There are 2 timelines here remember.
There is the marriage timeline and that could take years.
But that doesn't mean games can't be played well before then.
It is a frustrating time, but I think it is traditional to wait until there is grass on the pitch.
It is unfair to ask why Dier isn't pressing like he used to - no-one is pressing well, and unless everyone does it, opponents can play round you - Dier is more easily played round than most as he is slower.
He does instinctively press, but against the speed of the Liverpool strikers, our...
Back in the good old days, both Leeds and Man U were banned from home games for a while because of hooliganism.
OK it was a long time ago - 1971-72 - and different...
Stolen from SSC.
OK it is twitter, but this guy backs up his prediction of an opening game of 15th Dec with tech references that a gullible person like me just cannot resist.
So laying the pitch for the test events might be as late as the last week in Nov, if you buy into this narrative.
There may well have been a dual timeline for a September opening, but people were just guessing. And that it is fair enough.
With a Nov/Dec opening, I find it hard to believe that the stadium will not both be a fully functioning complete football stadium, and look the part. I don't buy these...
The more details that come out, the more sickening the whole thing becomes.
There is no excuse in the world and it absolutely horrifies me.
Just think: spending the entire evening with "Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud" - no wonder he puked his guts up.
It depends what Levy meant by 'the roof going on'.
At one extreme, well, it is still being worked on now!
At the other, perhaps he meant the completion of the compression ring - the key component of the roof.
Maybe he meant the day the first roofer turned up on the clock.
We could look at 50 odd...
Dier provided cover on the right last season when Tripps was caught up field.
But he can't do this if he is the central DM, and he certainly can't do this if he is on the bench.
Eriksen is also right sided and he has largely been poor this season. He can be effective in tackling plus coming away...