Biggest win of the week was receiving confirmation from THFC of the reduced pricing for the FC Sheriff UEL home game and the Hull City League Cup match, following discussions over the past month to this affect.
The Y Word remains at the forefront of THST’s agenda, with legal options currently being explored.
The use of the Y word in football:
Whilst this has been a quieter week in terms of media coverage, THST continues to regard clarifying the implications for Spurs fans as a result of the FA Statement on 9th September as a priority.
THST is exploring a legal defence which will serve to protect Spurs fans and their use of the Y Word in the future.
THST remains in close contact with THFC regarding the stewarding and policing approach at home games.
For the foreseeable future, THST will continue to consult with each away club and the local Police to ascertain their position and policy around this matter with a view to safeguarding all Spurs fans using the Y word at away matches.
Following discussions with the Ticket Office, pricing for the UEL home game v FC Sheriff and the League Cup 4th Round v Hull
City were confirmed as £20 Adults, £10 OAPS and £5 U16’s.
THST is extremely pleased THFC both listened and acted on our request to price these games at an affordable level in order to attract a fuller house for these midweek matches.
THST requested THFC close the Tromso Away application window early in order to allow fans to firm up travel plans in good time. THFC has confirmed this is unlikely, despite being oversubscribed with applications for a small number of tickets.
A collective of Spurs supporters and fan groups launched a letter and a petition against StubHub on 24th September.
THST supports this letter and will assist the group moving forward where necessary.
Home Office Fan Safety Abroad workshop:
THST attended a workshop at the UK Policing Unit, arranged by the Home Office on 25th Sept.
Present were representatives from Police departments of all 4 Home Nations, The CPS, The FSF and fans reps from from Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City, Spurs, Man Utd, Newcastle & Cardiff City.
THFC was also in attendance, having read THST’s earlier feed around this session.
Discussions revolved around Fan Safety Abroad; how the UKPU had worked with bodies including The FSF over the past months to achieve their target of no English arrests at the last 2 major national tournaments.
Shared working practices and cross learning from Club to National level made for a positive and constructive meeting, with a more integrated approach to be explored moving forwards.
As THST’s workload increases, the need for volunteers to assist with campaigning, content, web and marcomms becomes vital.
Following a request for interested parties to step forward, THST has received a number of responses and will be speaking with each individual in the next week to move this forward.
Anyone interested in helping THST, please contact info@THSTOfficial.com
The combined working group compromising THST and several podcasts/ websites explored the possibility of hiring a boat to Fulham Away in December. Owing to the normal journey time on this type of trip (3 hours) and the cost (£15-17 per person), it was decided the cons outweighed the pros in trying to organise this on a Wednesday night 3 weeks before Christmas.
It was agreed to revisit this should THFC draw Fulham in the FA Cup or should the league game be scheduled for a weekend during the 2014/2015 season.
Arrangements for the PayPal account for the approved Banner for the Park Lane Balcony progressed and fundraising will commence shortly.
It was agreed that the second banner will be an old style ‘UP THE SPURS’. Visuals to be shared shortly.
Press & Media:
Y Word coverage:
Jewish Hour – Salford City Radio Interview Monday 23 Sept
THST mentioned in relation to joint Stop StubHub campaign in Metro and on Supporters Direct, Stand Against Modern Football and Football Supporters Federation websites.
For more exclusive and live updates follow us on our social media sites:
Linkedin: Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust