...plan. Part way through Spurs victory commanding over West Brom, Tony Pulis looked lost, this wasn't meant to happen and how could he get more centre-backs on the pitch.
...but still unbeaten. All the guaranteed things that would happen when Spurs played West Brom in the league did happen, except they got out with a point.
...day. So yet another mega spending transfer deadline day has passed, did Santa bring your club what you wanted?
...but that's all. Spurs' third league outing of the season turned into an exercise in “taking the positives” in another lifeless, drab, disappointing affair.
...you. And after Spurs surrendered two points against West Brom to go 7 points behind the league leaders there's actually still hope, with three games left. Gawd 'elp us.
...team. Spurs travelled away to a West Brom under new management and thanks to the three amigos of Kane, Eriksen and Lloris came away with three goals, a clean sheet and three points
...visit White Hart Lane. Two teams rocked up to play Spurs this week both needing a lift in fortunes Newcastle left with a reinvigorated season Brighton left being out of the League Cup.
..plumb. Just when you thought recent results were bad enough along comes one of the league's bottom teams, West Brom, to beat Spurs at home.
...coming. There's no better team to be three goals down to than West Brom, as the Baggies dug Timmy out of yet another grave by throwing away a three goal lead to draw three all.
...ruggish. After drawing against a poor West Brom, Tiny Tim is getting away with it because the media will give their chum a free ride and others are deluded enough to think this is better than before.
...strikers. Jermain Defoe hobbles off and Spurs don't have a single recognised striker. Oh, woe, woe and thrice woe. Except Defoe wasn't scoring and Dempsey can be a striker and has been scoring and so can Bale.
...League Cup game. I reluctantly tuned into BBC 5Live last night for the away trip to Carlisle in the League Cup, no sponsors here without some readies stumped up, it was the only option.
...and the goal difference an improvement. Second league game into AVB's reign and a second game that should have been won but didn't, some criticism of the manager's substitutions but things are close to clicking.
...Münchner. As Spurs sweat on the top line, hoping Bayern do Chelski in the Champions League final, it wouldn't surprise to find out that means
I'm a doughnut.
...should he? As soon as it was announced on Sunday night that the F.A. have made their approach to the man they want to take over as England boss the knives were out because that man was Roy Hodgson and not 'Arry Redknapp.