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Newcastle United fans set for potential Wembley visit next season even if don’t win single cup match

5 years ago

Newcastle United fans could be walking up Wembley Way next season after an obstacle was overcome on Thursday.

If promoted, Toon fans could now have the chance to be inside Wembley next season, even if Newcastle don’t win a single cup match.

Brent Council yesterday approved a planning application from Tottenham, which allows them to play all next season’s Premier League home games at Wembley Stadium.

Spurs now have until the end of the month to decide whether to go ahead with this for the 2017/18 season.

The BBC report that the White Hart Lane (for now) club will take this next week to make the decision because it will all depend on timings of when their new stadium is likely to be ready.

With there being the possibility that Tottenham could stay on at White Hart Lane for next season, then use Wembley for the 2018/19 season.

Whilst they would of course be paying for the privilege, many fans of other clubs might question exactly why a rival club should be able to take advantage of using a stadium that all of us have financially contributed to.

If they don’t have a stadium to play at then maybe up to a point that would make it ok, although there again other clubs such as Wimbledon and Charlton played at other club’s stadiums when homeless.

Being allowed to simply choose to play their Champions League matches at Wembley Stadium is surely a different matter though, with no reason why they couldn’t have hosted them at White Hart Lane.

Very funny though that it ended up backfiring, as Spurs bombed in both the Champions League and Europa League as the different surroundings certainly didn’t help.

Not sure as an Newcastle away fan how I would feel about going to Wembley for a ‘normal’ Premier League match, although the novelty factor is certainly there.

Plus it would be very very funny if Wembley produced similar league results for Spurs as it did for those European nights.

BBC Sport:

Tottenham moved a step closer to playing home games at Wembley next season after Brent Council approved their planning application.

The club’s bid to host 27 matches at the stadium’s full 90,000 capacity was approved by a majority of five to one.

‘Local residents were given a chance to air their views at the meeting, which lasted three hours and 32 minutes.

Spurs now have until 31 March to activate their option to play at the national stadium.

The club, however, are likely to use all their available time to decide, as they assess whether their new stadium next to White Hart Lane will be completed in time for the start of the 2018-19 season.

Tottenham could yet stay at their current ground next season and aim to play home games at Wembley in 2018-19, before moving into the new stadium for the 2019-20 campaign.’

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