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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    Maybe but that doesn't mean the notice period we give them is 24 hours though. Wembley will have contracts in turn to provide the stewarding and catering, for instances, and they in turn will have contracts and so on. I suggested 1 month notice to run down what is a pretty large operation in an...
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    It would have been nice to get some reassurance that the playing surface has not been compromised by this pretty radical technical solution to the problem. They could have run some tests on the tray at the training ground, comparing the ball bounce height at different parts of the tray, for...
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    Doesn't it also depend on the contract we have with Wembley? If they demand a month's notice - which seems quite reasonable, then I guess we have to wait until a month after we get the certificate, unless the club are really confident of the timings... I guess the Wembley contract could be...
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    Rose: playing at Wembley no longer feels like an honour

    I thought the pitch was brilliant last season, so they can make the effort if they want. This season it has been a disgrace compared to its historical sacred high standards. It is a poor pitch by any standards. So it could hardly be any honour to play on that, but I'm not sure that was the point...
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    Rose: playing at Wembley no longer feels like an honour

    My mistake is thinking it is still the home of football.
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    Spurs boss Pochettino disagrees with Rose

    The pitch is shit, but better than what the other 90% of footballers in the country have to play on. You could argue these sand/plastic snooker tables that have to be watered every 45mins are the odd ones out. There has been nothing like them in the history of the game - it has changed the game...
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    Rose: playing at Wembley no longer feels like an honour

    I wonder Wembley didn't re-lay the pitch? They no-doubt have had a row with Levy £££, but isn't it embarrassing for them that the home of football looks a disgrace?
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    The topic is fire alarms. Fires are very nasty. I tend to agree that in a modern stadium, what are the life threatening events that would need such a fancy system. Surely at worst people would walk down the aisles and shuffle onto the pitch? I'm sorry that my example disturbed you. Here's a...
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    It's a nice thought, but don't the builders knock off for Christmas on the 21st December? It the stadium is good to go by the 30th then it was good to go the week before - 22/23rd Dec. And what if the first test reveals a whole list of things that need correcting before a safety certificate can...
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    In the good old days, there was nothing to burn - just concrete and steel. Only the very old wooden stands could go up. But this new ground is posh and will have office furnishing and tons of wiring. Restaurants and kitchens and cheese rooms and plant rooms. It is combustible. Not to come over...
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    Match Ratings Ratings vs Southampton

    Very happy to see Skipp, not that I know anything about him. It's just nice to see some new faces. Lloris motm
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    Match Ratings Ratings vs Arsenal

    Lloris couldn't just punt it long as Arse had a back 5 - Kane wouldn't have stood a chance, remembering he isn't a traditional no. 9 anyway. The answer was for us to match them up, but if Alderweireld was injured and Dier was needed in midfield, then I guess we didn't have that option to play a...
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    Pochettino explains why he made defensive switch that didn't impress Spurs fans

    We've been lucky that Lamela has miraculously recovered and somehow found the best form of his life. Same for Sissoko. And Winks too. We had no reason to think any of that could happen. Sorry but the decision to keep Dembele (who said he wasn't up to the premiership any more) and Wanyama (who...
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    Dier: Football needs feisty derby games

    It was great theatre and the gooners were really up for their cup final, well until they went behind. Result aside it was one of the games of the season. And these are the games arsenal fans want to leave behind when they are summoned up to the euro league.
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    Isn't it normally about a month's notice? So 13th of December, and we'd have to be absolutely confident that the 2 main test events would go perfectly. Seems risky to me. If we could hold the first test before the 13th and it went well then there would be a good chance. But we know the next...
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