One of the single most miserable things a man can find himself doing is wandering about in the cold.
Despite £10 a ticket; just some 18,000 thought to have been sold and the top tier closed, this is guaranteed to be a night for sadomasochists to remember.
And that’s before you discover that Poch has decided to throw the competition and field a starting XI comprised largely of haircuts.
Harry Winks, Kyle Walker-Peters, and Tashan Oakley-Boothe are among the academy graduates likely to be involved but there will be no place in the squad for the talented Marcus Edwards, whom Pochettino likened to a young Lionel Messi last year.
Poch said: “If we are going to try to win the Carabao Cup or FA Cup, and forget the Premier League or Champions League, it’s a big mistake.”
Will this be worth watching? I have grave doubts. I’ve zero interest in ‘prospects’, ‘ones for the future’ or an other half-baked alternatives for fully paid up professional footballers. There’s a certain sort of punter that enjoys watching young boys charge about to no good purpose and I’m not one of them, thank you very much indeed, if its all the same to you.
Barnsley are currently languishing in the 20th place of the Championship and are unlikely to take advantage of Spurs playing a third rate team tonight.