Spurs boss, Harry Redknapp, is apparently a bit wary of Irish lionhearts, Shamrock Rovers, after the two sides were grouped together in the Europa League, along with Russian outfit Rubin Kazan, and PAOK Athens.
Shamrock Rovers are the most successful club in the history of the FAI (Football Association of Ireland) and have a long and illustrious history, which includes limiting Manchester United's legendary Busby Babes to a 3-2 margin at Old Trafford in the 1957 European Cup competition. A result made all the more remarkable, considering that Rovers lost the home leg 6-0.
"These lads are fast learners," United Godhead Sir Matt Busby, said at the time.
Harry Redknapp is hoping that his city slicker Spurs side don't succumb to a shock defeat, and is determined not to allow his lads to take the opposition lightly.
"This won't be a walkover," Redknapp said outside White Hart Lane this afternoon. "We're going to have to be careful with these lads. Fing is, you never know where you stand with the Irish. Yer knocks 'em dahn, and you fink you've got 'em - then the buggers pop right back up and they're in yer face again. They never know when they're beat. I've seen 'em up Kilburn High Street, pissed as farts at three in the morning, sluggin' it aht, and no facker backs dahn. Mental they are. No way we'll be underestimatin' the buggers. Anyway, I gotta run. Got me pie 'n mash order waitin' - Laters taters!"
More as we get it.