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Spurs mull sharing Emirates Stadium

CHADLI-SCORESLONDON, September 11- Tottenham Hotspur are yet to openly discount the prospect of a highly controversial one-year ground share at the home of their local rivals Arsenal, sources have told ESPN.

Spurs have confirmed that they may play a season away from their White Hart Lane home as the club builds their new 56,250-capacity stadium, which was initially scheduled to open at the start of the 2017-18 campaign.

Delays in the building project means Tottenham are “highly likely” to spend a year at an alternative venue.

A club statement issued by Tottenham on Wednesday appeared to warn the club’s supporters that the choice of temporary home may not be popular, but they insisted they would consult with fans before confirming details.

“Clearly all possible options have pros and cons and we are aware that we shall not be able to find one which will please all parties,” read the statement. “We shall however seek to find the optimum solution for the club and our supporters and we shall be sharing our deliberations with our supporters at an appropriate time.”

Tottenham lost out to West Ham in the race to move to London’s Olympic Stadium in Stratford in 2011, forcing club officials to press forward with their expensive plans to build a new stadium on land adjacent to their current home.

Reports suggest Spurs may consider requesting a temporary move to the Olympic Stadium, but there is no guarantee that the Hammers would agree.

A move to the 30,500-capacity stadium used by Buckinghamshire-based League One side MK Dons, could be another option, while there have also been reports that they could look to use Wembley Stadium, which is less than 13 miles away from their current home.

Arsenal declined to comment on this story when approached by ESPN.


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  1. sisemikitu

    October 21, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Nairobi is literally overrun by Al Shabab and their sympathizers just because of political expedience and corruption. You sometimes may admire the Israel governance structures, where the army does its work and politicians theirs. Ridding Kenya of illegal immigrant, Al Shabbab, drug dealers and all miscreants will be a tall order!

    • Macabre

      October 22, 2011 at 11:10 am

      I agree in totality. These goons have pissed and defacated in our midst despite hosting them in our country without asking too many questions.
      “Asante ya Punda ni mateke”, but now its time to chop off that hind.

      • Yuyubenson3

        October 22, 2011 at 12:59 pm

        @sisemikitu: Get rid of Somalis? my foot! They will take away their billions and your shillng will fall down like a dead bird. Is it not your policy to attract investment? Go to Eastleigh and see how many commercial banks are operating mainly through Somali money from diaspora. This will cease. And stop this crap about piracy. Most anaylists including the ICG say Al-Shabab not involved in abductions. Get educated!!

        • upuzi_tupu

          October 23, 2011 at 4:52 am

          @yuyubenson3, why can’t they take their money back to mogadishu? You idiot refugee. Kenya was doing well, before the refugees started trooping to eastleigh.

          • Yuyubenson3

            May 1, 2012 at 6:23 pm

            who told you Kenya needs your help? your president has appealed for foreign investment and even foreign food aid Even education and health sector depend on foreign handouts as the recent graft scams revealed. Iqcarus you are an idiot for a reason the roads in Easleigh is whose job? “Upuzi_tupu” Somalis came to Easleigh before Kenya was born about 1900. Take time of from your carnabis and read documents at the national archives you will be guided. And for your info I’m not a refugee, danderhead

        • Iqcarus

          October 23, 2011 at 7:21 am

          who told you Kenya needs your help. take your piracy money and your commercial banks back to mogadishu with you!! Kenya was and will continue growing without you! Why not build your own country… it looks like a desert!!
          Frankly Eastleigh looks like a slum!! thats you work too!!!

  2. Clement Gitonga

    October 21, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Seems the government is going for the head Orwa Ojodeh was referring to “Al Shabaab is like an animal with the tail in Somalia and the head in Eastleigh”

  3. Anonymous

    October 21, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Ship the two back to Somali.

  4. Yuyubenson3

    October 22, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    @upuzi tele: Wewe mpuzi kabisaa. You should also be shiped to Somalia> who told you they are Somalis? 

    • upuzi_tupu

      October 23, 2011 at 4:48 am

      They are somalis whether you deny it or not. You being one of them, you should also be shipped back to Mogadishu where you came from.

      • salman

        October 24, 2011 at 7:51 am

        cushites are the earliest inhabitants of eastern africa its time you are taken in acrate to congo forest plus atail.

  5. Yuyubenson3

    May 1, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Look now how stupid you have been. The two doctors have been acquitted of the dubious charges by the high court. A stupid report as well, to mislead the ever ignorant Kenyans. The picture above is that of Al-Shabab spokesman Mukhrat Robbow and not any of the Kenyan doctors as many of your ignorant readers seem to think.

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