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FA Cup 4th Rd: Spurs Travel to Leeds or Birmingham

Tottenham have been drawn away to the winners of Leeds or Birmingham in the 4th Round of the FA Cup.

Leeds and Birmingham drew 1-1 at Elland Road yesterday and that game will be decided one way or another, a week on Tuesday at St Andrews with the 4th Rd games scheduled for weekend of the 26/27th of January. and is sandwiched in between Manchester United at home on Sunday the 20th and Norwich away on the 29th...




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Writer: OxfordSpur Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 6 2013

Time: 4:13PM

Your Comments

I like the way we set up away from home. Should have enough for championship opposition. We are currently third!
In-spurs-ational
And of course we will be coming into the game on the back of a home win in the league :)
In-spurs-ational
Looking forward to the game.

Hopefully also some more progression in the Cup .
ro6ertj
I'd rather Birmingham but we should qualify nonetheless. Won't worry about it until the time comes. COYS!
TopSpur13
Easy peesy lemon squeezy. COYS
Love totty
Dirty cheating barsteward Suarez, blatant handball before scoring and his body language shows he knew it was deliberate.
TQ2Spurs
Doesn't look like Modric is going to get a game today. If this continues I can see him moving on in the summer. I think that he'd return to the EPL, but I doubt he'd return to us. Maybe he'd go to United as they need a playmaker to replace Scholes.
Fanman
Has a banana skin feel to it so right frame of mind from the lads.
spurdon
That looks about right Fanman, and he'll probably go on to run their midfield for the next 5 years.
Jantheman
My 2 best players in the last 10 years were Berbatov & Modric .

How they have fallen & how i`d love them both back here ,with them 2 we could be contenders imo .

Berbatov V Adebuywhore is not even a debate .
big cockeral
I said that Modric would be a united player within the year when he signed for Real so feeling pretty clever at the mo. He was never cut out for that side.
spurdon
so wheres this player that was supposed to sign today??
BrooksySpurs
big cockeral, I'd take Modric back, however he'll end up at united. Their need is greater, they can offer more money and Modric's ego wouldn't allow him to consider us
In-spurs-ational
In-spurs-ational I know ,also know that both ships have sailed ,just highlighting how much i rate both players & loved having them here .
Water under the bridge now

Can LEVY do a major Hat trick of young players ?
Ezekiel Fryers ......IN
Lewis Holtby .....IN
Wilfried Zaha............?????? (We did beat Man Utd to Bale for £10 million )
big cockeral
Glad he is suffering at Madrid! Hopefully bale is taking notes, although bale is a more effective exciting player so would definitely do better than modric, the Spanish just don't understand modrics qualities.
Ibiza yiddo
Once we get a new playmaker who can play behind the striker, we'd have moved on from Modric anyway. I prefer Dembele to him to be honest. He may not be able to pass like Modric, but his all round game is better.
Fanman
With Modric he was the main man in a deep lying capacity, at Madrid Alonso is the man so they won't see the best of him until they trust him to run the show, I don't get why you'd pay all that money and then play him differently to where and how he played in a previous team. With regards to the draw I feel we can really beat anyone home or away so I'm not as concerned as I used to be with playing tough away games.
Jantheman
Ibiza yiddo, agreed. His passing against Ajax in the CL was amazing. The SSpanish don't seem to appreciate that.
Fanman
Jantheman, exactly. He should play where Alonso is playing. 33 million for a substitute, Real must have money waste.
Fanman
say if we got Moutinho. after signing Holtby what would the team be??? who would you leave out??? both ive heard are fantastic players that should play every week. so who misses out...or is it someone already at Spurs???
BrooksySpurs
I hate to say it but I don't think Scotty will be in avb's plan after the season is out, he loves sandro, who doesn't, his an absolute beast and has youth on his side.
Ibiza yiddo
Lets not forget we will be playing champs league football next year aswell :-)
Ibiza yiddo
Brooksy, I suspect that if we got Moutinho, Parker and Sandro would be the rocks and Moutinho and Dembele the pushers in MF. The great thing is that Dembele can also play wide or in behind a striker where he could share time with Holtby. I still expect AVB to go back to a 4-5-1 once we have a striker that can suit the purpose. It will all eventually come to a head, although injuries have a way of keeping others playing. Moutinho, Dembele, Sandro, Parker all expect to play. It's where City is going to see some discontent. Out of Europe. Out of League Cup. At most they have 23 games to share between all the players they have. Basically a game a week for the balance of the season. All of their players want to play. Not pretty. COYS
peterballb
Your probably right Ibiza yiddo, I hope Parker stays as I hope Dawson stays because these two players really sum up the English attitude of to never give up, always fight until the end, something which could rub off on all our current players and incoming players.
Jantheman
Brooksy, as Ibiza said, Parker will go, might be now or in summer. Jenas, Hudd and Livermore will also go. I would imagine Carroll will be on loan somewhere. That leaves Sandro, Dembele, Dempsey, Siggy and Holtby. 5 for 3 positions, with the last 3 possibly playing wide as well. If will be a smaller squad next year and I would imagine European football as well.
RAF Yid
I agree with Fanman, Modric had some nice incisive passes but he just doesn't dance the way dembele does. To be honest, i do not miss modric at all in our team. Any transfer goss out there? :)
silver_inca
After yesterday it is pretty clear we have two teams and both are good enough to beat Leeds or brum. Coventry fans really need to take look at themselves, singing pro Arsenal chants and demeaning themselves is equal to racism, FA should investigate.

