We’re both disappointed and angry at the Club’s decision to charge £25 for the FA Cup Fourth Round replay v Southampton on 5 February, as announced earlier today. Tickets for the original tie at St Mary’s last Saturday were priced at a very reasonable £10 for Season Ticket Holders, with any tickets going to Members charged at £20 for both home and away fans. The visiting allocation sold out to Season Ticket Holders.
We’ve had an increasing number of questions about away fans in home areas at our new stadium, so we have spent some time trying to get a detailed answer from the Club about how this issue is dealt with.
We’re not suggesting fans who support different teams are incapable of sitting together, but we do recognise the reality that many fans have issues with significant numbers of away fans in home sections, and particularly in the South Stand, that was heavily marketed as the heart of the home support. So we pushed for the Club to explain its approach, in response to the many fans who have contacted us on this subject since the Liverpool game last weekend.
It’s now 12 days since allegations that Antonio Rüdiger was racially abused by the home crowd at the Premier League game between Spurs and Chelsea on Sunday 22 December. In the interests of all concerned, there now needs to be a clear statement on what has been established by the investigation THFC announced immediately after the game.
Allegations of racism at Spurs v Chelsea
Middlesbrough FA Cup tie
Southampton concessionary pricing
February TV picks
November catering survey
Y-Word consultation results: THST comment
Cycle On You Spurs
Members online forum update
THST AGM 2020
Planning for Bayern Munich away
Watching Football is Not a Crime
The Club has published a policy outlining sanctions for misbehaviour and ticketing offences, and a clear appeal process for fans. It’s something we’ve been asking for some time, and we’ve been working closely with THFC and the Football Supporters' Association to come up with something that is workable, clear and fair.
As is common practice ahead of European away games, THST has liaised with Club reps to provide as much information as is possible for Spurs fans travelling to Munich this week. Alongside the official Club advice, we are sharing the following, which we hope will prove useful in planning your trip to Germany.
Change in THFC Managers
Away fans in home sections
Sanctions policy update
Informal ticketing catch up
Boxing Day travel plans
Red Star Belgrade away debrief
Latest catering report following pre-SUFC tour
November Business & Community Liaison Group Meeting
Planning for West Ham away
Q4 THST Board Meeting
THST 2020 AGM
FSA Fans’ Manifesto launch
Trust Social Media accounts
THST representatives took part in a planning call earlier this week with the Clubs, Police, London Stadium reps and fan reps ahead of our Premier League tie at West Ham in order to provide advice to our fans travelling to Saturday’s game.
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.