Hull’s injury list and our depth of squad make us hot favourites for tonight’s fourth round Capital One cup-tie. The roll call of wounded Tigers is almost as long as Steve Bruce’s Greggs’ shopping list and thus it’s unlikely that the manager will risk many, if any, of his first team squad at White Hart Lane. We too will make a host of changes from Sunday’s starting eleven with our side being made up of a mixture of those first teamers who have been missing out recently, Naughton and Siggy, those coming back from injury, Kaboul and Capoweee, those finding their feet, Lamela, and those being given a chance to justify their wages, Badebayor.
To be honest, whatever combination we throw in should be good enough to beat the expected Hull second string with the major dangers being the complacency I’ve just exhibited, the lack of match fitness of individuals and over experimentation on Villas-Boas’ part as he attempts to find pointers to a solution to our goal scoring problems before it becomes a crisis.
All competitions are eminently more enjoyable once the Gooners are out of contention and as such, the Capital One Cup has suddenly taken on a new attractive sheen. If we get through this game there’s only one more to be faced before the semi finals. Having drawn Premiership teams in the first two games, maybe lady luck will shine on us with an easy draw and Bob’s your uncle, two legs against Leicester here we come. Maybe.
Jonathan Moss is the man in the middle. Karma (Chameleon) On You Spurs.
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