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Spurs Is On – Carling Cup 2nd round draw

Harry Redknapp is delighted with the draw

Harry Redknapp is delighted with the draw

Never mind the terrible headline, altogether now; “Spurs are on their way to Keepmoat”. Rovers have been drawn at home to Tottenham Hotspur in the 2nd round of the Carling Cup, a match which, having scanned the rest of the draw, could well bring a live television date for the Rovers.

It will be the first time the two sides have met since a League Cup 5th round tie at White Hart Lane in the 1975-76 season. Although Spurs triumphed 7-2 that night, many of the local London papers are believed to have carried the headline ‘Lucky Lucky Spurs’ as Rovers led the match 2-1 at the hour mark, then Pat Jennings pulled off a brilliant save from a Chris Balderstone volley and subsequently everything Spurs hit found the net in the final half an hour. A lesser site would tail off now with promises of ‘exacting revenge’, but as it was thirty years ago it seems a little pointless. Still, an opportunity to piss off Harry Redknapp is always welcome so consider that a more topical motivation.

Carling Cup 2nd round draw in full:

Blackburn Rovers vs Barnsley

Blackpool vs Wigan Athletic

Bristol City vs Carlisle United

Cardiff City vs Bristol Rovers

Crystal Palace vs Manchester City

Doncaster Rovers vs Tottenham Hotspur

Gillingham vs Blackburn Rovers

Hartlepool United vs Burnley

Hull City vs Southend United

Leeds United vs Watford

Leyton Orient vs Stoke City

Newcastle United vs Huddersfield Town

Norwich City vs Sunderland

Nottingham Forest vs Middlesborough

Peterborough United vs Ipswich Town

Portsmouth vs Hereford United

Port Vale vs Sheffield Wednesday

Preston North End vs Leicester City

Queens Park Rangers vs Accrington Stanley

Southampton vs Birmingham City

Swansea City vs Scunthorpe United

Tranmere Rovers vs Bolton Wanderers

West Bromwich Albion vs Rotherham United

West Ham United vs Millwall

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Swindon Town

Matches will be played in the week commencing 24th August.

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About glen wilson

Former schoolboy, Glen Wilson writes on football and travel and has been editor of the award-winning popular STAND fanzine since before the award.

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