THFC has confirmed it has asked the EFL for dispensation to play its third round Carabao Cup tie at Stadium MK. We understand the application for dispensation had to be submitted before the draw at home to Watford was made, and that the EFL have yet to make the final decision on where the tie is played. We also understand it is not possible for THFC to alter their request at this stage.
THFC’s inability to make any improvements during the summer transfer window to a squad that is so close to achieving great things has dismayed many fans.
As a Supporters’ Trust, it is not our job to involve ourselves in on-field matters. But we have a responsibility to voice the concerns of our fans about the Club’s ambition and strategy on the pitch. And to ask for a full and believable explanation of how this transfer window has played out.
Spurs fans are very happy with their team on the pitch, have some reservations about the Club off the pitch, and are not convinced by some of the changes being introduced by the wider game. Those conclusions are drawn from the fifth annual survey of supporters carried out by the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust, the largest survey of Spurs fan opinion carried out on a regular basis. The views of 3,500 fans were gathered, the highest number in the survey’s five-year history.
Just over half the fans responding to the latest annual survey by the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust were satisfied with the year at Wembley. Given the unique circumstances of a team playing all its home games away from home, that’s a positive result.
After campaigning hard for THFC to spend its year away from home playing at Wembley Stadium following strong support for that option in previous surveys, we wanted to find out what you thought of the season.
Tottenham Hotspur’s eagerly-awaited new stadium is certain to be packed throughout the Club’s first season back home. But fewer than one in five fans are satisfied with pricing, there is significant discontent over seat location and only 7% backing for the controversial premium-lite 1882 ticket offer.
THST Fan Survey 2018: Results
Catering feedback group: Your help needed
Manchester United away – 27 August
Fulham at Wembley credits
Premium seat offering at the new stadium
Premium priority for away tickets
Business Community Liaison Group meeting – 17 July
Transport and Cashless update – 18 July
Safety at the new stadium
Test events at the new stadium
DCMS Select Committee on sale of Wembley Stadium – 18 July
Football Supporters’ Federation/ Supporters Direct AGM’s – 28 July
Spurs fans have revealed their views on a unique period in the Club’s history in the latest survey of fan opinion carried out by the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust. The survey reveals a positive mood, but there are some warning signs about the future and the Trust will be urging the Club to work with it to find positive solutions.
The latest TV fixtures for the new Premier League season have just been announced. After two years of talking to the Premier League and the broadcasters about balancing the interests of all stakeholders including the fans, Spurs supporters face the following across August and September.
This special, limited edition cycling jersey - only 20 are being produced - has evolved through the partnership of Prostate Cancer UK, the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust and Tottenham Hotspur FC. For the past three years, a large group of Spurs-supporting cyclists have cycled from the London Olympic Velodrome to the Ajax Arena, Amsterdam, fundraising for PCUK. To date, 55 riders in total have worn the shirt, initially the Spurs home shirt, donated by the Club and, this June, in a custom made 'Cycle On You Spurs' cycling jersey. The jersey worn on the bikes carried the official Spurs cockerel, with the kind permission of the Club, along with the THST logo and a number of sponsoring companies. You may well have seen images of this jersey on the Club website or via the Trust’s social media accounts. Many Spurs fans liked what they saw and asked if they could buy one. Here is the result.
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.