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16th May 2012

Proud to be Bayern?

So 38 games done and dusted and what are we left with? A week praying to the footballing gods that come Saturday night Spurs have their rightful place in the Champions League. Come on, we deserve it don’t we? Surely? If we’d been offered 4th back in August we would have sold our mothers to take it. Yet now, to some fans it feels like it should have been so much more. I agree, I really do – the way we were playing in the opening half of the season was a joy to behold, so anything mini capitulation that... Read more »

6th May 2012

May the farce be with you

Amongst other things I’m a fan of Tottenham Hotspur, and Sci-Fi in general. I’m not a Sci-Fi geek, but I just like Red Dwarf and all things to do with Aliens and Spaceships (and laser beams). Okay I am a bit of a sci-fi geek, but I’m far from an expert. One Sci-Fi I’ve never really understood the appeal of is “Star Wars”. Therefore it may be particularly foolish to use it as an analogy for the plight of Spurs fans, but I’m going to do it anyway. Everyone is different in the amount they follow and support their club.... Read more »

3rd May 2012

Should he stay or should he go?

The question of who should succeed Fabio Capello as England manager has been a taboo subject for Spurs fans over the past few months. The minute Harry Redknapp was labelled favourite to step up to International Duty was the minute Tottenham’s season nosedived. Our 2011-2012 Premier League campaign had got off to a flying start. Forgetting those two abysmal opening games against the Manchester clubs, Tottenham went on to face 23 games emerging with only 2 loses. We were 3rd in the League, inches away from mounting a real Title Challenge, and you’d have been hard pressed to recall a... Read more »

30th April 2012

Worst case scenario

Labeling Spurs’ close to the season as a disaster — which has involved pissing away a sizable third-place gap and free-falling all the way to our current position of fifth — would be a massive understatement. What a difference a few months of bad form can make. Back in January, I was filling this space with ideas on how Spurs should bolster their ranks in the summer to strengthen the squad ahead of our next Champions League campaign. Now, we’re staring headlong into another season in the perpetual wasteland that is the Europa League and facing the prospects of having... Read more »

26th April 2012

Should I be feeling guilty?

As I sit in front of the laptop, concentrating, frantically and bravely fighting the battle between index finger and LiveJasmine pop-ups, something strange is happening in my head & heart, which, for once, has nothing to do with the questionable material on my internet browser. No, this is something else. For many years, I’ve hoped, willed and wished for nothing more than for Tottenham Hotspur to be successful. Having put up with the blinkered, glory-hunting, drivel spouted by Woolwich & later from the West London plastics, there were times over the years where I shamelessly ached to be in the... Read more »

25th April 2012

The Referee’s a Pentium Quad-core Processor…

Back in 2009, a certain blogger on a Tottenham Hotspur site suggested that Football as an industry lags behind its competitors – if you can call American Football, tennis, cricket and both the rugbys ‘competition’ – in that they all have the benefit of some form of technology to assist the officiating members with their job. The piece was probably inspired by some form of injustice that occurred in a Spurs game, though the author denies this (“Video Referees: The Time Has Come“, have a look for yourself). Once again we find ourselves in the almost post-apocalyptic meltdown that follows... Read more »

24th April 2012

Life as a Football Manager: Prologue

A Football League Trophy runners-up medal, a League 2 Playoff final runners-up medal, and voted 2nd in the League 2 Player of the Year competition. I was always the bridesmaid, and never the bride, but to be honest, it suited me. Expectations were always my biggest downfall, and experiencing gradual success, for it only to be punctured at the last moment has an allure, a fetishised excitement almost. I was no great shakes, but somewhat of a cult hero in my local town. I was club captain, and consistently scored and created goals as we climbed from the non-leagues to... Read more »

21st April 2012

Presenting the all new Tottenham Soccer Club badge

From: Cameron Hall Sent: Saturday, 21 April 2012 8:52 AM To: ‘customer.care@tottenhamhotspur.com’ Subject: Presenting the all new Tottenham Soccer Club badge You will probably not read this and I almost guarantee that you will not reply because I do not have a customer number and I now live in Australia, far enough away for it to no longer matter what I think, however you should know that my opinion echoes the thoughts of many, many spurs supporters in the United Kingdom, Australia and around the world. To my beloved Tottenham Hotspur Football Club; In light of recent events, I would... Read more »