With Spurs’ new stadium not ready until October 2018 at the earliest, Wembley has become their new home for now. However, after Spurs were drawn at ‘home’ in the third round of the Carabao cup, special dispensation has been asked for the tie to be played at Stadium MK. Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust work hard on behalf of the Spurs fans to make sure their voice is heard by the club. The news of the tie being moved to a third home has not gone down well with some fans. The Spurs Supporters Trust have urged fans to stay away from the tie if it is confirmed as the venue.
Stay Away from Cup Tie at Stadium MK: Spurs Supporters Trust Urge Fans
The history of MK Dons and the views of AFC Wimbledon have been cited by the trust as reasons for fans to ‘stay away.’ Spurs fans were asked in a survey about the prospect of playing at a third venue and the vote was slightly in favour of this as long as it was within the M25 corridor. The THST has a good realtionship with their ‘friends at AFC Wimbledon’ and have said that should the tie go ahead, the Trust will not be attending the match.
Home Tie for Dele Alli
If the game does take place at Stadium MK, it would mean a possible return home for Dele Alli. Spurs captured Alli from MK Dons for a mere £5 million as fans often remind opposing fans. Supporters of the Milton Keynes club would surely relish seeing their former player come back to play at his old ground.
The issues with Spurs new stadium are not surprising considering the size of the project but a third home does seem excessive for one club in one season.
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You can read the full statement from the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters trust here:
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 30, 2018