What the papers said about . . . Tottenham

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"Decider with Rosy." Mirror

"The three Ronnies! Rosy has Spurs laughing." Sun

"If the name of Tottenham Hotspur really is on the FA Cup, it is surely written in Hebrew." Guardian

"The Football Association had better be prepared for a day of pride- swallowing at Wembley on 20 May if Spurs carry on like this." Mail

"So Southampton duly failed as Sunderland, Altrincham and the FA had before them in trying to eject the eight-times winners from their fav- ourite competition. The men from Lancaster Gate, however, may yet find someone to do their bidding: Spurs have never beaten Liverpool in a Cup tie." Independent

"Cuppa Rosey Glee." Star

"All over? Not at all, as this is the FA Cup. The replacement for Nether- cott had been the Israeli, Rosenthal. Appearances for him are as rare as the sun at night, and a hat-trick from him to rescue a lost cause would have attracted odds greater than those of the roulette wheel. But it came." Times

"Gerry Francis brought him on as a 44th-minute substitute and he might well have been sending a giant St Bernard dog out to rescue a group of lost mountaineers . . . It had been a mauling in the first half, the poodle against the pit bull terrier." Express

"First Tottenham gave us the Famous Five; now they have supplied the Sensational Six . . . If Spurs secure a record ninth Cup, Sugar's QC should stride up those famous steps behind captain Gary Mabbutt." Telegraph

"Rose and crowned." Mirror

"Do I think Spurs can win the FA Cup, despite the diversion to Anfield? I do, Ron, Ron, Ron. I do." Sun

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