On a different subject I'm starting worry about Adebayor, he is getting very close to being considered the new Darren Bent, needs (and could have had yesterday) a hatrick.
T.H.F.Chris
silver_inca, agreed. The way that Dembele plays is very easy on the eye. He's very strong on the ball too, with a thunderbolt shot. What I never expected was for him to be so good defensively. He and Sandro really compliment each other and work well together. Sandro gets forward and joins attacks these days too. As you say, the only thing that we miss from Modric are those incisive passes.
Fanman
T.H.F.Chris, agreed. He needs to up his game. He looks a shadow of his last season self, but then, he was possibly playing for a contract. His hold up play is good, but his passing has been really, really poor. He needs to give the ball sooner and be accurate. I remember him recently holding up the ball after Bale passed it to him. He held it up for an age while Bale was screaming for a return pass. Instead of passing it to Bale he passed it backwards and the chance was gone. Needless to say Bale was fuming. He really messed up not having a pre-season due to sorting out his money with City. The thing is, we all know that he can do much better than he's doing now. I feel that we bought him more out of desperation than choice, as Defoe was our only recognised striker, but it was a no brainer based on his last season performance.
Fanman
Who ever it is respect them, but don't fear them, This tie has to be one for the tele, enough of his radio only coverage this is not the dark ages,
spu 4 life
I take it some of you watched the draw. Is it just me or does David Seaman look a dead ringer for a young grandad in a ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES re-make, STEVE DAVIS could play Rodney, Arry as DEL BOY?
spu 4 life
Good draw we should be ok but rather have Birmingham shorter journey.

