Gillingham FC is pronounced with a soft G, like “Jillingham.” But their nickname is “The Gills,” like what fish have. With all the aquatic imagery that this conjures up, naturally their team crest features a prancing horse. They’re 13th in League One right now, but got to today’s EFL Cup Third Round match against Tottenham Hotspur by virtue of knocking off Watford in the last round.
Nothing about this club makes a lick of sense.
The Jills (going with it) are managed by former Tottenham star Justin Edinburgh, who had a ten year career with Spurs as a defender, making 215 appearances. He’s on record as saying that he’s thrilled to be returning to White Hart Lane, a club he still loves, and is hoping to add Spurs to the FishHorses’ (is that right? It should be.) list of League Cup victims this season.
Tottenham are still reeling from the news of Harry Kane’s ankle injury, and with two matches per week for the foreseeable future, this match is a perfect opportunity to rest some stars and give some young reserves a chance to show what they can do.
We expect starts from Kieran Trippier and Harry Winks today. Vincent Janssen is likely to get the nod up top as youngster Shayon Harrison is out. We could see appearances from players like Josh Onomah, Tom Carroll, Marcus Edwards, and Cameron Carter-Vickers. The possibilities are endless!
It’s the Third Round of the Mickey Mouse Cup, everyone! Who’s excited?
#THFC team: Vorm; Trippier, Carter-Vickers, Wimmer, Davies; Carroll, Winks; Lamela, Onomah, Eriksen (C); Janssen. #COYS pic.twitter.com/eYimZJclQN— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 21, 2016
Subs: Whiteman (GK), Vertonghen, Walkes, Wanyama, Nkoudou, Edwards, Son. #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 21, 2016
MATCHDAY: Heres is your #Gills starting XI to face Tottenham Hotspur in the #EFLCup this evening. pic.twitter.com/92RTOROknD— Gillingham FC (@TheGillsFC) September 21, 2016
How to Watch
The bad news? It’s not on TV unless you happen to live on the African continent. The good news is that it IS streaming on beIN Sports Connect, which you might have if you get beIN Sports as part of your cable package. If you don’t, you can still watch it through fubo.tv, which has a free 24-hour trial of its service.
Date/time: Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 8:00 pm (UK), 3:00 pm ET (USA)
Venue: White Hart Lane, North London, UK
Official: David Coote
TV: It’s not on TV, unless you’re in Africa. If you are, try SuperSport 2.
Streaming: beIN Sports Connect (USA), or fubo.tv (free 24 hour trial)
Radio: Audio streamed at tottenhamhotspur.com, also try BBC Radio Kent
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