Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. All week the Cocky Fools have been debating what was more important, winning the FA Cup on finishing fourth in the Prem, well now it boils down to fourth in the Prem or F All!
Talk about a season derailed! Modric must be thinking "What if?" He might fancy Chelsea at the end of the season or he might hope that Man Utd, Man City, Barcelona or Real Madrid come in for him. Or A.C Milan or Inter or Bayern or Arsenal or...
And what about Bale? Does he really want to waste another year in a short career chasing the shadows of dreams at Tottenham?
The truth is, 'Arry has been found out and so has his much vaunted anchor Scotty Parker. I always said that Parker only looked good because of the quality of those around him and warned that he would be exposed as soon as Tottenham came up against the better teams. Well Arsenal 5 Tottenham 1 and Chelsea 5 Tottenham 1 have illustrated that point rather nicely. Against Arsenal, Scotty saw red; today he collected a yellow and was powerless to check the Chelsea charge, even though the Guardian report still called his performance "excellent".
The truth is, when mediocrity confronts class, class wins out. And when class looks about and sees mediocrity all around, class Bales out - along with Modric and maybe Van der Vaart.
Fourth place or F All? And even if fourth place is secured, messrs Bale, Modric and Van der Vaart might fancy progressing beyond the group stage of the Champions League - if Tottenham can get that far!