Irons/Spurs ground share raises its ugly head


OSOverheadThe ugly prospect of a West Ham United/Tottenham Hotspur ground share raised its head again today when it it emerged that Spurs are to leave White Hart Lane for a season.

This has apparently been caused by a  delay in the construction of their new stadium and a revised High Court construction programme.

A statement on read: “We should like to advise supporters that it is highly unlikely we shall be able to open the new stadium at the start of the 2017/2018 season.

“We are currently undertaking due diligence on alternative stadium options.”

In 2011, Tottenham lost out to West Ham in a bid to move to the Olympic Stadium and it now remains to be seen whether sharing the venue with the Hammers, who move to the site in 2016, is an option.

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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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  • baddowhammer says:

    Perhaps if spurs,had spent more time dealing with their own business,and not dragging us through each and every court that would listen to them,they might have found somewhere else.We should either say no and let them hire Wembley for a huge amount,as this i think im right in saying is their only choice,should we decline,or just say no.We owe them nothing,i cant really believe they have had the gall to ask us?

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