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    Villas-Boas "Tottenham Board Destroyed Everything I Built"

    You are a very strange person. People: this was the response to me "agreeing" with his post about AVB winning the Russian league.
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    Villas-Boas "Tottenham Board Destroyed Everything I Built"

    Typically, the headline is misleading. It implies that the board has destroyed everything he created since he left and Pochettino arrived - the daft implication being that we were better before he left than we are now. It makes a nice inflammatory story. But that's not what he actually said. He...
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    New stadium may not be ready until March

    I have no inside info that would tell me that. The stadium is visibly complete. The alarm system is reputedly still being rectified. I'm not an expert on modern software-controlled integrated alarm systems, so I don't know how long it will be before they can reschedule the test events. What I...
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    Pochettino wants to freshen up squad in January

    The article is dated 18 October...
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    New stadium may not be ready until March

    Someone's been chatting to several people and deciding to print only the most alarming thing they heard.
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    The planning consent for the additional events needs to be applied for right now, in case we need to stay longer at Wembley. It takes a couple of months to get even a non-controversial planning application approved - and this one isn't non-controversial, because local residents usually oppose...
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    I think we can credit Populous for the important design elements. What Mace deserve is credit for not watering it down and fucking it up. But they're construction managers, not design architects.
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    Because he didn't "suggest next season". He said (and I recalled without having to check) that the "internal gossip" was suggesting next season. The implication is that "gossip" is, by definition, unreliable. But there were immediately pages of wailing, panicked posts on the basis that Edmonton...
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    It's been ready to host matches for 2 months - except for the alarm and safety installations. Now it's not just "ready", it's nearly "finished".
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    The Regeneration of Tottenham Thread

    But if someone then asks for a detailed reply, I'll post one - as indeed I did when asked by gaffers. I asked 2 or 3 times for a substantive comment, but got the dumb-insolence treatment each time. Anyone who can read through my detailed history of the development and the negotiation and call...
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    The Regeneration of Tottenham Thread

    That was my impression, but I didn't have your inside knowledge to say so as boldly. It wasn't spin. No one would lend anyone money to do development after the crash, they were all gibbering wrecks. That's where the explanation about the increased profit margin comes in. It wasn't about cash...
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    The Regeneration of Tottenham Thread

    You haven't mounted any argument. Just a flurry of "dislike" ratings and zero explanation. If you want to participate in the discussion, you have to say something that isn't just a flounce. I'm not sure what "playing to the audience" is here. The only explanation you offered for otherwise...
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    The Regeneration of Tottenham Thread

    Seriously fucking weird, this one. I think gaffers reckons he knows "which side" I'm on ... and is diametrically wrong.
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    It was a condition of the original planning consent, when Wembley Stadium was built, that there is a maximum number of events at full capacity per year - the local people insisted upon it, to keep the disruption down to manageable levels. There can be any number of additional events at a...
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