...players. If they'd played like that previously BMJ wouldn't have lost his job and Spurs wouldn't be facing a team with new manager syndrome.
...there. Man City went one up after 14 seconds and Spurs made it easy for them in the rest of the 90 minutes as they racked up another five goals.
...'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.
...player. During Spurs' nil nil with Everton Hugo Lloris became the first player to outbeast Sandro that hasn't been Sandro.
...wrong. While Spurs struggled to a lucky one nil victory over Hull City Andre Villas-Boas wasn't happy with the White hart Lane crowd.
...burnt Villa to the ground. Another team in claret and blue set up to stifle Spurs, it wasn't looking good and I was dreading the thought of drawing Burnley in the Cup. Then up stepped Andros Townsend.
...at the Lane. I just didn't think it was going to quite happen this way, as Spurs carried on as they left off playing wise in Europe, with an awful display, losing 3-0 to West Ham.
...North London. When Jose is trying to hide his fear it brings out every trait that makes loathing him so easy. Mourinho did his best to deflect attention away from his and his players faults after a one all draw with Spurs.
...was it? The commentator stated near the end that neither Spurs nor Cardiff deserved to lose. In the real world it would have been a travesty if Spurs hadn't found that winning goal.
...the hole. Gylfi Sigurdsson scored the two goals against Norwich City but it was new boy Christian Eriksen playing the number 10 role who took the eye in a dominant display.
...in charge. There'd be as much if not a better chance of England winning the 2022 World Cup than with Greg Dyke if yesterday's showing is anything to go by. Yeah! Rat fans!!!
...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.
...town. It's felt like an age. An age of speculation, comments, no comments, deals, no deals, new faces, old faces. And then Spurs managed an opening day win.
..'em. A little over a week away from a year before football crazy Brazil host their first World Cup tournament in 64 years and the poor old dears can't even beat England.