...Milan. Someone needed to get a cab round to Inter's hotel last night, because they didn't turn up. There was just some useless mob trying to be Arsenal in red that were thumped 3-0 in the Europa League at The Lane.
...Rome. On another rather tedious Europa League night, one man stood out above the mediocrity surrounding him, even if he had a few dodgy moments of his own.
...was putting up a stink. From the man himself to his beloved extra officials to the visiting fans a stink was put out at White Hart Lane as Spurs were denied an opening game victory in the Europa League.
...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?
...FIFA ranking. The higher you get in the FIFA world rankings the stranger some of the inclusions especially England's repeated presence in the top 10.
...should he? As soon as it was announced on Sunday night that the F.A. have made their approach to the man they want to take over as England boss the knives were out because that man was Roy Hodgson and not 'Arry Redknapp.
...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.
...we're nothing. We're nothing. So said (Sir) Bill Nicholson, it may have been something whispered in 'Arry's lughole by Levy. What else could explain winning at Anfield for only the 4th time in 99 years?
...inevitable. From the moment an interloper found his way into the Spurs starting line up against Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter final it had the look of a done deal.
...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.
...until the ref blows that final whistle. 'Arry said Spurs only know how to attack, well they also know how to hang on for the goalless draw after doing so against AC Milan to get into the Champions League quarter final.
...giving. And the latest episode in this desperate club's history is just another moment to give us glee as they replace statistically their most successful manager i history with their long time target Alan Pardew.
..wasn't it? Seems like a lifetime now but it was only seven days, during which Bolton and Sunderland have shown themselves to be amongst Europe's elite, well far superior to the current champions of Italy and Europe.
...everyone predicted it. As soon as Spurs stuffed the European champions midweek everyone knew that they would be turned over by Bolton in the next Premier League fixture on Saturday.
...a bit. It was those six words spoken by 'Arry Redknapp to Roman Pavlyuchenko, 2 years and 1 day before, that led to Spurs destroying Captain Pugwash's Inter Milan at The Lane in the Champions League.