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Spurs Doubt New Stadium Will Be Ready On Time

Tottenham Hotspur, who are currently building a 62,000-seater stadium, have until March to inform the English Premier League if the new stadium would be ready in time for the next season, according to reports. The club recently released official videos and pictures of work done on the stadium. They could be forced to start the 2018/2019 season playing away from home due to delay caused by the British weather.

The new White Hart Lane is a mega project for the club and one of many that would launch them as global brands. Work has been progressing fine but unexpected weather conditions has caused come sort of slowdown. Further delay in the current schedule would see the club start games away from home when the new season gets underway. Liverpool and West Ham plied the same route recently and with the way work is going, Spurs would have to go the same route.

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Manchester United Favourite Urges Luke Shaw To Join Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes believes Luke Shaw should consider a move to either Tottenham Hotspur or any other club after falling out of favour under Jose Mourinho. The England international returned to the starting line-up for the FA Cup quarter-final against Brighton, only to be substituted at the half-way mark.


Following the game, Mourinho launched another scathing attack at the left-back’s performance and Scholes believes this should spell an end to Shaw’s chances of reviving his Old Trafford career. Speaking on BT Sport, the United favourite urged Shaw to consider a switch to Spurs with Mourinho not in preference of his services anymore.

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Tottenham Chase Stadium Sponsor

With the brand new stadium almost built, it’s no suprise to read the reports saying that Tottenham Hotspur are on the look out for a new sponsor.

Having built their new 70,000 stadium at great expense, and financed by Venture Capitalists, Tottenham are now looking at how to cover the excruciating costs of development (which have over-run by over £50m since the project was first started). (more…)

Ryan Mason will consider Tottenham Hotspur return in a coaching capacity

Former Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason has admitted that he would consider a potential return to Tottenham Hotspur in a coaching capacity after his playing career was curtailed at the age of 26. The one-time England international was hoping to return to the playing field after a 13-month layoff with a skull fracture, but there were repercussions which pushed him into retirement.


Speaking on Sky Sports’ Soccer AM this weekend, Mason admitted that a return to Tottenham would make sense after having spent 18 years, starting from the youth academy with the club, he said: “I’m going to see what I fall into but if I was to go down the coaching route I spent 18 years at Tottenham and that’s my club so I’m sure that would be in my DNA if I was a coach.”
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Tottenham Hit by Minor Delay in New Stadium Construction

Tottenham may be facing a setback with regard to the completion of the new stadium, and the club may be needing the help of Premier league in order to start the 2018-19 campaign with a win matches. Liverpool received this grant in order to play the first few matches away from home before the stadium was completed. Since it is looking likely that Tottenham may have to wait a couple of weeks into the 2018-19 season for the completion of the new stadium, the Premier league may grant the club with an opportunity to play on the road for the first few weeks.

The new 61,000 seater stadium was expected to be ready for the next campaign, but it seems that the construction activities have been hit by a small delay. A new roof weighing at more than 600 tonnes is being installed and this will allow this brand-new stadium to act as a host for all types of events – rather than just football. Tottenham are building this stadium as a location for the NFL matches in London. It is one of the reasons behind the club’s sanctioning a huge £ 600 million budget for the new stadium. It will help the club compete alongside top clubs in the world.
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Jamie Redknapp showers praise on Christian Eriksen

Former Liverpool star Jamie Redknapp feels Christian Eriksen will be Tottenham Hotspur’s key threat during the Reds’ Premier League outing at Wembley this weekend. The Denmark international has emerged as an influential player under Mauricio Pochettino contributing valuable goals and assists for the north London club.

While Harry Kane and Dele Alli remain the main creators for Spurs and Eriksen has improved his movement in the box this term, contributing three goals in the Premier League campaign. One of those was in the 1-0 triumph over Bournemouth last weekend, which secured their first Premier League victory at the Wembley.
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SPURS STADIUM DELAY

English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur are facing a race against time to get their new stadium ready, according to reports. The stadium is expected to be ready for the start of the new season but the latest pictures of the site shows they could be behind schedule.

The latest photographs do not show that the over 61,000 capacity will be ready for August 2018. With Spurs currently playing at Wembley and not enjoying as much fortunes, if the new home is not ready before the expected date, the club would need to ask for dispensation for away games in the first few weeks of the new season while finishing touches are rounded off. Liverpool did something similar last term as the rebuilding plans of the main stand at Anfield were yet to be completed. Same with West Ham United this term as they had to delay home games as their London Stadium home was employed for the World Athletics Championships. (more…)

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…)

WHO WILL WIN THE PREM 2017/18?

