...burnt Villa to the ground. Another team in claret and blue set up to stifle Spurs, it wasn't looking good and I was dreading the thought of drawing Burnley in the Cup. Then up stepped Andros Townsend.
..not bad after all. Away trip in the League Cup in between league and European games could have seen Spurs slack off but 4-0 victory over Aston Villa was the response.
...dead. How many ex-professional players who are now media pundits confidently stated the League Cup final would be between Chelsea and Villa? How many are ever right and why do we really need them?
...disgrace. In the first half of Spurs' away game at Aston Villa they were too busy amassing corners and throw ins in the second they recklessly abandoned the goal for the record number of corners for actual goals.
...they were bitching about him not doing. With Spurs on a winning run, one of their best starts to a Premier League season, the Old Trafford hoodoo done and dusted and the players themselves talking about how happy they are the media are scrambling for something to have a go at Andre Villas-Boas with.
...back. It was in Spurs hands to claim third place in the Premier League, after the Woolwich scum lost points at home, but again they blew it as 'Arry dithered.
...every football ground. The good old days of pre-Premier League football, where the box didn't resemble Come Dancing at corners.
...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.
...is the English way. The last ten minutes of Spurs' boxing day fixture at Aston Villa looked that way for the visitors but it was far from that as the skill and graft in white told in the end over just the graft.
...order has been restored. Villa parked the bus at the Lane, Spurs put on their Imperial Stormtrooper shooting boots and the media are overjoyed with the scouse ascent to fourth place.
...last week wasn't it. The team Spurs spanked 9-1 would then go on to beat the conquerors of the Woolwich Scum and Tottenham would just get a draw at Villa.
...Villa nah! That doesn't happen very often, especially with Jenas and Bent scoring teh goals to give Spurs the much needed three points.
...he got number 108 did bugger all with it except show why it should be the last. Fabio says he learned a lot from the flattering 2-0 defeat to Spain, it's doubtful going by the players he used.
...it all depends on what Capello does tonight. Will he hand Beckham another cap making the England record meaningless and will he pick a meaningless team to face Spain.
...last time against Villa at the Lane. It's just under 12 months ago that Younes Kaboul celebrated his equaliser in the arms of Martin Jol as Spurs got a 4-4 draw with Aston Villa, 11 months 2 weeks later what has changed?