...forward. Burnley at home, after two wins in the week, was meant to be a banana skin for Spurs, but it turned out after a game of two halves and three goals to be one more hurdle overcome.
...grab. Reports coming in tell of a group of Spurs footballers who crossed the border into England late last night after a daring raid in Swansea that saw them grab 3 points after coming under intense attack.
...dark. The lights went out at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium as Spurs played out their final group game in the Europa League losing 1-0 to Besiktas which ended their unbeaten group run.
...week. Another dispiriting result looked to be following another dispiriting display by Spurs until a bit of luck here and there saw them overcome Hull 2-1.
...again. The Jocks are consoling themselves that the game against the Auld Enemy didn't count for anything, it's the Euros that really matter, but it doesn't half make them look bad being outclassed and beaten by Roy's mob.
...rubbish”. That was the plaintive cry from one viewer as the Wembley crowd sang their delight at another insipid performance by England as they won yet another Euro 2016 qualifier, this time over Slovenia.
...mercies. After Spurs' last few outings a point away to the South London scum of ARSEnal shouldn't be sniffed at.
...Spurs. Sunderland had one whole shot on target and yet Spurs made their way home from the Stadium of Light with just one point after letting in two goals.
...under the messiah Roy. A rather standard response that every is great and we can forget the past after another poor performance sees England beat a hopeless Swiss side in what should be their toughest Euro qualifier.
...resumed. After a promising start to the new season things are back to normal as Liverpool put another bunch of unanswered goals past Spurs in yet another lifeless display.
...then. 'Arry Redknapp, Glenn Hoddle, Steven Caulker and Bobby Zamora were all taught a footballing lesson by the new stars of The Lane, Pochettino, Dier, Chadli, Capoue and Lamela, as Spurs beat QPR 4-0.
...forgot. Used to think it couldn't get worse than “Thursday nights, Channel five”, well Thursday night and not on any channel is far, far worse. As Spurs beat Limassol in their opening Europa League play-off tie.
...similarity. There maybe a new man in charge but a number of things haven't changed over the summer for Spurs, though in the end a victory over Wet Spam was a refreshingly new end to things.
...thank god. Some days back Steven Gerrard made Roy Hodgson a very sad man as he retired from England duty after a World Cup that summed up the player's international career of failure.
...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