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7th November 2011 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

The Fighting Cockerels – Spurs During The War Years

By Sibs (SibsTHFC) On the outbreak of the First World War in 1915, many Spurs players and staff were recruited to form No 1 Section 22 Field Company, Royal Engineers. They had played football together, enlisted into the army together, fought side by side together and, sadly, eleven of them died together. After the war the Spurs Handbook recorded the 11 deaths. On the combined effort to achieve victory in the great game of war we can look with solemn pride. Naturally, our thoughts revert to those who fought and fell. It is rather a long list who made the... Read more »

4th November 2011 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

Hash tag Davroatemyhamster

By Sibs (SibsTHFC) It all started out harmlessly enough. A few lads asking for a simple retweet from Spurs player and ‘celebrity’ fans. Every retweet would help spread the word about The Fighting Cock podcast and in turn capture a few more Spurs fan who have grown weary of the ‘other’ podcasts available. A few people responded to the request. These people we love. They have gone up in our estimation and we thank them for their support. One man simply ignored all requests for a retweet. Davro. Impressionist, comedian and, in this case, pantomime villain. Little did he know... Read more »

3rd November 2011 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

Is this the Tottenham Whisper?

Masses of thanks to Simon B for this email that goes some way to perhaps giving us an indication of what the Tottenham Whisper is all about. If you’re wondering yourself, check out Episode 4 of The Fighting Cock podcast and ‘The Tottenham Miscellany’ by Martin Cloake and Adam Powley. First up great work on the podcasts. I have garnered many a strange look while grinning to myself when listening to them through headphones about the town. I admit to being a bit late to the Fighting cock Podcast Party, only starting to listen from Podcast 10 I have since... Read more »

31st October 2011 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

We’re gonna win the league!

By Sibs (SibsTHFC) It’s rare that we genuinely have something to brag about, but in the last 7 games we really do. The official Premier League form guide doesn’t lie – we are level with Man City, and 4 points ahead of the Scum in the last 6 games. With the games we have coming up I don’t think this unbeaten run is going to stop just yet either. Usually I would not mutter such gravities for fear of jinxing something, or having to eat my words next weekend, but we can go unbeaten for another 6 games – until we play... Read more »

27th October 2011 | Blog

Movember

Remember, remember the whole of November……because we’re all growing a moustache for charity. You may have heard of Movember already, but here’s the deal, you grow a moustache for the whole of November to raise awareness for prostate cancer and contribute all donations to the Movember charity. The rules are very simple, no facial hair on the 1st November, and then you continue to shave every area except the moustache. You can style it out and trim it if you like, but you HAVE to keep the moustache. I say bushier the better, isn’t that right Mrs. Chicago Dan’s mum.... Read more »

21st October 2011 | Blog, Never Mind The B*llocks

Stratford – a view from across the pond

By Mike Stevenson (mikeinparma) 6 November, 1995. Cleveland, Ohio. The NFL’s Cleveland Browns were losing revenue in the outdated and crumbling Municipal Stadium, nor were they receiving any civic support to renovate, owner Art Modell announced he and the Browns were leaving in the following season. And not 10 miles east into Euclid, but rather 311 miles to Baltimore, Maryland. It was a truly devastating moment. I had lost the team I grew up supporting. We were left empty handed, while the new team in Baltimore got a new stadium and quickly won the title that we in Cleveland had been craving... Read more »

10th October 2011 | Blog, TFC News

Meet The Fan Behind The Fighting Cock Podcast

The following is an article Flav wrote for Sabotage Times. Sick of there being no decent Spurs podcast, I decided to set up my own. I mean, how hard could it be? The problem with Tottenham Hotspur podcasts is that there is only one: The Spurs Show with Phil Cornwell. And if that isn’t for you, then you’re stuffed. There have been a couple of other attempts from other well-meaning fans, but all seem to have petered out. And the problem with The Spurs Show is it’s not amazingly good. It’s run of the mill, mediocre… there’s just something missing…... Read more »

30th September 2011 | Blog, TFC News

Vertigo by John Crace Competition Winners

In episode 9 of the podcast we announced a competition to win 3 copies of John Crace’s excellent book ‘Vertigo: One Football Fan’s Fear of Success’. To enter, we asked you to post your most depressing moment as a Spurs fan on the forum. We had some great entries but could only pick out 3, so congratulations to Northern Spur, MadsnTHFC, & Stevie Stiffler – we hope a free book goes some way towards relieving your pain. Check the “winning” stories below… [toggle title_open=”Close” title_closed=”Northern Spur – click to show” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no[/linequote]I was... Read more »