...with it. A return to the Spurs we all know and have suffered through that faltered just when it was all there on the plate right in front of them, yet that Spurs would have been punished far more.
...in the bin. With Spurs' unbeaten run in the league and West Ham turning over big teams on their travels this had Spursy banana skin written all over it, but the little team were put in their place.
...in the end. Spurs did their usual trick of sinking to the level of the opposition as they came back from being two down to draw with Wet Spam with the last kick of the game.
...similarity. There maybe a new man in charge but a number of things haven't changed over the summer for Spurs, though in the end a victory over Wet Spam was a refreshingly new end to things.
...follow. No doubt Timmy's phone will be ringing off the hook after his teams dismal capitulation to dismal opposition as for the third time this season Spurs lost to West Ham.
...gawd 'elp us. So it looks like Daniel Levy's master plan to sack the manager without a replacement is working a treat. As Tim Sherwood oversees a 2-1 loss to West Ham in the league cup.
...at the Lane. I just didn't think it was going to quite happen this way, as Spurs carried on as they left off playing wise in Europe, with an awful display, losing 3-0 to West Ham.
...marches on. Pissing on the Spam's parade there'd only be one team that the late Bobby Moore would have wanted to play for last night. Gareth Bale won the whole game by himself, no one else was involved.
...deadline. Somehow the excitement of transfer window deadline day didn't reached Jim White about to explode levels at Toxic Towers.
...Leeds, Coventry, Wolves, West Ham...and of course Spurs as Robbie Keane's boyhood club. He said he always wanted to play in the MLS, was it a joke?
...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.
...the Jermain Defoe 'one day I may score my 100th goal' t-shirt. 'Arry has tell the striker he isn't going to be wearing that undergarment again.
...and they deserved to win. So West Ham can now be happy for the rest of the season, when they are relegated they can look back and at least have one high spot, beating Spurs, who seem to have their eyes on something else.
...did it pay off. Two games, four points, two clean sheets over the Chrimbo fixtures but did 'Arry chose the right game to rest players in.
...or listen to much of a certain game of football. I didn't catch much of Spurs 2-1 defeat of the spammers, after all it wasn't our cup final and Ashes victories aren't two a year jobs.