Yesterday, after Tottenham announced they will include fan representation on the Board, marked the first ostensibly decent decision after a particularly shambolic month.
Or is it another self-serving ploy wrapped up in what the Board is trying to sell as a selfless act? Daniel Levy is a lot of things, but unintelligent isn’t one of them.
The decision taken to include fan representation was made purely out of self-preservation, to appease supporters in an attempt to allay their ENIC-out demands.
The maddening month at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has been highlighted by a litany of abhorrent, even despicable decisions.
It all started with the insulting decision to join the already defunct Super League. Spurs weren’t alone in the amateurish, frankly disgusting call to unilaterally bypass everything football stands for. The clandestine farcical league fittingly lasted as long as the 40-year-old Virgin did during his first sexual encounter.
Daniel Levy, either to assuage feverish Super League protests or to stick it to The Special One, sacked Jose Mourinho six days before the Carabao Cup Final. Supporters opinions on that decision were split, some thinking it was the best course of action while others finding the timing rather curious.
When the dust settled, it was clear Levy had absolutely no plan in place for hiring Jose’s replacement, the polar opposite of the events that occurred when Mauricio Pochettino was canned. You’ll vividly recall that Jose moved into Mauricio’s office less than 24 hours after being handed his marching orders.
While Daniel scrounges to find a competent replacement, he and his collage of sidekicks decided to charge supporters a flat rate of £60 for the May 19 home match against Aston Villa without, for the first time in eight years, consulting Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust (THST).
Co-chair of the Trust, Martin Cloake, tweeted after another offensive decision by Levy and company:
"“The first ticketing decision taken without talking to your fan reps in 8 years and you’ve made a total shambles of it, and turned even more loyal supporters against you. “The sheer incompetence is breathtaking.”"
Arsenal in comparisoin are charging between £25 and £35 for a ticket against Brighton on May 23. It’s another astoundingly out-of-touch decision by Tottenham’s Board, especially considering how much the pandemic has ravaged supporters’ financials. It was yet another selfish, insensitive choice.