Tottenham legend annoyed new stadium saga is ‘dragging on’

first_imgTottenham legend Clive Allen has described the ongoing saga with their new stadium as a ‘cloud hanging over the club’.Spurs have continued to play at Wembley this season as their new home is completed, and recent reports have claimed the opening could be put off until 2019.The new £1billion arena was initially scheduled to host its first Premier League game in September.But the club have encounters numerous issues and could now be facing more delays until next year if upcoming safety tests aren’t passed.Tottenham this week opened their sparkling new club shop to the public – the largest of its kind in Europe – but that has not been enough to appease fan frustrations over their continued wait. Tottenham’s new stadium store is the largest club shop of its kind in Europe A view of Spurs’ new stadium on September 25, 2018 “Really we don’t know when the first game will be.“It will be magnificent when it’s done, there’s no doubt about that.“But it is dragging on and it’s just a cloud hanging over the club at the moment.”Listen back to Clive Allen’s PSV v Tottenham Champions League preview IN FULL above! Former striker Allen joined talkSPORT on Wednesday to preview Tottenham’s Champions League trip to face PSV Eindhoven.And, speaking about the stadium, the White Hart Lane hero admitted the saga is ‘dragging on’.He told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “There’s a lot of talk that it’s nowhere near ready and there are still test events that need to take place.“As far as the supporters are concerned you can understand their frustration, it was all geared for Liverpool and it didn’t happen. 2 2last_img read more


first_imgThe 41st Topaz Donegal International Rally kicks off today and there is a huge buzz across the county.It is expected that 70,000 people will come into the county and generate a whopping €25 million for the local economy.The three day event shows no signs of slowing down with both the number of visitors and participants remaining steady. Chairman of the Donegal International Rally, Damian Crawford, said the rally is as popular as ever.“We are the only three day rally event in Ireland and I’m delighted to be able to say it is as strong as ever.“We may be suffering economically but the rally is certainly showing no signs of letting up.“All the bed and breakfasts are sold out and the number of drivers taking part is also holding steady. “We’re looking forward to a great weekend with a huge emphasis on safety,” he said.A total of 141 cars will take part in the main rally while a further 20 cars will compete in the historic section and a further 15 in the junior category.Eamon Magee, who is the clerk of the course for the first time, admits he is a little bit nervous.“There’s a huge amount of planning has to go into the event and I am seeing that first hand now.“Without the hard work of so many people it simply could not go ahead,” he said. One famous rally name will not be behind the wheel this weekend but rather in front of the camera!Driver Toni Kelly is not competing but she will certainly be in the thick of the action as presenter for UTV’s RPM rally programme.“I am really looking forward to it. It will be different but I’ll still be in the middle of all the action.“I am hoping for a great rally and I’m looking forward to some great driving. “Most of all however I am hoping for a safe rally and I would encourage everyone to take things easy following the rally and to listen to the marshals,” she said.RALLY SET TO KEEP DONEGAL’S LOCAL ECONOMY ON THE RIGHT ROAD! was last modified: June 15th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more