With football this dire one has to wonder if José Mourinho is enjoying it | Barney Ronay

Romelu Lukaku is another clearly struggling under the regime at Manchester United, with no sign of improvement in sight

With 10 minutes left at Anfield Romelu Lukaku set off on a dummy run towards the touchline, then turned to take the ball back from the player he imagined to be standing behind him. Except that player was Virgil van Dijk, who plays for Liverpool.

Lukaku stopped, looked baffled, almost seemed ready to scratch his head. They say the best players carry a picture around with them, a flashing radar screen of every other moving part on the pitch. On a cold, wet, merciless day at Anfield Lukaku seemed to be carrying a picture of something else altogether, a game of noughts and crosses perhaps or a hastily sketched pencil drawing of a hamster.

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With football this dire one has to wonder if José Mourinho is enjoying it | Barney Ronay

Romelu Lukaku is another clearly struggling under the regime at Manchester United, with no sign of improvement in sight

With 10 minutes left at Anfield Romelu Lukaku set off on a dummy run towards the touchline, then turned to take the ball back from the player he imagined to be standing behind him. Except that player was Virgil van Dijk, who plays for Liverpool.

Lukaku stopped, looked baffled, almost seemed ready to scratch his head. They say the best players carry a picture around with them, a flashing radar screen of every other moving part on the pitch. On a cold, wet, merciless day at Anfield Lukaku seemed to be carrying a picture of something else altogether, a game of noughts and crosses perhaps or a hastily sketched pencil drawing of a hamster.

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With football this dire one has to wonder if José Mourinho is enjoying it | Barney Ronay

Romelu Lukaku is another clearly struggling under the regime at Manchester United, with no sign of improvement in sight

With 10 minutes left at Anfield Romelu Lukaku set off on a dummy run towards the touchline, then turned to take the ball back from the player he imagined to be standing behind him. Except that player was Virgil van Dijk, who plays for Liverpool.

Lukaku stopped, looked baffled, almost seemed ready to scratch his head. They say the best players carry a picture around with them, a flashing radar screen of every other moving part on the pitch. On a cold, wet, merciless day at Anfield Lukaku seemed to be carrying a picture of something else altogether, a game of noughts and crosses perhaps or a hastily sketched pencil drawing of a hamster.

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Tottenham’s new stadium ‘looks as if the work is done’

New White Hart Lane has the smell of an atmosphere because it’s on the old site, says one lifelong fan allowed to visit

I was one of the 6,000 Tottenham fans lucky enough to get a look at the new stadium on Sunday and it’s got an amazing feel to it. It’s a really lovely ground.

You can tell the acoustics and the lighting will be brilliant and, because it’s on the old site, it’s got that smell of an atmosphere that new stadiums can lack.

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via Football | The Guardian

Tottenham’s new stadium ‘looks as if the work is done’

New White Hart Lane has the smell of an atmosphere because it’s on the old site, says one lifelong fan allowed to visit

I was one of the 6,000 Tottenham fans lucky enough to get a look at the new stadium on Sunday and it’s got an amazing feel to it. It’s a really lovely ground.

You can tell the acoustics and the lighting will be brilliant and, because it’s on the old site, it’s got that smell of an atmosphere that new stadiums can lack.

Continue reading…

via Football | The Guardian

Tottenham’s new stadium ‘looks as if the work is done’

New White Hart Lane has the smell of an atmosphere because it’s on the old site, says one lifelong fan allowed to visit

I was one of the 6,000 Tottenham fans lucky enough to get a look at the new stadium on Sunday and it’s got an amazing feel to it. It’s a really lovely ground.

You can tell the acoustics and the lighting will be brilliant and because it’s on the old site it’s got that smell of an atmosphere that new stadiums can lack.

Continue reading…

via Football | The Guardian

Tottenham’s new stadium ‘looks as if the work is done’

New White Hart Lane has the smell of an atmosphere because it’s on the old site, says one lifelong fan allowed to visit

I was one of the 6,000 Tottenham fans lucky enough to get a look at the new stadium on Sunday and it’s got an amazing feel to it. It’s a really lovely ground.

You can tell the acoustics and the lighting will be brilliant and because it’s on the old site it’s got that smell of an atmosphere that new stadiums can lack.

Continue reading…

via Football | The Guardian