Wembley sell-off off

So Mr. Khan has decided that it’s not such a peachy idea to buy the ‘national treasure’ after all. Seems he was quite surprised by the strength of the backlash amongst, you know, the public. Ex-players have piled in giving the thumbs up to his elegant withdrawal.

One person who must be quite grateful is Daniel Levy. Wasn’t it the Jacksonville Jaguars who were originally mooted to be the franchise to set up residency at NWHL? Things looked quite rosy for ENIC’s investment into making a ground that could accommodate over 400 people in one changing room, or whatever was necessary.

The owner of the Jaguars (And Fulham FC) then switched his focus to Wembley, a move which has now broken down. This leaves Our Dan with the only built-for-purpose stadium ready to host the NFL and with his main rival for a London-based team floundering a little for a venue.

Stroke of luck or just as planned?

Over to you…

Author: Flat Oeuf

A blog dedicated to aficionados of the chicken badge of Tottenham Hotspur FC, unashamedly revelling in the agony and ecstasy of every moment of every game....no matter who finds themselves fortunate enough, in any given season, to be the stewards, manager or players of the best club in the world. COYFS!

Comments
  • Chauvelin 18/10/2018 at 8:30 am

    Wasn’t Mysterious Stranger our man in the know? NFL is a oddity to me. Eight minutes play stretched out over three hours. What on earth do the spectators do for the other 172 minutes?

    • Caspurs 18/10/2018 at 8:36 am

      Eat hot dogs, drink root beer, cheer on the cheerleaders?

      • Chauvelin 18/10/2018 at 8:41 am

        I was thinking about this. The cheerleaders must work harder to keep people entertained than the oafs in the helmets and body armour…
        And you’ll need a lot of hot dog sellers. By the way, do they sell proper hot dogs at NFL games here in the UK? Made of cuts of beef, rather than the ghastly mechanically retrieved chicken and pork?

    • HD πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 18/10/2018 at 10:49 am

      If you think going to a Spurs match is expensive, try the NFL. Last time I went to a game, two years ago, Denver vs. Kansas City, my wife and I took our youngest son and daughter-in-law.
      Four tickets, $500.00. Beer, $16 for a 12oz, hot dog $8. At the end of the day, including fuel and parking and other assorted bullshit it was a $700 day. Oh yeah we got to watch a shitty game of start, stop, start, stop American football with whining, showboating, disrespectful, overpaid lumps knocking the crap out of each other. Pfft.

      • foeorfreund 18/10/2018 at 11:32 am

        According to my maffs, you didn’t drink enough beer.

    • Frontwheel 2 18/10/2018 at 9:43 pm

      shout out get in the hole

  • Caspurs 18/10/2018 at 8:31 am

    An NFL franchise is a long way off, so I don’t think it’s such a big issue at the moment. What Spurs can do is host different events (kerching!) without ruining the pitch.
    A further point is, the FA may have received Β£600m windfall for 3G pitches for grass roots football but, how would the FA have found the money in 10yrs to replace these new pitches? That is, as I understand it, what the FA council had reservations about, something the FA hierarchy hadn’t (apparently) given much consideration to.

    • Chauvelin 18/10/2018 at 8:36 am

      The council members were rightly concerned about the 3G pitches because when they wear out and must be replaced, it costs sonething like 50 thousand quid just to remove the old one.
      This was a typical piece of stupidity, or even cupidity, by the morons at the top who wouldn’t be around in ten years time when the brown stuff hit the fans.

  • mystic arnold 18/10/2018 at 8:48 am

    What happend to the answers to our quiz of the week or do we have to go to Norwich to get6 them

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 18/10/2018 at 8:54 am

      Freund or Foe

      1- Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta
      2-Hoddle
      3-The Chanticleer
      4- Blondel, Chadli, Claesen
      5- Peter McWilliam

      You have not been charged for this service.

      • Chauvelin 18/10/2018 at 9:03 am

        Surprised about Greece. Have we ever been linked to a Greek player?

        • foeorfreund 18/10/2018 at 9:21 am

          I think Redknapp quite fancied Taxdodgeididalotadis at one stage.

