...a bit. Taking enough chances when they came and hanging on to a lead to see it out for the victory. Doesn't make for pleasant viewing until after the final whistle.
...is slightly over the top. Would it really have mattered a bit what he scored if England's bowlers couldn't take 20 wickets?
...place? Yes it was only the vile scum of West Ham but with the likes of Lloris, Dawson and Dempsey playing and playing well it was probably the best home game of the season so far.
...Rome. On another rather tedious Europa League night, one man stood out above the mediocrity surrounding him, even if he had a few dodgy moments of his own.
...been on heavy rotation. Here's a couple of videos of Joey Burns & John Convertino playing tracks from “Algiers”. “Fortune Teller” & “Splitter”.
...against AVB. They deplete him of a string of first teamers for the North London Derby and then conspire to rid him of Adebayor a quarter of an hour into the game. He still did better than 'Arry despite the same scoreline.
...unbeaten run under Roy Hodgson. With the help of a number of England players but also one of the best goals you'll ever see.
...for England brigade. Steven Gerrard will lead out England tonight in Sweden in the process making his 100th appearance for the country.
...as planned. In fact it probably couldn't have gone worse for them. Revenge, for that's what the Newsnight “investigation” they actually showed was.
...was the killer. From the moment Spurs took the lead, against Man City, it felt like it would be a 70 minute hanging on job and this being Spurs, not a successful one.
...the fans what they can and cannot say? It seems to work, gives the crowd a lift which in turn gives the team a lift for the home game against Maribor in the Europa League.
...oh, by the way which one's Pink? In the latest in Bill Ruppert's Effectology series he shows how to get the Pink Floyd synthesizer sound used on “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”.
…and those at the Lane are helping them out. There’s plenty to blame for Spurs’ latest poor performance at home and yes you can say the manager played his part but those on and off the pitch contributed more… or should that be less. Those in all lilywhite – now there’s a main problem, those [...]
...descend. Mario Cipollini wasn't one for for going uphill, didn't like the climbs but he could come down them and still can.
...Show. Cruising to the quarter final of the League Cup with seven minutes remaining Spurs manage to lose to Norwich while missing a penalty.