Spurs 'spying'

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Re: Spurs 'spying'

Postby Hainault Hammer on Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:58 pm

Gator_Hammer wrote:I understand the criminal aspect of the proceedings, but would there be any points deductions or the like coming for violating league rules concerning behavior towards another league club?

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Re: Spurs 'spying'

Postby Hampshire Hammer on Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:00 pm

Gator_Hammer wrote:I understand the criminal aspect of the proceedings, but would there be any points deductions or the like coming for violating league rules concerning behavior towards another league club?


I suspect the football authorities wouldn't want to go down that route, but IMO it would be similar to the dispute between ourselves and the blunts - the charge was something like acting improperly and without duty of care to other clubs.
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Re: Spurs 'spying'

Postby Georgee Paris on Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:14 pm

Hampshire Hammer wrote:
I suspect the football authorities wouldn't want to go down that route, but IMO it would be similar to the dispute between ourselves and the blunts - the charge was something like acting improperly and without duty of care to other clubs.


Take the 30 million!!
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Re: Spurs 'spying'

Postby Up the Junction on Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:25 pm

Interesting comment from Rob Harris on Twiiter:

Tottenham's executive director Charlie Wijeratna left the club yesterday unexpectedly


May of course be entirely unrelated...
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Re: Spurs 'spying'

Postby Cardiff here we come..... on Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:29 pm

Are we all in agreement that the reason why Sp*rs are pushing the top 2 so hard this season is mainly due to the signing of Parker(alot of Sp*rs fans i know reckon he's been player of the season so far...).

So can someone please enlighten me again why we sold Parker to these c*nts for 5million??

We knew this sh*t was going on...but we still deal with w*nkers like these....Improve their team to challenge for the title while inturn wrecking our OS bid.

We are soft p*ssyholes & deserve to be laughed at Headbanger
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Re: Spurs 'spying'

Postby Up the Junction on Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:35 pm

Cardiff here we come..... wrote:So can someone please enlighten me again why we sold Parker to these c*nts for 5million??

Here you go: http://www.kumb.com/story.php?id=125931
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Re: Spurs 'spying'

Postby MikeNewell'sOldBoys on Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:59 pm

The 4th man arrested has been bailed to return in March..
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Re: Spurs 'spying'

Postby Wembley1966 on Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:14 pm

Up the Junction wrote:Interesting comment from Rob Harris on Twiiter:

Tottenham's executive director Charlie Wijeratna left the club yesterday unexpectedly

May of course be entirely unrelated...

But there again could be related:

Charlie Wijeratna - born 1967
Police said a 45-year-old man was being held at a south London station on suspicion of fraud after his property was searched.

http://www.morethanthegames.co.uk/football/0913194-tottenham-secure-appointment-locog-commercial-chief
Tottenham secure appointment of Locog commercial chief

IF Tottenham Hotspur do move into the Olympic Stadium it won't be the first thing they've taken off the London 2012 organisers' hands following the appointment of Charlie Wijeratna as executive director with commercial responsibilities.

Wijeratna has been a member of the London 2012 executive management team since the start of the bid in 2003 and was responsible for all the commercial and legal aspects of London's bid for the Games and the establishment of LOCOG.


http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/articles/club-announcement-180112.html
Charlie Wijeratna, Executive Director with commercial responsibility, left the Club on 17 January 2012.
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Re: Spurs 'spying'

Postby Gator_Hammer on Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:20 pm

So this Wijeratna fella is their version of Duxbury.
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Re: Spurs 'spying'

Postby Iron-worx on Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:29 pm

Left Spurs unexpectedly, from a position that would be very plausibly involved, coincident with the arrest of a man of the same age....

I need a second or maybe two to think about this one :think:
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Re: Spurs 'spying'

Postby HomertonSpur on Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:30 pm

Not gonna bore everone with a new thread - just seen this on our OS

http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/spurs/N ... cial-media" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Subject to Cabinet approval, Haringey Council will invest £9 million towards new and improved public spaces, heritage work and environmental improvements in North Tottenham.

In addition, the Mayor of London has committed £18 million to the regeneration of North Tottenham, £6 million of which will be invested via the council in highways and parking improvements and a district-wide heating and power scheme. The rest of the Mayor’s investment will focus on public transport and infrastructure improvements.

