Results for Australia

Spurs being paid £2.85m + travelling and training fees

5:00 pm
There are many reasons for touring Australia, or at last taking part in an International tournament in a different state than last year. Then it was Sydney, now it is Melbourne, which you'll find to the bottom right on the map. They may look close together but are in fact 878.8km (546.06 miles) apart. London to Edinburgh is only 668.19km (415.2 miles) away.

Money of course plays its part, Spurs are being paid to go there.

Spurs, Juventus, and Atletico Madrid will be paid at least £2.85-million (€3.4m - AUS$5m - US$3.73m) million each in appearance fees to take part in the 2016 International Champions Cup and they will have all their travel, accommodation and training expenses covered.

The London-listed organisers, TLA Worldwide, chaired by Melbourne entrepreneur Bart Campbell, will be receiving about AUS$8-10 million from the Victorian state government to assist in bringing the top teams to Melbourne. They do this as the influx of tourists, from abroad and from other Australia boost the local economy by many times the initial investment. Speculate to accumulate.

They have helped sponsor the International Champions Cup for three years now and it has brought in over £150-million into the economy Victorian (Melbourne is part of the state of Victoria) Sports Minister John Eren told the press.

Australia has a large Asian community, it is close to Asia and Asia is an important region to Spurs. The market is huge and we have just seen a sponsorship deal with Kumho Tire because we have a South Korean player. Our shirt sponsors are AIA, an Asian company and Ledley King stopped off in Singapore to launch a new AIA initiative before going to Australia.

Tottenham have a big following in Australia and they saw all the stars last year, this year it is a weakened squad with players needing rest after the European Championships. Which youngster is going to stand-out, who is going to come forward and catch the eye? That's the biggest question for many on this our, it could launch a career or two and see first-team opportunities as a result.

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Squad announced - Pochettino to assess players

10:07 am
As previously reported Mauricio Pochettino wants to have a look at some of the players in pre-season with a view to confirming their future, be it with Sours or away from Spurs,

The squad for the Australia tour reflects that. In previous tours, Pochettino has often started with a strong team and brought the youngsters on to close out a game while the opposition are making every effort to get an equalizer or a winner. That adds to the pressure they have to handle.

There are plenty of youngsters to have a look at, Cameron Carter-Peters as the possible back-up to Toby Alderweireld will have to be assessed, Dominic Ball we already know will be assessed, exciting prospect Marcus Edwards will see some first-team action for the first time. Harry Winks needs to show he has developed over the last year and DeAndre Yedlin can show what he has learnt under Sam Allardyce a Sunderland.

Luke Amos
Dominic Ball
Tom Carroll
Cameron Carter-Vickers
Nacer Chadli
Marcus Edwards
Christian Eriksen
Tom Glover
Shayon Harrison
Vincent Janssen
Erik Lamela
Ryan Mason
Luke McGee
Will Miller
Josh Onomah
Heung-Min Son
Kieran Trippier
Michel Vorm
Kyle Walker-Peters
Anton Walkes
Victor Wanyama
Kevin Wimmer
Harry Winks
DeAndre Yedlin

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Australian Tour Itinerary

7:40 am
Australian Tour Itinerary

TOTTENHAM have announced the itinerary for the tour of Australia incorporating the 2016 International Champions Cup Australia, being held in Melbourne. As with American tours there will be an open training session where match day ticket holders can come along and watch the players put through their paces.
AAMI Park Open training session: Monday 25 July, 7:00pm – 8:30pm (free for match ticket holders)
Match 1: Melbourne Victory FC vs Juventus Football Club Saturday 23 July, 2016, 7:00pm Melbourne Cricket Ground
Match 2: Juventus Football Club v Tottenham Hotspur Tuesday 26 July, 2016, 8:00pm Melbourne Cricket Ground
Match 3: Tottenham Hotspur v Atlético de Madrid Friday 29 July, 2016, 8:00pm Melbourne Cricket Ground
Playing against Juventus and Atletico Madrid will help raise our profile, last year it was Real Madrid and AC Milan. Building our fanbase around the world is important to offer to potential sponsors. In America for instance, where we have the most official supporters clubs ESPN analysed their viewing data and found 12.7% of people clicked on Manchester United stories and 2.7% clicked on Tottenham stories.
There is plenty of work to do over and above simply building a new stadium.

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Spurs heading back to Australia July 2016

4:36 pm

Tottenham Hotspur will be heading back to Australia next summer after our successful trip to Sydney last summer.

The Herald Sun report that Spurs have been confirmed as taking part in the International Champions Cup again sponsored by Audi. We played Real Madrid and AC Milan last year, next year we will travel to Melbourne for a July tournament. Also confirmed as taking part are four times Serie A winners on the bounce and UEFA Champions League finalists Juventus and Melbourne Victory.

It is important we are seen as a pull and are associated with Europes's elite teams, it all helps to raise our profile with the knock-on effects that has for our fanbase and marketing.

There is an article at 8.30pm GMT tonight with the figures Tottenham Hotspur submitted to the Haringey Council Planning Sub Committee to back up our application and show our expected costs (£675-750m) and increased income. 

Make sure you return to THBN at 8.30pm tonight.

07.30am - Next Hurdle Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has to give formal approval
08.30am - £750-million New Stadium: The Game Changer - this is much bigger than just the number of fans we can sit inside the new stadium, way, way bigger.
10.30am - Ground question as construction date is extended - construction now extends into a second season so how does that affect us?
12.30pm - Club figures show expected revenue increases - gap to close significantly on Liverpool even under conservative estimates.

There is a further article tonight on what was a monumental evening in the history of this great club, an evening where our hopes took a stride forward thanks to the plans put in place by the apparent arch-enemy of the one track-minders, Daniel Levy.

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