...backfired. If Harry Redknapp hadn't indulge in so much Machiavellian scheming would he still be the Spurs boss or was that dramatic loss of form too much?
...a bit. It was those six words spoken by 'Arry Redknapp to Roman Pavlyuchenko, 2 years and 1 day before, that led to Spurs destroying Captain Pugwash's Inter Milan at The Lane in the Champions League.
...Spurs lost the first sixth 3-0. But then won the next five fifths of their Champions League game away to Inter Milan 3-1, thanks to a great hat-trick by Gareth Bale.
...about them booting out Captain Pugwash, the fat Spanish waiter, Rafael Beneathus Benitez, single handed creator of the worst Liverpool side in living memory doesn't have the chance to really finish them off.
...to catch. It's going to be a bit of a culture shock for some members of the Premier League millionaires club playing at Bloomfield Road next season but thanks to Ian Holloway it's an amazing comeback to the top flight for the seasiders.
...at a a time. I'm with 'Arry Redknapp he had to play Ledley King against Bolton on Saturday, this was the must win game and with King at the back it made it more likely the 3 points would be Spurs'
...started. It wasn't going to be a good night for a Spurs fan, in reality wanting both the Woolwich scum and ManUre to win and then 'Arry went and picked the Jenasite.
...order has been restored. Villa parked the bus at the Lane, Spurs put on their Imperial Stormtrooper shooting boots and the media are overjoyed with the scouse ascent to fourth place.
...a bunch of other posts. As Spurs put a typical cut and paste performance in against Birmingham City to drop another two points in that chase for fourth.
...another one of them. There's an increasing amount of them and if 'Arry does get his and the team's act together there'll be more and more of them as teams park the bus at The Lane.
...no football. Only snow, inept forecasters, inept government, ambulance chasing lawyers and no one with a pot to piss in during the window?
...but a clean sheet as well. A battling performance, that was low on football but high on desire, at a ground where Spurs traditionally roll over, results in 2 for none against and 3 points.
...all. Even the worst Liverpool side in the living memory managed to beat Everton but Spurs threw away as many gilt edged chances as the could to score a third to then concede two and only come away with a point.
...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?
...of football, thanks Villa. As Spurs season ended with a whimper so did another club's but that was far more funny seeing grown men in barcode shirts crying their eyes out.