Due to problems acquiring the land on which to build the new stadium, Spurs officials have conceded that the completion of the project will not be in 2017 as originally thought. It appears a temporary ground share is the only way to adhere to Premier League rules.
The most likely destination appears to be Milton Keynes but fans would prefer a move to Wembley. Meanwhile, most worryingly for fans, rumours have emerged that the two bitter rivals could share a home for a season. Wenger, though, feels any move would be blocked by fans of both sides.
Talking in his morning press conference, the French manager said;
“Geographically it’s a solution but you understand as well that it’s a very sensitive subject.… Continue reading →
Welbeck joined Arsenal on transfer deadline day from Manchester United after it became apparent that Radamel Falcao was moving to Old Trafford. He has a goal scoring record of just 29 in 142 games but this is the record of a player that has spent most of his time on the wing, with Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney taking up the central striker roles. He has joined the Gunners in the hope of becoming a striker, signed in part due to the injury of Olivier Giroud.
Talking to the Sunday Times the 23-year-old admitted his preferred position is as a centre-forward and is confident that his scoring record would improve if he was given the opportunity to play there regularly.… Continue reading →
Burton Albion were rewarded for knocking out Queens Park Rangers with a home tie against Brighton and Hove Albion. While Milton Keynes Dons host Bradford City after putting four past Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United.
There are five all Premier League ties, the best of which see Southampton travel to Arsenal and Everton visiting Swansea City.
All ties will be played during the week beginning 22nd September.
Chelsea v Bolton Wanderers
Arsenal v Southampton
West Bromwich Albion v Hull City
Crystal Palace v Newcastle United
Leyton Orient v Sheffield United
Cardiff City v AFC Bournemouth
Sunderland v Stoke City
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It’s only been 11 days since Manchester United lost the Premier League curtain raiser to Swansea at Old Trafford, however the team, and more importantly their manager has received widespread criticism after no wins from 3 games. Louis Van Gaal’s time at Bayern probably offers the best scope for comparison (similar type of club, similar circumstances surrounding his aims for the club, similar restructuring of the squad required). Van Gaal even made startlingly similar claims upon his inauguration at Bayern on 01 June 2009, boldly declaring ‘I want to make history here’. In May this year, Van Gaal stated to the world press that on his appointment at United that ‘together I’m sure we will make history’.
Van Gaal enjoyed a strong pre-season with Bayern, but drew both of their opening 2 league matches 1-1 (away to Hoffenheim, home to Werder Bremen) and lost his third game 2-1 away to Mainz. He… Continue reading →