Never Mind The B*llocks

12th September 2012 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

Full Disclosure

It’s only natural human instinct to reject things we don’t understand. For immediate illustration of the inherent truth of this pop-sociology catchphrase, look to the chorus of boos that followed Andre Villas-Boas and his Tottenham side back into the dressing rooms at White Hart Lane last week, after the squad failed for the third occasion in a row to hold their nerve in the dying minutes of a game and prevent an unfavourable result. It seems fairly obvious to me that a large section of his most vocal abusers in the home sections at the Lane don’t trust AVB because... Read more »

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

1882 – An Admission

I need to say sorry and ask for your acceptance… My name is Dave and I am 39 – I have two kids, a dog, and a love of Spurs. Unlike most supporters I can’t give a romantic story around why I love the club – most of my friends were West Ham fans. I was just always… Spurs. As I said most of my mates at school were West Ham and as such the crowd often dragged me to Upton Park… it did nothing for me intellectually nor spiritually. Every now and again I could drag them to Spurs... Read more »

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

Levy – Hero or Villain?

The Football Chairman is a precarious position to hold. They are ultimately responsible for all failures and very little of the success that a football club may behold. Look at the reign of Alan Sugar. His time at the club will be seen as mixed blessings: While off the pitch he saved the club from the nightmarish Irving Scholar, on the pitch sustained success never really appeared. If you are a chairman you can rarely be perceived as an all round good guy. Recently some fans have made their feelings known about Daniel Levy, that he has been bad for... Read more »

10th September 2012 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

David Bentley: To Russia with Love

I am going to say it. Thank you David Bentley and the best of luck in Russia.The Peterborough born winger may have failed to light up White Hart Lane, but Tottenham fans shouldn’t be too quick to discount the effect Bentley has had on our team, his mere presence at our club has taught us quite a few things. The Bentley Effect Never buy an in-form Englishman If you take a minute to ponder this lesson you will immediately forgive Bentley of all his sins. The winger burnt Daniel Levy so bad that he hasn’t made the same mistake again.... Read more »

8th September 2012 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

1882: All tickets sold

The Fighting Cock is amazed and proud to announce that all tickets for the 1882 blocks have been sold. The 1882 movement is about getting like minded Tottenham supporters together to support our young players. On 13 September 2012 Tottenham’s academy side take on the might of Barcelona’s youth development programme at White Hart Lane as a part of The NextGen Series. There will be at least 600 of us singing our hearts out for our young players and the shirt they wear. There are still tickets in the other areas of the West Stand. If you can’t make it... Read more »

8th September 2012 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

AVB calls time on ‘project’ Spurs

Tottenham head coach André Villas-Boas today admitted his preferred style of play would never succeed at the club. In a short address in front of a packed press conference, the Portuguese said he was disappointed that his energetic, pressing mode of football was unsuited to the Premier League. In a stark message to his critics in the media and amongst the Spurs support, AVB acknowledged that the ‘project’ had already failed to prove it could produce a top four finish this season – seen as a minimum requirement after the success-laden years the club enjoyed under Harry Redknapp. During this... Read more »

6th September 2012 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

Of the Essence

And here we are again, another transitional season, a brand new manger, whoops; I mean head coach, 3 below par performances, media slander and a lot of booing. Thus the nature of the fickle fan is revealed. Now don’t get me wrong, I too am not happy with a lot of things at Spurs. Levy is too crafty for my simple mind to process, I didn’t agree with the team selection for the Norwich game and the less said about the transfer window shenanigans the better, but we as a whole need to chomp on a big bitter slice of... Read more »

5th September 2012 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

Reasons why this is a Happy Birthday Spurs!

Tottenham Hotspur celebrates 130 years as a club this week, but some may be forgiven for asking what is there to celebrate? After all Spurs have failed for the second successive season to qualify for the Champions League. We sacked our most successful manager in recent times, Harry Redknapp, hero to the Red Top papers, we sold two of our best players and are currently without a win this season. Surely the birthday bash should be cancelled? At Norwich on Saturday it sounded as if many were ready to read the Old Cockerel his last rites, but the majority of... Read more »