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Thursday, 8 January 2015

Morgan Schneiderlin, Xherdan Shaqiri, DeAndre Yedlin

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Morgan Schneiderlin, Xherdan Shaqiri, DeAndre Yedlin


Before we get into today's Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 65 here is a quick delve into some related articles to today's news that you may have missed.

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Tottenham are getting a fixture pile up and are once again playing more games than any other Premier League club.

For anyone who hasn't seen the game yet, Video Highlights of the FA Cup Third Round tie between Burnley and Tottenham at Turf Moor.

Danny Rose is improving but he still gets turned inside out too often and it may be due to his feet positioning and body weight positioning.

Quick snippets in Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 65 features news on Morgan Schneiderlin, Xherdan Shaqiri, and DeAndre Yedlin.

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There are stories circulating that Arsenal and Tottenham are prepared to pay £27 million ($41.13m - €34.48m) for Morgan Schneiderlin, which is a complete load of rubbish, neither club has any intention of paying that sort of money for him, he simply isn't worth it. Mind you imitation Madrid side in Manchester might, although I wouldn't call paying £30 million ($45.70m - €38.31m) for Luke Shaw buying a galactico, especially as it's double his true worth.

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Xherdan Shaqiri has been a target for Liverpool who have held talks with Bayern Munich and he has been a target for Tottenham in the past. Despite Liverpool's best efforts he will not be joining them. Shaqiri can't get into the Bayern team because Arjen Robben is keeping him out so he wants guaranteed first-team football and Brendan Rogers can't guarantee that.

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Summer signing but new arrival in January, DeAndre Yedlin, is training with Tottenham and will be wearing the number 12 shirt. He has NFL sprinting speed which is certainly going to allow him to get up and down the right flank. His crossing at the World Cup was good and he played in midfield as well as right-back so the American gives Pochettino options.


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Monday, 6 October 2014

Mabbutt, Ardiles, Archer, Assou-Ekotto

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Mabbutt, Ardiles, Archer, Assou-Ekotto


Before we get into today's Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 64 here is a quick delve into some related articles to today's news that you may have missed.

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Quick snippets in Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 64 that feature Gary Mabbutt MBE, Osvaldo Ardiles, Jordan Archer and Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

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News from the Twittersphere and reaction to three points against Southampton at The Lane on Sunday.

Just in case there is anyone following a fake account here is a tweet from Ossie Ardiles confirming former captain Gary Mabbutt MBE is not on Twitter.

osvaldo ardiles ‏@osvaldooardiles 23 hours ago
Just talked to Gary Mabbutt. He is NOT in twitter

osvaldo ardiles ‏@osvaldooardiles  24 hours ago
Today at The Lane. Tough game certainly. However, as always, confident

osvaldo ardiles ‏@osvaldooardiles 24 hours ago
We need a win. Good luck to Mauricio and the boys. COYS!

osvaldo ardiles ‏@osvaldooardiles 16 hours ago
3 invaluables points today. Gutsy performance. Well done Mauricio and the boys. COYS

Nice to know Ossie is always confident of a Spurs victory. He still does work for the club and travels to do work with Ledley King in Asia and China, they were both recently in Singapore and Beijing.

It's great for the fans to see former players who are still held in high regard wanting Tottenham victories and are disappointed when they don't arrive. Graham Roberts is still involved with the club, Steve Archibald is another and while he is a Liverpool man Ray Clemence was at White Hart Lane on Sunday to see the game.

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Jordan Archer is on loan at Northampton Town where he produced a wonderful save that you may have seen from the video I posted at 1.30 BST today. A Morecambe fan has tweeted what a great save it was and great bloke he is.

 Retweeted by Jordan Archer
Scanlan ‏@BScanlan9 20 hours ago
pulled of an absolute worldie save yesterday, nice of him to clap our fans, class act and a class keeper

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Benoit Assou-Ekotto looks happy with life picking up a tidy wage for doing nothing.

Benoit Assou-Ekotto ‏@AssouEkotto 
Aid moubarak

Benoit Assou-EkottoBenoit Assou-Ekotto


Some suggestions that is a Lens outfit he is wearing. Presumably he won't be playing any football util his contract finishes next summer when he'll be a free agent. Sad way for it all to end at Spurs.




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Lennon, Archway Steel, Najar, Schneiderlin

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Lennon, Archway Steel, Najar, Schneiderlin


Before we get into today's Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 63 here is a quick delve into some related articles to today's news that you may have missed.

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It has been suggested by spokesperson at The London Development Corporation that Karen Brady needs to rethink her position if Tottenham do decide to request to use the Olympic Stadium for a season.

The players have reportedly been told Pochettino is staying you are leaving if you don't shape up. After the head coach went ballistic at them after the WBA game they are in no doubt that if they don't employ his tactics on the field they simply won't play, the result, two improved performances.

Spurs vs Southampton Video Highlights

Right let's get into the Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 63 that concerns recent news regarding Aaron Lennon, Archway Steel, Andy Najar, Morgan Schneiderlin

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The Sunday People claim United Arab Emirates side Al Ahli, who are based in Dubai and play in the UAE Arabian Gulf League, tried to buy Aaron Lennon. The report suggest they bid £5.5 million for him and were willing to offer £3 million in wages.

Obviously it's an impossible time to sell Lennon with the Premier League squad already given to the Premier League. Pochettino brings him on when he wants a more defensive wide man it seems. Spurs tried to sell him during the closing stages of the summer transfer window but Lennon refused a move to QPR on the final day preferring to stay and try and fight for a place. That's an attitude you can't knock whether you like the player or not.

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An account suggests the owner of Archway Steel has a personal grudge against Daniel Levy and determined several years ago to do everything he could to create as much havoc as he can, knowing full well he has no chance of success. Seems rather childish. At the moment they have a legal bill there accounts suggest can't afford as they strive for an absurd £21 million pay-off.

The family are not Arsenal fans as has been suggested, not are they doing this for their workforce or because it will affect their business. They simply want to try and set themselves up for life and cost the club as much as possible in time, trouble and increased building costs.

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The Daily Star have suggested that Tottenham scouts watched winger Andy Najar during Anderlecht’s UEFA Champions League defeat to Borussia Dortmund 3-0 last week. They go on to say that Tottenham were suitibly impressed and have decided to watch their next Champions League group game against Arsenal at home on 22 October. They then travel to the Emirates for the away leg on 4 November so will get another opportunity close to home.

