22nd November 2011

Want my Berba back, Berba back, Berba back, Yids!

By Mike Stevenson (mikeinparma) I want to discuss that’s something that has bugged me over the last three years: Dimitar Berbatov. To discuss my feelings for Berba, I have to go back to the beginning. In my first year as a Spurs supporter at the ripe old age of 25 and coming from the US, I’d come a long way in understanding the game, how it was meant to be played, what constituted shit football, etc etc. Who were the players that could dazzle us, who were the ones to make us perpetually face palm (I’m looking at you, Lee... Read more »

22nd November 2011

Redknapp Out!

Via drwinston001 from The Fighting Cock forum. There’s a massive elephant in the room and it’s about time we discussed it. There was a time in the not so distant past when I could rely on Spurs failing gallantly, perhaps scoring 3 spectacular goals for us to celebrate but letting in a 4th in the 89th minute. Yeah we’d lost the game but we’d given it our all and entertained the crowd. We were the Newcastle under Kevin Keegan without the title challenge or Scottish accents. We always had at least 3 or 4 players in the team we could... Read more »

14th November 2011

Young Professionals – Progress Check

Windy ’bout to drop the knowledge. For more updates on our youth players & players out on loan follow Windy on twitter WindyCOYS or on his blog A number of players from Tim Sherwood’s “Development Squad” (this name seems to be catching on across the football world!) have made their first team debuts this season, so it seems a good time to consider the progress of some of them. Jake Livermore, 21 Livermore is proving me wrong. I had totally written him off as a Spurs player, and was surprised when Redknapp started to use him in the first... Read more »

9th November 2011

I’ve applied for Redknapp’s Job

By Sibs (SibsTHFC) Dear Mr Levy, I am writing to you regarding the position of Manager of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. Between heart operations, the tax man and the England job it’s only a matter of time before Mr. Redknapp absconds/leaves, and I would like to get my application in early for consideration. I’d imagine that Mark Hughes has as well, and that Martin O’Neill – he’s always sniffing around. Anyway, you’re a busy man so lets get down to brass tacks. My managerial experience is based largely on my successful promotion of Boston United promoted from the Conference to... Read more »

7th November 2011

The Fighting Cockerels – Spurs During The War Years

By Sibs (SibsTHFC) On the outbreak of the First World War in 1915, many Spurs players and staff were recruited to form No 1 Section 22 Field Company, Royal Engineers. They had played football together, enlisted into the army together, fought side by side together and, sadly, eleven of them died together. After the war the Spurs Handbook recorded the 11 deaths. On the combined effort to achieve victory in the great game of war we can look with solemn pride. Naturally, our thoughts revert to those who fought and fell. It is rather a long list who made the... Read more »

4th November 2011

Hash tag Davroatemyhamster

By Sibs (SibsTHFC) It all started out harmlessly enough. A few lads asking for a simple retweet from Spurs player and ‘celebrity’ fans. Every retweet would help spread the word about The Fighting Cock podcast and in turn capture a few more Spurs fan who have grown weary of the ‘other’ podcasts available. A few people responded to the request. These people we love. They have gone up in our estimation and we thank them for their support. One man simply ignored all requests for a retweet. Davro. Impressionist, comedian and, in this case, pantomime villain. Little did he know... Read more »

31st October 2011

We’re gonna win the league!

By Sibs (SibsTHFC) It’s rare that we genuinely have something to brag about, but in the last 7 games we really do. The official Premier League form guide doesn’t lie – we are level with Man City, and 4 points ahead of the Scum in the last 6 games. With the games we have coming up I don’t think this unbeaten run is going to stop just yet either. Usually I would not mutter such gravities for fear of jinxing something, or having to eat my words next weekend, but we can go unbeaten for another 6 games – until we play... Read more »

21st October 2011

Stratford – a view from across the pond

By Mike Stevenson (mikeinparma) 6 November, 1995. Cleveland, Ohio. The NFL’s Cleveland Browns were losing revenue in the outdated and crumbling Municipal Stadium, nor were they receiving any civic support to renovate, owner Art Modell announced he and the Browns were leaving in the following season. And not 10 miles east into Euclid, but rather 311 miles to Baltimore, Maryland. It was a truly devastating moment. I had lost the team I grew up supporting. We were left empty handed, while the new team in Baltimore got a new stadium and quickly won the title that we in Cleveland had been craving... Read more »