Tottenham Hotspur fans here in the Tavern eagerly anticipate the plans to build their game-changing new stadium.
Spurs fans and players were separated from a place that they called home, as their beloved stadium White Hart Lane was demolished not long after the end of the 2016-17 Premier League season. In what was their last season at the fortress, they enjoyed one of the best send-offs possible, going unbeaten on home soil.
That meant Mauricio Pochettino took his side to Wembley with Champions League football, though there certainly have been some teething problems at the home of national football.
Indeed, Wembley just didn’t feel right for Tottenham fans and players, as every match replicated the fashion of an away game. In looking to start the season brightly, they managed only 2 points from their opening 3 home games. This caused fans to look on in fear at the possible downfall to their season, with the lack of a place to call home.
While there have been some signs of improvement, perhaps the problems in adjusting should be taken as a warning for next season too, with another new home on the cards.
A team who suffered similar consequences has been fellow London rivals West Ham United, who moved down the road to the Olympic Stadium after departing from their beloved Boleyn Ground.
Surely Spurs can’t drop down a gear in their new stadium?
Heading into the 2016-17 season in their new stadium, the Hammers finished 4 places lower than their final season at their previous fortress as this looked to have hampered them. Now being 11 games into the season and finding themselves seated in the relegation zone, it doesn’t look as if a move has benefited the side.
So as pictures emerge of Spurs new stadium begins to take shape, only time will tell whether Spurs will share a similar fate to that of the Hammers.
If their initial problems moving to Wembley are anything to go by, it’s certainly not that promising for Tottenham, who cannot afford this constant change.
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