As for comments about Modric we do not need him any more and I am sure he will stay at RM and fight for his place. I thought it was a gamble as he is not young any more and needing a season to adapt to the step up of playing for RM is not ideal.
thfan
Fanman I reckon he was bought because of that and we knew we could sell him for a profit, QPR £11m is my bet. So far AVB has got most things right but the decision to have just two strikers could be really bad come may...
T.H.F.Chris
Totally Agree with u jan, love them both, proper players
Ibiza yiddo
The tie is being played on saturday 26th January at 15.00pm so we won't be on tv unfortunately, hopefully we might get more than the 34 seconds of highlights we got this round!
Jantheman
T.H.F.Chris, hopefully we'll get another striker in. As we all know, we need someone clinical up front, that could prove the difference this season. I reckon Ade will be with us for a couple of seasons, he'll improve I think. He definately has it in him
Fanman
T.H.F.Chris, I'm wishing that we kept VDV. We could use him now, not his set pieces though.
Fanman
Jantheman, looks like we get about 11 seconds per goal. That means we'll have one minute and fifty seconds worth of highlights.
In-spurs-ational
Fanman, thing is, if we had vdv, he would insist on taking all set pieces, otherwise he'll have a strop and therefore wouldn't be effective.
In-spurs-ational
Funny analysis of the game with Coventry (oh and full 34 seconds of highlights) http://jimmyg2.blogspot.com/2013/01/comings-and-goings.html?m=1
In-spurs-ational
Nice to see Sepp taking a strong stance on racism http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20926787
In-spurs-ational
In-spurs-ational, I dunno, he might be reasonable about it. His left-foot is a magic wand, plus he could unlock defences. His fitness was a big issue though, 65 minutes and he was knackered. Still we could use him against park the bus teams. Sigurdsson is determined, maybe he'll come good. He was ok against reading, wish I saw him play yesterday, he has a nice touch and skill, but he seems to lack pace?
Fanman
Sigurdsson played well yesterday, definitely determined, won the ball back if ever lost. Hasn't really been productive yet but like Dempsey probably just needs a home goal to get some confidence. Speaking of Dempsey really glad he is coming good, he could play behind Defoe is Ade doesn't get his act together.
T.H.F.Chris
T.H.F.Chris, agreed.
Fanman
Seeing as Birmingham are at home in the replay the odds are in their favour to play us in Rd.4, personally I think we can/ and had better beat either comfortably. Failure would say we didn't deserve to progress.
Frank
Fanman, you never know I suppose. Problem with re- signing players is that you never know if they will perform at the same level as before. We've had more than our far share of players returning to us. I reckon it's been a mixed bag of hit and miss.
In-spurs-ational
Frank, Birmingham may be at home but they are 20th in the league as opposed to Leeds who are 8th. Although there is only 9 points between them, which is less than the difference between us and Swansea. So it could go either way. I hope Birmingham win. Not only do I think that will be the easier game (although we should beat Leeds as well), but I might even be able to make it
In-spurs-ational
True about their league positions, but Leeds are not as strong away from Elland Road.
Frank
If Modric signs for ManU, for less than Man U offered us 6 months ago, should we get the mobiles checked?!
jacobslad
I personally hope its Leeds. Lots of my mates are Leeds fans and it holds sentimental value for me, the first 5 or 6 times i watched Spurs play live was at Elland Road as a child with my Dad, undercover in the home crowd.
HuddersfieldYiddo
I do find a certain fans on here (No guesses who im talking about) opinions quite odd. According to this poster , Harry was basically pure filth the way he disrespected the club and Adebayor is the biggest traitor ever....... yet he would "would love to have Modric and Berbatov back here" mr lazy ******** sulk who jumped in a taxi to Man Utd without our permission and Mr "Goes on strike to force a move, TWICE" back. Modric disrespected the club more than anyone in the last 20 years with the exception of Sol Campbell. His behaviour towards Levy and his public request to join Chelsea. Yet come back all is forgiven. But "Adebuywhore" because of his wage can ***** off. Where is the logic? I understand in football terms they were both sublime. Its just when you go at so many lengths to slate both Arry and Ade for their lack of loyalty/respect for the club so many times who you can then say you'd love Judas back is beyond me. But then again so is your hatred of Aaron Lennon, your praise of the EDL and your previous racism towards fellow Spurs fans on here.
HuddersfieldYiddo
I totally an wholeheartedly agree HuddersfieldYido, some on here advocate a policy of if you kicked in the knackers to simply invite the kicker to have another go, they never learn. On the point of respect for this club, in my view neither Berbatoss or rodent face are just not welcome back no matter how good they are, and it appears Adebayor maybe in the same category.
Frank
 

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