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Spurs game called off

11/08/2011 |   Comments () :  Add your Comments
Everton's season opener against Spurs at White Hart Lane has been postponed by the Premier League as a result of the riots that started in the Tottenham area last weekend. The Prime Minister told MPs it was one of the issues discussed at the meeting of the emergency Cobra committee: "It's been decided that the Tottenham game against Everton should be postponed but as I understand it the intention is that other games in London, the start of the Premier League season, should go ahead but perhaps starting earlier in the day."

"I think that sounds like a very sensible agreement if that indeed is what has been agreed between the Premier League and the police."

Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore confirmed the game at White Hart Lane would not be played but was 'positive' that the other nine fixtures in the opening round of top-flight games would go ahead.

He said: "The very latest situation is that Tottenham and Everton has gone. The police have done a fantastic job, but it's been a crime scene all week and the council have not had enough time to do what they need.

"The other nine fixtures are looking positive, subject to any more trouble.

"At 6pm tonight we will have a very clear picture. The Tottenham game is a real shame but we support the police in what they are doing.

"They want these games to go on as much as we do."

Original Source: Daily Mail

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