‘Selling Stevenage shirts in Spurs store is ridiculous’ - says Boro chairman

Stevenage FC chairman Phil Wallace - pictured with manager Graham Westley (right) - has dismissed th

Stevenage FC chairman Phil Wallace - pictured with manager Graham Westley (right) - has dismissed the possibility of the club stocking merchandise in a Spurs shop - Credit: Archant

THE chairman of Stevenage Football Club has labelled a suggestion that the club’s shirts could be sold in a Spurs store as “ridiculous”.

Phil Wallace dismissed the idea after Tottenham Hotspur’s store operations manager Paul Moynihan told the Comet last week there would be discussions about the matter ahead of the opening of the Premier League club’s shop in Stevenage on Saturday.

The store, which will be situated in Westgate Shopping Centre next to menswear chain Burton, will offer a full range of Spurs merchandise as well as shirt printing services.

“Would we sell Stevenage shirts in a Spurs shop? 110 per cent not,” said Mr Wallace.

“The idea is ridiculous.”

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Following the announcement about the store’s opening last week, Stevenage fans raised objections to Spurs having a shop in the town centre but Mr Moynihan said Stevenage FC were “not concerned” – something Mr Wallace has refuted.

“I am concerned”, he said.

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“It’s polite to say something before you do it – that’s the way I was brought up and I felt they should have for something of this magnitude. It’s a big club-little club syndrome.

“They decided to open the store without having any discussions with me and we will not be selling Stevenage shirts in store.”

Following Mr Wallace’s comments, the Comet asked Tottenham Hotspur for clarification on what discussions the club had had with Stevenage FC regarding the store and whether there had been a meeting between representatives of the two sides last week.

Spurs are yet to respond.

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