Uncle Menno

  • joined Feb 11, 2011
  • last login Jul 11, 2014
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Staff Writer, Moderator, and Poet Laureate at Cartilage Free Captain.

Late-30s geek from northern Indiana. Classically-trained musician and musicologist. My day job is in arts administration at a small Indiana liberal arts college. I home-roast coffee, play the banjo, love board games, craft beer, and sci-fi/fantasy novels.

I like all those SPORTBALL teams over there on the right.

A Fan Of...

  • NFL Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NCAAB Indiana Hoosiers
  • NCAAF Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  • EPL Tottenham Hotspur
  • MLS Chicago Fire
  • Soccer C.D. Saprissa (Liga Costarricense)
User Blog

Spurs v. Chelsea: lineups and match thread


It's Spuds v. Chavs in a pivotal early EPL match-up. Come chat with the CFC folks as we take on.. uh, CFC.

Spurs draw Hull City in League Cup 4th round


Spurs will face relegation-threatened Hull -- and former player Tom Huddlestone -- in a favorable home match-up

Dispatches from #batcountry: Spurs in for Mata?


Juan Mata is out of favor at Mourinho's Chelsea. Could he be in line for a move to north London?

Defoe: I need match time to make England squad


Defoe wants to go to Brazil next summer. Somehow this means that he's unhappy at Spurs.

Tottenham Hotspur international round-up


Several Spurs players participated in this past weeks' World Cup qualification matches. Here's how they did.

Potential Departures: Adebayor


Nobody would be surprised if Ade gets sold today, right? Right?

Tottenham to face Aston Villa in League Cup


Tottenham to travel to Villa Park in the CapitalOne Cup Third Round.

AVB confirms Bale transfer to Madrid is imminent


After months of speculation, Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed in a press conference what we already knew: Gareth Bale will be sold to Real Madrid.

Palace v. Spurs: Lineups and Match Thread

Come chat with the CFC crew as Spurs head to Selhurst Park!

EPL Week One Open Thread


Spurs to Huddlestone and Livermore: Go to Hull

Hull City Tigers and Tottenham Hotspur announce the permanent signing of Spurs CM Tom Huddlestone, and a season-long loan for Jake Livermore.

Spurs' €15m offer for Halilovic accepted


A Croatian report suggests that Spurs have had a second fee agreed for Alen Halilovic by Dinamo Zagreb... but we've been here before.

#batcountry: United bidding for Bale


Manchester United may have/many not have placed/are placing/will place a bid for Gareth Bale. But don't worry about it, because it's never going to happen.

Community Shield and Sunday open thread


Discuss Manchester United v. Wigan, other Sunday football matches, or anything else you want to talk about in here.

#batcountry: Barcelona bidding for Jan Vertonghen


Someone says that someone else is reporting that Barcelona are TOTALLY BIDDING for Jan Vertonghen. It's TRUE! I read about it on Twitter!

Europa play-off: Spurs play Dinamo Tbilisi


Spurs will head to the former Soviet republic of Georgia to take on Dinamo Tbilisi in the play-off round of the 2013-14 Europa League.

Spurs vs. Monaco: preview, TV, streaming, more


Tottenham takes on oil-drenched French club Monaco at Stade Louis II in what should be their stiffest preseason test yet.

Clint Dempsey to sign with Seattle Sounders


Clint Dempsey is set to make a shocking return to MLS with Seattle

Eight of Spurs' first 13 matches televised in USA

NBC released the first three months of its EPL schedule for the American market, and Spurs are well represented.

Spurs v. South China: match summary and notes


A blowout match that never really challenged our boys, but that's not necessarily what friendlies are for, is it?

Saturday's Asia Trophy matches could be cancelled


Barclay's Asia Trophy officials might cancel Saturday's matches, including Spurs - South China, if the rain doesn't abate in Hong Kong by tomorrow.

Jan Vertonghen will have MRI on ankle


Jan Vertonghen will have an MRI on his injured knee after being stretchered off during Spurs' 3-1 loss to Sunderland in Hong Kong.

AVB says Danny Rose will stay


Andre Villas Boas said some nice things about Danny Rose and implied that he has a future at Tottenham Hotspur.

Join the Cartilage Free Captain Fantasy Football League!


Love your Fantasy Premier League action? We're doing the Cartilage Free Captain fantasy league again. Join up at fantasy.premierleague.com and use code 249134-103555 to join the league. It's free to play! Bonus points if you win without any Gooners. (Not really.)

AVB's not Barça-bound


LOL, you guys. Barcelona appointed some Argentinian dude as their manager and we can all breathe again.

Soldado by Sundown?


Football journo Graham Hunter confirms that Franco Baldini is in Valencia to talk about Roberto Soldado.

Spurs to take on Swindon in friendly tonight



Agent: PSV has not bid for Gomes


PSV is reportedly keen on bringing the Brazilian keeper back to the Dutch league, but his agent says there are no bids yet.

The Transfer Window: A Tottenham Text Adventure


Remember those awesome old text adventure games like Zork, Enchanter, and Planetfall? Turns out there's one for Tottenham Hotspur, too. Who knew?

David Villa almost went to Spurs


Some more information has emerged on Villa's move to Atleti and why he turned down Spurs.

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