The Honduras international spent 2 weeks training with Tottenham in 2011 ahead of a move from DC United to Anderlecht.

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The Daily Mirror report that Morgan Schneiderlin is to be offered a big wage increase to try and stop him joining Tottenham in January. Despite PR to the contrary he is said to not be happy that Southampton reneged on an agreement to sell him, especially after a deal was agreed in principle before the World Cup.



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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Giovinco, Baldini, Mason, Independent player ratings

Hello everyone, good morning and welcome once again to Tottenham News Shorts, quick bits of bitesize news surrounding Tottenham and or the glorious game of football, soccer to some.

Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 62


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Today we'll bring a few of the later individual performance reports.
Emmanuel Adebayor Performance Report
Nacer Chadli Performance Report
Christian Eriksen Performance Report
Erik Lamela Performance Report
Mousa Dembele Performance Report

Right let's get into the Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 62 that concerns recent news regarding Sebastian Giovinco, Franco Baldini, Ryan Mason, player rating v Sunderland and on this day Spurs history.

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Another 27-year-old we are being linked with because the press determine we need as striker is Sebastian Giovinco. He'll be 28 in January and is said to be unhappy he isn't getting many starts at Juventus. His contract ends next summer so he is another player who can arrange a move for himself in January. Looking at his injury record he missed just 6 games last season and 4 the season before so that isn't an issue.

He hasn't played in the two Serie A games this season and while his statistics say 17 league appearances he didn't play a single game for 90 minutes. His substitute appearances included 1 minute, 11, 11, 8, 5, 1 and 4 minutes. That's 7 out of 17 appearances and he hasn't even played half a game of football yet, just 41 minutes. In every competition he played 90 minutes just once the whole season. Hardly surprising he is not happy.

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I see the Independent on Sunday say Franco Baldini's position is not under threat, he is not facing the axe. I reported at the time it was nonsense and simply showed a lack of understanding by the sensationalist popular press. Good to see sanity return.

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Thursday will be revealing for Ryan Mason. He picked up an injury prior to the pre-season game against Schalke having impressed on the North American tour. There look to be plenty ahead of him in the pecking order so it will be interesting to see if he is in the side or on the bench. At 23 he needs to start making the breakthrough.

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Tottenham player ratings from the Durham Advertiser are well worth a read as they are not made with rose tinted spectacles.

TOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1): Lloris 6; Dier 7, Kaboul 6, Chiriches 5, Rose 8; DEMBELE 9, Capoue 6; Lamela 8, Eriksen 8 (Lennon 86), Chadli 7 (Stambouli 70, 5); Adebayor 7 (Kane 79).

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What has happened on this day in our history after our first game today, a 10-0 thrashing of Paddington in 1892, let's see.

In 1997 v Carlisle United Paul Mahorn scored his only goal for the club and goalkeeper Ian Walker made his 200th appearance for us.

In 2005 another goalkeeper, Paul Robinson, made his 50th appearance for us in a Premier League game against Aston Villa.

This game also marked the first time Tottenham had fielded 11 internationals in the starting XI

  1. Paul Robinson (England)
  2. Paul Stalteri (Canada)
  3. Anthony Gardner (England)
  4. Ledley King (England)
  5. Young-Pyo Lee (South Korea)
  6. Teemu Tainio (Finland)
  7. Michael Carrick (England)
  8. Jermaine Jenas (England)
  9. Andy Reid (Republic of Ireland)
  10. Jermain Defoe (England)
  11. Grzegorz Rasiak (Poland)


Matches played today: P26 W13 D6 L7 F52 A32



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Friday, 12 September 2014

Schneiderlin, Eriksen, Depay, Dzeko, Pochettino, Gourcuff

Hello everyone, good morning and welcome once again to Tottenham News Shorts, quick bits of bitesize news surrounding Tottenham and or the glorious game of football, soccer to some.

Tottenham News Shorts Issue 61


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Now that we are getting all our players fit Mauricio Pochettino is going to have to decide what his number one defensive midfield pairing is.

Behind the defence midfielders are the defence and that was a priority to sort out during the transfer window, not the strikers.

At the weekend Spurs take on Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

Right let's get into the Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 61 that concerns recent news regarding Morgan Schneiderlin, Christian Eriksen, Memphis Depay, Edin Dzeko, Mauricio Pochettino and Yoann Gourcuff.

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Morgan Schneiderlin was very guarded in his comments to French paper L’Equipe after they asked him about not being allowed to move to Tottenham.

“I will continue working with my club. Even though I was a little disappointed not to be able to leave this summer, I know it’s part of football. 
“Southampton did everything to keep me and they also made some nice signings. 
“It is thanks to them that I got into the French team, and now I have to focus on Southampton so I can be selected regularly.”

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Christian Eriksen admitted after Denmark's 2016 Euro Championship qualifying group win that he is not up to speed yet and is lacking sharpness which is somewhat surprising given he was not involved in the World Cup, has had a complete pre-season, a USA & Canada tour and we are three weeks into the season.

"I lacked a little sharpness for sure. I found the right places, but I did not really exploit the opportunities that were there. I just lacked the final sharpness."

One wonders when he is going to acquire that final sharpness. Too late for a rather important game against Liverpool. Shouldn't he have acquired it by then, it's not a tap though, it can't be just turned on and off.

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Former Holland international Willem Van Hanegem, now 70, has criticised Memphis Depay in the Dutch press. Van Hanegem was capped 52 times by Holland and layed in the 1974 World Cup final where they were beaten by hosts West Germany so knows a thing or two about the game.

Tottenham and Manchester United were said to be interested in Depay but his £17 million asking price was excessive and no offers were made for the player. It was a press story they ran all summer only revealing at the end that nobody had actually made any bids for the player. Clearly the price was too high for what he had achieved so when his desired move to the Premier League failed to materialise he was left to to sign a new contract. Van Hanegem was not been impressed with Depay so far this season.

"I keep seeing him lying on the floor, whining to the referee, looking bewildered and stuff. This is because Van Gaal is away from him. Then you have to watch that laziness strikes. 
"Louis was during the course of the World Cup, very short with him. In Brazil Depay played some nice games, but not even really special though."

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Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko sees Chelsea are their title rivals this season, although doesn't discount other improving rivals including Spurs.

