Open letter from Daniel levy

Discussion in 'The New Stadium' started by seany, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Little Squatman

    Little Squatman Active Member

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    Seems like a big gamble. If we are preferred bidder, we could still stay at WHL - and I guess we will have a far stronger negotiating position with the land owners around WHL. So my ideal is that we are preferred bidder, use that to bash down the costs surrounding staying at WHL, and stay put.
     
  2. jimtheyid

    jimtheyid T'riffic

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    Daniel.... You had me at "Hello"

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  3. rsmith

    rsmith The hand of Ghod

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    If we get the OS, a change of name is inevitable. Just as Woolwich Arsenal became Ar5ena1, we would need to consider something similar.
     
  4. Rout-Ledge

    Rout-Ledge Well-Known Member

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    Why are you so opposed to potentially moving to Stratford?
     
  5. roosh

    roosh aka tottenham_til_i_die

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    it is a gamble indeed, but I suspect they didn't really have an inkling about the OS bid, so to them it probably seemed like a sure bet. Once we started bidding for the OS, they would have a choice, approach the club and be reasonable, in which case the club would have the stronger bargaining position and could try and negotiate them lower, or they can wait and see if spurs get preferred bidder status and then approach them.

    If they wait, and we get preferred bidder status, then they are in pretty much the same position as if they go now, but they are in a much stronger position if we get refused.

    It could also be a case that they just don't want to move, and put a higher value on staying.


    I think gaining preferred bidder status, and leveraging the cost of the NDP down would be the sweetest deal in fairness, and would certainly be my own ideal as well.
     
  6. roosh

    roosh aka tottenham_til_i_die

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    we wouldn't need to at all.
     
  7. SpurSince57

    SpurSince57 Well-Known Member

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    The only visible landowners left are the Archway Sheet Metal Works in Paxton Road and a little garage and MOT centre in Northumberland Park. The Jehovah's Witnesses' Hall in Paxton I'm not sure about, but I heard that the club had offered to build them a new hall in the back garden of one of the big houses opposite the B&H and Corner Pin (or what was the Corner Pin). There may be others, but with the entire area around the Wingate Estate boarded up it's difficult to see where they are.

    I just don't buy this idea that it's going to take 'years' to get CPOs in place. It's also going to make flogging the land off to a developer more difficult.

    Is this letter just Levy's way of saying he got his sums wrong?
     
  8. SpurSince57

    SpurSince57 Well-Known Member

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    So you're not considering a change of user name? :grin:
     
  9. roosh

    roosh aka tottenham_til_i_die

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    :grin:

    I was thinking I might have to add Hotspur in parentheses
     
  10. worcestersauce

    worcestersauce "I'm no optimist I'm just a prisoner of hope

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    I expect we call it what we liked, "Nicholson Park" for example.
     
  11. Paxtonite

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    I have mixed feelings about the whole issue. We'd no longer be a North London outfit and the scum at the emirates wont let us forget it even though they trekked north from the south side of the river.

    One thing that has been confirmed to me from this thread is what i have been saying all along and that is that the club are banking on the fact that supporters will quickly move on once the decision has been made to move to the OS. In fact with one open letter Levy has already got most of you lapping it up by the looks of things. Fickle? Er yeah... (OMG you're all trying to figure out names for the new venue :roll:)

    What i find disappointing is that the whole NDP was nothing more than a sham. If so many issues truly remain unresolved how on earth were they planning to deliver a stadium by 2015?? Either the issues were already there and the club was prepared to address them; or they are not as significant as the club is now making out and they are being used as a catalyst for the change of plan.

    In any case the decision lies with the Olympic Legacy committee (or whatever they are called) and no doubt their hearts will rule their heads and they will give it to spammers. That would be great because i believe that club will eventually die, however what is our club's plan B?? Do we go back to the NDP and confront all the issues "that could take years" or do we start hunting for an alternative location?? Perhaps Wembley??

    Levy has not addressed this and he certainly has not even acknowledged the feeling of the fans in moving East or sought to "understand" that it ought to be a difficult dilemma for the club and its heritage.

    Very disappointing.
     
  12. claw_diddy

    claw_diddy Est.1973

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    Bottom line is Levy saw that the OS would be a cheaper option and has jumped off the NDP ship.
     
  13. louisg

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    He said it can take years conclude, not it will. For all we know the owners are awaiting the outcome of the bid next week, as they know they will get top price for there land, or await CPO.
     
  14. jj87

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    Or is he just deliberately being vague/disingenuous as he quite obviously prefers the OS bid?
     
  15. gibbs131

    gibbs131 Banned

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    It also means we wasted a shit load of cash buying up half of what essentially will be poisonous empty slums.
     
  16. louisg

    louisg Member

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    wtf?
     
  17. roosh

    roosh aka tottenham_til_i_die

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    He doesn't seek to address the concerns of the fans, as he quite clearly says there would be consultation before any move, which is presumably when the concerns would be addressed.

    There's only so much that he can say publicly without jeopardising the OS bid, which is far from a foregone conclusion, even if we are the preferred bidder.
     
  18. worcestersauce

    worcestersauce "I'm no optimist I'm just a prisoner of hope

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    I doubt with Levy's record that he would just go for the cheaper option, I reckon he'd feel it would have to be better value which is not quite the same thing.

    Just on the open letter I wonderif he's released this because every media outlet is giving out information that is not correct and and seem to have a West Ham leaning.
    I may be wrong of course, he may always have intended to release it.
     
  19. gibbs131

    gibbs131 Banned

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    Spurs bought up large swathes of property around the stadium. And it's not exactly a nice area.
     
  20. Jody

    Jody SC Supporter

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    Isn't Levy just playing the 2 options off against each other for the best deal?
     

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