The 100 – The Fighting Cock Gold

by The Fighting Cock

The Fighting Cock recently celebrated 100 episodes, but what has happened at the club, on the forum, on the front page and with 1882 since the first pod? It's time to look back and see how much or how little has changed.

The Fighting Cock has come a long way since their distinctive theme tune first aired. Back then it was a couple of gentlemen huddled round a microphone in a back room of a pub talking about Spurs, now 100 episodes later, thinking about it, not much has changed or has it?

facebook-textA minute is a long time in football so 100 episodes of football chat must be an eternity. The beast that is Tottenham is evolving, as is the podcast, the website and the forum, but what has happened to the FC team, 1882, the website and the reason we are all here, Tottenham in this period?

With the century up, its time to look back at what has happened at Spurs. Lets dredge up some pain, some misery and of course a massive serving of glory.

It’s what the game is all about.

The 100

Those Moments

1.  “Lets Make a Pod” The Conception- Flav

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After 100 episodes the reasons for doing a podcast have changed drastically from when we started. Back then it was because I thought I had something decent to say, but I’ve pretty much said anything original that I had in my locker about 30 mins into episode 1.

 “The pod quickly became a reason to meet mates, have a beer and say stupid things that made us laugh. And it’s still very much that, it’s just that you can’t do just that forever. None of us are comedians or even that funny (apart from Ricky who isn’t a comedian, but is very funny), so we had to at least think about what we were trying to do even if we had no hope of achieving it.

We often joke on the podcast and on the forum that I came up with the idea for The Fighting Cock, but that isn’t what’s important (although if I didn’t Spooky would still be sitting in front of his laptop writing blogs and watching porn using left over kebab fat as a lubricant.) It wouldn’t be the very little that it is without the rest of the lads, including Jack and Chicago Dan, and a who have moved on to other things.

“The realisation that we could do something decent or at least different came after listening to a particularly negative episode of The Spurs Show. It wasn’t reflective of what I felt about Tottenham. The Fighting Cock are an inherently positive podcast and forum when it comes to thinking and talking about Spurs.

“From the outset particularly difficult periods or performances have been made fun of or approached with defiance, rather that simply slating whoever is considered to be at fault.” Flav

2.  The First Pod- Ricky

RickyTFCWith two years of a National Diploma in Media Studies under my belt, I wasn’t nervous about Episode 1, but as soon as we started recording it hit me. We (and by we, I mean Flav) had written the running order, studied it, knew what to say, when to say it, how to say it and knew the stats, but as soon that red record button went down, the aural version of “Clostridium difficile” happend. There’s no control.

“We bounced our way through the first pod and clung on to the running order for direction, it was like holding an umbrella in a gale force wind, but some how we held on.

“Thinking back now in all honesty, the content was a blur, I think I said something about Adebayor, and there was music on surround sound in the background which taught us our first valuable lesson in episode one, consistency.

“We were as consistent as a boiled egg that had been in boiled in water for a minute; runny as fuck with lumps everywhere, but we’ve all got to start somewhere.” Ricky

3. Why a Podcast ? 

spooky“I always fancied doing a podcast. It always felt like the next natural progression and its a medium that is fairly powerful considering you can say what you want (more or less) without concern of censorship and then make it available to anyone to download.

“There was no Spurs related pods that I could truly relate to so I really wanted to see if this would work. The problem I had was there was no one out there that I connected with enough to consider asking. I got talking to Jack (of tehTrunk fame) first and then Flav. Only on-line. It came up in conversation but it was all talk and no planning until I accepted Flav’s invitation to just ‘get together and record’ thanks to a drunken Facebook chat.

“Regardless of how messy and untidy and how utterly random and unprofessional the first season was, it ended up working out just fine. For me the most astonishing thing is, all the people that came together just clicked. We all had Spurs in common, but there was no way of knowing if there would be chemistry and appeal.

