Tag: Tottenham Hotspur

The 200% Podcast 43: Tottenham Hotspur!

This week’s Twohundredpercent podcast returns to the Random Football Club Generator, and the name drawn from the money hat is… Tottenham Hotspur. So, there’s a little bit of insulting aimed at Ray Clemence, some love for former players, and quite a bit on the culture of a football club that Ian thinks a lot of people have got wrong. You can download this week’s podcast by clicking here, or you can subscribe to the Twohundredpercent podcast through Itunes by clicking here. https://archive.org/download/43200pc/43%20200pc.mp3 You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking here. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Facebook by clicking...

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Christmas on 200%: Those Glory Glory Days

Over the last few days, we’ve been taking a break from words here on Twohundredpercent in order to bring you some football-related television from the past. If you happen to be watching from a desktop or laptop and find that the entire video doesn’t fit, try minimising the size of the window a little and you should find that this does the trick. Following on from yesterday’s offering, today on Twohundredpercent we bring our Christmas break to a close with a showing of Those Glory Glory Days, a 1983 made for television film written by the sports journalist Julie...

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Sunday Night At Football Palladium 2: Spurs vs Chelsea – April 1975

Good evening, and welcome to Sunday night at the football Palladium,our weekly chance to kick back, relax, empty our brains and watch some old football, because words can just be a little too much effort, sometimes. Tonight’s matches come from the tail end of the 1974/75 season, and feature a relegation four-pointer between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea, a match between Everton and Sheffield United, a Second Division match between Norwich City and Nottingham Forest, as well as interviews with Steve Perryman and the Fulham – who’d just reached the FA Cup final – manager, Alec Stock. On top of...

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AVB: Too Much, Too Young?

You’ve done too much, much too young, The Specials famously sang on their seminal 1980 hit. That particular ditty was an anthem to a lost youth and the doom of adding another statistic to the population. However, it would also appear to be a maxim that could be applied to Portuguese wonderkid Andre Villas-Boas, who as we all know has now had the button pressed on his Daniel Levy supervised ejector seat. Some people argue it was activated far too soon, and some argue it wasn’t pressed soon enough. Villas-Boas is a difficult one to fathom out, on the one hand coming across like a coaching revolutionary, with his encyclopedia of techno-management speak, and on the other hand, coming across like a complete chancer, who has spent far too much time with his head buried in a dictionary and suffocated under a mountain of statistics. At the time of writing, he still hasn’t managed to shake off the “mini Mourinho” tag, the obvious legacy of working alongside the self-styled Special One. Again. this is a tricky one, because in some despatches, he adopts a clear “I’m my own man” posture, but at the same time, wears at least a percentage of his historical association with Mourinho like a gaudy bracelet of recognition. Sky Sports and other media of their ilk, often wheel out two things when talking about him: firstly,...

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Tim Sherwood And Daniel Levy’s Christmas Surprise

Imagine, for a moment, that I have built a time machine. It’s pretty limited – the technology is somewhat limited at the moment – in that it only has a range of four months, but it does at least allow me to go back to the start of the football season and make absurd-sounding predictions on these pages which turn out to come true. At the top of the list of predictions that I could conceivably make, a Nostradamus-like moment that would later see me burned at the stake as a confirmed heretic, would go something like this: “In December 2013, Andre Villa Boas departs as the manager of Tottenham Hotspur following a six-nil loss at Manchester City and a five-nil home defeat at the hands of Liverpool. In a surprise move, chairman Daniel Levy appoints former captain Tim Sherwood as his replacement on an eighteen month contract.” The removal of the previous incumbent probably couldn’t have come at a much worse time in terms of the managerial market. It’s not a time of year when the sort of manager that a club with the profile and – especially, considering the amount of money thrown around I’m the vicinity of the club during the summer and the lingering suspicion that the top end of the Premier League is as open as it has been for many years, which gives...

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