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Volume 7 No. 149


It was "trailed as a high-end highlight of Tottenham’s magnificent new stadium" and, in many respects, "came to be an emblem of the extravagance" of the £1B ($1.3B) build, according to David Hytner of the London GUARDIAN. But, in a twist, the "much talked about VIP cheese room will not be happening." The stadium project has been "beset by delays and difficulties," with Tottenham Manager Mauricio Pochettino saying last Friday that his "gut feeling was it would be tough to move in before the end of the season." It is the insides of the exec-level diners that are "now of the utmost concern." The prospect of the cheese room was mentioned in Jan. '17 at a stadium preview. It was reported at the time that clients would be able "to select their own specially sourced half-time cheeses." The mockery from rival fans has "not been slow to arrive." Has the "ridicule prompted a U-turn?" The club says "no." Spurs were "never going to have the cheese room in the first place" (GUARDIAN, 2/11).