“Actually something even more astonishing is how all the rubbish we talk resonated to the point where a community and movement was also birthed. We never set out with preconceptions of what we all wanted out of it. It just grew organically thanks to the listeners. People related to what we were putting out. I guess that’s why we’re still recording.

“Then again, we’d probably still record if nobody downloaded a single pod. Blokes chatting about Tottenham and having a drink. Life rarely gets better. ” Spooky

4.  That’s COYS, for Come On You Spurs- Windy Arrives

WindyCOYSHaving been a long-time reader of Spooky’s brilliant DearMrLevy blog, and an admirer of tehTrunk’s videos, I followed both on Twitter and so quickly became aware of the birth of The Fighting Cock. I listened to the early pods on the days that they came out and, whilst they were rough diamonds, diamonds they were. Amongst the laddish banter and silly voices, there was a lot of level-headed, balanced sense spoken on Spurs – something that other podcasts had failed to produce with regularity.

“I decided quite early on that it’d be fun to be a part of this, but all I could really offer was my niche knowledge of Spurs’ youth setup. I suggested the idea, and offered to provide a weekly recording.

“The first recording wasn’t made on a Casio calculator as Thelonious charmingly suggested, but a headset panic-bought from Maplin on my lunch break. It sounded shit. I sounded shit. But when Al made the incredible W-W-Windy jingle, and the lads started to play about with the ‘mafiosi’ story, I knew I was here to stay.” Windy

5.  “Its Alive!!” Case Gives Birth to the Website

CaseIt seemed a shame to have the podcast hidden away (albeit in the excellent dearmrlevy.com blog) so I decided to give it it’s own home. If I was to pick an exact moment that inspired me, I would say episode 5 of season 1. Ricky winning ‘King Cock’ in a game of Killer, “crymax” and the first ‘Nanalysis’ feature – glorious.

“I remember sending an email to the show, not really knowing what sort of response I would get. Turns out they liked what they saw and we continued working on the site for a few weeks, finally launching on 16th September 2011.

“It’s gone through a couple of face-lifts since then and I’m always making little changes but the site continues to grow (over 1,000,000 visits to date). We publish some fantastic articles submitted by a range of writers/fans and it gave birth to an lively forum community.”  Case

The website when it launched Sept 2011
The website when it launched Sept 2011

6. “Mum, I’m a podcaster

Before TFC put down roots and its current recording location, it went on something of a tour of north London. For Season 1 Episode 4, recording moved to Ricky’s house. Thirty minutes in, whilst Flav was reading from the official handbook, the phone rang.

Flav doesn’t like being interrupted at the best of times, but by a phone whilst he is in full flow irks his professionalism. Looking to appease him Ricky stated:

If it’s my Mum I’m gonna tell her to f8ck off“.

<Ricky answers phone>

Hello?…………..this is a bad time, Mum

7. TFC Start Speaking Sense – Thelonious Joins:

Thelonious“I was asked to join the pod a month or so before the first podcast was aired, I was a little reluctant at first but I said to keep me in mind. The point at which I joined, I don’t think TFC hadn’t quite nailed down it’s identity in terms of “love the shirt”, so their direction had no bearing on me being a part of it.

“I was fairly nervous on my first podcast, didn’t really know what to expect but I was over the moon to be asked back and be a part of the team. I’ve met many great people since joining, I’m glad that many people enjoy the podcast as much as we enjoy making it.” Thelonious

8.Micky Hazard 

A real life Tottenham legend comes on the pod and manages to captivate Flav into near silence. Something Spooky has been trying to do for  years.

Recording with Micky Hazard

9. #F*ckDavro

Engineer Al asked comedy legend Bobby Davro for a retweet for TFC, but Davro kept ignoring him, so in retaliation Al, conceived #f*ckDavro. However as weren’t allowed a profanity, we went with:

#DavroAteMyHamster

I think this was mostly down to  Flav mistaking him for Freddie Starr.” Thelonious

10.Issue #1: The Fighting Cock killing some trees

Not content with just taking over cyber space, TFC decided to go old school and print their thoughts. Taking the work of some extremely talented writers, TFC produced a beautifully designed fanzine. Issue #1 is still available and Issue #2 is out late in 2013.

