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OFFICIAL: Hammers snub Spurs Boleyn bid

By Sean Whetstone

forsaleWest Ham have finally stuck two fingers up at Spurs after it emerged they tried to buy our hallowed Boleyn Ground.

A  senior source close to the bidding process confirmed to ClaretandHugh that the story carried in the Daily Mail yesterday is no joke and 100% true.

I understand the West Ham board decided to accept a lower bid from Galliard Homes rather than allow Spurs play one season at our historic ground after planning delays look likely to delay their own stadium rebuilt project.

Our Upton Park source revealed exclusively: “The request was very real but there was no way that was going to happen as far as we were concerned.”


Spurs initially bid for the Olympic Stadium before a so called ‘anonymous’ complaint to the European Union caused the process to collapse. Spurs welcomed that decision when the first deal collapsed.

Last year three men, including an investigator who worked for a company hired by Spurs during the contested battle for tenancy of the Olympic Stadium,  pleaded guilty to unlawfully obtaining the phone records and bank statements of West Ham vice-chair Karren Brady and others.

After all the bitterness of the Olympic Stadium bidding, White Hart Lane chairman Daniel Levy has some real cheek trying to buy the Boleyn Ground.

And I’m thrilled to bits the West Ham board drew a line in the sand by putting our history over money when deciding the famous old home’s destiny!



About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

One comment on “OFFICIAL: Hammers snub Spurs Boleyn bid

  1. I think I may of topped myself if Tottescum had become the last team to play regularly at the Boleyn before it was demolished! Well done to the board, the day’s of doing them any favours should be well and truly finished now! WHTID

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