Fret not Hammers fans, it’ll only be until Tottenham rebuild their shanty town of a stadium into something worthy of a club that will soon be revisting the glory years of yore, or at least that is what some of the North London rumor peddlers will have us believe. Rumours are that ‘The Lane’ will be closed for two whole seasons whilst it is upgraded from 36,000 to 52,00 capacity, and Tottenham will share a metaphorical bunk bed with their favourite London friends, West Ham. A Tottenham spokesman said:
“All we can say is to advise you to recall what the chairman (Daniel Levy) said in his statement when we announced our financial results last month and see what happens early next year.”
Hmmm, they are making us do some detective work here, back in October, Daniel Levy said:
“The club is currently reviewing its options based on developing our stadium and our state-of-the-art training centre and we will commit to one of the options in the first half of 2008.”
Outsiders have also suggested yet another option – that Levy and his ENIC corporation, who bought out the Alan Sugar regime six years ago, sell up completely if new Spanish manager Juande Ramos cannot turn around Spurs’ fortunes on the field by the end of next season.
Former Tottenham idol Jimmy Greaves told Radio 5 Live’s Sportsweek programme at the weekend: “They should be in the last-chance saloon.
“If Senor Ramos doesn’t do it within 18 months I feel the whole lot of them should fall on their swords.”