Spurs are now moving ahead with plans to bid for the 2012 Olympic Stadium, with AEG, Spurs partners announcing their intentions to outflank the rival bid from east London club West Ham United.
Speaking to The Guardian the head of AEG Tim Leiweke made some "bullish comments" on the prospects of Spurs landing the 2012 Olympic Stadium and said:
"We've been pretty selective in the projects we get involved in here, and when we do, we haven't had any stumbles".
Questioning if West Ham has the ability to fill a 60,000 seater, the Chief Executive of AEG Europe is quoted in The Guardian as saying:
"They can fill 60,000 seats. Can West Ham?"
The Chairman of West Ham has claimed that if Spurs are awarded the Olympic 2012 stadium there may well be "riots" the ill feeling between the two sets of fans is well documented and goes back to the days of the hooligan days in the seventies and eighties.