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Day: January 14, 2011

Spurs And The Olympic Stadium: Stratford Hotspur Or A New Beginning?

Supporters of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club are well-versed in the history of where their club comes from. The stories of grammar boys meeting under gaslight on a street corner are well woven into the fabric that makes up the history of the club, but the question that their supporters are now asking is not where they have come from, but where they will go going to in the near future. For a long time, it felt as if their move in the Olympic Stadium, five miles from White Hart Lane to Stratford, was either an attempt to lever concessions from the bodies involved in their already-public redevelopment plans to rebuild their existing ground or as a back-up plan for if they ran into difficulties over what was presumed to be their Plan A. Over the last few weeks, though, it has started to become increasingly clear that the owners of the club are serious about this move, and it is threatening to divide the club’s support in a season that, on the pitch at least, could yet end up being their most successful in decades. From the perspective of the club itself, a move to the Olympic Stadium makes pure, economic sense. The redevelopment of the White Hart Lane site will be expensive, in no small measure on account of the work required to be done the area immediately...

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Friday picture: Blackburn’s brave new world

Your correspondent got himself all excited this week when he read an internet rumour (it must be true!) that none other than Diego Maradona was on his was to the North West to discuss taking the vacant manager’s chair at Blackburn Rovers. The mind boggles! Blackburn are, of course, the last team from outside “The Big Four” to win the Premier League. And with Maradona, Ronaldinho and discount chicken, Dotmund thinks all the pieces are in place for another big push. As with the vast majority of the artwork on this site, this picture is available to buy. This...

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Video Of The Week: Stand Your Ground; Alex Hamilton And Wrexham

We’ve covered Wrexham on this site a couple of times over the last week or so and will be continuing to see this story through to its completion. Tonight, though, here’s a chance to see the BBC Wales documentary “Stand Your Ground”, which was broadcast as part of the “Week In Week Out” series and gives an excellent account of the background behind last Wrexham’s last battle to save The Racecourse Ground, that time from the property developer Alex Hamilton. If you are reading this from the mobile version of the site you will have problems seeing this video, but there is a link to the full site at the foot of the page and should be able to see it from there. Our thanks go to the original uploader. You can still sign the petition for Wrexham FC here. Follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter...

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