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Could Spurs fly the flag for Qatar?

Could Spurs fly the flag for Qatar?

It seems that after securing an unlikely World Cup, Qatar could be looking to expend their empire into Premiership football, with Tottenham being a potential target.

The Qatar Investment Authority [QIA] are said to be looking at Spurs, Newcastle or Everton as possible clubs with enough stature and growth potential to be worthy of investing in. Spurs would be by far the most expensive, but with their massive wealth, the prospect of buying a club who already have Champions league football and a squad to compete with the best might appeal more than spending less on a bigger project, which with future financial regulations being put into place, Spurs might be the easiest and most viable over two other big clubs.

Should Spurs not welcome a full scale takeover at this time, the possibility is always there for the country to work with Spurs by way of naming rights of the new stadium, which could possibly allow QIA to work with more than one club to expand their brand further...

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Date:Wednesday December 8 2010
Time: 4:59PM


See what I did with the picture :-)
08/12/2010 17:01:00
haha yes
08/12/2010 17:07:00
gotta be quick to beat me when I try mate ;-)
08/12/2010 17:07:00
Oh God. Gooners in Emirates Stadium and Spurs in Qatar Stadium? Must all North London clubs be subsidiaries of the Persian Gulf? Can't the club continue to grow with indigenous ownership? Or maybe some American baseball club can buy us, like the White Sox to complement the Red Sox in Liverpool. Red Sox for the Reds and White Sox for the Lillywhites? At least i'm not first.
spurs in brasil
08/12/2010 17:10:00
Well according to reports Levy is looking to sell the club hence looking at the Olympic Stadium, but IMO - NO DO NOT SELL The CLUB if it aint broke dont fix it!!!!!!!!!
Whitehart Lad
08/12/2010 17:29:00
That would be an interesting choice for some of our faithful, considering that Qatar don't recognise Israel. A club with an historical Jewish connection owned by Arabs from a country practising strict Sharia law... And they said Stratford was a complicated issue!?! Let's keep things as they are, I like a half-time beer.
08/12/2010 17:57:00
The new financial regulations will make it difficult for owners to pump in money to buy a new team. However, as I understand it, there will be nothing to stop them putting in whatever amount they want for new infrastructure. Could make us very attractive, not much needed to improve the squad and the new stadium not covered by the financial regulations. Add to that the fanbase and the history and you can see why Quatar might be interested.
08/12/2010 18:03:00
Hope they don't go for naming rights of the stadium! How long would it be before Goonies started calling it the "Queer Stadium"!?!?!?! Christ, I'd almost rather Branson named it Virgin, than foreigners calling it Queer!!
The Horses Mouth
08/12/2010 18:09:00
I'm not against the idea of us having funding of the kind Man City enjoy, just as long as we don't end up with the same kind of clueless berks setting club policy, sanctioning idiotic purchases, and otherwise squandering all of the advantages that unlimited funds should provide them.
08/12/2010 18:35:00
Yeh I also don't want to become sell-outs like City. We have a very sustainable long-term plan unlike them, and they are 100% dependent on their 'Sugar Daddy' owners. Our owners and chairman have a real passion for football and our Club, the same of which can't be said about City's Arabs. I'm proud of the way our Club is run and long may it continue! :-)
08/12/2010 18:50:00
At the end of the day, what would be the point in having owners worth £40billion when regulations are soon going to make their wealth irrelevant?? Yes the cost of any new stadium would be 'chicken feed' to them BUT the costs of any new stadium will not have any affect on our finances (within the incoming rules) anyway... All seems pointless to me!!
08/12/2010 18:52:00
Love it!!! LOL!!!!! The Yids owned by Qatar??? And what wonderful site did this come from? Don't even consider it's serious - is it?????????
08/12/2010 20:11:00
No point, no thanks! Does that mean they would build the stadium at the lane and dismantlement it for the world cup?! Then bring it back again, Like everyone else has said. No point.
08/12/2010 21:33:00
No takeovers thanks IN LEVY WE TRUST HES PUT HIS MONEY WHERE IS MOUTH IS !! dont want to end up like liverpoo in aload of debt coz it got took over by cowboys!!
08/12/2010 22:57:00
Well said Guernman. Dont sell our soul to the highest bidder. Lets keep our heads high.
09/12/2010 01:23:00
agree mjb, we dont want another super power in the prem cos there will be no way we will be able to attract players and compete with the wages being dished out by the likes of chelsea, man u, city and maybe another super rich club. may as well be us, get an even bigger stadium built to increase revenue so we are financially sustainable with our own income.
09/12/2010 11:33:00
Two differing points of view - 1. Don´t sell the soul of the club for a potfull of cash and 2. Take the money cos otherwise it will go elsewhere (Everton, Newcastle etc). Other teams have recently had major investment - Blackburn for example - but the amount of money being invested there is chicken feed compared to what we could get from Qatar. We all know that Levy and Lewy will sell at some point - probably within the next 2/3 years once the new stadium is sorted out- so the simple question is who would you prefer to sell to? A mega mega rich royal family intent on promoting global football through our good name, a mafia backed Russian conglomerate using us for money laundering, or a bunch of far eastern food manufacturers wanting an expensive hobby to play around with. I know who I would choose.
Graeme in Spain
12/12/2010 10:48:00
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