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ssamme

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Extension to existing training centre building (PART RETROSPECTIVE).

Hopefully not more room to pamper the players who do not give a shit

Edit - just checked the plans and it is more space for the coaches to work out what the lowest block we can put in place is possible without them all standing on the goal line
 
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ssamme

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Good competition in this weeks Spurs newsletter for ST's and Members , free tour of training centre .
Next week’s competition prize spurs manager role, just need to answer the question is levy always right correctly to have a chance of winning…
 

SirHarryHotspur

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Next week’s competition prize spurs manager role, just need to answer the question is levy always right correctly to have a chance of winning…
There are plenty of threads to criticise Levy but the training ground is a spectacular development for which Levy deserves praise, you could say some of the players on their performances this season don't deserve such luxury.
 

dovahkiin

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thought this was worth putting here, stolen from here

There are many reasons Postecoglou bounces into work these days. Another is his workplace, Hotspur Way, which is arguably the best facility of its kind in the world. Certainly, no sporting team in Australia can boast anything remotely close. It opened in 2012, but you would not know it’s more than a decade old – like their stunning stadium, roughly 12 kilometres south, it is being constantly updated and renovated at the behest of chairman Daniel Levy, who insists on heading off any signs of depreciation before they are even slightly noticeable.
Words cannot do 311,000 square metres facility justice, but here goes.

If Postecoglou’s famous thousand-yard stare somehow misses something at training, it will be caught by one of the many cameras overlooking each field, which can beam near-live images to an iPad in his grasp, if he so desired. He and his coaching staff have not yet moved into the new wing, which runs parallel to the main pitch; the finishing touches are still being put on it, and the smell of new carpet is almost intoxicating. Every element has been crafted to connect the building to the fields, so when Postecoglou is meeting players in his office, or the coaching staff is running through the game plan in the tactics room, they all remember what this is about.
In the gym and treatment centres – complete with cryotherapy and altitude chambers, and every other bit of medical equipment imaginable – injured players can look through the window and watch teammates who have taken their place in the team. It’s all designed to motivate, to remove excuses for underperformance. And that’s just for the first team – the academy and women’s team have their own dedicated sections. The only thing missing is a self-contained hospital.

Elsewhere, the media department has three high-tech television studios in which to film content. There is a huge kitchen garden, where the fruits, vegetables and herbs that feed the players and staff are sustainably grown. Every nook and cranny in between is immaculately landscaped with hedges, plants and flowers. And then, of course, there’s The Lodge, the luxurious 46-suite hotel where players and staff can stay the night, if they wish. It looks like a resort, because it practically is; put it on an island in the Whitsundays and it’d give qualia a run for its money.
 

SirHarryHotspur

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The Guardian map in above post is slightly misleading in the amount of land the the Women's Academy will take up , it is a much smaller proportion and the rest will be open to the public and managed with wildlife meadows etc.
According to the Guardian's map the Women's academy takes up twice the amount of space as the men's training grounds :) , you just cannot trust newspapers with political bias and that applies to left wing and right wing.

 
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superted4

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So the jist of the complaints that I can see are:-

- spurs are a multi million pound company and should be paying more than £2m for the lease
- fencing off a section of the land for the actual training ground when it’s public area.

first point is mute, as if the council has sold it cheap then they’ve sold it cheap, as long as our bid was in line with the other bids then it’s balls to expect us to pay more.

the second area in interesting as the area was a golf course prior, and whilst it wasn’t fenced off, surely people couldn’t/wouldn’t use it as and when they liked for fear of been whacked by a golf ball!

add in all the repairs and regeneration that spurs will do, and it’s only a 25 year lease (though no doubt I’m sure a deal will be done i future for spurs buying the training ground land in exchange to relinquish all the other area) I think it’s beneficial. Then again I’m not from the area, but it’s looks a shit hole, and having a company willing to sink millions into its regeneration should not be frowned upon
 

SirHarryHotspur

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the second area in interesting as the area was a golf course prior, and whilst it wasn’t fenced off, surely people couldn’t/wouldn’t use it as and when they liked for fear of been whacked by a golf ball!
Exactly, take your dog for a walk on the golf course while they are playing and shout "Fetch"
 

DogsOfWar

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A lot of golf courses have public right of ways through them, they usually have priority.

It's no different to public paths going through farmer's fields etc.
Generally, the dog walkers etc don't stray too far off the tracks out of respect for the golfers but they do occasionally.
 

muppetman

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So the jist of the complaints that I can see are:-

- spurs are a multi million pound company and should be paying more than £2m for the lease
- fencing off a section of the land for the actual training ground when it’s public area.

first point is mute, as if the council has sold it cheap then they’ve sold it cheap, as long as our bid was in line with the other bids then it’s balls to expect us to pay more.

the second area in interesting as the area was a golf course prior, and whilst it wasn’t fenced off, surely people couldn’t/wouldn’t use it as and when they liked for fear of been whacked by a golf ball!

add in all the repairs and regeneration that spurs will do, and it’s only a 25 year lease (though no doubt I’m sure a deal will be done i future for spurs buying the training ground land in exchange to relinquish all the other area) I think it’s beneficial. Then again I’m not from the area, but it’s looks a shit hole, and having a company willing to sink millions into its regeneration should not be frowned upon
It's a moot point, not a mute one.

I wouldn't normally do that, but it made me think of @davidmatzdorf and so made me smile.
 

ukdy

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It's a moot point, not a mute one.

I wouldn't normally do that, but it made me think of @davidmatzdorf and so made me smile.
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