Tottenham Stadium Delay...... again

Discussion in 'General football forum' started by Chris Holmes, 13 Aug 2018.

  1. cheekybids

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    @JimB needs to understand why he’s getting heat for quoting ITKs is many called bullshit & he wouldn’t have a word of it. Since then it has been proved bullshit & as for the persecution, well you get that way when rules are changed to specifically harm your club.
     
  2. JimB

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    It was a risk posting what I did, granted. But I think it needed saying anyway. You guys obviously don't want to talk about it, though, so I won't persist.
     
  3. JimB

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    Sorry but that's simply not true, mate. I stand to be corrected but I don't believe that I ever put a date on when the stadium would be ready or posted any itk to similar effect. At most, I think I said after the initial delay announcement that the stadium could still be ready by the time of the City game or, subsequently, that the club was hoping that things would be sorted by such and such a date. At that time, no one knew how bad the safety systems problems were.

    What I "wouldn't have a word of" were the conspiracy theories - none of which had any basis in fact. Nor did they even make any sense since none of them painted a scenario that was anything other than disadvantageous to Spurs.
     
  4. Do you think Spurs would have preferred to have played City on a bowling green perfect pitch or the one that was played on after the nfl games in October? Your manager called the situation a leveller, the side he picked that day was put out to be physical and live off forcing a mistake. It was one of the worst games of football I’ve ever seen, talk about cheapening and devaluing the competition, the Fa turned a blind eye to it but UEFA kicked off about the state of it and that was for a game a week afterwards.
     
  5. JimB

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    Spurs are always physical. It's one of the hallmarks of Pochettino's teams. The chosen Spurs eleven that day was pretty much the normal Spurs team, injuries allowing. Only the pitch was different. And, as much as you might not wish to believe it, the stadium delay, the NFL fixture clash, the consequent state of the pitch and the lack of alternative dates were all things that were out of Spurs' hands. Even Daniel Levy isn't so scheming and evil as to have been able or willing to arrange all of that simply in order to have a marginally increased chance of gaining a point, or 3 points, in just one game.

    This is what I mean by some of the conspiracy theories that I've read on here.
     
  6. kippaxwarrior

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    So if Laing O'Rourke had the same issues 12 years with Heathrow as the do now at the new stadium that just smacks me as gross incompetence from them
     
  7. gordondaviesmoustache

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    I don’t think he’s having a pop: he’s expressing his observations in a courteous, controlled manner, which are also not totally wide of the mark. We used to have the thickest skins in football, but that is certainly no longer the case. There are many examples where our fans have been justifiably aggrieved over the last decade, but plenty of others where every perceived criticism is taken by some as an attack on the club, sometimes comically so. Those views would carry much more weight if we hadn’t flourished as a club during that decade. Whatever conspiracy there is to stop us in our tracks, clearly isn’t working.

    I think he’s perfectly entitled to express those views in the way he has, Spurs fan or not.
     
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  8. It was very opportunistic by Spurs at the time to tilt the odds in their favour, it was a non event of a game. What do you think would have happened if the game had been played on a proper standard pitch? The game could have been won by a bigger margin, which could effect the outcome of the league if it goes to goal difference. Liverpool didn’t have to play Spurs on a pitch like that, Spurs have a responsibility like every other Premier league club to provide an environment where the game is played at a standard fitting to the competion. It’s their responsibility ultimately not the construction company.
     
  9. GornikDaze

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    I can’t see that blaming the pitch against spurs and not having a bigger winning margin will have much effect come the end of the season. Surely losing games that should have been won against Leicester, Newcastle and Palace at home will have more of an impact
     
  10. MCFCTrick

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    Persecution complex? Well it's little things like UEFA fining City more for coming out at half time by 30 odd seconds, than a club for racist chants and attacks for just one example, that may make us have reason to be.
     

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