The Club has moved quickly to fill the managerial vacancy. Jose Mourinho is now the manager of Tottenham Hotspur and we hope this will bring the success we all want.
We’re shocked and saddened to hear our Club has sacked Mauricio Pochettino and his coaching staff. During his time at Spurs, Poch gave us many of our best moments as supporters, made Tottenham Hotspur a force to be reckoned with again, and forged a strong link with the fans. We will never forget the joy he brought us.
Report from the Trust meeting with the Spurs Board
Farewell Wheel of Doom
Report from the THST Members’ Event – Who will think of the fans?
Driving to Tottenham on match days
Report from THST meeting with the Club’s catering team
THFC debt restructuring analysis
Report from the FSA Premier League Network meeting
Delays to December and January broadcast announcements
European Leagues advisory platform
Red Star Belgrade fans at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium
Advice for fans travelling to Red Star Belgrade away
Business and Community Liaison Group meeting
Meeting with Islington Council on ticket allocations for Cup games
Following the Champions League home game against Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday evening, we’ve had lots of questions asking about the presence of away fans in the ground. Representatives of the Trust were in touch with Club officials during the match and have followed up subsequently. We think it’s helpful to set the information we’ve been given out clearly to both Trust members and the wider Spurs fan base.
Along with many other match attenders, we noticed a paragraph in the email sent out by Spurs to ticket holders ahead of the Watford game referring to "reports of unauthorised match day car parks operating in the stadium area". It went on to say that "the Council and the Police have set up a task force group that are looking to close such sites down and fans using them have received penalty charge notices as a result." We've investigated further on behalf of members.
Trust Board member Rachel Martin met with George Robertson and Levi Harris from the Club to share feedback from the most recent THST catering survey, featuring your comments from the home matches against Inter Milan, Aston Villa and Newcastle.
Broadly speaking, supporters expressed great satisfaction with the range of food on offer. There was also appreciation of the effort to meet various dietary requirements. Pricing for food and drink, the portion size for food and speed of food service is also rated highly.
It’s clear that some lessons have been learned from last season.
On the evening of Tuesday 8 October 2019, representatives of the Trust Board met with representatives of the Spurs Executive Board and senior Club staff for a scheduled 'Board to Board' meeting. The following notes from the session have been signed off by both the Trust and the Club.
On 20 September, the Club announced that it had completed the refinancing of the bridging loans provided by three banks in 2017 to finance the new stadium build. The announcement was accompanied by an interview with Daniel Levy in the Financial Times (paywall). The existing debt of £637m was repayable in 2022. As the Club would be unable to repay this amount from current cash flows it was facing a financial cliff edge with the clock ticking (to coin a phrase). The refinancing is, therefore, good news and the publicised terms are better than we anticipated in our earlier analysis of the Club’s financials.
Next meeting with the Spurs Board
Members’ Event: Who will think of the fans?
Arsenal away: follow up and meeting with Islington Council
Manchester City away: follow up
Olympiacos away planning and ticketing
THST Q3 Board meeting
Business Community Liaison Group meeting
Meeting with Spurs Women
Catering meeting with Levy Restaurants
Sanctions and banning policy, ticketing appeals policy, flag policy – update
Fans for Diversity Awards
On the Ball campaign - update
Thomas Cook Sport - update
Away coach parking – update
We’re aware the official advice for fans travelling to support Spurs at Olympiacos next week is quite onerous. We have been talking to the Club about the advice and arrangements for the trip, so we thought it was worth sharing some of that conversation. We’ve also consulted other supporter groups with experience of travelling to Athens.
We're delighted to welcome Kevin Miles, CEO of the Football Supporters' Association, to our Autumn members' event. Kev has represented the interests of football fans nationally and internationally to key stakeholders including the FA, Premier League, UEFA and FIFA for over two decades, having previously worked in journalism and broadcasting.
Planning for Arsenal away
Club sanctions and banning policy
Ticketing issues at Newcastle, Aston Villa and Inter Milan
Ticketing: Champions League, Exchange and away breakdowns
European Finals proposal: #FortheFans
Catering survey for August
Club Y Word survey
Club flag policy
On the Ball campaign
Thomas Cook Sport
Business and Community Liaison Group meeting
We've spoken with the Metropolitan Police's Dedicated Football Officers (DFO's) for Arsenal and Spurs, and with THFC's Supporter Services and Safety teams ahead of our visit to the Emirates on Sunday. To follow are some points we think visiting fans should be aware of so please take a couple of minutes to read and share with fellow match-attenders.
This is a Category C IR game.
The fan experience at UEFA finals must be improved, say fan groups of last year’s four finalists.
Ahead of tomorrow’s draw in Monaco for the Champions League and Europa League 2019/20 tournaments, supporters of last season’s four finalists are calling for changes in how UEFA manage the finals.
Ahead of the group stage draw on 29 August, the Club has confirmed to THST that it will not be offering Champions League multi-game ticket packages at a discount for this season. We’re extremely disappointed with this decision; a move which, in our opinion, further erodes the value of a season ticket and One Hotspur membership.