I don't think so. This one could run and run.
The JimmyG2 Column.
Well would you 'Adam and Eve it?'. We nicely clear the decks for a determined assault on the Premiership title and then virtually seal our passage into the last 8 of the Champions' League.
Borussia Dortmund need to win by four clear goals in the second leg, after a scintillating second half display at Wembley. 'Scintillating' Now there's a word I've not used very often this season.
Banana skins? We eat them.
But the Tottenham Palace of Varieties presented an All Star Show and Party: ringmaster Mauricio Pochettino; featuring Christian E the Magician with Moussa Sissoko as the Strong Man, Fire Eater and Sword Swallower ably assisted by The Boy Wonder, Harry Winks.
Things got off to a slow start and our German visitors consumed more than their fair share of the warm beer and stale canapes on offer. Events were to liven up considerably later with the closing fireworks.
Lucas Moura arrived early but his party piece misfired and dampened his enthusiasm and he sat out the festivities for the most part. Party Poppers became party poopers at the start.
Lloris performed the scene from Macaulay's 'Horatio on the Bridge' ( 'They shall not pass') for the benefit of an enthusiastic audience just before the intermission and the scene was set for a Gala performance
Llorente popped in just before the curtain fell and revealed that his reputation for being one step a head of the crowd was not misplaced. 'For One Night Only' stage managed increasingly by Christian Eriksen deserves an extended run.
Star turn was SuperJan the Left Foot Wizard who not only helped himself to the plaudits but helped Heung-Min Son achieve his death defying 11 from 12 stunt.
The Management are hoping that this show will run and run and a second performance has already been booked for a fortnight's time in Germany. Locations for repeat performances are uncertain after that. Watch this space.
We lived on my fingernails in the first half with nervy displays in the back chorus line; Foyth, Sanchez, Aurier and even Toby. Young. Wonderkid Sancho was living up to his reputation in the wings for Dortmund, temporarily anyway.
But enough of this nonsense:
We were hesitant before half time with a slow build up, misplaced passes and players caught on the ball but Mauricio sorted it all out at half time, and we dominated the midfield at last and freed SuperJan to reprise his Left Flank Tribute Act.
Son scored within three minutes of the restart to settle the nerves and our usual late blitz blew them away. We pressed harder and more quickly and they seemed bemused and disorientated.
Borussia Dortmund seemed content to take a 1-0 loss back to their intense 80.000fans and the 'yellow wall'. They put the cart before the horse in that case.
Llorente in a cameo performance cleared from a corner at one end and then scored with a glancing header from an Eriksen corner to add insult to injury to Borussia's Champions' League hopes.
They had a clear edge in a disorganised first half performance by Spurs but were outplayed and outscored in a rampant second half. By the end the clear 5 point leaders of the Bundesliga were reduced to flickering shadows.
The archetypal 'Game of Two Halves' without a doubt but we discovered something about ourselves in the second half, something more than just fitness and organisation, something more intangible which involved team spirit and dedication.
In the replay both teams will have key players back but the quarter finals beckon if Spurs remain calm and resolute.Who would have thought it? Well me obviously. Nothing like a win going into the long break before Burnley.
In Son's last 12 appearances he has scored 11 goals and made five assists. Will Harry Kane become the understudy on his return to fitness? No me neither.
Yet another opportunity to bottle it which we er......bottled.
Toby Alderweireld New Contract.
Insiders claim he has twice refused a contract which does treble his wages to 150.000 per week. Spurs will not deal on the grounds that his agent moved the goalposts after agreeing.
Musings say 'pay the man'. We are a better team visibly and statistically with him on board and if he is only being paid 50.000 currently this is a disgrace. He plays fair on the pitch and agents' shenanigans are irrelevant.
Nose: face. in our view.
Stadium. What Stadium?
Signings Who needs them?.
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I love this clip. Calm build up for the first and a super strike. Incisive play for the second. And a reminder that Dele is on his way back. Nice play from Sissoko too.