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9th January 2012

THFC: Daring to Achieve

By ZoC I don’t want to come across as an old-fashioned, linguistic pedant but if I do, then frankly, I’m not bothered. Noel Gallagher made derogatory comments recently on television about the Spurs motto “To dare is to do”, as reported on a Fighting Cock forum thread by ArtyB. “It doesn’t make sense. You can do stuff without being daring,” said Gallagher. Clearly, as a City fan, he is concerned about the serious title threat Spurs are now posing and saw an opportunity to have a dig. However, Gallagher did have a point and it got me thinking about “To... Read more »

4th January 2012

The Emergence of Gareth Bale

By drwinston001 If you’re a Southampton fan you’d say Gareth Bale’s emergence onto the footballing landscape came in 2006 when he made his debut. I remember hearing about a young kid who was good at free kicks and I was lucky enough to be in Southampton (as it turned out although that’s not how I felt at the time) when they were playing Coventry and having never been to St Mary’s got myself a ticket and saw this simian looking left back score a fantastic curling set piece. Like many other non Saint’s fans I watched his development from a... Read more »

2nd January 2012

Update on our young players

Windy dropping more knowledge on the youth – this article was originally posed on his excellent blog You can also follow him on twitter @WindyCOYS (that’s COYS for ‘Come on you Spurs’) Goalkeepers Jordan Archer, 18, Professional – He only played in the first NextGen Series and FA Premier Academy League (FAPAL) matches owing to his loan at Bishop’s Stortford, where he has been performing consistently well. He is also a recent call up to the Scotland U21 squad, and will be looking for a league club to join on loan in January. Jonathan Miles, 18, 3rd year –... Read more »

30th December 2011

The Fab Five

A casual conversation online leads to a pub meet-up in the North of London, a nervous recording or two…then a big bang in the way of a website, the birth of a community, an iphone app and thousands of weekly downloads. Welcome to The Fighting Cock universe and thanks for your support. Here’s our Top Five choice picks from The Fighting Cock podcast season thus far. Enjoy. Especially if you’ve not done so before. 1 Episode #05 – Hayley McQueen Loves Us This is episode 5 of The Fighting Cock podcast, this week recorded (Wed 24th) at a secret location (ooh,... Read more »

29th December 2011

Spurs moment of 2011

By Triple Sea (Triple_sea) So Christmas is done. All in all a good few days relaxing, much great food and the joy of witnessing scenes of a sexual nature from Spurs at Norwich. As I rolled into the office (too many mince pies) yesterday I wondered what would get me through these two irritating days at work. Could it be that the office MILF is in too and finally willing to act out the thoughts in my head, could the IT security settings have taken a Christmas break leaving me to surf the internet freely or could I simply get... Read more »

28th December 2011

Special Player

By Sibs (SibsTHFC) January is almost here and we find ourselves sitting pretty at 3rd in the table. I’m sure that we all would have taken this position back in August when we found ourselves 5-1 down to Manchester City at White Hart Lane. The run since those first two games has been phenomenal and it has certainly put the cat amongst the pigeons at the top of the table. If it stays this way two of Arsenal, Chelsea or Liverpool (again) could miss out on Champions League football. The BIG Four looks like a piece of history. If we’re... Read more »

22nd December 2011

Why I hate Chelsea

By Wobbly_Desk In just a few hours’ time I’ll be out of work and on my way to the Lane. I can’t wait. Some of my best memories of watching Spurs at the Lane come from this fixture, probably because it stirs up the sort of hatred in me that can only be replicated when Le Scum visit our Mecca of football. I wasn’t at last year’s fixture, instead watching the game in a pub in Camden with Thelonious Filth, behind a couple of Chelsea fans who perfectly summed up the way I see the majority of their fans –... Read more »

22nd December 2011

Why we must play with 2 strikers

By drwinston001 (drwinston001) When you get half way through this and believe it’s anti-vdV propaganda keep reading because it’s not at all. In November last year I wrote about a theory that Rafael van der Vaart’s inclusion in our team was actually detrimental to it. Strange as that may sound because of his form, particularly in front of goal, and his all round performances that’s what I believed at the time. Don’t get me wrong, I loved watching the guy play. From the first time I saw him run his heart out on his debut at the Hawthorns, clearly lacking... Read more »