...stay. Alastair Cook's stint as England cricket captain had run its course before the drubbing in India.
...against Boro. Spurs did their utmost to make Middlesbrough look like Sunderland in almost snatching a draw from the jaws of victory.
...knickers. Spurs yet again failed to capitalise on points dropped by their closest rivals for the title, with a dull performance in a draw against a dull Sunderland.
...Spurs victory. Tottenham nicking it in the last seconds, from a fourth division side, after being pretty useless for the rest of the game, it's what the cup is all about.
...I believe it was inevitable. Pep Guardiola was pulling out his hair as his team, Man City, rode their luck in getting a two all draw with the visiting Spurs.
...plan. Part way through Spurs victory commanding over West Brom, Tony Pulis looked lost, this wasn't meant to happen and how could he get more centre-backs on the pitch.
...in the form of Steve Bruce losing. That's about as much as you can say for Spurs defeat of Aston Villa in the F.A. Cup third round game.
...him. Sky Sports couldn't hide their disappointment as Spurs derailed they're celebrations of Chelsea beating the single season winning streak.
...for three points. Spurs last home game of 2016 was just that an ugly, ugly victory over relegation fodder Burnley.
...back. After a couple of promising performances Spurs drop back into this season's standard form with an insipid display to lose at Man Utd.
...now. In beating CSKA Moscow in their last Champions League game, Spurs finally won a game at Wembley, now they have no excuse for the Europa League or next season.
...and give Swansea three points. In true Spurs style they picked the wrong time to play one of the worst teams in the league, Swansea, just after they had a moral boosting snatch and grab victory.
...off their back. One of the most meaningless unbeaten streaks in the Premier League comes to an end in a second half clueless, whimper at Chelsea.
...for their Champions League exit. It was fitting that a soulless stadium in fake country a fraud of a Spurs team exited the Champions League in the most soulless manner.
...lives. It's happening again. On another day when it looked again like Spurs would fail to capitalise on other results and a draw would be good they finally won a game.