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Final WHL game messages here please
11 May 2017 15:05 Post ID: #1145280
If you wish to make a specific comment, and it does not cover, in depth the actual game itself regarding the final WHL game on Sunday can you please add your message via this thread? It just avoids multiple and similar threads that’s all.

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11 May 2017 15:06 Post ID: #1145083 - in reply to #1145267
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I know this is a silly question but having been bred in Hoxton that's about normal!
The ground we all know & cherish as "White Hart Lane" is about 300 yards from White Hart Lane (from memory), as we all know. Looking at the recently published photos of the new ground it appears to be closer to White Hart Lane - So why can't we keep the name???
I might be inclined to come back for a weekend at the new stadium if we kept the name - providing we get new owners and new manager!.
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11 May 2017 15:06 Post ID: #1145142 - in reply to #1145083
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It's been 118 years of history in the making - this Sunday the White Hart Lane curtain will come down for the very last time.

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11 May 2017 15:06 Post ID: #1145154 - in reply to #1145083
Fevvers - 8/5/2017 06:38

I know this is a silly question but having been bred in Hoxton that's about normal!
The ground we all know & cherish as "White Hart Lane" is about 300 yards from White Hart Lane (from memory), as we all know. Looking at the recently published photos of the new ground it appears to be closer to White Hart Lane - So why can't we keep the name???
I might be inclined to come back for a weekend at the new stadium if we kept the name - providing we get new owners and new manager!.


The club has borrowed around £400 mill in debt project finance, part of the plan is to sign a long term strategic sponsor (a la Emirates airlines as le arse did) who will also take the naming rights - I do expect that this deal will be done before we move in and will be in the region of around £2-250 mill for a 10 year deal....

Under these circumstances, keeping the name is simply not an option..
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11 May 2017 15:06 Post ID: #1145156 - in reply to #1145083
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Won't we still call it The Lane amongst ourselves though ?

Edited by Nick Real Deal 11/5/2017 08:23
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11 May 2017 15:06 Post ID: #1145157 - in reply to #1145156
Nick Real Deal - 9/5/2017 10:34

Won't we still call in The Lane amongst ourselves though ?


I suspect we will.
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11 May 2017 15:06 Post ID: #1145257 - in reply to #1145083
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Thanks Ex and as NRD says, the traditionalists will continue to call the Spurs ground "The Lane". Long may that survive!
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11 May 2017 15:06 Post ID: #1145267 - in reply to #1145280
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Demolition work will begin, in earnest just hours after Sunday's final whistle blows at White Hart Lane - RIP.

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11 May 2017 15:06 Post ID: #1145273 - in reply to #1145280
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Coopsie sent Vital Spurs a very special and personal message - goodbye White Hart Lane.

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11 May 2017 15:06 Post ID: #1145274 - in reply to #1145273
Coopsie sent Vital Spurs a very special and personal 'goodbye White Hart Lane' message.

On Sunday, May the 14th
We'll see the final game
Played within the confines
Of the magical White Hart Lane

With Kick-Off at 16.30
Man United is who we'll play
No matter the end result
It'll be an emotional day

White Hart Lane has been our 'Home'
For almost 118 years
No doubt when that final whistle blows
Most inside shall be in tears

'The Lane' was built in 1898
Then opened September 1899
The first game brought a 4-1 win
Nott's County our victims that time

Around 5,000 supporters turned up
The love affair began
This place that would become a home
Too many a lady, child or man

In the early 20th Century
'The Lane' extended its reach
Capacity expanded to over 15,000
Thanks to architect, Archibald Leitch

He added a 'paddock' for 700 fans
So they could stand and cheer
For that's what Yiddos love to do
Year after year

At the end of the season, in 1910
Above a team that refused to hoof
Saw the introduction of something iconic
As the Bronze Cockerel was placed proudly on the roof

But that's not where the improvements stopped
As the team continued to compete
The wooden East Stand would be replaced
With stronger, more durable concrete

