William Pugh24 Mar 2020, 1:09 pmCORONAVIRUS IMPACT ON FOOTYWilliam Pugh24 Mar 2020, 12:49 pmS-TOT RIGHT THERETottenham were due to hold talks with Fenerbahce star Vedat Muriqi, according to reports.But Turkish newspaper Sozcu report the deal is now in limbo because of the Coronavirus outbreak.Spurs were planning to hold talks with the Turkish giant after Kosovo’s Euro 2020 playoff game against Northern Macedonia, but after the game was cancelled due to the pandemic, transfer negotiations were put on hold.William Pugh24 Mar 2020, 11:55 amTOTTENHAM ARE WITH YOUSpurs’ players have recorded a video message to fans to send their support during this tough time brought on by coronavirus. 📲 Time for a Tuesday Twitter takeover!Over to the legend, @LedleyKing…#SpursAtHome ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/UWAqUo2eFd— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 24, 2020William Pugh25 Mar 2020, 4:03 pmEUR ONChampions League football will be back on TV soon – as Uefa join the retro approach to giving fans their fix.The European governing body is going to open up its archive of classic matches for free and make them available on the same schedule as if Covid-19 had not halted football.So Champions League games will be shown on UEFA.tv on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with Europa League clashes on Thursdays.Uefa will also make available the best action from the European Championship, the women’s Euro and the women’s Champions League.There will also be Q&A sessions with legendary players and other content to fill the hours as supporters around the world find themselves at home under lockdown conditions.The matches and other features will be available on Apple TV, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV, as well as Uefa’s own platform and apps.William Pugh24 Mar 2020, 3:36 pmTHAT’S HANDY HARRYHarry Kane will be fit and ready to go when the Premier League returns.He told Tottenham’s website: “From a rehab point of view and personal point of view, I’m doing really well,” Kane told Tottenham’s website: I’m at a good stage now and just working hard, doing a lot of recovery, a lot of rehab and just waiting to see what happens to the season.“I’m not too far away, I’d normally hope to be back with the team in two or three weeks. “I’m at a good stage, pretty much doing everything, now it’s about building up my fitness.”William Pugh24 Mar 2020, 2:18 pmJAN-CY THATJan Vertonghen has earned a place in SunSport’s best free agent XI.The team is made up of players whose deals run out this summer and the Belgian has made the cut. 🌍 Wherever you are in the world, we’re with you. 💙#SpursAtHome ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/W67I83dZ51— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 23, 2020William Pugh24 Mar 2020, 11:01 amSPURRING PEOPLE ONTottenham used the one-year anniversary of the first game at their new home to urge people to stay at home during coronavirus. Thanks so much to @josemourinhotv for coming to help us today in #Enfield @ageuklondon to support our our appeal and work for the community ❤️❤️ #THFC please donate 🙏🏼 https://t.co/S1QrRpyCV3 pic.twitter.com/5nLtrK5Wzi— Love Your DoorStep (@LoveUrdoorstep) March 23, 2020Load more entries… William Pugh24 Mar 2020, 9:41 am…“But after that I am hoping football can do something very big from a community basis on a nationwide scale — in terms of how they can contribute in this time.“Football has to look outwards. You can’t just look inwards at a time like this. Football has to do something quite spectacular, I think, so that it sets the tone for the rest of the country.“I have great faith in football players in terms of their souls. I really believe that 99 per cent of them are really good human beings who will want to not only look after themselves, but also the communities they are part of. I think football will do it.“Most come from the kind of communities that find times like this the most challenging. I do believe players will step up in the next month.“They won’t be selfish. They will want to do something special in the next few weeks, once they have worked out what it is.”William Pugh24 Mar 2020, 9:41 am’GARY’S CALLING’Gary Neville is urging the mega-rich within the Premier League to help the NHS and the wider community in the fight against coronavirus.The Manchester United legend, 45, wants to see football “look outwards” and “do something quite spectacular” in order to set an example and lead the way in Britain.Neville said: “I am hoping the League Managers Association, PFA, FA, Premier League and EFL are behind the scenes coming up with something.