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Fourth Place Is Safe

As predicted by Vital Arsenal (and most of the Western world) Tottenham Hotspur have failed in their attempts to get their controversial fixture against West Ham replayed.

I won't bore you with the incidents leading upto the request as everyone has heard them all a million times, but needless to say, their efforts were futile.

The Premier League board believe that there was 'no grounds to stage a replay' in a statement issued earlier today.

The statement said,

'THFC did have the option of not fulfilling the fixture and will have made its own assessment of the risks associated with that decision.'

'It would have been for an independent commission to have decided the merits of your case; rule on any sanction and/or the appropriateness of a replay.'

'The board does not wish to jeopardise the respect and excellent relationship that exists between us and THFC.'

'We remain very sympathetic to the unenviable position you found yourselves in and hope that neither THFC or any other club will suffer the same fate again.'

'However, we believe we expedited our responsibilities effectively and with due care and consideration based on the facts available to us.'

'We of course realise that for THFC a feeling of unfairness at the ill-fated events of last Sunday will linger, but trust that you will put this behind you and concentrate on domestic and UEFA Cup success next season.'

Justice is served and we can all get on with enjoying the summer and the forth coming world cup.

Oh wait, hold on, we've got one last match to play haven't we!!

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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Wednesday May 10 2006
Time: 8:50PM

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You can say thanks to David Dein then !
eurospur
10/05/2006 21:35:00
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You can say thanks to David Dein then !
eurospur
10/05/2006 21:35:00
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I don't see what David Dein has to do with this. DD sits on a panel of Premeirship 'officials', alongside Phillip Gartside, Rupert Lowe and David Gill, but this panel is with FA and not the Premier League, who I think you'll find were dealing with your request. So please feel free to stop harping on about David Dein, it's getting old.
Rocky7
10/05/2006 21:41:00
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I don't see what David Dein has to do with this. DD sits on a panel of Premeirship 'officials', alongside Phillip Gartside, Rupert Lowe and David Gill, but this panel is with FA and not the Premier League, who I think you'll find were dealing with your request. So please feel free to stop harping on about David Dein, it's getting old.
Rocky7
10/05/2006 21:41:00
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it was a load of crap that they had food poisoning anyway. Congratulations on getting the 4th spot.
jono_forest
10/05/2006 22:17:00
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it was a load of crap that they had food poisoning anyway. Congratulations on getting the 4th spot.
jono_forest
10/05/2006 22:17:00
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I suspect the highly embarrassing but non-fatal N17 strain of Bird Flu was to blame. The world would have heard nothing of this "injustice" if THFC had finished fourth - otherwise Levy should have formally objected before the kick-off. Obviously neither he nor any board member did anything of the sort - if they had done so it would have been in his rambling letter. And if the "majority" of Premiership clubs backed his view then there are more idiots running our top clubs than any of us realised. Incidentally, I've only seen a list of 9 clubs so that's a claim stretched to breaking point.
cybergunner
10/05/2006 22:50:00
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I suspect the highly embarrassing but non-fatal N17 strain of Bird Flu was to blame. The world would have heard nothing of this "injustice" if THFC had finished fourth - otherwise Levy should have formally objected before the kick-off. Obviously neither he nor any board member did anything of the sort - if they had done so it would have been in his rambling letter. And if the "majority" of Premiership clubs backed his view then there are more idiots running our top clubs than any of us realised. Incidentally, I've only seen a list of 9 clubs so that's a claim stretched to breaking point.
cybergunner
10/05/2006 22:50:00
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heres the thing...... Tottenham had 10(TEN) players struck down by the so called food poisoning. 6(SIX) were in the squad of which 2(TWO) actually started the game. So what is the big(BIG) problem. They lost(LOST!!!) Its time for them to get over it and enjoy the uefa cup. COME ON YOU RIPROARING REDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
goonerkitt
11/05/2006 00:30:00
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heres the thing...... Tottenham had 10(TEN) players struck down by the so called food poisoning. 6(SIX) were in the squad of which 2(TWO) actually started the game. So what is the big(BIG) problem. They lost(LOST!!!) Its time for them to get over it and enjoy the uefa cup. COME ON YOU RIPROARING REDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
goonerkitt
11/05/2006 00:30:00
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