While Tottenham Hotspur readies for the resumption of European nights, West Ham United drowns deep in the relegation zone. But West Ham have at least trumped Tottenham’s bid for London’s Olympic Stadium after the Olympic Park Legacy Company’sunanimous decision Friday. The Hammers’ bid, led by their brain trust of David Gold, David Sullivan and Karren Brady, was more conservative and likely won because their bid promises to maintain the athletics track. Playing at the gleaming, massive Olympic Stadium could be a crucial financial turning point for the Hammers, who have fallen well behind the other London-based Premier League clubs success-wise (with Millwall and QPR possibly rising up out of the Championship).
West Ham may only be moving approximately 2.5 miles, close enough for blown bubbles to reach; but they will still be leaving behind a site in which they’ve played football since 1904. What are your thoughts on the move? And should the club change its name to West Ham Olympic as Brady herself has pondered? And lastly, what does self-proclaimed Irons supporter President Barack Obama think of all this?