Thursday, April 20, 2006

Bigmouth strikes again...

"I can confidently predict, Wembley will be ready in time for the Olympics."

No, no, no, Ken - nice line, but since it's Multiplex, maybe it's best not to tempt fate by even joking about it...

In other stadium-related news, it was interesting to see Seb Coe seemingly backtrack on previous insistences, and suggest today a football club could take over the Olympic Stadium after all, after 2012 - even allowing it was "certainly possible" for Stratford to end up with a combined football/athletics stadium. Not that running tracks around football fields are ever very appealing, but still...

It may have been Newham's elected mayor Sir Robin Wales who kicked off this intriguing little debate by favouring West Ham moving in.
But I'm sure a certain North London club will be taking an interest in Coe's comments, at least for negotiating purposes the next time they manage to get Haringey Council and Transport for London around the table...

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