“This season Chelsea might be the most serious challenger, but we mustn't ignore Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal, or United, who will certainly be much stronger than last year." 
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Mauricio Pochettino was asked why he let Sandro join QPR and side Tottenham had too many players and simply had to let some go so he had to make a decision. My guess is he told Sandro quite early because his performances were ordinary until Napoli failed to qualify for the Champions League then suddenly we saw a performance that was the Sandro of old. Next thing QPR come in for him.

"You need to take a decision. It is true that we have a bigger squad and needed to reduce our squad – in these moments you need to make a decision but this is football."
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Lyon president, Jean Michel Aulas, has suggested to RMC, a private French-Monégasque radio station, that Yoann Gourcuff took in excess of a 25% pay cut to remain at the Ligue 1 club instead of a move to the Premier League with ourselves as one of his suitors.

"He has made a very substantial parting with some of his salary, over 25%."



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Monday, 8 September 2014

Traore, Under Armour, Musacchio, Rodriguez, Waddle

Hello everyone, good afternoon and welcome back to Tottenham News Shorts, quick bits of bitesize news surrounding Tottenham and or the glorious game of football, soccer to some.

Before we get into today's Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 60 here is a quick delve into some related articles to today's news that you may have missed.

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Transmit confidence and the ability to keep calm under pressure, boost the confidence in other. That is the cornerstone of Mauricio Pochettino man management.

Young goalkeeper Jordan Archer has been putting in some excellent performances of late and did so again for Scotland U21's on Thursday, probably his last game foe them before he becomes to old. In these two articles he talks and Scotland and about Mauricio Pochettino.

Right let's get into the Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 60 that concerns recent news regarding Adama Traore, Under Armour, Mateo Musacchio, Jay Rodriguez and Chris Waddle.

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Wouldn't it be nice to be linked with a players who is not 'one of the brightest prospects' in Europe, Africa or anywhere else.

Exactly how many of these players are there, there seem to be hundreds, whatever happened to someone being a promising player. No now it's the 'new Iniesta' the 'next Messi' the 'next Zinedine Zidane' or some other such nonsense.

The latest 'widely regarded brightest prospect' in the game is apparently Adama Traore, an 18-year-old currently with Barcelona. Spanish paper Marca suggest Spurs, Manchester United and Stoke City are interested in tabling bids for a player not for sale.

If Barcelona rate him highly and don't want to sell then a loan will be the only option which would be pretty pointless.

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I seem to recall lots of moaning when Under Armour became a sponsor. Quite why it's hard to figure out. The are a company with an emerging market we want a bigger slice of and will be able to promote our brand to new people growing our fanbase as well as bringing our name to new potential sponsors.

It all made perfect sense. Under Armour are now the second biggest sportswear brand in America, ahead of Adidas. Our sponsors have seen a 20% rise in sales, Adidas has dropped 23% report the Wall Street Journal. Adidas of course are the £750 million shirt sponsors of Manchester United.

The rise of Under Armour can only be good for our profile in an important growing market.

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Mateo Musacchio has done a bit of press and fan relation work inventing a story that the Tottenham offer to buy him wasn't good enough for him or the Spanish club. You'd hardly expect him to say anything else having failed to secure his move and now playing on lower wages than he was offered by Spurs.

The fee offered was what everyone agreed was the market value for the player, the fact that Villarreal wanted 76% of the transfer fee for a layer they only own 35% of was the only reason the deal didn't go through. To expect another owner to simply relinquish their 30% profit was a crazy notion that never had any chance of success. Why would his agent suddenly just want to give away £5.10 million ($8.23m - €6.35m)?

No Mateo, Villarreal's greed scuppered your move not an offer not good enough from Spurs.

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During the summer transfer window we tried to sign Jay Rodriguez even though he is injured and out until September. There were suggestions that he was our number one attacking target and the expectation is we'll be back in for him in January. 

Liverpool were also talking behind the scenes and now it seems Manchester City are interested in adding him to their wealth of players. They need home grown players with the like of Joleon Lescott and Micah Richards refusing to simply collect a wage for being English and take no part if any actual football. Jake Rodwell also left to join our next opponents Sunderland, Rodriguez needs to think twice before moving there.

Ross Berkeley did the right thing staying at Everton where he'll get to play, he doesn't want to turn out like James Milner, a bit part player at best, he player 20 minutes or less in 15 Premier League games last season. Money more important than playing obviously.

He's in an England squad having played 13 minutes of Premier League football, game in which the only English starter for Manchester City was Joe Hart, Newcastle United their opponents played two, 30-year-old Mike Williamson and Jack Colback.

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Chris Waddle has come out in defence of England and he has a very valid point, the Premier League dictate football in this country and don't work with the FA to produce a strong England side the way they do in Germany.

In Germany every encouragement is made to bring on young German talent, in England it's the total opposite. Winning has become so crucial to get a Champions League pot of gold that bringing on young English players simply can't be afforded space.

"Back in 1990, you could have picked at least two decent England squads from the old First Division. 
"We do well nowadays to find 23 players. And its only going to get worse unless people start standing up to the Premier League and saying 'We want a successful national team'. 
"We haven't got the players. So if we're going to do anything, we've got to find a system which isn't going to be great on the eye, but is going to get results. 
"If people want us to be an entertaining side who will never win anything, then they can applaud that. 
"In Switzerland, we are going to have to counter attack. Otherwise, we'll get picked off because they are a very good team. We find it hard to accept here. But Roy will have to say 'We need to defend and we need to counter attack'."

No club should be allowed to try and convince a player he shouldn't play for his country, yet they do, just as managers try to convince players not to go to the African Cup of Nations. They know the situation when they buy theses players, if you don't want to lose a player for that period don't buy them, it's not rocket science.

If clubs didn't then perhaps more young English talent would get it's chance, but that is unlikely to happen with the ridiculous loan system we have in place. All loans to fellow Premier League clubs should be banned, it encourages rich clubs to simply stockpile players on the chance they might develop into high quality instantly ready players.

The clubs themselves think it is ruining the game but if rich clubs vote against change then nothing can be done.

The Man City v Newcastle game rather showed what Waddle was talking about. Until t he matter is addressed England haven't a hope of winning anything at international level or even competing.



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Monday, 1 September 2014

Lewis Holtby, Aaron Lennon, Sandro, Zeki Fryers and Benoit Assou-Ekotto

Hello everyone, good morning and welcome once again to Tottenham News Shorts, quick bits of bitesize news surrounding Tottenham and or the glorious game of football, soccer to some.

Before we get into today's Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 59 here is a quick delve into some related articles to today's news that you may have missed.

