We also asked individual fans to contact Mr Dyke and the FA, and very many have done so.
This response is unacceptably dismissive. We call again on the FA to respond, properly, to our request for an explanation.
We are not asking for preferential treatment for our Club. Quite the opposite. We do not want one club to be treated more favourably than another by the game’s governing body. We want the FA to help its member clubs, including THFC. We have spoken to our Club, as the FA advises, and now we want to speak to the FA, to get some answers and to ease some of our concerns.
Anyone experienced in the world of football knows that ‘commercial confidentiality’ too often means ‘something we don’t want to tell you’. We are not asking for every commercial detail to be revealed, we are making a simple request – engage seriously with us and our Club to secure our ability to continue playing in London during our time away from our traditional home, and in so doing preserve a key part of the Premier League’s global appeal.
Is the FA going to avoid its responsibility to take a lead and ensure the continued welfare of one of its member clubs? Is it going to dismiss the genuine concerns of fans and hide behind commercial confidentiality? Or is it going to act like the governing body of English football?
Once again, we call on the FA to meet with us and to engage properly on this important matter. Anything less will be a failure of leadership.
14 July 2015