Just to lighten the mood on the subject here are some amusing extracts I found on a Spurs Olympic Stadium forum:
Spurs lose Olympic Stadium bid!
February 9, 2011: Jerard
Bad news I think, Levy will be forced to put our club in massive debt which could be detrimental to our success on the pitch
February 9, 2011: Paul French
Well done to all the anti Stratford protesters.. this decision could set us back years!
February 9, 2011: SpursForce
I Really do believe this too, we needed that stadium to compete, i wouldnt be surprised if west ham over take us in the next 10 years, in that time the Harry affect goes into full swing, he leaves the club half our players leave, were in masses of debt.
Hopefully im just panicking!
February 9, 2011: Vic
I''m shocked how gutted I feel. I was just starting to buy into the vision. A bad decision for London, both football clubs, Newham Council ratepayers and athletics born out of fear of egg on face.
February 9, 2011: Barry
Great news. I hope we can look at other options in Tottenham or the north of London. Doesnt necessarily mean we have to spend £450 million if its not the NDP
February 9, 2011: EssexYiddo
you're an idiot, there are no other options you dick
February 9, 2011: Lukaaaaa
berba, carrick left because we cant compete with man u, and without a bigger stadium those 3 guys at the top of this webpage wont hang around either. Levy said it was stratford or nothing. We wont get a bigger stadium, this will set us back years, although all you No to stratford dont kid yourselves into thinking you had any influence at all.
February 10, 2011: Say What!
Barry you and all these anti-Stratford ****wits need to go and support wet spam, how can you ppl not see that this is a major disappointment for the club!!!???? You dont need half a brain to realise we wouldve saved hundreds of millions, money which could've been invested in serious players;who btw will only come if we can afford to pay the wages, WAKE UP YOU FUCKIN FOOLS
February 9, 2011: noone
I dont think Levy was lying when he said Stratford is the only choice. Maybe there are other options but he is not willing to take them. Right now in these conditions the potential of big players like Bale wanting to leave becomes more threatening for the club. I would say that if Levys dreams and hopes are dead in the water than he would probably sell the club in the next couple of years. When I thought of the move to Stratford I was thinking big changes, bigger wages, bigger plaers, Champions League, Premier League title and all that stuff but now other potential big changes are starting to worry me.