Hammers ‘have stadium veto’

first_img The London Legacy Development Corporation took the decision to hand West Ham the long-term lease and its chair of the budget and performance committee John Biggs admitted a second deal with Spurs would be beneficial to the company. “The government has cut funding to the LLDC, so it’s pretty clear that it would welcome an approach from Tottenham, as the income generated would be a boost,” he said. “Retro-fitting a roof to the Olympic Stadium is an expensive exercise and Londoners will have to foot the cost of any overruns. The Olympic Stadium is a good option for Spurs fans and for taxpayers – although West Ham may have something to say about it – but I’m sure it would be possible to come to a ground-sharing agreement.” Press Association Sport understands that the Hammers would not just have a say on the matter, they would in fact need to approve any agreement that may be struck with London rivals Tottenham to utilise the Olympic Stadium – although it is believed the Hammers have yet to be approached with any such deal. The other serious options available to Tottenham appear to be stadium:mk, home of the MK Dons, and Wembley bu t even a move to the national stadium would be fraught with potential snags. With the venue restricted to 37 events per year due to their contract with Brent Council, the number of games Tottenham could host there would be lowered due to existing football commitments as well as concerts and other events. There have been over 30 events already at the stadium in 2014 so, if a similar scenario occurred in 2017, there would be severe limitations for Tottenham games. A possible scenario could see Spurs play the majority of their games at stadium:mk with their bigger, most appealing fixtures, played out at Wembley – similar to Saracens, who play their bigger European rugby ties at the stadium. Press Association West Ham have the power to prevent their Olympic Stadium home being shared with Tottenham for the 2017-18 season, Press Association Sport understands. center_img The Hammers have been awarded a 99-year lease to become anchor tenants of the landmark London 2012 venue and are set to leave Upton Park for the 54,000-seater stadium in August 2016. But, with news that Tottenham’s own new stadium will not be ready for the 2017-18 season, they are now looking for an alternative temporary home – and the Olympic site is believed to be on a shortlist of possible solutions. last_img read more

Premier League: Lampard, Klopp among nominees for Manager of the season award

first_imgChelsea manager, Frank Lampard, who guided his side to a top-four spot in his debut season as a Premier League manager, is one of four candidates shortlisted for the Premier League manager of the season. Lampard did so while having to content with the club’s transfer embargo during his first transfer window as head coach, as well as the departure of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid.Liverpool are also represented on the Manager of the Season shortlist thanks to Jurgen Klopp.The German has helped his side to win 196 points over the last two seasons and they have not lost a league game at Anfield since April 2017.Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder makes the shortlist after the Blades finished ninth in their first season back in the Premier League.Brendan Rodgers, who will take Leicester into Europe for the first time since the 2016-17 season, is the final nominee. Source: Sky Sportslast_img read more

Armed bandits beat, rob Campbellville woman

first_imgAn Austin Street, Campbellville, Georgetown woman is now traumatised and nursing injuries to her head after she was beaten and robbed by gunmen who invaded her home in a brazen daylight robbery on Wednesday morning.The woman, 49-year-old Baljinder Kaur, was at home with her maid when the three armed men invaded at about 10:00h.CCTV footage showing the robbers escaping after robbing theCampbellville womanCCTV footage showed the three men scaling the front fence of the woman’s yard and gaining entry into the upper flat of her house through the veranda.This newspaper was told that neighbours heard screams emanating from Kaur’s residence and shortly after saw men with a black bag exiting the premises. One of the men was seen placing a gun into his pants’ waist as they escaped. Persons in the area, realizing that it was a robbery, rushed over to Kaur’s home and found her with a bloodied face.“It had a huge burst on she forehead, she said they come with two guns, they use one to lash she in the forehead, but they didn’t do the maid anything,” a neighbour who went to the woman’s aid revealed.The neighbours are contending that the bandits seem to be familiar with the area.“These people know what they were doing, they didn’t spend any time. How they know that at that exact time these people had this cash in the house? This thing happened within five to ten minutes; because my aunty said when she saw the people them go in there, she watch to see what they were doing and then she went to stir her pot and by the time she came back, they come out and she said look the boys them coming out,” another neighbour remarked.Kaur was rushed to the hospital where she received several stitches for the head wound.The gunmen reportedly escaped with over $1.5 million and some $600,000 worth of jewellery. The money was withdrawn from a city bank on Tuesday to use for construction work on the house.This publication understands that this was not the first robbery that was carried out on the woman, whose husband is a businessman.Just two weeks ago, the man had parked his vehicle in front of his premises when it was vandalized and the vehicle’s battery was removed.“The man is businessman, he come and park he jeep out here and later find it break into and they remove he battery and so and went away with it, I’m thinking is the same guys them” another neighbour speculated.The matter was reported to the Police who visited the scene and are said to be investigating.last_img read more