Never Mind The B*llocks

22nd October 2012 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

Kyle Walker and the Zen Geezer Movement

This article originally appeared on the excellent An Evening with Lustdoctor. Click through and read more. It’s the balls. My old boxing pal Dominic Negus once told me, ‘If you spent your time knocking out the wankers in life you’d never do anything else’. This inspiring moment of ‘Zen Geezerism’ immediately entered my head in the fallout of Spurs’ 2-4 reverse against a clinical Chelsea. After likeable full-back Kyle Walker’s fallow form continued against a sharp Blues’ outfit, packed with a trio of talented and highly-paid midfielders, a few faceless keyboard warriors were almost inevitably directing abuse at the rookie... Read more »

22nd October 2012 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

A Blunt Knife in a Gunfight.

White Hart Lane on Saturday made for uncomfortable viewing for any Spurs fan. Denied our best players, handicapped by individual mistakes and lacking the slices of luck that some teams can call on at will, our position within the Premier League became apparent. This realisation didn’t occur when Chelsea and Daniel Sturridge celebrated their fourth goal, but 45 minutes before kick-off. Stood alone in the Paxton watching the Spurs keepers going through their warm up routine, the news that Mousa Dembele and Gareth Bale were missing set the alarm bells ringing. We boast a wonderful starting XI when all our... Read more »

22nd October 2012 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

6 Points from Success; Learning in Defeat

You learn more about yourself in defeat than you do in victory. Like most clichés, it’s true. Nobody enjoyed losing to Chelsea, but in the long run it could prove to be a blessing in disguise. Individual errors that have gone largely ignored during our unbeaten run were magnified and intensified, clear for all to see. However; the main thing to say after a defeat of this manner is thus – we haven’t become a bad team overnight and it wasn’t an individual player’s fault that we lost that game. We were beaten by a better side, playing more clinical... Read more »

17th October 2012 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

Life Without Chelsea

Have you ever wondered how things could have been different? How if one small incident had happened differently the course of history would have been fundamentally altered? Last weekend with no Premier League, I pondered how some women survive in a world where football doesn’t exist; I learnt to my detriment that shopping, gossiping, ordering boyfriends around and bad DVD’s keep that gap well and truly filled. Saturday night instead of working on FIFA13 my PS3 found itself playing Donnie Darko, unfortunately a jet engine never fell through my North London roof to finish me off, but I did start... Read more »

13th October 2012 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

The Cockerel Knocks Out Three Lions

The international break is one of those few occasions during a Premier League season when fans can come together and support one team. Individual identities are meant to be cast aside, chests thumped and national anthems sung with gusto, but over the years something has gone very wrong along the way. The England football team is in trouble. An uninspiring mix of mediocrity and ineptitude on the pitch, the bench and in the tribunals has left a country still beating the drum over the Olympics and Paralympics rather deflated. The thought of spending money to go and watch the national... Read more »

11th October 2012 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

Bigmouth Strikes Again

The modern lone centre-forward needs to offer the team as a whole much more than just goals. He needs to be able to consistently be available as an outlet higher up the pitch, hold up play and know when to unselfishly distribute the ball. He needs to have the nouse to know when it’s appropriate to shoot and when it isn’t. He needs to be able to dribble, win high balls and outsmart defenders. He has to be able to judge when it’s right to track back and defend, and help clear opposition set-plays. He needs to be able to... Read more »

11th October 2012 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

1882 announcement: NK Maribor

The Fighting Cock is delighted to announce that there is to be another 1882 event at the Lane. On 8th November 2012 our boys run out at the Lane against little-known Slovenian outfit NK Maribor. As UEFA cup group games generally attract a below average attendance, we thought it an excellent opportunity to get the movement going again after the recent success against Barcelona at in the NextGen Series. Tickets are avaliable through the club website or ticket line in Block J of the East Stand upper. As it stands (we’ve been promoting it through twitter since Monday) there is... Read more »

11th October 2012 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

Manifestation of a Vision

I have to admit, when the appointment of Andre was announced I was sceptical at best, dissapointed and afraid at worse. To my shame I had allowed the tabloid media poison printed about AVB to colour my view of his potential as a Tottenham manager. Less to my shame, I was concerned that we were placing the long term future of our football club in young, relatively inexperienced hands in the most hostile and unforgiving of football environments. As time progressed and we pressed forward with impressive squad restructuring and the baseless tabloid agenda against this man became laughably obvious... Read more »