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11.  Troy: The dad of England’s latest superstar

Its not often a pod has the chance to get inside the mind of a Kick It Out campaigner, and even rarer inside the mind of a current Spurs player. Troy has been on the pod twice and each time has given a brilliant insight into the life of a player who was literally born to play for Spurs.

With Andros Townsend now a full England international, let’s hope he comes back for his hat-trick.

Sing For the Shirt

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The 1882 movement isn’t about alienating, or pitting fans against each other, its about support in its purest form. Since it’s inception the movement has grown from just supporting youth teams, to the actual first team, yet the message remains the same.

Love Spurs? Love singing at football? Come to the next 1882 event and get involved.

Here are some of the finest 1882 memories from the past few years.

12. The First Time: Charlton v Spurs FA Youth Cup – On 16 February 2012

Tottenham youth expert Windy was their the day 1882 came to life.

It was the most intense vocal backing that any Spurs youth team had ever had at an away match.

“A 200-strong group of supporters – unconditional supporters – proudly sang the name of our club, and sang the names of the players on the pitch. Players that the majority had never heard of prior to kick off: Granger. Barthram. Modeste. Stewart. Veljkovic. Gallifuocu. Munns. Bentaleb. Coulibaly. Ward. Coulthirst. Lameiras. Ball.

1882 Everton“Not household names, perhaps they’ll never be, but they were wearing the lily-white shirt of Tottenham Hotspur, and that was the point. Hell, by the end of the 90 some were still unknown, and referred to only by number – “I love number 2, and number 2 loves me”.

“The flashmob style event was just an idea – and there have been many in the two and a half years of The Fighting Cock – but this one caught on, and from it spawned the 1882 movement.

“The feeling of togetherness, the banter and, above all, the sheer ludicrousness of 200 people turning up to join a group of podcasters at a youth game will live long in the memory.

“Also a crowd of 200 people started singing “We love you Windy, we do…” at me.”Windy

13.  One shoe, One movement, One vision:  Spurs Under 21 v Arsenal Under 21 at Barnet

A youthful Spurs side beat their bitter rivals 1-0, but that night as 1392 shoes were waved in the air Julian Betts summed up the atmosphere perfectly.

The irony is we never came to watch a football match, we came to support our football Club.”

 1882 Barnet Scum

14.    1882 Made My Granddad Pogo: Spurs U-21 v Everton U-21

It had been a tough year for Ian Bradley, so  the day his granddad was given the all clear from cancer, he took him along to an 1882 event at White Hart Lane. After experiencing 1882 in full voice the veteran on his way home couldn’t contain his excitement:

I was at the Crewe Alexandra game where we won 13-2 and tonight I had the same amount of fun as I did then. It was brilliant.”

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15.    Seven Friends 1882 and a Mega Buzz: Spurs Under 21 v Arsenal Under 21 at Barnet

John Murray managed to convince six of his non-Spurs supporting Uni friends to undertake a gruelling trip from Bristol to Barnet on a Megabus.

The trip proved worthwhile: “ A couple of days later I heard ‘pogo if you love Tottenham’ coming from a distant bedroom.”

Seven Friends, 1882 and a MegaBuzz

16.    Tales from 1882: Spurs v Barca NextGen

Glen Stanbury took his “grumpy” dad along to watch future Barca crush future Spurs, what surprised him most though was the affect 1882 had on his dad: “I saw him become the young boy who used to sing his heart out from the Shelf every weekend in his glory days

17.    Pod cast Gang: Spurs v Hull City Capital One Cup

Three days before this game Spurs has scraped a 1-0 home victory to the same opponents. In his post match comments Andre Villas-Boas stated that his players were upset with the support they were given. By chance the next home game was an 1882 game was against the same opponents, it provided 1882 the perfect opportunity to show what they are all about.  The noise made by 1882 caught the attention of a Daily Mail journalist, who recorded the sound levels at 112 decibels and referring to The Fighting Cock as a “podcast gang.”

