Where Are They Now? Tottenham's 2007/08 League Cup-winning squad

Seb Stafford-Bloor casts an eye back to Spurs' last trophy-winning crop of nine seasons ago

Actual Spurs team from the 2008 final: Robinson, Hutton, Woodgate, King, Chimbonda (Huddlestone, '61), Lennon, Jenas, Zokora, Malbranque (Tainio, '75), Keane (Kaboul, '102), Berbatov. Unused subs: Cerny, Bent.

Paul Robinson

He left White Hart Lane for Ewood Park, spending seven years at Blackburn Rovers before his release

History is a little unkind to Robinson, who's now largely remembered for the technical defect which made him susceptible to shots from range. A terminal loss of confidence would see him leave Tottenham in the summer of 2008, but he at least ended his Spurs career on a high by making a crucial save with his legs in the last, desperate minutes of the League Cup final. He left White Hart Lane for Ewood Park, spending seven years at Blackburn Rovers before his release. Now the veteran can be found backing up Tom Heaton at Burnley.

Paul Robinson

Robinson made his Burnley debut against Manchester City in November

Robinson wasn't part of the Harry Redknapp squad that ascended into the Champions League, but he was integral to Spurs' initial resurgence under Martin Jol and left behind a glittering showreel of reaction stops. Heck, he even scored a goal. 

Pascal Chimbonda

An aggressive full-back, he existed at a time when the position was changing and its ratios had begun to shift

Chimbonda is still technically an active player. In 2015, he was playing in the French second tier with AC Arles-Avignon before financial irregularities sent the club tumbling into non-professionalism. Following spells at Blackburn, QPR, Doncaster and Market Drayton Town (the Northern Premier League's "Gingerbread Men") he became – and remains – a free agent.

An aggressive full-back, he existed at a time when the position was changing and its ratios had begun to shift. Defending had become secondary to the provision of attacking support and Chimbonda, with his haphazard positioning and enthusiasm for crossing the halfway line, was a man in time.

But he was also difficult to warm to. Notoriously, he moved to Tottenham having handed Wigan manager Paul Jewell a written transfer request on the pitch at Arsenal and, though forgotten because of what would follow, actually stormed down the tunnel after being subbed at Wembley. Less troublingly, he also affronted the Proper Football Man community by daring to wear gloves in August.

He left Spurs for Sunderland in 2008 only to briefly return, spectre-like, in 2009. He departed for good in August of that year and began his rage against the dying of the light.

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