Articles

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 »

24th January 2012

At the end of it all…

Ladies and gentlemen. There’s a war happening. The most complicated war there’s ever likely to be. Its got more sides in it than both world wars combined and yet its battles are fought out in the smallest of areas with the simplest of weapons. There are no alliances. There are no treaties. Some participants are strong, they are in it to win the war. Some are not so strong, they are in it to survive the war. Soldiers switch sides. Weapons are traded. Damage is esoteric. Casualties are abstracted. Attrition is ephemeral. Peace is impossible. The war is happening for... Read more »

13th January 2012

The Swagger of Spurs

By riksta71 It’s been written about before regarding Spurs sides of previous decades, but I thought I would apply ‘The Tottenham Way’ to our current side as I truly believe this is the best squad I have ever seen in my lifetime. It’s not the fact that we are currently joint 2nd in the best (and toughest) league in the world, or the fact that we are half way through January and we have only lost 3 games in the league. Audere est Facere and all that, and I too am starting to really believe we can emulate the great... Read more »

11th January 2012

Tottenham Haircuts FC

Jermain Defoe – he loves scoring goals, bangin’ hoes and slammin’ Cadallac do’s. Or something like that. One thing’s for sure though, he needs to switch hairdressers. The new Sisqo look Jay Dee is rocking is unanimously shit, and makes me wonder if our predatory striker has a thing for thongs. It also made me think who would make our all-time worst haircuts squad. Here’s my selection: Goalkeeper: Ian Walker Ian stood between the posts at White Hart Lane for most of the 90’s replacing Erik the Viking. It’s just a shame Erik didn’t leave behind his Viking helmet though,... Read more »

9th January 2012

THFC: Daring to Achieve

By ZoC I don’t want to come across as an old-fashioned, linguistic pedant but if I do, then frankly, I’m not bothered. Noel Gallagher made derogatory comments recently on television about the Spurs motto “To dare is to do”, as reported on a Fighting Cock forum thread by ArtyB. “It doesn’t make sense. You can do stuff without being daring,” said Gallagher. Clearly, as a City fan, he is concerned about the serious title threat Spurs are now posing and saw an opportunity to have a dig. However, Gallagher did have a point and it got me thinking about “To... Read more »