Friday, June 22, 2007

Members of the Spurs Supporters Club Malta are to note that
this season’s International Membership fee is
Lm27.50 (adults) and Lm12.50 (juniors and senior citizens)

The club has renewed all of last year’s international Memberships and
has paid up for new members who had shown interest in joining.
We urge all those concerned to kindly settle their dues immediately.

International Members will be receiving their usual exclusive pack in due course.

Thank you for your continued support

Thursday, June 14, 2007

(Kick-Offs Malta time)

Saturday, 11 August 2007
Sunderland v Tottenham, 4:00

Tuesday, 14 August 2007
Tottenham v Everton, 8:45

Saturday, 18 August 2007
Tottenham v Derby, 4:00
Saturday, 25 August 2007

Saturday, 01 September 2007
Fulham v Tottenham, 4:00

Saturday, 15 September 2007
Tottenham v Arsenal, 4:00

Saturday, 22 September 2007
Bolton v Tottenham, 4:00

Saturday, 29 September 2007
Tottenham v Aston Villa, 4:00

Saturday, 06 October 2007
Liverpool v Tottenham, 4:00

Saturday, 20 October 2007
Newcastle v Tottenham, 4:00

Saturday, 27 October 2007
Tottenham v Blackburn, 4:00

Saturday, 03 November 2007

Saturday, 10 November 2007
Tottenham v Wigan, 4:00

Saturday, 24 November 2007
West Ham v Tottenham, 4:00

Saturday, 01 December 2007
Tottenham v Birmingham, 4:00

Saturday, 08 December 2007
Tottenham v Man City, 4:00

Saturday, 15 December 2007
Portsmouth v Tottenham, 4:00

Saturday, 22 December 2007
Arsenal v Tottenham, 4:00

Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Saturday, 29 December 2007

Tuesday, 01 January 2008

Saturday, 12 January 2008
Chelsea v Tottenham, 4:00

Saturday, 19 January 2008
Tottenham v Sunderland, 4:00

Wednesday, 30 January 2008
Everton v Tottenham, 8:45

Saturday, 02 February 2008
Tottenham v Man Utd, 4:00

Saturday, 09 February 2008
Derby v Tottenham, 4:00

Saturday, 23 February 2008
Tottenham v Chelsea, 4:00

Saturday, 01 March 2008
Birmingham v Tottenham, 4:00

Saturday, 08 March 2008
Tottenham v West Ham, 4:00

Saturday, 15 March 2008

Saturday, 22 March 2008
Tottenham v Portsmouth, 4:00

Saturday, 29 March 2008
Tottenham v Newcastle, 4:00

Saturday, 05 April 2008
Blackburn v Tottenham, 4:00

Saturday, 12 April 2008
Tottenham v Middlesbro', 4:00

Saturday, 19 April 2008
Wigan v Tottenham, 4:00

Saturday, 26 April 2008
Tottenham v Bolton, 4:00

Saturday, 03 May 2008
Reading v Tottenham, 4:00

Sunday, 11 May 2008
Tottenham v Liverpool, 4:00

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Spurs Reserves to play at Leyton Orient from next season

Following the news about the South Africa tour, Tottenham Hotspur have now announced that the first friendly of the pre-season schedule will be away against Stevenage Borough on Saturday July 7, kick off 4pm.

This fixture marks the conclusion of Spurs' agreement with Stevenage to stage Reserve team fixtures at Broadhall Way. Spurs Reserves have played at Stevenage for the last six seasons - including the memorable title-winning campaign of 2005-06.

From the start of the 2007-08 season, Clive Allen’s side will play all home games at Leyton Orient’s Brisbane Road stadium (see more information about stadium below). A pre-season first-team friendly will take place at the home of the League One side on Wednesday August 1, kick off 8.45pm.

“We have enjoyed six terrific years at Broadhall Way and have come to this decision for practical reasons,” explained Sporting Director Damien Comolli. “We have always been well supported at our Reserve team games at Stevenage and hope that our supporters will now follow us to our new venue at Leyton Orient. We look forward to building a similarly excellent relationship with Orient. We were delighted to see Stevenage win the FA Trophy at Wembley last month and wish them every success in their bid to secure league football. Pre-season matches against Stevenage have always been enjoyable affairs and we will be taking our strongest available squad to Broadhall Way for what will be our farewell match.”

