Some fair points on this thread.I admire all of your sentiment but I think you’re being generous. They are the THST. They’re supposed to represent the balanced views of fans. But they don’t. Their statements on Twitter are “I - I - I” not “the views of Tottenham fans are...”. It’s personal agendas all the time. It’s not difficult to give the balanced view of supporters. They’re just shit at it. They love their privileged position and they’re abusing it for agendas against the club when we need to pull together and the support the clear progress of our club. It creates divisions and gives fuel to the anti Spurs media. Fuck then.
Well put.Some fair points on this thread.
To be fair to the Trust, I don't think their job is that easy. I would have guessed that a higher proportion of Spurs fans would have been against playing at MK Dons. They have to be forever guessing what the majority of fans think which ain't as easy as all that. And their views will be clouded by the fact that the people they mix with are likely to be more football-activist types who care more about these issues than the average fan. It's easy to be clouded by the people you are mates with and to think they represent the majority, for instance with Stratford most people I knew were dead against, but actually quite a lot of Spurs fans were indifferent or even pro the move (many won't admit that now).
And yes, there's no doubt an element of them using their position to further personal causes. It's perhaps wrong, but it's politics and it happens. You can try and say the Trust should not be political, but to me that's impossible because their very nature is a political one. It's hardly the end of the world that they used their mouthpiece to call for a boycott against MK Dons.
I stand by my view that they may not do everything perfectly, and they will always piss off some people (in this case, the majority) but at least they are doing something, and they have done a lot of good work.
As for MK Dons, fair point about Dele (I know it would be pushing it to further my argument by saying that we ripped them off at £5m therefore we didn't help them at all by signing him!). Wimbledon may also be a horrible club but that doesn't change my views on MK Dons.
I still think we should have flipped the tie. I don't think playing at a half-empty soulless arena will help the club progress. It won't have any of the advantages that home advantage bring. It's not familiar for the players, and our support would have been louder at Watford. Watford will probably outsing us at MK. If we'd played it at Watford our usual away support, me included, would have turned out; I don't think that many of them will for this. But I appreciate the club's reasoning for not flipping it, so fair enough.
I know his a Club legend, and I genuinely view him as such, amid that word lorded around so frivolously, but he's become a cheerleader and I fucking hate that. He doesn't need to do it, I feel he does it for retweets and popularity. For me, he just looks a dick. Especially slagging off the media for something said on the radio, he should take a leaf out of King's book and rise above it and don't get sucked into the baiting. It looks ridiculous.His tweets are an embarrassment to Spurs. The club should do away with him.
I didn't literally mean they should do away with him. Based on this post, I feel pretty much the same as you do about himI know his a Club legend, and I genuinely view him as such, amid that word lorded around so frivolously, but he's become a cheerleader and I fucking hate that. He doesn't need to do it, I feel he does it for retweets and popularity. For me, he just looks a dick. Especially slagging off the media for something said on the radio, he should take a leaf out of King's book and rise above it and don't get sucked into the baiting. It looks ridiculous.
I don't think the club should do away with him, just tell him to act a bit more statesman like, have a bit of class. Be more like Perryman and King, proper classy leaders.
I don't agree with everything they've done, but I can stop and think, and at least understand the reasons why.
Communication obviously isn't their strong point, but nobody skilled in this area has come forward to help them, meaning they're stuck with what they've got. If anyone good at PR got involved it'd be an absolute godsend for them because clearly their hearts are in the right place.
Always curious about where Spurs supporters come from when theyve said this about MK in the past. I guess it might be a long way if you live South London or further but it’s 35mins on the train from Euston.Fair enough to bitch about it being an utter pain in the arse to get to
Always curious about where Spurs supporters come from when theyve said this about MK in the past. I guess it might be a long way if you live South London or further but it’s 35mins on the train from Euston.
Yes, I live here but it takes me only an hour from MK station to get to Tottenham High Road.
Not that I’m aware of.
Not all all, if you’ve seen one then there may well be. I’ll have a look next time I’m there.I used to work in Centre MK, but used to walk to the station to get the bus from there as less people got on and you were guaranteed to not get turned away as it was too full. Anyway I'm sure I used to see a sign for a stadium MK shuttle bus on one of the stops. Seems I may have been mistaken.