...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.
...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
..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.
...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.
...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.
...merchants. The shirts Spurs wear do seem to have an effect on the way things go. This new purple thing means shoddy, sloppy, slack performance ending in a 3-1 victory.
...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.
... League? Or are Spurs just having a dog of a start to the new Premier League season? West Brom away may be a bogey team but it should have been better than this with Modric again injured to heap on the misery.
....from worst start ever to clean sheet records? 'Arry's done a job at the Lane, from a disastrous position when he took over to clean sheet runs and least goals conceded at home.