Spurs will be in for Racing Santander's 21 year old Argentinian defender Ezequiel Garay, who can play either at full back or at the centre of the defence and will cost around £7.5 million.  The Daily Star Sunday also have Tottenham going Dutch, with Hedwiges Maduro, as the 22 year old Dutch international defensive midfielder has been frustrated at not being offered a new deal at the Amsterdam Arena and looks set to leave the club, with a number of clubs in England, Italy and Spain, including Arsenal, Chelsea and Internazionale, interested in snapping him up. 

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Saturday  22.12.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs lost 1-2 at the new Highbury today to Arsenal.  For a match report, click here.  For reaction, click here.
   MEHSTG's Famous Fans page got an airing on Sky TV's "Soccer AM" this morning !!

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Friday  21.12.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs have been drawn against Slavia Prague for the second season running in the UEFA Cup.  The teams will meet in the Round of 32 this time, with the away leg on February 15th and the home leg on February 21st.  Should Spurs win the tie, they will face the winner of the PSV Eindhoven v Helsingborgs tie.
   Tottenham have been linked with a move for Cardiff City full back Chris Gunter, with a conditional deal worth up to £4 million in the long term.  Benevolent West Ham United manager Alan Curbishley has forgiven Spurs striker Darren Bent for not moving to Upton Park in the summer and intends to put that right by moving for the forward in the January transfer window.  Ajax have denied Urby Emanuelson permission to speak to Tottenham, as they are short on defenders this season, despite Spurs rumoured £7 million offer being made to do business in January.
  
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Ledley King has had a setback by pulling a thigh muscle before the Reserve friendly against Liverpool on Monday, while still out are Benoit Assou-Ekotto (knee), Anthony Gardner (ankle) and Gareth Bale (foot).  Facing late injury checks are Ricardo Rocha (thigh), Darren Bent (hip), Jermaine Jenas (ankle) and Michael Dawson (migraines).  Robbie Keane returns from suspension, while Didier Zokora misses this game with the first of a three match ban.
  
ARSENAL TEAM NEWS : -  Emanuel Eboue will not miss the game with a knee injury, as it is not too bad, while Denilson is suspended after being sent off in the League Cup in midweek.  A knee injury prevents Theo Walcott from taking part.
  
For a match preview of tomorrow's derby, click here.

  OTHER NEWS ... Fulham manager Lawrie Sanchez was sacked today ...  ...


Thursday  20.12.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham's appeal against Didier Zokora's red card at Manchester City has ... surprise surprise ... been rejected by the FA and the midfielder will now serve a three match ban starting on Saturday against Arsenal and he will also miss matches against Fulham and Reading.
   Ajax have been given the offer of naming their price for their 21 year old left back Urby Emanuelson.  A number of sources report that Juande Ramos as stating that there is no way he will sell Dimitar Berbatov in the January transfer window.
   Tottenham will play Arsenal away in the League Cup semi-final
first leg on 9th January with a 7.45 p.m. kick off and will hoist the return at White Hart Lane on 22nd January, with the kick off being at 8.00 p.m.
  
Our Under-18 side will face Chester City at White Hart Lane in the Fourth Round of the FA Youth Cup on Tuesday 8th January with the kick off at 7.00 p.m..

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...


Wednesday  19.12.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs have been drawn against Arsenal in the semi-final of the League Cup.
   The Daily Express and a number of other papers report that Alex Ferguson is to offer Louis Saha, Wes Brown plus £8 million for striker Dimitar Berbatov, while the Telegraph reckon that Millwall want Jamie O'Hara back on loan at the New Den, of which there is not much chance after his recent substitute appearances for Spurs .

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Tuesday  18.12.2007   (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 2-0 at the City of Manchester stadium tonight in the League Cup.  For a match report, click here.  Reaction to follow.
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  MEHSTG's spin story ... 


Monday  17.12.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs Reserves lost 1-2 to Liverpool Reserves in a friendly at Leyton Orient FC tonight.  The Spurs goal was scored from the penalty spot by Tomas Pekhart.
   Tom Huddlestone's agent has said that there is no truth in rumours yesterday that he does not have a future at Spurs. Some papers ran a list of current players who have been told that they could find another club, with the big ex-Derby man among them, but those in power at White Hart Lane rate him highly and wish to retain his services.
  
