Date: 12th March 2018 at 7:42pm
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Whilst the Bald Weirdo and and the whole ENIC experience are a familiar piñata on here, the issue isn’t so much ‘how much?’ as ‘what do I get for my money?’

Oh, and by ‘for my money’ regular readers will be aware of my stance. Done my attending in person stretch – thanks very much. If going to games gives you a desperately false sense of self inflated worth and suffocating piety, I feel sorry for you. Generations of us before you used to enjoy going just to watch the Spurs.

Football was different then. No Superdry coats and smartphones. Going to a game was more a strategic exercise in not getting beaten up or urinated on. It wasn’t something that really had much of a sneer cachet about it. In fact, you could get sneered at for telling people where’s you been.

ENIC have positioned THFC and an aspirational brand makes which lots of sense form a commercial perspective, but it’s a dangerous game should the product fail to deliver.

I can’t be bothered to drill down into the actual specifics of prices as this is a nailing jelly to a wall exercise in many respects. The pivotal issue will be what you get for your money and I’m not talking about interior design motifs and walkway paving etc…

Naming rights and what is likely to be an explosively lucrative corporate offer will take significant chunks out of the actual build costs. The naming rights alone could be worth £20million per annum for 20 years.

Also don’t omit from your back of fag packet mathematics the super shrewd land and lease trading that’s been taking place in the background. That’s before you factor in the small matter of an additional 26,000 seats.

Nobody will illicit a cry of ‘rip off!’ or ‘swizz!’ from me. The value will only be discerned once we discover what ENIC do with the cash.

If our supreme leader is still spinning and dropping Academy plates whilst selling our best players – despite a seismic leap across literally dozens of revenue streams – then and only then will fans have cause for complaint.

A part of me chuckles, naturally. When I was going through the turnstiles on a semi-regular basis, I had some stellar times and watched us lift a few trophies.

This current breed of pompous, puffed up über fans are paying through the eyeballs to be part of an all too often soul-harvesting spreadsheet project. If someone in the pub on or the train had started waffling in pseudo business speak about ‘sustainable business models’ or ‘net spend’, they would have probably earned themselves a clump.

Mind how you go.

 
Comments
  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?
  • mattspurs March 13, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    The price hikes are fairly big at 15-20% – not including cup games is stupid. Prepare for a half empty WHL for the first Europa League and League Cup ties. £50 up from £42 for me.
    Despite that there are a few decent things. The concessions look decent with OAP, Junior and now young adult pricing.
    You are now officially allowed to let someone else sit in your seat – however I’m guessing you’ll only be able to transfer to other members so it’ll come at a premium.

    Generally there are some interesting bits
    Offering a ‘premium fan’ experience with the 1882 thing seems odd – you get to sit amongst the ‘real’ fans but don’t have to queue at the bar with them or use the same toilets.
    Cashless stadium – sign of the times but must be a first?

  • The Man Who Shot The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence March 13, 2018 at 11:04 am

    The most dangerous man on the Planet

    • Harry Hotspur March 13, 2018 at 11:37 am

      That’s not Daniel Levy

  • BERNARD March 13, 2018 at 10:12 am

    good morning Harry my rant is re – season tickets i started my journey with spurs in the second part of the double season on the terraces at W.H.L cannot remember the price but must be sixpence or a shilling old money i got my first season ticket 1973/74 season cost £22.80 north stand upper when my son reached 10 Y.O i got him hes own season ticket which we both sat together in the south stand for 30 years plus on reaching 65 we had to move to the east stand for me to get the old gits rate then onto the north stand which when they knocked down the end part we were then moved back to south lower great last year we were moved as they said on -block to wembley and was told they would move us all back on-block into the new stadium LIES i have a email from spurs yesterday that my ticket renewal is phase 3 my son is phase 2 so to sit together again is a lottery what a way to treat loyal fans after 50 odd years and to pay nearly double for the ticket also

    • Real Fan? March 13, 2018 at 10:23 am

      That is out of order.

      • BERNARD March 13, 2018 at 10:36 am

        cheers Real Fan? that seems to be ( you take it or leave it ) sad but true

    • SpurAndy 🍒π March 13, 2018 at 10:34 am

      Very disappointing. Assume you’ve taken it up with them so will be interesting to see a response, if you get one.

      • BERNARD March 13, 2018 at 10:44 am

        yes Andy have tried but no luck my lad goes to away games so hes got more points than me so he will have to drop down to my phase 3 and then its still pot luck if we get back as i think the south stand is going to be so popular with fans thanks mate

        • SpurAndy 🍒π March 13, 2018 at 10:54 am

          Damn shame Bernard, I’d like to hope there’s winners as well as losers but clearly you and your son have lost out. All the best anyway.

    • Harry Hotspur March 13, 2018 at 10:36 am

      They don’t give a toss if you died in the night. Did he pay? is all they would want to know.

      • BERNARD March 13, 2018 at 10:45 am

        that would solve a problem H

        • Harry Hotspur March 13, 2018 at 10:52 am

          He he he seriously though, it is depressing.

