Here we go again. Tottenham's insane four-competition match schedule continues today as they host EPL cellar dwellars Leicester City in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup, England's premier domestic cup competition.
Come with me, Spurs fans, on a journey in the Ship of the Imagination. It's a nice ship. Neil Degrasse Tyson hangs out here and it's powered by the Magic of the Cup. All you have to do is close your eyes and pretend that you can see all the action described to you by the radio feed.
Subs: Friedel, Davies, Dier, Eriksen, Stambouli, Adebayor, Kane. #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 24, 2015
City: Schwarzer, Simpson, Morgan, Moore, De Laet, Drinkwater, King, Vardy, Kramaric, Schlupp, Ulloa. #TotLei— Leicester City (@OfficialFOXES) January 24, 2015
Subs: Hamer, Konchesky, Albrighton, Cambiasso, Knockaert, Wasilewski, Nugent. #TotLei— Leicester City (@OfficialFOXES) January 24, 2015
Well, we expected a rotated lineup and we got one, but it's a little different than the one we expected. Hugo Lloris is rested again, which is fine, because Leicester. Vlad Chiriches gets the nod over Walker at right back, and DeAndre Yedlin doesn't make the side. Younes Kaboul and Fazio anchor the back line. A Capele (Demboue?) midfield is interesting, and with Nacer Chadli still on compassionate leave, an attacking midfield of Erik Lamela, Paulinho, and Andros Townsend makes sense, I guess. Roberto Soldado is the lone striker.
This is clearly Spurs' B team, which tells you pretty much all you need to know about how seriously Pochettino is taking this match. And I'm okay with that. If Spurs lay an egg today and lose to Leicester, it'll suck, but I'd rather that than lose ground in the league or lose to Sheffield because we're exhausted.
How to Watch:
Match time: 3 p.m. (U.K.), 10:00 am (USA ET)
Venue: White Hart Lane, London, England
TV: Fire up the Twitter clients, Spurs fans! Once again, Spurs are on the wrong end of the match-on-tv stick. Nope, this match isn't on TV. Anywhere. So when I say "anywhere," I mean "ANYWHERE." Yes, we are aware of such things called "illegal streams." No, we're not going to help you find any, sorry. No, you can't talk about them in the comments, either. I'll just say: good luck. Because there are no illegal streams for this match. Because IT'S NOT ON TV.
Radio: I'm told again that there will be a radio feed on BBC Radio 5 Live (unavailable in the USA without a proxy), or if you're a MySpurs or OneHotspur member you can try streaming the audio from tottenhamhotspur.com
Twitter: If you can't find a radio feed, then you're stuck with the rest of us following @spursofficial on Twitter. Hey, it's better than nothing, but certainly not MUCH better than nothing.
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