It is with a heavy heart that we here at Balls HQ can confirm that Spurs are, indeed, at it again.
That pesky Spursy adjective has reared its head in the Champions League tonight, and in the process, has left the football club in serious danger of exiting the Champions League at the group stages.
They need to get a result of some kind tonight in Monaco to keep their chances of progression alive. Defeat would leave them in a fight for second with Bayer Leverkusen, who sit three points - and two goals - ahead of them in the table.
With Bayer's next game against a Monaco side who will have likely already qualified, and Spurs playing CSKA Moscow at Wembley, the likelihood of a return to Thursday night football in the new year will grow ever greater should they lose tonight.
And they haven't helped themselves by largely stinking the Principality out. Playing an unfamiliar 4-3-3, Spurs have been overrun by Monaco, and got in at half-time at 0-0 mainly through Monaco's profligacy: Falcao missed a penalty. Monaco then took an early lead in the second half, only to be handed a lifeline out of nowhere: a penalty, converted by Harry Kane.
Kane's goal gave Spurs hope, but they didn't hold onto it for very long: 39 seconds to be exact. Yep, right from the kick-off, Spurs went to sleep and conceded immediately. Look at the absurd space Thomas Lemar was given in the penalty area:
Have a look:
39 - There were 39 seconds between Kane's penalty being scored and Lemar scoring for Monaco. Punch.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 22, 2016
Dear oh dear.