Report: Spurs board perform U-turn and agree to meet with Supporters’ Trust

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The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust has revealed that the club have now performed a U-turn and decided to meet in the near future.

This comes after Tottenham initially rejected the THST’s request for a meeting about the club’s short, medium and long-term goals.

In response to this, the Trust held a meeting and published a list of questions they wanted to ask the Tottenham Executive Board, seeing as they had rejected an actual meeting.

These questions revolved around the board’s vision for the club, where they want to be in five years, and the Tottenham DNA.

It appears this has prompted a response from the board as they replied with the intention to meet with the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust next week.

In the reply, Tottenham admitted the relationship between the club and the various supporters’ trusts is currently strained, but they are committed to working together nonetheless.

The response went as follows:

‘We wanted to assure you that we have read your list of questions posted publicly on 13 October.

‘Fans will have now heard from Fabio about the football side of things last week – his second international break update – where he discussed the strategy around rebuilding the team, the new, younger players brought into the Club and the need for unity, family, positivity and not short-termism.

‘Ahead of the new season Daniel also spoke to fans about our ambitions for the Club, including the impact of the pandemic on Club finances and underlining the point that all revenues, from whatever event, are reinvested in the team. We shall be further communicating with fans when we announce our financial results in due course.

‘We have, thankfully, emerged from the pandemic with the Club financially stable and sustainable. Remarkably, this will in fact be our first full season in our new stadium with fans.

‘We need to recognise the journey we are on – and its interruption – to rebuild both on and off the pitch. As we have said before, this Board has always been ambitious for the Club and our supporters.

‘We have also always been committed to communication with our fan groups and Supporter Clubs, as yourselves, Proud Lilywhites and Spursability will hopefully attest.

‘We recognise a relationship we all value is currently strained, and we hope that we can emerge from these tough times to work together more successfully.

‘This means continuing to communicate and work closely across many areas of the Club – you meet with us on ticketing, catering and safeguarding; you join our monthly Business & Community Liaison Group meetings and we sit alongside each other on the Safety Advisory Group (SAG) meetings in respect of matches – and we continue to co-promote and support the Tottenham Local Foodbank.

‘We also remain committed to working together to ensure the best possible outcome for the Club and its supporters once the recommendations of the fan-led review into football governance are published. In the interests of transparency, please feel free to share this publicly.

‘THFC Board.’

Spurs Web Opinion:

As I said last week, it appears Tottenham did not feel the need to take a meeting when there had been recent interviews with both Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici regarding the plans for the future. Having the trust and the board come together can only be a positive thing though.

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