On Monday July 16 a Spurs XI side will play Dartford FC (8.45pm) while Nationwide Conference club Rushden & Diamonds will provide the opposition for Spurs XI on Tuesday July 31 at Nene Park (kick-off 8.30pm).

(All Kick Offs are Malta time)


The Matchroom Stadium, commonly known as Brisbane Road

Capacity: 9,271 (all seated)

Address: Brisbane Road, Leyton, London, E10 5NF

Main Telephone No: 0870-310-1881

Fax No: 0870-310-1882

Ticket Office: 0870-310-1883

Year Ground Opened: 1937

Pitch Size: 115 x 80

Web Site:

The ground has seen a lot of re-development in recent years, with the construction of three new stands. Finance for this has chiefly come from the proceeds of selling part of the Brisbane Road site to a property developer. In this ground breaking development, the corners of the ground have been filled with blocks of residential apartments, which certainly gives the stadium a unique look.

At one end is the single tiered, South Stand (capacity 1,336 seats), that was opened in 1999. This stand replaced a former open terrace. An interesting feature of this covered area is that it is raised above pitch level, meaning that you have to climb a small set of steps at the front to reach the seating area.

The old Main (East) Stand, which was originally opened in 1956, has been reduced in length, but is still a fair size. This partly covered stand is now all seated after having seating installed on the former front terrace. Unfortunately, it has several supporting pillars and the roof doesn't quite cover all of the front seating. It does though have an interesting gable on its roof which has 'Leyton Orient' proudly emblazoned across it and gives a nice link to the Club's history.

Opposite is the new West Stand which was opened for the 2005/06 season. This all seated stand which has a capacity of 2,872, has an unusual look about it, as above the seating area is a tall vertical structure that houses the Club offices. It also has some corporate hospitality areas. At the very top of the stand is a fair sized viewing gallery for television cameras and press and the roof of the stand contains a lot of perspex panels to allow more light to reach the pitch.

At the North End of the ground is the most recent addition to the stadium. The North Stand was opened at the beginning of the 2007/08 season and replaced a former open terrace. This simple looking covered all seater stand, has space for 1,351 spectators and looks similar to the South Stand. The ground also has a set of four modern looking floodlight pylons.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007


Reports of Berbatov leaving Spurs have been rife and Sky recently added fuel to the fire by saying that the Bulgarian fancies a move to Manchester United. The quote was taken from an interview Berbatov gave to a Bulgarian newspaper. Many media sources chose the quote wherein Berbatov says that he likes the way Manchester United play but opted to leave out other parts of the interview where Dimitar reiterates his committment to Spurs. Here we reproduce the whoe interview for your benefit:

Dimitar, this is the third year in which we meet during the spring; last year, you were excited about the start of your first season in Tottenham Hotspur, it seems now that you are about to join Man Utd.
Now I am thinking about the return match against Belarus and after that I'll have a rest. After that we'll see...

Still, are you close to United?
Yes, in fact I am. They are now on the TV and I am very close to it. That's how close I am to them.
Do you want to play in Man Utd?
I am a happy man in Tottenham. The club gives me everything I need to feel nice with them, and I actually do. As to United, of course I like Sir Alex's team. Their style is attacking and pleasant to watch, and it coincides with my own style of playing football. Giggs, Scholes and Rooney are fantastic players and that fast guy Cristiano Ronaldo on the right side is a magician with the ball, he plays football from another planet. Of course, it would be a pleasure for me to play with these guys; they simply know how to have fun on the pitch.

Have you been contacted by Ferguson already?
No, I haven't.

When will you be able to name yourself a United player?
I think I answered this question already. I'm a happy man in my present club.

How did you adapt to the your new team Tottenham Hotspur?
I was warmly welcomed the guys accepted me as one of them from the first. I haven't felt isolated from the team even for a second. In the changing room at our stadium we have a sign which says: "There are no stars in Tottenham, the team is the big star." And this is what the atmosphere in the team is - we support and trust each other.

