With another term coming to end, and a summer holiday dominated by the World Cup fast approaching, it seems an appropriate time to deliver those all-important report cards for the Premier League elite.
So which players excelled themselves, and which were left fearing the hairdryer treatment on a weekly basis? Soccernet's team of writers deliver their marks out of ten.
Heurelho Gomes - 9. When Tottenham were still in the relegation zone in late 2008, a move for David James collapsed and Harry Redknapp begrudgingly conceded that he had no choice but to stick with the hapless Heurelho Gomes. What a difference a year makes. Gomes has been Tottenham's most consistent player all season, managing to put behind him a calamitous start to his Spurs career. Crucial saves throughout the season have kept Spurs in many games they may have lost or drawn. Redknapp recently said "you don't win a thing without a top-class goalkeeper," but now Spurs have just that.
Gareth Bale - 8.5. His transformation from a bad luck charm to Tottenham's most important player in the second half of the season was remarkable. Having not started a game before January (he clocked up a modest 92 minutes in Tottenham's first 20 games) he played every minute in 2010 - to devastating effect. His speed, strength and close control makes him a menace on the left side of midfield, as well as a solid left-back. Undoubtedly one of Tottenham's most exciting young players and his winning goals against Arsenal and Chelsea in April went a long way to securing Tottenham Champions League football.
Michael Dawson - 8. In the absence of Ledley King and Jonathan Woodgate, Michael Dawson has emerged as a top-class centre-back in his own right. Dawson, a player very much in the mould of John Terry, is commanding in the air, an excellent tackler and a great organiser. Having been an ever-present since November, Dawson takes a lot of credit for Tottenham's rock solid defence.
Ledley King - 8. The club captain is quite simply top class. His chronic knee problem has limited him to 14 full games this season but whenever he has been called upon, Tottenham have looked stronger in his presence. His positional sense and ability to read the game have justifiably attracted the praise of Fabio Capello.
Tom Huddlestone - 8. A bit-part player under Martin Jol and Juande Ramos, Harry Rednapp was the first manager to show his faith in Huddlestone. The former Derby player has built a reputation at Spurs as a great passer and shooter and has fulfilled that promise this season. His stunner against Bolton kept Spurs in the hunt for fourth place but Huddlestone has also shown the discipline and maturity to play in front of the defence in the absence of Wilson Palacios. Huddlestone may yet feature in England's final World Cup squad.
Wilson Palacios - 8. Palacios has been crucial to Tottenham's successful Premier League campaign this season, providing some much needed bite to the Spurs midfield to become the ball winner that Spurs had lacked since the departure of Edgar Davids. The Honduran's poor disciplinary record could have cost Spurs at the end of the season, with Redknapp having to select carefully the games that he picked him for as he was one game away from a suspension, and he eventually lost his place in the team. But the £12 million Redknapp paid for Palacios in January 2009 has proved to be a snip.
Aaron Lennon - 7.5. Lennon's season can be divided into two: before and after the injury. Lennon was flying before Christmas and his scintillating form helped propel Tottenham to third in the Premier League. He was unplayable at times, scoring three goals and claiming nine assists in his 18 appearances before picking up the groin injury that kept him out until April.
David Bentley - 7. Harry Redknapp put his trust in Bentley after Aaron Lennon sustained a long-term injury in December. Many critics had consigned Bentley to being another big-money flop, but the former Blackburn star rediscovered the form that convinced Juande Ramos that he was worth £15 million. Bentley found a maturity in his play that had previously been lacking and was a dependable and crucial player for Spurs on the right side of midfield.
Luka Modric - 7. The playmaker was another key player Spurs had to do without for a significant period of time. The pint-sized Croat sustained a leg fracture in August, and the impact of his absence was immediate. Having won the first four games of the season with Modric, Spurs then lost four of the next seven. The classy midfielder has proved to be the creative hub in Tottenham's attack and has reinforced his reputation as one of the Premier League's top performers.
Niko Kranjcar - 7. He was brought in from Portsmouth on September 1 and, given the leg fracture his compatriot Modric suffered a few days earlier, Kranjcar stepped straight into the Tottenham first team. He scored a crucial double against Manchester City in December and six goals and six assists in just ten full games illustrates his importance to Spurs. Injury cut his season short but the Croat will be an integral part of Tottenham's Champions League campaign next season.
