It seems we lost :-(

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#4
As much as i'm going to love see West Ham play in a shite stadium with no atmosphere, it does make me worry about our future.

What now for Spurs? Keep playing in a 36,000 capacity stadium for the foreseeable future and risk halting our rise to one of Europes elite? Is the NDP REALLY unviable or was it all a ploy? It'll be an interesting next couple of months for sure.
 

steventhfc

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Kind of thought we'd move forward as a club with it, oh well, back to the drawing board.
 

nightgoat

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Not sure how to feel really... It depends on how conservative Levy was being with the truth when saying the NDP was dead in the water, and whether or not all parties (Spurs, the council, Lammy etc) decide to make a concerted effort to make it workable... Either way it was plainly obvious ours was the better bid, and this was even further highlighted by the stark contrast between Levy's ES article yesterday and Dildo Sullivan's embarrassment today...

I think I might write to Gideon objecting that while he's slashing and burning left, right and centre I'm going to be expected to contribute to the £40m of public money to help West Ham turn the Olympic Stadium into a graveyard...
 

Wsussexspur

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Feel abit indifferent to the news well im happy we wont be moving to Stratford im slightly concerned where this leaves us as a club if what Levy says is true and we have no other option lined up.

While I think ours was the better bid as the guy who has broken the news for bbc has said for the ordinary tax payer ours would have been alot harder to sell which i can understand.

It will be very interesting to see how West Ham now get on with the olympic stadium as reading KUMB it did seem alot of there fans only wanted the stadium to stop us getting it.
 

L-man

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Obviously I'd have preferred has to stay in North London,however the Stratford option was a huge opportunity for the club to progress. Losing this bid has also hypothetically strengthened West Ham. However I dont see how their bid is viable and hope it crashs and burns.
 

nightgoat

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While I think ours was the better bid as the guy who has broken the news for bbc has said for the ordinary tax payer ours would have been alot harder to sell which i can understand.
I don't... If our bid was chosen there'd be no extra financial burden on the tax payer...
 
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#19
I really came round to the idea of the OS being the best option for the club having originally vehemently objected. I understand all the pros that OS would have brought and speaking from the head, it was the right move.

However, sometimes (perhaps most of the time) football isn't about using your head. It's about your heart. That's why we all fell in love with the game. It's good to have rationale thoughts behind decisions but at the end of the day we as fans think with our hearts.

Having been persuaded by Levy and co that the OS bid was right for us I found that my true feelings were revealed when I read half an hour ago that WHU had won. And it was a feeling of relief.

That was my heart coming through. I want, and have always wanted, to stay in Tottenham, it is our home, it is our history and now, hopefully it will remain our future.

I, for one, am glad we will remain in N17, I'm sure the NPD is viable and will go ahead as planned. Perhaps we would be better off financially (depending on how much you believe Levy) if we had moved but we would have lost our soul.

We are Tottenham, from the Lane