...effort. Spurs actually managed to win a game, doing so without much undue hassle, admittedly it was just Fulham but now they're just two wins from a cup final.
...that wrote two of the greats. Sad news that writer Alan Simpson has died, aged 87, who along with Ray Galton wrote two of the greatest comedies of all time, “Hancock's Half Hour” and “Steptoe and Son”.
...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.
...in Brazil. And yet you still suspect they couldn't organise a piss up anywhere near a brewery.
...Mr Larry Sanders. The US comedian, writer and actor, probably best known for “The Larry Sanders Show” has died aged 66.
...and that's about it. England's opening game in the Six Nations went pretty much like nothing had changed since the World Cup and the old regime was still in charge.
...British telly drama. Finally got round to watching the BBC, trying to be Nordic Noir, six part cop drama series River, it was spoilt by the usual fault of the usual suspects.
...played. Somehow Match of the Day managed to cut out every minute of play in which Spurs had the ball in their highlights if the final game of the season, well bar one incident.
...miss. Didn't manage to catch the Spurs versus Burnley F.A. Cup third round replay, just the highlights and some of the talking points.
...they get the last laugh. In Euro 2000 Germany finished bottom of the their group after defeat by England, they took that as an insult and while we're still stuck with Shearer they are holding aloft the ultimate trophy
...agenda. Fracking Kills Dolphins!!! The BBC think that inshore fracking will kill off the dolphins while being happy about offshore, bird killing, windfarms.
...irony. So the dear old luvvie is in full whinging, setting the world to rights, mode again. But while frothing at the mouth over teh Daily mail's past he doesn't seem to mention that of his beloved B.B.C.
...documentary. Watch the BBC's Operation Snow Tiger, it's all there, everything you shouldn't do to make a watchable TV programme about animals in the wild.
...large. It was a bit timely that the PFA hired Reginald D. Hunter to do a bit of stand up at their little back slapping soirée and the fuss it caused as the day after the BBC showed a tribute to the late great Dave Allen.
...it's finally some good sense from the corporation. The corporation should have been more honest about Hugh Porter's absence from the Track Cycling World Championships but would he'd have found that much harder to stomach the truth.