Irons: ‘This is a storm in a teacup’


120416 LOCOG Aerials_037West Ham have had no contact from Spurs over the  ground-share speculation that has raged since it became clear the north Londoners will need to leave White Hart Lane for the 2017-18 season.

And senior sources inside the Boleyn believe the issue is very much “a storm in a teacup” with the possibility being nothing more than “very remote.”

ClaretandHugh has already reported that the Hammers would resist such a move given their determination to ensure the Irons alone are associated with the new stadium.

The London Legacy Development Corporation will always consider inquiries from outside bodies but the Irons believe as the anchor tenants they have  a massive say in any decision under their priority use issue.

A source to us today: “There has been no contact nor do we expect any from Spurs. They will be aware of our position.”

ClaretandHugh were told by the Spurs Supporter’s Trust: “Tottenham Hotspur are now being linked with almost every stadium within an ever-widening radius.

“It’s rather like the transfer window. There’s a huge amount of speculation, and some unlikely scenarios being discussed.

“Like any set of fans, Spurs want to be properly consulted and for a decision to be made that benefits the club while preserving its identity.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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