Like anything else, if it works once, why not do it again. After a small protest in response to the Super League debacle led to Tottenham Hotspur opening seats on their board to fan representation, another protest has been planned. Today, Saturday, May 14 at noon at the team’s facilities.
Fans vocal about ENIC and Tottenham
At this point, the issues with the fans are largely targeting ENIC and the executive leadership of the football club. Given ENIC is actually a private, investment firm, we have always known, adding value – capital – to their investment has been the goal. While logical thinking would be that winning would add that value, ENIC has chosen a different tact.
Fans are upset at this point over the club’s debt, the lack of trophies, the Super League, and this miserable season, just to name a few of the gripes with the club. Anyone with a Twitter account can quickly see the frustration within the fan base.
Given the lack of success on the pitch, as fans, it is easy to feel the frustration. We can empathize with the club and the struggles with an empty stadium, however, the poor man-management started long before Covid.
We have also seen that teams with a better footballing structure, like Manchester City, have thrived in this environment while others have struggled. The fans managed to get Jose Mourinho sacked, as many were vocal in their opposition to him as a coach.
More recently the fans got belated but given an apology and the board seats following the Super League. Most of us saw that response as a bit too little too late.
Now the question is can the fans get one more wish to come true? Given the current value of the club in relation to the cost of acquisition, taxes alone make the idea of ENIC selling almost laughable. However, that does not mean ENIC cannot cede some control of FOOTBALLING operations and let a real footballing mind come in and lead the club, which is a more reasonable ask than ENIC out.