Articles

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 »

28th June 2012

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

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

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 »

25th June 2012

AVB – Why he would be good for Spurs

Everyone has heard the rumours about Andre Villas-Boas, and his link to White Hart Lane. After reading a few forums, I have noticed that the general view is that he is either too young or not good enough for the Yid Army. Sure, his reign at Stamford Bridge wasn’t the best, but should we really overlook a potentially great manager, based on nine months at a club who offered very little support to the Portuguese manager? Personally, I think he would be an excellent choice, especially if Tim Sherwood is appointed Director of Football. Sherwood, having worked with our Youth... Read more »

23rd June 2012

AVB – Afraid Be Very?

The Spanish Press are reporting that it’s a done deal. So is it a good deal? Now, like everybody who has never played the beautiful game professionally, I know nothing about football (according to Tim Sherwood), so I won’t nail my colours to AVB’s mast; maybe he got it wrong at Chelski because of the players or the owners, but then again maybe he got it wrong because he is not a very good manager and his management techniques are divisive. This is what a leadership consultant who worked at Chelsea under Ancelotti and then AVB told me last week:... Read more »