So, another year, another League Cup Final. Let’s hope it reaches the heights scaled by Lamb and McGuiness in tonight’s Comic Relief dance competition. For a repeat of last year’s success, we’re again meeting for champagne breakfast in Kilburn, then attempting to hook up with the Brighton contingent before tubing it to the stadium. There are about 30 of us, with the five Park Lane end regulars sitting together opposite the box side in the stadium – hopefully with a perfect view of the boys lifting the Cup. Afterwards, there may just a be a few beers, whatever the result.
It’s been a funny build-up. Tottenham’s poor form and the general mess this season has been, plus manager Harry Redknapp’s constant talking down of everything, has meant the days preceeding the big game have been a bit flat. It’s a very strange feeling for a team with Tottenham’s cup traditions, especially before a final at Wembley between the two – historically – most glamourous and exciting cup teams in England.
United’s fans will surely give their side better support than Chelsea’s shower did last year, so Spurs’ supporters will need to be in good voice. If Redknapp goes with two up front instead of trying to choke the midfield, and our first choice first team plays to its potential, there’s no reason why we can’t derail United’s attempt at winning four trophies in one season at the first hurdle.
Come on You Spurs!