...recently? It took the visit of Pochettino's previous club to finally start to see what Pochettino is trying to achieve at his new club. As Spurs beat Southampton one nil.
...mercies. After Spurs' last few outings a point away to the South London scum of ARSEnal shouldn't be sniffed at.
..plumb. Just when you thought recent results were bad enough along comes one of the league's bottom teams, West Brom, to beat Spurs at home.
...Spurs. Sunderland had one whole shot on target and yet Spurs made their way home from the Stadium of Light with just one point after letting in two goals.
...then. 'Arry Redknapp, Glenn Hoddle, Steven Caulker and Bobby Zamora were all taught a footballing lesson by the new stars of The Lane, Pochettino, Dier, Chadli, Capoue and Lamela, as Spurs beat QPR 4-0.
...forgot. Used to think it couldn't get worse than “Thursday nights, Channel five”, well Thursday night and not on any channel is far, far worse. As Spurs beat Limassol in their opening Europa League play-off tie.
...desire to win. Timmy said that teams will fear playing Spurs and the draw with Benfica that knocked them out of the Europa League showed the team are fully behind him, on a 12 minute display.
...thank god. As Tim Sherwood blagged his way through another game as head coach of Spurs, wears 'is 'eart on 'is sleeve, his team turned in another nothing display of huff and bluff that matched.
...ruggish. After drawing against a poor West Brom, Tiny Tim is getting away with it because the media will give their chum a free ride and others are deluded enough to think this is better than before.
...crisis. Two come from behind victories, three points off second spot and a side that's still neither settled or gelling but chock full of exciting talent, the current ManUre manager - for how long? - would give plenty of body parts for that crisis.
...with a banjo, luckily. FC Sheriff Tiraspol provided Spurs biggest challenge so far in the Europa League and yet not being brilliant they came away with another win.
...Russia. A strong Spurs XI didn't exact;y set the world alight in beating Anzhi Makhachkala two nil in the Europa League.
..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.
...then what is. As I tweeted yesterday afternoon sometime shortly before the final whistle “It wouldn't be Spurs without days like this”.
...again. Tottenham Hotspur's second Premier League game of the season was much like their first and one goal win from a penalty.