How the national media is covering Rovers’ return to spotlight against Tottenham


As we look forward to tomorrow’s huge match against Tottenham, the national media have been swarming around Solar Campus and Prenton Park.

The arrival of world class opposition for a Friday night FA Cup tie is a mouth-watering prospect, and national media outlets are swallowing up the good old romance of the FA Cup.

We’ve got more than a few column inches in print and digitally in the last few days, something that will continue for the next 24 hours at least.

So, Rovers fans, enjoy it, soak it up. After so many years of hurt, a magnificent 2018 has now led in to a 2019 that is a nod back to days gone by. And the wider footballing world is again interested in our great club…even if it is for five minutes.

Here’s the best of the online coverage so far:

‘We’re still here’: resurgent Tranmere take aim at Tottenham FA Cup upset

The Guardian, by Andy Hunter

A great article in The Guardian carries quotes from Micky Mellon’s Thursday press conference and leads with the angle of putting Tranmere back on the map. It’s a familiar theme throughout these articles.

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From ‘smell of death’ to Spurs FA Cup tie – how the Palios are reviving Tranmere

BBC Sport, by Neil Johnston

A brilliantly-written article focussing on Tranmere’s resurgence under Mark and Nicola Palios. A great read for Rovers’ fans, and make sure you check out the comments at the end of the article – lots of goodwill toward TRFC.

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‘It’s an opportunity to announce we’re still here’: Tranmere boss Micky Mellon urges his side to make the most of FA Cup clash against Tottenham

Daily Mail

An electric atmosphere is guaranteed on a special night at Prenton Park and this article also homes in on Micky’s quotes about reminding the football world, and the rest of Wirral, that we’re still here. Amen to that, Micky.

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Tranmere v Tottenham will be half-party, half-FA Cup tie says boss Mickey Mellon

Daily Mirror, by David Maddock

A nicely written preview of the game with a nod to the party atmosphere and Rovers nearly going bust.

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‘We might have to get nasty… if we have to get horrible, so be it’: Tranmere’s Jay Harris warns Spurs ahead of FA Cup third-round clash

There are two articles featuring interviews with Jay Harris in the nationals today, but only the Daily Mail one can be read without signing up.

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Tottenham’s Tranmere preview with Steve Wilson

Tottenham Hotspur website

A lovely match preview on the Spurs website featuring Steve Wilson, BBC MOTD commentator and huge Tranmere fans.

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Don’t just look at my size and think that I can’t play, insists Steve McNulty as Tranmere Rovers ‘sumo’ hopes for tussle with Harry Kane in FA Cup

Daily Mail, by Mike Dickson

This one was published a few days ago, but it’s a brilliant read. Mike Dickson speaks to skipper Steve McNulty about his career and how wrong people are to judge him on his size.

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Match preview including Mark Lawrenson prediction

BBC Sport

This is a good summing up as far as match preview goes and also features a prediction from Mark Lawrenson who reckons Spurs will edge it 2-1.

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Tranmere vs Tottenham match preview

Sky Sports

You can tell we have a decent game when our Sky Sports match preview is more than a few generic sentences. They’ve had a right go with manager quotes, team news and stats.

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