The magic of the cup is back!
The English FA held the round three draw for the FA Cup and Tottenham Hotspur have arguably the best draw possible, drawing non-league side Marine FC away.
We have been drawn away to @MarineAFC in the #FACup third round #THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/q9SeCGVG8O— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 30, 2020
Marine FC plays in....
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Northern Premier League Division One, which is in the eighth tier of England.
Folks, when we talk about the magic of the cup, this is what we love: Tottenham Hotspur, a Sky Six side who were in the Champions League final just 18 months ago and are currently top of the Premier League, are traveling to an eighth-tier side to play a competitive knockout match.
Here are some more shots of Rossett Park, and it is glorious:
The listed capacity of Rossett Park is just 3,185, but only 389 of those can actually sit. Honestly, this absolutely rules and I can’t wait. You know this will get TV coverage, even if there are restrictions on attendance due to COVID-19.
If you want to know how Marine FC are feeling, their tweet makes it pretty clear.
MOURINHO AT MARINE! #COYM— Marine Football Club (@MarineAFC) November 30, 2020
The round three ties will be played the weekend of January 9. Scheduling information is still to come from both clubs.
EDIT: Alright, I have to include this tweet. Long live the FA Cup.
It’s the FA Cup draw soon.— The Blizzard (@blzzrd) November 30, 2020
Nothing encapsulated the cup like Marine’s goalkeeper going to the Co-op after the club booked their place in the third round. pic.twitter.com/BbZAwT6n6k