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December 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 !!

 

Thursday 31.12.15
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   Spurs and Everton are keen on Fulham's young striker Moussa Dembele according to Shoot's website, while Ladbrokes proclaim on their site that Watford are favourites to sign winger Andros Townsend.  Rumours have appeared linking Liverpool, Spurs and Arsenal to Coventry City 19 year old midfielder James Madisson, others say Chelsea will beat Tottenham to Bologna's teenage Guinea midfielder Amadou Diawara and more claim and more claim Lille want 25-30 million for winger Sofiane Boufal. 


   OTHER NEWS ... Darren Way has been appointed to the manager's post at Yeovil Town ... John Still has been appointed as the manager of Dagenham & Redbridge for the third time ...

Wednesday 30.12.15
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   Spurs and Everton are linked with Fulham's 19 year old striker Moussa Dembele today, while news of Tottenham's intention to sign 20 year old Sandro Ramirez of Barcelona for GBP10 million hit the headlines once more, although the fee could reduce to GBP3 million if Spurs agree to a sign back clause for the La Liga club.  Aston Villa, Newcastle United, West Bromwich Albion (who won't enter into a swap deal for Saido Berahino) and Watford have been warned by the media that they may have to find GBP14 million to sign Andros Townsend, while Sunderland have also been linked with being close to signing the winger. 


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Tuesday 29.12.15
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   GBP11 million rated 19 year old Schalke 04 winger Leroy Sane has said he will not move in January and Spurs, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United may have to wait until the summer to make a move for him.  Southampton, Newcastle United and Watford are all keen on signing Andros Townsend.


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Monday 28.12.15
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   Tottenham beat Watford 2-1 at Vicarage Road this afternoon.  For a match report click here.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Sunday 27.12.15
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   Some reports claim Tottenham have bid GBP 25 million for Sassuolo striker Domenico Berardi, while others claim it is not true.


   OTHER NEWS ... Slavica  Jokanovic was appointed as the new Head Coach at Fulham today... 

Saturday 26.12.15
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   Tottenham beat Norwich City 3-0 at White Hart Lane this afternoon,  Click here for a match report.


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Friday 25.12.15
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   HAPPY CHRISTMAS !!
   Spurs are looking at 21 year old forward Domenico Berardi of Sassuolo despite Juventus supposedly having already signed a deal to buy the player.


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Thursday 24.12.15
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   Young Spurs players Kyle Walker-Peters, Shayon Harrison and Tom Glover have signed new deals that will keep them at the club until 2018.
   Spurs are being heavily linked with a move for Barcelona's Spanish Under-21 striker Sandro Ramirez, with talks only stalling on the terms of a sign-back condition for the La Liga club.  Tottenham are keen to sign the 20 year old without the clause allowing Barca to re-purchase the forward.  The other rumours today were mostly about Saido Berahino and Alvaro Negredo again, although the Italian press are claiming that Massimiliano Allegri is to be appointed as Spurs manager in the summer on a three and a half year contract !!


   OTHER NEWS ... Danny Wilson has been named as the new manager of Chesterfield ... 

Wednesday 23.12.15
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   The Under-21s won their International Premier League Cup group game 4-0 against FC Porto at Stevenage FC.  The goals were scored by Shaquile Coulthirst 2, Anton Walkes and Emmanuel Sonupe, as Spurs progress to the quarter finals, where they will face Chelsea.
   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Ryan Mason is fit to be involved in Saturday's match against Norwich City, but Clinton N'Jie (knee) and Alex Pritchard (ankle) are both ruled out.


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Tuesday 22.12.15
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   Spurs are being urged to snap up Ebbsfleet United striker Shilow Tracey after a successful trip to Florida with the Under-18s in the IMG Cup.


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Monday 21.12.15
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   Tottenham are reported as continuing their chase of West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino in the January transfer window and the Sevilla president has expressed interest in re-signing their central defender Federico Fazio next month.  Valencia's former Manchester City forward Alvaro Negredo is also linked with a move to Spurs in January, along with Riyad Mahrez, who Spurs and Manchester United have allegedly already bid GBP 30 million for. 
   The Under-21 fixture against Southampton has been re-arranged for 9th February 2016 at St. Mary's kicking off at 19.00.
   The Under-18s FA Youth Cup tie against Middlesbrough at Stevenage FC has been set for 6th January 2016 with the kick off at 19.00.


   OTHER NEWS ... Wayne Burnett was sacked as manager of Dagenham & Redbridge today ... Kevin Keen was appointed as the new manager of Colchester United ... Michel Platini and Sepp Blatter have both been banned from football for eight years after being found guilty of making and receiving illegal payments ...

