Fans of Spurs have taken to Twitter this evening to react to the news that the club’s new stadium will not include the previously-discussed cheese room.
Tottenham’s stadium project
Spurs’ new stadium has been under construction since 2015.
The ground is set to replace long-time home of the capital outfit, White Hart Lane.
However, a number of delays have seen the official opening date of the new stadium repeatedly pushed back.
The latest of these was announced last week, when it was confirmed that the club’s North London derby clash with Arsenal on the 2nd of March would take place at Wembley:
‘We can today report that remedial works on the safety systems in the new stadium are near completion and we shall then move forward to the final stages of testing the fire detection and alarm system and its integration with the other safety systems.’
‘The success of this testing is critical to our ability to obtain a safety certificate and open the stadium.’
‘We can confirm, therefore, that we shall play our Premier League match against Arsenal on Saturday 2 March at 12.30pm at Wembley Stadium.’
New Stadium Update – Arsenal fixture.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 7, 2019
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino subsequently went on to reveal his opinion last Friday that he views it as unlikely that his side will be plying their trade in the club’s new stadium by the end of the season:
‘My gut feeling [is that] it will be tough, but I hope and I wish to be in the new stadium.’
The cheese room is no more…
Whatever the case may be, one piece of information regarding Tottenham’s new home has this evening been made crystal clear.
And that is that the ground will, contrary to previous reports, not contain a much-vaunted cheese room.
In an exclusive update, the Guardian have revealed that the North Londoners never actually planned on introducing such a room in the first place.
— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) February 11, 2019
‘Cannot contain my fury’
As such, the Tottenham faithful have since taken to Twitter in numbers to react to the news, with some of the highlights showcased below:
Absolutely disgusting, fancy not having a cheese room, levy has gone too far now, I can deal with no signings and delays on the stadium, but not having a cheese room is taking piss #COYS #THFC #SpursNewStadium https://t.co/chm3XNJYpo
— David Beynon (@beynon80) February 11, 2019
I know at lease six or seven Spurs fans who bought season tickets purely on the promise of cheese. Decent lads too, proper fans, who just wanted a bit of Neufchâtel or Port Salut at half time.
— (@bootifulgame) February 11, 2019
Please feel free to use this as a space to share your memories of the conceptual Cheese Room. Only through collective grieving will we be able to come to terms with this tragedy. #TheyShallNeverGrowMould
— RIP Cheese Room 2017-2019 (@bankruptspurs) February 11, 2019
What do you mean there were never any plans for a cheese room in the first place?! pic.twitter.com/JnGjhKxRca
— Lara © (@laazarini7) February 11, 2019
Bottled the cheese room #Spursy
— DANNY THFC (@DannySpurs1882) February 11, 2019
— Timmy Ryan (@TimmyRyan3) February 11, 2019
I simply cannot contain my fury that the Cheese Room is off the agenda.
— Jon (@big_billy_bagel) February 11, 2019
Cheese room has passed away. RIP u will live on forever. Cant believe it. I wanna run to u. Really cant believe this. @ https://t.co/3qmusQPukU
— TF93 (@TFennerz) February 11, 2019