...but still 3 points and a clean sheet. What better team to be playing with Hogmanay's hangover than Fulham who don't win at The Lane and gave Spurs another 3 points over the festive period. Oh and Beckham can piss off.
...with little talent. Newcastle came to The Lane with little intent on playing football but just to stifle Spurs and frustrate with spoiling tactics, it ended with Spurs down to ten men but also a clean sheet and the 3 points.
...deflation. It's how things went at The Lane yesterday as Spurs trudged off the park, yet again it's another one that got away but it could have been far worse. As Chelski missed a last minute penalty for the win.
...games. Where another 2 points were dropped in 'Arry's pursuit of the Premier League title as Birmingham came from a goal down to snatch a draw at their home ground.
...aren't on. Why would you want to watch that borefest they called The Battle Of Britain when the only decent games of football ITV have shown have involved Spurs?
...you fucked it up? That made it just the sweeter, in their own newly HP'd library, they were cruising, we were nowhere, they were gloating and talking of how many but in the end Spurs had the last laugh.
..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.
...can't stand to see him play for Spurs either. Just hope she's blocked his phone number or he'll be on to her to make 'Arry Redknapp play him just like Wilson Palacios' mother did before the draw with Everton.
...and with a flourish, about going out and beating the lot, not waiting for them to die of boredom. No Spurs weren't lucky, they went out there to play football the way it should be and entertain, they got what they deserved.
...and they deserved to win. So West Ham can now be happy for the rest of the season, when they are relegated they can look back and at least have one high spot, beating Spurs, who seem to have their eyes on something else.
...last season. When Wolves did the double over Spurs, which isn't going to happen this time round as 'Arry's inspired substitutions proved the winners on the day.
...to be. Would have been coming back to White Hart Lane with two away goals for the second leg the last time Spurs were in Europe's top competition, this time it's a point and a good start in the league.
... League? Or are Spurs just having a dog of a start to the new Premier League season? West Brom away may be a bogey team but it should have been better than this with Modric again injured to heap on the misery.