Levy Should Be Focussed On What Really Matters…And Its Not The Olympic Stadium
Everyone should have a dream, an achievable one, as when we are kids we are often told to shoot for the stars. We are also told to know our limits and that you can’t do everything you want in life.
Then there is Daniel Levy, Chairman of an outstanding football team in the white and blue half of North London, a canny businessman yet it seems he doesn’t know when to throw in the towel and give up on certain things. Yes, I am talking about the Olympic Stadium fiasco. Still ongoing and getting worse.
Spurs have a huge fan base that cannot be accommodated at White Hart Lane agreed and many people on the season ticket waiting list won’t even get close to securing one whilst they can afford it. I understand that they have to increase capacity and redevelop but why oh why is a supposedly sensible man not listening to the fans anymore?
At least 90% of the fans I have met and talked to don’t want the move to Stratford and Levy knows it. I am not going over the old ground of the way and the why this whole process started and the situation with Haringey council currently as we all know this.
I am talking about the here and now. I thought about writing this post/blog when I knew Spurs were going to appeal against the process of how the decision of occupancy of the Olympic Stadium was made but waited until I found out the verdict on this.
Seeing as the Olympic committee, West Ham and Government all went through the appropriate procedures and a fair decision was made it was no surprise that this appeal was thrown out. The official statement from Spurs unfortunately held no surprises either. Apart from the usual explanation of the outcome of the case this was then tacked on:
“The Club now has the option of renewing its application at an oral hearing at the High Court and we shall give consideration to this in the next few days”
Surely we all knew what was going to happen as soon as this was included? On Wednesday that happened and we are pushing ahead with appealing against the appeal essentially. Read it here in all it’s glory.
Levy is like a dog with a bone and whilst during transfer windows we are usually in the news most days linked with numerous players that we have no chance of signing or most fans don’t want, we are becoming a laughing stock over this issue.
We are also pouring time, money and resources in the wrong direction at a very crucial period for us. Now’s the time to get transfer business done early as other teams in the PL are already well into activity, notably Manchester Utd, Sunderland and Liverpool. If we don’t start soon we are going to be only left with the over 30′s and frees, wait a minute! Apparently according to HR though we have to sell before we can buy, so if rumours are true getting rid of Gio, Pav, Wilson and Jamie O (already gone) for a combined £40m should help get this started surely? Or is this because all the rest of the money is in the new stadium/legal fund?
Also on the club statement of the failed appeal bid was this quote:
“As previously reported, the Club continues to hold discussions with both local and national government bodies in order to seek to determine a feasible stadium solution”
Although it seems that the redevelopment of the Lane isn’t being pursued as much as most fans would like. Plus the fact Mr Levy has stated in the past that he wants to relocate the club means these are uncertain times for the future home of Spurs and certainly the Olympic Stadium chasing scenario is set to run and run.
Maybe I will wake up tomorrow and discover this is a very real dream that I have been having but I know instead I will still be in Daniel Levy’s dream of a magical world for Spurs away from N17.
Submitted by Rob from THFC1882
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