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19th December 2011

Look up not down

By thedutchman (@jimboholland) I’m going to start this with a confession. I wanted Arsenal to score at the end of the game against City. In fact, I wouldn’t have minded had they won. Why? Because, simply put this is the best Spurs team I’ve ever seen (supporter since that wonderful April day in ’91) and I don’t think we’ll ever have a better chance of winning this league. I know we might get stronger as a team over the coming years if we nail Champions League football consistently but more to the point is that our rivals in the top... Read more »

19th December 2011

There is a Light that Never Goes Out

By Mike Stevenson (mikeinparma) I think I am finally able to express into words what has been whirring around in my head for a while now regarding our Tottenham Hotspur. You know that feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you meet a fit girl and you can’t help but smile all day? That’s the generally how I’ve felt for Spurs this season. It’s been on a completely different level to my loving admiration of the last few seasons. A real source of pride over what I’ve watched us build through thick and thin has consumed me.... Read more »

13th December 2011

The Fighting Cock Opus – The Past, Present, and Future

By TrickyCOYS (TrickyChurchill) Throughout the Premier League era, Tottenham Hotspur has been a club renowned for disappointing (and it is important to remember that football began in 1992 when Sky Sports began). In results, player purchases, and league positions, it was only in the past few years that their fortunes began to change, admittedly with the notable blip of ‘2 points in 8 games’ under Juandé Ramos. Being the first team with promise to break the Sky monopoly, sorry, the ‘Big Four’, ensured that Spurs were rocketed into the national spotlight. Their sole appearance in the Champions League was ground... Read more »

12th December 2011

Don’t Panic!

By Sibs (SibsTHFC) Played: 14 Won: 10 Drawn: 1 Lost: 3 Today was not a good day at the office. Poor start in the first half, followed by dominance, failing to put away a couple of clear chances and some highly suspect refereeing decisions, including two clear penalties and a goal ruled out for offside when it wasn’t. It is a shame that the run had to come to an end at Stoke… Stoke of all places, but these things will happen. Despite Flav’s optimism, this wont be the last time we lose this season. However, there is still loads... Read more »

9th December 2011

The Wind of Change

By drwinston001 (drwinston001) Before I start I should explain a little about myself. I’ve been supporting spurs since 1990, so while I’ve been lucky enough to see some very talented players in that time with the likes of Gazza and Lineker, Dozzell and Nethercott, Sheringham and Klinsmann, King and Ginola, I’ve had to endure some of the leaner years in the clubs history. These years of transition have been punctuated with the occasional glimmer of hope with 3 trophies won in that time and the odd run in the league when we didn’t concede a goal for a few games.... Read more »

24th November 2011

Lunchtime Legends – End of season round up

By The Oxford Chap (The Oxford Chap) The Fighting Cock enjoyed this so much that we thought we’d share it with you. We warn in advance that it only has a fleeting reference to Tottenham, but you might yet get something from it. Basically, we take you for more than philistines. For more of The Oxford Chap’s musings click here What had hoped to be a mildly amusing anecdote and an excuse to “run around a bit”, soon turned out to be the inevitable shit sandwich it was always destined to be. And unfortunately, the romantic notions of somehow being... Read more »

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 »