Monthly Archives: January 2011
It’s transfer deadline day in January. Yes, that day of the footballing year where fans look excitedly towards the BBC (or Sky if you’re that way inclined… you sexists) for their rolling online coverage of the movers and shakers in these final hours of 31st January. It’s the time where the bigger clubs gobble up the better players of the smaller clubs at over-inflated prices, where Manchester United refuse to come out and play and where panic buying takes on a whole new multi-million pound meaning.
A decision is due in the coming weeks on the future of the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, East London. West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur Football Clubs have both thrown their respective hats in the ring to be the new proprietors of the magnificent new stadium, following the London 2012 Olympics. For West Ham, a move of less than three miles from Green Street to just off the Romford Road seems like a small step, their supporters seemingly unperturbed by the thought of leaving their beloved Boleyn Ground to the property developers. In fact the Hammers fans you will encounter, on the whole see only positives, financially and logistically from such a transition. Spurs fans today, however, have echoed the sentiments of local Member of Parliament, David Lammy, in loudly and definitively voicing their objections to the Board of Directors and their partners in the Olympic stadium bid, AEG.
Karren Brady’s football diary was designed to be a delightful insight into the inner mechanisms of the beautiful game. Surely, this business woman so schooled in the arts of corporatism and fiscal diplomacy could shed some light on what goes on behind the scenes at one of London’s best supported teams or, we would hope, even the Premier League.
No. Not a bit. Not even a tiny bit.