...backfired. If Harry Redknapp hadn't indulge in so much Machiavellian scheming would he still be the Spurs boss or was that dramatic loss of form too much?
...but that didn't do the rest of us any good. Even for Spurs this was extreme backs to the wall job but totally unlike Spurs this ended up with another three points. Which might have had a calming effect on 'Arry's heart.
...he just sit there and twitch. During Spurs home game against Fulham while the fans sing out Martin Jol's name. Both managers will later show why the chants and songs rang out.
...yet again struggling to beat yet more relegation fodder. It's the best we've ever seen from players in a Spurs shirt and anyone who doesn't agree should bugger off and support someone else.
...giving. And the latest episode in this desperate club's history is just another moment to give us glee as they replace statistically their most successful manager i history with their long time target Alan Pardew.
...yet again so close but so far. Just like his time with Spurs Big Martin Jol's Hamburg just fell short of making the UEFA Cup final with another refereeing howler to add to UEFAs list.
...of Jenas from Tottenham then it'll be £12m well spent. If the Honduran plays for us as he did for Wigan then it's exactly what the Spurs midfield required.
...firing. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy decided to sack manager Juande Ramos exactly one year to the day after firing Martin Jol, thankfully it also meant the end of the director of football Comolli, it also meant the arrival of 'Arry.
...how many more does Juande have. After the latest loss, to Udinese in the UEFA Cup, with more head scratching team choices and tactics or lack off how long will Ramos survive at the Lane?
...meant some embarrassing encounters for Spurs chairman Daniel Levy were sidestepped for now. No awkward meeting with Seville officials or Martin Jol being serenaded by the Spurs fans.
...It tolls for thee, Juande. Was that the Pompey bell or was it the death knell for the Spurs manager as the media sharks start to circle.
...isn't it. As Spur look up from the bottom of the Premier League, Martin Jol looks down on the rest of the Bundesliga with Hamburg SV.
...last time against Villa at the Lane. It's just under 12 months ago that Younes Kaboul celebrated his equaliser in the arms of Martin Jol as Spurs got a 4-4 draw with Aston Villa, 11 months 2 weeks later what has changed?
Funny how seeing certain films gets your mind wandering about the strangest things, welcome to casting for the new Carry On film Carry On five NFL.
Martin Jol let it be known that it was chairman Levy and director of football Comolli that made the signings that created an unbalance to the team. Not that this came as a great surprise to many.