The third round of the Emirates FA Cup this season will have Premier League heavyweights Tottenham Hotspur lock horns with non-league side Marine FC, a club barely a few of the Spurs faithful will ever have heard of before.
Rossett Park, Marine’s home ground will host the game which is certain to be a true advocate of the phrase called the “magic of the cup”, as two very different teams from very different ends of the English footballing pyramid go head to head against each other in a knockout fixture.
Rossett Park will play host to the FA Cup third round encounter which puts the North London giants against the much smaller Merseyside club who play in the Northern Premier League Division One.
Spurs who can host nearly 60k people in their brand new, state of the art stadium with incredible architecture and featured facilities, will travel to Marine’s home ground which can hold a maximum capacity of 3,185 people.
It will be a truly unique experience at the highest level of the sport, as Jose Mourinho will have to address his Spurs team of superstars in the Marine FC club bar, which is to act as the makeshift away dressing room.
As Marine head coach Neil Young confirmed today in his pre-match press conference, his counterpart Mourinho will swap the extraordinarily flashy dressing room at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for The Arriva Suite, due to social distancing norms and the large of size of the Spurs travelling contingent.
The Marine players would savour a chance to go up against world class quality in an unique experience, while the non-league experience is one that is likely to give the Special One’s squad of highly paid Premier League superstars a reminder of where they all started their journey from, the very grass roots of the game of football.
Check out the photos (via @BigOsman) of the main bar and the changing area being prepared for Spurs’ arrival below –