...minutes. As Spurs again capitulated to Man Citeh it was a game full of Spursisms, missed chances, inept refereeing, needless sending off, individual errors, opposition player having a blinder it was only missing an own goal for the full house.
...there? Wasn't this meant to be the summer of Australian humiliation? The cricket team in the Ashes, the rugby team against the Lions all while various others were beaten in various other arenas.
...it's just they're sick and tired of him. Welsh Wales legends have been coming out and complaining about England's coaches making it public knowledge they have some questions for the referee of Saturday's championship decider.
…Poland on Tuesday night. After all if he’s going to act the part of McClown he might as well dress the part. Just get the overwhelming sense of deja-vu and that this World Cup qualifying campaign is going the way of Steve McClaren’s doomed single campaign in charge. Uninspiring and lucky with that luck running […]
...every football ground. The good old days of pre-Premier League football, where the box didn't resemble Come Dancing at corners.
...bugger all. Until you win the three pints. And Spurs did that with a 2-0 victory over Everton in their game postponed from the start of the season.
...to Stoke that sorts the men from the boys? It certainly did a job on Spurs during the first half while referee Chris Foy did it in the second.
...about all right. In a hostile environment the Spurs kids did OK to get a nil, nil draw against PAOK Salonica in their opening Europa League game.
...are you sure? How can it be an honest mistake when the linesman is supposed to know the laws of the game and is supposed to be 100% sure when making a call not just guessing about something he really didn't see.
...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.
...of a referee. And we all knew when we saw he was going to be the ref for Spurs' away trip to ManUre that it would all end in tears as he became the centre off attention for something not in Spurs' favour.
...to represent me. As Spurs prove they really must be a Top 4 side by getting a referee to change his mind about giving a goal with a bit of persuasion, something we are told never happens.
...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.
...when we get refs acting like that. A referee not giving a goal against Spurs, when he's just feet away with a clear view, it's like we've finally got the keys to the executive washroom.
...two men. Along with the millions that tuned in around the world to see the two FA Cup semi-finals this week, it wasn't to see any of the four teams but the centre of attention in both games the refs who decided the outcomes.