Each summer, THST polls members and the wider Spurs community on the key issues affecting Tottenham Hotspur supporters ahead of the new season. This provides THST with a valuable snap shot of supporter opinion and enables us to prioritise our campaigning efforts for the months ahead.
We’re pleased the months of speculation are finally over and fans know where our team will be playing, and when, next season. But the confirmation also brought news that we would be playing our first home game at Wembley, not our new stadium.
THST has teamed up with Isthmian League Premier Division team Wingate and Finchley FC to offer Trust members a fantastic opportunity to get their football fix when Spurs aren’t playing AND lend their support to a local non-league side based just a short journey from White Hart Lane.
THST was among the fan organisations invited to a meeting at Portcullis House, Westminster by Shadow Sports Minister Dr Rosena Allin-Khan on 6 June 2018 to discuss the Labour Party’s approach to safer standing at football matches in English football’s top two divisions. Co-chair Martin Cloake represented the Trust at the event in a significant week for a campaign THST and other fan groups have fought for years.
We continue to record data on loyalty point cut-offs for Premier League away games. That information, going back six years, is available in a handy infographic, which can be viewed at the bottom of this article. No doubt there will be many interpretations of what the data means, especially considering the huge increase in the number of season ticket holders last summer, the second year of the £30 away price cap and with the team still proving to be competitive at the top end of the league.
End of season wrap up: Season ticket renewals and membership propositions
Safe Standing update: Parliamentary debate, 25 June
THST Summer BBQ at the Antwerp Arms, 27 May
Prostate Cancer UK Football to Amsterdam, 1-3 June
THST meeting with Bob Blackman, MP
THST End of Season Survey 2018
Season ticket sales and pricing at Spurs
FA Cup semi-final and final pricing
Safe Standing: an update
THST Quiz Night: 19 April
THST Summer BBQ: 27 May
Catering in the new stadium: an update
Business Community Liaison Group meeting: latest notes
Follow ups to Chelsea and Stoke away
The much-loved end of the football season social is back for the third year running as THST teams up with the Antwerp Arms to host its Summer BBQ on Sunday 27 May 2018. This year, we'll be joined by special guest and FA Cup and UEFA Cup winner, Micky Hazard, who'll be interviewed by Spurs Show host and film producer, Theo Delaney.
On Wednesday 4 April, THST Board Member and catering lead, Rachel Martin, met with David Peskett and Antonio Sellecchia from Compass (Levy Restaurants) and Jonathan Waite, Head of Supporter Services at THFC, for a scheduled update on the general admission catering offering in the new stadium.
On Monday 9 April, fan representatives from the Clubs competing in the FA Cup semi-finals along with FA Council supporter representative, Katrina Law, met with FA CEO, Martin Glenn and senior FA executives to discuss the increase in pricing for this season’s FA Cup semi-finals and final.
Tottenham Hotspur have posted their accounts for the 2016-17 financial year, which covers the period for the football season of the same period. We provided our analysis for the 2015-16 season which raised a number of questions, many of which have subsequently been addressed either through clarification directly from the club or other information coming to light.
Our analysis of the previous set of accounts remains apposite in terms of highlighting key elements of the structure of the club’s finances, however in light of our concern over pricing of season tickets at the new stadium we have decided to take a different tack with the 2016-17 accounts. Our interest is in seeing the extent to which the 2016-17 accounts can be used to predict the future financial position of the club and the extent to which new season ticket pricing is dictated by the demands of servicing the debt incurred to fund the new stadium – as the club insists is the case.
On 19 March, THST Co-chairs Katrina Law and Martin Cloake attended a meeting at Stamford Bridge ahead of the Premier League fixture on Sunday 1 April. Officials from Chelsea FC and THFC were there, alongside Chelsea fan reps, the police and local council. Chelsea FC chairman Bruce Buck also attended.
Our next social event sees the return of our legendary Pub Quiz! This time, we're at the Annie in Tottenham and have a devilish few rounds of Spurs and more general questions to test your knowledge. Hosted by Richard Cracknell, with all proceeds going to Studio 306 Collective, we'd love to see you on the night. To register as an individual or as a team, just email Kev. Stick Thursday 19 April in your diary now!