Spurs as a club may not have been in action over the weekend but there were plenty of Tottenham players on show for various clubs.
At West Brom, Jamie O’Hara scored a stunning goal for Wolves to earn a 1-1 draw, while David Bentley was a second half substitute in Birmingham’s 3-0 FA Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday.
Most notably, over at Brisbane Road, youngsters Harry Kane, Paul Jose Mpoku and Tom Carroll lined up on the bench for Orient’s historic 1-1 draw with Arsenal. Kane and Carroll were introduced in the second half.
In a game you may have missed, Mirko Ranieri made his debut for Basingstoke Town and gave away a penalty in a 3-1 defeat by Ebbsfleet.
Occasionally, much is made about the fact that Spurs no longer have a reserve side and other than the odd game at Spurs Lodge, players such as those listed above have to go to other clubs to gain match practice.
We also have Andros Townsend at Watford and Robbie Keane at West Ham, to name but two. But should we bring the reserves back? Surely for the Orient trio, they would have gained immensely from yesterday’s experience, but what of the others – in a season when we have twice been forced to name two goalkeepers on our substitute’s bench, should they be back at the Lane fighting for their place?