          • foeorfreund 18/10/2018 at 9:24 am

            And I know Hugo highly recommended Outondapis to Poch.

  • foeorfreund 18/10/2018 at 9:13 am

    Khan’s had a result. Wemberley is a shitehole.

    • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 18/10/2018 at 9:14 am

      I hadn’t noticed, on the many occasions I hadn’t been there.

      • foeorfreund 18/10/2018 at 9:17 am

        It’s most noticeable on the way home, so you wouldn’t have experienced this on the many occasions you hadn’t been there.

        • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 18/10/2018 at 9:20 am

          Why, I wasn’t on the way home from there again yesterday. You could be on to something here FoF.

          • foeorfreund 18/10/2018 at 9:22 am

            A tried and tested formula.

  • DAVID 18/10/2018 at 9:43 am

    Looks like a result for Daniel, although Khan may yet return to the table.

    • Chauvelin 18/10/2018 at 10:00 am

      Yeah, probably a ploy by Khan to concentrate minds at the FA.

  • wasdanspurs 18/10/2018 at 10:14 am

    I think the best thing about all of this is that Levy didn’t seem to know that Wembley might be for sale ahead of New White Hart Lane being built… if he really was serious about moving us away when he bid for The London Stadium, that too might have seemed like a viable option to him. Can you imagine the fall-out if there had been even a hint of him considering that?

  • 61 Spurs Nut 🌰 18/10/2018 at 10:20 am

    I’m still struggling to understand how they could spend 323m converting it from an athletic stadium to an athletic stadium with goalposts.

    • syd 18/10/2018 at 10:22 am

      now that IS a good question… πŸ˜‰

    • foeorfreund 18/10/2018 at 10:22 am

      Nets. Scandalous price. And they are mostly air!

    • Chauvelin 18/10/2018 at 10:45 am

      I don’t know, but I’m sure my Lord Coe and his pals on the Legacy Board are well set up for a prosperous retirement…

      • Hartley 18/10/2018 at 12:38 pm

        How long have you had it?

        • Fatty B 18/10/2018 at 2:25 pm

          My Lord Coe and Chauve’s Lord Coe
          Sitting by a fire
          My Lord Coe said to Chauve’s Lord Coe
          Your Lord Coe’s a liar

          • Hartley 18/10/2018 at 3:25 pm

            You’ve got one as well?
            Are they any good, my Steve Cram keeps running off.

            • foeorfreund 18/10/2018 at 3:35 pm

              You wanna get yourself an Ovett. Much more reliable, and too old to run off too far.

              • Fatty B 18/10/2018 at 4:07 pm

                If you find your Cram or Ovett keep running off, get yourself a Budd. Budd’s are excellent at stopping people from running off.

                • Hartley 18/10/2018 at 7:39 pm

                  I’ve heard that, they also don’t need shoeing which is a bonus.

  • Superspoz πŸ† 18/10/2018 at 10:30 am

    Joseph (@Joseph_Knowles) Tweeted:
    A Liverpool fan has uploaded Eric Diers tackle on Sergio Ramos to pornhub. I’m dying. https://t.co/OC0krhlqAm https://twitter.com/Joseph_Knowles/status/1052551104863584256?s=17

    I think our relationship with the dippers is on the mend!

    • foeorfreund 18/10/2018 at 10:42 am

      Not a bad place for impressive tackle.

      • Hartley 18/10/2018 at 10:59 am

        Or a nasty gash.

        • foeorfreund 18/10/2018 at 11:09 am

          No red cards for showing your studs.

  • Bruxie 18/10/2018 at 10:59 am

    Wembley is an asset to the FA – but Β£600m is a temptation for the blazers.
    I would ask where the FA’s money goes anyway and what kind of vfm track record they have.

    I don’t believe the FA would have spent the money wisely – too many board members and individual regional FAs to dip their beaks.

    I know of loads of cases of mismanagement and poor decision making locally. Give the buggers a share of Β£600m and grass roots footy would only benefit where progressive FAs exist.

