The magic of the FA Cup under the lights

Plenty say that much of the gloss has been scuffed off the oldest football competition in the world, and it’s easy to understand why…but for the old romantics amongst us, there’s nothing quite like an FA Cup tie against lower league opposition to get the blood racing. Pitches like ploughed fields. Blood and thunder tackles. Players smeared head to toe in mud. Facials, massages and colonics.

In the absence of Dan-O giving us the lowdown of our encounters with mere Tranny Rovers, I’ll just say that this looks like a strongish side, with a weighty bench to boot.

Poch ain’t throwing this one, like he has all the previous competitions we’ve played in. No, Sireee. We’re in it to win it.


Author: Flat Oeuf

A blog dedicated to aficionados of the chicken badge of Tottenham Hotspur FC, unashamedly revelling in the agony and ecstasy of every moment of every matter who finds themselves fortunate enough, in any given season, to be the stewards, manager or players of the best club in the world. COYFS!

  • AntSpurs 06/01/2019 at 10:45 pm

    Lose to Burton in the final and win the other 3

  • AntSpurs 06/01/2019 at 10:46 pm

    Don’t tell me to wash me mouth out again. Still taste the soap in the teef when me mum made me do that. I let her do it too 😬

  • AntSpurs 06/01/2019 at 10:48 pm

    Took weeks from what I remember . Wasn’t of the dove variety. Was it Palmolive the green ripple scented soap .

  • Chauvelin 07/01/2019 at 12:14 am

    I like all kinds of music. On the other hand there’s all sorts of music I don’t care for at all.
    There, I’ve said it.

    • Chauvelin 07/01/2019 at 12:16 am

      I remember stating that I don’t care for country and western. Then amending that to say apart from Glenn Campbell, John Denver. And Johnny Cash. And Willie Nelson. And some others.

  • Ronwol196061 07/01/2019 at 12:51 am

    Chicago Philly NFL playoff game brilliant

    • Ronwol196061 07/01/2019 at 12:51 am

      Last quarter!

  • Fat Bertha 07/01/2019 at 1:29 am

    Gah! I’m friggin’ wide awake.

    • Ronwol196061 07/01/2019 at 1:49 am

      Run through the case and put the fucker away and go back to bed again

    • Ronwol196061 07/01/2019 at 1:50 am


      Watch Tottenham against Arsenal again.. Guaranteed to fall asleep

  • Sexy Beast 07/01/2019 at 9:57 am

    When is the FA Cup draw?

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 07/01/2019 at 10:04 am

      Right after tonights game. We are number 8.

      • Sexy Beast 07/01/2019 at 10:25 am

        Ah the Minister for information all things Tottenham Hotspurs, I’ve got another for you: when is the stadium gonna be open?
        Number 8? A very lucky number.

        • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 07/01/2019 at 10:31 am

          After tonight’s game.

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 07/01/2019 at 10:30 am

    After tonights game.

  • Sexy Beast 07/01/2019 at 10:42 am

    Was the meeting between Levy and Mace yesterday or today Nutster?

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 07/01/2019 at 10:46 am

      Rumours of the Nutster’s inside knowledge are greatly exagerrated.

      • Sexy Beast 07/01/2019 at 10:50 am

        Encyclopaedia Tottingham Hotspurs no? That’s you Nutty, don’t disappoint me πŸ™

        • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 07/01/2019 at 10:53 am

          It’s a burden that I struggle with for nanoseconds every day πŸ˜€

        • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 07/01/2019 at 11:35 am

          The man’s a Spurs Trekkie…where no fan has gone before

          • foeorfreund 07/01/2019 at 11:39 am

            • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 07/01/2019 at 11:41 am

              That reminds me, I’m having a ham sandwich for lunch.

              • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 07/01/2019 at 11:53 am


                • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 07/01/2019 at 11:55 am

                  Here is a question…did the word spam (e mails) come from the MOnty Python skit?

                  • UnkleTaff 07/01/2019 at 12:08 pm

                    I didn’t think it did but apparently it does.

                    • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 07/01/2019 at 12:31 pm


  • Bruxie 07/01/2019 at 10:44 am

    Interesting article in The Times today from David Aaronovitch about the use of “Yid” by Spurs fans…and how he doesn’t mind.
    Cannot send a link as they require a subscription. But look it up if you can.
    Seems the word first gained prominence during Oswald Moseley’s time in the 30s.
    Chelsea and West Ham United appear to be the main culprits for the abusive use of the word…as if we didn’t know.

    • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 07/01/2019 at 11:32 am

      Will try to see it Bruxie

  • Sexy Beast 07/01/2019 at 10:57 am

    Off to the hospital today to meet the surgeon until I get there and find out the surgeon isn’t available and I get one of his underlings who can’t answer any of my questions, in other words a waste of half a day!

    • foeorfreund 07/01/2019 at 11:14 am

      Good luck mate.

    • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 07/01/2019 at 11:33 am

      Good Luck too Sexy

  • foeorfreund 07/01/2019 at 11:29 am

    No Giroud tomorrow for the cheats, good. He always seems to score against us.
    Possibly no Willian or Pedro either.

