Levy: Chicken or Cock? by Jester

There has never been any doubt that Levy was a ruthless bastard. A bottom-line man rather than a football man. Having a man like that in charge is unlikely to be good for football as a whole but in the current environment where FIFA is dodgy, the news media have agendas beyond truth and the government are too busy sitting in a financial midden, dreaming a way out, to care about national past-times there is no doubt having a Levy-esque character at the helm is useful.

I would prefer a good man that I could respect in charge (lucky Wigan fans), but second best is a bastard with the same aims as the fans. Sugar raped the club and left it on the side of the road. ENIC have sat it up, given it some steroids and furnished it with spiky weapons. Not good therapy considering what happened but better than repeating the behavior. ENIC want to build and sell so they can sit on a mountain of money cackling evilly. The key for us is “ENIC want to build”.

The way Martin Jol was undermined and sacked, against the wishes of the fans, was disgusting and should never be forgotten, but the last few weeks we have seen some of those spikes used on Jol throwing up a little protection for fans who would like to see Tottenham succeed again. By the end of the transfer window we will find out just how long and sharp those spikes are. A Cockrel ready for a fight… or a chicken served up for dinner.

It is not just the Modric saga where Levy is playing chicken with a much larger animal, but the stadium saga. I have no problems with West Ham as a club and I wasn’t one of the people cheering when they got relegated, but something always stank in the West Ham bid for the Olympic Stadium. There was no doubt the Spurs offer was a better and more secure one and I was surprised when it was rejected.

Even with the trumped up scandal involving an OPLC member being on retainer at West Ham I am sure the affair will be swept under the carpet and the matter will move on. I think Spurs realise that but they also realise that the bids for the 2017 World Athletics have to be in by September 1st and if they’re still in court, with the future of the Olympic Stadium insecure, London will not be able to bid.

Tottenham were given no offers of help for the White Hart Lane redevelopment scheme. No government money offered to upgrade the surrounding areas as other clubs have been given. No upgrade to transport. No concessions, even, on government fees. All these concessions were made just down the road for the Emirates stadium.

So Levy is playing chicken, I believe. Stump up some help or we break the knees of your World Athletics bid.

I say good luck to him. But I don’t live in London…

Jester

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