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Spurs: Will Their New Stadium Benefit Them

Finally, after months of preparation, Spurs are going to be opening their new stadium, so that they can play their home matches there.

Built at a cost of 1billion pounds, and that you can see through the video below, showing the time lapse build.

 

Which in part explains why there were so many delays and hiccups with it, it finally hosted its first football match last weekend, when Spurs U18s hosted Southampton U18s.

It has been suggested that the Arsenal Clock end and Spurs new stand look eerily similar, prompting Arsenal Fans to suggest that Spurs are obsessed with Arsenal.

Either way the new stadium looks good and with the extra capacity it can now hold, this will surely benefit Spurs, who like Arsenal, are and have been for a number of years, building a squad and bringing through home grown talent.

Under the Ownership of Daniel Levy, who it is rumoured drives a very hard bargain, Spurs are now, on an equal footing, stadium wise with Man City, Arsenal and Man Utd when it comes to the numbers they will now be able to get into the stadium.

TalkSport commentator Ian Abraham, rates the new stadium as one of the best he has seen in Europe, however, while that may be true in his eyes, this will no doubt upset Arsenal Fans, who will see their impressive stadium, as being easier on the eye and with more space all around.

So will Spurs benefit from the new stadium?

The answer to that is yes in the Long run, as long as they can qualify for the champions league each year, then the extra revenue, generated means that they can invest in the right type of players for the first team squad, so that they can mount a serious challenge for the premiership title, which, right now, is just beyond them, compared to the riches held at Liverpool and Man City.

So all in all, Spurs will benefit from the new stadium ?

 

North London derby preview

This Saturday afternoon sees the 182nd North London derby as Tottenham host Arsenal at Wembley. Spurs will be looking to bounce back from Wednesday’s defeat to London rivals Chelsea.

Since Tottenham lost 2-1 to Burnley in the Premier League, the Lilywhites might have liked a more comfortable 2 games to get back on their horse, but a trip to Chelsea followed by the North London derby isn’t what Mauricio Pochettino would have wanted. The loss to Chelsea saw the Spurs defence all over the place, first allowing Pedro to run through them and score from close range followed by Keiran Trippier slotting past Lloris for the Blues’ second in a moment of total miscommunication. Tottenham will have to tighten up their usually strong defence if they hope to stop a free-firing Arsenal frontline.

One positive for Spurs is that in the last 5 games against the Gunners they have won 3 with 2 of those being at home. The chance of winning the league may have all but faded but Tottenham need to stop the rot and make sure they don’t drop out of the top 4 with Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United all breathing down their necks.

For Arsenal, the derby comes off the back of a comfortable 5-1 win over Bournemouth at the Emirates. The Gunners are picking up steam again after the 3-1 loss to Manchester City at the start of February and will be looking to avenge the 2-0 defeat to Spurs in the Carabao cup in December.

Arsenal will hope to keep their frontline scoring with Frenchman Alexandre Lacazette looking to score for the third game in a row. Armenian Henrikh Mkhitaryan has had a slow start to life at the Emirates since the trade which saw Alexis Sanchez move the other way to Old Trafford but has now scored 2 in 2 and will hope to add to his recent upturn in form. Mesut Ozil chipped in with a goal in the last game and can be extremely dangerous but with the German never certain to start, we will have to wait and see if he can play a big role against Tottenham. Confidence is flowing and the creative players are scoring, and luckily for the Gunners, it’s come just in time for the massive derby game.

Harry Kane being back fit is a huge bonus and will surely be key in the absence of Deli Alli. Additionally, Eric Dier will still be missing following his bout of tonsillitis. For the Gunners, Laurent Koscielny could be a doubt and a big loss to an Arsenal backline already without Hector Bellerin.

With a great match in prospect on Saturday, a win for Arsenal will see them just one point away from Spurs, something their rivals will be looking to stop at any cost.

Wayne Edge @oasis1711

Three managers that Tottenham should keep tabs on in case Pochettino walks.

Mauricio Pochettino is regarded as one of the world’s best football coaches after his successful stints managing both Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur. With Tottenham he has made Champions League football the normality for the Spurs faithful and he has brought a string of young talents into the first team including Harry Kane and Dele Alli to name a few. However, for all Pochettino’s success at the North London club he is yet to win a major trophy in his career, something he surely longs for. with construction problems delaying the clubs move into their new stadium until 2019 and Spurs failing to make a single summer signing Mauricio is rumoured to be contemplating his career at Spurs.

 

Enter Real Madrid. The Spanish giants have parted ways with former Spain manager Julen Lopetegui after just 12 weeks in charge of the Madrid club. Real sit ninth in La Liga after their worst start since 2001-02, Julens stint in charge with the club ended with an abysmal 5-1 El Clasico defeat to rivals Barcelona. Real Madrid are now rumoured to be very interested in appointing Pochettino to take the club back to the top. With his quest for silverware at stake surely Poch will be considering moving to the Bernabeu?

 

Should this happen we have lined up three managers that Tottenham should consider to replace Pochettino should he leave.

 

Eddie Howe

 

Howe is a manager that surely would fit the bill at Tottenham and similar to Pochettino he has come from a smaller club in Bournemouth with a small budget but has achieved great things. With Howe being an ambitious and relatively young manager the Spurs job would surely appeal to him. And Howe would surely appeal to Daniel Levy as he likes to promote youth, plays an attractive style of football and doesn’t have to work with an enormous budget.

 

Antonio Conte

 

The Italian manager that knows how to win whilst playing a brutal counter attacking style of football. The former Juventus and Italy manager is out of a job at the moment after he was sacked by Tottenham’s London rivals Chelsea. Antonio knows how to win the Premier League and is an experienced manager which will make him appeal to Tottenham. However, working against him will be the manner in which he left Chelsea as it was reported he fell out with his players which may cause Tottenham to think against hiring the Italian.

 

Arsène Wenger

 

Now before you close the page just hear us out. It’s a very unlikely move for Tottenham considering Wèngers 22 years at North London rivals Arsenal. Wenger famously won the league with Arsenal at White Hart Lane so any form of move for the Frenchman will be a risk with both sets of fans. However, bottom line is Arsène Wenger is a fantastic manager and plays a beautiful style of football. He never had the most money at Arsenal during the latter stages of his career so the lack of money at Spurs may not be a stumbling block. After the Arsenal fans made their feelings clear regarding Wenger during his last few years could he do the unthinkable and takeover at Spurs? Probably not but it’s one to think about.

 

Should Pochettino leave Spurs? Who should they get to replace him? Let us know in the comments section below.