It's so depressing being a Spurs fan...

Gassin's finest

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You miss the point, but that's my fault not yours. Maybe you never stood up at a game. I dunno.
Often. Not quite sure how this relates to the reputation of people from Newcastle going bare chested, despite it being a lot colder up there.
 

yido_number1

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This thread is mostly jokes, but if I may be serious for a moment...

I'm from Yorkshire, as I'm sure many are fed up of hearing about. I also grew up in Germany. My Dad is Leeds, My Grandad was S****horpe, My Mam's family are all Geordies. So no local connection to the club whatsoever. I also went to school in the 80's, so every kid in the playground wanted to be Ian Rush or Stuart McCall... Liverpool or Everton basically.

At anytime when I started getting into football I could have easily been any one of a Leeds, Newcastle, S****horpe, Liverpool or Borussia Monchengladbach supporter. But then one Glenn Hoddle caught my eye, followed by the likes of Chris Waddle, Paul Allen, and the eye popping Paul Gascoigne.

There is a unique romanticism to this club, that I don't see at other clubs. It has the glamour and the style of a London club, but enough local grit and history that keeps it feeling grounded in a way the media behemoths of Arsenal and Chelsea aren't. For every Shankly, Busby, Dalglish or Best; We have Bill Nicholson, Blanchflower and Greaves. Even during those long, cold seasons of the 90's, we kept a certain character and flair.

So while my mates were all enjoying being Man Utd, Liverpool or Newcastle fans in the 90's, I wasn't being depressed about my team being unremarkable. Because the likes of Teddy, Ginola, Anderton and Klinsmann gave me little moments of magic which felt all the more sweeter. Hence my username and avatar being in honour of a player who, for me at least, is one of our best and most important. Because he kept the joy and magic at this club, and kept me loving it.

Anyway, this has turned into some rambly monday morning bollocks. I'll be at Wembley on Saturday for the Toon match, and I'll still be singing.
I'm a similar era but from South London and a family mixed between Spurs and Chavski. Grew up on videos of cup glory and video's of Hoddle, Waddle, Villa, Ardiles etc. I went through secondary school getting shit from QPR, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal fans for being shit and losing to average teams, scrapping in relegation battles and generally losing every week. Highlights for me weren't winning the league cup or FA Cup but beating UTD 4-1 at home and watching players like Ginola, Sheringham, Ruel Fox (FFS) and Klinsmann entertain.

For years we've obsessed over the champions league and being above Arsenal in the top 4 and now we are there people are more concerned with winning a trophy. League position and not getting pumped every week is a bigger barometre for success than a cup that Wigan and Portsmouth have won. We are consistently good now, even competitive when we don't have our 3 most important players in the starting line up and I do think the futures bright. We've been cheated by the money that has been pumping steroids into City and Chavski and I don't think we have the capacity to be better than them under this financially disciplined regime. The next step is a million miles away but staying in the champions league whilst we some how bridge that gap is financially vital. Give me the opportunity to hear that champions league music ever year and watch Messi and Ronaldo play at the new Lane over a victory over Palace in the FA Cup every single time.

When the dust settles on this years cup runs I'll be satisfied beating Arsenal, UTD and Chavski into third place and hoping City oust the Scouse for the league title.
 

Dougal

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Just heard a friend of mine in Ireland had a massive heart attack this morning and died. Big Spurs fan. Same age as myself, 41. Now that’s depressing.

RIP Diddle.

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A lot has been made of the club’s lack of communication with fans over the past couple of years but once contacted they were quick to respond with this letter which has had an huge positive impact on my friend’s family since his passing. A lovely touch and had it been possible it would have meant the world to him to receive it.

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buckley

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Whats depressing is that so many fans are depressed at one of the best times to be a spurs fan (for myself 75 years old and been a fan for 68 of them years). This is the time to be joyful and optimistic.COYS
 

coopsieyid

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@TwoSaintsComeMarching , friendly bit of advice. Edit your post (the word you've censored yourself).

The site automatically censors ALL letters in that word, and the mods can/will ban you if you even show a bit of that particular choice of expletives.
 

hellava_tough

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Whats depressing is that so many fans are depressed at one of the best times to be a spurs fan (for myself 75 years old and been a fan for 68 of them years). This is the time to be joyful and optimistic.COYS
I'd like to think it wasn't that many fans

But, you're right, things are looking good; enjoy the ride (y)
 

dontcallme

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Whats depressing is that so many fans are depressed at one of the best times to be a spurs fan (for myself 75 years old and been a fan for 68 of them years). This is the time to be joyful and optimistic.COYS
Why haven’t you been a Spurs fan the last seven years?😏
 

stevenurse

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In comparison to many clubs, and even to our relatively recent history, we have absolutely nothing to be depressed about.

However its the hope that gets you with spurs, literally all the time, despite knowing that its 100% guaranteed they will let you down. Without fail.

Its what makes supporting spurs so unique. We're the shittest, good team ever.
 

shelfboy68

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In comparison to many clubs, and even to our relatively recent history, we have absolutely nothing to be depressed about.

However its the hope that gets you with spurs, literally all the time, despite knowing that its 100% guaranteed they will let you down. Without fail.

Its what makes supporting spurs so unique. We're the shittest, good team ever.
And the good news is it won't change anytime soon.
 
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