West Ham United learnt today that they will not become tenants of the Olympic Stadium after the completion of the 2012 London Olympics.
A study carried out by the London Sport & Tourism Executive concluded that West Ham's history of poor results while in the Premiership, followed by long spells in the Championship meant that West Ham's lack of sporting success would have a negative effect upon the status of London as a major international sporting city.
The same criteria has also ruled out Leyton Orient. And the only other contender - Tottenham Hotspur, were ruled out due to the fact that everyone hates them.
However, in order to fully utilise the stadium, the executive, in conjunction with the London County Council has decided to form a new football club filled with top international players that will be able to compete with the best in the world.
The new club; London FC, is expected to spend over £800 million to attract the worlds best players into its squad, and has already agreed provisional terms with a number of international stars from Spain and Italy.
Although Londoners will be able to watch the worlds best footballers playing in the Olympic Stadium every second week, F.A. rules insist that the new club will have to progress to the top flight via the lesser leagues.
London FC's first match will be away to Green Lane Paper boys of the East London Sunday League (Div 6) at Hackney municipal playing fields on 23rd September.