So it is looking increasingly likely that the public purse will be used to turn West Ham United into a footballing super power. The jellied eels munching East End barrow boys, it seems, will be packing up their caravans, towing them up the road to Stratford and setting up home in an Olympic Stadium remodelled to fit the club's needs, complete with state of the art retractable seating to ensure the stadium creates the right sight lines and atmosphere for a future Champions League club.
Bloody hell, even Del Boy wouldn't have dreamt up this wheeze. In 2015, we really could be millyonaires, playing in front of 60,000 spectators, with special concessions for the young to ensure a future generation of London based, West Ham supporters. And remarkably, the taxpayer, be he a Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea, Millwall or even Leeds fan, will fund it!
How galling must that be if you support another club? How many whippets will be kicked by guys in flat caps when this is officially announced? How many Oy Veys will be uttered on the way back from the synagogues of Tottenham? How many wives will be punched in Millwall? How many Chelsea fans will melt in indignation? How many Gunners will go pop at the prospect?
It is, of course, outrageous, but it looks like it is going to happen regardless. Boris wants it to happen and what Boris wants, Boris gets. Newham Council are committing £40m to the project despite being one of the poorest boroughs in the country, funding a privately owned football club out of the public purse, having led objections to Tottenham moving to the stadium.
Whilst poor old Leeds United is negotiating to sell its soul to Shatan, the Dildo Brothers look like they have pulled off the biggest coup since Bates sold Chelsea to Abromovich. Happy days! Unless you are a tax payer who does not support West Ham!