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Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer is the Premier League's all-time top scorer with 260 goals and a leading TV pundit from the BBC's flagship football programme Match of the Day. Euro '96 Golden Boot winner Alan will be sharing his thoughts on all things football every week throughout the 2016/17 season.

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Shearer says: “The FA Cup should be a priority now for Tottenham.”

Premier League legend also discusses Man City’s quadruple

Spotless Spotland

Tottenham travel to Rochdale on Sunday and Mauricio Pochettino was very critical of the Spotland pitch before it was relaid.

I understand that, as he is looking after his players and football club. Ultimately though, that is what the FA Cup is all about.

Often the big clubs will have to play on pitches that they are not used to and go to grounds where their dressing rooms are not as luxurious as they are in the Premier League and it’s those little things that throw them off and lead to the giant killings.

This competition should be a priority now for the likes for Spurs.

It is their most realistic chance of silverware because the league has gone.

I know they have to wrap up fourth place for Champions League football but fans want to see their clubs win trophies.

Man City’s quadruple chances

Manchester City remain on course for the quadruple going into the FA Cup this weekend.

I still think they will fall short in one of the competitions but as long as they still have a shot, people will be talking about.

They have been playing some tremendous football and I am sure they will have their eye on completing a full house of trophies.