This is The Fighting Cock. Flav, Spooky, Ricky, Thelonious, Bardi and Alex on the rotation. Windy dropping weekly yoof knowledge bombs. Engineer Al remotely editing and mixing our degenerate dissection of all things THFC. Occasional star guests included. Love the shirt.
Journalist and author of Turf Wars: A History of London Football, Steve Tongue joins Flav and Alex in the Ball Street studios to discuss rivalry in football.
Football and rivalry have gone hand-in-hand since the game begun. Tongue's book focuses on London's clubs. The capital has one of the highest concentrations of football clubs of all the world's cities, and offers a rich history in how the rivalries are formed and how they manifest both on and off the pitch.
We go into depth about the formation of our rivalry with the Scum, and find out just why we hate them so much.
With Flav in hiding after an Erotic Eriksen Show in Stoke, Windy steps in to host, alongside Bardi, Spooky and Thelonious. The first course is us purring over a brilliant win against Stoke, before we get stuck into Monaco. Windy also provides the half time knowledge dish, before we finish off with a look at Sunderland, the sincerity, or lack thereof of footballers on social media, and the enigma that is Daniel Levy.
Entrées: Bardi, Spooky, Thelonious and Windy
Flav meets with Elliot from Stoke channel The Bear Pit TV. We find out what they've got to offer Tottenham this weekend as they look to get off the bottom of the table.
We speak to Case as we attempt to uncover the great bottle incident of 2015. And they rejoice over their mutual hatred of Arsenal.
This week we're joined by Dan & Tom from The Tottenham Way Podcast. We find out what it takes to break into journalism, the dark arts of sports retail before dipping our toes in the transfer window. We talk Sissoko, Bentaleb and Chadli, our dreams for Isco and is Kane tired? Windy's updates us on the kids, we preview Stoke and BBB is back in a Pod v Pod special. We round off with a gentle discussion about hiphop and holding your enemies life in your hand.
Shop assistants: Dan Kilpatrick, Tom Hayward, Bardi, Flav & Thelonious
This week we're joined by Billie T and his mate, Olympic gold medallist Matt Gotrel. Ricky and Spooky also in amongst it as we discuss the art of stroking, cox and catching crabs. We look back at that the escape against Liverpool and our slow brooding start to the season. Windy drops yoof bombs. We chat Champions League and would Matt swap his medal for the scum to be relegated?
Flav, Ricky, Spooky, Billie T and Matt Gotrel
Two man impromptu podcast with Flav & T. Reacting to the draw, lamenting the future changes in the Champions League, who will be the surprise package in our squad? Hating on Barcelona and we have a quick laugh at West Ham.
Flav and Thelonious
This week we welcome back FourFourTwo's James Maw. We revel in the glory of a 1-0 thrashing of Palace, wonder what the line-up might be for Liverpool. Windy delivers his usual half-time youth update. We answer your questions, and wonder what historical Tottenham moment would cause the biggest social media meltdown.
Alex From Bristol, Flav, Windy and James Maw
This week kicks off with stories of car crashes and alternative realities. Everton reviewed, lots of praise heaped on Lamela, Crystal Palace game previewed, will Townsend get a good reception? Windy gives a half-time update on the youth and loanees. Will Kevin Wimmer ever usurp Jan Vertonghen? How valuable is Christian Eriksen to Spurs? We then discuss ENIC, lucky shirts and just what would we do to win the Champions League? Alex From Bristol, Flav, Ricky and Thelonious Twitter: @lovetheshirt Facebook: facebook.com/thefightingcock Instagram: @thefightingcock