This is The Fighting Cock. Flav, Spooky, Ricky, Thelonious, Bardi and Alex on the rotation. Windy dropping weekly yoof knowledge bombs. Engineer Al remotely editing and mixing our degenerate dissection of all things THFC. Occasional star guests included. Love the shirt.
Special episode of The Fighting Cock sees Tottenham On My Mind's Alan Fisher and Co-Chair of the THST Martin Cloake discuss their new book, A People's History of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.
For most supporting a football club is a trying existence. Most can't relate to the unbridled successes of Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid. For most football fans the glory is found in the belonging. And belonging is about knowing your history. This hour was spent getting to the bottom of what is truly beautiful about supporting Spurs.
With Flav incommunicado Windy breezes into the hosting chair again and is joined by Bardi and friend of the show, Charlie Parrish. The trio discuss the five goal demolition of Swansea, we touch on CSK...Sesska...Ches.... we touch on Moscow and the Europa League conundrum. Windy delivers his weekly youth update, Man U get a going over, we ponder Poch's relationship with Sissoko. Football chat. Come on you Spurs!
Alex from Bristol, Bardi and Flav are joined by James Maw from Four Four Two to talk Chelsea, Swansea and European football. We look back at the season so far and it's Maw v Alex in critiquing the work of Pochettino. We announce t-shirt winners, Christmas jumpers, Windy updates us from his deathbed, muscle over length and Bardl's Brain Busters returns; will Alex hold on to his interim title? Get it in your eggnog.
We give birth to the Extra Inch, as the Win-di takeover commences. Nathan (TTTactics on Twitter) joins Windy and Bardi to... Talk Tottenham Tactics. We discuss our initial expectations of Pochettino, his Bielsa-upbringing, recent tactical tinkering, and end on the enigma that is Moussa Sissoko.
We bask in the afterglow of a smash and grab against West Ham, we laud Harry Winks all while having a chuckle at the Hammers. Monaco skimmed over and Chelsea previewed. Windy rounds up the loanees and answers your questions. Flav makes an announcement. Kane's contract talks discussed. We discuss the media perception of fan violence, and Eric Edgar Dier, tough guy.
Winksmen - Flav, Ricky & Thelonious
Cliff Jones joins Flav, Rob White and Flav's Dad - Dave, for a very special episode of The Fighting Cock.
Come with us on a journey back with one of the greatest wide men to ever pull on the Lilywhite shirt. Among other things we talk the transition from Swansea, the broken leg, the rivalry with Arsenal, his friendship with John White and teaching Flav at Highbury Grove school.
Up the Spurs!
The Cliff Jones Town party: Flav, Flav's Dad, Rob White, Cliff Jones
Back to a quartet this week with Alex From Bristol, Flav, Ricky & Thelonious. We eulogise over a great display in the North London Derby, weird Woolwich fans, Pochettino's bravery, the beauty of Mousa Sidi Yaya Dèmbèlè also discussed, Leverkusen skimmed over. Windy manages to find time to do his round-up in spite of becoming a celebrity. Should we be happy Kane got an England call-up? We discuss if Spurs are an easy sell to the next generation.
3 man pod this week, with Alex From Bristol, Flav and Thelonious. Liverpool and Leicester reviewed, does the unbeaten run matter? Windy restores order to the half-time update. A hate filled NLD preview, then we talk Wembley and the new stadium.