I remember the 1981 centenary FA Cup final, if not like it was yesterday then a lot more recently than 28 years ago. It was the season I began supporting Spurs, and so I’ll always have very fond memories of the cup-winning exploits of Perryman, Hoddle, Archibald, Ardiles, Villa and co. I thought I knew […]
We are top of the league, sing we are top of the league… Tottenham’s perfect start to this season couldn’t be in starker contrast to the nightmare of 08/09. Props to Arry Redknapp, who has managed to create what looks uncannily like a proper team – even David Bentley is back in the fold. And […]
I don’t know if it’s because the recession has levelled the playing field – by weakening the big four – but already this season feels very different. By different, I mean unpredictable. And about time too. For years we have waited for a genuinely unpredictable Premier League, sitting through countless dreary games where the result […]
Solid win for Spurs, even if all three goals came in the last half hour. Highlights below: Lovely finish by Pavlyuchenko (most unlike him: he usually shins it over the bar), followed up by a Corluka tap-in and a composed run-and-finish by ickle Jermain Defoe. But perhaps the best news for Tottenham fans was the […]
“It’s going to be difficult to break into the top four, but if anyone has the potential this club does.” Peter Crouch, speaking earlier this week about Spurs’ chances this season. We’ve been here before. New player arrives at Spurs, can’t stop himself making unreasonable claims on the club’s behalf. Top four? Behave yourself, Crouchy. […]
“Do I wanna go Hull City NO. Do I wanna go stoke NO do I wanna go sunderland YES so stop f****** around levy.” Dazza Bent’s already infamous Tweet seems to have had a positive effect. The striker did get his “dream” move to Mackemland, and so avoided a one-way trip to hell Hull/Stoke. And […]
This is where you get to pick Tottenham’s best starting line-up for this season. First up, I’l dazzle you (ahem) with my selection (based on Spurs’ squad at time of writing)… My XI, played in a fairly standard 4-4-2 formation: Huerelho Gomes Vedran Corluka, Jonathan Woodgate, Ledley King, Benoit Assou-Ekotto Aaron Lennon, Wilson Palacios, Jermaine […]
“Spurs are on their way to Wembley, Tottenham’s gonna do it again.” You know Ossie’s thinking: “What the fuck am I doing here?” Fair play to Ardiles though, for playing the role of “dumb foreigner who can’t pronounce Tottenham like what the English does” (he even called his autobiography “Ossie’s Dream”). Today however, Ossie’s role […]
Simple, classy? Er, no… Click on the image to launch the gallery:
Crouchinho, an artist’s impression… @ Fulham: @ Sunderland: @ Spurs: (Yes, my PhotoShop skills are strong today.) I’ve read reports that Sunderland have agreed a Â£12m fee with Pompey for Crouchy. I’ve also heard that the player himself would rather go to Fulham or Spurs, but that Fulham might not be able to match his […]
A simple vote, just because I’d be interested to see which fans ‘win’. (I know who my money is on, just as I know who I’d vote for -Â every time -Â but I won’t say just now.) So let it out…Â which team’s fans do you find the most irritating, self-righteous, idiotic etc? Vote below: Which of […]
‘I’ve got a bad feeling about this…’ ‘Just smile Daveed, everything will be fine…’ So David Bentley was thumped in the face as he sat in a restaurant. Not nice for the player and especially nasty for his heavily preggo wife, who witnessed the attack. Even if there’s a very small part of you that […]
After three seasons at the Lane, Didier Zokora is moving on. Spurs have accepted Sevilla’s Â£7m offer for the Ivorian midfielder, and as a Yiddo I have to say it’s a decent deal, for both parties. Zokora never quite made good on the immense promise he showed at the 2006 World Cup, but he will […]
Tottenham Hotspur players Dave MacKay, goalkeeper Bill Brown, Jimmy Greaves and Terry Dyson (l to r) peer out into the fog in search of Manchester United players. [Photo: PA] The match, a Uefa Cup Winner’s Cup first-round tie in 1963, was postponed because of poor visibility. Ah, those were the days.
Even getting master juggler Billy Wingrove to show off Spurs’ new kit is not enough to convince me that it’s a smart kit. PS. Sorry for lack of posts today. Still waist-deep in Pies’ new redesign.
Much debate on Pies yesterday about Puma’s controversial new Spurs kits. At time of posting, more than 1,500 of you had rated the kits, with 49% voting for NASTY. Good call, people. Football Shirt Culture has a couple of leaked images of Tottenham’s new goalkeeper kits, and they’re just as bad as the outfield kits, […]
This is Jamie Gascoigne, a Dagenham-dwelling Spurs fan with a big squawky mouth. He’s just been voted Sky’s FanZoner of the Year, which is, ahem, the only thing Spurs won in 08/09. It’s something at least for Yids to be able to say, “We have a more annoying and opinionated fan than you…” Though Jamie […]
Nice one Puma, you faaacked up in a big way with this effort. After Spurs’ elegant kits for 08/09, this is a huge letdown. The yellow detail on the white home shirt looks nasty as hell. The whole home kit is a mess, in fact. The other two aren’t quite so bad, but none of […]
Getting a footballer to sign a photo, then revealing it’s a photo of that player missing a penalty: priceless. I’m glad these Gooners got so much enjoyment from such a lame stunt. They’re easily pleased, clearly. Watch the reveal, if you care.
Dirrrrty boys The list is based on fouls committed, which I concede is a flawed way of deciding which players are dirty. For example, there are no defenders on the list, because a) defenders are expected to make tackles, so referees are more lenient on them, and b) midfielders and forwards are simply not as […]
Things that make you go… eeurgh, that’s put me right off my dinner, No.1:
On Monday, Glenn Hoddle was spotted at a Kenny G (the G stands for Git, apparently) concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
“Hi, mum! I’m famous,”
Even Gary Glitter didn’t look this suspicious when his plane landed in the UK!
An ode to a miserable Bulgar
Who’s going where, and who’s not going anywhere… Baked-bean head Mikael Silvestre was reportedly undergoing a medical at Man City when he was informed that Arsene Wenger wished to sign him. ‘Silvestre immediately abandoned the medical and hurtled down the M1 to meet Gunners boss Wenger and discuss terms,’ The Sun claims. Hope he stuck […]