They are two of the most successful managers in British football history and now both are in charge of big clubs with glorious pasts going through indifferent spells as huge fan bases clamour for the good old days.
Injuries and inconsistency have been the key words for both clubs in this Premiership campaign.
While the likes of Steffen Iversen, Oyvind Leonhardsen, Sol Campbell, Darren Anderton, Ben Thatcher, Luke Young, Steffen Freund and Mauricio Taricco have all spent lengthy spells on the sidelines — Taricco, Freund and Iversen are still out - Everton are still without Paul Gerrard, Alessandro Pistone, Richard Gough, Francis Jeffers and Abel Xavier.
The Toffees go into Saturday’s encounter at Goodison Park in 16<sup>th</sup> place after a run of six games without a win.
Boss George said: “I think inconsistency is the word for them and probably the word for us.
“I don’t think we’ve been inconsistent as such — we’ve been consistent at home and consistently bad away from home. We’ve been black and white, excellent at home and bad away from home.
“Everton have been inconsistent and Walter Smith is another proven manager, with a fantastic CV, but finding a lot of problems at Everton that he didn’t anticipate.”
Listen to George's pre-match views in full by clicking here
Spurs are 7/1 to repeat last week's success and win 1-0 at Everton - click onto SpursBet for all the details.
George Graham understands better than most Walter Smith’s current predicament at Everton.