10th July 2012

Newco Rangers – would we wish it on Woolwich Arsenal?

I am sure you are all aware by now that Rangers Football Club has ceased to exist. It entered administration in February and was liquidated in June, following a tax dispute with HMRC. A newco Rangers has failed in its bid to be admitted to the Scottish Premier League and is now applying to the Scottish Football League for a place in the lower leagues. This is a disaster for the SPL. It is already one of the least competitive leagues in the world, with no team other than Rangers and Celtic winning it since Aberdeen in 1984-1985. This latest... Read more »

9th July 2012

A Tottenham Philosophy

Some things are more important than winning. It took me a long time to figure that out. As an American sports fan, you’re ingrained with the idea that if you’re not first, you’re last. And, being a Cleveland fan in every major sport, I was last every single year of my life. Even when we got agonisingly close to a title, there was little in it for me except the cold hard reality that I supported a losing team and would probably do so for the rest of my life so what was the point? Yeah, there’s the hope before... Read more »

5th July 2012

Super-flop Andre is new Spurs Boas

REPORTER IGGY NORANT WRITES FOR THE SUN ON TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR’S NEW MANAGERIAL APPOINTMENT ANDRE-VILLAS BOAS was yesterday announced new Tottenham Hotspur manager on a 3-year-deal but is widely expected to be leaving the club in the next few months. The wannabe-Mourinho, who flopped so badly at huge west London club Chelsea, faces an immediate dressing room mutiny led by the outspoken Ledley King. The likes of Friedel, Cudicini and Gallas are also against the new head coach and have publicy said that they refuse to take orders from a man younger than them. Many of the Spurs squad are said... Read more »

5th July 2012

Sturridge – The key

So, the worst kept secret for decades is finally confirmed – the AVB has landed at WHL. Debates rage on and on amongst Tottenham fans, pundits, ex-professionals or just about any man on the street willing to voice their opinion. Will he be a catastrophic flop of Chelsea-like proportions, or will he be The One…the golden boy we have all dreamt of, capable of transforming an already more than able squad into title contenders. We were arguably that last season anyway – the turning point probably being the unfortunate late defeat away to Manchester City when Defoe could have won... Read more »

5th July 2012

Who will AVB in our Yid Army this year?

Now that AVB has been announced as the man in the driver’s seat, who will be getting on the N17 bus? Our newly appointed coach will hopefully have full access to our transfer budget, which should be around £70 million, after the almost inevitable departure of Luka Modric. Who may be on their way to our beloved White Hart Lane? Firstly, the former Porto boss has close links with many of their stars. This immediately opens the possible transfer of Joao Moutinho to Spurs after waxed-lyrical about Villas-Boas, claiming he ”would work with him tomorrow.’ This puts us in a... Read more »

3rd July 2012

To Be or To Not AVB…

Right now we have no manager, the touted press conference today where Andre Villas Boas sets out his game plan is yet to happen, we just have been told by ‘In The Knows’, with varying degrees of credibility that he is the man to take the over the reigns at White Hart Lane. This appeared to be gospel that at 10am this morning he was meant to have had his press conference announcing his tenure at the club… maybe I missed that! But let’s suppose that everyone has it right and we decide to take on the young Portuguese manager,... Read more »

2nd July 2012

FSF Policing & Stewarding of Premier League Fans Survey

If you’ve got a spare moment or two, on behalf of The Football Supporters’ Federation, please click on this link and complete the survey. This is especially important for Spurs fans to complete as we’re currently underrepresented. The aim is to heighten awareness towards finding out what we perceive as issues at games regarding match day policing. The FSF work with a various police forces to try and improve match day policing and The Fighting Cock are attending a meeting at New Scotland Yard along the FSF and other London club fan groups so it’s important we get as much... Read more »

29th June 2012

Are Tottenham about to be a selling club?

Berbatov, Carrick and now Modric – all leave a little bit of a sick taste in the mouth. Whilst we may be financially rewarded for letting these players go in their prime, the stigma attached to being a selling club leaves a nasty after taste. Tottenham should not be selling their best players if we ever hope to compete with the top clubs in Europe. However, everything has its price, and quite frankly with the money on the table Levy would be a fool to turn it down. If the now hourly rumours are true, significant investment is just around... Read more »