Tottenham Hotspur have announced that their move to the new White Hart Lane has been delayed due to problems with “critical safety systems”.
This weekend’s home fixture against Fulham was supposed to be their only 2018-19 Premier League match at Wembley, where they spent last season.
However, forthcoming games against Liverpool and Cardiff City will now also have to take place at Wembley due to the delay.
Spurs may have to find a third home ground for their match against Manchester City on October 28th, since Wembley will be hosting an NFL game that day.
With even their manager Mauricio Pochettino bemoaning the state of affairs, here are the best jokes about the Spurs stadium delay:
The people building the stadium.https://t.co/XNAor4iW7T
— Ⓢ (@thfcera) August 15, 2018
@DIYSOS Got a big build that requires your help! I understand Nick Knowles and Billy are Spurs fans so I am sure they would be willing to help!!!
— Nigel Parker (@parker_nigel) August 13, 2018
Tottenham's new stadium will be available on FIFA 19, released on September 19th.
That's over a month, at least, before Spurs will actually play a game there. pic.twitter.com/laNZLibfrl
— bet365 Gaming (@bet365Gaming) August 13, 2018
Right had it:
– Stadium not ready
– Zero investment in playing staff
– Shit kits
– Abomination of a new website
– Levy hired firm to procure a stadium naming rights partner, sacked them and then failed to close a deal himself
– Still pay N'Koudou/Janssen
– RIP @SpursOfficial
— Lilywhite Rose (@lilywhite_rose) August 13, 2018
Apparently there is a brewery in the new ground, but @SpursOfficial can't organise a p**s up in it yet!? How to alienate your customers!
— TIGger (Ian) (@COYS64) August 13, 2018
— 🎗 ShE WoRe A YeLLoW RiBBon (@SheWore) August 13, 2018
— THFC1976 (@THFCsince76) August 13, 2018
Can’t believe Spurs have delayed the new stadium just to stop us being the 1st team to ever win there. Gang of Shithouses
— LFC Stanley House (@LFCStanleyHouse) August 13, 2018
— Kevin (@WelshSpur07) August 13, 2018
— 🇧🇷No-look Bobby🇧🇷 (@ritchieboy84) August 13, 2018
It also came out a day after the season started. I wonder why? @SpursOfficial
"Spurs Tickets T&Cs
1.1 …..No refunds will be issued for Membership or Season Tickets after the Season has commenced"
— Nick Gardner (@NikoGardner) August 14, 2018
Which is the better stadium. RT – Frimley Green F.C. Like – Spurs new ground pic.twitter.com/Omr6meCnt7
— J ⚡️ (@JackFFC_) August 14, 2018
— Enter the VAR (@thedarkpav) August 14, 2018
— EBAYGUMTREE (@savs66) August 14, 2018
The Best Seat in Spurs new Stadium pic.twitter.com/Uku90n0DbR
— ⚽CHELSEA TILL I DIE⚽ (@GarinCFC1905) August 14, 2018
Apparently the delay at the new Spurs stadium is down to the fact that the pitch wasn’t ordered in time because nobody knew that Tottenham played football
— Matt Lucas (@RealMattLucas) August 14, 2018
Spurs new stadium with the roof open is a thing of beauty…🚽 pic.twitter.com/wyBLpvIrBi
— Football Away Days (@AwayDayFooty) August 14, 2018