    Having said all of that, I think Wembley was designed poorly and is atmosphere-neutral. And getting out of the place is horrendous. I’ve always wanted England to play around the country at the biggest club venues.
    National committees make a mess of stadia construction.

    Karen Brady said yesterday that she wants spammers to buy their current stadium – no doubt to re-design it along the lines of Levy’s original plans. Bringing the fans closer and creating an atmospheric home instead of the running track dominant hole they have now.

    We’re paying Β£350k per match for Wembley. That’s not a bad way for the FA to raise money for grass roots…Chelsea next? Charge them Β£500k per game!

    • foeorfreund 18/10/2018 at 11:12 am

      Wasn’t it written into the contract that the Olympic Stadium must retain athletics use? And how much would it cost to buy, let alone rebuild into a pwopa football stadium? How could they do that and still pay over-the-top wages to shite players?

  • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 18/10/2018 at 11:34 am

    HD,we have taken the stadium TFC plays in (MLS) and we are growing all sorts of stuff where the turf used to be.
    We really dont know what will happen but I do think it will all calm down and it will be like drink is now.
    Its about whacko if you ask me

  • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 18/10/2018 at 11:36 am

    HD
    If you think going to a Spurs match is expensive, try the NFL. Last time I went to a game, two years ago, Denver vs. Kansas City, my wife and I took our youngest son and daughter-in-law.
    Four tickets, $500.00. Beer, $16 for a 12oz, hot dog $8. At the end of the day, including fuel and parking and other assorted bullshit it was a $700 day. Oh yeah we got to watch a shitty game of start, stop, start, stop American football with whining, showboating, disrespectful, overpaid lumps knocking the crap out of each other. Pfft.

    Transportation to watch Tottenham is the biggest cost. It must have cost me 2 grand the last time I went to a game πŸ™‚

    • HD πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 18/10/2018 at 1:04 pm

      Bahahahahahahahahaha, true dat! πŸ˜‚

  • Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯ 18/10/2018 at 11:41 am

    I must admit I do like the NFL. One thing is every game is big as there are not so many of them. The strategies are good. Its different to footie but its a game I can enjoy as well (I can watch Basketball and Ice Hockey too no problem) For me,though, most of the rivalries really are not as big as in footie as most in the stadium and from the home team and cities are far apart.
    They are just different games with great athletes in each.

    • HD πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 18/10/2018 at 1:08 pm

      I have become an un-fan. I do like college football, better atmosphere, real school spirit, fans devoted to their school and the game.

    • Chauvelin 18/10/2018 at 1:53 pm

      You ever get to watch a lacrosse game? That’s native to North America I believe.
      For some weird reason the school I attended had lacrosse posts and the long handled net thingys to play the game. We believed some previous sports teacher had been a fan and duped the school into buying the stuff.

      • foeorfreund 18/10/2018 at 2:12 pm

        n the traditional aboriginal Canadian version, each team consisted of about 100 to 1,000 men on a field that stretched from about 500 m (1,600 ft) to 3 km (1.9 mi) long.[3] These games lasted from sunup to sundown for two to three days straight and were played as part of ceremonial ritual, a kind of symbolic warfare, or to give thanks to the Creator or Master

        • foeorfreund 18/10/2018 at 2:13 pm

          Isn’t that Ron on the far right, red thong?

          • Fatty B 18/10/2018 at 2:18 pm

            Lacrosse Ron in a tight red thong.

            • Fatty B 18/10/2018 at 2:19 pm

              Ding dong!

              • Fatty B 18/10/2018 at 2:19 pm

                King Dong’s brother.

            • Fatty B 18/10/2018 at 3:16 pm

              Far right Ron in a bright red thong.

  • Fatty B 18/10/2018 at 2:22 pm

    Ronwol1960-61πŸ•Žβš½πŸŽ·πŸŽ₯

    HD
    If you think going to a Spurs match is expensive, try the NFL. Last time I went to a game, two years ago, Denver vs. Kansas City, my wife and I took our youngest son and daughter-in-law.
    Four tickets, $500.00. Beer, $16 for a 12oz, hot dog $8. At the end of the day, including fuel and parking and other assorted bullshit it was a $700 day. Oh yeah we got to watch a shitty game of start, stop, start, stop American football with whining, showboating, disrespectful, overpaid lumps knocking the crap out of each other. Pfft.

