I heard rumblings a couple of days ago that something was going down. But checks and rechecks were made to make sure that it wasn’t just a hiccup, it wasn’t. So the news finally arrived Monday evening with more confirmation the following day.
Yes, it is Wembley for a bit longer, some will accept the situation humbly (those things happen) and others demanding their money back and then going on social media to vent their anger at whoever wants to hear their rant.
Should we really be surprised? Daniel Levy took precautions, just as one would do with any such significant building projects. If the reader understands how construction works then they would know such issues occur regularly. In a perfect world they wouldn’t, but we haven’t reached that stage yet.
But what is all the fuss? A couple of extra games at Wembley and maybe an extra competition to add delight to anger… what is the problem? Granted, I know people had their heart set on going to the new stadium, as I did. At least we aren’t going to have to wait until next season to see the magnificent Tajmahal at North London’s N17 area. No, we are going to have to wait a couple of extra weeks. And whether anger or whatever your mood is, it is what it is, and that won’t change any day soon.
Are we Tottenham Hotspur supporters of the team or just Tottenham Hotspur supporters of the stadium? If we want to have a new and modern stadium, then such problems will arise. Considering it is only a few months, I thought we got off lightly. I support the club and no matter where they play I will go and see them. Whether it is Wembley or White Hart Lane I am going to see my club play.
People are shouting “rebates” or “money back,” and I say, support your team, no matter where they are. I am not a great fan of Wembley stadium, but I did enjoy the atmosphere with fellow supporters getting together to create a great Spurs-days out last season at our temporary home. As we shall do this time around as well.
Look on the bright side, Daniel Levy could have said that we were going to play two seasons at Wembley, and if he did, I doubt that there would be many that protested. We would accept the situation, as we should today.
Saying all that, I know it isn’t just about the Wembley stadium, but not being kept updated. But the club notifies when possible.
And as for pointing the finger at Levy and blaming him, that is total madness. Contractors are paid to do a job, and if mistakes happen, they happen, but pointing the finger at somebody who has no control over building events is just malicious.
Get over it, it has happened; now move on and support your team wherever they lay down their hats.
Of course, I am going to get some stick for saying what I said, but there is always another perspective. Just imagine how Daniel Levy and all the staff at Tottenham are feeling at this moment in time, it isn’t just the supporters that are angered. And of course the contractors are probably red-faced as well, their reputation is at stake here.
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