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Posted on 9 August 2001  - 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).

Tottenham talk and transfer tittle-tattle from the daily tabloid press...

Thursday August 9

DAILY MAIL
Hate conquers all

THE MIRROR
Sol jeers hit Nick's night

THE SUN
Sol jibes mar Bill's big night

The tabs choose to centre on the occasional Sol chanting during the Bill Nicholson Testimonial against Fiorentina. Glenn said afterwards: "I have thought about that, but I don't want anything to deflect from Bill's night. What was said needs to be addressed at a later date."

George: Spurs will make it to Europe

The Sun and Express quote George as saying that a top-six finish is a possibility for Spurs next season. He said: "Tottenham have bought well, they have bought for the present. They have got established quality players for the next two years. I think Spurs could get into the top six, it is a possibility."

Meanwhile, the Mirror carries claims from former boss Christian Gross stating that his time at Spurs was a success.

"I rescued Spurs from relegation," he said. "They were in trouble in 1997 so keeping them in the Premiership was a big achievement on my part.

"Eventually, unable to bring in the assistant of my choice due to work permit difficulties, I was left as the Swiss guy all alone at White Hart Lane with few friends. I continue to think I did well for Spurs."





Wednesday August 8

THE SUN
Bill cashes in

It's that day at last! Bill Nick's testimonial against Fiorentina, and the Sun quotes Bill as saying: "I have a million memories. But the trouble is I can no longer remember most of them! I don't expect much, I don't like to be a nuisance."

Sheri scare

The Sun says Teddy Sheringham and Stephen Carr could be missing for the start of the season.

THE MIRROR
Hod hails his knight

Glenn on Bill: "I feel he should have been knighted by now." And so say all of us.

Sheri's a worry for Hoddle

Glenn expresses his concern over the fitness of Teddy, saying: ""Teddy's got an Achilles injury that really needs good man-management to make sure it doesn't become a long-term thing. There's a possibility that Teddy could be out for the next two matches, so we're going to have to be careful."

Glenn has ruled Teddy, Tim Sherwood and Stephen Carr out of the Fiorentina game.

DAILY EXPRESS
Pierini loss puts Roeder on to Perry

The Express says West Ham boss Glenn Roeder is considering a bid for Chris Perry following the collapse of a deal to bring Fiorentina's Alessandro Pierini to Upton Park.




Tuesday August 7

DAILY EXPRESS
Iversen is key to Richards signing

The Express suggests that we would have to part with Steffen Iversen should Glenn wish to capture Southampton defender Dean Richards. Saints are said to have no interest in a reported swap with Chris Perry.

THE SUN
Dazza will wait

Darren Anderton does not expect to receive an England call-up for the friendly against Holland at the Lane on August 15. He feels he needs to top up on Premiership match practice before making an England return.

"I want o play for England, but I won't be in the next game," Darren is quoted as saying. "I need to play in Premiership matches to prove I am fully recovered and on top of my game.

"I would love to be out there against Holland, especially at White Hart Lane, but there is no chance of that."

DAILY STAR
I'd never rat on Chelsea says Pet

Dan Petrescu says he could never play for Spurs because of his Chelsea connections. The Romanian full-back was tipped to follow Glenn from Southampton to the Lane, but he says it is not an option.

"I played for Chelsea and my heart could never be with another London club," said Petrescu. "I know that's hard for a player. The fans will think of you as a traitor. Just look at Sol Campbell and how he's the target of Tottenham fans' fury."

Meanwhile, the Star says we are ready to move for Barnet's 21-year-old striker Ben Strevens.