Hearing that Jermain Defoe will be ruled out for three weeks would be enough to make any Tottenham Hotspur fan despair. While the news isn't great, Togo losing to Burkina Faso on Sunday night means Emmanuel Adebayor will be returning to White Hart Lane for the weekend encounter with Newcastle United, with Nick Harris salivating at the prospect of the striker linking up with January arrival Lewis Holbty for the first time.
We Tottenham Hotspur fans were rightfully excited about the signing of Lewis Holtby and when he appeared from the bench during the 1-1 draw with Norwich City, interest in his performance understandably rose.
The transfer window closed shut yet again with not a bang, but a whimper. Tottenham Hotspur may've brought in the likes of Ezekiel Fryers, Lewis Holtby and, well, Lewis Holtby earlier than the summer. With the club in need of a striker, James Swan believes that chairman Daniel Levy has again bottled it when Spurs needed a new arrival now more than ever.
We all know Daniel Levy loves transfer deadline day. Harry Redknapp also. But what of Andre Villas-Boas? How does he feel about the dying embers of the transfer window, dubbed 'Levy Time'? Matt Walsh looks at how a Director of Football could aid the Spurs boss in the foreseeable future.
It's nice being linked with moves for the likes of Fernando Llorente and Radamel Falcao, but without the lure of Champions League football; this calibre of players won't be arriving any time soon. With it, Jamie Wells looks at the possibility of giving youth, and players who care about Tottenham Hotspur, a first team opportunity.
Tottenham Hotspur will have no time to dwell on their FA Cup exit at the hands of Leeds United, with Wednesday's trip to Norwich City giving them an early opportunity to put the disappointment behind them.
With the clock ticking closer towards the transfer deadline, it's still evident that Tottenham Hotspur need a striker. For a team harbouring top four ambitions, a world class front-man has been dubbed a necissity. With it, the guys from Bring Back Atouba have recommended an all too different approach from the likes of Leandro Damiao and Wilfried Bony...
With the Brazilian beast, Sandro, out for the rest of the season, and with Scott Parker the only player who can play to a similar level and role to the Brazilian, Tottenham Hotspur head coach Andre Villas-Boas desperately needs another defensive midfielder. Throwing in to this equation long time target Yann M' Vila off to Rubin Kazan and Newcastle stepping up their interest in Moussa Sissoko, Matt Walsh looks at who could replace the Brazilian for the short term, and compete with Sandro when he returns to full fitness.
A memorable ending to, in some ways, a frustrating encounter. Taking four points off United in a season that initially struggled to gain momentum is a memorable feat in itself, but fans can't help but feel it could easily have been six. As Nick Harris reports, the stalemate at White Hart Lane could be perfect to Andre Villas-Boas and the transfer window.