Tottenham Hotspur fans entered this season with eager anticipation over their brand new 62,000 seat stadium.
It was supposed to be the start of a new era, after playing a largely successful season at Wembley, all things considered.
The ground was set to open on September 15, but the day came around and rolled past with no grand opening in sight.
Fast forward five months to February and Spurs supporters are still waiting for their new stadium, after numerous delays to building, safety systems, and test days.
It now remains to be seen whether Tottenham will get their chance for a move this season at all, as we approach the back end of the campaign.
One man who knows all about new stadium troubles is ex Spurs nemesis Arsene Wenger.
When the new Emirates Stadium was opened back at the start of the 06/07 season, it started a long run of tight budgeting for Arsenal and Wenger.
Due to stadium costs, the Gunners were forced to compromise on other aspects, unable to keep their best players, or bring in the best new talent.
Wenger told Beln Sports (as reported by Football London): “I was limited. First of all we had to pay the stadium back and then the banks said only 50% of our finances could be dedicated to the wages.
“We had to sell our best players, but I was in a good position that was quite strong because we had not much choice financially and secondly because I was there for a long time I had the power to do it. The position of the modern manager is a bit more fragile.”
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