          • BERNARD March 13, 2018 at 11:05 am

            YEP Harry i was hoping to pass my ticket on to my grandson in a few years time just hope i still can regards mate

            • Harry Hotspur March 13, 2018 at 11:39 am

              You will, but they will then wipe out your loyalty points.

              As it is (as you’ll know) they already wiped them out in 2006 claiming that the switch to Ticketmaster caused the data to be erased… extraordinary treatment of people that have spent fortunes.

              • BERNARD March 13, 2018 at 12:11 pm

                that is true H 11years is as far as they can go back to on loyalty points

  • hillBilly March 13, 2018 at 10:01 am

    Can’t wait for the ‘atmosphere at the new ground is shit because the real fans cannot afford to go’ comments come September.

    Just remember it wasn’t so long ago that the team used to be booed off at half and full time, still the ticket prices weren’t so high then and it was the ‘real fans’ doing the booing, so that made it ok.

    There were plenty of times we couldn’t fill WHL when it held 36K – so for sure attendances will depend on how well the team is doing, I think you will find it is the same case with 99% of teams.

    As for what ENIC will do with the cash, time will indeed tell, but I doubt any of us expect investment in transfer and player wages to match the Mancs or Cheatski.

  • The Man Who Shot The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence March 13, 2018 at 9:15 am

    15 hours for you Ruskies to answer the charge, you must be quaking in your boots now, thanks to Theresa May the 3 lions have roared, Putin your hands up and accepting your fate will help, otherwise it’s Shock and Awe for you lot and we will get very nasty, Engerland may well be withdrawn from the World Cup !

    • Harry Hotspur March 13, 2018 at 9:32 am

      They’ll ignore her.

    • Real Fan? March 13, 2018 at 9:46 am

      There’s a good article out there about the moral equivalence of drone bombing British subjects on foreign soil who are fighting for ISIS on the basis that they are a threat to national security and whether Russia could argue that this bloke deserved to die for being a traitor (did you know there’s no ‘legal’ death penalty in Russia?)…even if they did swap him for Anna Chapman etc

      • Harry Hotspur March 13, 2018 at 9:51 am

        There is no morality in espionage and counter espionage. There is less than zero morality when dealing with terrorists.

        I’d carpet bomb any nation harbouring ISIS suspects if it increased the chances of our children being able to go to a pop concert in the UK without being blown up by some deranged ****.

        • The Man Who Shot The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence March 13, 2018 at 10:15 am

          Russias risk appetite towards Cyber Terrorism is at an all time high, it causes more damage than any bomb, we are putting more resources into countering the threat but year on year we are losing the battle. Americas attempts to hold back the tide are also failing to keep pace.

        • Real Fan? March 13, 2018 at 10:17 am

          I understand that. What I’m saying is that I’m not going to get my nickers in a twist about an ex Russian spy getting murdered here on the basis that it’s our ‘sovereign soil’. These ‘wars’ cross borders.

        • Real Fan? March 13, 2018 at 10:19 am

          The question that needs to be answered is:

          Does/would the carpet bombing or ‘targeted’ drone bombing have the effect of making us safer? Is it effective?

          • Harry Hotspur March 13, 2018 at 10:34 am

            Yes it does.

            • Real Fan? March 13, 2018 at 11:20 am

              I’d like to see proof of that. Since we started our wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria, have bombings on home soil increased or decreased? If we stopped bombing abroad, would bombings at home increase or decrease? This is the kind of data that would answer the question one way or the other.

              • Harry Hotspur March 13, 2018 at 11:36 am

                You go and look for data.

                I’ll support wiping out religious nut jobs.

                • Real Fan? March 13, 2018 at 11:53 am

                  I’d rather wipe them out on home soil where they can do some damage than bomb them elsewhere and take out a load of mums and kids in the process, but each to his own.

          • The Man Who Shot The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence March 13, 2018 at 10:46 am

            Targeted bombing is based on Intel, we rely far too heavily on the US Intel Agencies and as we know from past experience they have an Agenda, WMD for example !

  • McG March 13, 2018 at 8:17 am

    If I go to McDonalds, I expect it to be cheap, I head off to Jamie Olivers, I don’t expect to pay the same prices..

    • Real Fan? March 13, 2018 at 8:30 am

      That’s good to know, McG. Please keep us abreast of all your restaurant price expectations in future.

    • Freund or Foe March 13, 2018 at 8:53 am

      But Jamie hasn’t won any Michelin stars. He’s ripping his clients off.

    • Harry Hotspur March 13, 2018 at 8:58 am

      So if you pay through the nose, you expect a Michelin star on the door? Or are Michelin stars irrelevant when a restaurant has to monitor it’s net spend, retain it’s true sense of identity and not get sucked into paying chefs ridiculous sums or buying the very best ingredients? Maybe you just go to be entertained…

  • Camus March 13, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Just been trolled by a half-italian in the office over the Juve win – naturally, he’s been supporting them since they became the team that wins Serie A every year.
    Part-time Leicester fan in his spare time too so that was fun when they won the league. Lovely return to the office after a week off.

    • Real Fan? March 13, 2018 at 8:32 am

      Ouch.

