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.
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.
European Super League fallout and next actions
Online Hate and Social Media blackout
Return of Fans v Aston Villa
Season Ticket Renewals
Carabao Cup Final planning
Business and Community Liaison Group Meeting
#KickOffAgainstHunger campaign update
THST Official Video Podcasts
FSE F+ Collective update
Programmes for charity
Events of the last week have demonstrated beyond doubt that there must be change at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. The actions of the current Executive Board have inflicted substantial reputational damage on our Club as a result of their involvement in the discredited European Super League, risking damaging consequences. And despite the many achievements off the pitch, the failings on it are all too clear.
The Board of Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust held a members’ meeting via Zoom tonight to agree the Trust’s position towards the Executive Board of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and to seek a mandate for our next steps.
THST Official board members Rachel Martin, Anthoulla Achilleos, Rob White and Martin Buhagiar meet at 6.30pm on Tuesday April 20th to discuss plans of the 'Big 6' to set up a European Super League.
We are working urgently and closely with our colleagues at fan groups of the clubs implicated in the European Super League proposals, and with the Football Supporters' Association and Football Supporters' Europe. Despite our clubs' behaviour, we are unified in opposition to them and we will continue to do all we can collectively to stop these plans. This includes seeking joint representation to the Government and all of the relevant football authorities.
We will issue a more comprehensive statement in due course.
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Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust
19 April 2021
Tottenham Hotspur was the first British club to win a European trophy. We blazed a trail that caught the imagination of fans everywhere. Yesterday, the current Board of THFC betrayed the Club, its history and the magic that makes this game so special when they put their name to a statement announcing the formation of a breakaway European Super League.
The Board of Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust is deeply concerned by rapidly escalating reports linking Tottenham Hotspur Football Club with a breakaway European Super League: a concept driven by avarice and self-interest at the expense of the intrinsic values of the game we hold so dear.
Staging a major sporting event such as the Carabao Cup Final in current circumstances was never going to be easy, and we are all aware that compromises have to be made as we find our way back to some form of normality. Public health rightly remains the priority.
However, the failure of government, public health, local and footballing authorities to work with fan organisations raises question marks over the effectiveness of the exercise and demonstrates, once again, that all the fine words about fans being “the lifeblood of the game” mean nothing in reality.
Kirsty Johnson from Tottenham Foodbank and THST Official secretary Pete Haine join Rachel Martin, Anthoulla Achilleos, Rob White and Martin Buhagiar to discuss the incredible work that goes on at foodbanks and how we set up links with these fantastic volunteers during lockdown.
The Carabao Cup Final on Sunday 25 April between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur is to be held as a scientific test event with some spectators, including some football fans, inside Wembley Stadium.
In a fight against a global pandemic, there is far more at stake than how a football match goes ahead. But the details of how the match goes ahead are important for two main reasons.
Over the last week, we’ve heard rumours that the Carabao Cup Final may be selected by the DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) as some kind of test event. This morning, Easter Sunday, the Government has confirmed this.
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