...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.
...sit there twitching. As much as I know it really has no effect on the team on the pitch I was getting sick fed up of seeing 'Arry lounging in the dugout twitching during Spurs draw with Bolton in the Cup.
...order has been restored. Villa parked the bus at the Lane, Spurs put on their Imperial Stormtrooper shooting boots and the media are overjoyed with the scouse ascent to fourth place.
...every week. As Spurs run out comfortable 3-1 winners in the fourth round FA Cup replay against Leeds Utd, thanks to Defoe's hat-trick there's at least two Yorkshiremen that are happy.
...a bunch of other posts. As Spurs put a typical cut and paste performance in against Birmingham City to drop another two points in that chase for fourth.
...'Arry. What do you expect if you will insist on playing the Jenasite in the middle for Spurs, when you want fight and ability.
...did it pay off. Two games, four points, two clean sheets over the Chrimbo fixtures but did 'Arry chose the right game to rest players in.
...all. Even the worst Liverpool side in the living memory managed to beat Everton but Spurs threw away as many gilt edged chances as the could to score a third to then concede two and only come away with a point.
...they write the word for the score.So on all the tickers on Sunday it was Tottenham 9 (nine) - Wigan 1. But for the Wigan keeper it could have been closer to the 16 needed.
...days. When the goalkeeper comes in with 20 minutes notice pulls off save after save in a man of the match performance to deny Spurs who are then caught with a sucker punch winner.
...'Arry. 'Arry Redknapp should have been more 'appy after his first trip back to Portsmouth resulted in a 2-1 victory but Jermain Defoe's stupid red card took the gloss off the three points gained.
...complacency. No matter how bad Fabio's favourites play and how well those coming off the bench perform we all know who will be the first choice which creates nothing but complacency.
...or listen to much of a certain game of football. I didn't catch much of Spurs 2-1 defeat of the spammers, after all it wasn't our cup final and Ashes victories aren't two a year jobs.
...from here...Spurs put the requisite five goals past Hull City, in a cracking performance including Jermain Defoe hat-trick, to go top of the Premier League.
...this. After England came back to draw 2-2 with Holland last night in Amsterdam the manager claimed the goals were freakish errors and he didn't really talk about the team looking far better without Beckham.