3rd September 2013

What we wanted -vs- What we got

Last year, based on numerous polls, votes were cast for the team that forum members wanted to see for the 2012/13 season.This was a team based on a 4-4-2 at the time (due to Harry still being in charge) and included players such as Modric and van der Vaart in it. As it turned out those two left but we got a new central defender (Vertonghen) and a new keeper (Lloris) as was wanted however we missed out on getting a new striker (Damião) and we also failed in our bid to get Moutinho. Regardless of this our incomings of... Read more »

12th August 2013

Spurs Youth Players – Where are they now?

Have a discussion with a fellow Spur about youth and the phrases “haven’t had a player break through from the youth setup since Ledley King” and “Bostock and Parrett prove our youth system doesn’t work” tend to come up or something along those lines. Harsh comments in my view seeing as we just sold one of our squad players and youth products for a cool £8-9m which would make that about the 8th highest transfer fee received in our history. I started taking more of an interest in our youth team when I read an interview a few years back... Read more »

17th July 2013

2012/13 Season Ratings – Final Results

After 53* games, 216 different voters and 18012 votes I give you the ratings for the season from the Glory Glory and The Fighting Cock forum members. *no votes for Carlisle in the League Cup The Team Many would say that the first half of the season was better than the second and with an average of 6.42 compared to an average of 6.25 the ratings seem to back this up. However, the points gained at the end of December were 36 in 20 games, we earned an additional 36 points in 18 games by May. Undefeated in September, we... Read more »

30th April 2013

Ratings: Tottenham Hotspur 2 – 2 April 2013

Another month, another undefeated month, our worst month of the season. Bizarre, to say the least but this has been our lowest rated month with 6.09, beating the previous worst of 6.14 in November. We were knocked out of the Europa League on penalties after two 2-2 draws and won 1 and drew 2 of our three Premier League games, all games ending with 4 goals. We beat last season’s champions 3-1 but this was only our 15th best match of the season, even surpassed by a 0-0 draw vs Lazio back in September. The 6.80 in this game and... Read more »

3rd April 2013

March – The Tottenham Way

We know the feeling, we’ve all been there many times – there’s no keeping it simple with our beloved Tottenham and all emotions must be visited. The joy of beating the old enemy and pushing them 7 points adrift, the joy of beating one of the power houses of European football and seemingly booking our passage to the next round of a European cup competition, a minor ‘blip’ after a decent enough performance away from home against an in-form ‘historically massive’ side still kept our optimism fairly high and then… Let’s be honest, many of us had that little inkling... Read more »

3rd March 2013

Player ratings – The season so far, Bale & how February was somewhat average

Huh? Come again? AVB won the Manager of the Month award or did you miss the memo? Sure. He did. He won all 3 league games in February and progressed to the next round of the Europa League to boot (although I believe this is not taken into consideration for the award). In terms of ratings however? Well, Gareth Bale’s 8.25 for the month and Hugo Lloris’ 7.56 both broke the previous high of 7.54 for a month, which Jan Vertonghen got back in September, but what about the rest of the team? In the 5 games we played in... Read more »

9th January 2013

Zin’s December Review – Wooah Dembélé

The information in this article was collated by gaining opinion on The Fighting Cock and Glory Glory forums. A good month for the club with 5 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat. Four of those seven games were away from home with 3 wins (Sunderland, Aston Villa and Fulham) and 1 injury time defeat against Everton (A) having led 1-0 coming into the 90th minute. Our remaining three games at home included qualification to the Europa league last 32 after beating Panathinaikos, where we will face French club Lyon for a possible meeting with Inter Milan or Romanian side CFR... Read more »

1st September 2012

What we wanted -vs- What we got

Back in May, when Harry was still manager and the season was coming to a close, I made some polls on The Fighting Cock forum, based on a 4-4-2 formation as to who we wanted to keep and who we wanted to sell. After the votes were counted, our desired first XI looked a little something like this… Subs: Friedel, Rose, Caulker*, Townsend*, Huddlestone, Parker, New Forward Squad: Button, Naughton, Dawson, Gallas, King, New Winger, Livermore, New Central Midfielder, Falque *U-21 so do not count towards 25-man squad We had essentially decided that the following should go: Gomes, Cudicini, Alnwick,... Read more »