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7th November 2011

The Fighting Cockerels – Spurs During The War Years

By Sibs (SibsTHFC) On the outbreak of the First World War in 1915, many Spurs players and staff were recruited to form No 1 Section 22 Field Company, Royal Engineers. They had played football together, enlisted into the army together, fought side by side together and, sadly, eleven of them died together. After the war the Spurs Handbook recorded the 11 deaths. On the combined effort to achieve victory in the great game of war we can look with solemn pride. Naturally, our thoughts revert to those who fought and fell. It is rather a long list who made the... Read more »

4th November 2011

Hash tag Davroatemyhamster

By Sibs (SibsTHFC) It all started out harmlessly enough. A few lads asking for a simple retweet from Spurs player and ‘celebrity’ fans. Every retweet would help spread the word about The Fighting Cock podcast and in turn capture a few more Spurs fan who have grown weary of the ‘other’ podcasts available. A few people responded to the request. These people we love. They have gone up in our estimation and we thank them for their support. One man simply ignored all requests for a retweet. Davro. Impressionist, comedian and, in this case, pantomime villain. Little did he know... Read more »

31st October 2011

We’re gonna win the league!

By Sibs (SibsTHFC) It’s rare that we genuinely have something to brag about, but in the last 7 games we really do. The official Premier League form guide doesn’t lie – we are level with Man City, and 4 points ahead of the Scum in the last 6 games. With the games we have coming up I don’t think this unbeaten run is going to stop just yet either. Usually I would not mutter such gravities for fear of jinxing something, or having to eat my words next weekend, but we can go unbeaten for another 6 games – until we play... Read more »

21st October 2011

Stratford – a view from across the pond

By Mike Stevenson (mikeinparma) 6 November, 1995. Cleveland, Ohio. The NFL’s Cleveland Browns were losing revenue in the outdated and crumbling Municipal Stadium, nor were they receiving any civic support to renovate, owner Art Modell announced he and the Browns were leaving in the following season. And not 10 miles east into Euclid, but rather 311 miles to Baltimore, Maryland. It was a truly devastating moment. I had lost the team I grew up supporting. We were left empty handed, while the new team in Baltimore got a new stadium and quickly won the title that we in Cleveland had been craving... Read more »