...on the future. We'll no longer see the disconsolate duck jumping out of the way of blocking shots for England.
...from the league. That would have been the cherry on top of the cake. But Spurs beating Stoke on their “special” day, with Charlie Adam being sent off will have to do.
...ago today. The 11th of May, 1983, at the Nya Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden. The 1982/83 European Cup Winner's Cup final. Aberdeen 2 Real Madrid 1.
...that easy. Not as easy as it being out of our own hands. And not as easy as gifting it to others. Ah, the Spurs' way, as seen at White Hart Lane and Stamford Bridge over the last few days.
...titles. Four F.A. Cups. One League Cup. One UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. One UEFA Super Cup
..awards. You do bugger all for nearly 90 minutes, then when all looks lost you pop up and score yet another goal of the season candidate. That's Gareth bale for you.
...way. Only team that the new league champions haven't beaten all season. Just come off a moral boosting defeat of the previous champions. Struggle against relegation fodder Wigan to finally take one point off them this season.
...perfectly. A game meandering to a one nil loss, at best. A season petering out into disappointment. Changed in seven minutes by one manager introducing three players and awakening another. As Spurs beat Citeh 3-1.
...the very top. That final Olympic gold medal in the London velodrome last August in the keirin was the perfect way to end a career that has been filled with medals and greatness in the sport.
...in right field. Nope, not the effects of a heavy night but pile driving into the wall chasing a foul ball on July 5th, 1924.
...triple play. The New York Yankees get a triple play in their 5-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians.
...like. This Europa League campaign has been a bit hit and miss. Some glorious stuff, some lacklustre. Most of it edge of the seat, last second, so you just knew the only way it would go would be penalties.
...Everton did to us? Last season I said it was the two games against Norwich that cost Spurs. This time round was it the two games against the Toffees and the solitary point taken?
...couldn't. But the aftermath could be the killer. Spurs keep putting in these insipid displays in the Europa League. So far they've dug themselves out of trouble with last gasp efforts. Going to have to do it again after drawing 2-2 at home to Basel.
...a better time. While most managers in the league were whinging and crying about their players going away to play in World Cup qualifiers, Andres Villas-Boas probably couldn't be more grateful as Spurs get back to winning ways.