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Spurs in the Spotlight

Posted on 5 June 2002  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

The latest in our feature keeping tabs on current players and former Spurs in the news, transfer links and a Blast from the Past.


NOT MUCH SPURS news around at the moment with the World Cup in full swing, but the Daily Mail's 'World Cup snapshots' repeat the speculation lining us with a move for Samual Eto'o.

The Mail's twist is the suggestion that Sergei Rebrov has been offered to his club Real Mallorca in a swap deal for the "£9m-rated striker".



BLAST FROM THE PAST!
Lasse Eriksen asked what Paul Miller is doing now.

Club historian Andy Porter informs...


Paul Miller now works for a banking company in London and is also a Fifa registered agent. Since his loan spell with Skeid in 1978 he played for Tottenham (until 1987), Charlton, Watford, Bournemouth, Brentford and Swansea. Since retiring from football in 1991 he has also worked for an employment consultancy and an insurance company.


Monday June 3
MILENKO ACIMOVIC IS described as an 'astute purchase' by Glenn in the Mirror on the evidence of his appearance for Slovenia as substitute in their defeat by Spain on Sunday.

The report does make mention of his booking for diving late in the game, but praises the soon to be Spur saying his link play gave Slovenia more of a cutting edge.


IN THE BBC assessment of England's tame draw with Sweden, pundit-in-chief Alan Hansen said the game was 'crying out for Sheringham' to come on an settle England's play. The Scot said Teddy should be in the starting line-up for the Argentina clash and his statement was met with broad agreement from Martin O'Neill and Mark Lawrenson. But neither felt this would actually be the case.




OSSIE ARDILES FEELS that Juan Sebastian Veron will emerge as one of the players of the World Cup despite his supposed struggles at Manchester United.

The Spurs legend feels Veron will make an impact on a par with Zidane four years ago and Maradona in 1986.

"So much of playing at the top level is psychological," explained Ossie in the Mail on Sunday. "Veron plays the way I used to - he likes to influence games.

"He needs to feel he can run and game and when he does, oh my God, he's the best. He's not a good player without the ball and Argentines realise this."


SUNDAY PAPER SPECULATION continues to link Spurs with a move for Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o and the News of the World claim we have snapped him up in a £12m deal.

The report says Glenn will complete the signing after the World Cup as a move for Sunderland's Kevin Phillips has collapsed.

The player's agent Willie Mackay is quoted as saying: "The deal is as near certain as it gets to being done. I would expect it to be completed as soon as soon as his World Cup involvement comes to an end."

Eto'o is quoted as saying: "I met Glenn Hoddle and he is a very nice man. I want to join Spurs. He was a hero of mine and I like the way his teams play football."

BLAST FROM THE PAST!

Brett George asked what his former favourite Danny Thomas is doing now.

Club historian Andy Porter informs...

Danny Thomas now runs his own physiotherapy practice in Coventry, about ten minutes from Highfield Road. He still attends Spurs games on a regular basis and was at a Spurs function in London recently along with his good friend Gary Stevens.