...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.
...baffling good management. Timmy's had a lucky run of fixtures since back stabbing his way into the job, this certainly didn't change with an 4-0 away thrashing of Newcastle. But Timmy changed things and for the better.
...'keepers. Much will be made about how Tim Krul saved Newcastle from a thumping while Brad Friedel cost Spurs a clean sheet. They were major parts but it was much more than that.
...wasn't it? A mixture of Spurs modern and Spurs of old as the season ends on a high and on a low but with promise.
…one. Just in case you might not have heard – Spurs only have one player, Gareth Bale, Newcastle United are all French and Lewis Holtby is a German international with an English dad. It’s true I did Tweet during the match that Spurs would be… Buggered without Bale. — Toxic Web (@Toxic_Web) February 9, 2013 […]
...it's a disaster. How could he lose his first competitive game in charge away to a team that were fighting for a top 4 position last season and kept all their major players from that campaign.
...Norwich? As 'Arry serenely Keggie Keegle's the season is it the the two games against Norwich that are going to be the major factors in what should have been a cruise turning into a battle?
...said one Toonite. And he wasn't wrong. From the Spurs fans through the players to even the opposition there was a 90 minute 'Arry lovefest at the Lane as Spurs thrashed Newcastle 5-0.
...plea. The ex-Chelsea and Milan boss wants to stay in England when he comes off his gap year and the F.A.'s choice as the next England manager could point the way where.
...deadline. Somehow the excitement of transfer window deadline day didn't reached Jim White about to explode levels at Toxic Towers.
...luck. Two games on the trot and she's been ridden hard by Spurs, two games with banana skin written all over them. But Spurs beat Bolton, to go with Blackburn, what's going on?
...don't they? Well they certainly did for Spurs for the trip Up North to play the Toon in the league on Saturday. Two players out, so one certain player in horrible kit and then Bale's back giving up.
...with little talent. Newcastle came to The Lane with little intent on playing football but just to stifle Spurs and frustrate with spoiling tactics, it ended with Spurs down to ten men but also a clean sheet and the 3 points.
...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.
...or should that be England 2. That's what it would have been on paper after the German's stuffed Maradonna's lot in the quarter-final on Saturday, of course on actual grass it probably would have somewhat different.