Marine AFC midfielder and Liverpool Streetscene binman, James Barrigan, is hoping he can make it a rubbish weekend for Spurs in the Emirates FA Cup.
James has already etched his name into footballing folklore by helping Crosby minnows Marine FC, of the Northern Premier League Division One North West, secure a glamorous FA Cup 3rd round match against Jose Mourinho’s Premiership giants and 8-time winners, Tottenham Hotspur.
The gap of eight divisions (and 160 league places) is the biggest in the competition’s 149-year history and is the definitive David and Goliath cup tie. It’s a match that has already generated headlines around the world.
The father of one, who grew up in Norris Green and attended Alsop High School in Walton, is only 22 but he’s already notched up more than 200 games, with the versatile midfielder having played for Wigan Athletic, Skelmersdale United, Warrington Town and Colwyn Bay.