The best jokes as non-league Marine host Tottenham in FA Cup third round tie

Biggest ever mismatch at this stage of historic competition.

There were lots of tweets and jokes as everyone watched Marine 0-5 Spurs in the FA Cup third round
(Image: YouTube/The Emirates FA Cup)

The town of Crosby in Merseyside was the focus of English football as José Mourinho’s Spurs travelled to Northern Premier League Division One North West side Marine for a historic FA Cup clash.

Tottenham won 5-0 at Marine’s picturesque Rossett Park on Sunday evening, a scoreline that included a hat trick from Brazilian Carlos Vinícius as well as a goal for 16-year-old substitute Alfie Devine.

The televised match featured two sides separated by an incredible 160 places over seven tiers in the football pyramid.

These were the best tweets and jokes from a romantic FA Cup tie between Marine and Spurs:

I see lockdown on Merseyside is going well. #FACup  #MARTOT pic.twitter.com/C6KvamrcVs

— Mack The Knife (@IdMjones) January 10, 2021

Great headline, but I would have gone with "Crosby, Thrills, Cash & Son". #Marine #martot pic.twitter.com/6wC1jml3vp

— Jimmy (@videodharma) January 10, 2021

#MARTOT The magic of the FA Cup Jose n co with a bloke texting sat on his shed n a lady with a nice glass of wine!! pic.twitter.com/ZTFp1pWzDy

— James Hargreaves (@JimmyArgs) January 10, 2021

VAR in full action tonight #MARTOT pic.twitter.com/q2xYQieqzt

— Alisdair Taylor (@alisdairtaylor) January 10, 2021



Dion Dublin must be itching to go into one of those houses. #MARTOT

— Richard Osman (@richardosman) January 10, 2021

For anyone not watching the game on telly, Marine are attacking the @CoulsonFlooring end. Geordie Floors #MARTOT

— Andrew Kirby (@AK4INSURANCE) January 10, 2021

When Marine are 1-0 up and a clearance ends up in number 23's greenhouse #MARTOT pic.twitter.com/cbq3hb4umq

— Average Striker (@AverageStriker) January 10, 2021


The Marine keeper at the tills in Sainsbury’s on Monday pic.twitter.com/9BWg9TCbsN

— Finlay (@MUFCFinlay) January 10, 2021


25' – Gedson strikes from the edge of the box and almost hits me in the face. 0-1. #COYM

— Marine Football Club (@MarineAFC) January 10, 2021


Please enjoy the endless clips of Dion Dublin saying “Stairs going up to the bedrooms” once again. #MARTOT | #FACup


— Marathonbet (@marathonbet) January 10, 2021

That is truly the most joyful fact of the day, the Marine pitch has numbers around it so they can find whose garden the ball in ❤️ #MARTOT

— Melanie Pope (@MelaniePope1) January 10, 2021

Lucas Moura scoring against Marine AFC #MARTOT pic.twitter.com/Ou8SOzdzOE

— Muz (@Muzza1991) January 10, 2021

Me when I score past my 12 year old lad in the back garden #MARTOT pic.twitter.com/BIIYFC3dQd

— Bastion of Invincibility (@TheAndyStocks) January 10, 2021

Vinicius smashing it in twice from a total of three yards #MARTOT pic.twitter.com/vGdl7LFEOk

— Sam Wilson (@MrSamWilson) January 10, 2021

Alfie Devine when he goes back to school. #MARTOT pic.twitter.com/XxeRDKVVFy

— ® (@thfcxndl) January 10, 2021

When Dele Alli says "thats why you should start me every week" after bagging an assist against Marine pic.twitter.com/Sv2MZRj2fb

— GabiGol (@Arseholic_) January 10, 2021

8th division mood. #MARTOT pic.twitter.com/5Z5v2Sv0xE

— M•A•J (@Ultra_Suristic) January 10, 2021

Stop the count #MARTOT

— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) January 10, 2021

“Marine should tighten up at the back or they’ll lose this” pic.twitter.com/H5GoD68uac

— mancbast (@mancbast) January 10, 2021

Time to bring on a sub, Marine.

— Richard Osman (@richardosman) January 10, 2021

Gareth Bale flexing on the Marine bench pic.twitter.com/AhuP6ICIx4

— GabiGol (@Arseholic_) January 10, 2021

Michael Owen: “When a player is on the bench for Marine, does that make them a submarine?” #FACup pic.twitter.com/azVJzndHFx

— The Spurs Web ⚪️ (@thespursweb) January 10, 2021

That bloke who's watching the football from his back garden has had his patio door open all this time. The house will be fucking freezing. #MARTOT

— Kate (@k4ty_b) January 10, 2021