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What The Papers Say

Posted on 4 August 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).

As the season fast approaches we've re-instated What The Papers Say, a daily service for our fans to report on all things Spurs in the written press.

The club will, on occasions, comment on stories when it is deemed necessary but, otherwise, remember not everything is how you see it in black and white!

Sunday August 3

A few interesting bits and bobs as always in Sunday's tabloids.

The News of the World's Planet Football pages suggest a swap deal involving Darren Anderton going to Leeds United and Robbie Keane coming to the Lane will happen this week.

The Sunday Mirror treads the Stephen Carr rumour mill again, suggesting the full-back may be a target for both Arsenal and Manchester United. Meanwhile, in its Chat Zone column, the Mirror links us with a move for Brighton hotshot Bobby Zamora.

All three redtops, the NOTW, People and Mirror, run reports fron our 1-0 win at Watford on Saturday.

Friday August 2

Not much Spurs speculation about on the morning after a Commonwealth Games gold rush in Manchester, but the Mail suggests that Chinese striker Qu Bo could be in line for a start against Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday. The match is in honour of Watford's long-serving Nigel Gibbs and, with the Nationwide League season beginning on Saturday, is sure to be competitive.

For details on tickets for this fixture, click HERE

The Sun says Wolves are targeting Les Ferdinand, having already secured the services of veteran Dennis Irwin and are close to signing Paul Ince. It is claimed Wolves have made a £500,000 bid.

The Star picks up on our report from Thursday with the news that Gus Poyet could be out for over three months and that Milenko Acimovic is struggling with a hamstring injury.

Thursday August 1

Most papers react to the revelation that we were a whisker away from signing Brazilian World Cup star Rivaldo, a story broken by the London Evening Standard on Wednesday.

The 30-year-old was available on a free transfer from Spanish giants but the lure the the lira at Serie A outfit AC Milan proved too much.

The Sun, Mirror, Star, Daily Mail and Independent all go with the story.

Meanwhile, the Sun runs a full-page match report from Wednesday night's friendly win at Crystal Palace, headlined 'Where has our midfield gone?', on the angle of injuries to Gus Poyet and Milenko Acimovic.

Chinese trialist Qu Bo grabs the headlines in the Star's Palace report.