MP warns club over fan backlash.
The Labour MP for Tottenham has warned the club would risk the wrath of its supporters should it decide to relocate from its north London base.
Dave Lammy MP said, “Football clubs belong at the heart of their communities – Tottenham fans would never forgive the club if they walk out of White Hart Lane.”
Spurs, along with West Ham United have both submitted proposals to take over the tenancy of the Olympic Stadium once the games are finished in 2012. Whilst the Hammers have long had their eye set on moving into the east London venue, the Lilywhites have previously insisted they wish to stay and redevelop their traditional home.
No Naughton move.
Portsmouth have ended their pursuit of young full-back, Kyle Naughton.
Pompey boss Steve Cotterill had hoped to sign the Spurs youngster on a short-term loan deal, but any chance of a move happening has been scuppered by an on-going row between the two clubs.
Tottenham still believe the cash-strapped south coast club owe them £1m as part of a sell-on clause for Goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, and as such are unwilling to grant any favours.
Redknapp praises Huddlestone.
Harry Redknapp has moved to praise the strides made by midfielder Tom Huddlestone.
Huddlestone started more league games for Spurs than anybody else last season – 33 – and is an ever present this term. The former Derby skipper is set to be given his competitive England debut in tonight’s qualifier with Montenegro, after winning three caps in friendlies.
The news which comes as no surprise to his club boss, who told Spurs official website, “Tom’s done great for us. He’s a great passer of the ball, he can pick players out, and he keeps possession for you. He’s got everything, really. He’s a clever player and understands the game well.”
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