...games like that. Only Spurs can really annihilate another side and still be hanging on against 10 men at the end.
...we can't even laugh up at the Woolwich scum's troubles. While the ARSEnal were being dicked 8-2 Spurs are still looking up the league table at them.
...pessimistic. After seeing the team he put out for the first half of the pre-season match against Athletic Bilbao you can see why 'Arry isn't talking about winning the league any more.
...longer. All the Spurs goals from competitive games in the 2010 / 2011 season in chronological order.
...began. The seaons started with Spurs battering Man Citeh it effectively ended with with Spurs battering Man Citeh but this time a Crouch own goal gave them the last laugh.
...except of course for the win. Only Spurs can batter a team 3-2 and be hanging on in desperation for the final whistle.
...inevitable. From the moment an interloper found his way into the Spurs starting line up against Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter final it had the look of a done deal.
...now? After the humiliation of the Cup capitulation to Fulham, Spurs have turned it around with three gritty league wins and now the best of the lot a battling Champions League victory away to AC Milan.
...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?
...in Blackburn of all places. Spurs picked up a vital 3 points with an away win at Blackburn with a depleted squad thanks to an early Crouch goal and some Gomes heroics.
...it? British transfer fee records flying here there and everywhere on the final day of the transfer window while Spurs get knock back after knock back and end up chasing Adam and Neville.
...ManUre All the ones I've seen anyway. They're all along the same line as 'ManUre frustrated Spurs to hang on for the draw'. Their goalkeeper was happy with the point as he time wasted from early on.
...and flog 'im. As soon as I saw he was in the starting XI for Spurs against Everton I knew how the game would pan out and sure enough a team that can't score were allowed to waltz through the middle and do so in 2 minutes.
...but still 3 points and a clean sheet. What better team to be playing with Hogmanay's hangover than Fulham who don't win at The Lane and gave Spurs another 3 points over the festive period. Oh and Beckham can piss off.
...is the English way. The last ten minutes of Spurs' boxing day fixture at Aston Villa looked that way for the visitors but it was far from that as the skill and graft in white told in the end over just the graft.