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17th August 2012

’twas the night before Newcastle…

Twas the night before Newcastle, all quiet at the Lane, No game tomorrow, all the players had taken a plane. The shirts were hung on the pegs with care, The fans all hoping, Jenas wasn’t bound to have a ‘mare. The squad were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of victory, danced in their heads. Andre ironed his suit, combed his hair into a parting, Tossing a coin over whether, Defoe or Kane would be starting. When out on the Toon, there arose such a clatter, Dos Santos desperate to spring from bed, to see what was the... Read more »

17th August 2012

The 1882 movement

On 13 September 2012, at 7pm, Tottenham Hotspur play Barcelona at White Hart Lane in the NextGen Series, the competition that sorts out the best of the youth teams in Europe. While on the pitch a game against one of Europe’s best youth set ups will be a stern test, in the stands it will be a different matter: Last season The Fighting Cock organised for 250 fans to travel down to the Valley to watch the Spurs youth team take on Charlton in the FA Youth Cup. We lost one nil. That didn’t matter. The point of the night... Read more »

17th August 2012

The Fighting Cock podcast – In a nutshell

Disillusioned with the other available Tottenham Hotspur podcasts, The Fighting Cock was birthed from the desire to offer Spurs fans a slice of supporter ideology without the constraints of appeasing the mainstream. Mass appeal and advertising revenue was not our goal. We wanted to offer something a little leftfield to the norm and if people liked it, we’d keep on recording. Our only preparation was to make sure we had none. We don’t turn up blind every week and record without a hint of a running order. What we mean is, we wanted to be as upfront about Spurs as... Read more »

15th August 2012

Parker or Sandro?

With Spurs looking to replace the departing Modric with a deep lying playmaker (Regista), it seems likely, with the way the team has been playing in pre-season, that AVB’s new charges will be lining up in a 4-2-3-1 formation come the start of the new season. A key area in this formation is the double pivot which is usually made up of one destroyer and one creator, for example at Real Madrid where AVB’s former boss Mourinho uses Khedira and Xabi Alonso as his midfield base. While questions remain as to who will be responsible for the creative role in... Read more »

15th August 2012

‘Everybody Dreams’ flashmob – a song for Tottenham

The Fighting Cock is a proud supporter of Tottenham, the local community as well as the football club. Gladesmore Community School’s Song for Tottenham: ‘Everybody Dreams’ took over the streets of north London Flash Mob style, one year after the riots with help from Haringey Metropolitan Police, Transport for London, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Tottenham Traders Partnership, Tesco Seven Sisters, Mo Osman-Kamara Films, Skate Heaven, Joe Hill Solicitors, Everybody Music and Luggage Centre. Exposure Youth Media captured the whole Open Air Dance Experience on camera. The song will be released on 19 August 2012. Please support Tottenham and help make ‘Everybody... Read more »

14th August 2012

Football. An Existential Crisis.

Whilst watching the Community Shield game on Sunday I had a strange, sour feeling towards the whole affair which spread to thoughts on football in general. It probably didn’t help that the game was being contested by two of the most repulsive clubs in the country/the world, but it was the fan’s behaviour that I found somewhat depressing. Throughout the game there was constant swearing, abuse, booing of the ref and obnoxious, irritating chants from both sets of fans. Typical Chelsea/City fans. But then we’re no different really. Ok, it may just be a side effect of watching a truly... Read more »

14th August 2012

tehTrunk Tottenham’s Top ITK – Episode Ten: A New Dawn (Video)

It’s all change at the Lane, but out with the old and in with the new as Spurs prepare for a new era… Created by @tehTrunk Sound engineering by Pope Beats Additional Production credit Charlotte ‘Peachy’ Hamilton For all other Trunk vids, visit the YouTube channel.

13th August 2012

Kane and able?

With less than a week to go now until Spurs kick off their Premiership campaign with a tough trip to Newcastle, we find ourselves in a strange situation. The ‘on/off’ Adebayor deal looks to have fallen through, and we only have one senior striker on our books – Jermain Defoe. This is unfortunate as Defoe cannot lead the line on his own. This is clearly a problem due to the formation we play. The only alternative Spurs have is to start with 19-year-old Harry Kane. Kane is an England Under-19 regular that in the past scored bucket loads of goals... Read more »