Sunday, 20 May 2012

Tottenham to challenge exclusion from Champions League through the courts

After being excluded from next season's Champions League because of Chelsea's victory over Bayern, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is reportedly exploring legal avenues to try to win back the right to compete in next season's competition.

A source close to the club confirmed, "We feel very aggrieved. We qualified for the competition by finishing fourth in the Prem and as things stand, are not allowed to compete because, for the first time in the history of the game, a German team lost in a penalty shoot out."

"We are considering a legal challenge which could actually delay the start of the tournament if UEFA don't back down. Once the legal challenge has been launched, UEFA would not be at liberty to start the competition until the matter has been resolved. Given the timescales, this would probably delay the competition into Mid November or even early December, presenting serious problems and possibly forcing the scrapping of the entire competition."

"Whilst that would be unfortunate for the other clubs, we do not want the competition to go ahead without us for obvious reasons. This has serious ramifications for our club. Players such as Bale and Modric may now want to play elsewhere in order to play in the Champions League but, of course, if the competition didn't proceed, that would no longer be a reason for them leaving."

"We used this tactic successfully over the Olympic Stadium, forcing a rethink after building in delays and we intend to use the same water tight legal case here, namely that it isn't fair. It isn't fair that just because Chelsea won it, they have the right to defend it. It isn't fair that in January we were miles ahead of Arsenal but ended up finishing behind them. It isn't fair that we can't qualify for a competition called the Champions League just because we finished twenty points behind the champions. It isn't fair that our manager Harry Redknapp met his target for the season, but we still don't to get to play in the competition."

"Are we confident of winning? Listen, if a guy can open a bank account in Monaco in the name of his dog and claim to have forgotten about it, and not be done for tax evasion, anything is possible. If UEFA want the Champions League to go ahead, they will have to let us play in it. Otherwise we will bugger up the whole shebang out of spite, just as we did with West Ham's bid for the Olympic Stadium!"

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

LMAO

Anonymous said...

Cul de sac writes...

For that matter, Anderlecht also could complain that Chelsea's win deprives them from goinf straight into the champion's league. They won the Belgian league, but now they have to pass two preliminary rounds because of Chelsea's win. Is it unfair ? Sure. But UEFA stands in Spanish for "Union Especuladora de Futbol Asociado" (Speculator's union). The only guidelines UEFA has had for a while is money and income.

They won't change it, it is a massive business and Chelsea "sells" more than Anderlecht or Tottenham.

Tottenham Jim said...

Even after one of your greatest triumphs in modern history (3rd in the 2nd division by almost not beating the footballing might that is Blackpool, amazing achievement!!), you still have nothing better to do than to talk about Spurs!

Hammersfan said...

Well I do talk about West Ham as well Jim. You see, some of us have the mental capacity to think of more than one thing over a 24 hour period. Now slow down. The left shoe goes on the left foot, and the right shoe on the right foot. The left shoe has L inside it, and the right shoe R. Your left leg is the one you dribble urine down after a pee. Your right leg is the one you kick the dog with. Well done! No Jim, you are supposed to put your trousers on BEFORE your shoes!

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha tottenham are stupid!!!!

Anonymous said...

LUV IT!

COYI

Anonymous said...

Absolutely brilliant HF, one of the best you have written. Couldn't think of a nicer, oops I mean nastier club this could have happened to now hopefully Modric, Bale and Van de Waart will jump ship and we finish above them next season. JMan43

bubbles said...

wonderful . Harry is a crook , would love to be there when his dog withdraws the money ,,,ha ha . What a bunch of over acheiving tossers . No England managers job , no Champions league , no class. LOOSERS !

Stani said...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18143836

Hahaaa!

Stani said...

Are you going to issue an apology to Carlton, HF?

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/4328557/Carlton-Cole-West-Ham-win-is-my-reward-for-a-50-wage-cut.html

You said:
http://thegamesgonecrazy.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/cole-rejects-stoke-again.html

Spot on from USA Dave in the comments section of that post.

Hammersfan said...

Checked it out Stani. Re USA Dave's comment on the thread, he said Carlton would score 20 goals in the N Power. If that is your definition of "spot on", I'd hate you to get a job in a missile guidance centre!

Stani said...

You know which comment I meant, HF. And 15 goals ain't bad.