...and that's about it. England's opening game in the Six Nations went pretty much like nothing had changed since the World Cup and the old regime was still in charge.
...none of you. The “animals” of Tottenham Hotspur ran over the visiting Watford to record another Premier League victory to move up to second in the league.
...Norwich. Poor old Delia was looking tired and emotional as Spurs rocked over Norwich, three nil, to continue their unbeaten away record in the league.
...run. Colchester no doubt got a decent pay day from the TV company as the cameras followed Spurs to the lowly Third Division side in the fourth round of the F.A. Cup.
...Andros Townsend to hit. After sixteen years, fifty league games, three whole goals, numerous loan deals, and even more shots ballooning into the crowd Andros Townsend has moved on to Newcastle for 12 million quid.
...goal? Spurs seemingly standard routine struggle against a little team was lit up by Dele Alli's outstanding goal but ultimately was changed by a Pochettino substitution that wasn't a head scratcher.
...deserved. Spurs played Leicester for the third time in a week and a half in their third round F.A. Cup replay and they finally got the win their play deserved over the previous games.
...the man of the match? Spurs were going through their usual routine against a non-footballing flat back nine, that is struggling, until Big Sam played the master tactician.
...now. Spurs third game against Leicester this season broke the string of draws, well two draws, as the visitors came out victorious and Spurs have to look to restart again.
...three. Spurs' two two draw with Leicester in the third round of the F.A. Cup means the teams will now face each other three times in a week and a half.
...the black eyed bruiser. Somewhat lost up in all the Lemmy stuff over Chrimbo as the fact that Stevie Wright died the day before, December 27th, aged 68.
...if there was any daylight. In the murky Scouse New Year a Spurs side that is looking increasingly tired left Goodison with a point that almost felt like a defeat, certainly yet more points dropped.
...hope. Two banana skins over Chrimbo one easily handled the other rescued in the final seconds, leaving Spurs in the top four with bizarrely the best defence and goal difference half way through the league.
...Death. Just a few weeks after “Philthy Animal” Taylor passed comes the news that days after his 70th birthday the man seen as indestructible, Lemmy, has died.
...Southampton. Both teams in Spurs' Premier League visit to Southampton probably looked at it being the best time to play the other, it looked like Southampton were right, until they were wrong.