  • Melcyid March 13, 2018 at 8:00 am

    They have no var in greece and now their government has shut down the league

  • Melcyid March 13, 2018 at 7:17 am

    Whats occuring

    • Harry Hotspur March 13, 2018 at 7:42 am

      Herman Goering

      • Melcyid March 13, 2018 at 8:24 am

        Nazi

    • Syd March 13, 2018 at 7:44 am

      All quiet on western front Mel.
      It should start to liven up shortly. Perhaps we should start something controversial like the cost of a pint at the new stadium, or Poch’s inadequacies or how good Sissoko was against Bournemouth. He wa the catalyst for the win.
      Rose was fantastic and we will be fine without Harry K. we have Llorente.
      Or guessing Harrys new blog title…I’m guessing it will be something like Sissoko retires, becomes part of Spurs coaching staff…..mmm

  • David Dillenberg March 13, 2018 at 12:54 am

    Having slightly fallen off his perch of late Winks has seemingly disappeared or is he injured?

    • AntSpurs March 13, 2018 at 1:06 am

      Do you think he should share the RB position with Tripps ? What about LB, with Davies? Would you play him against Chelsea or City or the smaller teams?

      • AntSpurs March 13, 2018 at 1:06 am

        KWP

        • David Dillenberg March 13, 2018 at 1:09 am

          Yes where his positive cameo against Rochdale was encouraging endorsing his direct attacking style.

          • Hartley™ March 13, 2018 at 1:29 am

            ‘Positive cameo against Rochdale’
            Sez it all. Play the cunt.

            • Harry Hotspur March 13, 2018 at 7:44 am

              Rochdale. The NoCluedo of football teams. Let’s give the boy the armband and get that statue up outside the new gaff.

          • AntSpurs March 13, 2018 at 1:37 am

            He did play well but why is Poch playing him on the left ? Didn’t he play LB against Newcastle too?

            • AntSpurs March 13, 2018 at 1:40 am

              No he was RB. See ain’t got a clue.

            • OrganicPaper March 13, 2018 at 7:03 am

              He did actually play LB for almost all his England youth team appearances

              • Real Fan? March 13, 2018 at 8:46 am

                I did not know that.

    • melcyid March 13, 2018 at 1:25 am

      he is on a how to become a captain course

      • AntSpurs March 13, 2018 at 1:45 am

        Great course, passed it with flying colours meself. I have the letters ELCAPITAN after AntSpurs now.

  • UnkleTaff March 12, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    Harry Hotspur
    Ken Dodd tribute c/o Rob Hitchmough
    “>

    Ken Dodd’s Battle of Hastings gag:

    Keep blinking, Harold — it’ll soon work its way out.

    • caveman March 12, 2018 at 11:09 pm

      That looks a serious ‘hard-on’

      • East Stand March 12, 2018 at 11:11 pm

        It’s a cucumber sticking through a letterbox…

        • Horndog 🇺🇸 March 12, 2018 at 11:12 pm

          It’s a pickle of a situation.

        • Syd March 12, 2018 at 11:20 pm

          How can it be a letterbox without a box? However, it definitely is a cucumber!

          • East Stand March 13, 2018 at 12:03 am

            It’s still called a letterbox for some reason Syd, but you’re right there’s sod all box about it. Why is a bog still referred to as a W/C (Water Closet), where deh clozet blud?

            • Syd March 13, 2018 at 1:18 am

              Lol

  • David Dillenberg March 12, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    Reflecting on my swim in the pool tonight IMO Poch has reached a pivotal moment in his reign to win the FA Cup this season. No excuses he has to deliver, seemingly now or never. Without Kane Spurs players will step up to the mark as they have done before.

    • caveman March 12, 2018 at 11:03 pm

      He has to take it seriously. But will he put a strong team to win it?

      • Horndog March 12, 2018 at 11:05 pm

        I think yes, he had better.

        • caveman March 12, 2018 at 11:06 pm

          I agree HD. I thought Rose had regressed so badly when I saw him against Bournemouth.

          • David Dillenberg March 12, 2018 at 11:08 pm

            IMO Rose has “gone”. Why we played him is a mystery!

            • Accy March 12, 2018 at 11:09 pm

              Davies suffering from fatigue

            • Horndog 🇺🇸 March 12, 2018 at 11:14 pm

              I am not worried, Sergent Aurier can play left side, Tripp’s can hang on the right.

            • East Stand March 13, 2018 at 12:03 am

              Where has he gone big D?

              • AntSpurs March 13, 2018 at 12:09 am

                He’s ‘lost’ he means.

            • AntSpurs March 13, 2018 at 12:07 am

              Wotcha DD. He either needs to play to work himself back into the team or if Poch has decided to sell, to maximise the sale value, or sell him full stop. If he’s not in the team he has very little chance of dong either.

              • AntSpurs March 13, 2018 at 12:07 am

                Ding dong doing.

                • David Dillenberg March 13, 2018 at 12:11 am

                  Poch can’t see it but why KWP is overlooked remains a complete mystery? ok the lad aint the finished article but he is energetic, possesses both solid defensive and attacking qualities and ought be a regular in the side as compared to the erratic awful Aurier.

