Thursday, 1 April 2010
West Ham To Ground Share New Tottenham Stadium If Olympic Stadium Bid Fails
Interesting to read reports that West Ham are considering becoming tenants of Tottenham if the bid to lease the Olympic Stadium fails. It seems from this that, come what may, Sullivan and Gold are intent on being rid of Upton Park, crunching some £45m of the debt in the process.
Quite how we will cope with the indignity of being tenants of Tottenham is another matter. It is all very well saying that Tottenham may be tenants of ours whilst their stadium is built so this is a "reciprocal arrangement" but, long term, they will be our landlords and we will have to journey into enemy territory to watch our "home" games.
The claim that the funds can be invested in the team, to ensure that we are challenging at the right end of the Premiership, is disengenuous. Anybody with any sense knows that the money will be used to clear the debt, not to buy top quality players. In fact, should we find ourselves playing in the Championship long term, we could well find ourselves acting as Tottenham's nursery team. Young talent can join Tottenham, be loaned to us and blooded in the division below. All very hunky dory as Bowie would say.
Isn't it typical the way this has been kept under wraps until we have a couple of away games, removing the opportunity to mount a protest? New month, new trick up Sullivan and Gold's sleeve!
Posted by Hammersfan at 09:48