The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust (THST) are set to meet the Board on Tuesday in a first attempt to start repairing their severed relationship with the club’s hierarchy.
The THST, who recently cut ties with the Spurs’ ownership group, confirmed the meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday.
Angered by numerous recent amateurish, negligent and selfish unilateral decisions, the THST called for the immediate resignation of the executive board. The perceived ultimatum didn’t sit well with those requested to resign.
In an obvious attempt to appease the THST and larger swaths of the supporters’ base, the executive board announced their plan to present fans with representation, a discernible voice on the board to influence major club decisions.
But the club’s official announcement had an excerpt all but condemning the THST’s adamant demand for the executive board members’ resignations.
The rift between supporters and the executive board has strained further in recent weeks, reaching an unparalleled level of distrust and distain. Tuesday’s meeting represents an opportunity for both sides to try and source a solution, so the long road to reconciliation can begin.
One meeting certainly won’t mend a relationship in a near state of disrepair. But it’s a necessary first step, a show of good faith from the THST.
If ENIC are indeed steadfast, unwavering in their desire to remain at the club, they’ll need supporters’ backing. And if the THST cannot convince ENIC to up and leave, it’s incumbent upon them to find a way to reconcile their differences with the self-centred fat cats for the long-term good of the club.
Because no one person, nor the entire executive board will ever be as important as the club and its long-term prosperity.
While there’s more chance of getting hit by Chinese space projectile Long March than members of the THST and executive board becoming lifelong friends, let’s at least hope the two parties adjourn Tuesday’s meeting slightly closer to a solution.