Tottenham were completely outplayed by Liverpool who could have scored 5 or 6 while Spurs didn't take the few chances they created.

Does Stambouli move mean Schneiderlin deal is dead? They are similar types of player, they break up play and are passers of the ball.

Tottenham by Carragher and THBN takes a look at Spurs after taking maximum points off the first two games.

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Tottenham News Shorts Aaron Lennon


Right let's get into the Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 59 that concerns recent news regarding Lewis Holtby, Aaron Lennon, Sandro, Zeki Fryers and Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

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Tottenham could be seeing Lewis Holtby, Aaron Lennon, Sandro, Zeki Fryers and Benoit Assou-Ekotto leave today whether in transfers or loans.

Harry Redknapp loves a loan deal and he is looking to take Aaron Lennon and Sandro to Queens Park Rangers. Loan deals however, while moving players for a season do little to help Tottenham, we still then have to sell players next summer before we can buy and the players values would have gone down.

That has to be weighed up on transfer deadline day to decide how low a bid to accept. Tottenham need to take a look at their contracts and decide their value next summer, add a couple of million on and seek a little higher fee. Buying clubs know the situation so are unlikely to come in with much higher offers.

Aaron Lennon has a contract until 2016 so would only have one year left next season, that reduces his transfer value to it's lowest point. While transfermarkt value him at £10.56 million ($17.52m - €13.35m) now, that may well sink to £6 million ($9.96m - €7.59m) next summer when he would be 28.

Sandro they value at £9.68 million ($16.06m - €12.24m) and his contract also ends in 2016 when he will be 26. Napoli were said to be willing to offer £8.70 million ($14.44m - €11m) which would be close to next summers price. They have failed to qualify for the UEFA Champions League so now have a reduced transfer budget.

That deal is not dead but Daniel Levy would have to let him go cheaply to see it go through. QPR can not take both players on loan, it would breach regulations so one would have to be bought. But QPR are not the only clubs circling, Lennon has other English Premier League suitors including West Ham United while several Italian clubs have been interested in Sandro.

Lewis Holtby is having a medical at Hamburg today so looks certain to leave, he is a player who runs around a lot but take that out of his game and there is not a great deal of end product. Sentimental fans want to keep him but he doesn't look as if he would ever push for a starting place above others and he wants to be playing football. That has fuelled efforts to move back to the Beunesliga.

Zeki Fryers has not progressed as hoped. He is now 21, will be 22 in September and is a mile behind Eric Dier 20 or DeAndre Yedlin 21 in development. Also with Milos Veljkovic, 18, developing their seems little chance of him getting enough opportunities to significantly improve his game. He is having a medical at Crystal Palace today ahead of a £3 million ($4.98m - €3.79m) move.

If that is the type of player Crystal Palace want I can see why Tony Pulis left. Palace still need to build a team to keep them in the division, players like Fryers should be in addition to that team. If he is to play he will need to learn fast because if they buy too many who need to improve then they will go down.

For the first two years at Premier League level it is about survival and your purchases reflect that, you need experience. When you have established yourselves other players trust your chances of staying up more and are therefore more likely to come to you. That is when you start buying the players with potential and mix them with the experienced guys. Once they have improved you can bring in more. It's a building process similar to the one Hull City have been undertaking.

It has been quiet all summer over 30-year-old left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto who has a year left on his contract but no future at Tottenham. He has been offered on a free transfer to get his wages off the bill and surprisingly so far there have been no takers. You would have thought someone like Crystal palace would take him but I suppose wages would be the issue.

Spurs will have their fingers crossed that someone does take him, they won't want to have to pay the wages of a player who is not going to be in the 25 man Premier League Squad.

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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Fazio, De Sciglio, New Captain, Soldado & Townsend, History

Hello everyone, good evening and welcome once again to Tottenham News Shorts, quick bits of bitesize news surrounding Tottenham and or the glorious game of football, soccer to some.

Tottenham News Shorts Issue 58


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Who do we play in the UEFA Europa League? Kids, 1st XI, Squad players? Getting the balance right, Europa League v Premier League

Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 57

Nacer Chadli responded in the right way when his future at Tottenham was threatened.


Right let's get into the Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 58 that concerns recent news regarding Federico Fazio, Mattia De Sciglio, our new skipper, Andros Townsend & Roberto Soldado and Spurs history on this day.

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We have officially announced the signing of 27-year-old Argentina centre-back Federico Fazio from UEFA Europa League champions Sevilla. He gives us aerial power when we need that type of defender alongside Jan Vertonghen. They would now seem to be our first choice pairing with Eric Dier in reserve and whoever else remains, although if deals can be arranged we may even see another centre-back arrival.

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Crazy stories emanating from Italy that Spurs have asked AC Milan for 21-year-old Mattia De Sciglio in exchange for Roberto Soldado. Di Sciglio is an Italian international full-back, yet we have Walker, have just signed Yedlin, Eric Dier can clearly play there rather well, Danny Rose and Ben Davies.

Three of those we have just bought, why on earth would we need another full-back when we are still short of a quality centre-back? Transfermarkt value him at £10.56 million, so under half what we are paying for Roberto Soldado. There seems little logic in the story at all, but then the Italian press have been full of illogical stories all summer.

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Unsurprisingly with Michael Dawson now gone to Hull City, and we wish him all the best in Humberside, Mauricio Pochettino will wait before naming his new skipper. Quite why anyone thought it would be any different is beyond me, he doesn't even know what squad he is going to have at the end of the window yet.

Townsend, Lennon, Holtby, Kaboul, Chiriches, Sandro and Soldado are all available at the right price. The first hurdle is the UEFA Europa League tomorrow night when Hugo Lloris is expected to captain the side again. If Tottenham get through that tie then they will know what competitions they are in and can offer European football, at the moment all that can be offered is the probability of European football, quite a different matter.

It's why 36% of all summer transfer window activity takes place in the last week, when teams and players know who has qualified for the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. No point a player moving to a club to hope for European football when you can wait ad guarantee it first.

Once all the transfer activity has finished on Monday then he'll know what his squad is and know who the new captain is going to be.

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People do like to misread things don't they, I see headlines about suggesting Pochettino doesn't want Andros Townsend and Roberto Soldado to leave which is rubbish, he hasn't said that at all. They can both lave for the right price. On Soldado he said:

"Soldado is here, I never talk about any player rumours. He is in my plans. For the future? Yes. Yes. We've only had two games in the Premier League and one in the Europa League. I believe in all the squad. It is important you know I can only pick 11."

