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Posted on 2 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 June 2

Hoddle is moving in for Dean

The Sun says Glenn is on the trail of Dean Richards, a player first linked to Spurs last season. Reportedly valued at £10m, it is said that Southampton would not be keen on parting with the big central defender.

Les hands out Ferd degree

In a report of the Reading game, the reporter, obviously not a regular Spurs watcher, writes that Spurs fans booed Stephen Carr for backing Sol Campbell's departure from the club. Clearly can't tell his 'shooooots' from his boos.

A snippet at the end of the report says Spurs are signing Everton's Norwegian goalkeeper Thomas Myhre in a £750,000 deal.

Wednesday June 1

Gray blocks Petrescu hopes of Spurs move

Not much about today, but the Express says Southampton boss Stuart Gray will not allow Romanian Dan Petrescu to follow Glenn to Spurs, despite the £4m capture of Rory Delap from Derby. The snippet makes no mention of any bid or enquiry from Spurs for the 33-year-old.

Tuesday July 31

Saints bid for Ferdy

Gray in Les link

Southampton are reportedly pondering a move for Les Ferdinand - an unlikely move given Les has just signed a new contract to remain at the Lane.

Meanwhile, the Mirror adds that Spurs have been blasted by Blackburn manager Graeme Souness over one-time transfer target Alan Kelly.

Monday July 30


Davies feeling left out


Davies at Gus stop


Poyet bars Davies' way

Simon Davies is quoted in all three newspapers admitting he doesn't expect to start many matches after the arrival of Gus Poyet. "He is a great player and someone I can learn off," he says. "But I don't expect to be starting many matches."