...not to lose. Andrew Strauss needed a carrot to dangle in front of the Sri Lankan batsmen to get a result at Lords' but chose to bat on and on and on, seemingly scared his bowlers would give it up in extras.
...tired. Yet again the tired old excuse is dug up by an England manager who has just witnessed another inept display by players he has picked as England struggle to draw with Switzerland in the Euro 2012 qualifier.
...yet again struggling to beat yet more relegation fodder. It's the best we've ever seen from players in a Spurs shirt and anyone who doesn't agree should bugger off and support someone else.
...Sir Henry Cooper OBE. Sad news that was announce on Sunday that the great boxer and gentleman Henry Cooper had died.
...you can't lecture about others 'expecting too much'. You're current run of 8 points from 7 games isn't that far off the 2 points 8 games you keep reminding us about 'Arry.
...to four horses. Four horses that pretty much covered every outcome of the big race but in the end I was only going to put my hard earned on two of them.
...substitution. One scumbag who has played a full part in past failures, Terry, regains the captain's armband from another scumbag who has played a full part in past failures, Ferdinand.
...señor? Madrid her come the Spurs for the Champions League quarter final, then off to Barcelona for the semi and then who cares in the final.
...until the ref blows that final whistle. 'Arry said Spurs only know how to attack, well they also know how to hang on for the goalless draw after doing so against AC Milan to get into the Champions League quarter final.
...propensity to choke. You can't weigh up England at this World Cup, they tie with and beat tournament favourites while struggling and losing to minnows, so defeat to Bangladesh then?
...to score, Spurs still can't win. With one eye on Wednesday's Champions League game against Milan, Spurs dropped more league points in the chase for Wednesday games next season.
...a banjo. Yet again when a good result would have moved Spurs up to third in the Premier League they're beaten while squandering numerous chances.
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...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.
...the memories...Andrew Eugene Pettitte...who will announce his retirement from baseball at Yankee Stadium today.