|THST meeting with Daniel Levy|
|On Monday December 3rd, Peter Haring
(Chairman and Funding and Investment), Daniel Wynne (Vice Chair and
Communications) and Jonathan Adelman (Secretary) met at White Hart Lane
with Spurs Chairman, Daniel Levy ("DL"), the Club's Press
Officer, John Fennelly and Donna Cullen, recently appointed Head of
Communications for the Club.
There was no formal agenda for the hour and a half long meeting with the main purpose being the introduction to the club of representatives of the newly formed elected committee and the beginning of the regular consultative process agreed on when The Trust met the Club in October.
DL stressed again how supportive the club is of the Trust and that they would like to work with us very closely on matters that relate to fans. They expect to make their own commercial decisions, but are very eager to understand the supporters' views. As previously agreed the Trust will not have a say over the playing side of the Club, which "is entirely the manager's province". The Club is very keen to develop links with its overseas supporters groups and this is something where we hope the Trust and the Club can work closely to make our global fan base feel part of the Tottenham Family. Naturally, the Club are keen to hear of any ideas which we the fans have to improve the service they provide, either on match days or generally or any other ways of strengthening the relationship between the club and its supporters. At the last meeting in October a few of the suggestions made were well received and one was implemented almost immediately, that being the scrolling score updates on the Jumbotron.
Another idea, the production of a video "season ticket" for our the NTSC/US fans is being investigated.
DL reiterated what was agreed in October,
namely that when issues such as the plans for the stadium and season
ticket prices are discussed, the Trust will be consulted. This
means that although the Trust would not (nor could it realistically
expect to have) a veto, the Club will, for the first time, actively
consult with fans on issues important to us. It is very
encouraging to hear from the highest source possible that the club will
be discussing these matters with fans before any announcements are made.
Martin Chivers will be contacted with a
view to setting up a game (in early summer) for Trust Members to play
against his ex Spurs XI. We have requested the use of WHL or Spurs
Lodge, although we are aware that work needs to be carried out on both
locations as soon as the season ends. We will circulate details once a
date and a venue have been confirmed.
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