And on Andros Townsend he said:

"He is in my plans. It is impossible you play or have in the squad only 11 players - you need 24 or 25 players. I think we have to play a lot of games and it is possible you play tomorrow, then don't play in the next Premier League game, but the most important thing is understanding that we need to choose for the games.  
"It is only 11 in each game after that another three impact players come in.
"We have an unbelievable squad and my job is not only to put my philosophy in the club or on the pitch on how we need to play, but I need choice and that is my job." 

What do people expect him to say, no he is not part of my plans, oh dear, we haven't been able to sell him, I'm stuck with him and I've slagged him off. What idiotic manager is going to put himself in that position? Saying a player is part of your plans is meaningless, he is only part of your plans until someone makes a suitable offer and a player leaves.

Both of them are definitely up for sale but let's be honest nobody is going to pay anywhere near what we paid for Soldado so he is almost impossible to sell.

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On this day in 2012 we sold Luka Modric to Real Madrid for £30 million.
On this day in 2005 Aaron Lennon made his Tottenham debut against Chelsea, we have not played a game on this day since.
On this day in 2003 American goalkeeper Kasey Keller played his 50th league game for us.
On this day in 1983 debuts were given to Gary Stevens and Danny Thomas against Ipswich Town.
On this day in 1980 centre-back John Lacey scored his first goal fro us as we beat Leyton Orient 1-0 in the League Cup away in a Second Round 1st Leg tie.
On this day in 1958 goalkeeper Ted Ditchburn played his last game fr the club in an away defeat at Chelsea. He played for England on 6 occasions.



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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Fazio done, Dawson, Holtby, who ran 7.8 miles v QPR, Spurs on this day

Hello everyone, good evening and welcome once again to Tottenham News Shorts, quick bits of bitesize news surrounding Tottenham and or the glorious game of football, soccer to some.

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Before we get into today's Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 57 here is a quick delve into some related articles to today's news that you may have missed.

Click on the links to find out more and share on your favourite social media sites. You'll find the icons in the comments box. Today we will centre on the Player Performance Reports against QPR on Sunday.

Spurs Player Performance Reports
Hugo Lloris Performance Report
Eric Dier Performance Report
Younes Kaboul Performance Report
Jan Vertonghen Performance Report
Danny Rose Performance Report
Etienne Capoue Performance Report
Nabil Bentaleb Performance Report
Erik Lamela Performance Report
Christian Eriksen Performance Report
Nacer Chadli Performance Report
Emmanuel Adebayor Performance Report
Mousa Dembele Performance Report
Harry Kane Performance Report
Roberto Soldado Performance Report

Right let's get into the Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 57 that concerns recent news regarding Federico Fazio, Michael Dawson, Lewis Holtby, Christian Eriksen tops the distance charts and club history.

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As reported earlier the Federico Fazio fee has been paid the LDP (Liga de Futbol Profesional) in Madrid this morning. The paperwork has now been shown to Sevilla by a Tottenham representative so ending their obstructions to the deal. The paperwork can now be lodged with the Premier League to be ratified.

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Michael Dawson has been in Hull today undergoing a medical ahead of his move to the Humberside club where he will join former teammates Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore. He gave everything for this club and the fans that abused him should be ashamed of themselves. In an era where players play for money he played for the club.

It won't be long before we hear fans whingeing nobody plays for the the badge anymore!

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Lewis Holtby is one of a number of players that Pochettino is willing to let go for the right price but happy to keep hold of if they don't. Hamburg are in advanced talks with Holtby according to Hamburger Abendblatt (Hamburger Evening Gazette).

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Those of you who like your stats who ran the furthest for Tottenham against QPR:
1. Christian Eriksen 7.8 miles
2. Erik Lamela ran 7.5 miles
3. Etienne Capoue ran 7.2 miles

Spurs have won the last 5 Premier League home games scoring 18 goals.

WBA have never won a Premier League away game in August in 18 attempts.
Drawn 6 Lost 8 Goals For 6 Goals Against 24 Goal Difference -18 Points 6

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On this day in 2009 Peter Crouch scored his debut goal for us.
On this day in 2007 Gareth Bale made his debut.
On this day in 1995 Clive Wilson, a left-back, made his debut.
On this day in 1978 John Duncan scored his last Spurs goal. I used to enjoy watching him, always gave his all and not a bad player as 53 goals in 103 games testifies.
On this day in 1956 Danny Blanchflower scored his debut goal.

On this day we have played 4 Premier League games and lost the lot, good job we are not playing one today! We have only won 4 out of 18 games, not our favourite day clearly.

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Frank Lampard has announced his international retirement, quite why players retire is a mystery, you should be available for your country whenever it needs you not whenever you choose it is convenient. That's not a dig before some suggest it s but at all players who want the ego boost they announce retirements for.

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud may be out for a lot longer than was first expected.

Manchester United have overpaid for another player, this time Angel de Maria, who will really sort their defensive problems out! They have paid an extortionate amount of money for a left-back their new manager doesn't want and have had to go and buy one he goes in Marcus Rojo. A shambles on the field, a shambles off it. Come on the MK Dons.

Everton look to be the ones finally signing Sanuel Eto'o who is said to want £65,000 a week. Whether they are paying that I wouldn't know buy=t they are offering a 2-year deal and arranging a medical.






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Thursday, 21 August 2014

Pritchard tackles ref, Under 21 highlights link, Musacchio deal off

Hello everyone, good morning and welcome once again to Tottenham News Shorts, quick bits of bitesize news surrounding Tottenham and or the glorious game of football, soccer to some.

Tottenham News Shorts Issue 56


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The youngsters were nervous for the opening Under 21 Premier League game against West Ham and we sometimes forget Nerves affect players at all levels, even Premier League players.

To be a success in life, to be a success in football and for the Tottenham first team to be a success they have to enjoy what they do says former legend Ledley KIng. For King enjoyment is one of the keys to success

What do Spurs fans want! We won It has been quite incredible the moans and defeatist attitude of many Spurs fans in forums who seem to have lost sight of a few vital points from the West Ham game.

Right let's get into the Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 54 that concerns recent news regarding Alex Pritchard putting the ref on the floor, link for video highlights of U21 win, Mateo Musacchio and Spurs history.

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Alex Pritchard on loan at Brentford didn't quite take the referee out Holtby style, but the ref ended up on the deck all the same in their away game at Bournemouth.


