...perfectly. A game meandering to a one nil loss, at best. A season petering out into disappointment. Changed in seven minutes by one manager introducing three players and awakening another. As Spurs beat Citeh 3-1.
...couldn't. But the aftermath could be the killer. Spurs keep putting in these insipid displays in the Europa League. So far they've dug themselves out of trouble with last gasp efforts. Going to have to do it again after drawing 2-2 at home to Basel.
...Norwich? As 'Arry serenely Keggie Keegle's the season is it the the two games against Norwich that are going to be the major factors in what should have been a cruise turning into a battle?
...but this was expectation. There was a lot of expectation before Sunday morning. Expectation on both sides. Expectation of the same thing. Expectation that didn't quite go to plan.
...said one Toonite. And he wasn't wrong. From the Spurs fans through the players to even the opposition there was a 90 minute 'Arry lovefest at the Lane as Spurs thrashed Newcastle 5-0.
...back. It was all there last night as Spurs beat Wigan 3-1 at The Lane. From the swagger to Benny's barent.
...bugger all. Until you win the three pints. And Spurs did that with a 2-0 victory over Everton in their game postponed from the start of the season.
...halves. Spurs come out of the blocks against Chelski all guns blazing then squander the lead letting the visitors back into it before going end to end.
...looks weak and shallow. With two of their key players missing Spurs squad didn't look that strong and deep but they still ground out a deserved three pints against Sunderland.
...nowhere. So after beating Shamrock Rovers in the final game of the group phase 'Arry Redknapp's wish for Spurs not to be in the Europa League is finally here.
...to Stoke that sorts the men from the boys? It certainly did a job on Spurs during the first half while referee Chris Foy did it in the second.
...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 like that. Only Spurs can really annihilate another side and still be hanging on against 10 men at the end.
...the last few months. Spurs absolutely hammer an atrocious Liverpool in the Premier League four nothing in their best outing for months.
...we can't even laugh up at the Woolwich scum's troubles. While the ARSEnal were being dicked 8-2 Spurs are still looking up the league table at them.