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5th July 2012 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

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 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

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 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

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 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

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 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

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 »

28th June 2012 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

Fatboy Slim

For a second season, Luka Modric is being heavily linked with a summer move away from White Hart Lane. Rational Tottenham fans have all but resigned themselves to the fact that come the end of this transfer window, it’s looking increasingly likely that the lilywhite number 14 shirt will have been left behind by quite possibly its greatest ever inhabitant – apologies to Hossam Ghaly. However, this isn’t what this piece is about. I could write at length about the merits of the transfer saga, but I don’t want to tread on already fertile ground. That pudding has been well... Read more »

26th June 2012 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

Fingers Crossed

Context is a killer because in 10 years time people will look back upon the Redknapp era and say, ‘Why? Why would you get rid of a man who took you in the champions league and got a lowest league finish of fifth?’ Now, thanks to The Fighting Cock podcast, you will see a host of reasons why perhaps the results alone are not the whole story. But then, take another step further back, in recent history the only managers to win proper silverware for us are Juande Ramos and George Graham, now, as a Spurs fan I don’t look... Read more »

26th June 2012 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

Overrated: Luka Modric

I’m not having that Luka Modric is irreplaceable, world class or even our best – or most influential player. He is OF COURSE an outstanding footballer – but when the Croatian and Tottenham Hotspur finally part company this summer – I think it will be with a sense of what could of been. Luka’s a player – so able. He runs games and sets the tempo – a drop of a shoulder or a little step over – its gorgeous – truly gorgeous….did I say I had an issue?…I have – honest! – he just doesn’t do it enough, he... Read more »