The NDP, Funding Transfers, Stratford, Pricing, Judical Reviews & We Are N17

Good morning.

And so here are the results of the Supporters Survey. And my thoughts at no extra charge …you lucky people.

So my sneaking suspicions were confirmed. The capacity figures at The Lane appear to be right and the bulk of you don’t attend every game home and away. The bulk of you do you bit and join in as and when you can.

 

So the message there is perhaps not, ‘sack the publicist’ but certainly tell them to buck their ideas up? The Trust may win more friends and thus more clout and respect if they made an effort to venture out of their archaic looking website, scrap membership restrictions and embrace the whole concept of openess. There are some cracking minds online THST, but you’ll have to come to them.

 

Remarkably positive responsive I’d say.

 

The pay out reluctantly figure would be the one to work on then. THFC merchandise punters are more motivated than your average punter shopping for a t shirt or a jacket because they live and breathe the brand on such an emotional level. You add the reluctant punters to the never shop figure and you’ve a third of your virtually brainwashed customer base who are still refusing to hand over geld gladly. THFC, your buying sucks.

This reflected Question 1. Most fans don’t routinely get to games so money for players out weighed access to tickets. The better facilities figure was higher than I anticipated. Oh White Hart, thou outdated beast. 14 people were obviously so fecking nervous they were somehow backing a move to Stratford on this one they screamed, “I see no benefits!!!’ Michael McKintyre stylee. Bless.

 

And so the 14 Herberts from the previous question snowballed. To 122 good folk who would never darken a new stadium’s door. My hunch is that they won’t be missed. God help the poor schmucks who have to listen to then chunter when meeting up with these visionaries at away matches.

Bobby Kennedy said that at any one time, 20% of the people are against anything. So Levy & Co desperately need to work on shaving that 1% down.

Proof that most people knew what the plan was. But why was the communication so poor that a quarter of fans were ‘out of the loop’?

As per question 8. Only worse. 50% of supporters didn’t have a clue. Come on Tottenham. Talk to us.

A third of you backed the Bed Sheet Initiative. Two thirds did not. The sooner these low brow clown school drop out pressure groups leave the field of play the better. An intelligent exchange of thoughtful dialogue is the only way forward.

‘We Are N17!’

Of course you are.


35 comments

  1. Given your usage of Professor Marcus at the head of this blog, may I be permitted to dub Karren Brady as Mrs Lopsided-face?

  2. Very interesting. The question is though, do the club need to improve communications, or do people need to actually read what is released before forming an opinion? Is for the stadium question (Q5), a larger stadium would only make tickets easier to get for a VERY short while. Look at the Emirates and Old Trafford, huge stadium that have very few spare tickets, and if they do, we would still get charged the earth for them. Part of me thinks that if Spurs did build a stadium it would feel that it would be part of its heritage to put a post right in the middle of my view!

    1. The issue of communication is a tricky one.

      THFC, THST will argue they have websites, what more can they do? Well the answer is glaringly obvious. Stop looking down your bloody noses at blogs and try reaching your customers.

      The Official site is invaluable for buying tickets yet otherwise really dispensable.

      The THST operate and outdated password protected forum to members only.

      The attention span of your average football fan online is marginally better than that of a goldfish.

      The Club needs to issue press releases to their customers.

      1. You are right, they release it to the press, who warp it and twist it to suit their agenda. So the club get fed up and decide to use their own form of media, that is free to them, and their chance to print what they want said. If they released it on a blog how many people would read it? Or believe it if they read it. Would you read Levy’s weekly blog?

      2. Although not run effectively as in previous seasons as a football club, I feel we can learn somewhat from AVFC from how they communicate with their supporters.

        Although about 600% of their fanbase were in tears over the appointment of that Jock fella, they kept their fanbase up to date and informed at all stages of the recruitment process.

        Daniel isn’t scared of upsetting a lot of the fans at WHL, so I think it wouldn’t be a bad idea to employ a few more press folk to help keep all informed. Even if we don’t like it.

  3. Try reading ‘Manufacturing Consent’. Heavy going if youre not a politico but offers this invaluable insight – decisions are made by those with the vested interest, more often than not those interests must be maintained – therefore communication / consultation that accompanies decisions is no more than a PR nod to the populace. You’ll get to hear what you need to hear! Think on people – monopoly businesses don’t need too much customer consultation! ( Oh I see I’ve got my cynical hat on – thought I’d lost it).

  4. Blogger and statistician; is there no end to your talent HH?? I am sure that someone from THFC will look at this … and then disregard the findings. Hopefully you haven’t hacked any of our mobiles in producing this report? :angel:

    1. You might want to look at your ‘recent downloads.’ And there’s errr some ‘stuff’ in that draw you don’t really use (three down from your cutlery) that could possibly cause any visiting relatives to disown you on the spot. Not saying it’s yours. Just saying.

  5. Saying that you want the club to stay in N17 or not up sticks and move to another borough, the equivalent of moving counties imho, does not automatically equate to not wanting a new stadium or lacking ambition for the club.
    I consider myself as loyal as they come and never wanted to move to Stratford simply because I believe that there are other options that are better and would keep our history and heritage.
    I have no desire to see the club bankrupt just to stay close to our roots, but again I think the club’s lack of communication about the NDP has not helped this and how many of us really know enough about what is required to build a new stadium and enough about what is available in Haringey to suddenly say ‘that’s it, we have to leave, nowhere else but Stratford’.
    In write this in response to your attempts to belittle those that do no fit in with your view and to answer unhelpful comments such as ‘ low brow clown school drop out pressure groups’.
    You write a blog and I congratulate you, but at the end of the day you offer nothing more and nothing less than the people who attempted to show their passion and belief to the board in a direct manner and for that they deserve credit not derision.

    1. To be honest I’m struggling to understand where you stand. And I’m not looking for a row. Promise.

      The NDP requires serious obstacles to be addressed. A bed sheet and cries of ‘it’s our sh*thole’ etc simply don’t cut it with me.

      The communication has never been poor in itself, but it’s reach has been abysmal.

      I want us to stay.

      I don’t want us held hostage.

      I want thick people with agendas that the ‘common fan’ and indeed THFC can’t embrace to naff off.

      This is an emotional business. Let’s aid the process by using our brains and lose the pressure group rubbish.

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