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Wednesday
Oct222014

White Hart Lane Drone Cam

A video is doing the rounds of a Drone Cam hovering over White Hart Lane during the Forest game a few weeks ago, it's well worth a watch.
However it appears the man has now been arrested after a drone was flown over the Etihad Stadium on Sunday during our game.

A GMP spokesman said the man was arrested on suspicion of breaching the Air Navigation Order and released on police bail for eight weeks.
Ch Insp Chris Hill, said: "The drones could pose a threat to crowd safety and potentially cause alarm in crowded areas.

"Even small drones can weigh up to seven or eight kilograms and could cause damage or injury if they fall from height. Thankfully, no-one was hurt."

He added: "People may see this as a minor offence but it is a breach of the Air Navigation Order, which is prosecuted by the Civil Aviation Authority."
Tuesday
Oct212014

Tunnel Cam - City away

It’s not just on the pitch Manchester City can splash untold money but off it their digital/web presence is one of the best around in my opinion.

The much viewed “Tunnel Cam” series is an access all areas, behind the scenes look throughout the whole match day, I’ve found myself watching our games footage on the channel in the last few years now it puts a different perspective on things. Have a watch below...

Whilst there were some positives on the pitch, in general the less said about the game the better!

 

 

 

Monday
Oct062014

'Cheap' trains for Swansea away

Our trip to Swansea has been confirmed for Sunday 14th December at 4pm following the latest round of finalised TV fixtures.

 

There's a 09:33 from London Paddington that arrives into Swansea 13:21, coming back either 18:51 (22:12) or 19:55 (23:27) currently £36.80 return for adults and £23.60 for those with a Young Persons Railcard.

 

Book direct with First Great Western. As always prices tend to go up quite sharpish so don't delay.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday
Sep102014

Home away from home

Thursday 30th October 2008.

The day the Northumberland Development Project was announced, time flies.

Nearly 6 years on - today’s announcement confirmed the continued rumours – we’ll be spending a season away from White Hart Lane during the development of the new stadium.

Archway down Paxton RoadWhilst the core of the statement is focused around Archway Sheet Metal Works’ right to exercise a challenge to the Secretary of State's decision in the High Court, the move away from N17 was confirmed.

Firstly, the Archway appeal is likely to drag on for a little while longer yet – the club have mentioned the 2017/18 date is practically a no go. The rest of the whole process is unlikely to go smoothly going by what’s happened in the last 6 years so an extra 2/3 year delay on top wouldn’t be too much of a shock. Hopefully I’m proved wrong on that point.

So now it’s confirmed we’ll be on the road for a season – what are some of the options?

The Milton Keynes link has been in the spot light since 2008. Chairman Pete Winkelman publically stated "If Tottenham decide to redevelop on site it seems they will need temporary accommodation and they have had a chat with us about using our stadium".

StadiumMK is all but finished, just under 30,000 saw the shock demolition over Man Utd a few weeks back in the League Cup.

Having been there I can say it’s not the easiest ground to get too – a shuttle bus from the train station appeared to be the easiest way in.

Around the ground, apart from a Kentucky Fried Chicken, it was pretty much a ghost town. I haven’t been there in a few years mind you so things may have changed since.

Another option, the National Stadium – Wembley.

Over 2000 took part in a Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust poll in recent weeks which found 60%  were in favour of watching games at an alternative venue to White Hart Lane, if that enabled the new ground to be built quicker. Wembley was by far the favourite option for an alternative home, with 85% saying they would be prepared to watch games there.

Wembley has a restriction of 22 sporting events a year at full capacity, however no restrictions on the use of the lower two tiers (roughly 50,000) according to the Harringey Independent.

The use of Upton Park was quickly rebuffed from both sides a short while ago which indicates use of the Olympic Stadium may also prove tricky… Though money talks.

Portman Road and the newly built Amex in Brighton have also been touted in recent months which would increase travel costs for most. Brighton is interesting, I believe there is a link between both boards. Their corporate facilities which I’m sure will be of interest to ENIC are supposed to be very fancy.

Arsenal? Surely not even on the shortlist?

StadiumMK - an option it seemsI wouldn’t be at all surprised if we end up playing the few “big” games at Wembley with the majority at StadiumMK.

On the pitch, the transition may take some time. Having no "home ground" could have a detrimental knock on effect which relates to poor results.

Local businesses around Tottenham will no doubt feel the impact of a move away, even if it’s just for a year. It could be longer if further delays arise.

Whatever the next move, it’ll be sure to upset the applecart. It’s impossible to keep everyone happy. A season ticket “opt out” choice for a year is surely a must.

We are Tottenham, we are Tottenham, super Tottenham, from the…

 

 

 

Tuesday
Aug262014

NDP: Lilywhite House & Players Car Park

Whilst on a little mooch around the ground before the victory over QPR Sunday, I noticed some slight change with regards to the land opposite Paxton Road.

The soon to be opened Tottenham University Technology College "Lilywhite House" looks out to a rubble view of the current North Stand.

Some of the players parked there last year, which for the autograph hunters is not ideal given the new entrance appeared to be more private near the Spurs Megastore.