The state of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is not altogether different to what it was this time last year—at first glance anyway.
Though they remain a team still battling it out for a place in the Premier League's top four, the personnel involved and the circumstances with which they contend have changed considerably.
As 2011 drew to a close this writer suggested 12 things Tottenham fans may have wanted for Christmas for their team "to keep their club in the best shape possible on and off the pitch for the rest of 2011-12".
Here again is a similar list, this time looking ahead to the remainder of the 2012-13.
Naturally some differ, but unsurprisingly there are a few left over from last year.