Signs of improvement are evident at White Hart Lane and the promise of an Andre Villas-Boas revolution is still alluring but there are just a couple of infuriatingly obvious errors of judgement which need to be ironed out.
Though identifiable as a music writer, Paolo is also very much a social historian. 'The thing about the internet these days, and home recording, is that music has become so much more accessible, but to be honest with you, I can't keep up with it all.'
It seems that while the majority of Tottenham's fan base have spent the best part of the start of the season pointing fingers at one another, passing around 'the blame' quicker than Danielle Lloyd through the Spurs dressing room, the real issues have been cast to one side, ignored.
Spurs are one of the few clubs that seem to be in an infinite loop of false hope followed by despair - and the man who has kept this nightmarish sequence in motion over the past 11 years is Daniel Levy.
Now that the Modric saga is over can Andre Villas Boas please finally sort his new Tottenham squad out and start the season properly?
As Spurs look to sign Shakhtar Donetsk's Willian, they might be better off investing in a center forward, a young goalkeeper and a replacement for the Madrid-bound Luka Modric, while finally giving Giovani a chance in an attacking role.
The next ten days ought to define the season that Spurs will have because at the moment there are more questions than answers. Come 1 September, everyone affiliated with the club will hope that is no longer the case. For now, there are nervous days ahead.
In today's favourite rumour tailor-made to bother me, Sahin is linked with a one-year loan deal with Arsenal, in a move which both confuses and irritates me. Of course, transfer rumours are just that, rumours, but sometimes the rumour is so juicy that it's just worth talking about.
Arsenal's performance in the 2003-4 season saw them dubbed 'The Invincibles' after going an entire Premier League season without a loss, a feat yet to be repeated. Fast forward to 2012 and Arsenal now teeter on the edge of losing their third marquee player in two years.
So the inevitable has finally happened. After 13 years and 323 appearances Ledley King, one of the few modern Tottenham legends has retired from football.
Harry Redknapp has barely had time to roll down his car window and chat to Sky Sports News about his departure from Tottenham, and the debate as to who will replace him at White Hart Lane is already well and truly underway. Below are six possible candidates to replace 'Arry...
He brought good players, good football and good results, but the time was right for Harry Redknapp to leave Tottenham Hotspur.
Harry Redknapp has always been full of surprises and once again he hasn't let us down. But is his departure really as bad for Tottenham as it's being made out to be? Yes, but then again, not really.
It's hard to think of an instance in Premier League history of a team's season being composed of two such contrasting halves, but Tottenham Hotspur have a knack of being unpredictable. After an all-conquering first half of the year the wheels didn't so much fall off Tottenham's season but were smashed and burnt.
The phenomenon of fans willing their team to lose habitually rears its ugly head at the business end of the season. In the English Premier League, more often than not, it involves Manchester United. Spurs fans may have offered a helping hand in 1999 but United were exposed to the trick's drawbacks over a decade later.
At the risk of hyperbolising, the year 2012 is one that could shape Tottenham's destiny for the coming decade and beyond. Mediocre for the majority of the 90s and early millennium, Spurs are no longer regarded as perennial underachievers, destined to finish the season in mid-table.