...FIFA ranking. The higher you get in the FIFA world rankings the stranger some of the inclusions especially England's repeated presence in the top 10.
...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?
...Bradley Wiggins. After his victory in the Critérium du Dauphiné he's the first cyclist to win the treble of Paris-Nice, Romandie and Dauphiné.
...season. In the couldn't make it up department it goes to rival the UN choice of Robert Mugabe as their International Tourism Ambassador, Roy has half of Liverpool's under performers in the England squad.
...statistics. Possession and passing success have become king of late but if they lead to nothing other than stat padding what is the point?
...stop the world. Stuart Lancaster was really the only option for the England Rugby head coach, so much so that even an English sporting regulatory body couldn't screw it up.
...like all the best things are. Stuart Lancaster along with the England team he put together during this 6 Nations tournament have made a great deal about how it all came about in Leeds and it led to Ireland's thumping at Twickenham.
...well. FA chairman David Bernstein was at the fifth round Cup tie to watch his future employee seal the deal on the England job. And didn't 'Arry do well.
...and thanks for the memories. Well that's 50% of the Core Four gone as Jorge Posada officially joins Andy Pettitte in retirement. Does his numbers stack up to greatness?
...yeah I know...they'll probably take the positives from it as well. Is there anyone out there think the England cricket team will learn anything from this humiliating capitulation to Pakistan in Dubai?
...the team picks up three points playing poorly? Well Spurs certainly got the playing poorly right against West Brom as they struggled to get the win.
...and thankfully the British public got it right. A Mark Cavendish was crowned BBC Sports Personalty of the year with nearly 50% of the vote.
...Trigger says it all. A brilliant Tottenham Hotspur promo video. Audere est Facere.
...easier? Aston Villa let Spurs cruise to a 2-0 victory, that moves them up to 3rd in the league, with an odd choice of players and tactics by Alex McLeish.
...changed a country. In his own quiet way Basil D'Oliveira probably changed South Africa and the fortunes of it's people more than anyone else.