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Robbie Keane serves the last game of his suspension and Juande Ramos has to decide between Jermain Defoe and Darren Bent up front to partner Berbatov.  With Michael Dawson still missing with migraine, Didier Zokora will line up in central defence once more, with Jamie O'Hara pushing his claim for a place in the team after a good substitute's performance at Portsmouth.
  
MANCHESTER CITY TEAM NEWS : -  Goalkeeper Andrea Isaksson might be replaced by Joe Hart and with Elano still out injured and Stephen Ireland missing through suspension, Didier Hamann is expected to line-up to face Spurs.
  
For a preview of the Manchester City League Cup tie tomorrow, click here.

  OTHER NEWS ... Kaka was named as FIFA Player of the Year ...  ...


Sunday  16.12.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The News of the World claim that Wayne Routledge, Tom Huddlestone and Anthony Gardner have been told to find new clubs, as they are no longer needed at White Hart Lane and also reckon that Sevilla want £3 million compensation for manager Juande Ramos.  Meanwhile, the Sunday People run a story claiming that Tottenham are on the trail of Glasgow Rangers right back Alan Hutton, with the Daily Star Sunday saying that Spurs are willing to talk to Manchester United about their interest in Dimitar Berbatov, but only as long as winger Nani coming to Tottenham is part of the deal.  The Star also says Spurs are keen to snap up Middlesbrough winger Adam Johnson, with the Sunday Mirror saying that Tottenham are entering the race Manchester United's want-away defender Wes Brown and have also had a bid rejected for Crystal Palace's highly sought after midfielder John Bostock, along with offers from Arsenal and Chelsea.
   Juande Ramos has said that when he joined Spurs, one of the first jobs he had was to lift the spirits of Paul Robinson after the media battering they had given him for some errors in England and Tottenham games.
  
Former Spurs manager Keith Burkinshaw has left Watford as assistant manager for personal reasons followung a serious illness in his family.

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Saturday  15.12.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs beat Portsmouth 1-0 at Fratton Park this afternoon.  Click here for a match report.  Reaction to follow.
   Michael Dawson, who missed today's gamer, had been suffering with migraines, the club website announced.  Having had tests in hospital, the centre half has been discharged.
  
The Under-18 side beat Coventry City U18 with a 3-2 win through goals from Ryan Mason, Sol Asajile and Jon Obika.

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Friday  14.12.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Anderlecht's missile throwing fans have earned their club a £12,857 fine for their misdemeanours in the UEFA Cup tie against Tottenham.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  There are no new injuries nor anyone coming back from injury at the moment, so it is the same squad as for the Manchester City game that heads for Portsmouth.
   PORTSMOUTH TEAM NEWS : - 
Sean Davis is fit again, but may not be in the starting eleven against his old team, while Pedro Mendes might face the club that sold him.  Jamie Ashcroft is fit again after a hamstring strain.
  
Former Spurs striker John Piercy has been appointed as player-coach at Eastbourne Town, just two weeks after quitting the club as a player.

  OTHER NEWS ... Fabio Capello has been appointed as the new England manager ...  ...


Thursday  13.12.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Daily Star (who seem to be keen on Spurs stories lately) say that Dimitar Berbatov says he will not be leaving in January.
   For a preview of the Portsmouth match, click here.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... Eggert Magnusson has quit as West Ham Chairman and sold his stake in the club.  As he left Upton Park for the last time, the Spurs fan said, "I have enjoyed my time at the club, but have failed in task to take the club into the Championship, but at least I leave with the team having been knocked out of the Carling Cup."


Wednesday  12.12.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Daily Star reckons Spurs will sign Ajax and Holland keeper Maarten Stekelenburg in January for £5 million, but the Daily Mail has more keeper news, saying that Spurs will challenge Arsenal for the signature of Celtic's Polish international goalie Artur Boruc.
   Spurs Under-18s beat SCBC at the New Dell 1-0 thanks to a goal from Alex Olsen to go through to the Fourth Round of the FA Youth Cup.  Tottenham will now face York City or Chester City (who knocked Spurs out of last year's competition) at the next stage.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... Sol Campbell is considering his England future, just in case Harry Redknapp does not get the job.


