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Heroes & Villains => Other Football => Topic started by: kippaxvilla2 on August 14, 2018, 04:11:09 PM

Title: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on August 14, 2018, 04:11:09 PM
Reported today that their new stadium opening is due to be delayed possibly until November.  It seems they have taken up an option to occupy Wembley for an extended period of time.

The issue reported only yesterday was one of public safety, but it is widely speculated that they have known for months the stadium was never going to be ready on time.  This is relevant as apparently there is a rule in the laws that state teams cannot occupy two home grounds during a season otherwise they face a possible points penalty.  Wet Spam and others aren't happy as they were forced to play consecutive games away from home.  Either way it is going to cost Spurs a fortune - makes you wonder if this was a big reason for their lack of activity in the market.  FA as usual changing their rules as they go along.
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: usav on August 14, 2018, 04:14:59 PM
They will have a problem on October 28th, as Spuds are at home to Man City, but Wembley is already booked for Philadelphia Eagles v Jacksonville Jaguars
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: Damo70 on August 14, 2018, 06:16:52 PM
They will have a problem on October 28th, as Spuds are at home to Man City, but Wembley is already booked for Philadelphia Eagles v Jacksonville Jaguars

They could have a soccer/American football double header. They just have to quickly swap the goals over and repaint the lines on the pitch. Either that or they could just concede the three points seeing as they will lose to Man City anyway.

From what I read it is a relatively minor glitch but very important from a public health and safety point of view. Although they could be just trying to play down the seriousness of the issue.
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on August 14, 2018, 07:02:01 PM
"Minor glitch"
(https://preview.ibb.co/b4fF39/20180814_185628.jpg) (https://ibb.co/iWC6Ap)
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on August 14, 2018, 09:58:22 PM
They will have a problem on October 28th, as Spuds are at home to Man City, but Wembley is already booked for Philadelphia Eagles v Jacksonville Jaguars

Are Wet Spam at home that day?
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: Duncan Shaw on August 15, 2018, 11:34:24 AM
I'm not smiling wryly at all.....
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: PGW on August 15, 2018, 11:54:01 AM
They'll get ok to reverse the fixture and with likliehood of manure at home same day just move it to sunday and amazingly select it for tv.
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: olaftab on August 15, 2018, 12:00:03 PM
Fine them £100M and relegate them to the Isthmian League. Replace them with a team that Jack Grealish plays for. Job done.
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: Des Little on August 15, 2018, 01:51:23 PM
Cry me a river, bastards
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: Damo70 on August 15, 2018, 02:03:21 PM
I don't understand this thing about them not being allowed to use Wembley until their new ground gets the all clear due to some apparent rule about a club not being allowed two home grounds in one season. What about when Arsenal were still playing at Highbury and used Wembley for champions League games and when Charlton started the season at Upton Park before moving back to The Valley when it was ready several weeks into the campaign. Years back when they had the plastic pitch at Loftus Road I recall QPR playing UEFA cup games at Highbury.
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: usav on August 15, 2018, 02:40:55 PM
Reading some of their forums just to get the fans take on it, they totally blame the club and think it is a shambles and are resigned to having to play the game at either Arsenal or West Ham.   You can imagine how that is going over.
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: Hookeysmith on August 15, 2018, 08:17:19 PM
I heard Twickenham mentioned as a possible venue.

And there is more growth in the story that they actually only made one bid for JG and that was the 3 mil and Onomah.

Fucking chancers
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: The Man With A Stick on August 15, 2018, 08:29:53 PM
We should do the decent thing and let them play at our place for the day.  £35m ought to cover it.
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: dcdavecollett on October 25, 2018, 05:57:38 PM
£45m now, surely?
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: Louzie0 on October 25, 2018, 06:06:56 PM
£55m. Another hour. No decision. Tick tock.  8)
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 27, 2018, 03:11:53 AM
Will now be playing home games at Wembley until 29th Dec.
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 27, 2018, 10:10:00 AM
Ooh, if we get them in the cup we could be the first team to get thrashed at their new ground. That would be exciting.
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: Behind Bluenose Lines on October 27, 2018, 12:31:13 PM
Ooh, if we get them in the cup we could be the first team to get thrashed at their new ground. That would be exciting.

