The FA Cup represents the best chance of silverware this season for Spurs, especially with Man Utd, Arsenal and Liverpool all out. Even if the reward for succesfully negotiating this replayed tie is a tricky 5th Round encounter with Bolton at the Reebok Stadium. With the number of injuries and players loaned out, Spurs seem to be down to the bare bones, which is an unhappy situation to be in.

And so, the team effectively picks itself i.e. Gomes, Corluka, Dawson, Bassong, Bale, Bentley, Huddlestone, Palacios, Modric, Crouch and Defoe. Which, on any day, looks good enough to beat anyone. So, I’m sticking my neck out to predict a comfortable Spurs win. I believe that Leeds have ridden their luck somewhat, against Man Utd and us (in the first game) and playing in front of their own fans may turn out to be their undoing, with the pressure on them to get a result.


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