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Also up on the Spurs official website are extended highlights of the Spurs Under 21 win against West Ham United. It was the first U21 Premier League game of the season.

Tottenham Hotspur U21: Harry Voss, Ryan Fredericks, Alex McQueen, Tom Carroll, Dominic Ball, Milos Veljkovic (c), Emmanuel Sonupe, Harry Winks, Daniel Akindayini, Joshua Onomah, Cristian Ceballos

Subs: Nathan Oduwa, Thomas Glover, Filip Lesniak, William Miller, Souleymane Coulibaly

Related Article: Nerves affect players at all levels

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Mateo Musacchio has travelled with Villarreal as part of a 19 man squad for their Europa League tie against FK Astana in Kazakhstan. That probably signals the end of our pursuit of the Argentine and we'll move on to other targets.

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Happy 40th birthday to former midfielder Darren Caskey.

On this day in 2012 we sold Sebastien Bassong to Norwich City and signed Emmanuel Adebayor from Manchester City for £5 million.

On this day in 2010 against Stoke City (won 2-1) Benoit Assou-Ekotto made his 100th appearance.

On this day in 2004 Sean Davis makes his 200th career club appearance wile Thimothee Atouba scored the games only goal and his only Spurs goal in a 1-0 win at Newcastle United.

On this day in 1985 Danny Thomas scores his only goal for us in a 1-1 draw with Oxford United, the first time we had played them.

On this day in 1983 we drew 1-1 with West Ham United in the Bill Nicholsom Testimonial game.

On this day in 1976 Northern Ireland striker Gerry Armstrong made his Tottenham debut.



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Sunday, 17 August 2014

Falcao, Rojo, di Maria, Welbeck, Benatia, CĂ©sar & Manolas

Hello everyone, good morning and welcome once again to Tottenham News Shorts, quick bits of bitesize news surrounding Tottenham and or the glorious game of football, soccer to some.

Before we get into today's Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 55 here is a quick delve into some related articles to today's news that you may have missed.

Click on the links to find out more and share on your favourite social media sites. You'll find the icons in the comments box. Today the lins are from yesterdays victory over West Ham United.

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Radamel Falcao wants to leave AS Monaco, who only play in front of less than 20,000 fans, for Real Madrid. However the Spanish club have made no contact and Liverpool have re-opened negotiations with the AS Monaco.

Portuguese side Sporting want Manchester United's Portuguese winger Nani or midfielder Anderson in exchange for Argentinian left-back Marcos Rojo before they will consider making a deal with Louis Van Gaal side.

Louis Van Gaal has spoken to Angel di Maria with Real Madrid's permission according to local reports in Spanish media.

Hull City have had a bid rejected for 23-year-old Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck after selling Shane Long to Southampton for £12 million. Steve Bruce will use the money to strengthen the squad.

"We will invest that money into the squad to make it bigger and better, and we'll be looking to find a replacement. I'd like at least another three players to come through the door. The money that we got for Shane will allow us to do that."

Sky Sports’ Jim White has tweeted:
"Hearing that highly-rated centre-back Mehdi Benatia on his way from AS Roma to Manchester United."
However German TV channel Sports1 and newspaper Bild are reporting that Bayern Munich technical director Michael Reschke is in talks over a £30 million move to the German champions.

Brazilian goalkeeper JĂșlio CĂ©sar, now 34, has finally agreed a move to Benfica from Premier League (EPL) new boys QPR. That will get another high wage earner off their bill.

The famous Cultural Leonesa 'tuxedo' shirts are now available for all you who want something different!

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There are reports circulating that Olympiakos defender Kostas Manolas has a medical booked at Arsenal.



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Friday, 15 August 2014

Yedlin, Player tweets, The Emptycrates, Soldado, Pulis

Hello everyone, good morning and welcome once again to Tottenham News Shorts, quick bits of bitesize news surrounding Tottenham and or the glorious game of football, soccer to some.

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Before we get into today's Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 54 here is a quick delve into some related articles to today's news that you may have missed.

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We should be looking for these 43 things in each player each game if we want to improve the squad.
Spurs need more players like Christian Eriksen and some are showing the signs that they have it too.
Every Spurs player should be reading these before the season starts.
It has suddenly become a massive season for the Tottenham future of Ryan Fredericks now.

Right let's get into the Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 54 that concerns recent news regarding DeAndre Yedlin, Player tweets, less attendance at Arsenal that quoted, Roberto Soldado and Tony Pulis.

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DeAndre Yedlin realises a dream in the same way Gareth Bale realised his. You have to work day in day out to achieve it and then prove you deserve to be there. That mindset is the mindset of a winner and we don't have enough of them at Spurs.

"I always hoped and dreamed that this would happen, but I never expected it to happen this soon. 
"It's all been kind of crazy, and there’s never really been time to look back. It’s one of those things you just have to take whatever comes at you and move on to the next thing."
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Brad Friedel welcomes his American compatriot DeAndre Yedlin while Andros Townsend shows his darts skills! Shaquile is more interested in his fashion.

Brad Friedel
Welcome aboard Tottenham Tallahassee!!!  I will no doubt see you soon!!!

Andros Townsend
Took my dartboard off the wall and found all these holes!



Shaquile Coulthirst
My Babies...



Harry Kane
Thank you everyone for your messages. I am delighted to have signed the new deal and look forward to the future with the club! COYS


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Erik Lamela looks to have bulked up a bit from the thin frame we saw last season and has been getting stuck in tackling back during pre-season, he looks as though he has done a lot of work and adapted his body strength to the additional requirements of the Premier League.

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Nobody likes supporting Arsenal it seems so they have to make figures up.

A report in the Daily Telegraph, which obtained the information from the A is for Arsenal blog, tells us that Arsenal add an extra 6,550 on average to make it look like they get a decent attendance at The Empty Crates Stadium. Against Fennerbache they claimed attendance figures 11,492 higher than were actually there!

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) record the number who actually turn up to games and Arsenal artificially inflated their attendance figures by nearly 174,000 they reveal.

Attendance figures at the 60,338-capacity ground were not 99.1% as released by Arsenal but in fact only 53,788 actually turned up, an attendance of just 89.1%.

The blog author, John, found TV had no affect on attendances, more people attend at weekends than midweek as you would expect and a surprise among the most popular games.

Southampton 5th
Norwich City 6th
Fulham 7th

Chelsea 18th
Bayern Munich 19th

Perhaps that suggests their supporters only turn for games they think they can win and North London derbies.