That change would be massive
Over 50,000 was now the capacity
As the club pushed on like a big club should
Showing the utmost of tenacity

The 1920's saw even more changes
Though these were not experiments
The Paxton Road & Park Lane Stands
Became covered from the elements

Bronze fighting Cock, proudly looking down
Upon something far from simplistic
As White Hart Lane was chosen to host
Preliminaries for the 1948 Olympics

Floodlights were later introduced
In nineteen fifty three
Fast forward 30+ years, The West Stand replaced
The improvements were clear to see

Later, in 1989
'The Shelf' was redesigned
Executive boxes and seats replaced
The space where fans stood aligned

The early 1990's
The new South Stand could be seen
As well as the introduction
Of our first Jumbotron video screen

Another screen would later be added
North Stand renovation would be completed
1998 left the stadium we have now
Where over 36,000 can be seated

In 1995 and 96
American Football came to 'The Lane'
The London Monarchs calling it home
Though they never would again

'The Lane' would host many events
Even pugilistic magic
September 1991, Eubank v Watson
Though the ending that night was tragic

The first real success 'The Lane' would see
Would come in 1961
Bill Nicholson won the League & Cup double
The first time, that Century, this was done

Shortly after, 'The Lane' would see
An alternative form of demolition
As 'Sir Bill' would guide the first English team
To win the biggest European Competition

We've seen some true greats at our home
The list too big to name
How can we single anyone out
Who became a legend at White Hart Lane

Whether, Blanchflower, Mackay or Greavsie
Ardiles, Hoddle or Chivers
Gazza, 'Mabbsy' Or Clemence
The spine, quite simply, shivers

Burkinshaw, Jennings or Peters
The list goes on and on
But I simply have to mention
King Ledgeley, the modern day prodigal Son

Whoever was your favourite
To grace the hallowed turf at our ground
It's time to bid an emotional goodbye
As it echoes its final sound

Don't face it with trepidation
Embrace change with your heart
For as 'The Lane' is torn down
It's not the end, it's just the start

The biggest club stadium in the capital
Is rapidly coming together
A multi-purpose, world class venue
To be used, no matter the weather

With a 61,000 capacity
And, surely, 61,000 concurs
How amazing is it going to be
To hear each one singing 'Come On You Spurs'

It's time to write new history
The next chapter in our story
As Spurs have set our sights so high
That even failure will have an echo of glory.

COYS
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11 May 2017 19:29 Post ID: #1145295 - in reply to #1145156
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I will always call it White Hart Lane, you call it what you like. It's got to be better than The Hemorrhoids Stadium. I hope, by the way, we have a name, that cannot be turned into a derogatory embarrassing name.

WHITE HART LANE, The white hart is a great name for anything, a pub, a road, a mansion....
even a deer. It sort of sounds British, and conjures up a picture of a lone deer, standing lapping in a stream in the sunshine in a woodland glade with birds singing and other animals foraging in the shrubbery. OH you old romantic Tel! But its a nice name, I like it. I don't want it to change.

BUT IT'S A GREAT SOURCE OF MEMORIES, when I DID get the chance to visit the home of my SPURS all the way from South Wales. I don't know if people are more romantic about the place, if they live elsewhere somewhere, other than North London N17 or if they live right on the doorstep of WHL. BUT anyway, knowing that the boys are playing at home today playing in front of their mates, sends a rush to the brain, as well as knowing that perhaps instead they're invading Manchester today and making inroads into alien territory.

It's hard to think that it will soon be demolished, don't get me wrong, I'm looking forward to us having a fine new stadium, state of the art, biggest in London, with lots of great image and finesse but we have to knock the old stadium down that's been around since 1899 to make way for it. Awwww. Of COURSE I didn't shed a tear! I'm a bloke. Blokes don't cry!
But on the day..., maybe..........

WE WILL MISS IT.

Thanks WHL.




