Harry Kane ensured Tottenham’s name would be in the hat for the FA Cup quarter-finals with a hat-trick in the 3-0 win over Fulham last weekend.
With the Lilywhites all but out of the title race, the cup could be their biggest chance of winning a trophy this season – and they haven’t lifted it since 1991.
The club will no doubt be delighted to have advanced to the last eight. That may have been tainted when they saw who they’ll be facing, though, with the draw conjuring up every Met policeman’s worst nightmare.
The last time Spurs played Milwall it was in a friendly, and even that was marred by crowd trouble.
There’s every chance there will be a repeat of that for what will be the last ever cup game at White Hart Lane.
Even before the game’s kicked off, there’s already bad blood brewing between the two sides.
The Evening Standard report that Milwall are unhappy at only being offered 2,800 tickets, when they could have been given up to 15% of the ground’s allocation – that would have been 4,700.
Wycombe and Aston Villa were both offered 4000 for their trips to the Lane, but it is understood that safety concerns have played a role in the decision.
With the tickets to go on sale next week, it’s unlikely that they’ll be much time to rectify the situation now.
Milwall’s 1-0 win over Leicester in the last round was overshadowed by violence after the game, so you can hardly blame the police for fearing another repeat of that in a London derby.