...pessimistic. After seeing the team he put out for the first half of the pre-season match against Athletic Bilbao you can see why 'Arry isn't talking about winning the league any more.
...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.
...you can't lecture about others 'expecting too much'. You're current run of 8 points from 7 games isn't that far off the 2 points 8 games you keep reminding us about 'Arry.
...Sandro and Dawson. It says it all really. Wigan, plumb bottom of the table, worst goal difference in the league, and they've taken four points off Spurs this season.
...the Jermain Defoe 'one day I may score my 100th goal' t-shirt. 'Arry has tell the striker he isn't going to be wearing that undergarment again.
...to score, Spurs still can't win. With one eye on Wednesday's Champions League game against Milan, Spurs dropped more league points in the chase for Wednesday games next season.
...a banjo. Yet again when a good result would have moved Spurs up to third in the Premier League they're beaten while squandering numerous chances.
...luck. Two games on the trot and she's been ridden hard by Spurs, two games with banana skin written all over them. But Spurs beat Bolton, to go with Blackburn, what's going on?
...in Blackburn of all places. Spurs picked up a vital 3 points with an away win at Blackburn with a depleted squad thanks to an early Crouch goal and some Gomes heroics.
...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.
...don't they? Well they certainly did for Spurs for the trip Up North to play the Toon in the league on Saturday. Two players out, so one certain player in horrible kit and then Bale's back giving up.
...ManUre All the ones I've seen anyway. They're all along the same line as 'ManUre frustrated Spurs to hang on for the draw'. Their goalkeeper was happy with the point as he time wasted from early on.
... isn't that what ITV kept telling you? Nobody mentioned it at The Lane as Spurs beat Charlton with reasonable ease after the half-time introduction of Luka Modric which everyone had to suffer listening to on the radio.
...is the English way. The last ten minutes of Spurs' boxing day fixture at Aston Villa looked that way for the visitors but it was far from that as the skill and graft in white told in the end over just the graft.
...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.