                  • AntSpurs March 13, 2018 at 12:19 am

                    Admittedly KWP has had a few decent performances but is he ready? Poch doesn’t think so and that is enough for me. Is he a LB or a RB. Either side he’s at least 3rd or 4th choice and I think rightly so. I do not wish to see Rose next season and if he is off then I have no problem Poch maximising the sell on value. If he doesn’t play him at all, he’ll go for peanuts.

                    • AntSpurs March 13, 2018 at 12:29 am

                      I also like Aurier. His energy, strength, ability and confidence to burn past players up the wing, he can play. He does make some ridiculous mistakes at times but mainly on his crossing for me (and throws of course) but he also produces some brilliant balls too so he has it. I just think he has a problem staying focused and allows himself to get a carried away but this can all be ironed out. I see him turning into a very decent player. We might have a few coronary’s along the way watching but at least it’s excuting and a little bit of comedy with our football goes down a treat.

                    • David Dillenberg March 13, 2018 at 12:45 am

                      Strangely ignored rest assured KWP is ready and willing.

                    • AntSpurs March 13, 2018 at 12:56 am

                      I appreciate that Poch is extremely cautious but if he is ready, he would play him, why would he not? If he’s worth his salt, he’ll get his chance soon. Maybe next season, bit he’ll be behind Tripps and Aurier most likely. If Poch is playing him LB and Rose is sold, then probably behind Davies, Roses replacement and Aurier.

            • Urbane Sturgeon March 13, 2018 at 1:35 am

              He needs a run. It’s often like that with players. Look at Son.

    • East Stand March 12, 2018 at 11:16 pm

      More pivotal than Wenger’s Arsewipes being many point’s off 4th/

      Pressure on Poch, pressure on Auntie. Which is the greater, honestly now?

      There is no comparison as if we finish 4th playing our home games away that will be an excellent season.

      If you want to get caught up in the media bullshit about Poch ‘having’ to win the (what is today) The Fuck All Cup then knock yourself out…

      • David Dillenberg March 12, 2018 at 11:24 pm

        Easty from a fans perspective I would prefer to win the FA Cup than finish 4th.
        Nightmare scenario is nil trophies and finish 5th!

        • East Stand March 12, 2018 at 11:55 pm

          it wouldn’t be a ‘nightmare’ at all in our Wembley season, Ar5ena1 were shite when they used Wembley as I’m sure you’ll remember well.

          We are in good place to get 4th and try and with the FA Cup and considering play our home games away along with the decent C.L run I would say it’s already good season.

          FA Cup would be lovely but any concept of pressure for Poch to win it is mostly generated by gutter press hacks and Gooners (who’s team are shit)…

      • Syd March 12, 2018 at 11:24 pm

        I have been watching the FA Cup since a wee lad. It is not a Fuck All cup at all. Watch the final on the day (whoever is in it) and watch the passion and the fans celebrating history and tradition.
        I would love us to win the FA Cup again

        • East Stand March 12, 2018 at 11:59 pm

          I didn’t mean to denigrate the FA Cup but it’s full of nostalgia for those of certain age and it will be forever great when looking back because it was.

          In the present and in recent years the FA Cup final is no longer the massive thing it was. I haven’t watched the last few, back in the day it was like a public holiday and massive event. It just isn’t anymore, I’m sad to say…

          • David Dillenberg March 13, 2018 at 12:06 am

            Hello Easty wake up and smell the coffee beans when whatever the diminished status of the FA Cup we need to start winning some silverware and quick.

            • East Stand March 13, 2018 at 12:17 am

              Yeah, whatever…

          • Syd March 13, 2018 at 1:20 am

            There is no doubt you are right that it seems to have lost a lot of its sparkle but I think that is because there are just too many cups and competitions. There should only be the league and the FA Cup and the Europa and the Champions League and the rest should just simply fade away

    • Syd March 12, 2018 at 11:22 pm

      I think I would play Rose again and give him more minutes. He is rusty but I too think he is gone so we need to window dress.

  • caveman March 12, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    I’m supposed to be going to London to meet my middle son who’s spending a month in London from Canada, but it sticks in my gut to think that we could spend up to £100.00 each on tickets. I also wanted to meet some of the bloggers for that trip. I would feel very bad giving baldy a ton to see a game. It seems he wants to sell tickets to the really rich. How N17 has changed.

    • caveman March 12, 2018 at 10:57 pm

      This trip is arranged for September and I have little doubt that Spurs will be playing all their games away. Hurrah Hurrah Hurrah Hurrah Hurrah Hurrah Hurrah

    • East Stand March 13, 2018 at 12:05 am

      N17 hasn’t but inside the Cheese Room it’s different world Cavey, you’re right!!

  • David Dillenberg March 12, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    Digressing, so one of the most underrated midfielders ex Spurs Michael Carrick is bowing out following a distinguished career at Manure boasting:-
    5 PL titles
    1 CL cup
    1 Ropey Cup
    3 League cups and
    1 Club world cup.

