Not sure if this has been posted before but here: Spurs cry foul over new UEFA rules Tottenham are going to take the fight to UEFA should they finish fourth and be denied entry into the Champions League next season. Under new UEFA legislation, Spurs would be playing in the UEFA Cup should Arsenal win the Champions League and their North London rivals finished fourth. When UEFA changed their regulations for entry last summer, they stated that the three countries with four Champions League places - England, Italy and Spain - would have to lose one of those spots in the event that a team from one of those nations won the Champions League. All other European countries, who have fewer than four spots, were told they would not lose a place if one of their clubs finished outside the qualifying positions but won the Champions League. A Tottenham spokesperson said: "All Premier League teams start the season knowing that the top four get into the Champions League and those four teams should qualify regardless. "Clubs have to make spending decisions based on getting into Europe and to have that taken away a week after the end of the domestic season because another English team win the Champions League is not right." But UEFA are refusing to budge, with William Gaillard, UEFA director of communications, saying: "The decision was taken last year, so if we changed the decision again we would look like complete fools. "The rules are clear. If Arsenal win the Champions League then, like all defending champions, they would be in, and if Tottenham finish fourth they would be out."