Since we launched our filmed open letter to the Board of THFC last week, the video has received well over 200k views and the support shown for the sentiment of the film is growing by the day. But what does our call to put 'Fans and Football First' really mean for our Club?
THST News - May 2021
Future fan representation at THFC
Fans and Football First campaign
Government’s fan led review – THST evidence
Broadcast contract Exclusion Order – THST submission
THST meeting with UEFA
Tottenham Foodbank leaflet drop
Business and Community Liaison Group Meeting
Football to Amsterdam 2021
THST Official Video Podcast
Football is for the Fans – Scarf offer
Studio 306 Collective
As part of THST’s “Fans and Football First” push for positive change and genuine supporter involvement in the running of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, we have collaborated with fellow Spurs fans to produce a heartfelt message to the Club’s Board.
‘Dear Board’ is a filmed open letter, conceived and directed by a multi-award-winning creative team and featuring the voices of Spurs fans. It aims to rally the Club’s supporters behind a unifying call for change.
Future fan engagement at THFC
THST Board representatives met representatives of the Club Board, including Daniel Levy, on Tuesday 18 May. After the events of the last few weeks, this was not a business-as-usual meeting. Both sides agreed to meet in order to try to find a constructive way forward for the good of our football club. No independent mediator was present.
Tottenham Hotspur’s home game against Aston Villa on Wednesday 19 May is the first match fans can attend in significant numbers for over a year. And much has happened in that year.
We know fans want to make their feelings clear about recent events, and about the current direction of the Club. We believe it is important to show our feelings in a positive, unifying way that helps build the solutions we need to achieve real change. And so we will be asking you to support our call to #StandUpForSpurs and to put Fans and Football First.
THST has noted with interest the Club’s latest announcement. The timing came as a surprise as we were still engaged in independent mediation designed to bring about a meeting between the Trust and THFC; mediation that was activated by THST after the Club’s repeated refusal to specify terms for a meeting.
To coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, the THSTOfficial podcast team, Martin Buhagiar, Rachel Martin, Anthoulla Achilleos and Rob White, welcome Flav Bateman from the Fighting Cock podcast and Tara Hancock, founder of Sport Against Suicide. This is such an important issue, it deserves a long conversation...
We've taken a lot of questions since the rise and ungracious fall of the European Super League some three weeks ago. We thought it would be helpful to collate the most frequently asked questions into one place, and to answer them in detail to give as much clarity on our positions and the current situation as we can.
THST Statement: Clarity on dialogue
Since the Club announced it was joining and then swiftly withdrawing from the European Super League, our aim has been to ensure that a situation like this never occurs again. That means the Club and the Trust need to talk. But clearly, any discussions cannot be business as usual.
We are delighted to be working with "Reclaim the Game" organisers NotJustClothing to give THST members the chance to buy "Football is for the fans" scarves at a reduced rate of £9.99 + postage.
These scarves promote a cause that is dear to us all. Dear to the whole football community, in fact. The recent European Super League debacle accentuates more than ever that football is nothing without fans, and that supporters need to be at the heart of the governance of their football clubs.
Alone among the six clubs who tried to break away and form a European Super League, the THFC Board has yet to acknowledge the scale of its error, or to apologise to its fans. Our Club has sustained heavy damage to its reputation and may yet face further repercussions from attempting to break away. The Executive Board that sanctioned this decision must take responsibility and be accountable for the damage caused to the Club.
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