Sunday 20.12.15
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   Clinton N'Jie will face a spell on the sidelines following surgery on his knee ligament injury picked up in the Europa League win over AS Monaco.
   The Daily Mail reports that the new Spurs stadium will cost a whopping GBP 750 million, almost twice the original estimate.
   Spurs will return to Australia in the pre-season fixtures next summer, with a tournament featuring Juventus, another European club and Melbourne Victory.  Spurs will play Juventus on Tuesday 26th July at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and then face the un-named opponent on Friday 29th July.  Both games will kick off at 20.00 local time (09.00 UK time).
   Spurs Under-18s lost in the final of the IMG Cup on penalties to Maccabi Haifa after the match finished 2-2 with Ryan Loft and Charlie Owens scoring for Tottenham.  The shoot-out finished 6-54 to the Israeli side.
    Tottenham and Newcastle United are looking to sign Marseille's Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi
in the January transfer window and we are also tracking developments with Liverpool's 19 year old midfielder Jordan Rossiter, who it is reported is unhappy about not getting a first team look in at Anfield.  Following yesterday's game against Southampton, rumours are in the media that Tottenham may be involved in a deal to bring Victor Wanyama to White Hart Lane in exchange for Andros Townsend


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Saturday 19.12.15
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   Tottenham beat Southampton 2-0 at St. Mary's stadium this afternoon.  Click here for a match report.
   The Under-18s faced Toluca in the IMG tournament in Florida and progressed to the final in a tempestuous match which saw nine players booked in the 0-0 draw and one of the opposition sent off.
   Spurs will vie with Arsenal for the signing on Leicester City's 18 year old defender Ben Chilwell.


   OTHER NEWS ... Former Coventry City player and owner and PFA Chairman Jimmy Hill died today ... Guus Hiddink has been appointed as Chelsea manager until the end of the season ...

Friday 18.12.15
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Mousa Dembele will have a late fitness test on his injured ankle, but Ryan Mason and Alex Pritchard (both ankle) and Clinton N'Jie (knee) will miss out on the trip to Southampton.
   Spurs have been fined GBP 20,000 after admitting not controlling their players in an incident late in the match against West Bromwich Albion two weeks ago.  WBA were fined GBP 25,000.
   Emmanuel Adebayor has been reportedly having talks with Chelsea about joining them in the wake of Jose Mourinho's departure.


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Thursday 17.12.15
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   Early this morning Haringey Council passed Tottenham's plans for the Northumberland Park regeneration including the new stadium.  The plans still have to be ratified by the Mayor of London.


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Wednesday 16.12.15
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   Andros Townsend and Federico Fazio are set to leave Spurs in January according to the Daily Mail, who think that Spurs will go back in for Saido Berahino of West Bromwich Albion.
   Tottenham are reported to be in talks with Internazionale over their Sporting Director Piero Ausilio.
   The Europa League Round of 32 meetings with Fiorentina have been arranged and the away leg will take place on Thursday 18th February in Italy, with a 18.00 (UK time) kick off, with the return at White Hart Lane a week later kicking off at 20.05.
    The Spurs Under-18 side has travelled to Florida to defend the IMG Cup and won their first game beating Baltimore Celtic today, thanks to goals from Ryan Loft and Keanan Bennetts.


   OTHER NEWS ... Jose Mourinho left Chelsea today by mutual consent ... John Still was sacked as manager of Luton Town today ... 

Tuesday 15.12.15
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   Newcastle United striker Ayoze Perez is linked with a move to Spurs and the player said he is flattered by the link.


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Monday 14.12.15
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   Tottenham have been drawn against Fiorentina in the Europa League Round of 32 again.  The first leg will be away on Thursday 18th February and the home leg on Thursday 25th February but may be changed if there is a clash within the same city.
   Spurs Under-21s drew 1-1 with Everton at Southport tonight, with Andros Townsend netting from the penalty spot.


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Sunday 13.12.15
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   Tottenham lost 1-2 to Newcastle United at White Hart Lane this afternoon.  For a match report, click here.


   OTHER NEWS ...  ... 

Saturday 12.12.15
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Spurs will go into the game with Newcastle United without Mousa Dembele (illness), Clinton N'Jie (knee), Ryan Mason and Alex Pritchard (both ankle).  Eric Dier, who took a kick on his ankle in Thursday night's match with AS Monaco will be available for the match.


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Friday 11.12.15
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   Tottenham's FA Cup Third Round tie at home to Leicester City will take place on Sunday 10th January 2016 with a 16.00 kick off to be screened live by BBC One.
   NEWCASTLE UNITED TEAM NEWS : -  The Magpies are without keeper Tim Krul, Emmanuel Riviere and Massadio Haidara (all knee), central defenders Steven Taylor and Mike Williamson and midfielder Gabriel Obertan (all hamstring).
   Spurs Under-18s have been drawn at home against Middlesbrough in the Fourth Round of the FA Youth Cup.