    Transportation to watch Tottenham is the biggest cost. It must have cost me 2 grand the last time I went to a game πŸ™‚

    Transportation to watch Tottenham is now a dreaded part of the Australian criminal justice system.

    • Syd 18/10/2018 at 9:42 pm

      PAYBACK 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣

  • SeattleSpursGuy 18/10/2018 at 3:19 pm

    The NFL is boring because every play is a set piece. The players stop, consider, set the formation and then execute the play. Sometimes something great happens–a long touchdown run or interception–but it’s mostly advance a few yards, then stop and re-set. It’s like watching a football match of nothing but corners and free kicks. Occasionally the ball hits the back of the net, but it’d be a horrible thing to watch for 90 minutes.

    • foeorfreund 18/10/2018 at 3:24 pm

      It’s not all bad. For a start, without NFL we’d know much less about Janet Jackson’s right boob.
      Actually, that’s all I’ve got.

      • foeorfreund 18/10/2018 at 3:25 pm

        Thought of another! The Last Boy Scout, great film.

        • SeattleSpursGuy 18/10/2018 at 3:31 pm

          Yeah, the players shooting each other on the pitch would liven things up.

        • McG ⚽⚽ 18/10/2018 at 6:38 pm

          Don’t forget Forrest Gump too…

    • Chauvelin 18/10/2018 at 3:41 pm

      NFL is perfect for advert breaks. If TV execs sat down to invent a game to maximise advertising opportunities, they would have come up with American football.
      What are the studio pundits like? Imagine if soccer was structured to provide more chances to listen to ex-Liverpool players talk arrant nonsense.
      πŸ€”πŸ”«

  • Chauvelin 18/10/2018 at 3:47 pm

    At 3:45 on Thursday the House of Commons has just adjourned for the day.
    Lazy bastards, haven’t they got any legislation to discuss?

    • HD πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 18/10/2018 at 3:49 pm

      Sounds like the Congress of the USA. Wankers, all of them.

      • Chauvelin 18/10/2018 at 3:58 pm

        There were only six MPs there for the last knockings anyhow. They work a three day week, they roll up late Monday and piss off Thursday lunchtime ‘to do constituency business’, code for time for golf, nookie, or accepting bribes.

        • Fatty B 18/10/2018 at 4:04 pm

          Yeah! Where do I sign up?

          • foeorfreund 18/10/2018 at 4:45 pm

            I thought you hated golf?

            • Fatty B 18/10/2018 at 5:09 pm

              Eh? What’s not to love?:

              • foeorfreund 18/10/2018 at 5:15 pm

                I think I’ve played that course. Shitehole.

                • Fatty B 18/10/2018 at 6:11 pm

                  🎢Straight down the middle🎢

              • Chauvelin 18/10/2018 at 5:58 pm

                That’s a hole in one.

                • Fatty B 18/10/2018 at 6:08 pm

                  Don’t get caught in the bunker.

                  • Chauvelin 18/10/2018 at 6:27 pm

                    It’s a bum lie.

                    • Fatty B 18/10/2018 at 7:04 pm

                      It’s a fundament-al truth.

          • Chauvelin 18/10/2018 at 5:57 pm

            Behind me.

        • merrance 18/10/2018 at 5:13 pm

          or pedo activity

          • Fatty B 18/10/2018 at 6:08 pm

            What plans have you for the weekend, minister?
            Oh, I don’t know: constituency business, golf, nookie, accepting bribes, or maybe a little pedo activity…

            • Chauvelin 18/10/2018 at 6:29 pm

              No no. Thursday/Friday for visiting the mistress. Weekend you go back to wife +2.4 kids.

  • Ronwol196061 18/10/2018 at 5:02 pm

    foeorfreund
    Isn’t that Ron on the far right, red thong?
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    Thonglish!