    A piano’ and ‘a Rolls Royce’
    United manager Jose Mourinho: “He is phenomenal. It’s a pity he is not 25. It’s a pity you can’t stop the clock.”

    Former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson: “I think Michael’s the best central midfielder in English football. I think he’s the best English player in the game.”

    Ex-United defender Gary Neville: “Scholes and Carrick together was peaceful. It was like going into a bar and hearing a piano playing. It’s relaxing. Listening to some good rock is good and you like that too but sometimes it’s nice to listen to a piano. Carrick’s a piano.”

    Ex-United midfielder Paul Scholes: “He was like a Rolls Royce, just cruising around the football pitch.”

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola: “He is one of the best holding midfielders I’ve ever seen in my life by far. He’s the level of Xabi Alonso, Sergio Busquets in Barcelona and Munich.”

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: “One of my regrets is never having had him as a player because I think he was one of the greatest players in English football.”
    (Courtesy of BBC Sport)

    • 61SpursNut🌰 March 12, 2018 at 10:54 pm

      You could probably count the people that care on the fingers of one foot.

      • Accy March 12, 2018 at 10:54 pm

        I care.

        • Accy March 12, 2018 at 10:55 pm

          Oh wait – you meant care about DD’s post about Carrick. In which case, no. No, I don’t.

          • Accy March 12, 2018 at 10:56 pm

            Sorry DD!

      • caveman March 12, 2018 at 10:55 pm

        BUT we fucking sold him.

      • David Dillenberg March 12, 2018 at 10:57 pm

        If only we could attract Carrick to our coaching staff. He is wise owl, an old head, a proven winner.

        • caveman March 12, 2018 at 11:00 pm

          Between Carrick Mason and every other ex player, how many do you think we can accommodate. By the way, I think Carrick is thick.

          • East Stand March 12, 2018 at 11:21 pm

            He’s paid to kick a football not do heart bypasses.

            I don’t understand this berating sports people who are supposedly ‘thick’, if they’re good at their chosen sport what does it matter?

            • Syd March 12, 2018 at 11:25 pm

              V true

            • caveman March 12, 2018 at 11:26 pm

              It matters if he wants to become a coach! and that’s a fact.

              • East Stand March 12, 2018 at 11:30 pm

                It would also matter ‘if’ he wanted to be an astronaut.

                • caveman March 12, 2018 at 11:42 pm

                  But he wants to be a coach.

                  • East Stand March 12, 2018 at 11:46 pm

                    “Don’t kick Der ball like that, kick it like dis way” Not sure you need a post grad degree to be coach…

        • East Stand March 12, 2018 at 11:19 pm

          He was very good for us and should have also played ahead of Lampard in the England midfield in my opinion and he has been very overrated.

          But like many others, I couldn’t give a crap…

    • Sexy Beast March 12, 2018 at 11:24 pm

      Carrick is dead to me.

      • caveman March 12, 2018 at 11:27 pm

        And me. He is a bollox.

        • David Dillenberg March 12, 2018 at 11:29 pm

          Alas yet another one who jumped ship to win trophies and succeeded!

          • East Stand March 12, 2018 at 11:43 pm

            Yeah, its a bummer when players leave your club to go to bigger clubs and win stuff, just ask Ar5ena1;

            Van Persie, Vermaelen,
            Sagna,
            Song,
            Adebayor,
            Fàbregas,
            Hleb,
            Nasri,
            Clichy,
            Toure,
            Ashley Cole,
            Reyes,
            Bronckhorst

            I could go on, but I won’t…

            • East Stand March 12, 2018 at 11:44 pm

              Alas…

              • David Dillenberg March 13, 2018 at 12:02 am

                If this is a veiled attack on Arse then compared to our eternal drought whatever the outcome of Wenger’s tarnished legacy he can still boast 3 PL titles + recent FA Cup successes, so Easty chew on that one!

                • East Stand March 13, 2018 at 12:08 am

                  Firstly it’s not ‘veiled’ at all and secondly this was about you making the point about players leaving to win stuff.

                  These players left Woolwich to win stuff, end of, over and out….

                  • David Dillenberg March 13, 2018 at 12:14 am

                    Fair point.

                    • East Stand March 13, 2018 at 12:15 am

                      Ah thank you. Night night.

    • Nick March 12, 2018 at 11:44 pm

      If fergie rated him so highly why wouldn’t he shell out when we bought him from the spammers? He was a big loss to us but without losing him Modric wouldn’t have progressed so well

      • East Stand March 12, 2018 at 11:47 pm

        Strange logic.

    • East Stand March 12, 2018 at 11:49 pm

      Well if Wenger says it then it must be true as he’s still at the top of his game….

  • Caspurs♿️ March 12, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    So meelyons spent on the stadium, and I’m hearing that they’ll be serving a choice of gnat pee (Carling), cat pee (Budweiser) or Brat pee (Stella), think I’ll just go to the pub beforehand instead.

    • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 10:52 pm

      If you can find one that hasn’t been shut or accidentally knocked down 🤣

      • Caspurs♿️ March 12, 2018 at 10:54 pm

        No problemo.

