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17th March 2012

D.J. Switzer, USA

Dear sirs of The Fighting Cock: I noticed you’re recent post on the blog where you requested that your international readers describe their Spurs matchday rituals, and seeing as how I fit the billing, I wanted to offer up my routine. As a supporter living in the Northern suburbs of Cincinnati, USA, the manner by which I consume Spurs’ matches is entirely dependent on the time of kick-off and the day of the week. Though Cincinnati is a mid-sized metropolitan city here in the States, we sit in the crux of the conservative-leaning Rust Belt and Southern Bible Belt regions... Read more »

16th March 2012

Robert, Australia

Australia is about as far away as you can get from North London. We have warm weather, beaches, strange sports, colorful money, kangaroos and every type of poisonous animal imaginable. In fact, I should probably count myself lucky that I can write this email – I mean, for 22 years of my life I have escaped snakes and spiders on land… and then, don’t forget about the crocodiles and alligators, as well as the Sharks in the water. If they dont get you, the Stingrays or Jellyfish might. But hell, I’ve lived in constant fear of all of the above,... Read more »

16th March 2012

Scott, USA

TO THE GODS OF PODCASTING AND LOVERS OF ALL THINGS LILYWHITE, First of all I want to thank you idiots for doing what you do. It means a lot especially for someone that isn’t in the UK to feel the true passion and love for our glorious club. I know I do not have the heritage and background you all have when it comes to worshiping Tottenham Hotspur but I am clamoring to catch up. The podcast gives me some mates to listen to and enjoy some banter and dick jokes about Spurs. I love you guys almost as much... Read more »

15th March 2012

International Spurs fan of mystery!

The Fighting Cock has a new feature that needs the help of you! We all, as fans, go to ridiculous lengths to watch or listen to Tottenham. Whether you live in Tottenham or Thailand, we all have one thing in common, our love for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR! We want to hear how much effort it takes you to catch the game. Tottenham have a lot of fans around the world and a number of you tune into The Fighting Cock podcast every week, so this is your chance to have your voice heard as an international Tottenham fan. We are truly... Read more »

9th March 2012

Project Tattoo Chicago Dan’s Arse

[progress id=1938] Target reached! Thank you! Hello one and all. We’ve got another appeal. Now we know we’ve asked for money before, and we’re very grateful for everything that has been donated so far this season. There was the Botswana Christmas Appeal. And there was the drum that the FC forumites clubbed together to sort for the Ultras event. And lets not forget that we raised over £600 for Movember last year. However this appeal is slightly different. We need a new mic to record the show. What we use currently, although sounds alright, isn’t fit for purpose. Plus it’s... Read more »

6th March 2012

It wouldn’t be Spurs…

By Éperons on the forum. One of the things I like about The Fighting Cock is that the phrase “It wouldn’t be Spurs…” does not seem to seep into the podcast much. You usually hear it in the context, “It wouldn’t be Spurs if it were easy” or “…if there weren’t some uncertainty” or “…if there weren’t points dropped along the way”. You’ve all heard it. The phrase gets my goat for two reasons. First, pace Crace and his excellent memoir Vertigo, I don’t think there’s a way in which Spurs fans suffer uniquely. Every team drops points. Every year,... Read more »

27th February 2012

Where I’m at after yesterday

By Benjoss on the forum. Gutted, absolutely gutted. The immediate reaction after over 30 years of being a Spurs supporter is ‘Here we go again…’. They were right those horrible Gooners, they all said that the blip was coming, we’d choke like we always do. But with time and reflection I can honestly say what we witnessed yesterday wasn’t our Spurs from the last 6 months. Therefore I feel the need to post my own rant and in some way deal with the misery I felt yesterday. What stage of grief is this one, Spooky? So you can pick the... Read more »

23rd February 2012

We: The Yid Army

For many years the atmosphere in modern football has been on a steady decline. Sky Sports took over the broadcast rights of top-flight football, the Premier League was formed, and we have seen the type of vocal support, once synonymous with football clubs, suffer ever since. Football had become sterilised, the fan experience less important. The key was money, and making lots of it. Football in England became a commodity, and the fans with it – easily taxable for a chance to see players of ‘world’s most exciting league’ in the flesh. Clubs would hire expensive branding consultants to redesign... Read more »