    • Hartley 18/10/2018 at 8:36 pm

      I think I know a thong about that.

  • Matt 18/10/2018 at 5:51 pm

    Daft plan. Binning it good for Spurs. Good day all round if say.

  • SpurAndy πŸ₯§πŸ’ 18/10/2018 at 5:55 pm

    Should/after we bear the Spammers on Saturday it will be the first time since 1961 that the club will have won five consecutive London derbies.

    • SpurAndy πŸ₯§πŸ’ 18/10/2018 at 5:55 pm

      *beat

      • Frontwheel 2 18/10/2018 at 9:49 pm

        You was right first time. The Spam boys always worry me, this is their biggest game of the season and they’re always up for it.Watford is a bit Londony these days

    • merrance 19/10/2018 at 12:08 am

      Ronwol knows that he can confirm it for you

  • Chauvelin 18/10/2018 at 6:01 pm

    Bear in mind the stadium cost 757 million at 2007 prices, so selling for 600 million flies in the face of rising property prices. Especially since the FA have only paid off two thirds of the build cost. So subtract that amount and the FA would only be 350 million quid up. Dullards.

  • AntSpurs 18/10/2018 at 8:25 pm

    Β£150M down no.

    • AntSpurs 18/10/2018 at 8:27 pm

      Give or take Β£7M.

  • Caspurs 18/10/2018 at 9:59 pm

    More of the same please.

    • Chauvelin 18/10/2018 at 10:46 pm

      We’re away Cas. The screaming mob will be Spammers. I don’t see the relevance of the video.

      • Chauvelin 18/10/2018 at 10:48 pm

        Nevertheless, COYS!

        Let’s see our skeleton crew show their fighting qualities.

      • Caspurs 18/10/2018 at 11:11 pm

        Jeez Chauv, the point was it doesn’t get much better than seeing spam fans celebrating a win, only to lose the game in the last couple of minutes, whether it be at home or away. That night was bloody marvellous!

        • Chauvelin 18/10/2018 at 11:15 pm

          I missed the point! My bad Cas.

        • Chauvelin 18/10/2018 at 11:18 pm

          I enjoy West Ham losing under any circumstances. It was a bit hairy when they came back from three down to 3-2, but afterwards their effort went unrewarded and was meaningless. That was fun too!

  • Chauvelin 18/10/2018 at 11:41 pm

    How many of our non England players were away on international duty?
    Did Moura join Brazil? Did Son have to go back? Dembele and Toby?

  • McG ⚽⚽ 19/10/2018 at 12:01 am

    Mousa & Eriksen back for Sat, that’s a huge plus πŸ™‚

  • McG ⚽⚽ 19/10/2018 at 12:02 am

    Just made the Argentina squad, Poch must be so disappointed, what a pile of crap!!

    https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2018/10/18/report-juan-foyth-could-look-to-leave-tottenham-in-january/

    • merrance 19/10/2018 at 12:17 am

      evening standard hate Tottenham and Levy.They say Foyth could potentially leave in Jan they all could potentially couldnt they?. reading the article through it is all surmised opinion ballacks by the writer

  • Caspurs 19/10/2018 at 7:45 am

    What’s the itinerary today for Mr & Mrs r’Andy?

    • SpurAndy πŸ₯§πŸ’ 19/10/2018 at 7:58 am

      Mornin Cas, a slow mosey to Wells-next-the-sea and then probably head back home after lunxh to beat the rush hour. Thought when I woke this morning it was actually Saturday today and was hoping to get back for the match until I realised its only Friday. Time seems to run slower in these here parts which helps to make it a lovely part of the country.

      • Caspurs 19/10/2018 at 8:02 am

        Very nice, how were the seals yesterday, well behaved I hope.

        • SpurAndy πŸ₯§πŸ’ 19/10/2018 at 8:28 am

          Very disappointing, barstewards refused to show themselves. Can you ave a word Cas. Long way to come fer a no show πŸ™.

  • Flat Oeuf 19/10/2018 at 8:10 am
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