The biggest gap between two competing teams in the FA Cup’s history is set to take place on Sunday, as 8th Tier Marine A.F.C will battle it out with Mourinho’s Tottenham.

Marine will be striving to continue their unbelievable run in what’s set to be the biggest occasion in 127 years for the club, having broken courageously through seven rounds, beating League Two side Colchester United in the process.

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Luke Godfrey, who studies BA (Hons) International Football Business at UCFB, is an avid Marine’s fan, and believes that his team can cause upset in the competition designed for the underdog.

He says: “For a club like Marine, their FA Cup run this year has been phenomenal, which will have a significant lasting impact on the club. In what is a turbulent time for any club, the cup has provided great relief for both fans and the hardworking people at Marines.”

Whereas Tottenham, who are fourth in the Premier League, have the likes of England Captain Harry Kane and in-form Son-Heung-Min up their sleeve, Marine don’t quite have the pick of world class names. Instead, the team is proudly made up of NHS workers, teachers and a refuse collector, and has been admirably kept going by a fan-based Volunteer Committee during the pandemic.

But that’s not to say the Northern Premier League Division One North West side, who were a mere two minutes away from being knocked out by Barnoldswick Town in the preliminary round, have already accepted what many deem an inevitable defeat. Filled with momentum from the sponsorship of Jamie Carragher, and with a nation behind them (bar Tottenham fans), Marine will be looking to cause one of the greatest upsets in the competition, and indeed in football.

Luke says: “I can only dream of Spurs managing to find a banana skin to slip on and hope that we see a Jose ‘disaster-class’ instead of masterclass. The stadium car park will not have much space for Mourinho to park his bus, that’s for sure. However, if that banana skin is found, then I don’t think I need to say any more about the reaction that would follow!”

He adds: “This is a day like no other, in times like no other, so Come on You Mariners!”