Spurs Issued Warning To Play Next League Game At New Ground Or Stay At Wembley
Spurs season long stadium saga could be about to come to an end as the Premier League have reportedly issued an ultimatum to the club about playing at their new ground or staying at Wembley.
Since the start of last season Spurs have been playing at Wembley Stadium. The Premier League side waved goodbye to White Hart Lane with the new stadium being built on the same site, and were meant to only be away for a year.
At the beginning of this season their new ground was delayed for a bit so they had to play a couple of games still at England's home ground, it's now March and 15 Premier League and four Champions League games later Mauricio Pochettino's side are still hosting opposition at Wembley.
It's become nearly as much of a running joke as the idea of Spurs bottling the title, a joke that we can no longer make as they've dropped out of the title picture and into a battle for the top four.
The jokes about the stadium might soon come to an end too. According to the Times the Premier League have told the north London club that either their next home game is played at the new ground or they must stay at Wembley for the remainder of the season.
However things are slightly more complicated as there is no guarantee just when that home game will be.
Spurs next game is against Southampton on March 9th at St Mary's, after that they were meant to face Crystal Palace at home on March 17th but Palace's FA Cup quarter final is that date.
Pochettino's men then travel to Anfield, where they could be title kingmakers, before they are due to host Brighton on April 7th but it's not that simple.
Brighton are also in the FA Cup quarter final. Should they beat Millwall then their semi-final would be that weekend, at Wembley. So even if Brighton do lose then Spurs couldn't use Wembley.
Back in January Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock said Spurs should be forced to play at the national stadium for the rest of the season as a move could give his side's relegation rivals an advantage, saying, "The league should enforce they play at Wembley for the rest of the season. There shouldn't be any chance of an advantage for our opponents. It's not our fault - we should have been playing at the new stadium ourselves."
Pochettino's side finish their campaign with three other home games against Huddersfield, West Ham and Bournemouth, will they be at the new stadium or at Wembley?