Date: 14th June 2018 at 8:00pm
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Well, my blog article yesterday was relevant for about 12 hours! Anyway, it’s good to see we now have some firm plans in place for next season.

The report from the Evening Standard turned out to be a false alarm, and we look to have everything in hand for the start of the campaign.

Certainty about where we will playing will no doubt be music to the ears of Mauricio Pochettino. For the fans too, one more trip to Wembley in August will be something to look forward to.

Daniel Levy’s negotiations with the FA and the Premier League have to be credited here. The Football Association did not have to extend their deadline to allow us to play at the national stadium. Our chairman no doubt called on a few favours to make sure they stayed on side.

In the Premier League’s case, we would have had to persuade Richard Scudamore and the board to change the rules over having more than one home ground in a season. Even though it isn’t the most seismic of changes to the league regulations, it’s a definite positive for Poch and his players that we can have at least one “home” game in August.

With the rest of the fixtures away from home until Liverpool on the 15th September (with Watford agreeing to reverse the match on 1st Sept), it looks like the best possible outcome we could have hoped for

The away game at Manchester United was always an away fixture, and with the Wembley game in place, it means we won’t be heading to Old Trafford for a third consecutive match away at the start of the campaign.

Momentum is important at the start of the season, and the atmosphere could well have been very different on the back of a mixed start in four away fixtures heading into the opening match against Liverpool at our new stadium.

The curtain raiser against the Reds is a mouth-watering contest. With assurances that construction will be completed on time, fans can now look to a fixture with great anticipation. Hopefully, we can lift the roof off, and get off to a good start at our new home.

 

6 Replies to “Levy’s Deal Making Skills Come To The Fore At Spurs Once Again”

  • A win at OT would be amazing after the semi-final defeat. I’m really hoping that Antonio Valencia gets the Charlie Adam treatment for his studs up, two footed treatment of Son and Dele last season. We need to target him, put him under constant pressure and do what it takes to get him the red card.

    I also agree with Frank. It’s not the time to be talking about fixtures. It’s the time to be strengthening the squad whilst enjoying the World Cup. It’s the summer. Yes, Levy did a good job with the fixtures, but now he needs to focus on the transfer window and get some business closed.

  • What deal making skills, we aren’t making any deals, we are getting ready for our customary last day scramble, when we can pick up Sissoko type signings, players that are left over after the more ambitious and braver clubs have had their pick, and done their business.

  • So, even with a more than (up until now) frustrating summer transfer window to make us all weep into our Spurs branded coffee cups. We do still have a rather good team of footballers and yet more CL football to look forward to next season. Nice new stadium too…

    You win some, lose some, draw some…

    Early doors! Swings and roundabouts! Funny ol’ game!

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