Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Carling Cup Round 3 - MK Dons Preview

It’s the Carling Cup tonight, and a trip to Milton Keynes of all places to play some team called the Dons. Apparently Spurs are the first Premiership team to play there since they upped sticks and swapped South London for Buckinghamshire. Also in the interesting facts section is that their manager, Martin “Mad Dog” Allen, is one of Clive’s many cousins in football. Lets hope Clive hasn’t let out any secrets during a family christening or wedding lately.

Of course this team used to be Wimbledon, the Crazy Gang, the team you dreaded playing against because even though they were rubbish, they could always somehow find it in themselves to beat you. Those days are long gone of course, but Spurs beat Wimbledon last time we won this trophy in 1999, so if omens are needed, there’s a good one.

In terms of team news it seems Big Martin Jol is rather keen to avoid a repeat of last season’s Grimsby debacle, and is going to field a rather strong side. It would be a shock to see Ledley, but other than that it could be a fairly full strength side, with Berbatov back in the squad, and only the usual Tainio, Malbranque and Zokora unavailable. If that is the case then it should be a cake-walk so long as the players take it seriously. It could also be a good time for the strikers to fll their boots, and work themselves into a bit of form by scoring one or two a piece.

BBC London Radio this evening for those not going to the world famous English National Hockey Stadium – its always fun listening to Spurs on the radio. Lets hope this one goes with form, and we’re not splashed across all the back pages like the poor old Hammers were this morning. Lets hope no-one bites anyone as well.

Come On You Spurs!

The Waddler.