Could Notts County be the first club to play Tottenham Hotspur…

Ross Houston
May 17, 2017

"It is sad to see White Hart Lane go, it has been an wonderful stadium for us - especially this season, being unbeaten", he added.

Spurs gave their home of 118 years the ideal send off on Super Sunday, defeating Manchester United 2-1 thanks to goals from Victor Wanyama and Harry Kane.

Preparations for the demolition began immediately after Sunday's closing ceremony, with work taking place through the night, and it is expected to take three months.

Valuable items, including signage, old shirts, trophies and images, from within the stadium have been placed in storage.

Tottenham hope to occupy their new stadium in 2018-19 - which means home games next season will take place at Wembley. Since 1899, this stadium was functional, but it will be replaced by a new 61,000-seater ground rising around it. It's emotional now, I'm sure when we all get home it will start to sink in a little.

On Monday morning Spurs chairman Daniel Levy handed over the keys to the stadium to Mark Reynolds, the CEO of a contracting company called Mace, who will oversee construction of the club's new stadium.

Premier League Tottenham paid homage to that first ever fixture on Sunday with the corner flags at White Hart Lane featuring the Notts badge and the date of the fixture.

"We were simply trying to find balance, even with some players not in their best position, trying to organise a team to give minutes to people who need minutes and protecting people who needed to be protected".

"I think the way we play a different style to West Ham", added Kane.

Spurs will finish above United this term for the third time in four seasons and Jose Mourinho's side have little motivation to spoil the farewell party.

"You cannot play against Arsenal, you can't play against Man City or Southampton and play four or five kids".

"I can not lose 5-0 or 6-0".

"Because the players that needed to play 90 minutes they did it and it's important for them". The Argentine continued to explain that, "We had the control of the game and played better".

"The time I had at Spurs was phenomenal".

"At the moment, the Premier League matches are the ones we don t want to play".

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