Tottenham Hotspur have a lot going for them as far as FA Cup aspirations are concerned. They are one of the most in-form teams in the country. The squad plays as a team and they have possibly lost realistic hopes of lifting the Premier League Title.
With both Manchester United and City out of the FA Cup, Spurs will fancy their chances in the FA Cup and target it as a realistic goal. They know the Premier League is probably out of reach so this will be the priority, even if they don’t come out and state as much categorically just yet. When they do, it will be too late as 9/2 will be looking very big then.
The FA Cup has its share of fairytales every season. Always some minnow goes on a run and captures the hearts of the headline writers and their home town ‘fans’. Numbers through the gates jump from 1,000 to 15,000 until the magic dies and the fair-weather supporters go back home, put their anoraks away and never return to the ground again. And the magic does die, because history shows this competition is invariably won by a top club. Putting money anywhere else is merely a charitable donation to those wretched bookies chappies.