Seems like Levy has wangled £27 million in Public funds indirectly towards the NPD.
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Re: Spurs 'spying'

Postby StiffUpper on Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:10 pm

Not only that but Boris has been talking about Crossrail 2 going to Seven Sisters and eventually up via Tottenham etc instead of the originally planned route via Hackney - Olympic Park North - Leyton and so up to Epping (the last part using Central Line route)
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Re: Spurs 'spying'

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:52 pm

I suspect it's a rejoinder to our "We may not bid for the OS". Removing one of Spurs' biggest matchday problems, lack of rail transport, is their way of saying "Two can play at that game".
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Re: Spurs 'spying'

Postby Doc H Ball on Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:40 pm

Spuds now definitely out of running for the O.S. Deadline has expired. Finito.

So, once again, where are the plans?

2 years and still counting.... :asleep:
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Re: Spurs 'spying'

Postby the pink palermo on Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:28 pm

Yes, but Doc, we mustn't let the other 15 interested parties see them either . :lol:
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Re: Spurs 'spying'

Postby Mr_Andersonn on Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:09 pm

Who are the 15 interested parties?

How do we know Spurs have not lodged an interest?
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Re: Spurs 'spying'

Postby Doc H Ball on Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:47 pm

Dunno who the other 15 are, but it's definitely not Spuds. They have formally declared their lack of interest in their financial accounts -

http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/ ... s-16571738
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Re: Spurs 'spying'

Postby Mr_Andersonn on Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:07 pm

Doc H Ball wrote:Dunno who the other 15 are, but it's definitely not Spuds. They have formally declared their lack of interest in their financial accounts -

http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/ ... s-16571738" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


I have already seen this thanks Doc, and until it's done and dusted I just do not trust Levy.
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Re: Spurs 'spying'

Postby Believer on Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:18 am

HomertonSpur wrote:Not gonna bore everone with a new thread - just seen this on our OS

http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/spurs/N ... cial-media" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Subject to Cabinet approval, Haringey Council will invest £9 million towards new and improved public spaces, heritage work and environmental improvements in North Tottenham.

In addition, the Mayor of London has committed £18 million to the regeneration of North Tottenham, £6 million of which will be invested via the council in highways and parking improvements and a district-wide heating and power scheme. The rest of the Mayor’s investment will focus on public transport and infrastructure improvements.

Seems like Levy has wangled £27 million in Public funds indirectly towards the NPD.


I mentioned this in the Govt changing mind thread.....

"They have put a spanner in our plans and they have also secured govt funding wrapped up as a boost to surroundings. It might only be £11m just now but I would imagine that they will end up getting 2 or 3 times that"
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Re: Spurs 'spying'

Postby Luke (THFC) on Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:18 am

Believer wrote:I mentioned this in the Govt changing mind thread.....

"They have put a spanner in our plans and they have also secured govt funding wrapped up as a boost to surroundings. It might only be £11m just now but I would imagine that they will end up getting 2 or 3 times that"


It is £27 million for items related to the Northumberland Development Project (with a total of £41 million going to the area of Tottenham overall). The below is from a recent press release jointly issued by THFC and Harringey. The detals are below, but essentially the £27 million covers all of the non stadium related aspects that the council wanted THFC to cover (highway improvements, station improvements, Controlled parking zone, etc). Additionally (and this isn't included in the below press release) the council are supporting THFC's revised plans to increase the number of residential units at the South end of the site from around 200 to around 280 along with creating up to 3 floors of retail space below these, as well as adding an extra floor on top of the Spermarket at the North end of the site. There are also further rumours that a slightly amended stadium plan will be submitted soon taking capacity up from 56,000 to 60,000.

Anyway the full press release is pasted in below for any that want to read it. This is courtesy of Tottenham's official website:

Joint statement – Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and Haringey Council

Tottenham Hotspur FC and Haringey Council have today made a joint pledge to the major regeneration of North Tottenham.

Spurs has reconfirmed its intention to stay in the area which has been at the heart of its history for more than 130 years and the Club and Council will work together to rejuvenate the area – seeking to deliver an iconic, new Premier League stadium development and a host of local improvements.

