Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Fans Unlikely to Get What They Want as It Looks like Levy Will Stay

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Fans Unlikely to Get What They Want as It Looks like Levy Will Stay

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Byline: Patrick Barclay

JOE LEWIS, born 77 years ago in the East End but long domiciled in the Bahamas, has all but owned Tottenham Hotspur since 2001 and, during that time, appeared so remote as to make Arsenal's 'Silent' Stan Kroenke look a showman.

Even chairman Daniel Levy is a man of few public words. But Levy is visible. Levy gets to make decisions, most notably on the club's next manager. He even gets to whisper in the ear of player procurer Franco Baldini.

He gets to play fantasy football with real people and, to that extent, can only be envied by us, the helpless masses whose subscriptions fund this exciting activity.

But Levy also gets to take the flak when things go wrong as is often the perception at White Hart Lane, a Highbury-sized ground with Emirates-sized expectations.

It's Levy who is held responsible for the failure to get work moving on the new stadium and the likely necessity for fans to travel to Milton Keynes for at least one season. …

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