...visit White Hart Lane. Two teams rocked up to play Spurs this week both needing a lift in fortunes Newcastle left with a reinvigorated season Brighton left being out of the League Cup.
...drawbacks. It's been 24 years since I've seen Aberdeen win a trophy, other lucky buggers only had to wait 19 years. It wasn't the greatest game of football I've ever seen.
...a cup game. It wasn't long ago, it was just two cup defeats ago in fact. Back in the halcyon days when Spurs were in all four competitions they entered. Down to one now and you don't give 'em any hope in that.
...back. Well I wasn't really gonna post much about that game, what was their really to say that the 0-5 scoreline didn't already then Daniel lLvy pulled the Alan Sugar card and AVB is gone.
...league. Spurs couldn't make up their mind if they wanted a league cup run or trot out the old ”concentrate on the league“ line as the eventually got past Hull City.
..not bad after all. Away trip in the League Cup in between league and European games could have seen Spurs slack off but 4-0 victory over Aston Villa was the response.
...titles. Four F.A. Cups. One League Cup. One UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. One UEFA Super Cup
...dead. How many ex-professional players who are now media pundits confidently stated the League Cup final would be between Chelsea and Villa? How many are ever right and why do we really need them?
...Show. Cruising to the quarter final of the League Cup with seven minutes remaining Spurs manage to lose to Norwich while missing a penalty.
...League Cup game. I reluctantly tuned into BBC 5Live last night for the away trip to Carlisle in the League Cup, no sponsors here without some readies stumped up, it was the only option.
...ain't that the usual response? Stoke and Spurs play out one of the most abject games you'll hear in their League Cup 3rd round tie.
...for any silverware. How priorities change when one side puts out a team of experienced first team regulars against a patchwork 4th XI of Spurs in the League Cup.
...last night was just predictable. As Spurs meekly exited from the Carling Cup 2-0 to ManUre in a supine performance in front of a docile crowd.
...Pavlyuchenko? 'Arry doesn't know, Guus doesn't know but with places up for grabs against the Woolwich Wanderers at the weekend Pav didn't grab his chance in Spurs' 2-0 defeat of Everton in the League Cup.
...finish. Another Wednesday away up North for Spurs and another 5-1 thumping handed out to the home side, this time in the Carling Cup against a spirited Preston North End. With video highlights.