1. It was supposed to be open weeks ago but Tottenham’s new stadium is still some way from being finished with reports that it could open by the end of 2018 looking ever more fanciful.

The chief engineer on the project, Nick Cooper, has declared that, when finished, it will be the ‘greatest that’s ever been built’ in some pretty Trumpesque comments, but I guess they have to actually finish building it for us to determine if that’s true or not.

Cooper told the BBC: “We’ve tried to do something in double time.

“If you look at any other project of this nature you wouldn’t have achieved as much as we’ve achieved with the stadium. [Read on to the end to find out why that’s just not true]

“Be patient with us, we understand the frustrations. [It will be] the greatest that’s ever been built.”

Pochettino is ‘confident’ that the stadium will be ready for the end of the year, saying recently, “I am confident this year. I had a private conversation with Daniel.

“I think they are confident. They are working hard to try to find the solution.

“I hope before the year ends, before Christmas, we can play. That’s my wish.”

That seems like more wishful thinking.

As you can see from the images below, the stadium is still some way from being finished and they will then have to host a number of test events to ensure the ground is safe enough for the paying public.

You can get a better feel for the state of the place in this video which was posted on Youtube just a few days ago:

But yeah, Christmas….

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