Another cup competition humiliation to add to the collection in recent years...
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: Damo70 on October 27, 2018, 02:01:29 PM
Will now be playing home games at Wembley until 29th Dec.

Did they specify which year?
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: Villa Lew on October 27, 2018, 06:25:27 PM
Will now be playing home games at Wembley until 29th Dec.

Did they specify which year?
Or which decade!
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on October 27, 2018, 08:00:14 PM
Will now be playing home games at Wembley until 29th Dec.
Optimistic.Although they've probably got more electricians working at the new ground than Blues average attendance
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: Drummond on October 29, 2018, 05:54:43 PM
Ooh, if we get them in the cup we could be the first team to get thrashed at their new ground. That would be exciting.

Maybe we could do the North London double and Chester could open the scoring...
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: Damo70 on October 31, 2018, 03:15:43 PM
Harry Redknap has called Gary Neville "an absolute disgrace" for saying Spurs' sides over the years have on occasions been "pathetic, spineless and soft". I think Neville makes a fair point to a certain degree. Certainly soft. Pathetic and spineless might be a bit OTT, but I can see where he is coming from.
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: Dave P on October 31, 2018, 04:05:50 PM
Harry Redknap has called Gary Neville "an absolute disgrace" for saying Spurs' sides over the years have on occasions been "pathetic, spineless and soft". I think Neville makes a fair point to a certain degree. Certainly soft. Pathetic and spineless might be a bit OTT, but I can see where he is coming from.

I thought it was funny when Neville said even if you go 2-0 down to them, you will fancy yourself to win 5-2.

Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: passport1 on October 31, 2018, 05:57:25 PM
Harry Redknap has called Gary Neville "an absolute disgrace" for saying Spurs' sides over the years have on occasions been "pathetic, spineless and soft". I think Neville makes a fair point to a certain degree. Certainly soft. Pathetic and spineless might be a bit OTT, but I can see where he is coming from.


Its not hard to imagine Fergies Spurs pre match team talks.
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: wittonwarrior on November 04, 2018, 02:51:02 PM
One of the funniest football stories I ever read was a spurs one when some greedy got placed 50,000 on them to win at full time at a moment when they were 3 up against the Mancs. They lost 5-3.
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: Damo70 on November 04, 2018, 05:29:36 PM
One of the funniest football stories I ever read was a spurs one when some greedy got placed 50,000 on them to win at full time at a moment when they were 3 up against the Mancs. They lost 5-3.


As ever in matters like this nobody does it better than Small Heath. I remember singing to the tune of The Banana Boat song "Swindon, Swindon, 4-1 up and you lost 6-4....not one, not two, not three, not four...4-1 up and you lost six four"! Made even better by the fact we heard the news whilst on a coach coming back from a victory at Highbury. Tony Daley winner on Easter Monday 1993 if my memory is correct.
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on January 09, 2019, 09:21:47 PM
https://youtu.be/-EqStFiuBn0

Think I would’ve been massively tempted to be fair.
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: PeterWithesShin on February 21, 2019, 06:08:06 PM
Now hoping to open the new stadium in April.
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: Ads on February 21, 2019, 06:33:14 PM
The stadium looks top banana to be fair to them.

I appreciate how childish the capacity is too, 1000 more than their neighbours.
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: cdbullyweefan on February 21, 2019, 06:48:15 PM
How very Small Heath. Except that it will occasionally be full.
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: LeeB on February 21, 2019, 07:08:28 PM
How very Small Heath. Except that it will occasionally be full.

I think the most Small Heath but not Small Heath thing I can think of was Everton calling their new shop in the Liverpool One shopping centre Everton Two, so the address read:

Everton Two
Liverpool One.