Tuesday  11.12.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Not much news today apart from Ricardo Rocha wants to compete for a first team place now he is fit again.

  OTHER NEWS ... Brentford manager Terry Butcher has left the club by mutual consent ...  ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... Anne Darwin has been detained by Police on charges of fraud after her husband went missing for five years after going out with Kanu.


Monday  10.12.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Defender Gareth Bale will miss the next three months of the season with ligament damage to his foot picked up in the game against Birmingham City last week.
   The Spurs website has announced the death of former Spurs goalkeeper John Hollowbread on Friday in Spain.

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  CRIMEWATCH ... Alex Ferguson has admitted a charge of misconduct in his argument with referee Mark Clattenburg in the game against Bolton Wanderers lately...  ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... If Jose Mourinho is out of the running for the post of England manager, it is an indictment of the English game if they make potential bosses undertake physical challenges.


Sunday  09.12.2007   (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 White Hart Lane this afternoon.  For a match report, click here.  For reaction, click here.
   The Sunday Mirror claims that Spurs are set to splash out £12 million on two teenagers in the January transfer window.  Cardiff City central defender Chris Gunter at £5 million and Middlesbrough winger Adam Johnson at £7 million are the two targets in question.

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Saturday  08.12.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Little Spurs news today, as the other Premiership matches take the back pages.
   For a preview of the Manchester City match at White Hart Lane tomorrow, click here.
  
The Academy side won 2-0 against MK Dons, with goals from Jon Obika and Kyle Fraser-Allen today.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... Harry Redknapp has hit out at the "filth" that people throw at him verbally from near the dug-out.  He should be so lucky ... at least he has someone different sitting behind him every game !!


Friday  07.12.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Daily Mirror claims that three French clubs - Monaco, Auxerre and Marseille - are ready to take Younes Kaboul on loan should Spurs want to farm him out to get more experience.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Spurs will still be without
Anthony Gardner (ankle), Gareth Bale (foot) and Benoit Assou-Ekotto (knee), while Ricardo Rocha's and Ledley King's reserve team appearances are not enough for them to be considered for the game.  Both Young-Pyo Lee and Pascal Chimbonda are likely to overcome knocks picked up in Belgium last night.  Robbie Keane starts his suspension with the first of his three match ban.
  
MANCHESTER CITY TEAM NEWS : -  City arrive at White Hart Lane without Elano (hamstring) and Dietmar Hamann is suspended.  Midfielder Michael Johnson is back in the squad after a groin strain and Darius Vassell and Emile Mpenza are battling for a starting place up front.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... Harry Redknapp is happy that next season, he will be studying the right sort of form for one of his favourite riders Keiron Fallon after the race fixing c\se was dropped by Police today.


Thursday  06.12.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs drew their UEFA Cup tie 1-1 with Anderlecht in Brussels tonight.  For a match report, click here.  For reaction click here.
   The Independent runs a story claiming Tottenham will be making a move for Cardiff City's young Welsh international central defender Chris Gunter in the January transfer window.  However, it would seem that the 18 year old would hardly add the experience we need in the middle of defence.
   A reminder that
from Sunday 9th December, ESPN Classic, a channel dedicated to showing re-runs of famous sporting events, documentaries and sports themed movies, available on Sky Channel 442, have contacted us to let us know of their "Happy Endings" programme, which is a selection of football clubs' best, most memorable matches shown throughout the season and, ahead of Spurs upcoming game against Manchester City, they are celebrating by showing some of the teams greatest moments from the past few decades. 
 Here is the schedule of Spurs related programming they have for viewers ...

Date and Time

Programme

Sun 9 Dec at 11.00pm

1972 UEFA Cup Semi-Final: Tottenham v AC Milan (final score 3-2)

Mon 10 Dec from 7.00pm

14/05/81 Tottenham v Manchester City (final score 3-2)

2006/2007 Tottenham v Chelsea (final score 2-1)

1963 UEFA Cup Winnerís Cup: Tottenham Hotspur FC v Atletico de Madrid (final score 5-1)

Tues 11 Dec from 7.00pm

2006/2007 Tottenham v Chelsea (final score 2-1)

