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Tottenham Hotspur draw non-league side Marine F.C. in FA Cup

And it’s away!

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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.

Marine FC plays in....

[checks notes and English pyramid]

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.

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.