Articles

9th December 2011

The Wind of Change

By drwinston001 (drwinston001) Before I start I should explain a little about myself. I’ve been supporting spurs since 1990, so while I’ve been lucky enough to see some very talented players in that time with the likes of Gazza and Lineker, Dozzell and Nethercott, Sheringham and Klinsmann, King and Ginola, I’ve had to endure some of the leaner years in the clubs history. These years of transition have been punctuated with the occasional glimmer of hope with 3 trophies won in that time and the odd run in the league when we didn’t concede a goal for a few games.... Read more »

6th December 2011

Tottenham Hotspur’s Rapiest XI

By Flannerz (TheRealFlannerz) After my rapiest Spurs player question on episode 18 of The Fighting Cock podcast, I’ve been thinking about a Rapiest Spurs XI from my time watching Spurs and this is what I’ve come up with. It was fun to do. As Neil Buchanan used to say “Try it yourself.” Erik Thorsvedt – Easy one this as he’s a viking and they’re famous for their raping and pillaging. Christian Ziege – Ugly and acne faced. If he wasn’t a footballer he would have been good friends with girls who only saw him as a friend. The constant rejection... Read more »

24th November 2011

Lunchtime Legends – End of season round up

By The Oxford Chap (The Oxford Chap) The Fighting Cock enjoyed this so much that we thought we’d share it with you. We warn in advance that it only has a fleeting reference to Tottenham, but you might yet get something from it. Basically, we take you for more than philistines. For more of The Oxford Chap’s musings click here What had hoped to be a mildly amusing anecdote and an excuse to “run around a bit”, soon turned out to be the inevitable shit sandwich it was always destined to be. And unfortunately, the romantic notions of somehow being... Read more »

22nd November 2011

Want my Berba back, Berba back, Berba back, Yids!

By Mike Stevenson (mikeinparma) I want to discuss that’s something that has bugged me over the last three years: Dimitar Berbatov. To discuss my feelings for Berba, I have to go back to the beginning. In my first year as a Spurs supporter at the ripe old age of 25 and coming from the US, I’d come a long way in understanding the game, how it was meant to be played, what constituted shit football, etc etc. Who were the players that could dazzle us, who were the ones to make us perpetually face palm (I’m looking at you, Lee... Read more »

22nd November 2011

Redknapp Out!

Via drwinston001 from The Fighting Cock forum. There’s a massive elephant in the room and it’s about time we discussed it. There was a time in the not so distant past when I could rely on Spurs failing gallantly, perhaps scoring 3 spectacular goals for us to celebrate but letting in a 4th in the 89th minute. Yeah we’d lost the game but we’d given it our all and entertained the crowd. We were the Newcastle under Kevin Keegan without the title challenge or Scottish accents. We always had at least 3 or 4 players in the team we could... Read more »

14th November 2011

Young Professionals – Progress Check

Windy ’bout to drop the knowledge. For more updates on our youth players & players out on loan follow Windy on twitter WindyCOYS or on his blog windycoys.com. A number of players from Tim Sherwood’s “Development Squad” (this name seems to be catching on across the football world!) have made their first team debuts this season, so it seems a good time to consider the progress of some of them. Jake Livermore, 21 Livermore is proving me wrong. I had totally written him off as a Spurs player, and was surprised when Redknapp started to use him in the first... Read more »

9th November 2011

I’ve applied for Redknapp’s Job

By Sibs (SibsTHFC) Dear Mr Levy, I am writing to you regarding the position of Manager of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. Between heart operations, the tax man and the England job it’s only a matter of time before Mr. Redknapp absconds/leaves, and I would like to get my application in early for consideration. I’d imagine that Mark Hughes has as well, and that Martin O’Neill – he’s always sniffing around. Anyway, you’re a busy man so lets get down to brass tacks. My managerial experience is based largely on my successful promotion of Boston United promoted from the Conference to... Read more »

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 »