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14th August 2012 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

tehTrunk Tottenham’s Top ITK – Episode Ten: A New Dawn (Video)

It’s all change at the Lane, but out with the old and in with the new as Spurs prepare for a new era… Created by @tehTrunk Sound engineering by Pope Beats Additional Production credit Charlotte ‘Peachy’ Hamilton For all other Trunk vids, visit the YouTube channel.

13th August 2012 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

Kane and able?

With less than a week to go now until Spurs kick off their Premiership campaign with a tough trip to Newcastle, we find ourselves in a strange situation. The ‘on/off’ Adebayor deal looks to have fallen through, and we only have one senior striker on our books – Jermain Defoe. This is unfortunate as Defoe cannot lead the line on his own. This is clearly a problem due to the formation we play. The only alternative Spurs have is to start with 19-year-old Harry Kane. Kane is an England Under-19 regular that in the past scored bucket loads of goals... Read more »

11th August 2012 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

Jermaine Jenas Tourettes

I have Jermaine Jenas tourettes. Every time he is named in the starting line up I say “f**k sake Jenas”. Every time he passes sideways or backwards when there is a forward pass on I say “f**k sake Jenas”. Every time he stupidly gives the ball away I say “f**k sake Jenas”. All he does is pass sideways and backwards and ‘f**king round about a bit’. Put simply, I don’t rate him and seeing him play for Spurs makes me angry. However, it shouldn’t be like this. How can a man who ran the show and was outstanding when we... Read more »

10th August 2012 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

A Rotating Defence

Squad rotation is a concept that we’re going to have to get used to under Andre Villas-Boas, especially in the centre of defence. The old Redknapp plan of playing the same starting eleven the entire season is a thing of the past; instead, we should expect bigger roles for lesser known players, regular chances handed to members of the development squad and responsibility shifted from the shoulders of the few to the many. One selection ‘headache’ that has been heavily discussed of late is the question of who we think our best possible centre-back partnership is. In my opinion, it’s... Read more »

9th August 2012 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

Brad’s Heir

A new keeper should be high up on the ‘to do’ list for AVB as Brad Friedel is no spring chicken. Perhaps not as alarmingly necessary as a striker or 2, the goalkeeping situation is nevertheless not a very strong one, long-term speaking. Friedel is a relative newcomer to The Lane but he has proven himself to still have much more about him then the recent crop of occupants of the number 1 shirt, and although his reflexes are diminishing on a daily basis, he is still considered to be by far the most consistent and reliable member of the... Read more »

9th August 2012 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

1981, Ossie dreamed… 2012, ‘Everybody Dreams!’

The Fighting Cock is pleased to announce its support for ‘Everybody Dreams’: the song for Tottenham, due for release on 19 August 2012. Concerned by the negative images of Tottenham dominating the national and international news last summer, students from Gladesmore Community School in Seven Sisters felt compelled to act. They’ve created a campaign to show the positive side to the area where they live, learn and love. This has culminated in them writing, producing and promoting a song that ‘flips the script’ and shows Tottenham in a positive new light. ‘Everybody Dreams’ already has a string of celebrity endorsements,... Read more »

6th August 2012 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

Classless Modric

I’ve had a fair bit of stick with regard my views on Luka Modric – I really don’t see why? I’ve never suggested that he isn’t a fantastic footballer or questioned his obvious desire to better himself and career. Not once have said that losing him would be beneficial to the club, or that I’m NOT grateful for his efforts in a Tottenham shirt – even last year when his heart obviously wasn’t in it. ‘Ah yes, his dream move to Chelsea’…I forget – who was their manager last summer!? Funnily enough I think he won over a few doubters... Read more »

3rd August 2012 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

Strikers, strikers, strikers

Even the staunchest Defoe follower will admit there is no way on Earth that Jermain could lead the Spurs attack next season…completely on his own…and with Kane looking as if it may take a little longer than we had hoped for him to make the grade in the 1st team (if at all) we have no option but to buy strikers…fast. Links with Sturridge, Adebayor, Lewandowski, Remy, Damiao – and to a (far) lesser extent, Huntelaar, Higuain (dream on) and even Hulk (haha) continue to bounce around the media but we STILL haven’t signed 1, let alone the minimum 2... Read more »