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Mauricio Pochettino does not condemn Tottenham’s woes to Wembley Stadium

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has insisted that Spurs’ 1-1 draw against Burnley has had nothing to do with their recent struggles at the Wembley Stadium.


The north London giants have won just one game at the national ground over the past year, and this has already led to suggestions that they could struggle to attain a top-four spot.

Spurs looked to have clinched their first glory in their temporary stadium for the campaign but a late equaliser from Burnley’s Chris Wood dampened the mood in the stadium. Following the game, Pochettino clarified that the defeat had to do more with their defending rather than their recent history at the stadium.

He said: “If some people are thinking about that, they need to stop. We have the responsibility to do better. And the way we conceded the goal today, I can tell you, the problem wasn’t Wembley.”

Spurs are already five points adrift of Manchester United in the early stage of the campaign, and it could potentially turn out to be a tough season with Harry Kane having gone through another August without a goal. (more…)

Tottenham announce deal with Hewlett Packard Enterprise for their new stadium

 Tottenham Hotspur have announced a partnership deal with Hewlett Packard Enterprise in order to turn their new stadium into one of the world’s best in terms of technology.


Spurs will spend the upcoming season at England’s national stadium Wembley after they decided to move on from White Hart Lane, where they maintained an unbeaten record during the previous campaign.

Spurs are currently building the stadium beside their old ground, and the construction is due to be completed before the start of the 2018/19 season. The north London club have already reached an agreement with three American banks to fund around £400m for their 61,500-seater stadium, while they will also arrange two American Football games annually as part of a 10-year bond with the NFL. (more…)

Spurs agree on £400m deal to help finance new stadium

Tottenham Hotspur have made significant strides to paying up for their new stadium after having announced a £400m deal with three American.


Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs and HSBC have provided the funding to the north London club in a five-year arrangement to support the construction of the 61,500 seater stadium. Spurs have already spent £340m “on the acquisition of land, the planning process (including a compulsory purchase order and legal challenges) and build costs to date” as per the club’s website but this is unlikely to have an impact on their players’ status, finance director Matthew Collecott has revealed.

He told Bloomberg news agency: “This is not going to touch the football, these are very separate budgets. We are delighted to have three of the most prestigious and globally recognised banks supporting us.” Spurs have recently extended the contract of several of their key players including Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris, and the club are looking forward to another competitive season in the Premier League, be it rather in the Wembley stadium, where they had an awful record last term. (more…)

WORKS BEGINS AT SPURS STADIUM AFTER FAREWELL

In less than a day after the now famous 2-1 victory over Manchester United, work has begun in earnest at White Hart Lane.


It was an emotional game as the team defeated the Premier League giant in the last game at the Spurs’ stadium.

Victor Wanyama and Harry Kane made it 2-0 before United all-time record scorer Wayne Rooney got a consolation. Kane was very excited to score the goal as it sealed the victory for the team. He now has 22 goals in the Premier League, another brilliant season after last year.

The fans were very happy with the result as they bade the old ground farewell. Old and current players said their goodbyes as they left the pitch on a very emotional note.

In a few hours, diggers that were on standby have ripped up the pitch as work begins after the Sunday game. On Monday, Spurs’ chief Daniel Levy gave the keys of the property to the CEO of Mace – the contracting company that would oversee the construction of the new stadium – Mark Reynolds, according to reports. (more…)

Tottenham Reveal Plans to Generate £3 Million for Each Event at New Stadium

Tottenham executive director has revealed that the club are hoping to make at least £3 million on each event that they host at the new stadium.


The club are building a brand-new stadium that will seat 60,000 fans in great comfort. In order to make this stadium as modern as possible, Spurs are spending a whopping £800 million on this new stadium. This extravagant cost is largely down to the stadium being built as a multipurpose arena. Apart from hosting the football games for Spurs, this stadium will also have the capability to host NFL matches.

Spurs are ready to get a huge sum of money from the NFL for hosting just two matches each summer. Besides, the club will also be used as a place to host the entertainment events just like the Wembley. However, its smaller capacity makes it ideal for all forms of events like music concerts. (more…)

Spurs may remain at home next season

Tottenham Hotspurs chairman Daniel Levy has stated that the team might remain at home next season despite having received the permission to play at Wembley for their home games.


Tottenham Hotspurs who is currently building a new stadium that can host around 61 000 fans said that they would only make a move to Wembley when their new stadium is close to completion.

Daniel Levy said at the moment the stadium is far from being completed and that there is still plenty of work to be carried out.

The chairman said that he would wait until the last minute before making the shift to Wembley as he does not want to hinder the team performance. Indeed it is still unknown how Tottenham Hotspurs will perform at Wembley.

Daniel Levy has also stated that he does not want the move to the new stadium to hinder Spurs performance on the pitch. He admitted that the construction of the new stadium might affect the team’s ability to pay high wages, but he feels that this can be a great investment in the long run. (more…)

Funniest chants heard at Premier League Matches

The atmosphere at football games has always been a big part of turning up to matches.  Over the years some clubs have earned reputations for having either great or quiet atmospheres but one thing cannot be denied – all clubs have come up with a funny chant or two over the years.

Here’s a list of some classics we’ve heard in the Premier League over the years:

Dele Alli

Dele Alli was a superstar for Tottenham Hotspur last season and the Spurs have a chant for the young Englishman, taking a shot at rivals Arsenal for splashing out £42.5 million for Mesut Özil whilst their number 10 cost only £5 million in comparison: (more…)

5 Big Decisions Southgate Will Have to Make

The FA have given Gareth Southgate a huge vote of confidence by appointing the former under-21 coach as the permanent manager on the senior national team on a four-year contract. The 46-year-old picked up two wins and two draws during his interim spell following the sacking of Sam Allardyce earlier this year.

England fans will be hoping Southgate can lead the Three Lions to the World Cup in Russia in 2018, but before then the new manager has some big decisions to make. Let’s look at them in detail.

1. Who will captain the national team?
There have been some rumours that if Southgate was to get the England job on a permanent basis, one of his first tasks will be to strip Wayne Rooney of the captaincy for undermining him recently by drinking into the early hours.

Jordan Henderson has been tipped to be Southgate’s next captain. He has picked up the armband before when Rooney has been absent from the team but it now looks like he will be next permanent leader of the team on the pitch. (more…)