Saints Open New Tottenam Hotspur Stadium ! See The Pictures !
Sunday, 24th Mar 2019 17:52
Saints U18's were the visitors for the inaugural game at Spurs new stadium, see how impressive it is with our picture gallery here.
Saint's youngsters fell to a 3-1 defeat against their Spur's counterparts in the first game hosted at New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
First-half goals from J’Neil Bennett and Harvey White put the hosts in control, before Kornelius Hansen’s effort after the break looked to pave the way for a comeback. However, Dilan Markanday's finish from close range sealed all three points for the home side.
A crowd of 28,987 assembled to watch the match in the first of several test events designed to get the stadium ready for it;s first competitive games in April.
As good as the Stadium looks and know one can deny that it is impressive, there is a school of thought that says that due to the over running of the work, that meant the Stadium opened around 7 months after it was due to, that it was unfair that Tottenham should be allowed to change grounds with so little of the season left and that would be unfair on not only the opponents who have to visit but other clubs who may be affected by the results of those games.
However it could be that it is a disadvantage to Spurs who now have to play in a stadium that is not much more familiar to them than their opponents and therefore some of the home advantage is lost.
Anyway here are more pics.
Photo: Action Images
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|SanMarco added 18:44 - Mar 24|
Under 18s wasn't it?
Ludicrous that they are allowed to move this late in the season - imagine if it was us or Bournemouth or someone: behave yourself and wait until next season we would be told. Different story for the big six. It is unfair because many sides have a problem when they first play in their new stadium - this could give Palace and Brighton an unfair advantage.
|A1079 added 20:08 - Mar 24|
Certainly looks impressive.
Given how late in the season it is, I think they should have waited until the next season. I appreciate many will say it is just a pitch, but past evidence has shown that it is the home side that struggles for a while in new grounds. Anyway, hopefully by concentrating on ourselves and doing the right things, any result there will not effect us.
|SaintBrock added 20:35 - Mar 24|
It may be that the FA wanted their stadium back to prepare for the international on Friday and the play-offs and semi finals coming up
|1970 added 21:45 - Mar 24|
having a new stadium gives spuds a great excuse to choke like they usually do when near the finishing line, I bet they chose the palace game as an easy 3 points so I'd love it if palace turned them over and even funnier if arse finished above them, but still who cares we have our own worries like getting 3 points from Brighton which I feel we can do if we have a fit squad, coyr
|SaintNick added 12:15 - Mar 25|
saintbrock, Wembley coped last year so wouldnt think that was an issue this
|underweststand added 13:14 - Mar 25|
Their new stadium certainly looks like a state-of-art construction but there is always that factor of moving ground and what effect it will have on the team's form.
Kicking off in a £1 billion stadium doesn't mean they will upgrade their football to meet the challenge. Saints fans may recall that - even though it was more luxurious after we moved to SMS , those early results weren't exciting, and that fantastic atmosphere and the much-vaunted concept of " Fortess Dell " had gone forever.
More so from Spurs point of view, as their recent poor form means they may not get to qualify for next season's CL unless they actually win it this season. The thought of having this magnificent building for just 19 Prem. games and a few cup matches may play heavily of Mr. Levy's mind (not to mention his bankers) until they qualify for something.
|SaintBrock added 20:40 - Mar 26|
I feel a bit sorry for our lads, it must have been quite intimidating being forced to play in front of 30,000 North London fans however good natured they might have been. It is hard not to believe that the result would have been influenced by this intimidation.
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