Not many clubs inspire the same level of schadenfreude in other fans as Tottenham Hotspur.
In which case your average neutral would have looked on with glee as the Lilywhites lost 2-0 at Portsmouth, with both goals coming from former Spurs players, and the defeat leaves the north Londoners bottom of the table after six games with just two points, behind even Newcastle.
At the same point last season, Derby County had double that, and they are officially the worst team in history. That's a scientific fact, and you can't argue with science.
And, like erstwhile Derby boss Billy Davies and his successor "Sweaty" Paul Jewell, it seems as though Spurs boss Juande Ramos has no idea what his best team is.
The away fans at Fratton Park let their frustrations be known when they chanted "You don't know what you're doing" at the Spanish coach as he substituted Roman Pavlyuchenko for Darren Bent late on, seemingly resigned to the notion that they cannot play together without really trying it first.
The last set of fans to chant that at their own boss were the Newcastle fans at Sam Allardyce, and look how that turned out.
It would have been unthinkable a month ago for Ramos to feel sufficiently compelled to speak out regarding his job, but that's exactly what he did when he said: "We speak regularly and everyone is aware of our delicate position.
"Whether I survive is something for the chairman and the board to decide but I'm not hurt (by the fans' abuse). What hurts is not winning matches."
His side's next two matches will take in a trip to Wisla Krakow in the UEFA Cup followed by the hosting of Hull City, the newly-promoted club who achieved at the first attempt on Saturday what Spurs haven't done in the league since before Ace of Base were at number one with 'All That She Wants' - win at Arsenal.
It won't just be observers in Britain joining in with the Spurs-bashing either. One Spanish daily sports rag printed one of their trademark Photoshop efforts - a picture of Ramos with the pound signs flashing up in his eyes - when he walked out on Sevilla and signed his £4.5 million-a-year deal at Spurs.
On the subject of the filthy lucre, Spurs fans can't even take heart in yesterday's reports that a mystery Asian billionaire is looking to buy the club, as cash has not been the problem at White Hart Lane for a long time. Well, not the lack of it anyway.
It was the club's determination to wring every last penny out of the sale of Dimitar Berbatov to Manchester United that meant the Bulgarian was still hanging around like a bad smell right up until deadline day, and the club did not have sufficient time to buy another striker, leaving them with just the apparently incompatible Anglo-Russian pair.
At this rate St Totteringham's Day - the point in each season when Arsenal fans celebrate the fact that Spurs can no longer catch them in the league - will come and go before the end of January.
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Also in that match, referee Mike Dean somehow contrived to turn down a Spurs penalty claim for a handball from Lassana Diarra every bit as blatant as Jermaine Jenas's, and he wasn't the only official to make a spectacular hash of things.
Rob Styles's decision to award a penalty to Manchester United for a foul on Cristiano Ronaldo had Bolton boss Gary Megson absolutely livid. Megson said after the 2-0 defeat: "It was a nonsense decision. When Rob Styles blew the whistle I thought he was going to book Ronaldo for diving."
Alex Ferguson was - surprisingly - more philosophical on the subject, saying: "I was surprised because it looked as though their lad got a foot on the ball. But Rob Styles turned us down four or five times last year so maybe it is payback time." Let's see if he feels that way when things 'even out over the course of a season' for one of his opponents.
In the flagship game of the weekend - the Merseyside derby - Mike Riley gave a very public display of little man syndrome when he sent off Tim Cahill for not taking him seriously when he called the Australian over to book him. Riley must be haunted by that footage of Ashley Cole's petulance constantly, and his decision to take a stand against an obvious lack of respect would be laudable if it wasn't such an isolated incident.
One more weekend of officiating as comedic as the last one and the FA's Respect campaign will surely be abandoned.
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The world of football saw the emergence of a new kind of man last week, one that we will surely only see the like of once in a generation.
We've seen old-style 'gaffers' give way to head coaches, and witnessed the advent of directors of football. But now a new era has dawned with four words: Joe Kinnear. Interim Manager.
The only man brave/stupid/cash-strapped enough to take on the temporary role at Newcastle has immediately defined the role by swearing on live Saturday lunchtime TV, 'forgetting' he had an outstanding two-game touchline ban from four years ago and calling one of players, Cameroon midfielder Geremi, 'Jeremiah'.
Truly, history in the making.
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QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND - Kinnear defence of Toon owner Mike Ashley, live on the BBC: "He's the one who's cleared the debts. He's the one who's put the money in, the one who got Newcastle out of the s**t."
TALKING POINT - Attention quickly turned from FIFA's ludicrous fine of Croatia to the more cheerful topic of favourite football moments. Most were pretty standard but fitbutfrustrated revealed his favourite moment was pretty much every weekend of the early 1990s: "Fave Wimbledon moment when the Teletext page updated and Vinnie Jones had been sent off yet again... oh happy days!"
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