1963 European Cup Winnerís Cup: Tottenham Hotspur FC v Atletico de Madrid (final score 5-1)

2006/2007 West Ham United v Tottenham (final score 3-4)

14/05/81 Tottenham v Manchester City (final score 2-1)

Wed 12 Dec at 7.00pm

2006/2007 West Ham United v Tottenham (final score 3-4)

Sun 16 Dec from 6.00pm

2006/2007 Tottenham v Chelsea (final score 2-1)

1963 European Cup Winnerís Cup: Tottenham Hotspur FC v Atletico de Madrid (final score 5-1)

2006/2007 West Ham United v Tottenham (final score 3-4)

1972 UEFA Cup Semi-Final: Tottenham v AC Milan (final score 3-2)

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  MEHSTG's spin story ... 


Wednesday  05.12.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Tottenham are to write to the FA about the procedure that denied Robbie Keane the opportunity to appear at the appeal against his sending off on Sunday against Birmingham City.  The FA upheld the red card, but Spurs are hoping that they can get the system changed for future appeals.
   Juande Ramos is intending to make a £3 million bid for Sporting Lisbon's talented young midfielder Adrien Silva, who is the Portuguese Under-19 captain and is also attracting interest from Liverpool and Sevilla.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : - Gareth Bale is out with a foot injury, while he is joined back at home by Younes Kaboul who has been rested for the trip to Belgium.  Jermaine Jenas is back in the squad for the meeting with Anderlecht.  Ledley  King, Ricardo Rocha, Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Anthony Gardner are all still not ready to return to action in the first eleven.
   For a preview of the UEFA Cup tie with Anderlecht, click here
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  MEHSTG's spin story ... 


Tuesday  04.12.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Robbie Keane's red card was upheld by the FA today, meaning he will miss the league and League Cup encounters with Manchester City and the league match against Portsmouth.
   The Reserves lost 0-1 against Fulham at Craven Cottage tonight to a last minute goal, but the game featured the return to action of Ledley King, Dorian Dervite and Ricardo Rocha.
  
Espanyol's Albert Riera has not ruled out a return to England after spending a spell with Manchester City on loan last season.  Tottenham appear to have been one of many Premiership sides represented as the Barcelona derby took place last weekend.  Spurs also seem to be watching the same club's central defender Dani Jarque.
   Tottenham's Third Round FA Cup tie at home to Reading will kick off at 3.00 p.m. on Saturday 8th January 2008, with the replay at 8.00 p.m. on Tuesday 15th January unless selected for TV coverage
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  MEHSTG's no-spin story ... Oh, God !!  Dunfermline terminate Kenny ('s contract) ...


Monday  03.12.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs are to appeal to the FA to rescind Robbie Keane's red card issued by referee Phil Dowd in yesterday's match against Birmingham City.
   The Daily Mirror claim that Spurs could be the next Premier League club to be taken over by foreign investors in a £400 million deal involving Russian or Middle East parties.

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Sunday  02.12.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   Spurs lost 2-3 to Birmingham City at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  Click here for a match report.  Reaction to follow.
   Jermain Defoe has been telling a lot of newspapers that he has never said he wanted to leave White Hart Lane, while the Mail on Sunday have his strike-partner Dimitar Berbatov down as a player that Manchester City intend to out-bid their city rivals United for.  Apparently, according to the Sunday Telegraph, Robbie Keane and Darren Bent are trying to impress new Head Coach Juande Ramos by fighting to get on the abs machine in the gym at Spurs !!
  
Tottenham have been drawn at home to Reading in the Third Round of the FA Cup.

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Saturday  01.12.2007   (For other Spurs history on this day click here; For the current news on each player in the squad, click here)

   The Daily Mirror claims that Juande Ramos is having Espanyol pair Albert Riera and Dani Jarque watched with a view to a move for them both in January.
   Click here for a preview of tomorrow's match against Birmingham City.
   Read Richard Kelly's latest
contribution to the MEHSTG site by clicking here.
   Read Alan Fisher's latest
contribution to the MEHSTG site by clicking here.

  OTHER NEWS ...  ...  ...

  MEHSTG's spin story ... Harry Redknapp wants hard-man East-ender Ray Winstone to play him in a film of his life, although there is no hint that it will be set inside a prison like Winstone's famous film "Scum".

 

 

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