Peter Crouch - 7. The striker hasn't had a prolific season by any means, but will be remembered as the scorer of potentially the most valuable goal in Tottenham's history, having grabbed the winner at Manchester City. He had to wait for his chance at Spurs, having started only two Premier League games by mid-October, but his understanding with Defoe was rediscovered as Crouch netted eight times from a respectable 20 starts. He played some part in every Premier League game of the season.
Jermain Defoe - 7. Defoe started the season like a man on a mission, scoring five goals in Tottenham's opening five games. His five goals against Wigan proved that he was unplayable at times but Defoe's form in 2010 has been patchy to say the least. He has only found the net four times this year and hasn't played a full 90 minutes since February. Defoe has shown that he is a deadly striker, capable of scoring goals out of nothing, but his dip in form will concern Redknapp.
Sebastien Bassong - 7. Signed from Newcastle for £8 million, Bassong has been a dependable understudy to King and Dawson, building strong alliances with both throughout the season. Bassong started an impressive 22 games in Tottenham's campaign and has received a deserved call-up to Cameroon's World Cup squad.
Roman Pavlyuchenko - 7. Pavlyuchenko was Tottenham's forgotten man. The Russian came to Spurs with a reputation that preceded him but found first-team opportunities almost non-existent under Redknapp, who often implied that the striker didn't train hard enough. Like Gomes, Pavlyuchenko reinvented himself and, after not getting a transfer in January, he formed a potent strike partnership with Defoe. Pavlyuchenko may not be at Spurs next season, but the Russian showed character when proving himself to a manager who had lost faith in him.
Vedran Corluka - 7. Corluka has been a steady influence in the Spurs defence, becoming one of their most dependable performers. Despite a debilitating lack of passing ability, his enthusiasm to get forward saw him link well with Aaron Lennon in the first half of the season. His calm and cultured defensive play was important to Tottenham's excellent record at the back.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto - 6.5. The defender's form certainly improved this season and Harry Redknapp seems to be getting the best out of him. However, he is still liable to lapses in concentration and remains Tottenham's weak link. Before his two month lay-off in January, Assou-Ekotto's form was undoubtedly worthy of the first choice left-back berth, but shaky performances in 2010 may see Redknapp eyeing possible replacements this summer.
Danny Rose - 6. He was so exhausted after celebrating his stunning goal against Arsenal that he had to be substituted at half time, but the England Under-21 winger deserved his moment of glory and will do well to score a better goal. His strike was crucial in gaining the edge over North London rivals Arsenal and Rose will be hoping to break into the first-team on a consistent basis next season.
Eidur Gudjohnsen - 6. Following Robbie Keane's departure, Gudjohnsen was a savvy signing by Redknapp, and was used in attack as well as midfield. Redknapp described him as a "true professional" and that it was great to have a player of his experience at the club. Gudjohnsen scored once, in Tottenham's 2-1 win at Stoke.
Younes Kaboul - 6. Another player brought in from Redknapp's former club Portsmouth and, given Tottenham's injury troubles, he deputised at right-back, centre-back and in midfield after re-signing in January. Kaboul remains a reserve when Tottenham are at full strength but the commanding Frenchman has played his part in their success.
Jermaine Jenas - 4. The midfielder has struggled to make an impact for Spurs this season and, even when Modric was sidelined through injury, Jenas remained a peripheral figure. The likes of Bentley, Huddlestone and Kranjcar have all progressed this season, while Jenas has remained stagnant. One goal and two assists illustrate why he hasn't started a game since January.
Robbie Keane - 4. The former captain joined Celtic on loan after growing frustrated with a lack of first-team opportunities at Spurs. Keane chipped in with six goals, including four against Burnley, but eventually grew tired of sitting on the bench. He is due to return to White Hart Lane in July but may leave before the start of the new season.
Jonathan Woodgate - 3. The luckless defender managed just 193 minutes in what was another season ruined by injury. The former Real Madrid man has suffered with a groin injury and is still in Australia recuperating.