Articles

3rd April 2012

5 Reasons Why Kyle Walker Is Spurs’ Player Of The Season

As we approach the final throes of the 2011/12 season, whatever it may bring in the North London title race, thoughts turn to who will inherit Luka Modric’s crown as Tottenham Hotspur’s player of the season. Despite Gareth Bale’s PFA plaudits, the little Croatian thoroughly deserved the honour, leading to a summer of “will he stay or will he go” when Abramovich came sniffing. I feel GB should be denied the trophy this season – although at times he has been the lynchpin of what has made us wonderful at times this season, he has also embodied us at our... Read more »

30th March 2012

Clearing the hurdles

If one thing has been made clear by Spurs’ late-season drama, it’s that Tottenham’s impressive starting XI is being propped up by a group of squad players that leaves a lot to be desired. Now don’t get me wrong: the likes of Defoe, Kranjčar, Rose, Livermore and company have performed admirably this season — and at times, even outstandingly. But you’d be pretty hard pressed to find a Spurs supporter out there that wouldn’t at least let out a quiet groan in frustration if he saw any of their names in the first eleven. It’s clear we’ve needed additional depth... Read more »

22nd March 2012

There’s glory in it

By Flav You can’t start writing about White Hart Lane without thinking about what happened to Fabrice Muamba only a few days before. I was at the game and saw it happen. It was grim, and I’ll never forget it. I approached this game against Stoke philosophically. Whatever happened wouldn’t really matter, not really in the grand scheme of things, not when a player’s life is in the balance… but then the whistle went. And I realised, as much as my mind was with Fabrice, there was enough left to once again become entangled in 90mins of Tottenham Hotspur. I... Read more »

20th March 2012

Confidence is believing

belief in oneself and one’s powers or abilities; self-confidence; self-reliance; assurance: His lack of confidence defeated him. The past few weeks have presented the team with their first real test of character. This character has been further questioned with the horrible events of Saturday evening, which, thankfully appear to be progressing positively. Earlier in the season we were a team brimming with the kind of confidence that led to talk of an unlikely title push, fellow teams and peers of Redknapp’s regaling the press with word that we, Tottenham Hotspur are playing the most attractive football throughout the league, something... Read more »

6th March 2012

It wouldn’t be Spurs…

By Éperons on the forum. One of the things I like about The Fighting Cock is that the phrase “It wouldn’t be Spurs…” does not seem to seep into the podcast much. You usually hear it in the context, “It wouldn’t be Spurs if it were easy” or “…if there weren’t some uncertainty” or “…if there weren’t points dropped along the way”. You’ve all heard it. The phrase gets my goat for two reasons. First, pace Crace and his excellent memoir Vertigo, I don’t think there’s a way in which Spurs fans suffer uniquely. Every team drops points. Every year,... Read more »

27th February 2012

Where I’m at after yesterday

By Benjoss on the forum. Gutted, absolutely gutted. The immediate reaction after over 30 years of being a Spurs supporter is ‘Here we go again…’. They were right those horrible Gooners, they all said that the blip was coming, we’d choke like we always do. But with time and reflection I can honestly say what we witnessed yesterday wasn’t our Spurs from the last 6 months. Therefore I feel the need to post my own rant and in some way deal with the misery I felt yesterday. What stage of grief is this one, Spooky? So you can pick the... Read more »

9th February 2012

Dear Mr Redknapp

Dear Mr Redknapp, I’m writing to you today for a number of reasons. First, I wish to apologise for some of the things I may have said about you in the past. It’s probably best I start at the beginning. When you were appointed as the man to “save us from relegation” I had my doubts. Not that you wouldn’t be able to turn around the performances and results to such a degree that we would be safe fairly quickly, because the team you inherited was in a false position and most managers with half a brain could’ve got us... Read more »

1st February 2012

I would sell Van der Vaart for £15m would you?

I expect to get plenty of negative rep for this but I’ll say it all the same. It’s a good conversation starter if nothing else. If in the summer we could sell Rafa for £15m I’d do it. This isn’t based on us actively going into the market trying to sell him and I don’t expect for one second anyone to inquire about him (ask yourself why) but let’s just say hypothetically speaking someone did and there was a £15m offer on the table would you sell? By that time he’ll be 29 (and a half), have 2 years left... Read more »