Has fame changed you?
I don't think so. Yeah, I like being famous, it's nice, but I haven't changed much.

Let's come home for a while. Do you think we'll qualify for Euro'08?
I believe we will. We have our chances, all we need is a little luck.

Has the atmosphere in the team changed since Stoichkov walked out and Stoilov came in?
The atmosphere is good, but it was good during Stoichkov's time as well. You see, now the coach is playing cards with the players... they are laughing, we groove together. My impressions of Stoilov are that he knows how to break the monotony of the training sessions. Obviously, he gained some good experience in the Champions League.

What were Stoichkov's mistakes?
I can't comment on his mistakes. He knows what he did wrong. Maybe he made too many enemies too fast and they turned him as black as sin. This reflected on the climate in the team. I can only say that Stoichkov treated the players well.

Can you surpass him as a player?
Hardly anybody will ever surpass Stoichkov on the pitch. He is the only Bulgarian who won European Champion Clubs' Cup with FC Barcelona, the Golden Ball of the France Football Magazine and many other football awards.

Yes, but a possible transfer in United can be your trampoline to higher goals.
For now this is in the sphere of possibilities. My goal for now is to score more goals for the national team than he did. I'm 26 now and I have a lot of time in front of me. If I play well, the cups will come naturally.


More on we reproduce an article from The Times of London:
Mother’s pride after Berbatov decides to spearhead campaign

by Robert Nurden

As fans of Tottenham Hotspur marvelled at the breathtaking skills of Dimitar Berbatov, their silky striker, last season, they could hardly have failed to notice that he was wearing a distinctive armband. In the Bulgarian national colours of white, green and red, it sported the slogan: “You are not alone”. Berbatov, the new hero of White Hart Lane, was directing his message to the five Bulgarian nurses who have been condemned to death in Libya on charges of injecting 400 children in a hospital in Benghazi with the HIV virus.

The women, all of whom are married with children in Bulgaria, were arrested eight years ago and put in jail to await trial.It is widely acknowledged that the Libyan authorities are seeking scapegoats for what is seen as poor hygiene in the management of blood transfusions at the hospital. Yet despite international outrage, in December last year the original verdict in 2004 was upheld. A final appeal is due to open soon.

What the Tottenham fans would not be aware of is the woman behind the man: Berbatov’s mother, Margarita. She is spearheading the campaign to release the women — Kristiyana Valtcheva, Nasya Nenova, Valentina Siropulo, Valya Chervenyashka and Snezhana Dimitrova — and has made frequent appearances on national television and in the press.

I met Margarita in her office at Blagoevgrad city hospital, where she is the head of nursing. Elegant and poised, the former athlete, handball star and renowned beauty said: “I had no idea Mitko [Dimitar’s nickname] was going to join the campaign. It was his idea, but he has always supported my work. I was watching him play for Spurs one weekend and there was the armband. It made me so proud.”

Margarita attempted to get the whole Tottenham team to wear the insignia but was overruled by club officials. “The players still lent their support and so did the Spurs fans,” she said. “I would like to thank them and ask them to continue to give publicity to this terrible episode.“It was natural for Mitko to wear the band. He is a very compassionate man and football is not the only thing in his life. Whenever he is here, he comes with me to the orphanage I support and brings them gifts.

Now the children all have shoes because of him. They love him.” Tottenham fans got the first hint that Berbatov was not only highly talented but also different when he scored in the 1-0 win away to Bayer Leverkusen, his former club, in their Uefa Cup group B match in November. Instead of indulging in wild celebrations — and not wanting to hurt the sensibilities of the home team’s fans — he parried the hugs and embraces of his new teammates and hurried back to the halfway line. A rare example of thoughtfulness in the modern game.

Berbatov once indicated that, had it not been for football, he could have drifted into the Bulgarian underworld. He learnt English by watching the Godfather films and the lure of the seamier side of life — as well as a love for nightclubbing that he is said to have enjoyed in Germany — seems to have passed. He spends his leisure hours sketching and seems shy and modest in front of the television cameras. Yet he is known in Bulgarian footballing circles as “the devil with the angel’s face” and was recently voted among the country’s ten Hottest Men of the Year.