Point proven: Spurs fans make some noise before waving their shoes in the direction of Andre Villas-Boas

18.    1882: From Across the Pond: Spurs v Maribor Europa League

Part of what 1882 represents is involving fans, but some due to geography can never attend. From across the glob Joe Patrick talks candidly about watching 1882 do their stuff State side:

Even though we weren’t clicking on all cylinders, it didn’t matter. We were phenomenal. And by we, I mean the supporters in the crowd, singing their hearts out, and the players feeding off that energy.”

19. 1882: Critical Mass: Spurs v Barcelona NextGen Series

Darren Jackson recalls the night Barca youth came to town and his love for 1882 blossomed.:

“As I started my trek back to deepest, darkest, South East London, I called the wife, to say I was on route and briefly tell her of my night, ‘I’ve not heard you buzzing after a game like that since you won the cup’.”

20Prose for Days Yonder : Charlton v Spurs FA Youth Cup

Belgian Spur waxes lyrical about the evening that his love for football came back.

“It sounds silly even to me to be so strongly drawn to a simple game, but looking at the faces around me I knew I wasn’t the only one captivated by the whole experience.We screamed, we laughed, we sang , we drank and we saw. This was a good thing.”

Tottenham News Since July 2011

21. Harry Redknapp – Not Guilty!!

redknapp_2246876bOur manager, our dedicated and fearless leader wouldn’t be serving time at Her Majesty’s pleasure. He may not be able to text, think of creative bank account names or write, but he sure can pick a lawyer. Immediately after the verdict Fabio Capello quit as England manager, leaving our Harry as the people’s choice, Karma however had different plans.

As punishment for skipping jail, he was forced to finish fourth, not qualify for the CL, be rejected by the FA, get sacked, then hired by QPR, then have it all rounded off with a relegation, all within 12 months. Don’t mess with Karma.

22.Luka Stays

Chelsea, are the embodiment of oily football evil. During the summer of 2011 they attempted to then succeeded in unsettling out little Croatian playmaker. After ridiculous bid after ridiculous bid, Luka apparently revealed that he wanted to leave and head across London, however Daniel Levy had different ideas.

The Croat was forced to stay and even though he missed a couple of games “to get his head right” he returned to the team properly and showed his professionalism by scoring a wonderful opening goal against Liverpool at the Lane. Within seconds we had forgiven him, well mostly.

23. Luka left

24. The King is dead

It became clear as he laboured in games to Arsenal and Norwich towards the end of 2011/12 that the lack of training and knee cartilage was catching up with him. The announcement that he was retiring wasn’t a surprise., but it was still nevertheless upsetting. Had fate been kinder he could have been a God amongst defenders.

25. AVB

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After a four month flirt and then rejection by the FA, Redknapp found himself with his P45 pushed through his car window. In strolled the handsome Andre Villas-Boas. He may have been fresh from a Chelsea sacking, but at least he had a plan. We may still be waiting for that plan to blossom, but its nice to have a plan.

26. Bale- It was inevitable

He left us, the man who once couldn’t win a game in a Spurs jersey, left us for Real Madrid and a world record fee. Pain, confusion, anger? Well there would have been if the saga hadn’t dragged on for three months. Good luck Welshman.

27. The Y-Word

Twice this has reared its head since The Fighting Cock started, and twice it has been forgotten. The word used to be a way in which we could defend ourselves, now it seems it’s a word failing comedians and a society of lawyers can use to get their name in the press.

28. DoF

The Director of Football was persona non grata when Redknapp took over, but this is modern Spurs, and we made the DoF the must have accessory of summer 2013. Franco Baldini arrived from AS Roma, brought with him a plethora of talent and Spurs quickly forgot about that guy that “plays on the left,” what was his name? Korsten?

29. New Stadium

One hundred episodes in and we seem no closer to a “Moving In, Moving Up” pod.