The new Premier League season is under way and is believed to be one of the most open ever, with no fewer than six teams expecting to havea realistic chance of winning the title in May 2018. We look at their chances…

Chelsea
The reigning champions have retained most of their squad with the exception of Diego Costa who is likely to leave the club before the end of the transfer window. They have brought in a few interesting players such as Morata and Bakayoko. It remains to be seen how much the departure of Diego Costa will be missed in the team as his goals were important last season.

Chelsea also appears to lack strength in depth and with their participation in the Champions League this season, and their squad will be far more stretched than it was last season. Although they have a good group of players, they will find it quite difficult to retain the title.

Manchester City
They will be probably Chelsea’s biggest threat in this Premier League season. Pep Guardiola enjoyed an average season last year, and he would want things to change this year.  He has brought in some big name signings, and this is expected to bring the club forward.

The Spanish manager has signed Ederson to replaced Bravo who was awful at times in the goalkeeping role. Manchester City’s defense was criticized a lot last season for shipping out too many goals, and Guardiola has brought in Walker and Mendy to help add more solidity at the back. These two players alone were signed for more than $100m.

When you know that City has one of the best attacks in the Premier League, you can easily imagine why they are the favorites to win the title this time around.

Manchester United
Jose Mourinho has continued his rebuilding this season, and it is fair to say that they also have their chances in the current Premier League title – in fact they are the bookies favourites. In Lukaku, Manchester United have one of the best strikers in the Premier League and this should guarantee goals up front. However, the most interesting signing that the Red Devils have done this season might be Matic.

The former Chelsea player is an experienced defensive midfielder, and he can be the one that wins the title for Manchester United this season. His presence at the heart of midfield allows the likes of Pogba to play higher on the pitch and cause havoc in the opposition half.

When you know that Jose Mourinho’s teams usually perform better in their second season, they should be taken seriously in the league.

Liverpool
Liverpool’s season will depend on whether they can keep Coutinho. The Brazilian is arguably their best player, and his presence will determine where Liverpool will finish at the end of the season. Klopp has not made any marquee signing except Salah, but it is the defence that might be the biggest trouble for them.

They have one of the best attacks in the Premier League, but they were guilty of conceding so many goals last season. Fans will be expecting the manager to sign some quality defenders or else it might be another frustrating season for them.

Tottenham Hotspur
Spurs will be playing their home game this season at Wembley, and it is too early in the season to know how much this will be an impact on their performance. On the transfer front, the London team has only signed a defender in Sanchez, and it is believed that more signings will be coming in the days to come.

They had a wonderful season last campaign and managed to finish above their bitter rivals Arsenal, and they will be hoping to do the same this season. However the teams around them have invested massively in new players, and unless they do the same before the end of the transfer window, they will have trouble replicating their performance of last season.

Arsenal
Arsene Wenger has promised the fans that they will be challenging for the title this season and at the the moment it is hard to imagine how he will achieve that. They have brought in two players this season namely Kolasinac and Lacazette, but fans are still waiting for more.

There is still the possibility that Alexis Sanchez leaves before the end of the transfer window and if this happens, this could the end of the Arsenal’s season before it actually starts. The Chilean is a very important player for the Gunners, and his presence will determine where Arsenal actually finishes in the league.

Mauricio Pochettino struggling to find squad players

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has denied suggestions that Chairman Daniel Levy is restricting the club’s spending in the summer transfer window.


The north London club have yet to make a signing in the transfer market, but Pochettino insists that it has nothing to do with the construction of the new stadium.

Spurs’ previous managers Harry Redknapp and Andre Villas-Boas had stressed that they were not backed enough in the transfer market, but things have changed since then with the north London club regarded as genuine challengers for the Premier League title. ESPN FC claims Mauricio Pochettino had the chance to recruit the likes of Ricardo Pereira and Juan Foyth this summer, but he decided against the deals as they were too expensive.

Speaking prior to Spurs’ friendly against Juventus on Saturday, Pochettino stressed that the lack of spending is not being influenced by Levy, he said: “That is a very wrong perception. In three years, my experience with Daniel is that he’s always been trying to find a player to improve us. (more…)