Articles

16th April 2012

At times like this…

At times like this it is opportune to reflect upon a number of things. Many have spoken about the phantom goal, a few have pointed out we were in the ascendancy before our opponents went one-up yesterday and could have taken the lead and others have focused upon the choices made by the manager in addressing the deficit. We will all go through a range of emotions over the coming day or two and how we arrive at the end is not universally the same but arrive at the same place we will. At times like this I remember why... Read more »

12th April 2012

Thank you Harry Redknapp – A retrospective

If Harry Redknapp was to leave tomorrow for the England job, I don’t think a single Spurs fan would begrudge him for it. If he leaves now, or in the summer, or even next summer, he will be a hero in my books. He’s given me my first good memories of Spurs, bar the rare exception, and for that I could not thank him enough. It started in October 2008 with two of the best memories I have as a Spurs fan – the last minute winner by Super Pav vs Liverpool and that 4-4 at the Emirates. These two... Read more »

6th April 2012

The things we do

After the win against Bolton in the Fabrice Muamba tribute replay I spent the rest of the week looking forward to Swansea. That said I knew I had to get past the moving house on the Saturday before the game. I figured that there is a pub near the new gaff so I’d be all right. Plans are great but having a baby with gymnastics coach means that from time to time you get roped in to ‘helping out’. Cue Friday night’s conversation. Long story short guess who’s getting up at twenty past five in the morning of the Swansea... Read more »

5th April 2012

Sit down if you love Tottenham

According to the urban dictionary, “an armchair fan is someone that claims to have a huge interest in a team they very rarely watch and when they do watch it’s on the television.” It is often used as an insult, but I’d like to give my view on why that is not always a fair assessment of the fan in question. In the old days, supporting a football club was a very local matter. Football clubs recruited their fans based on the geographical location of their ground, because even if you became a fan of a club by family ties... Read more »

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 »