Those of us who are pinning hopes on the club lifting a trophy this season may have been dealt a blow by the draw for the third round of the Capital One Cup. Spurs will play away at Aston Villa – no date has been set as yet but it will be played in the week beginning September 23rd.

If Spurs were to field a full strength side then we’d be fairly confident of claiming the win but just how will AVB approach this? Qualification into the group stages of the Europa League is virtually assured and the greater prestige that the tournament brings will surely make it a priority.

Last year, we were hopeful of success in this competition – a game where Swansea ultimately beat Bradford City in the final – but after winning away at Carlisle Spurs went down 2-1 to Norwich at Carrow Road.

Could a similar result be in prospect? Should AVB field a full strength side or do your and the club’s priorities lie elsewhere?



  1. It’s not a horrendous tie. Credit to Villa, they wont be pushovers, but it could have been a lot worse, too. I say field a strong side. It’s early in the season, and we have a good, large squad taking shape. If we start to see worry signs later on, in later rounds (assuming of course we don’t slip up against Villa), perhaps reassess priorities then.

  2. We have a massive squad now, lets start playing the younguns in Holtby, Sigurdson, Carrol, Livermore, Kane etc its what Barcelona do, its a bloody great time to be a Spurs fan i must say! COYS!!!


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