      • East Stand March 12, 2018 at 11:24 pm

        Tottinghams will be a haven for ‘hipsters’ (oh how I dislike that sodding word!) in a cuppla years. Ship the locals out to Luton so they can open a Brewdog outlet in the old Corner Pin. Jubbleee…

        • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 11:51 pm

          Whoever th out it was a good idea to sell beer in coke can size cans wants shooting in the face with a Lewis gun

          • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 11:51 pm

            *Thought

            • East Stand March 13, 2018 at 12:13 am

              Yeah but the ones that fully open up like a sort of tin cup are all the rage you know.

              Sadly, you’re only allowed to drink them if you look like Scott Of The Antarctic in women’s trousers…

  • Dixta March 12, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    March 87 shelf first game v norwich 3.50 i think. Became jnr spur 88 and it was 1.50. Season tkt shelf 89 after they destroyed it 😔 was 36 quid! Great memories. Yes 1200 is a lot tbf but i’ll pay it. Although i am prepared not too at some point if we turn west hammy. Want silverware though. Too much to ask?

  • Wilboid March 12, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    £975 is 279 cans of Guinness where I live. Which would you rather?

    • Freund or Foe March 12, 2018 at 10:10 pm

      £975 please.

      • AntSpurs March 12, 2018 at 10:15 pm

        How about 2,790 cans of Guinness?

        • Freund or Foe March 12, 2018 at 10:15 pm

          Ok thanks, I’ll take them.

          • AntSpurs March 12, 2018 at 10:17 pm

            I must warn you, you’ll be pissed.

            • Freund or Foe March 12, 2018 at 10:18 pm

              I’ve just been given £975 and 2790 cans of Guinness. What have I got to be pissed about?

              • Caspurs♿️ March 12, 2018 at 10:19 pm

                That it’s not Bacardi?

                • Freund or Foe March 12, 2018 at 10:21 pm

                  I can trade. Easily with the money.

                • AntSpurs March 12, 2018 at 10:21 pm

                  Makes lots of white and Black Russians.

        • Caspurs♿️ March 12, 2018 at 10:18 pm

          Are you suggesting FoF is a heavy drinker? Well actually…

          • AntSpurs March 12, 2018 at 10:24 pm

            What’s your tipple Cas ? I know you love a rosy lee.

            • Caspurs♿️ March 12, 2018 at 10:36 pm

              I’m a sophisticated lager, lager, lager shouting connoisseur.

              • AntSpurs March 12, 2018 at 11:01 pm

                Me too, what’s the chances. Love a sophisticated larger and a shout whilst I’m Trainspotting 😀

  • The Man Who Shot The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence March 12, 2018 at 9:52 pm
    • The Man Who Shot The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence March 12, 2018 at 10:03 pm

      Don’t kick a man when he’s down Gary !

  • CirenceSpur March 12, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    Any thoughts from the trust on the pricing?

    • 61SpursNut🌰 March 12, 2018 at 10:53 pm

      Hopefully they’ve been priced out.

  • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    Ken Dodd tribute c/o Rob Hitchmough

    • Andrew March 12, 2018 at 9:13 pm

      More like Daniel levys tribute to us fans

      • Syd March 13, 2018 at 7:45 am

        Then I have a lot more respect for Levy than before…..

  • Ash March 12, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    We’re on the nostalge channel

  • David Dillenberg March 12, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Southampton Football Club can today confirm that it has parted company with First Team Manager Mauricio Pellegrino.

    • Andrew March 12, 2018 at 9:00 pm

      Why do owners of clubs think they know about football? Where do they get their know how from. Saints going down cause they are feeder club for pool.

      • David Dillenberg March 12, 2018 at 9:02 pm

        My local team Birmingham City sacked Gary Rowett and look where they are now!

        • 61SpursNut🌰 March 12, 2018 at 9:07 pm

          St. Andrews?

  • Camus March 12, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    Boom! It’s raining goals, Gaz!
    Just need 1 more goal in the City game now 🙏🏻

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 12, 2018 at 8:55 pm

      Gotta happen. Swiss fucked me. You should be golden. 💰

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 12, 2018 at 8:59 pm

        Chaves scored too. 13/14. Unreal. One us has to win. City must score again.

        • Camus March 12, 2018 at 9:06 pm

          Yes mate 🙏🏻

          • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 12, 2018 at 9:08 pm

            Got it! Nice one.

  • legoverlass March 12, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    I can remember standing in the Park Lane End when you could literally walk all around the stadium. I can remember some right royal dust ups with visiting fans halfway around on numerous occasions. A larger in a plastic cup and a greasy burger plus surging forwards and backwards on the terraces with both feet off the ground. No cheese emporiums or glass tunnels then.. but the atmosphere was electric with over 50,000 fans at the Lane. I don’t get to any games now as I am to far away but I figure I have earned my stripes to vent an opinion about ENIC and the flim flam spin they spout about pretending to compete. They want to charge Champions League winners ticket prices whilst shopping at Poundland for players and paying them a below market rate on a zero hours contract. Levy will no doubt be sitting in his special corporate box stroking his white cat admiring the client reference numbers gathered around him at the New Destination with a real time spread sheet open in front of him linked to Uncle Joes Offshore floating island.