That's peak Small Heath is that.
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: cdbullyweefan on February 21, 2019, 07:16:28 PM
Yikes. That's so Small Heath I can almost hear the knuckles scraping.
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: LeeB on February 21, 2019, 07:48:22 PM
I imagine it sent shivers through the sisters of all Everton fans.
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: Ads on February 21, 2019, 08:25:19 PM
They are bitter the Evertonian lot.

"Welcome to Manchester" when Man City signed Tevez. Just be something about being a 2nd club in a city or region which brings out the Small Heath in you.
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: saunders_heroes on February 22, 2019, 07:01:40 PM
The stadium looks top banana to be fair to them.

I appreciate how childish the capacity is too, 1000 more than their neighbours.

I noticed that as well. It’s a backhanded compliment to Arsenal really, something our pathetic neighbours from Small Heath would do if they ever got the chance (ha!).
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: cdbullyweefan on February 22, 2019, 10:32:33 PM
Literally the first post in the Small Heath Thread is David Sullivan boasting about getting a bigger ground. Not to boost their finances, improve their prospects or increase their chances of silverware. No, it's because he would "love to get one over on the Villa!"

When even the Chairman is that obsessed there's no hope for a club.
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: Damo70 on February 23, 2019, 01:07:24 PM
Literally the first post in the Small Heath Thread is David Sullivan boasting about getting a bigger ground. Not to boost their finances, improve their prospects or increase their chances of silverware. No, it's because he would "love to get one over on the Villa!"

When even the Chairman is that obsessed there's no hope for a club.

Maybe if everyone at the club pulled together to get a club and a team their fans could be proud of they wouldn't have to deflect all their problems and try to get their fans onside by having pathetic digs at The Villa. It is fine for fans to have a go at their local rivals but when it runs through the fabric of the club from the owners to the players with all the KRO/SOTV stuff it is pathetic.
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: Dante Lavelli on February 26, 2019, 06:50:44 PM
Didn’t arsenal increase the capacity of their stadium over the summer just to sneak back ahead?
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: Dante Lavelli on February 26, 2019, 06:55:05 PM
Didn’t arsenal increase the capacity of their stadium over the summer just to sneak back ahead?

Having googled it, the answer is ‘not quite’ they’re adding about 700 extra corporate seats.
Amazingly one article said the stadium is already half way through it’s designed life.  Seems like yesterday...
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: wittonwarrior on February 26, 2019, 07:31:21 PM
Several clubs like Spurs - the most bitter ones for hatred of a bigger rival just because they are a  bigger club

Blues
Everton
Spurs
Leeds 
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: Dave P on February 26, 2019, 09:14:50 PM
Several clubs like Spurs - the most bitter ones for hatred of a bigger rival just because they are a  bigger club

Blues
Everton
Spurs
Leeds

Harsh on Leeds. I’d say they were bigger than Bradford.
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: FrankyH on February 26, 2019, 09:21:25 PM
Several clubs like Spurs - the most bitter ones for hatred of a bigger rival just because they are a  bigger club

Blues
Everton
Spurs
Leeds

Harsh on Leeds. I’d say they were bigger than Bradford.

 I'll admit I did a double take on Leeds , and thought who's their rivals. The penny did land , eventually.It's a bit like our one way rivalry against teams way beyond our B6 postcode . Coventry spring to mind .
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 24, 2019, 11:38:12 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47687411
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: Tuscans on March 25, 2019, 12:00:11 AM
Check out how they pour a pint of lager there.
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 25, 2019, 12:19:11 AM
It's called Bottoms Up and has been around for a fair few years, one thing I don't like about it is that it tends to encourage the bartender to pick up the glass by the rim.
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: dave.woodhall on March 25, 2019, 12:39:06 AM
It's called Bottoms Up and has been around for a fair few years, one thing I don't like about it is that it tends to encourage the bartender to pick up the glass by the rim.

