Should Spurs & Everton sacrifice their stadia plans?

Football FanCast columnist Johnny Moon discusses the quandary that is potentially facing two of England's biggest clubs.

They are two of the great Bastions of English football. Massive clubs, huge fan base and have been in their great rivals shadow for far too long. Both have seen resurgence in recent years, which has brought a wave of optimism back to the club and got the fans dreaming that they may just be returning to their glorious pasts.

While Spurs have enjoyed two successive top five finishes and of course the Carling Cup win, Everton once again are still in a race to breach the top four for the second time in recent years. Both clubs are in the ascendancy that is no question but the future of where they are going to play their home games is quite another.

Both clubs are in a quandary about what to do. There are many Everton fans opposed to the Kirkby development while many Spurs fans would be reluctant to leave the Lane. The need for extra revenues in the modern game is of a virtue but at what cost to the first team squad?

Dan Levy came out in the last few days claiming that Stadium plans will be considered, but it won't come at the detriment of first team funding. You have to say that Levy is right; I mean what's the point in having a swanky stadium if it means you have an average side on the park. When Arsenal moved to the Emirates, Wenger had a lot of restraint in his spending and that is why he had to put all his emphasis on youth; he simply had no option and it paid off, other clubs may not be so lucky.

David Moyes and Juande Ramos both find themselves in a position where they are in desperate need of funds to take their respective clubs to the next level. In Moyes' case especially there is a real crossroads where after years of scrimping in the market, he finally wants to compete and rightly so, you just wonder how much a proposed stadium move could affect his ambitions.

So how do the fans feel about a proposed stadium move? Is it a necessity in the modern game? Would it potentially take the club back a few years as financial restraints kick in? Could you stand watching average players as you sit in your nice new comfy seats? What is the best way forward for these two massive football institutions?


 

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