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What the Papers Say 16-22 Sept

Posted on 18 September 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).


In amongst some fairly positive match reports from United, the News of the World link us with Brazilian Roque Junior and Lucarelli


A few meaty preview pieces for Old Trafford as Kasey Keller is featured in the Mirror and Dean Richards in the Mail - recalling his car crash from a few years ago.

Teddy Sheringham talks about the possibility of another year at Spurs in the Sun, where Les Ferdinand says he hopes to get one over cousin Rio.

Gary Mabbutt tells Sir Alex Ferguson that he let Teddy leave United too early in the Star.


Our director of football David Pleat has denied stories linking Tim Sherwood with a move to Portsmouth.

A number of national newspapers suggested this morning that Tim was poised to move to Fratton Park initially on loan with the deal becoming permanent in January.

But David countered: "Nothing has been agreed between Portsmouth and Tottenham at this stage, although we are aware of Portsmouth's interest."

Les Ferdinand says in the Sun that his Tottenham career is not threatened by the arrival of Robbie Keane.

The striker is reported to have insisted that Glenn did not attempt to offload him and said: "I've said before that I welcome Robbie's arrival because it is good for the club. What is good for Spurs outweighs what is good for any individual player."

The football round-up in the Times says Mauricio Taricco is doubtful for the trip to Manchester United, while Teddy Sheringham states that he'll be doing his utmost to help Robbie Keane settle in.

"I'll be watching him closely to see what I can and can't do alongside him, if I'm playing," said Teddy. "He's just got that something different, something we haven't got between the rest of the strikers. We've five strikers now who can do a great job for the club."

Harry Harris' column in the Express points out that Spurs are grooming a number of promising players who might make the international breakthrough this season.

He reflects, however, that Glenn was none too happy about being linked with all sorts of players in the summer before landing Robbie Keane.

Harris reports that Glenn simply made enquiries about the price and availability of the likes of Eidur Gudjonsen and Michael Ricketts in case his original list fell through. The club suffered criticism from Ken Bates and Sam Allardyce.

"There were no bids and I cannot understand why we should be taking so much criticism for what was simply doing our job," said Glenn.

"But what really annoyed me was being linked to players I didn't even have on my list. There was one story that I was spotted in a hotel room signing up Nuno Gomes, when I was actually away on holiday."