    • legoverlass March 12, 2018 at 8:50 pm

      lager *

      • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 8:51 pm

        And to think we have fans that are worried we could be run by absolute maniacs…

    • David Dillenberg March 12, 2018 at 8:52 pm

      One imagines some wealthy magnate will be keen to buy Spurs when the new stadium is built ripe for a takeover bid!

      • David Dillenberg March 12, 2018 at 8:53 pm

        Called a Sugar Daddy we all despise!

        • Andrew March 12, 2018 at 9:02 pm

          I would love a super rich owner. As long as he has our long term interest at heart, and willing to pay players their worth .

          • SpurAndy 🍒π March 12, 2018 at 9:09 pm

            Who wouldn’t.

      • Andrew March 12, 2018 at 8:53 pm

        Please God

  • Andrew March 12, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Levy should have said these prices are for champs league qualification, and 30% discount for europa, 50% if we don’t qualify for either

    • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 8:49 pm

      Curiously enough, that’s very close to how his sponsorships are structured.

      • Andrew March 12, 2018 at 8:53 pm

        So stadium naming rights will be announced once we know if we are cl or europa. Makes sense

        • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 8:59 pm

          Levy can’t get a sponsor.

          Maybe Onassis with his 1,200 quid seat wants to cover it?

          • Horndog March 12, 2018 at 9:04 pm

            Agree, I think if he had a sponsor he would have shit the name by now

          • Andrew March 12, 2018 at 9:06 pm

            Levy can get a sponsor, but probably wants more than anyone is willing to pay. Look at Nike cheatski deal,
            60 mill per season cause they win trophies. We dont.

            • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 10:50 pm

              He’s sacked the agency that were handling it and is ‘overseeing it personally’ which means he’s going to announce something like the Pound stretcher Bowl because they were paying 80p more than a brand that wouldn’t make us look like ****s

  • Andrew March 12, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    And the spammers feel hard done by

    • David Dillenberg March 12, 2018 at 8:43 pm

      Their last 6 survival games are interesting:
      Saints (H)
      Chelski (A)
      Stoke (H)
      Arse (A)
      Citeh (H)
      Foxes (A)

      • Andrew March 12, 2018 at 8:45 pm

        There are some very difficult games for them haha

    • Sexy beast March 12, 2018 at 8:44 pm

      Fuck yeah, how bad will it get if they drop into the bottom three?

      • David Dillenberg March 12, 2018 at 8:45 pm

        Last game Everton (H)

        • David Dillenberg March 12, 2018 at 8:46 pm

          Everton safe by then

      • Andrew March 12, 2018 at 8:46 pm

        Maximum 6 points ,with any luck

  • Sexy beast March 12, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    Sorting out the season tickets is going to be a nightmare.

  • SpurAndy 🍒π March 12, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    I still think we missed a trick with that Olympic Stadium.

    • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 8:41 pm

      We did. The plan was to demolish it.

      • Andrew March 12, 2018 at 8:50 pm

        To be honest, that is what should have happened. They should have had to build new stadium for football, but that cut seb coe wanted a athletics legacy. Very Few people care about athletics in the Uk.

        • SpurAndy 🍒π March 12, 2018 at 9:05 pm

          It was another Boris f*ck job. If that guy ever gets to be PM gawd help us.

          • Andrew March 12, 2018 at 9:10 pm

            If any of our current politicians become prime minister we are in serious trouble.

    • SpurAndy 🍒π March 12, 2018 at 8:45 pm

      I think the Spammer fans might still have that as plan b.

      • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 8:47 pm

        Given arf a chance…

      • Andrew March 12, 2018 at 8:55 pm

        Glad burnley were playing the spammers and not us last Saturday

        • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 8:59 pm

          Burnley ST is 200GBP

          • SpurAndy 🍒π March 12, 2018 at 9:07 pm

            Yeah but it is Burnley, you could probably buy a detached house for that sort of money there.

            • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 10:51 pm

              And rent it out to a Grooming Gang

  • Lord Croker March 12, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    ‘When I was going through the turnstiles on a semi-regular basis, I had some stellar times and watched us lift a few trophies.’

    Yes they were stellar. Now the champagne gets popped if a team comes forth. Silverware please. It comes with a medal.

    • 61SpursNut🌰 March 12, 2018 at 8:34 pm

      I feel cheated. I never got a medal for any of the cup wins wot I went to.

    • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 8:37 pm

      The big match day experience will now be having your photo taken in the tunnel club with a lanyard printed with ‘wankwankwankwankwankwank’ micro printed on it.

  • Andrew March 12, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    I thought the South stand was built to generate atmosphere, but having some £2,200 season tickets in that stand is ridiculous. That should have been the some of the cheapest seats . Also, the family section is probably big enough for about twenty families, how are the fans of the future going to be brought through watching spurs?. I feel so screwed ,I’ll be giving birth in nine months.

    • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 8:34 pm

      It’s a quare one that.

