Sean377 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1225 posts, RR: 39 Posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1281 times:
Spurs' crucial game at West Ham is in doubt after seven of their players went down with food poisoning.
Tough luck! Make them play. Looks like a last minute ploy to avoid the game so they'll know what they need to do in the re-arranged match. The're not gonna be in the Champions League next season either way!
Assuming it's true (which i'd of thought it was), the teams usualy have lunch at their traning ground during the week while/after training, maybe that's the source, I mean, for more than 1 to be ill, must mean they all ate something the same ?
Anyone know who the players/goalkeeper who are ill are ?
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LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13257 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1265 times:
I have never heard of illness happening to so many members of a team in a sport that I can recall and pulling so many from play. In a sense of fair sportmanship, can they delay the game to a later date?
One has to wonder if some intentional foul play took place
JamieD From UK - England, joined Apr 2002, 613 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1265 times:
Quoting Wrighbrothers (Reply 3): the teams usualy have lunch at their traning ground during the week while/after training, maybe that's the source, I mean, for more than 1 to be ill, must mean they all ate something the same ?
Maybe a rogue Arsenal fan gained access to Spurs' lunch.
Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 13 hours ago) and read 1176 times:
Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 4): In a sense of fair sportmanship, can they delay the game to a later date?
They couldn't. They had to play the final matches simultaneously, and it would have been unfair on Arsenal to re-arrange their match, with the Champions League final next week, and it would also have been unfair on West Ham, with the FA Cup final next week.
Unfortunate for Spurs, certainly, but going ahead with the game was the only thing that could happen.
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