Poor Fabio Capello, he was fighting a losing battle. He started as an Italian and he left as an Italian. He never had a chance as long as he insisted on staying that way. It didn't matter if his appointment was a coup for the FA, or is he was the most qualified national team boss for a generation.
If Spurs can continue the form that has made this their best start to the league since the double-winning season of 1960-61 then this will be the year they establish themselves as the top team in London.