from a football spectator's point of view, but of course that's not the point as far as the Olympic Park Legacy Company is concerned.
They've taken the decision to back West Ham's proposal because it doesn't involve demolishing the existing stadium. It will involve public money, whereas Tottenham's proposal would be privately funded, but everyone thinks the general public will overlook that, as long as the stadium isn't demolished.
The overall cost to the taxpayer will therefore be higher, and the combined athletics track and football stadium will not work in the long term - anyone with a knowledge of football knows that. The combined stadium will run at a loss, and guess who will pick up the bill?
London taxpayers, that's who.
The final decision will be made by Boris Johnson (The London Mayor) and David Cameron, so technically the decision isn't yet final. I would be astonished (but delighted) if they voted for the Tottenham solution - that really would be common sense at last. It won't happen however - they'll back the OPLC.
Let's sit back and watch how many people turn up for all those athletic meetings. If Athletics can't even fund the maintenance of Crystal Palace (and it can't) it certainly isn't going to do any better in a stadium with far higher maintenance costs.