...same. Spurs first league game without Harry Kane ended in the defeat of Southampton to keep up the unbeaten home run this season.
...if they weren't around? Nobody likes Stoke, the place, the team, it's fans, but after their third four nil thrashing on the trot they might be missed by Spurs.
...were introduced to football. Spurs really got their season up and running with another four nil thumping of the Stoke thugs at their own dump.
...but that's all. Spurs' third league outing of the season turned into an exercise in “taking the positives” in another lifeless, drab, disappointing affair.
...out someone to replace the kids. The kids were alright, the kids were winning the first home game of the season against Stoke, it's just Pochettino had nothing to replace the kids with.
...plumb. It was barely a month ago when Spurs last found a new depth to plumb, well after yet another meek loss at home, to Stoke, they've delved deeper down into the abyss.
...bestest in the whole world. An unremittingly awful game of football from some, clogging thuggery from others, fitting last on Match of the Day, highlighting everything wrong about both Spurs and Stoke.
...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.
...in charge. There'd be as much if not a better chance of England winning the 2022 World Cup than with Greg Dyke if yesterday's showing is anything to go by. Yeah! Rat fans!!!
...reached. You'd think the rubbish currently being served up by those wearing the footballing three lions would mean English football is at it's lowest point. But no. It can reach further depths.
...negatives. Spurs may have played poorly, AVB may have made the wrong decisions but things were corrected and three points were won.
...on gardening leave. It's what's now required but it can't happen because Levy and Spurs wouldn't receive anything from the F.A. for him.
...to represent me. As Spurs prove they really must be a Top 4 side by getting a referee to change his mind about giving a goal with a bit of persuasion, something we are told never happens.
...but a clean sheet as well. A battling performance, that was low on football but high on desire, at a ground where Spurs traditionally roll over, results in 2 for none against and 3 points.