It should perhaps come as no surprise that the West Ham United Olympic stadium deal has now collapsed.
The Olympic Park Legacy Company has faced one problem after another ever since it announced West Ham as the preferred bidder for the £486m 2012 Stadium back in February.
Within days of the announcement questions were raised over how the Hammers would fund the deal, considering the club was carrying £100m of debt.
The Hammers always insisted they could cover the £100m construction costs to redevelop the 80,000 capacity athletics stadium into a 60,000-seater football stadium. And that was largely thanks to a £40m loan from Newham council, which jointly bidded with West Ham for the legacy contract.
It is this arrangement that appears to have caused everything to ultimately unwind. But more on that shortly.
Fast forward a month, towards the end of March, Tottenham Hotspur issued the OPLC with a legal letter over the stadium deal, questioning the process that led to the decision.
Meanwhile, Leyton Orient Football Club also pushed forward for a judicial review on the grounds that a bigger club like West Ham moving into its territory would be disastrous for its future.
In May, Spurs confirmed it would be pursuing a judicial review as well. There appeared to be some respite for the OPLC and ministers in early June when the high court rejected calls for judicial reviews.
But the problem didn't go away. Spurs were granted the chance on appeal to present its case at an oral hearing in the high court.
And then it really started to get messy. On 1 July the OPLC suspended an employee after it emerged they had undertaken paid consultancy work with West Ham without its knowledge or permission.
But within days West Ham had launched a counter attack announcing that it was planning to sue Spurs and the Sunday Times over allegations made surrounding the suspension of the OPLC executive.
The police were then brought into the situation and at this point Spurs made an offer to West Ham to drop its legal challenge if the Hammers called off the police, which was naturally refused... oh if only they could rewind to this point and re-think their decision.
Come 22 August, things were looking a little more rosy again after an independent probe cleared the OPLC of any wrongdoing during the stadium decision process.
But two days later Spurs were granted the right for a full judicial review, scheduled to have taken place this month.
And the grounds for granting the judicial review? It was the £40m loan from Newham council. The judge ruled that it was arguable that the loan constituted illegal state aid.
Ministers and the Mayor of London Boris Johnson have put all their efforts into trying to persuade Spurs to drop all claims and focus on rebuilding White Hart Lane. Something in the region of £17m has been offered to help them with redevelopment costs.
But it would seem that the burning issue of state aid, which is illegal under European law in a competitive tendering process, has left ministers too uncomfortable to proceed with the West Ham stadium deal
So what happens next?
Due to the ongoing issues, and the very real possibility that court challenges could stretch on for years, the OPLC has decided that the stadium should remain in public hands, with an anchor tenant leasing it for an annual rent of around £2m. A competitive tender will go out shortly to find a tenant.
And funnily enough, that means West Ham could still end up being the tenant of the Olympic Stadium....