    • Chauvelin 07/01/2019 at 12:25 pm

      It would be nice to show Barkley the error of his ways with a decisive beating to settle the tie. I think Kane is due a hat trick and I’m sure Son will want to notch a couple more.

  • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 07/01/2019 at 11:30 am
  • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 07/01/2019 at 11:52 am

    Well saw the end of the 2nd season of The Sinner
    Both seasons were fantastic

  • cavey 07/01/2019 at 11:54 am

    Watched 4 episodes of series 1 Ron. Excellent stuff!

    • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 07/01/2019 at 11:55 am

      The whole thing is brilliant,enjoy!!!

  • McG ⚽⚽ 07/01/2019 at 1:24 pm

    Cies apparently valuing Kane, Dele, Son, Sanchez & Dier at 472 mil. Eriksen no longer makes the top 50 (was in top 10 a while back), take note Levy & pay him up!!

  • HD πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 07/01/2019 at 1:48 pm

    Apparently Lucas dinged a knee against Tranmere and is not available for tomorrow’s match against the Cheats.

    • Chauvelin 07/01/2019 at 3:21 pm

      Theoretically Lamela is due back in the squad tomorrow. Jan, Dembele, Dier, Lucas due back in the squad on Sunday.

      I doubt it very much the way we’ve struggled with injuries this season. If just Jan was back that would be great.

  • SeattleSpursGuy 07/01/2019 at 3:56 pm

    We finally got the new logo for our local supporters group. Looks pretty good.

    • HD πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 07/01/2019 at 4:04 pm

      Nice SSG. If I still lived there I would be knee deep in it with you.

    • SpurAndy πŸ₯§πŸ’ 07/01/2019 at 4:13 pm

      Looking fine and dandy SSGπŸ‘.

    • Bruxie 07/01/2019 at 4:24 pm

      Very nice!

    • Caspurs 07/01/2019 at 4:37 pm

      Splendid SSG πŸ‘ Now I eagerly await the Nebraska Spurs logo..

      • Ronwol196061 07/01/2019 at 4:46 pm

        Sure to of Kane kicking some corn into the net

      • HD πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 07/01/2019 at 6:11 pm

        There is only one of us, since everyone else in this state lives, eats and drinks Univ of Nebraska collegiate pigskin type football. So the logo is me. Sorry.

        • Ronwol196061 07/01/2019 at 6:56 pm

          3d Logo in HD!

        • mystic arnold 07/01/2019 at 8:29 pm

          When I see the mls on sky the Sounders all ways seam to be very popular

    • Spursy 07/01/2019 at 4:49 pm

      Nice, SSG!

    • Ronwol196061 07/01/2019 at 4:57 pm

      Seattle, making badges?

    • Fat Bertha 07/01/2019 at 7:38 pm

      Looks friggin’ ace.

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 07/01/2019 at 7:39 pm

      Top, top logo.

  • Hartley 07/01/2019 at 5:01 pm

    Nice one SSG, you can all sleep now.

  • Chauvelin 07/01/2019 at 7:08 pm

    So Nutty, are you watching episode one of Deep Space 9? Just started on Freeview 70.

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 07/01/2019 at 7:38 pm

      Again? Yes! Of course.

      • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 07/01/2019 at 7:38 pm

        Avery Brooks is terrible though.

        • Chauvelin 07/01/2019 at 7:42 pm

          And as well Sissoko’s son is an irritating character . Like the curate’s egg DS9 is good in parts.

          • Chauvelin 07/01/2019 at 7:44 pm

            *Sisko’s!!! πŸ˜„

            So easy to confuse…

          • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 07/01/2019 at 7:47 pm

            I don’t mind Jake as he develops with his youg buddy. I find Jadzia deeply irritating though.

            • Chauvelin 07/01/2019 at 7:50 pm

              And her parasitic passenger. Never could see how that wasn’t an abusive relationship.

  • Superspoz πŸ† 07/01/2019 at 7:49 pm

    Well well well, look who’s back in the u23’s.

    • Chauvelin 07/01/2019 at 7:50 pm


      • Superspoz πŸ† 07/01/2019 at 7:51 pm

        Oh yess!

        • Chauvelin 07/01/2019 at 7:53 pm

          I doubt it’s a second chance. Just the shop window.

          • 89Spurs πŸ‘ 07/01/2019 at 7:54 pm

            Maybe back up for Son when he’s away!

            • Chauvelin 07/01/2019 at 8:04 pm

              Squad number needed.

            • Caspurs 07/01/2019 at 8:04 pm

              Ha ha! Oh wait, you’re not serious are you?

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 07/01/2019 at 7:53 pm

    Pooh have Hoevered off Lovren.

  • Flat Oeuf 07/01/2019 at 8:02 pm
  • Freund or Foe 07/01/2019 at 9:54 pm

    Cor blimey, that was a nervy draw! Another cup game in the capital. That’s gotta be some kinda London derby record?

  • merrance 07/01/2019 at 10:01 pm

    I fawt the dippers name was on the cup this year.Even KLOTT said it we win the cup they will still say we havent won the prem for 425 years.he wont even be able to say that now will he
    eh eh eh

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