Tottenham news – Sullivan shocked by Spurs “Cheek”, Spurs legend against Olympic bid, Huddlestone avoids ban

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Sullivan shocked by Spurs’ “Cheek”.

David Sullivan has hit out at Tottenham over their bid for the Olympic Stadium, declaring that there would be a severe reaction from the residents of East London.

West Ham believe they are the rightful heirs to the stadium in Stratford but Spurs have joined forces with entertainment giants AEG who revealed: “We do not think we are backing a losing bid.” The Daily Mail also suggests that the Olympic site is looking increasingly like the preferred option for Tottenham despite the North Londoners receiving planning permission for a new stadium.

Hammers co-Chairman Sullivan, however, declared: “It would be such a slap in the face to east London. I think there could be riots, such is the ill feeling between West Ham and Spurs and I know the police feel the same. I feel very let down by Tottenham. The way they do business is not right. They pinched Eidur Gudjohnsen off us after we brought him from Barcelona for talks. He just disappeared from the hotel. And the way they unsettled Scott Parker was appalling. Now they want to move into our borough of Newham. How would they like it if we suddenly set up a new home in Haringey? I’m flabbergasted by the cheek of it.”

Spurs legend against Olympic bid.

Spurs legend Graham Roberts, however, has insisted that the club must stay in North London. Speaking to talkSPORT , he admitted that he could understand the business reasons behind the plan but he was adamant that it would be the wrong decision and feared, like Sullivan, that a move could lead to trouble. “It would be a ridiculous move. I was talking to some fans last night and they’re really unhappy about this. Tottenham are a north London club, not an east London one,” declared the former defender who won the UEFA Cup in 1984 and the FA Cup twice during his six-year spell at the club.

I think it’s a serious proposal because Tottenham want a bigger stadium. But they can’t move from Tottenham. They have to stay in north London, for the supporters’ sake as much as anything. And I think they will stay in Tottenham and get permission to build a bigger stadium there. There will be problems. The fans won’t like it and every other week there will be probably be trouble. West Ham are an east London club, Tottenham are a north London club and we want to stay there.

Huddlestone avoids ban.

ESPN reports that Tom Huddlestone has been cleared of any wrongdoing in last week’s Champions League clash against FC Twente. The Dutch side’s striker Marc Janko claimed Huddlestone had deliberately smashed his arm into his face and left him with a nosebleed in the Group A clash.

With Rafael van der Vaart already suspended for the double header against Inter Milan, Harry Redknapp feared losing another key midfielder but he cast doubt on whether there was intent from the 23-year-old, declaring: “ It’s not like Tom – he’s not at all an aggressive player.” Today UEFA confirmed that Huddlestone will have no case to answer: “’UEFA’s disciplinary department looked into the matter and decided not to open a case.”

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