5th October 2018 at 10:54 am #26907
nine nine nineModerator321 pts
It does look spectacular it will be worth the wait.5th October 2018 at 5:50 pm #26918
Big JimParticipant183 pts
Yes fair plays stadium looks brilliant. I probably need to explain my any Levy rant of a few days ago. I had just booked a table for clients at the Etihad after confirming numbers and the Saints game gets changed to a Sunday. Now struggling to get in touch with a couple to see if they can do Sunday. Just bloody annoying.26th October 2018 at 7:46 pm #27563
Delayed even further. At least until January but probably beyond then.29th October 2018 at 3:51 pm #27648
Brian blueParticipant91 pts
Paxton…how can they get it so wrong???? I am not particularly blameing Spurs but somewhere along the way they must have had regular project meetings. It sounds as if somebody is cashing in on the building of this ground, delays…..more money…who pays???29th October 2018 at 4:30 pm #27649
Chucky McChuckfaceParticipant227 pts
With regards to the stadium issues, I’m going to guess to people who won the various tenders have deliberately underbid with regards to “delivery” aspects as that was a key factor in all the tenders, having built in the all L/D charges in their bid in the first place. Most L/D clauses have maximums, so once they’ve been reached there’s basically Jack Shite Levy or anybody can do. I suspect it’s reached that stage, there are no more penalties to be given to the contractors so the contractors aren’t losing any more money… ergo don’t really care any more…29th October 2018 at 4:32 pm #27650
to answer the question at the end – spurs do. there will be penalties of course for the contractors involved but ultimately it will cost spurs more than it does anyone else.
how can they get it so wrong? i have no idea. i think the project is going to be finished in what would have been a realistic time frame had it been that way since the beginning. but they tried to get it done way too quickly and that is now causing major problems for all involved. if the contractors said they can do it, then it is their fault but also incredibly stupid of levy and co to actually believe it was doable.29th October 2018 at 4:44 pm #27651
Chucky McChuckfaceParticipant227 pts
I’ll try and explain better Paxo, using a made-up scenario… 🙂
Tender requirements say 8 months to do the electric work, which may or may not be realistic, and has a clause of say 1% per week for a max of 10% for L/D, (every tender I’ve ever worked on that’s had an L/D clause has had a max L/D limit). The bidders look at this, know this is an unrealistic tender, so they all factor in losing 10% because of the L/D, doesn’t matter to them one way or the other then, once it’s reached the max 10% the rest is pointless.
Looking like Levy was being very optimistic with the time-frame of this build, be it arrogance or bad advice (not too sure how much experience Levy has had in these types of projects!)29th October 2018 at 5:14 pm #27652
Hightown hopeParticipant78 pts
I’m hoping Spurs can take something off City tonight, but I just can’t see it. Maybe the pitch and the state it is in will be a leveller? I actually think that Spurs best hope is that City go to Wembley with the same policy they had when they came to Anfield a few weeks ago. That day neither Klopp nor Pep were prepared to risk losing and were both happy to settle for a point – though admittedly we did come awful close to not even getting that. So if City are going there not to lose there is a chance Spurs may get a point, but City really are that good I can’t see it happening, and of course Spurs will have to cope with KDB, which we didn’t thankfully12th November 2018 at 2:29 pm #28126
pictures and videos that have come out over the last week or so just look incredible. looks very close to completion but obviously we dont know whats going on behind the scenes. i would assume the test events are being lined up and the wembley extension has been taken out in case of any issues.
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