However, his brilliance appears to have had an unfortunate impact on the career of his younger brother, Asen. Margarita hinted that Asen could not cope with the comparisons and quit the game five months ago. Tottenham, though, suit Dimitar’s style perfectly. “He told me he loves the club and is happy to be a team player as well as a showman,” she said.The walls of Margarita’s office show several pictures of Dimitar, whose goalscoring has attracted the attentions of Manchester United. On the table between us is a newspaper bearing the headline “Berbatov now worth 57 million euros”. Above her desk is a younger Dimitar, looking cool in shades, relaxing with friends, wearing the shirts of Pirin Blagoevgrad, CSKA Sofia, Bayer Leverkusen and Tottenham. There is one of him hugging his mother after being awarded one of many Bulgarian player-of-the-year awards and a portrait of him on a Unicef calendar as the country’s goodwill ambassador.

The conversation becomes serious as Margarita returns to the campaign theme. She says that her efforts go back several years, long before the death sentences were handed down. She gathered thousands of signatures but failed to attract sustained support from the Bulgarian Government. The fact that Bulgaria joined the EU in January will, Margarita believes, help the cause.

Last month there were signs of hope. A Libyan court acquitted the nurses of charges of slandering policemen by protesting that their “confessions” had been extracted under torture. At a hearing lasting less than a minute, the judge announced they had been found not guilty. The accused, who include Ashraf al-Hajuj, a Palestinian intern, said that their confessions had been forced from them by beatings, electric shocks and being threatened with dogs.

Yet Margarita admitted that the campaign had gone “worryingly quiet” in recent weeks, despite a fundraising concert for the nurses given by George Michael in Sofia a few days before we spoke and sustained backing from Bianca Jagger. “I cannot sit down and do nothing,” Margarita said. “I have no idea what is going to happen. For no apparent reason, the Libyans released one Bulgarian nurse [in 1999]. I met her and she said it was just chance that it was her they released. “Because of the unpredictability of the Libyan authorities, I am afraid that anything could happen. Anything that Mitko and his footballing friends in England can do will help.”
While admitting to an admiration of Manchester United, Dimitar Berbatov, the Bulgaria striker, emphasised yesterday that he will not be leaving Tottenham Hotspur after only one season (Russell Kempson writes). It would appear that Martin Jol, the head coach, can rest easy. Berbatov scored 23 goals in all competitions as his club finished fifth in the Barclays Premiership. “I am a happy man at Tottenham,” he said. “The club gives me everything I need to feel nice with them and I actually do. “As for United, of course I like Sir Alex’s team. Their style is attacking and it coincides with my own style. Of course it would be a pleasure for me to play with these guys.”

Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Spurs are delighted to announce that the Club will participate in the prestigious Vodacom Challenge in South Africa in July. In doing so, Spurs will be only the second team outside of Africa to take part in the tournament following Manchester United’s involvement last year. Until then, host clubs Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates had only taken on the best of their continent.
This will be the second time in four years Tottenham have travelled to South Africa to tackle the famous Castle Premiership teams as part of the important pre-season work. Back in 2003, Spurs met the Pirates first and then the Chiefs in ‘International Club Bid Challenges’ as the Club did its bit in helping South Africa bid for the World Cup in 2010 – a bid that proved successful.

This time around it’s a three-team tournament and Tottenham kick-off against Kaizer Chiefs at the ABSA Stadium in Durban on Saturday July 21. The team then travels south to Cape Town to face the Pirates at the famous Newlands Stadium on Tuesday July 24th. The two South African teams face each other on Thursday July 26th in Port Elizabeth before we take on the winners in the final match at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria, on Saturday July 28.

Tottenham's latest voyage to South Africa will further links in a country where the Club has enjoyed a huge supporter base since the success of the 1960s and where the boys were made to feel so welcome in 2003.

THFC recently announced a long-term charity commitment in the country in partnership with SOS Children’s Villages International, the world's largest orphan and abandoned children charity, to fund a children’s home in Rustenburg.