“Obviously they have done in terms of the protection of health of the fans and players. That’s number one.“Number two is that they can now come up with something that protects the business of football so that the clubs don’t go to the wall and that fans have a club to watch at the end of this….James Orr24 Mar 2020, 8:04 amICYMI…Dele Alli was pictured leaving the Tottenham’s training ground after a fleeting 10 minute visit following the revelation he partied two nights in a row despite coronavirus fears.The Premier League has been put on hold as the pandemic rages throughout the UK.The government has advised the general public of social distancing, yet the advice came too late for Alli.The Sun exclusively revealed how the England and Spurs star, 23, was seen downing cocktails and shots at London clubs the weekend before last, after games were called off.Alli, who earns £100,000-a-week, is among hundreds of players ordered to stay fit by their clubs after games were wiped out by coronavirus.The former MK Dons star and ex-team-mate Kyle Walker were in the VIP area at Tape in London’s Mayfair.READ MORE ON THIS STORY HEREGary Stonehouse24 Mar 2020, 6:07 amMORNING, SPURS FANSTalk of Harry Kane’s exit this summer refuses to go away but the club are reportedly lining up a sensational swoop for Erling Haaland as his replacement.TuttoMercato.claim Spurs are eyeing Borussia Dortmund’s Norwegian wonderkid, who has bagged 40 goals in 33 games this season.Another star who could be heading out of the exit door is Danny Rose.The 29-year-old moved to Newcastle in January and is due to return to the capital at the end of the current campaign.However, The Northern Echo report senior officials at Spurs have suggested to Toon Army chiefs they will be happy to do business.And they state the North London club’s manager Mourinho decided a while ago Rose was not part of his plans.The Doncaster-born star, who is out of contract in June 2021, has settled back up North well.But one player Spurs are glad they held onto is Son Heung-min.Former manager Mauricio Pochettino revealed the South Korean would no longer be at the club if was barred from the Asia Games.Son captained his nation to the gold medal at the 2018 tournament in Indonesia – and as a result earned exemption from South Korea’s mandatory 21-month military service.And Poch told the High Performance Podcast: “No one talks about this. Today, Sonny is at Tottenham because we allowed him to go and play two competitions that weren’t compulsory.“By not being selfish and saying, ‘No, Sonny needs to stay here because of the club.’“If not, two years and you would need to stop the contract with Son. No one says anything about that. It was our decision to provide him the time to go.”Joe Brophy24 Mar 2020, 9:56 pmHOME ALONEExclusive by Alan Nixon: Premier League stars are to be kept apart until May 1 — at the earliest.The top flight is now in lockdown with clubs sorting fitness programmes that could see them make a full-on return to training SIX WEEKS from now.Elite clubs do not expect to play again until at least June 1 because of the coronavirus crisis despite action being suspended until April 30.The newly-planned timetable would then see players given a ‘pre-season’ of a month before an intense programme of matches.Joe Brophy24 Mar 2020, 9:27 pmTHE SPECIAL ONEJose Mourinho showed he is a man of the people by helping deliver essential food to the elderly stuck indoors because of coronavirus.The big-hearted Spurs boss, 57, was helping out Age UK and Love Your Doorstep in Enfield, North London, earlier today. TOTTENHAM will not return to Premier League action until April 30 with football in England suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.And former player and assistant Clive Allen has revealed he has contracted the killer bug.But the transfer rumour mill is alive as Spurs are linked with a bizarre bid for Erling Haaland, while a deal for Vedat Muriqi of Fenerbahce is in limbo following the COVID-19 crisis.Follow all the latest news and gossip from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium here…Alex Terrell25 Mar 2020, 10:47 amTHE BAKE ESCAPEKyle Walker has a hilarious take on Wembley’s denial they are using the national stadium to cook a giant lasagne.The former Spurs right-back has offered to cook one at the Etihad instead.Wembley were reluctant to do so, because there might actually be people present, which doesn’t seem to be an issue at City’s ground. Well, if Wembley won’t do it… 🤣 pic.twitter.com/P0Rd0i9paT— Kyle Walker (@kylewalker2) March 24, 2020Alex Terrell25 Mar 2020, 10:28 amALLEN’S ORDEALWhite Hart Lane legend Allen added: “After I began to feel better, I had a dry cough for about three days.