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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    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.
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    Eric Dier- defender or midfielder ?

    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...
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    Back in the good old days, both Leeds and Man U were banned from home games for a while because of hooliganism. https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/sep/12/whats-the-longest-a-team-has-gone-without-being-awarded-a-penalty OK it was a long time ago - 1971-72 - and different...
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    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. I'd...
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    Match Ratings Ratings vs Liverpool

    I gave it to winks as it was a tough game to return from injury. He had lots of energy and was positive, so lets hope he stays fit.
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    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...
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    Lloris court case outcome

    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.
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    The screens are roughly 10m high, so a 4.5m cock will look about this size.
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    Golden Cockerel to grace new stadium roof

    I hope it is proper 3D cock and not an iconised 2D one, with the stars and stripes on the reverse.
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    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...
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    Own grown players in the Premiership falls below a third for the first time.

    It could be a good thing, but if they stay too long, too young, the badly implemented home quota rule will make their life harder when they return.
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    Vertonghen comments on contract situation

    In Dec 2016, he signed a 1 year extension up to 2019. So it is big news that his 1 extension came with another 1 year extension option. He seems to be on a rolling contract.
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    Foyth again left out of Champions League squad

    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...
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    Pochettino: I’m the first person responsible for Watford defeat

    Deeney deserved his goal. Anyone who can go shoulder to shoulder with Sanchez and leave him on the floor has a raw power that you have to admire.
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    Kane's risk of burnout presents a problem for Tottenham and England

    What can we do? He wants to play. If we dropped him for a few weeks whenever he needs it, we run the risk he leaves next summer. But Southgate is free to give him a break.
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