Barman. This is not America.
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 25, 2019, 12:54:45 AM
Sexist, it may be a woman. Tender it is, Merica, fuck yeah!
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: KRS on March 25, 2019, 01:11:43 AM
The first time I saw the magical beer delivery system was at the Green Man for the playoff final. The only danger is ppl trying to work out how it works...then a pint of beer gushes to the floor when they move the magnetic widget at the bottom.
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: Tuscans on March 25, 2019, 12:51:18 PM
It's called Bottoms Up and has been around for a fair few years, one thing I don't like about it is that it tends to encourage the bartender to pick up the glass by the rim.
You know what I've never seen that before until a couple of days ago, blew my mind and had to google to find out how that kinda voodoo works. Supposed to be quicker...like that 7 second wait from a tap is taking the piss.
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: aj2k77 on March 26, 2019, 01:11:52 PM
The lager looked shit.
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: UK Redsox on March 27, 2019, 12:17:40 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47687411

When the Seattle Seahawks were preparing to open their new stadium in 2002, I was at their test event.

Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: Damo70 on March 27, 2019, 12:42:01 PM
The first time I saw the magical beer delivery system was at the Green Man for the playoff final. The only danger is ppl trying to work out how it works...then a pint of beer gushes to the floor when they move the magnetic widget at the bottom.

Is the Green Man the one with a big garden that backs onto the river? I have ended up there a few times on route to Wembley with Villa and also before Wembley music gigs.

Apparently Spurs' new stadium is the most fantastic new football stadium since the last fantastic new football stadium.
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: UK Redsox on March 27, 2019, 01:33:41 PM
The first time I saw the magical beer delivery system was at the Green Man for the playoff final. The only danger is ppl trying to work out how it works...then a pint of beer gushes to the floor when they move the magnetic widget at the bottom.

Is the Green Man the one with a big garden that backs onto the river? I have ended up there a few times on route to Wembley with Villa and also before Wembley music gigs.

Apparently Spurs' new stadium is the most fantastic new football stadium since the last fantastic new football stadium.

It better not be, on the basis that it's halfway up a hill
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: Somniloquism on March 27, 2019, 02:15:01 PM
The first time I saw the magical beer delivery system was at the Green Man for the playoff final. The only danger is ppl trying to work out how it works...then a pint of beer gushes to the floor when they move the magnetic widget at the bottom.

Is the Green Man the one with a big garden that backs onto the river? I have ended up there a few times on route to Wembley with Villa and also before Wembley music gigs.

Apparently Spurs' new stadium is the most fantastic new football stadium since the last fantastic new football stadium.

It better not be, on the basis that it's halfway up a hill

If it was at or near Wembley, it was probably a river of piss from the overflowing toilets.
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: KRS on March 27, 2019, 02:54:34 PM
Up the hill and a flowing river of piss is definitely a more accurate description of the Green Man!
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: Villa Lew on March 27, 2019, 05:05:37 PM
The lager looked shit.

All lager is shit!
Title: Re: Tottingham Hotspurs
Post by: Hopadop on June 18, 2019, 06:56:52 PM
I went to the new ground for their last game of the season against Everton.

Few random thoughts as we'll be there again soon and I don't suppose many have been yet. It's quite impressive but not much more so than say the Emirates. I was on a corner at the edge of the big steep single tier which is the main difference between the two grounds.

Very busy obviously but very little queuing and didn't feel cramped or crowded. Pitch seemed very close. Fantastic acoustics, no doubt helped by the fact it was their last game and they had a big final to come. Only heard the Evertonians in the opposite corner when Man City or whoever Liverpool were playing scored.

The whole of that single tier stood throughout the entire game. I was told that's what they're going to do, and there was absolutely no attempt to get anyone to sit. I wonder if it's getting a bit more relaxed? It looked like rail seats so ready for 'safe standing' as and when.

Those bottom up beer machines make a spectacular mess when they go wrong.

It's no Villa Park. I wouldn't swap, really.