“Because there was information about the illness I called 111 and they said they’d call me back within two or three days, which they did.“They came three or four days later and tested me at my house. Health England arranged it and the lady came and swabbed my nose and my mouth.“She went away and I got the positive result five days later.“I thought I had a bad attack of flu but obviously due to the timing of it I was a little bit concerned because there was a lot being talked about the coronavirus.”Alex Terrell25 Mar 2020, 10:05 amBREAKINGTottenham legend Clive Allen has today revealed he has coronavirus.Former Spurs and England striker Allen, 59, has been self-isolating for more than a fortnight after testing positive to the deadly disease at his home.TV and Radio pundit Allen, who netted a club record 49 goals in one season for Spurs in 1986-87, said he had started to show the “classic symptoms” of the bug.He said: “I just had the classic symptoms; high temperature, shivery and felt as if I had a bout of the flu.“Over two or three days it took hold and I felt unwell for five days, one day particularly so. I had quite a nasty headache which I never get. It was vice-like around my head.”Alex Terrell25 Mar 2020, 10:05 amBARCA-LOANERBarcelona cannot find a club that are willing to buy Philippe Coutinho for the right price, according to reports.Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are among the teams linked to the former Liverpool midfielder.The Spanish giants reportedly want to pocket at least £72million for the sale of the 27-year-old this summer.But according to Marca, Barcelona “can’t find a club” that are willing to meet their asking price.Bayern Munich will not take up the option to sign him permanently at the end of the season.He has scored nine goals and made eight assists for the Bundesliga side across all competitions, but they plan to send him back to Barca.Alex Terrell25 Mar 2020, 9:29 amNOT LION AROUNDDele Alli proved days in isolation aren’t so ruff after all by replicating the Lion King with pet dog Uno.The Tottenham ace is keeping himself entertained while the football season is postponed by watching films on his giant projector inside his house.Uno played his part by barely moving while Alli had a huge grin on his face.With the iconic Circle of Life soundtrack playing in the background, Alli uploaded the clip to Instagram with the caption: “Turns out Uno loves the Lion King as much as I do.”His fans loved it with one writing: “This is so funny.”Adam Storer25 Mar 2020, 8:41 amETI-HAD TO DO ITTottenham are among eight Premier League clubs looking to gang up on Manchester City surrounding their Champions League ban.The reigning English champions are currently waiting for their appeal to be heard, after being handed a two-year suspension from European competitions.Yet, Spurs have joined forces with Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd, Liverpool, Leicester, Wolves and Burnley to ensure the ban is not put on hold while they await the decision from Court of Arbitration for Sport.Richard Forrester25 Mar 2020, 6:13 amMORNING, SPURS FANSHarry Kane dominates the fitness and transfer talk around Tottenham.The England striker and Spurs both announced he WILL be back from his ruptured tendon when the season resumes.And equally good news is that Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho will not consider selling him to the manager’s old club Manchester United in the summer… that’s if you believe the verdict of Old Trafford legend Jose Mourinho,.Kane, out since New Year’s Day, could even return as sharp as his team-mates, whose match-sharpness will be blunted by the current football suspension due to coronavirus.He told Spurs’ official website: “I’m good. From a rehab point of view and personal point of view, I’m doing really well.