Last season an information request revealed that Manchester United were shown to have inflated their actual attendance figures by as much as 25,000!

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Portuguese new outlet A Bola are claiming FCPorto are interested in signing striker Roberto Soldado. They claim he is on a list of three they are interested in which includes Álvaro Våzquez of Getafe and Sergio Darder of Målaga.

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Tony Pulis has left Crystal Palace over transfer money on the same day they sign Martin Kelly from Liverpool for £1.5 million. When fit he's an £8 million right-back so that's a bloody good deal for Palace.

Manager of the Season to sacked without playing a game a competitive game, football is a funny business. That's what you get for beating a team 13-1 in pre-season, the chairman suddenly thinks the team is full of superstars.

All the reports were that he had sat down with Tony Pulis at the end of last season and agreed a transfer budget, now they are arguing over it, can only be one reason for that, the chairman has pulled the plug on the agreed investment.

Under Tony Pulis Crystal Palace had a 42% win ratio, before him 17%. Who says managers don't make a difference. Tottenham have got rid of a few looking for the right one who can make that sort of difference, even half that difference, hopefully we have found him now.

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Thursday, 14 August 2014

Soldado, Schneidrlin v Bale, 6th, Anderton, Lloris, Squad numbers, 7 debutants

Hello everyone, good morning and welcome once again to Tottenham News Shorts, quick bits of bitesize news surrounding Tottenham and or the glorious game of football, soccer to some.

Tottenham News Shorts


Before we get into today's Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 53 here is a quick delve into some related articles to today's news that you may have missed.

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With the West Ham game coming up we'll take a look at the defence today and three articles that discuss it.

Dawson vs Kaboul, Rose vs Davies, decisions, decisions
Spurs defence stronger without changes
Strengthening the Tottenham defence

Right let's get into the Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 53 that concerns recent news regarding Fredy GuarĂ­n and Roberto Soldado, Morgan Schneiderlin, the final Premier League table, Darren Anderton, Hugo Lloris, Squad numbers and Spurs history.

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One of the most stupid stories of the summer appears on Football Fancast where they claim Tottenham want Fredy GuarĂ­n in return for Roberto Soldado (£26 million - €32.49m) and £10 million (€12.49m) in cash!

They have lifted the story from the Daily Express and quite who has dreamt up such a daft piece of transfer speculation is a mystery.

GuarĂ­n is a player Inter permanently try to sell and is permanently in the papers being linked with one club or another, these reports must either come from his agent or from Inter themselves. WE have looked at him before but his asking price had always been too high at £18 million (€22.49m).

You start to see now why this story is so absurd, £18 million (€22.49m) is too expensive so we'll give them more! Also he is 28-years old and doesn't fit in with our policy of buying players who will improve and grow in sell-on value.

The Colombian international has been surplus to requirements for over a year, yet to maintain his transfer price they gave him a new contract in March util 2018. Reports from Italy suggest Inter want £14 million (€17.49m) cash now, things are financially tight for them despite being a big club.

All summer we have had reports linking Sandro with a host of sides and all sorts of stories attempting to suggest Italian clubs will be able to get him and Soldado on the cheap. It's about time they gave it a rest and about time mug reporters saw through such rubbish and reported it for what it is.

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Morgan Schneiderlin claims he has a verbal agreement that he would be allowed to leave when he signed his 4-year contract in February 2013. Southampton are refusing to honour that agreement at the moment, which would certainly explain his anger when he was told he can't leave.

Now we at Tottenham not only know about transfer soap operas but we know about these gentleman's agreements too. A certain Gareth Bale had a gentleman's agreement, in other words a verbal agreement, with Daniel Levy to give Spurs one extra year and in return we would let him go if a 'decent'offer came in. The word 'decent' was reported as 'outstanding' and in various other forms but the idea was the same, for a high enough offer we would let him go.

His agent, Jonathan Barnett, conformed that Daniel Levy kept his word and that the Bale sale was negotiated over 110 days. Daniel Levy wanted the best financial deal for Spurs and drove a hard bargain in a deal that with the Champions League win for Real Madrid is thought to be £101 million (€126.19m).

Will Southampton honour their gentleman's agreement the way Tottenham did, are they just driving a hard bargain or are they reneging on a promise? We'll find out in just over a couple of weeks.

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Bloomberg Sports have asked their 'super computer' to predict the final Premier League table this season and it looks like this. Tottenham to finish 6th.

Tottenham News Shorts


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Former Tottenham and England right winger Darren Anderton has been talking to talkSPORT about the season ahead and his expectation matches that of the computer, sixth.

“I think they will probably finish sixth. I just think the top four will probably be the same.  
“I think it’s difficult to break into that and of course, [Manchester] United have got to do better this year. So I think they will probably get into the top five. 
“I don’t think that’s a bad thing, it’s just not easy to break into there. 
“We had a couple of years when we were in there but we’ve fallen away the last couple of years. Last year was a bit disappointing.”

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Hugo Lloris conducted a Q&A session on Facebook with fans and was asked who had the trickiest shot to save he went for one of the Summer Seven,  Christian Eriksen.

"Eriksen. You cannot read his shot.”

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The squad numbers for our new signings according to the list we have submitted to UEFA are Eric Dier 15 and Ben Davies 33. Michel Vorm is not in the squad for the UEFA Europa League qualifying stages.

Other squad numbers include Ryan Mason 38, Tom Carroll 28, Etienne Capoue 29 and Nacer Chadli 22.

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On this day in 2004 Paul Robinson, Phil Ifil, Nourredine Naybet, Erik Edman, Pedro Mendes and Sean Davis made their debut's and Thimothee Atouba made his debut as a substitute, that makes seven! 

We drew 1-1 with Liverpool at home. Spurs finished the season 9th having finished 14th the year before, seems seven new signings doesn't make that mush difference so perhaps now we can stop making excuses for them and expect them to perform.

In 1999 Norwegian midfielder Oyvind Leonhardsen scored his debut goal for us in a 2-1 win at Everton on the opening day of the season.

In 1993 in a 1-0 opening day win at Newcastle United Defender Colin Calderwood and midfielder Jason Dozzell make their Tottenham debuts.

In 1984 we signed prolific striker Clive Allen from Queens Park Rangers for £700,000.

Happy 33rd birthday for former Tottenham winger Matthew Etherington and happy 63rd birthday to former centre-half John Lacy.

Today in 1971 Ralph Coates made his debut against Wolves in a 2-2 home draw.



