With Tottenham Hotspur set to make the biggest move in the club’s history - just down the road - Spurs fans are excited about a potentially bright future. But there will be obstacles along the way.
Tottenham’s new stadium, situated within a stone’s throw of the current ground, will seat 61,000 spectators in what appears to be both a nod to the club’s past and a dig at neighbours Arsenal. Spurs last won the league in 1961, and the number of seats exceeds Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium by 1,000 - a meaningless victory over their local rivals, but a victory nonetheless.
The real issue
Development for the new stadium of Tottenham Hotspur is ongoing and it has been going on for the past few months.
The new home of the Premier League club will have a cost of around £400 million and this stadium is expected to increase the capacity to 61,000 and it’s also going to be used for games in the spectrum of the NFL.
Tottenham Hotspur agreed a 10 year long deal to host at least 2 NFL games a season and this is why a few head chiefs of the National Football League are making regular visits to the building site of the new stadium as they are checking up on its progress.
Tottenham Hotspurs will be playing at the Wembley in the 2017/2018 season as the club agrees to a deal with the Football Association in England, according to reports.
The FA chairman, Greg Dyke confirmed that the deal was almost signed so the Lily whites could play their home games at Wembley in the 2017-18 season while their new stadium is being built. Dyke also suggested Spurs could play their Champions League home matches at the national stadium next term, with their qualification for the competition already assured.
Tottenham are building a £400million, 61,000-capacity ground adjacent to their White Hart Lane home. They plan to move into the new stadium at the start of the 2018-19 campaign so will require a temporary home for a season. According to Dyke, Wembley is on the verge as being confirmed as Spurs' base for the season before the move.
Emmanuel Adebayor has confirmed that he will be leaving Crystal Palace at the end of the campaign. The Togo international joined the club only in January on a free transfer after having left Tottenham.
However, there was a lot of speculation about his future given that he signed only a six-month contract at the club. Crystal Palace may also have had reservations about the striker, who has had various disciplinary issues over the last five years. Barring a couple of good years at Arsenal, Adebayor has failed to reproduce his best form at clubs like Manchester City, Tottenham, and now at Crystal Palace.
Tottenham are reportedly close to securing a move to the new Wembley stadium as their new home for the next three years until their own stadium is completed.
Spurs are in the process of building a brand-new stadium which has the capacity to hold around 60,000 spectators. This would bring the club in line with the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool. Construction at a massive cost of around £ 300 million has just begun and the club need to prepare for a new home during the 2017-18 season. The club has been looking at various venues to act as their home ground during this period.
This summer, France will host the 2016 European Championship – with matches set to be played at 10 different venues across the city. Didier Deschamps' "golden generation" are well fancied ahead of the competition and many believe it is France’s destiny to the win the tournament on home soil. We take a look at France’s group stage games and why they could emerge victorious on July 10th.
France vs Romania (Stade de France)
Football Federation Australia (FFA) have recently opted to sanction 2 soccer coaches who are in charge of junior teams in the New South Wales after it was discovered that they were involved in betting on matches.
$1000 and $5000 are the fines that the coaches received which were delivered from the FFA in relation to the betting events that were detected and it breached a national code of conduct and was one of the main reasons of why the Australian Football governing authority had to react and properly infraction the participating members that were involved.
The national code of conduct of FFA prohibits players, managers, coaches and club officials from having any connection to gambling and betting actions even if the games aren’t at a professional level.
France will be aiming to capitalise on playing on home soil to triumph at Euro 2016. The last time Les Bleus played in front of their countrymen they were inspired to victory in the 1998 World Cup.
Didier Deschamps captained his team to glory and now as manager will know the benefit of having vociferous support behind his men.
In the latest Euro 2016 odds, France are backed at 3/1 to clinch the tournament on home soil.
Ten stadia will be used by the 24 teams in the tournament, which will host some enticing matches.
Stade de France, Saint-Denis (Capacity 81,338)
This was the stage of France’s 3-0 triumph over Brazil in the 1998 World Cup when a brace from Zinedine Zidane and late strike from Emmanuel Petit secured the victory for Les Bleus.
With Tottenham gets the new stadium as approved Haringey council, this stadium is the highlight of the Premier League this year.
In December 2015 the Tottenham Hotspur stadium was granted permission to be worked upon. The stadium is designed to be state of the art and has the capacity to seat about 61000 people. The stadium is located on the White Hart lane.
Designed by Daniel Levy, who feels it is his momentous work. Many have wondered whether it is comparable to Arsenal and there are several reasons that stand in Spurs’ favor. If you look at the Arsenal grounds it has a maximum capacity of 60,000 whereas Spurs will be able to hold 61000 people. Though the difference might be slight but football is known to be a game where small margins make a difference. Hence, the extra seats can definitely make a difference when it comes to cheers and inspiring crowds.
Sunderland is one of the clubs that is fighting for Premier League survival as they are at risk of being relegated from the top tier English league after only being able to collect 27 points from 32 league games, Sam Allardyce and his team are in need of securing more points and fast if they want to have any chance to continue performing in the Premier League for at least another season.
It’s clear that this season has been a fairly underwhelming one for Sunderland as they have suffered 17 defeats, 9 draws and only 6 victories from their opening 32 league matches and all of these losses have taken a toll on the squad.