Edited by Welshtel 11/5/2017 19:32
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11 May 2017 20:24 Post ID: #1145298 - in reply to #1145295
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Welshtel - 11/5/2017 19:29

I will always call it White Hart Lane, you call it what you like. It's got to be better than The Hemorrhoids Stadium. I hope, by the way, we have a name, that cannot be turned into a derogatory embarrassing name.

WHITE HART LANE, The white hart is a great name for anything, a pub, a road, a mansion....
even a deer. It sort of sounds British, and conjures up a picture of a lone deer, standing lapping in a stream in the sunshine in a woodland glade with birds singing and other animals foraging in the shrubbery. OH you old romantic Tel! But its a nice name, I like it. I don't want it to change.

BUT IT'S A GREAT SOURCE OF MEMORIES, when I DID get the chance to visit the home of my SPURS all the way from South Wales. I don't know if people are more romantic about the place, if they live elsewhere somewhere, other than North London N17 or if they live right on the doorstep of WHL. BUT anyway, knowing that the boys are playing at home today playing in front of their mates, sends a rush to the brain, as well as knowing that perhaps instead they're invading Manchester today and making inroads into alien territory.

It's hard to think that it will soon be demolished, don't get me wrong, I'm looking forward to us having a fine new stadium, state of the art, biggest in London, with lots of great image and finesse but we have to knock the old stadium down that's been around since 1899 to make way for it. Awwww. Of COURSE I didn't shed a tear! I'm a bloke. Blokes don't cry!
But on the day..., maybe..........

WE WILL MISS IT.

Thanks WHL.




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11 May 2017 21:08 Post ID: #1145299 - in reply to #1145280
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Call it Phoenix Lane....arising from the ashes of its predecessor
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13 May 2017 06:49 Post ID: #1145313 - in reply to #1145280
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Set your reminder for #TheLaneTheFinale / Manchester United preview show with special guests, LIVE from pitchside at White Hart Lane. Sunday 14 May 2017 - 3:15pm BST.

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13 May 2017 08:38 Post ID: #1145354 - in reply to #1145280
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I was 15 when my Da brought me to White Hart Lane in 1978,he had supported Tottenham all his life,watching the great Double winning sides,he told me everyone talked about Spurs in those days ,so I caught the bug. I returned the compliment with my Brothers, 20 years later in Nov. 98 by bringing my Da over to see Spurs v Nottingham Forest. When he walked into the Stadium,the look on his face said so much,I had a lump my throat.Ginola played that day and he was magnificent,I think we won 4-0,I still have the ticket. Sadly my Da passed away the following Jan,he was only 64.I was so happy he got to see the Lane again before he left us.I have been there a few times over the years,not as often as I would have liked as I live in Dublin,the last time was last year with my Nephew,who is a UTD fan by the way, when we destroyed Utd 3 -0,the athmosphere was electric,so thats another generation I was at the Lane with. So White Hart Lane holds a very special place in my heart,not least because of my Da. I will shed a tear on Sunday as we all say goodbye to a famous old stadium which has been a huge part of my life and Im sure a huge part of yours but I can't wait to move into our new stadium..C.O.Y.S.
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13 May 2017 12:29 Post ID: #1145359 - in reply to #1145280
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Some of us remember the lane before it was developed...I mainly stood on terraces with about 20 mates who all travelled from West Sham territory, on the shelf under the camera platform shouting into the mike which dangled down to get the atmosphere and the verbals aimed usually at Brian Moore...in the nicest possible taste! (and you could sneak in a hip flask of whiskey as well, without fear of getting kicked out of the ground, and the peanut sellers used to chuck the bags of nuts up the terraes and we threw the money down!.
Happy days



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15 May 2017 16:19 Post ID: #1145496 - in reply to #1145280
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To have seen Paul Gascoigne, Jermain Defoe, Gary Lineker, Jurgen Klinsmann, and Gareth Bale at WHL yesterday would have been the icing on the cake, nevertheless..

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