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15th August 2012

Parker or Sandro?

With Spurs looking to replace the departing Modric with a deep lying playmaker (Regista), it seems likely, with the way the team has been playing in pre-season, that AVB’s new charges will be lining up in a 4-2-3-1 formation come the start of the new season. A key area in this formation is the double pivot which is usually made up of one destroyer and one creator, for example at Real Madrid where AVB’s former boss Mourinho uses Khedira and Xabi Alonso as his midfield base. While questions remain as to who will be responsible for the creative role in... Read more »

15th August 2012

‘Everybody Dreams’ flashmob – a song for Tottenham

The Fighting Cock is a proud supporter of Tottenham, the local community as well as the football club. Gladesmore Community School’s Song for Tottenham: ‘Everybody Dreams’ took over the streets of north London Flash Mob style, one year after the riots with help from Haringey Metropolitan Police, Transport for London, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Tottenham Traders Partnership, Tesco Seven Sisters, Mo Osman-Kamara Films, Skate Heaven, Joe Hill Solicitors, Everybody Music and Luggage Centre. Exposure Youth Media captured the whole Open Air Dance Experience on camera. The song will be released on 19 August 2012. Please support Tottenham and help make ‘Everybody... Read more »

14th August 2012

Football. An Existential Crisis.

Whilst watching the Community Shield game on Sunday I had a strange, sour feeling towards the whole affair which spread to thoughts on football in general. It probably didn’t help that the game was being contested by two of the most repulsive clubs in the country/the world, but it was the fan’s behaviour that I found somewhat depressing. Throughout the game there was constant swearing, abuse, booing of the ref and obnoxious, irritating chants from both sets of fans. Typical Chelsea/City fans. But then we’re no different really. Ok, it may just be a side effect of watching a truly... Read more »

14th August 2012

tehTrunk Tottenham’s Top ITK – Episode Ten: A New Dawn (Video)

It’s all change at the Lane, but out with the old and in with the new as Spurs prepare for a new era… Created by @tehTrunk Sound engineering by Pope Beats Additional Production credit Charlotte ‘Peachy’ Hamilton For all other Trunk vids, visit the YouTube channel.

13th August 2012

Kane and able?

With less than a week to go now until Spurs kick off their Premiership campaign with a tough trip to Newcastle, we find ourselves in a strange situation. The ‘on/off’ Adebayor deal looks to have fallen through, and we only have one senior striker on our books – Jermain Defoe. This is unfortunate as Defoe cannot lead the line on his own. This is clearly a problem due to the formation we play. The only alternative Spurs have is to start with 19-year-old Harry Kane. Kane is an England Under-19 regular that in the past scored bucket loads of goals... Read more »

11th August 2012

Jermaine Jenas Tourettes

I have Jermaine Jenas tourettes. Every time he is named in the starting line up I say “f**k sake Jenas”. Every time he passes sideways or backwards when there is a forward pass on I say “f**k sake Jenas”. Every time he stupidly gives the ball away I say “f**k sake Jenas”. All he does is pass sideways and backwards and ‘f**king round about a bit’. Put simply, I don’t rate him and seeing him play for Spurs makes me angry. However, it shouldn’t be like this. How can a man who ran the show and was outstanding when we... Read more »

10th August 2012

A Rotating Defence

Squad rotation is a concept that we’re going to have to get used to under Andre Villas-Boas, especially in the centre of defence. The old Redknapp plan of playing the same starting eleven the entire season is a thing of the past; instead, we should expect bigger roles for lesser known players, regular chances handed to members of the development squad and responsibility shifted from the shoulders of the few to the many. One selection ‘headache’ that has been heavily discussed of late is the question of who we think our best possible centre-back partnership is. In my opinion, it’s... Read more »

9th August 2012

Brad’s Heir

A new keeper should be high up on the ‘to do’ list for AVB as Brad Friedel is no spring chicken. Perhaps not as alarmingly necessary as a striker or 2, the goalkeeping situation is nevertheless not a very strong one, long-term speaking. Friedel is a relative newcomer to The Lane but he has proven himself to still have much more about him then the recent crop of occupants of the number 1 shirt, and although his reflexes are diminishing on a daily basis, he is still considered to be by far the most consistent and reliable member of the... Read more »