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Spurs Set To Steal 4th Place?

Spurs Set To Steal 4th Place?

Tottenham Hotspur have made an unprecidented attempt to have the match between West Ham replayed after Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, wrote an 'open letter' to the board of the Premier League.

10 Tottenham players allegedly suffered food poisoning after eating a meal at the Marriot hotel, Spurs were then ordered to play the fixture (note I say were ordered to play the fixture and not ordered to play those players) and lost 2-1, and with Arsenal winning 4-2 at home to Wigan, Spurs lost any hope of finishing 4th.

Now it seems, Spurs are making a last ditch effort to get the game replayed with Spurs chairman, Daniel Levy accusing the Premier League of an 'abdication of its duty'.

The Premier League quickly issued a statement saying the result stands but a meeting will take place tomorrow to disscuss the contents of the letter.

I feel Tottenham have little chance of being sucessful in their quest as, even though the events were a tad unfortunate, Martin Jol was not forced to select the players he did, hell, Danny Murphy was not effected by the 'food poisioning' yet still remained on the bench.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Rocky7
Date:Tuesday May 9 2006
Time: 6:34PM

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Why dont you take off the arsenal cap you are wearing and start thinking in a more neutral and fair fashion. To suggest spurs were faking it is purely silly. What if next week at paris at 12noon your squad got poisoned and none of your reserves were there to replace your first teamers, would you think it's fair? It's not about spurs vs arsenal, it's not about spurs finishing 4th, it's not about getting the champs league spot from anyone or even arsenal, it's about DOING WHAT IS RIGHT AND FAIR! That's what REAL football is about.
aaavoid
09/05/2006 19:38:00
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Why dont you take off the arsenal cap you are wearing and start thinking in a more neutral and fair fashion. To suggest spurs were faking it is purely silly. What if next week at paris at 12noon your squad got poisoned and none of your reserves were there to replace your first teamers, would you think it's fair? It's not about spurs vs arsenal, it's not about spurs finishing 4th, it's not about getting the champs league spot from anyone or even arsenal, it's about DOING WHAT IS RIGHT AND FAIR! That's what REAL football is about.
aaavoid
09/05/2006 19:38:00
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At what point did I say they were faking it?? I said "Allegedly suffered food poisoniong" That doesnt mean they faked it, it means that, as has been stated by their own club doctor, it could have been a virus. I think using the word "allegedly" is only being FAIR to the hotel who's reputation is at stake. And talking of fair, would a replay be fair to West Ham? would it be fair to Arsenal? would it be fair to Middlesboro?
Rocky7
09/05/2006 19:43:00
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At what point did I say they were faking it?? I said "Allegedly suffered food poisoniong" That doesnt mean they faked it, it means that, as has been stated by their own club doctor, it could have been a virus. I think using the word "allegedly" is only being FAIR to the hotel who's reputation is at stake. And talking of fair, would a replay be fair to West Ham? would it be fair to Arsenal? would it be fair to Middlesboro?
Rocky7
09/05/2006 19:43:00
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Why dont they take it that we are better than theem and we deserved it.Just because you lost to westham dont mean you should have a replay.10 players were poisoned so what you still have many left.You were over exited when you beat bolton and now the gunners have come in front of you u start crying.You are just jealous that we are better than you.
kenyanrudeboy
09/05/2006 19:53:00
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Why dont they take it that we are better than theem and we deserved it.Just because you lost to westham dont mean you should have a replay.10 players were poisoned so what you still have many left.You were over exited when you beat bolton and now the gunners have come in front of you u start crying.You are just jealous that we are better than you.
kenyanrudeboy
09/05/2006 19:53:00
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kenyan, that rudeboy name really describes you. Like what was said, it's not about spurs vs arsenal. It's about doing the right thing. no jealousy, no crybabies. Just asking for justice. Rocky, I never said that a replay would be fair to west ham... but surely it's fair to arsenal as you have beaten wigan for the full points. Well, I guess the FA's need to be sued for all the mess they created in the first place.
aaavoid
09/05/2006 20:09:00
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kenyan, that rudeboy name really describes you. Like what was said, it's not about spurs vs arsenal. It's about doing the right thing. no jealousy, no crybabies. Just asking for justice. Rocky, I never said that a replay would be fair to west ham... but surely it's fair to arsenal as you have beaten wigan for the full points. Well, I guess the FA's need to be sued for all the mess they created in the first place.
aaavoid
09/05/2006 20:09:00
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It's not about justice though, we have had an incredible amount of injuries this season, and Thierry Henry was out a lot of the season at the beginning from Middlesbrough away to the Champions League match to Sparta Prague which caused us to have a very young team. We didn't moan when our defenders were out and carried on, that’s what reserves are for and Spurs need to learn that, they didn't capitalise on us earlier in the season and we pushed them and rightfully overtook them, as Henry said, the table doesn't lie and they don't like that so they are trying to re do the match after west ham will be tired after the FA Cup final and I don’t see this appeal as just or valid and we won fair and square. Okay this is cruel for you as you have played magnificent football this season and do deserve Europe, but I repeat the table doesn't lie. If your players were poisoned intentionally or by malcontent, then you have a case, but as it is I say the results should stand. You feel bad I know, but look at it this way, you are in UEFA cup and by no offence that is a good result for you and the team should be happy with that as you have more chance in that and you shouldn’t make these appeals.
gunner-minesh
09/05/2006 20:38:00
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It's not about justice though, we have had an incredible amount of injuries this season, and Thierry Henry was out a lot of the season at the beginning from Middlesbrough away to the Champions League match to Sparta Prague which caused us to have a very young team. We didn't moan when our defenders were out and carried on, that’s what reserves are for and Spurs need to learn that, they didn't capitalise on us earlier in the season and we pushed them and rightfully overtook them, as Henry said, the table doesn't lie and they don't like that so they are trying to re do the match after west ham will be tired after the FA Cup final and I don’t see this appeal as just or valid and we won fair and square. Okay this is cruel for you as you have played magnificent football this season and do deserve Europe, but I repeat the table doesn't lie. If your players were poisoned intentionally or by malcontent, then you have a case, but as it is I say the results should stand. You feel bad I know, but look at it this way, you are in UEFA cup and by no offence that is a good result for you and the team should be happy with that as you have more chance in that and you shouldn’t make these appeals.
gunner-minesh
09/05/2006 20:38:00
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