The Anzhi Makhachkala preparing to face Spurs this week are a very different proposition to the club we portrayed less than 12 months ago.
Last season, as the Russian outfit prepared to take on Liverpool at Anfield, they were top of the Russian league.
They boasted enough of oligarch Suleiman Kerimov's roubles to attract the likes of Samuel Eto'o, Willian and, in Guus Hiddink, one football's most respected managers.
Fast foward 11 months and Anzhi are rock bottom of the Russian league, winless after 11 games.
Hiddink has been moved on along with Eto'o, Willian, Yuri Zhirkov, Igor Denisov, Lassana Diarra, Chris Samba and many of their other top earners.
Billionaire owner Kerimov's decision to restructure the club's finances has slashed Anzhi's budget by more than two thirds and results have suffered spectacularly.