1. The Club’s board
We are not calling for the removal of the Club’s Board or Chairman. We are asking for mistakes to be recognised, learned from and rectified. We do not believe simply calling for the removal of one regime in order for another to replace it is a solution. We do not think a culture of blame is productive, and would rather work to fix what is broken. Whoever is in charge of the Club should, we believe, work closely with the fans and communicate with us properly.
We would like to know what the current proposals for the Club’s stadium are. We support the adding of extra capacity at the stadium primarily so that more fans can get to see the team.
If the proposals to remain at the current stadium while building a new one are no longer viable, we want to know the reasons why.
We believe moving the team away from the area, even for a limited time, would have serious and far-reaching effects, and we would like to know the full set of criteria used to embark on any such move.
We oppose moving the team to Milton Keynes.
3. Stadium development
We are concerned that the goodwill that originally existed in the local residential and business communities towards the new stadium development has been damaged. We would prefer our Club to be a valued part of the community in which it is situated, making a contribution to the well-being of that community and benefiting in turn from the support of that community.
We share the concerns of the local communities about the impact of rumoured residential developments upon the infrastructure of the area that supporters also use.
We oppose the use of secondary ticketing agencies, on the basis that the business model depends on driving up the price of tickets for fans. While the £200 per ticket price cap introduced after extensive fan protest is better than no price cap at all, we are still calling for the partnership with StubHub to be ended, and certainly not renewed. We believe any ticket exchange scheme should be conducted on an ethical, not-for-profit basis and are working to persuade the Club to implement such a scheme.
5. Ticket prices
Regardless of a freeze for this season, ticket prices at White Hart Lane are too high, and have risen too fast over the years the current Club board has been in charge. We also believe ticket prices in the Premier League generally are too high. We recognise the demand for tickets to watch football at this level but believe, especially when viewed against other sources of income for Clubs, fans are making a disproportionately high financial contribution.
6. Ticket allocations
We believe all clubs should provide the full allocation of tickets to away fans required under competition rules. We oppose the use of reductions in ticket allocations as a means of punishing fans collectively for the actions of individuals.
7. Safe standing
We support the introduction of safe standing areas in football stadiums, and welcome the chance to discuss how tickets for these areas would be priced and allocated.