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20th July 2012

Spurs ‘New’ Money

In football, as with life – there is rarely smoke without fire. Even the most far fetched of stories has a spark… The rumours regarding ‘new’ money at Spurs is certainly one that deserves attention and one that won’t go away. The signs are there, there’s a different feeling about Spurs at the moment. Obviously the excitement of AVB and the expectation of what the new regime will bring Is partly to do with that – but look a little deeper… There is a confidence about all connected with Spurs – almost like there has been a plan in place... Read more »

20th July 2012

Grow a backbone…

As we all know, football is not the most popular sport in the U.S. At best, it might squeak in at number five (behind American football, baseball, basketball, and hockey. I might even slot it down at #6 behind golf). I’ve lived all over the country, and even though I have not lived there in 15 years, I still call Kansas City home. I consider myself a fiercely loyal individual. As a result, I am a loyal supporter of the Kansas City Royals baseball team and the Kansas City Chiefs (American) football team. Although they each have a history of... Read more »

12th July 2012

Naming Rights Arena

With building work (apparently) due to start on Tottenham’s new home ground by the end of the month, I’m currently enduring an internal battle of head and heart. I’ve driven across the Golden Gate Bridge, climbed the Pyramids of Giza, watched the sunset over the Taj Mahal and bowed my head at the Golden Temple; but my adoration for White Hart Lane eclipses everything else. It’s so more than a building to Tottenham fans, as I’m sure every home ground is to fans of every respective club, but we at Tottenham are ever the sentimentalists. The fact of the matter... Read more »

12th July 2012

Freund with Benefits

Ok, so Steffen Freund then. Erstwhile Spurs midfield enforcer of the late 90s – quite a rare breed in itself in those times – wherein his path crossed with George ‘brown paper bag’ Graham. Freund was able to add to a relatively modest yet not completely insignificant tally of titles and footballing achievements (2 Bundesliga and one UEFA Champions’ League) with a Worthington Cup win in 1999 at the hands of the mighty Leicester City. In a weird arc away from the hero of the piece, the aforementioned arthritic former-woolworths gaffer was dismissed from his job at Spurs following what... Read more »

10th July 2012

Newco Rangers – would we wish it on Woolwich Arsenal?

I am sure you are all aware by now that Rangers Football Club has ceased to exist. It entered administration in February and was liquidated in June, following a tax dispute with HMRC. A newco Rangers has failed in its bid to be admitted to the Scottish Premier League and is now applying to the Scottish Football League for a place in the lower leagues. This is a disaster for the SPL. It is already one of the least competitive leagues in the world, with no team other than Rangers and Celtic winning it since Aberdeen in 1984-1985. This latest... Read more »

9th July 2012

A Tottenham Philosophy

Some things are more important than winning. It took me a long time to figure that out. As an American sports fan, you’re ingrained with the idea that if you’re not first, you’re last. And, being a Cleveland fan in every major sport, I was last every single year of my life. Even when we got agonisingly close to a title, there was little in it for me except the cold hard reality that I supported a losing team and would probably do so for the rest of my life so what was the point? Yeah, there’s the hope before... Read more »

5th July 2012

Super-flop Andre is new Spurs Boas

REPORTER IGGY NORANT WRITES FOR THE SUN ON TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR’S NEW MANAGERIAL APPOINTMENT ANDRE-VILLAS BOAS was yesterday announced new Tottenham Hotspur manager on a 3-year-deal but is widely expected to be leaving the club in the next few months. The wannabe-Mourinho, who flopped so badly at huge west London club Chelsea, faces an immediate dressing room mutiny led by the outspoken Ledley King. The likes of Friedel, Cudicini and Gallas are also against the new head coach and have publicy said that they refuse to take orders from a man younger than them. Many of the Spurs squad are said... Read more »