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    Pochettino 'tired' of discussing Tottenham transfers

    It’s blatant that Pochettino’s increasing stroppiness when asked about transfers has absolutely fuck all to do with the club and equally fuck all to do with individual players. Every story has spun his comments this way - and they all quote him slightly differently to suit their spin. Read...
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    Match Threads Spurs vs Fulham - Match Thread

    I’m pleased that the back 3 is still in Pochettino’s plans. It frees us up from rigidity against defensive teams.
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    That article is such a mixture of a tiny bit of accurate contractual information and a huge amount of speculation and outright bullshit that I scarcely know where to start. So just a few points... It conflates the unfinished cladding with the safety issues that have prevented the stadium from...
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    There's just too much ignorant nonsense on this thread. I don't have time to refute it all. It's just one paranoid extrapolation and misunderstanding after another. The fire safety system has failed tests. That's what's happened. Nothing to do with stands or exterior cladding or the whole...
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    No, we paid last January for an option to use Wembley until December. We have not paid now for the next three months.
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    I think this is worth reinforcing. Mace aren't "doing the exterior". They aren't contractors at all. They're construction managers. They have overall responsibility for the entire stadium build - everything from the deepest piled foundations to the cockerel on the roof. That means they also have...
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    It only takes a quick read through the club statement to see that this is absolute horseshit. The overall build has been progressing fine. It would have been ready to use, though unfinished, by 15 Sept. The problem is that some of the essential safety measures have failed their tests and...
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    It may well be that the fire suppression system "failed": that something was installed that did not work and now needs to be removed and replaced with an identical system that does work. It's also possible that the Fire Brigade and/or Building Control set out performance specifications, the...
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    I was all geared up to write a reprise of my rant from a year or two ago about how the construction industry has a culture of relentlessly misrepresenting progress to the client, right up to a few weeks from scheduled completion. And how this was because the on-site project manager is being...
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    Well, you're absolutely guessing as to the quantum. Mace is not a contractor. They're construction managers. But I agree that they will be the target for the additional costs arising from this. The problem is that damages for late completion are rarely, almost never assessed and billed as per...
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    Yes, but he knew fuck-all. I don't even know who he is. He knew fuck-all. Levy didn't know, because he couldn't know: he has only his professional consultants' word to rely upon. Mace didn't know, because it's industry culture to promote unrealistic optimism to the client! They're the ones who...
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    I think we can conclude now that the build is running late. ;) https://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/2018/august/urgent-stadium-update/
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    "You know how to google. You just put your lips together and blow." And I meant "substrate". You can google that too. The layers of material under a sward or a green roof. Substrate. With an E.
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    The club haven't told us which parts will be completed because they don't know. It's an ongoing development and a vastly complex one, so it's changing every week, as Mace redeploy labour to different jobs and as numerous deliveries of materials either do or do not arrive "just in time". There's...
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    It's spin. Just read the story, it's obvious from the wording. THFC has taken up the option to play at Wembley, to cover eventualities. An option agreement means a payment to reserve the dates if they are required. The press has spun this into stories that heavily imply that the matches will...
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