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Thursday 10.12.15
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   Tottenham beat AS Monaco 4-1 at White Hart Lane tonight in Group J of the Europa League.  For a match report, click here.


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Wednesday 09.12.15
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Spurs will be without Ryan Mason and Alex Pritchard (both ankle), while Mousa Dembele is ill.  Harry Kane will be rested, but Nabil Bentaleb and Nacer Chadli have both recovered from ankle injuries to be included in the squad to face AS Monaco.
   West Bromwich Albion and Spurs have been charged by the FA with not controlling their players, when there was an angry reaction to James McClean's late tackle on Mousa Dembele in Saturday's match.
   Spurs are rumoured to have been watching three players in European action this week.  Breel Embolo of FC Basel, Gent's Belgian striker Laurent Depoitre and Karol Linetty the 20 year old Polish midfielder with Lech Poznan.  And while West Bromwich Albion are refusing to speak to Tottenham over a deal for forward Saido Berahino, Tottenham are reported to be in Spain talking to representatives of Celta Vigo winger Nolito


   OTHER NEWS ... Swansea City sacked manager Garry Monk today ... 

Tuesday 08.12.15
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   Tottenham are said in the media to be leading the chase for Walsall's talented 18 year old left back Rico Henry and they are among a number of clubs chasing Boca Juniors 22 year old striker Jonathan Calleri.  Another youngster being linked with a move to Spurs is Fulham striker Moussa Dembele, but Spurs face competition from other Premier League clubs to sign him.  The story probably comes out of an unlikely report that Manchester United are in pole position to sign Harry Kane for GBP50 million ... if Spurs will let him go !!


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Monday 07.12.15
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   Spurs have been drawn at home to Leicester City in the Third Round of the FA Cup with the tie due to be played the weekend of 8th-11th January 2016.
   Tottenham's Under-21s lost 0-2 to Southampton at White Hart Lane tonight.
   Spurs are being linked to Marseille's 22 year old Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi and Leicester City youngster Ben Chilwell, who is an 18 year old defender.  Another 18 year old catching Tottenham's eye is Charlton Athletic striker Ademola Lookman, who is also being watched by Liverpool, Brighton & Hove Albion, Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal.


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Sunday 06.12.15
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   The Adrien Rabiot rumour from Paris St. Germain to Spurs or Arsenal on loan in January is about the total of transfer news today.


   OTHER NEWS ... Nigel Clough has been appointed as the new manager of Burton Albion ... 

Saturday 05.12.15
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   Tottenham drew 1-1 with West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns this afternoon.  For a match report click here.
   Tottenham's Under-18s drew 0-0 with Reading away this morning in the FA Premier Under-18 Academy League.


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Friday 04.12.15
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   TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR TEAM NEWS : -  Spurs will be without ankle injury victim Ryan Mason, with the same injury ruling out Nabil Bentaleb, Nacer Chadli and Alex PritchardDele Alli returns after suspension.
   Spurs are looking to extend the contracts of Mousa Dembele, Christian Eriksen, Nacer Chadli and Erik Lamela according to the Independent.


   OTHER NEWS ... Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has been appointed as the new manager of Queens Park Rangers ... but Steve Clarke has been sacked as manager of Reading ...

Thursday 03.12.15
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   The Saido Berahino to Spurs rumours have been struck up again by the Daily Express and the Daily Mail.
   Spurs Under-18 defender Chris Paul has been on trial with Birmingham City, while former Spurs trainee Sean Shields has moved from Ebbsfleet United to Margate on loan.


   OTHER NEWS ...  2 FIFA vice-presidents and 16 FIFA officials have been charged with various offences relating to corruption in football's world governing body ... 

Wednesday 02.12.15
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   Tottenham's Under-18s beat Rotherham United 4-0 at Stevenage FC tonight in the 3rd Round of the FA Youth Cup.  The goals came from Samuel Shashoua, an own goal, Keanan Bennetts and Ryan Loft.
   Spurs are still paying Emmanuel Adebayor, despite him not being under contract to the club, but any move he might try to broker will be controlled by Daniel Levy, who will negotiate how much the Togo striker's new club will pay towards his salary of GBP 100,000 a week.


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Tuesday 01.12.15
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   Tottenham are once again being linked with Paris St. Germain's young midfielder Adrien Rabiot, while Chelsea are being linked with a move for Emmanuel Adebayor.
   FC Utrecht are planning legal action against Swansea City for money they feel they are due for the transfer of Michel Vorm to Tottenham.
    Spurs Under-21s home fixture against Chelsea at Stevenage FC on January 11 has been moved to a 19.15 kickoff for live coverage on Sky TV.


   OTHER NEWS ... Paul Sturrock has left the manager's post at Yeovil Town ... 

 

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