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As a neutral with no affinity with either Club I reckon it will be a decision taken by politicians involving money when all is said and done with neither set of supporters views making much difference. Based upon that premise whoever is the most unlikely to receive it will end up getting the Stadium, probably Spurs.

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Postby Steely Hill » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:16 pm

that represents the most insane waste of public money ever.

if Spurs win with that bid there has to have been some serious brown envelopes being passed around.
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Postby Johaldo8 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:19 pm

Once upon a time there was a beautiful paradise called North London, occupied by the Mighty Tottenham Hotspur FC. Everything was sweet, until these dirty, stinking gypos from Woolwich moved their caravans into the area, stunk the place out, and called it home. Even when Hitler blew up their tincup stadium, they still wouldn't budge! Thanks to these Scummers, the place became, and still is, a shlthole, and now the greatest football club in the world has to make a very important decision.

Do we stay and redecorate the place at a ridiculously high cost, or do we leave the arse in that dump and move to East London where Stratford is the future?

To be honest, it's a tough call. As much as I love Spurs being N17, I'm also open minded. Sure, we'd lose some of our heritage and history, but in this day and age, what does that count for? Liverpool have been crowing about their history for years, but look at them now - they have a crap team and an ageing stadium (no offence). When you stack everything up, the Olympic bid ticks every other box.

As a regular matchgoer, I personally look at it as a win-win situation. Stay; and we'll get our stadium on our own patch, we'll preserve our history in North London, so nothing changes at all, from my perspective. Move, and the Club saves £200M, transport by rail will be a doddle for me, the potential for the Club to make a LOT of money will be huge, we'll be saddled with far less debt, there's great transport links to Central London and to the Continent, and there's even Europe's biggest shopping mall right next door!

I'm more for it now than I ever have been, now that I know that the stadium designers will stick to the same design they have for White Hart Lane. They'll simply demolish the Olympic Stadium and plonk the new WHL stadium slap bang on top of it. From an athletics perspective, I couldn't give a monkeys toss!! The sport is rubbish, unless Usain Bolt is running, let's be honest. After the 2012 Olympics, no Athletics event is going to sell out a 60,000 seater stadium, so what's the point in preserving it in that form? In this day and age, Athletics and Football do not mix, as far as top class stadia are concerned.

Here's the tale of tape, between the two bids:


-----------------------------------------------West Ham---------Spurs

Capacity--------------------------------------60,000------------60,000

Redevelopment cost-------------------------£100m------------£250m

Distance from front row to goal-line-----------45m------------8m

Farthest seat from pitch-----------------------205m------------175m

Public borrowing--------------------------------£40m------------£0

Athletics legacy--------------------------Track stays------------No track


Whatever happens, I'll laugh if West Ham get it - how they can fill a 60,000 seater is beyond me. Even if they do, they'll be sat so far away from the pitch, they'll need binoculars to watch the likes of Obinna kicking someone's balls.

The Olympic Stadium site has a lot of potential, but out of the two Clubs, only Spurs have the capacity to maximise that potential.
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