Spurs have seen Liverpool’s recent record in Europe and tournament play as compared to domestic success and taken to the nth degree. Granted, Spurs have not won the Champions League or even qualified for it, but the North London side continue to have success in non-league matches.
Tottenham are the holders of the Carling Cup and just this morning have advanced through to the next round in the UEFA Cup by holding Wisla Krakow to a 1-1 draw and winning on a 3-2 aggregate in Poland. Next up for Spurs in the Carling Cup is, ironically, Liverpool. The chances of pulling off that upset are quite low, though they did stun Chelsea in the finals last season.
Spurs are having an historically bad start to their season, their worst in the past fifty-three years in fact. They sit on two points through six matches, good for 20th place in the twenty team Premier League, and are the only club not to have won a match in league competition. Yet, in taking a page from the Liverpool book, they have survived to this point in other tournaments.
The most likely result is a crash out of the Carling Cup when hosting Liverpool on November 12 and Spurs will probably not do better than their quarterfinal finish (losing out to PSV) in the UEFA Cup last season. But the outside tournaments are the only source of hope for the suffering fans at this point.