...Russia. A strong Spurs XI didn't exact;y set the world alight in beating Anzhi Makhachkala two nil in the Europa League.
...easier? Aston Villa let Spurs cruise to a 2-0 victory, that moves them up to 3rd in the league, with an odd choice of players and tactics by Alex McLeish.
...games. Where another 2 points were dropped in 'Arry's pursuit of the Premier League title as Birmingham came from a goal down to snatch a draw at their home ground.
...to management now. After the media hype over the number of his ex-players in management fans of two sides desperately wanted Sam Allardyce to replace the brightest of Fergie's stars.
The luck that deserted Alex McLeish against Italy when he was Scotland boss returned as his new team Birmingham beat Spurs in his first game in charge.