“I’m at a good stage now and just working hard, doing a lot of recovery, a lot of rehab and just waiting to see what happens to the season.”At the same time, in an Instagram live session, Ferdinand said: “If he’s fit and he’s raring to go, you take Harry Kane to Manchester United. 100% because he is a top player.“But I do not see Tottenham letting Harry Kane go. And with Mourinho there, I do not see Mourinho letting him go to Manchester United.”Meanwhile, Dele Alli was pictured leaving training after a fleeting 10 minute visit – following the revelation he partied two nights in a row despite coronavirus fears.The Sun exclusively revealed how Tottenham’s England midfielder, 23, was seen downing cocktails and shots at London clubs the weekend before last, after games were called off.Ian Tuckey25 Mar 2020, 9:25 pmJO NO YOU DON’T, HARRYRio Ferdinand believes Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho would block Manchester United’s dream signing Harry Kane from making such a move.Striker and England skipper Kane hopes to be fuLly fit after injury by late April after 181 goals in 278 games so far for Spurs. United and Three Lions’ legend Ferdinand feels Kane would be a sure-fire hit at Old Trafford – but SAYS Mourinho would do all he could to stop Tottenham main man joining his former club.He told an Instagram live session: “Would I take Harry Kane now? Of course, you would.“If he’s fit and he’s raring to go, you take Harry Kane to Manchester United. 100% because he is a top player. “You are guaranteeing goals. In the Premier League, you are guaranteeing goals. He scores goals.“But I do not see Tottenham letting Harry Kane go. And with Mourinho there, I do not see Mourinho letting him go to Manchester United.”Ian Tuckey25 Mar 2020, 8:26 pm LEWIN FEARS MENTAL TOLLEx-England physio Gary Lewin fears footballers becoming “institutionalised” and suffering mentally due to the coronavirus-enforced suspension.Clubs put players on strict training regimes even before the Government’s three-week lockdown.And speaking to the Football Ramble Daily Podcast, Lewin said: “I’ve heard the phrase institutionalised used and it’s not wrong. “Players, their whole lives are geared around performance and getting ready for the next game, and we’re now in the business end of the season, the last 10-12 games of the league, the final stages of all cup competitions and suddenly that’s stopped. “This will be unprecedented. Players sometimes stop through injury, players sometimes stop through illness, or they stop because they’ve been dropped from the team, but the matches still go on. “Turning the telly on at the weekend and there’s no Match Of The Day or live reporting of any sport anywhere – it’s a massive void. “From a sports perspective, the adrenaline rush that they get two or three times a week, the competitive urge they get on a regular basis is now being withdrawn. “That would come into some of the thinking of the support staff in clubs if they’re doing group fitness sessions with players from home – to make it competitive and give a competitive edge amongst the squad.” Ian Tuckey25 Mar 2020, 6:44 pmWE’LL SPURS FANS ONTottenham players recorded a video message to fans to send their support during https://twitter.com/SpursOfficial/status/1242161548933685255?s=20this tough time brought on by coronavirus. William Pugh25 Mar 2020, 4:56 pmTHE RETURN OF THE KINGTottenham let club legend take over their Twitter account amid the football blackout brought on by coronavirus. 🗓️ This day last year saw the very first game at our new home.🏠 Today, it’s never been more important to stay in yours.#SpursAtHome ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/QCczyJRIew— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 24, 2020William Pugh24 Mar 2020, 10:30 amBERNAB-OUCHEx-Tottenham defender Jonathan Woodgate has unsurprisingly been named in Real Madrid’s worst XI of the 21st century by Marca.The former England centre-back endured a nightmare stint at the Bernabeu following his shock move from Newcastle – it started badly and never recovered.He had quite possibly the most infamous debut of all time.Woodgate had to wait a whole year to make it onto the pitch due to injury – and his first appearance against Athletic Bilbao couldn’t have gone worse.The eight-cap England star scored an own goal before being sent off – and in 2007 was named Real’s worst signing of the 21st century.