After getting slathered by another team from North London on Saturday, Tottenham could officially be described as "reeling."
A promising start to the match with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium quickly descended into chaos after goalscorer Emmanuel Adebayor decided to hit the showers early by trying to remove Santi Cazorla's leg.
After going downhill at lightning speed from there, Spurs decided to raise the stakes further with a formation change that at least signaled that Andre Villas-Boas was willing to gamble for any result, even if at times the desired effect did not occur.
There was the odd positive note in the match, but if one is to be fair, no real good came from Round 12 on the Premier League fixture list.
The day did, however, reveal some essential truths that Tottenham might want to take note of, before they decide to sink any further into the middle of the league table.