Looking at Townsend's performance on Saturday it's very hard to understand how he has leapfrogged Aaron Lennon in the wingers' queue. In fact, apart from an emphatically converted penalty at a crucial point in the Chelsea game, it's difficult to think of anything good Townsend has done for some time now.
Pochettino's record is ten wins and four defeats in all competitions so far... If he can achieve all this with a sluggish, misfiring squad, imagine what he'll be able to do once he's got them finely tuned and boosted by a couple of astute signings in January. There's always a bright side if you're prepared to rummage around for it.
William Carvalho has been linked with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United but remains a Sporting Lisbon midfielder for
Tottenham winger Andros Townsend left Daily Mail photographer Graham Chadwick with a bloody face after a nasty collision
It's exciting times for Tottenham at the moment but you wouldn't have known it if you watched them play on Thursday evening. Fielding a team which included arguably nine first choice players they played with all the style and fluidity of Chucky doing the robot (the doll not the Rugrat).
Redknapp's comment underlines his ignorance, while Fowler's was the use of an expression that many people use without any agenda. The difference might be that Redknapp is a media darling while Fowler less so. What Fowler and Hodgson's apologies show though is just how delicate people can be.
The controversy over Roy Hodgson's 'monkey' joke has taken a new twist today after astronauts waded into the row. The joke
Chris Smalling (right) was advised to "feed" Townsend Lord Ouseley, chairman of Kick It Out, had initially called for the
Anti-racism group Kick It Out has called on the Football Association to investigate a joke about a monkey in space made by
Nick Clegg has said Roy Hodgson should choose his words more "carefully" in future after the England manager had to apologise