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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Extended 11 min highlights Schalke win, AEL Limassol, Roberts, GuarĂ­n, history

Hello everyone, good morning and welcome once again to Tottenham News Shorts, quick bits of bitesize news surrounding Tottenham and or the glorious game of football, soccer to some.

Before we get into today's Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 52 here is a quick delve into some related articles to today's news that you may have missed.

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Three fairly recent articles today, Roberto Soldado looks the same in front of goal as last season, as if he doesn't expect to score but hopes he will, that mindset needs to change.

Morgan Schneidrlin is another typical Spurs saga set to go to the last day of the window.

As there are extended 11 minute highlights of the Spurs v Schalke game an article surrounding the adoption of new tactics for us.

Right let's get into the Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 52 brief news this morning that concerns recent news regarding: AEL Limassol fixture times, Lamela/Soldado in the cold bath, Graham Roberts, Fredy GuarĂ­n, Spurs history today and extended highlights of te Tottenham win over Schalke.

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The UEFA Europa League qualifying round play-off 1st Leg away to AEL Limassol at the Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium in Larnaca, Cyprus on Thursday 21st August will kick-off at 7pm local time and 5pm UK time.

Here in the UK, ITV have the broadcasting rights for the Europa League again so as usual the games will be shown on ITV4.

The second leg at White Hart Lane is a week later on Thursday 28th August and will kick-off at 7.45pm UK time.

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Lamela in Pictures

Eil Lamela and Roberto Soldado in cold water but not to worry it's only recovery time.

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Graham Roberts
Fair play to harry & Tony Rernandes getting a big character like Glenn Hoddle in shows he is putting club first Glenn top top coach good luck

Graham Roberts
Great to see Glenn back in the game QPR have a great football man with fantastic knowledge,he will improve them in all areas, good luck Glenn

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Serie A giants Inter who are not cash rich signed Fredy GuarĂ­n to a new contract as nobody had bought him yet and immediately continued to offer him around Europe to anyone who would listen. Naturally our nae has been mentioned but as he has signed a contract until 2018 his transfer fee remains high and there are other cheaper options.

Inter fans don't rate him and want him sold, when he nearly was these fans complained they didn't want him either so the deal fell through. We are not favourites, we are not top of the list, we are not even interested but apparently we are going to face stiff competition from Juventus. The competition will be as stiff as our defence was last season.

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On this day in 2005 striker Frédéric Kanouté played his last game for us, a 2-0 win away to Portsmouth on the opening day of the season. In th same game Canadian right-back Paul Stalteri, winger Wayne Routledge and midfielder Teemu Tainio all made their debuts. That season we had the famous dodgy lasagna but were forced to play with a sick squad, Tanip being one of them.

On this day in 1997 Les Ferdinand scored his first Tottenham goal in a 2-1 away defeat to West Ham.

Happy 30th Birthday to midfielder Niko Kranjčar and happy 41st birthday to Paul Mahorn

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Finally this morning here is a link to the 11 minute extended highlights of the Tottenham Hotspur v Schalke game by Spurs TV that are available on the official website.




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Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Jennings, Sinclair, Stadium, Schneiderlin, Yedlin, Hoddle

Hello everyone, good morning and welcome once again to Tottenham News Shorts, quick bits of bitesize news surrounding Tottenham and or the glorious game of football, soccer to some.

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Before we get into today's Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 51 here is a quick delve into some related articles to today's news that you may have missed.

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Today we'll offer three recent articles surrounding head coach Mauricio Pochettino.

Pochettino needed time to assess the Spurs squad
Pochettino on squad, targets & overseas player problems
Pochettino's first dilemma

Right let's get into the Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 51 that concerns recent news regarding Pat Jennings scoring against Manchester United, Scott Sinclair, Stadium move to MK Dons, Morgan Schneiderlin threatened, DeAndre Yedlin and Glenn Hoddle.

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On this day (August 12th) Pat Jennings scored his first and only goal for us, remarkable because he was our goalkeeper and arguably the finest goalkeeper we have ever had, certainly the best in my lifetime, better than Hugo Lloris.

The game was the 1967 Charity Shield, the season curtain raiser now known as the Community Shield and paraded these days as if it means something. Our Pat, ball in hand cleared the ball down field from his own box and Alex Stepney in goal for Manchester United misjudged it, leaping only to see the ball bounce over his head into the net, so that's where Kyle Naughton learnt it from!

1967 Top 40 Official Singles Chart UK
1. (2) San Francisco (Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair) - Scott McKenzie
2. (1) All you need is love - Beatles
3. (3) Death of a clown - Dave Davies
4. (6) I'll never fall in love again - Tom Jones
5. (4) It must be him (Seul sur son etoile) - Vikki Carr

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Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair says he will have to look for a new club if he will not be played next season. I think he is in desperate need of a reality check, he can't seriously having expected to play a game of football going there, table football maybe.

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One little bit of ITK and everyone goes nuts about MK Dons 30,500 seat stadium (stadiummk) being our temporary home for 2 years with a few games elsewhere, we'll see. Local traders it would appear have the same belief, they have heard the same.

It was to be only a year so why would we now need 2 years away if that is not going to speed up delivery and why does it take so long to build a stand anyway? Didn't the Germans build a whole load of stadiums rather quickly for the 2006 World Cup?

Obviously I'm no builder but I've never understood why it takes years to build something.

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Morgam Schneiderlin will be fined 2 weeks wages if he misses the Southampton Liverpool game so the obvious thing to do is turn up and get sent off in the first 5 minutes, take your shirt off and throw it at the managers feet as you walk off, something similar worked for Hossam Ghaly, he never played again.

And for all you fools without a sense of humour that isn't a serious suggestion.

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Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid thinks that the DeAndre Yedlin transfer to Tottenham should be completed in the next 48 hours. There is no chance that he will join Spurs before January even with out current fight-back problem as he wouldn't be sold without a loan back agreement.

Seattle Sounders are a rich club and American football is run differently to other countries. Of the $3.5m fee Seattle would only get around $600,000 with the rest going towards player development via the League governing body. This is not a transfer about money.

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Spurs midfield legend Glenn Hoddle has now joined Queens Park Rangers as a first-team coach where he will train them on the 3-5-2 system Harry Redknapp wants the club to employ this season. Rio Ferdinand will play central in the back three as a sweeper.

It is a system Hoddle has used before at Swindon, Chelsea and for certain games with England. His experience at coaching the system will speed it's implementation.

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