Earl Grey – Spurrsy is Dead
It’s the hope that kills you.
Tottenham Hotspur football club have given themselves a reputation of bottlers. A bunch of football players who flatter, only to disappoint at the last minute. Every season, they give you a reason to be embarrassed to support them. How do I know this? Coz I support them.
It started out positive when I started to support them as a kid living in Stamford Hill in 1981. My cousin convinced me to support them instead of Liverpool, his argument was that Kenny Dalglish was probably a racist (funny how well that statement aged when you consider his reaction to the Louis Suarez race row).
Added incentive was that there were no black Liverpool players and Tottenham did have a young Garth Crooks and I don’t remember any black players at Liverpool till John Barnes joined them in 1987.
So I supported Tottenham and the Cups came rolling in until 1987 when we lost the FA Cup Final against Coventry, since then its been mostly downhill. We became so bad, and unlucky. We could be comfortably winning a game then we lose it by a landslide score, we could try to buy players only to get gazumped at the last minute. We have been food poisoned, beaten regularly by our arch rivals, had clear goals disallowed, dubious penalties awarded against us, phantom goals scored against us, our best players routinely poached by bigger teams, just anything that can go wrong will go wrong.
It was so bad that a nickname was created….Spursy.
Spursy encapsulates everything that could happen to prevent us from achieving success, it is a word for us finding a way to turn an advantageous position into a calamity.
However there is a strong suggestion that Spursy is about to be buried for good and I’m gonna be the first to say it….Spursy is dead and I won’t be mourning him!
In this mixtape we have included some Spursy moments mixed in with an unapologetic brand of lyrically driven Hip Hop from the U.K and U.S.