... 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.
...a miss. As the dead rubber along with 'Arry's team selection pointed to it being a frustrating night for Spurs against FC Twente but in the end a 3-3 draw secured top spot in the group and broke the odd record.
...of The Lane. With the comeback win over Liverpool in the premier League Spurs increase the number of points they've won from a losing position to 16 this season.
...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.
...boots, after that. England actually manage to beat a fourth rate side at home in their opening qualification game for Euro 2012. Meet the new qualification campaign, same as the old qualification campaign.
...games like that. Champions League hangover game at home losing to Wigan, a team who hadn't scored a goal while conceding ten in their previous two league games. Spurs all over ain't it.
...we're 'aving a laff. Twenty months after taking over the team bottom of the premier League 'Arry Redknapp as taken Spurs into the Champions League, thanks to a 4-0 stuffing of Young Boys.
..aren't we. I mean after stuffing the might of Slovenia a whole one nothing, who is there now good enough to stop England from going all the way and lifting the trophy?
...but what have they got be be fearful about? Fear of failure? Why on earth would this group of England players have a fear of failure? They've failed repeatedly for England and faced no consequences.
...before unlike Fabio not well after the World Cup finals. Fabio Capello has named his provisional 30 squad for the World Cup it includes the usual suspects alongside some stupid choices and 6 players from Spurs.
...no in between. They say a week is a long time in politics, it certainly is in the life of a Spurs supporter from the misery of the cup semi-final to winning two derbies, it started out in a trough now it's at a peak.
...blog posts yesterday. I didn't have time to dissect Spurs' three one win over Blackburn at the weekend, in which the referee Howard Webb tried his best but just didn't manage to deny them all three points.
...from England's opposition. After a shocking first half against Egypt at Wembley, England managed to scrape a win but that team put out by Capello and led by Gerrard should fill no one with hopes of World Cup glory.