Date: 19th September 2017 at 5:09pm
Written by:

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.

 
Comments
  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?

  • Harry Hotspur September 19, 2017 at 6:54 pm
  • legoverlass September 19, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Winks, Sissoko and Dier in the middle ….. that not chucking it that’s not even bothering to turn up. If the club are going to chuck two of the four competitions then that should be reflected in the ticket prices which are alongside the teams who actually play to win. Pooch needs to wake up and realise that winning is what is missing in his “philosopheeeeee” and throwing the towel in on competitions says everything to players that they will have to move to win stuff. Let’s face it our chances of winning the EPL and CL are not particularly high on present form.

    • Still Nil Nil September 19, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      2 of those 3 are full internationals
      The third will he

      • Still Nil Nil September 19, 2017 at 6:56 pm

        Be

  • Harry Hotspur September 19, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Embed from Getty Images

    Embed from Getty Images

    Embed from Getty Images

    Embed from Getty Images

    Embed from Getty Images

  • Flynnbob September 19, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Any links to the game

  • Still Nil Nil September 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Barnsley allocated 5k tickets, sold 3 and a
    half k.
    That’s 1,750 people and 1,750 whippets.

    • Harry Hotspur September 19, 2017 at 6:46 pm

      “Our responsibility is to win and it’s a good possibility to involve some younger players” and sell glow sticks left over from the panto season…

  • Willie! September 19, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Leave Davies on the bench, play KWP at LB.

  • Sexy Beast September 19, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Carnage on the tube tonight 👍 Brilliant

  • Lord Croker September 19, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Have we got a third rate team? I can find the 1st one.

    • Lord Croker September 19, 2017 at 6:05 pm

      Sometimes.

  • McG September 19, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Think we’ll see KWP & Voodoo start tonight. Can’t wait for Wanyama’s return either, should mean sissy back to bench duties.

    • McG September 19, 2017 at 5:46 pm

      physioroom saying 30th sept for Wanyama..

      • AccringtonSpurs September 19, 2017 at 5:48 pm

        physioroom has been a tad inaccurate of late. Last week it had Wanyama down as 5 days to return.

  • McG September 19, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Someone said Davies took a knock & that’s why he didn’t start vs Swans, don’t see much point playing him tonight. Trippier started & poss isn’t up to full speed yet, maybe he’ll play & Aurier gets the nod for spammers?? It’s difficult this rotating business! Champions league again next Tues, so who then plays both Spammers & CL? If Dembele can’t, there’s a good chance he’ll get a a run out tonight & Sissy saved for Sat.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? September 19, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    The worthington cup ain’t worth it….we gonna blow the rumbelows cup….we ain’t gonna milk the milk cup…..and poch don’t care about the carabao…..

  • Sid Trotter September 19, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    VICTORY. We can win. We will win. We will eat cabbage. We will smell of cheese. But by God, it will be worth it!

    • Sexy Beast September 19, 2017 at 5:24 pm

      😂

  • Sexy Beast September 19, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Can’t wait for kick off 😬

  • Still Nil Nil September 19, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    I am here at Wembley working til at least midnight before my 5am start in the morning.

    Yippee

    • Harry Hotspur September 19, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      Oh mate…

      • Still Nil Nil September 19, 2017 at 5:39 pm

        It don’t get any better than this!!!

        • Harry Hotspur September 19, 2017 at 5:55 pm

          No parole for rock n’ roll…

  • Still Nil Nil September 19, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Fisted