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30. The Tottenham Riots

The night after the pre-season friendly with Atletico Bilbao the streets of Tottenham were on fire. The ramifications of youths going crazy across Tottenham, raiding JJB and other sporting outlets, meant our first league game of the season at home to Everton was moved back to the New Year. This resulted in Spurs starting the season away at United and home to Man City. Cheers for that.

Forum Gold

31. Shirts for Botswana team

The Fighting Cock forum members decided they had a surplus of support that needed using. Therefore they embarked on a quest to find a second team. The forum found- The Botswana Meat Commission F.C.

After a few months of following their antics, the members of the Fighting Cock forum started an appeal to purchase some shirts for three people who represented BMC FC.

Selected for such an honour was a committee member, BMC FC’s centre midfielder Motsholetsi Sikele and manager Daniel ‘Chicco’ ‘Dance’ Nare, whose claim to fame is once chasing a referee around the pitch in protest about a decision.

Thanks to you and all members of THE FIGHTING COCK podcast for the lovely present sent to Sikele, Chicco Nare and myself. We are very grateful and will wear the shirts with pride.”

32.Mr/Mrs PositivityThose who have had the most positive reactions in the forum

  • Tucker
  • Jimmyriggle
  • ArtyB
  • AberdeenYid
  • VirginiaSpur

33. Do I Not Like thatWho upsets the most people?

  • Oreally
  • WHITE&BLUE
  • Mr Always Right
  • SammySpurs
  • Carlito Brigante

Its all about Spurs– The most viewed threads currently active

34. January 2013 Transfer Window DISCUSSION Thread 299k+ views
35. Our 2013-14 Home Kit “drops” 8 July 168k+ views
36. Erik Lamela 83k+ views
37. New Spurs kit (unveiled July 12) 80k+ views
38.Roberto Soldado 77k + views

General Football Threads  The most veiwed currently active threads

39.   Bale Madrid… it’s Real! 222k+ views
40.   Come here to laugh at Gooners 182k + views
41.   Have Chelsea signed Willian yet? 88k+ views
42.   The other matches in the Premier League thread 55k + views
43.   Gareth Bale 45k + views

Off Topic– Most viewed Non Tottenham related threads

44. Random image thread (SFW !!!!!) 176k+ view
45. (NSFW) Random Image Thread 66k+ views
46. NSFW Female-body Appreciation Thread 48k + views
47. What film have you just watched? 36k+ views
48. FM13 26k+ views

The Departed

Parting with such sweet sorrow/bitterness/ or a massive kick in the behind. The turnover of players at Spurs is always quite impressive. Here are the ones whose leaving affected us the most:

49. Jermain Jenas– Could have been great. Wasn’t
50. William Gallas– Had moments but never washed the Gooner smell off
51. Massimo Luongo– Windy loved him, at least someone did
52. Carlo Cudicini – Broke every bone in his body, still kept Gomes out the team
53. Luka Modric– Could have been a legend, left a whiny little boy. I still miss him
54. Gareth Bale – Never before have we loved one man so much
55. Tom Huddlestone – The moment the Pod started he stopped scoring. Fact
56. Steven Caulker – Could have been a King
57. Gio Dos Santos – Easyjet to and from training, women and booze in-between
58. Verdan Corluka – Speed machine
59. Roman Pavlyuchenko – Occasionally super, most of the time not.
60. Rafa Van der Vaart – Loved scoring against Arsenal, we wanted to score with his ex-wife.
61. Ledley King – If only he had been given two knees
62. Scott Parker – The turth about crop circles
63. Sebastian Bassong – Good, then average, then just bad

The Glory!!!

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64. Man United v Spurs 2-3 A Premier League S2 E09 An Audience With Mickey Hazard
65. Spurs v Arsenal 2-1 Premier League S1 Ep11 North London is Ours
66. Spurs v Inter 3-0 Europa League S2 Ep31 Davy Reynolds
67. Spurs v Arsenal 2-1 Premier League Episode S2 Ep30 North London is Lilywhite
68. Spurs v Liverpool 4-0 Premier League S1 Ep9 Monkey Face
69. Spurs v Man United 1-1 Premier League S2 ep24 When was the Last Time that Happened?

