At the beginning of March, Rachel Martin, Catering Lead at the Trust, met with Craig Doyle, Catering Director from Compass / Levy Restaurants and Levi Harris, Supporter Liaison Officer at THFC to discuss THST catering survey feedback, how the catering provision is going, and to discuss any planned changes for next season. Since then events have changed dramatically and our thoughts are very much focused on different priorities. However, members might be interested to hear what was discussed.
On the evening of Monday 2 March 2020, 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.
Completion of AGM process
THST New Board Meeting – 26 February
Meeting with the Board of THFC – 2 March
THST Charity Pub Quiz – 23 April
Cycle on you Spurs: Rider recruitment closing soon!
Season Ticket Pricing announcement
Haringey Safety Advisory Group Meeting – 11 February
Match day stewarding
Club atmosphere group
Business & Community Liaison Group Meeting – 18 February
The One Show complaint update
Oxford English Dictionary definition of Yid
Show Racism the Red Card training days
FSE Working Group European Club competitions
Members online forum
THFC has today announced a 1.5% rise in the price of season tickets for the 2020-21 season, adding between £12 and £33 to the cost of the 19 League game package, in absolute terms. The Club has committed to hold that price for two seasons, until the end of the 2021-22 season. Despite strong lobbying from THST, the Club has declined to freeze prices at this season’s levels for Junior, Young Adult and Senior concessions, or to re-examine the 1882 offer.
THST AGM and Annual Report
Social media policy
THST Q1 Board Meeting
Away fans in home ends
Southampton FA Cup replay pricing
The One Show complaints
Coaches for Burnley away
Business & Community Liaison Group Meeting
THST Spurs Charity Pub Quiz
December catering survey
Cycle On You Spurs
Members online forum
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.