Transport, chips & TV screens: Everything that went wrong during Tottenham 2 – Crystal Palace 0

Tottenham 2 – Crystal Palace 0

Spurs started their new life in their new home with a win.

Tottenham beat Crystal Palace 2-0 in the Premier League on Wednesday night.

Heung-Min Son scored the first ever league goal in the brand new stadium, while Christian Eriksen bagged the second.

The win was Tottenham’s first in the league in five attempts.

Spurs are third in the table with 64 points from 32 games.

Transport, chips & TV screens

In the Times on Thursday, reporter Alyson Rudd has revealed her experiences from the Spurs vs Palace match.

While the consensus opinion is that Tottenham’s opening Premier League match was a massive success, Alyson Rudd has flagged up series of issues which need improvement.

The first gripe related to the transport around the new Tottenham stadium:

The (Seven Sisters) Tube stop that is one of the nearest to the stadium leads to an Overground station with precariously narrow platforms and even though the crowds were held back at intervals and made to walk, literally, around the suburban houses to re-enter the station there was much jostling and ill temper as full trains arrived capable only of taking a tiny fraction of those hoping to climb on board.

Rudd’s second complaint related to chips and a veggie burger.

She revealed rumours that The Touchline Grill – a new restaurant in the stadium, ran out of chips during the Crystal Palace match.

Moreover, the reporter ran into problems when ordered her main meal:

The grill served only three types of burger but jaws dropped when I asked for the bean and beetroot version. I was eventually informed there would be a wait of around ten minutes.

The music being piped in my direction was too loud for an extra ten minutes of hanging around so I asked for just the chips. Just chips has its own listed price but is not an option at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Be warned.

In a final knock against Tottenham’s new ground, the journalist also complained about the size of the TV screens:

The stadium’s screens are the largest in western Europe but, like those flat-screen televisions in living rooms that dwarf the fireplace, they felt slightly too imposing; it was like a scene from Minority Report or Blade Runner, futuristic films that are meant to unsettle us.

Also see: Everyone noticed one thing about Tottenham’s pre-match ceremony.

Roman Abramovich no longer owns a box at Chelsea.

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