...if they weren't around? Nobody likes Stoke, the place, the team, it's fans, but after their third four nil thrashing on the trot they might be missed by Spurs.
...blame. Another Europa League knock out game and another Europa League loss, another Wembley game another Wembley let down.
...were introduced to football. Spurs really got their season up and running with another four nil thumping of the Stoke thugs at their own dump.
...tally-ho! A cold Monday in Stoke, yup this Spurs side can do that, as they cut the gap on the league leaders to five points with four games to go.
...the season. Stoke, yes Stoke City, yes Stoke City under Mark Hughes, never mind a banana skin Stoke City turned out to be a bacon sarnie for Pochettino and his Spurs side.
...bestest in the whole world. An unremittingly awful game of football from some, clogging thuggery from others, fitting last on Match of the Day, highlighting everything wrong about both Spurs and Stoke.
...a cup game. It wasn't long ago, it was just two cup defeats ago in fact. Back in the halcyon days when Spurs were in all four competitions they entered. Down to one now and you don't give 'em any hope in that.
...from the league. That would have been the cherry on top of the cake. But Spurs beating Stoke on their “special” day, with Charlie Adam being sent off will have to do.
...at this rate. Three wins in a week, 9 points from 9, eight goals for just two against. Surely 'Arry would have done better than this. It can't carry on, we shouldn't allow it to carry on.
...the last few months. Spurs absolutely hammer an atrocious Liverpool in the Premier League four nothing in their best outing for months.
...the transfer kitty this summer. After a run down of his buys since being made manager at Spurs it doesn't make for great reading and neither does the list of players he is linked with and talks about in glowing terms.
...all over it. After Citeh had lost earlier it was all in Spurs hands to grab that fourth spot but yet again the came up against a newly promoted piece of relegation fodder they couldn't beat.
...it? British transfer fee records flying here there and everywhere on the final day of the transfer window while Spurs get knock back after knock back and end up chasing Adam and Neville.