The Gory

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70. Arsenal v Spurs Premier 5-2 Premier League S1 Ep32 I’m All Over It Now
71. Spurs v Manchester City 1-5 Premier League S1 Ep06 The Truth Behind Luka’s Performance on Sunday
72. Spurs  v Fulham 0-1 Premier League Enjoy Season 2 Ep 32 The Magic Carpet Ride
73. Chelsea v Spurs 5-1 FA Cup Semi S1 Ep 39 Green Man to Green Face
74. Arsenal v Spurs 1-0 Premier League Episode S3 Ep5 Townsend

Top Top Top Stories

The Fighting Cock exists because people listen, read, comment and love Spurs. Here are a selection of the best stories sent into the editor@thefigtingcock.co.uk. If you have something to say, send it our way.

75. Passionate Not Plastic: David Jones on growing up a Spurs fan in the 80’s in Wales
76. Lilywhites- Putting Down the Black Dog David Winsley on coping with depression, life and Spurs
77. What We Got vs What We Wanted – Zin analysis our summer spending
78. For Future Generations – AndyErased reminisces over his first visit to the Lane.
79. For Whom The Belles Toll – Joe Biggs fills us in on the plight of a team less fortunate than ours
80. Memories of White Hart Lane – Jimmyriggle talks about an emotional trip to White Hart Lane
81. Tottenham Hotspur- Going Cold Turkey – Jim Pollard Tries to give up Spurs
82. Hugo The Boss – Jonathan Walczak loves Hugo
83. #LevyOut – SmokedSalmon decides enough is enough
84. Born From Years of Mediocrity – James Asher defends AVB
85. More Than Life and Death– ZoC discussing what matters most to us
86. Yids Bringing People Together– Lee Taylor talks about how Spurs cemented his friendship with his best mate.
87. Greetings from HMS ILLUSTRIOUS in the Mediterranean Sea – Tim Lewis speaks of supporting Spurs whilst serving at sea.

Mi Casa es Su Casa

Every single person who comes on the show is a welcome friend, however some have an aura and presence that make them unique. Here are the top guests.

Deadline Day Jan 2013

88. Micky Hazard

89. Troy Townsend

90. Marcus Leifby

91. Dan Louw & Tim Grigg

92. Crackers

Undercover Brothers

93. What Really Happened in Rome S2 Ep 17 

Tom comes into the pod to talk about what really happened when Spurs met Lazio in the group stages of the Europa League.

94. Under Armour A Foie Gras Experience

Ricky goes undercover after getting hold of a golden ticket to the launch of Tottenham’s 2013/14. Bale, Defoe, OAP Brad and a smoke machine, Ricky braves the razzamatazz and reports from deep within the catacombs:

“I spoke to him (Bale), and I shook his hand. He didn’t care. I didn’t even say, ‘please stay’ ‘I love you’ or ‘I know you got your ears pinned back, don’t lie to me’. I said ‘ pleased to meet you Gareth.’  He just shrugged his shoulders as if to say, ‘what would you like me to do with that?'”

95. We Need to Talk About Football – Flav The Crusader –

The Fighting Cock leader takes a day away from work to attend the march Against Modern Football.

In a special summer two part pod  Seb White of the brilliant STAND Against Modern FootballAmanda Jacks of the irreplaceable Football Supporters Federation, and Martin Cloake(martincloake.com), Journalist and Author of The Glory Glory Nights, join him to discuss what’s gone wrong, and what needs to change.

96. Ricky Couer de Lyon

“My trip to Lyon was good and bad. I saw Tottenham qualify for the later stages of the UEFA Cup (Europa League is a stupid name) with a last minute goal (reem), and I also realised I had either grown up or wanted something different out of football (unreem).

