Filed: Wednesday, 30th March 2011
By: Staff Writer
Tottenham have confirmed that they are considering legal action in regards to the decision to name West Ham United as the OPLC's preferred bidder.
We reported earlier how the north Londoners were threatening to seek judicial review over the decision to award West Ham the tenancy of the stadium after the 2012 games.
And Tottenham have since issued a brief statement confirming that they are 'raising a number of concerns' over the decision, which some have claimed was a foregone conclusion prior to the decision to award United preferred bidder status.
"At this stage the club has not issued any proceedings against the Olympic Park Legacy Company (the OPLC) or any other party in respect of the decision regarding the award of the Olympic Stadium," Spurs' statement read.
"The club’s lawyers have written letters to the OPLC, the Mayor of London, the Minister of Sport and the Secretary of State for Local Government and a separate letter to the London Borough of Newham raising a number of concerns with the processes which led to the award.
"The letters also requested - in the interests of transparency - for the provision of certain information concerning the processes, which the club considers that it is entitled to. Tottenham Hotspur will determine its next step as and when it receives a response to these letters."
The OPLC have four weeks to respond to Tottenham's 'enquiry'.
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06:28AM 31st Mar 2011
''What Tottenham and Orient don't seem to understand is that the OPLC don't have to answer any of their concerns as this has been sactioned by the Mayor of London and government officials who have overseen the whole procedure. I hope they try to sue because the government will tie them up in knots, it's a limp wristed threat from Hearn and Levy (Freemasons eh).''
03:06PM 30th Mar 2011
''As a Spurs fan of over 20 years I am embarrassed by this course of action. WHU were the only viable option as our bid to knock the stadium down was never going to succeed as it would have been seen as a huge waste of the public purse. This smacks of sore losers.''
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