This article was originally published by the ‘Tattooed Football’ blog.
I cannot blame Mark Yates for trying to keep fans expectations low in the lead up to our 3rd round FA cup match against high flying Tottenham Hotspurs. The FA Cup has created a fever pitch atmosphere around the club in the last few weeks and the excitement levels are sky high. It is Yates job to guide us (the players, the fans and the media) through this high, and also through what many predict will be an inevitable low. He will be the one who has to focus on securing important results against Aldershot and then Bristol Rovers in the League.
His logic is clear, go there expecting nothing and anything will be a bonus. I cannot, and will not accept this.