Thursday nights, Channel Five taunted the away fans during Tottenham's most recent home defeat, clearly unimpressed by the club's ambitions to play in next season's Champions League.
Channel Five in the UK covers the Europa League, the secondary competition for which manager Harry Redknapp makes no attempt to hide his distaste.
As Tottenham and Chelsea face off in today's FA Cup semi-final, fans of the north London club will be more concerned about their appalling form in the Premier League where they chase a top-four finish.
Four defeats, three draws and a single victory in their last eight matches sees the Lilywhites precariously placed in fourth position, ahead of the in-form Newcastle on goal-difference. The revitalised Chelsea are just two points behind in sixth.
Redknapp must take the brunt of the blame for his team's decline. In addition to the distraction of him being linked to the England coaching job, the former West Ham and Portsmouth boss has made some puzzling tactical decisions that have affected the club's momentum.
Just three months ago Spurs were being talked about as genuine title contenders. On January 14th they had a chance to go equal top of the table as they hosted struggling Wolverhampton Wanderers before being held to a disappointing draw to start a run of just one victory in four matches.
There are many key dates in 2012 that can be traced to Spurs' decline, but none more poignant than February 19th when they travelled to third-tier side Stevenage for an FA Cup fifth round tie. Redknapp tinkered with his tried and tested 4-4-1-1 formation, going with a 3-5-2, which meant star man Gareth Bale had a more central role in the midfield.
Tottenham then spluttered to a 0-0 draw against a side ranked 47 places below them on the league ladders. Stevenage had two more shots on target than their highly fancied opponents.
Another key date was February 26th when Spurs held a two-goal just before halftime against neighbours Arsenal before losing 5-2 at the Emirates Stadium.
Instead of being the inspirational figure who gets his teams playing champagne football, Redknapp is now being portrayed as a naïve figure who can't cope with the pressure at the business end of the season.
As a result, Spurs have reverted to type: a side who flatter to deceive in the league where they come up short when the crunch is really on but tend to go on good Cup runs.
You can be sure that Redknapp, his players and all the fans would gladly allow Chelsea to beat them at Wembley Stadium if it meant they could secure top-four in the league.
If Spurs finish fifth or sixth and don't win the FA Cup, will Harry still be the best candidate for the England job?
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