Tottenham Fans: Defend Your Club!

The latest plans by Tottenham Hotspur owners to move the club to the new Olympic stadium in Stratford are nothing but a further attempt by billionaire owners to take football away from the supporters in the name of profit.

 Football clubs, with their historic roots in the working class, can be a genuine focal point for a community. A match is one of the few times in modern society that thousands of working people can unite together under a common banner to support their team, not only as a release from everyday life, but as an expression of community unity.  

Last year Portsmouth FC, ravaged by financial ineptitude and profiteering by the owners, was facing administration and a winding up order from HM Revenue. The fans were faced with not only losing their club, but losing the name, the community heritage it represented and Fratton Park itself. This was resisted by grassroots campaign run by supporters, including members of the Socialist Party.

Portsmouth fans had to fight to save the club because the community were being forced to pay for the crisis of the owners. Now Tottenham fans are facing the same prospect thanks to the owner’s greed.

Before their team become Stratford FC, Tottenham fans must join the growing number of football supporters across the country who are realising that their game can and must be reclaimed.

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One Response to “Tottenham Fans: Defend Your Club!”

  1. Philip Says:

    This post is full of so many inaccuracies it’s beyond belief.

    Firstly why if Spurs move to the Olympic stadium will “take football away from the supporters in the name of profit.” It could be argued that happened many years ago.

    Secondly “The fans were faced with not only losing their club, but losing the name, the community heritage it represented and Fratton Park itself. This was resisted by grassroots campaign run by supporters, including members of the Socialist Party.

    Where on earth has this come from – the current (perilous) survival of PFC is down to a CVA, nothing to do with grass roots supporters at all.

    Spurs – I don’t think anyone is suggesting they’re on the brink of extinction, although Harry may know differently!

    “Portsmouth fans had to fight to save the club because the community were being forced to pay for the crisis of the owners. Now Tottenham fans are facing the same prospect thanks to the owner’s greed.”

    Please explain this – it’s beyond me!!

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