Spurs’ terrifying walk through Red Star’s tunnel where armed cops stand guard

first_imgmost read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsLiverpool, European champions, headed there last season and crashed to a 2-0 defeat.Napoli were also held to a 0-0 draw in the same season.Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping his fragile side will not lose the mental battle before the physical one.5 Spurs players must walk down a larger tunnel before turning left at the gates ahead5 They then go down some stairs and through this narrow walkway with graffiti covering the walls as they walk onto the pitch5 When the players arrive they are greeted to a massively hostile atmosphereRed Star Belgrade fans make it into the Tottenham Hotspur stadium despite being banned by UEFA for racist chanting TOTTENHAM will enter one of the most intimidating player tunnels in football when they line up to face Red Star Belgrade tomorrow.Struggling Spurs are desperate for three crucial points as they currently sit just one point above their Serbian opponents in Group B.5 Riot cops line the walls to intimidate opponents as they emerge from the dressing rooms5 It takes over a minute to walk through Red Star Belgrade’s tunnelBut they will need to contend with Red Star’s incredible intimidation tactics before heading for war on the field.The walk from the dressing room to the field takes over a minute and they will be greeted by a concrete tunnel that looks more like a WWII bomb shelter.Harry Kane and Co will then need to walk past lines of riot cops dressed in full gear.Chants from the unnerving home support echoes through the tunnels at the Rajko Mitic Stadium – nicknamed the Marakana.Graffiti is scribbled all over the walls – a far cry from the brand new £1bn luxurious stadium Spurs moved into at the end of last season.There’s no heated seats, microbrewery’s or USB ports under seats in sight as Spurs’ journey to the pitch takes them to a locked gated entrance that gives them a glimpse of the cauldron they are about to enter.The players then take a left turn and head down some steps where words are scribbled on the walls and a star painted on the wall – that symbolised Serbian nationalism within old Yugoslavia.More riot cops line the steps before the players eventually emerge onto the pitch greeted by flares and fireworks set off by the home crowd.Rajko Mitic Stadium holds 55,000 fans and remains one of the most hostile stadiums in football.last_img read more

NEW YOUTH CAFÉ BOOST FOR DONEGAL TEENS

first_imgTwo new youth cafés will be set up in Donegal after receiving funding boosts this week.Youth services in Ballybofey and Gort a Choirce were each given a €50,000 sum to set up the new drop-in centres.The youth cafés will provide young people in these areas with safe, alcohol free places to meet up with friends. They will also serve as information hubs to give out information on youth issues such as positive mental health and employment support. The funding was allocated as part of a €1.5 million nationwide funding injection by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs stated “As Minister, I have had the opportunity to visit many recently opened Youth Cafés across the country.“I have seen at first hand how these facilities can offer a safe, alcohol free, environment for young people to ‘hang out’. I have also been greatly impressed at the innovative partnership approach taken by many youth services in developing youth cafés as dynamic local hubs offering information and services to young people on key youth issues from positive mental health to employment support.”  NEW YOUTH CAFÉ BOOST FOR DONEGAL TEENS was last modified: December 13th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ballybofeydepartment of children and youth affairsgort an choirceyouth cafeslast_img read more