...beyond. One ex Barcelona based manager taught another ex Barcelona based managera lesson in pressing as Spurs beat the previously unbeaten Man Citeh in Guardiola's first real test in the Premier League.
...after all. After Spurs came from behind to get a draw at Liverpool, it was a question of points gained or points dropped, the state of Schrödinger's League unknown until the box of Leicester's game on Sunday opened.
...a turn. The Dutch great Johan Cruyff has died, aged 68, will probably be most remembered for that one moment in one game but he was much more than that but then how many players have a move named after them?
...returns in time. It takes two to tango and with Italy playing their part Spain's style in the final of Euro 2012, wasn't as boring as in previous matches.
...deep fried. Glasgow Rangers pretty much started the death of Scottish football 25 years ago, could they now finish it off and be left standing and laughing?
...feel good about themselves? Opening games of tournaments have become increasingly cagey affairs, teams scared of getting off to a bad start, leading to some dire football and said teams ending up on the wrong end of a bad start.
...statistics. Possession and passing success have become king of late but if they lead to nothing other than stat padding what is the point?
...Fabio game. Against a team that wasn't even mediocre Fabio's side put in a performance that provides a win but won't excite anyone bar the delusional.
...as Del Boy would have said to Fergie. So the two best teams in Europe met in the Champions League final at Wembley and one team was on a completely different level.
...señor? Madrid her come the Spurs for the Champions League quarter final, then off to Barcelona for the semi and then who cares in the final.
...servant of the game. Former England player and manager Sir Bobby Robson lost his final battle against cancer and died today aged 76, a excellent club manager he wasn't quite there with the top job.
...you did a great job last night. With your superior tactical brain you made sure that watching the Champions League Final against Barcelona on ITV was almost bearable.
A couple of Toxic Photos have been picked up for publication elsewhere, Schmap Guide to Glasgow and the Futbol Club Barcelona Museum.