Not Just A Bye ... But Spurs Want Compensation!

Last updated : 25 January 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor
Feyenoord have been kicked out of the tournament following crowd trouble earlier in the season against French side Nancy, and Spurs now want compensation for the gate-receipts and television money that would have been earned in the Feyenoord matches.

A statement from UEFA: "Tottenham have received a bye into the UEFA Cup round of 16 following the exclusion of opponents Feyenoord from the competition."
UEFA's other option was to order Spurs to play Wisla Krakow, who finished behind Feyenoord in the group stage.
Manager Martin Jol: "If I am honest, I would take a bye. Hopefully, we will get some compensation but maybe other people will think differently. My chairman thinks that if we want to play in Europe we should play in Europe.
"He's right because it was a big tie against Feyenoord and hopefully we'll get some compensation but other people may think differently."