...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.
...like. This Europa League campaign has been a bit hit and miss. Some glorious stuff, some lacklustre. Most of it edge of the seat, last second, so you just knew the only way it would go would be penalties.
...Show. Cruising to the quarter final of the League Cup with seven minutes remaining Spurs manage to lose to Norwich while missing a penalty.
...the old boss? As I've posted here before I wanted Roy Hodgson to be the England boss. I've wanted it for years, since Glenn Hoddle was sacked. You know when they say be careful what you wish for...
...to. Only the team from Tottenham could lose out on a place in next season's Champions League taken from them by a game this season in which they weren't involved and the bloody Germans lost on penalties.
...Howard Webb has to do his best for Citeh? As soon as Balotelli stamped on Parker's head you knew he would do something that would highlight Howard Webb's ineptness in not showing the Italian striker a straight red.
...merchants. The shirts Spurs wear do seem to have an effect on the way things go. This new purple thing means shoddy, sloppy, slack performance ending in a 3-1 victory.
...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.
...and with a flourish, about going out and beating the lot, not waiting for them to die of boredom. No Spurs weren't lucky, they went out there to play football the way it should be and entertain, they got what they deserved.
...playing for Sunderland. She wouldn't have missed two penalties, or a sitter in the box and Spurs would have been on a far worse stuffing than the eventual 3-1 scoreline.
...doomed. Ashley Cole has broken his ankle, it's all over the dream has ended before it began.It's a good job our esteemed leader Caesar Fabio tested out all those other options...oops.
...the real Fabio's England? As the England manager's side lost his 100% qualifying record with a 1-0 defeat to the Ukraine all the problems of the last few years were highlighted, lucky then it was on teh interweb.
...It's the hope I can't stand. One team entered yesterday's season opener at White Hart Lane with great expectations, one with modest ones but after Spurs thoroughly beat the red scousers will the hope be too much?
...servant of the game. Former England player and manager Sir Bobby Robson lost his final battle against cancer and died today aged 76, a excellent club manager he wasn't quite there with the top job.
...Stuart. You didn't really think you'd go on and beat the Germans now did you? England rode their luck to get to the European U21 Championship final but were beaten by a far better German side.