Subject to Cabinet approval, Haringey Council will invest £9 million towards new and improved public spaces, heritage work and environmental improvements in North Tottenham.

In addition, the Mayor of London has committed £18 million to the regeneration of North Tottenham, £6 million of which will be invested via the council in highways and parking improvements and a district-wide heating and power scheme. The rest of the Mayor’s investment will focus on public transport and infrastructure improvements.

Spurs has committed to progressing the Northumberland Development Project (NDP), which would bring a state-of-the-art football stadium, new homes, shops and leisure facilities to Tottenham and represent an investment of hundreds of millions of pounds whilst also leveraging in further private sector monies.

Tottenham Hotspur Chairman, Daniel Levy, said: “As a major employer and business in the area we are delighted with this commitment from the Mayor and Haringey Council.

“We have long said we could only invest in the area if we could see our commitment supported by others and that there was a real need to maximise the regeneration benefits and lift the wider area.

“We therefore see this as a commitment from the public sector to the Tottenham area and one which strengthens our ability to deliver a new stadium scheme with the potential to kick-start the long-term regeneration of North Tottenham.”

Haringey Council Leader Claire Kober said: “We have said all along that we are eager to support Spurs in their efforts to stay in Tottenham. They’re a great club, with a great history in a great area which really wants them to stay.

“We are investing in the regeneration of Tottenham and supporting Spurs’ Northumberland Development Project because we know that together we can bring new employment opportunities to Tottenham, significantly improve the area and attract investment for a successful and sustainable future.”

As part of the Club and the Council’s commitment to work together, both parties have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding which sets out the intentions of each to support delivery of the Northumberland Development Project scheme and to promote wider area regeneration through the development of a ‘North Tottenham Regeneration Programme’.

Subject to consultation with local residents and businesses, this will focus on improving the quality of life of existing residents, attracting new residents and new facilities and encouraging the growth of local businesses to enable residents, businesses, investors and visitors to have confidence and pride in Tottenham.

Further Information

Subject to London Borough of Haringey Cabinet approval, the £18 million funding package from the Greater London Authority is proposed to be allocated as follows:

£11.0m: Wider Area
- £8.5m: Stadium Approach – land acquisition and new public boulevard/square linking to new White Hart Lane Station ticket hall
- £2.5m: CCHP (combined cooling, heating and power plant) – funding towards construction of plant with capacity to serve NDP & potential new development in North Tottenham

£3.5m: Highway, Parking & Environmental Improvements
- £2.22m: Highway, bus & pedestrian route improvements
- £0.98m: CPZ implementation including free residents permits
- £0.1m: Road closures and Traffic Management Orders
- £0.2m: Access improvements to Northumberland Park Station

£3.5m Public Transport Capacity Improvements
- £3.5m: Tottenham Hale Station – funding towards gateline and escalator passenger capacity improvements

Subject to London Borough of Haringey Cabinet approval, the £9 million funding package from the Council is proposed to be allocated as follows:

£8.0m: Public realm and heritage improvements
- £5.0m: Contribution to community event and public space
- £3.0m: Heritage building improvements

£0.5m: Highway, Parking & Environmental Improvements
- £0.5m: Worcester Avenue – environmental, traffic & parking improvements

£0.5m: Wider Area
- £0.5m: Development of North Tottenham Regeneration Masterplan

Subject to consultation with local people and businesses and to formal approval by the council, the following 10 ‘Transformation Principles’ are proposed to guide the preparation of the details of the North Tottenham Regeneration Programme:

1. Phased redevelopment and improvement focused on enabling existing residents to stay in the area in better quality homes.
2. Expanding housing choice and supply.
3. Social and economic development programmes to increase educational attainment, job skills and opportunity for local people.
4. Fostering the growth of new and existing businesses in appropriate locations and, where moves are necessary, supporting firms to remain in Haringey.
5. Increasing jobs.
6. Sustainable development with access to new public spaces for community and cultural events.
7. Phased provision of supporting community infrastructure, including school places and healthcare facilities.
8. Increasing residents’ and visitors’ perceptions of safety.
9. Catering for the needs of visitors, maximising spend in North Tottenham while minimising adverse impacts on residents and businesses.
10. Maintaining strong public transport links with the wider area and modernising rail infrastructure.
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