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Old 04-12-2017, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by RobertCPFC View Post
I think Spurs missed out because they didn't want the running track that would not have looked good on the Olympic Games organisers. If they had never said about the legacy then Spurs may have got it. Instead that had to find a way to keep the track and find a regular use but then gave West Ham a very good and unrealistic deal.

The original purpose post 2012 was to keep the lower tier and just use it for athletics but they realised that was not financially practical.

I went in the summer (and will again next year) for athletics and it's great stadium for that but watching football is not suitable.
My understanding is that Spurs didn't want anything to do with an athletics track (quite rightly IMO). They offered to buy the stadium, totally knock it down (or more accurately, remove the scaffolding) and rebuild a proper football stadium in its place. To deal with this legacy bollocks, they offered to build, at Spurs' cost, a 35,000 seat stadium at the home of athletics, Crystal Palace. That wasn't acceptable to the athletics/Olympics wallers and that is a scandal. People like Coe and others have a lot to account for because they justified the whole multi billion event on legacy alone, which we all know was nonsense. Athletics is a very minor sport in this country. It will always be. This is about face saving and ego and the winners are the scummest club in the country by far.

By the way, Spurs and their fans are glad they go blown out of the ground. The new WHL is miles better.
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