“I don’t know, maybe fatherhood had changed me, or I had grown up (doubtful). I envisaged chatting to lots of Spurs fans, trying the local cuisine, singing loud and proud in the central square; but men pissing in flower pots, pulling moonies at passers-by and purposely chucking empty pint glass on to the path is not my idea of a good day out watching Spurs.

“It was absolutely freezing, I was starving, I had lost my dad and his mate, I was absolutely smashed out of my head, but we scored a last minute goal to send us through on foreign soil. Ensue pandemonium” Ricky

Spoiler Alert!!!!

Who has the power of foresight? What will have happened by the time episode 200 comes around? TFC podcasters predict.

96. For the Next Generation – Windy predicts who will be our heroes from the youth team come episode 200

WindyCOYSThe current Under-18 side boasts two 15-year old centre-backs: Christian Maghoma (younger brother of Jacques) and Cameron Carter-Vickers are both incredibly strong, but also capable of playing out from the back which is, of course, so important in a modern defender.

“Connor Ogilvie is mainly used as a left-back, but is predominantly a centre-back who has already played for the Under-21s despite being just 17. Kyle Walker-Peters on the right is an attack-minded player in the mould of his near namesake who is capable of driving forward and instigating attacks.

“There are some prodigious midfield talents – John Onomah has received many plaudits, having made some of England’s youth squads – but Will Miller has also broken into the England Under-18s and looks a very tidy player indeed. Harry Winks was training with the first team squad at just 16, but has had a slightly disrupted time due to injury. If he can remain injury free he has a great future ahead of him.

“Filip Lesniak is an intelligent ‘pivot’ player who keeps possession well, and on the wings, Emmnuel Sonupe and Nathan Oduwa (who can also play up front) are both tricky customers who have the pace and ability to beat full-backs.

“From the Under-21 side Milos Veljkovic and Nabil Bentaleb will surely soon find themselves in first team squads for the cup competitions, and I think fans will be pleasantly surprised by their maturity at just 18 years old.” Windy

97. Thelonious Says:

Spurs Top Goal Scorer 2013/14:

“Soldado”

By episode 200 would you have like to have happened at Spurs?

“We record a podcast at a cup final abroad.”

Who will Spurs sign for the start of the 2014/15:

“Balzaretti #hipster”

98. Flav Says:

By episode 200 would you have like to have happened at Spurs?

“For them to continue to be there. As long as Tottenham remain I’ll be happy. Win. Lose. Or Bored. As long as they’re there”

Brazil 2014, a successful tournament or not?

For England no. We’ll be lucky to get out of the groups, that will be a successful tournament if we do. But then I don’t really care that much. I can’t bear the thought of Jack Wilshere being happy so by losing we are as Spurs fans actually winning.

“Sandro roundhouse kicking the World Cup trophy into the crowd from the winners perch is something I hope to see.”

Who will Spurs sell by the start of the 2014/15 and for how much?

Harry Kane. Norwich. For free.

99. Ricky Says: 

Where will Adebayor be by episode 200?

“On an island, waters skiing with turtle shells strapped to his feet being pulled around by dolphins and wearing a star fish as a sun hat. Basically, doing what he pleases.”

By episode 200 would you have like to have happened at Spurs?

“Consistently on target for a CL place whilst playing attacking football. Maybe a little trip to Wembley for a semi.”

Who will win the World Cup in 2014?

“Argentina, they have Eric Lamela. A country who is used to playing in a hot climate will win it.”

100. Spooky Says:

Spurs player of the year 2013/14:

Considering the lack of creativity, I would hope to see Eriksen or Lamela dazzle and entertain us by seasons end. There is no guarantee of that.

“So I can only look over to the player that would have been our undoubted player of last season (even with Bale doing his thing) had he not got injured. Sandro. Will be pivotal for us.”

How many PL goals will Soldado score in 2013/14:

“17. Three of them against Woolwich”

By episode 200 would you have like to have happened at Spurs?

“Chirpy’s funeral.”

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