While Australian flu might be ravaging much of the British Isles, Cup fever has broken out in a medium-sized city in South Wales.
Following their 2-1 giant killing of Leeds in this weekend’s third round, Newport County have been drawn at home to Spurs in the fourth round – placing them just three wins away from going to Wembley, or one draw if they get a replay against Tottenham.
Newport manager Michael Flynn refused to say which route his side will try to take to reach Wembley, but said: “One thing for sure is we won’t be playing to lose.”
Locals were ecstatic that the unfashionable club are just one draw away from a date in the national stadium.
One man speaking in a comic Welsh accent outside a tatty shopping centre said: “Bloody hell, I just hope we don’t win against Spurs and miss out on our chance to go to Wembley.
“This could be the best thing to happen to us in ages – probably since the Newport version of Alicia Keys’ New York was released.”
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