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Can Spurs Possibly Overcome The People’s Champions, Marine FC?
By Harry Hotspur -

For lower placed sides that find themselves involved, the magic of the cup usually deteriorates into a frenzied attempt to make as much hay as possible, before the romantic dream is over. In many instances, it might be more dignified to shove the chairman into one of those a cash grab machines and see how much poppy he can stuff into his pockets and socks before the buzzer goes.

The sports betting for this game is bound to be lively as the commercial activity and Marine FC are @33/1, the draw is @16/1, while Tottenham are @1/150, and it is fair to say that Marine FC have been working tirelessly on the commercial opportunities in this FA Cup game has presented them. To date, Arla Cravendale, the longer life milk has come on board as the ‘front of shirt’ sponsor. The milk makers will also be supplying vouchers for the elderly and the vulnerable within the local area. Sponsorship for the back of the shirt (yes, that’s a thing) has been sold to The Athletic, the long form sports publishers, who even went to the extraordinary length of getting one of their staff to produce a bizarre piece outlining how the team named after the nearby public house could beat one of the English sport’s household names. JD Sports have taken up the sleeve advertising opportunity, and an American soccer blog have snapped up a strange spot on the kit, on the back of the shorts.

Marine FC have been determined not to miss a trick, and when it was announced that fans couldn’t be allowed to attend, the Merseysiders dreamed up the idea to sell virtual tickets (despite the game being televised on the BBC) at £10 a pop. There are also numerous other ‘opportunities’ to be had on the day. Match Sponsor – £5,000 Head-line Programme Sponsor – £2,000, Team sheet Sponsor – £1,000, Programme advert (full page) – £1,250, Programme advert (half page) – £750, Man of the Match Sponsor – £2,000, Match Ball Sponsor – £1,500, Player Sponsor (x18) – £1,000.

Marine FC have built themselves into a side that are somehow the People’s Champions, a plucky underdog, but the rather less than soft-focused reality is that Spurs are nailed on to win and by some margin. Beyond technical ability and excellence, there is the small matter of fitness, and it is ambitious to believe that a side seven tiers down the footballing food chain will be in the same physical condition as a Premier League outfit. Expect a convincing away win.

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Urbane Sturgeon
Urbane Sturgeon
10 months ago

We are big they are very small. Crush them, take no prisoners. Score as many goals as possible and humiliate them. Backing off at any point would be patronising.

Go on the Ruthless Ba$duds!

legoverlass
legoverlass
10 months ago

No doubts the odds favour us by a margin. However, the condition of the pitch can be a great leveller and combine that with a cold, wet, and windy day and our pampered elites not feeling like it and who knows what could happen. No game can be taken for granted even one such as this. I remember a rather inauspicious struggle away to Newport not so long ago

Last edited 10 months ago by legoverlass
Tappaspur
Tappaspur
10 months ago
Reply to  legoverlass

Our youts will see’m off man. Harvey w. Alfie d. Dane s will run’m ragged

Harry Kure
Harry Kure
10 months ago
Reply to  legoverlass

But Newport are in League Two. They are giants compared with Marine. If Spurs field a strong team, this could go into double digits. No disrespect to Marine, but arent they eighthtier or thereabouts?

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
10 months ago

Expecting to see a lot of youts getting a kick. My boy Marcus staying in Portugal. I asked his dad if was gonna sign for westham a little while ago, straight no he said. £45mil release clause at Vitoria. Marcus loving it there. Kwp smashing it at Southampton. I told ya he could play, he was here at broardwater farm fc as a boy. When Tottenham sold him my man clasford sterling MBE (coach here) said Tottenham are making a massive mistake” I said I know. 23 is the magic number baller

coys1882
coys1882
10 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

KWP was a kid I really liked and I knew the boy could play and his reading of the game was first class. The only knock on him was his lightweight physique, Mourinho prefers ‘bruisers’. However, as to a comparison of quality between him and Doherty, there is no comparison! A pity because KWP was a humble kid with a really good attitude also. Southampton’s gain = our loss.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
10 months ago
Reply to  coys1882

Reggi is hardly a “bruser. Good little baller is kwp. He’ll getter better too. I wouldn’t have sold him. Yep our loss saints gain. Really nice boy yes. He’s popped over to the farm (broad water) to see clasford and the boys

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
10 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Speaking of people who have made it and have come back to see us. OFB (original farm boys) banedokay (mark duggans son) are making a good few quid with that drill music thing are all from hete

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
10 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Oops. All from here and have given clasford a nice chunk a change to fix up the community centre and the changing rooms and that. Nice of them

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