      At £2.2k the odds of those punters being energetic chanters etc are close to zero. More likely to be middle aged Chinese woman finishing off some knitting.

      • Camus March 12, 2018 at 8:35 pm

        We have the sound system though, H, in case the crowd is a little quiet 🤡

        • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 8:38 pm

          Heh he. Ah yes, the infamous ‘U2’ technology. Cannot wait for that.

          • Camus March 12, 2018 at 8:53 pm

            “Where the seats have no fans
            Where the seats have nooo fans
            They’re still building then burning it down
            Burning it down…”

      • Andrew March 12, 2018 at 8:37 pm

        How the heck did they manage to come up with that idea. Maybe it’s a big seat that can seat two fans ???

        • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 8:40 pm

          One would expect a motorised dildo embedded in the seat and a personalised pot of muscle relaxant in the cup holder for that, to ensure that the full arse rape sensation is experienced…

          • Sexy beast March 12, 2018 at 8:41 pm

            PMSL

            • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 8:43 pm

              ‘Did they score?’
              ‘No it’s a bloke in a posh seat having his prostrate smashed to pieces’

      • 61SpursNut🌰 March 12, 2018 at 8:55 pm

        Yeah but look at what those 500-600 bastards get.

        1882 – our new Season Ticket plus package
        Our 1882 Season Ticket gives you the opportunity to be in the thick of the atmosphere durtng the game with access to a private 1882 bar pre-match, half-time and after the final whistle. The areas indicated on the stadium map show the location of these seats. The 1882 Season Ticket includes:
        Your seat in all home Premier League and Domestic cup matches
        Access to a private bar easily accessible from your seat
        Your name on a feature wall in each of the 1882 bars
        Complimentary pre-match food, programme and drink at half-time
        Special edition 1882 Welcome Pack and pin
        Plus all the benefits of being a Season Ticket Holder

  • SpurAndy 🍒π March 12, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    “Going to a game was more a strategic exercise in not getting beaten up or urinated on.”
    Have to say H that particularly resonated with me, although thankfully in my attendance years I managed to avoid getting a smack mostly cos I could run fast in those days.

    • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 8:40 pm

      Those were the days. A pal of mine hid under a milk float on more than one occasion.

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 12, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    The Portuguese have found the goal.

    • Camus March 12, 2018 at 8:30 pm

      Finally…!

  • Gee March 12, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Guys, we’re not living in the 60s. Would you go to a fleapit cinema nowadays with no beer being served and uncomfortable seats and pathetic toilets? What about holidays? Butlins and similar places are beyond recognition from what they used to look like back in the days of freezing wooden chalets. Have a look at this new place. It’s exciting. It’s enormous. It’s fabulous. Why oh why do some of us want to grumble, grouch and moan? If they make money out of it, so what? So do real Madrid, PSG and the rest. If we don’t like it, vote for a communist government and bring back the shitty, urine riddled stadiums of the past. My ticket has gone from £1100 to £1250. I think that’s acceptable.

    • David Dillenberg March 12, 2018 at 8:12 pm

      Enjoyed the halcyon days of the 60s when Cinema usherettes were in their prime.
      No surprise that Citeh have just taken the lead.

      • David Dillenberg March 12, 2018 at 8:13 pm

        Hand them the trophy now!

        • Lord Croker March 12, 2018 at 8:35 pm

          Bastards. They have so much wonga aswell.

          • David Dillenberg March 12, 2018 at 8:38 pm

            True but as one BBC tweeter remarked the key differences between City this season and last? Quick full backs and a decent goalkeeper. It has transformed the team.

      • David Dillenberg March 12, 2018 at 8:14 pm

        Lovely, lovely goal…
        Just like that, Stoke are cut to ribbons. Gabriel Jesus swivels and frees Raheem Sterling, breaking like an express train down the right. He has time to look up and sidefoot the ball perfectly into the run of David Silva, arriving from deep.
        (BBC)

        • Camus March 12, 2018 at 8:17 pm

          “And just like that…
          A-a-all I breathe
          A-a-all I feel
          I am all for Pep
          I’m in…” 🎼

    • Frontwheel 2 March 12, 2018 at 8:14 pm

      My favourite pubs are all complete shit holes,that’s the way I like my footy grounds too.With fucking standing too

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 12, 2018 at 8:20 pm

        Seconded.

    • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 12, 2018 at 8:16 pm

      Hell yes. I’d always go to the little independent cinema in East Finchley rather than a ‘orrid Odeon. Give me urine and terraces every day of the week.

      • Dixta March 12, 2018 at 10:02 pm

        The Phoenix great historic cinema. Even they had to modernise it to generate some cash to survive. Kept the character tho. But have to say new Lane looks quite phenomenal. Ive been going to spurs 31 yrs btw.

        • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 12, 2018 at 10:48 pm

          That’s the one. Its been a while since I went.

    • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 8:17 pm

      @Gee I think you’re arguing with yourself.

      Try reading the blog and the comments and responding to what’s actually been said.

      Well done on having £1250. To me that is an unimaginable amount of money. Does it fill a room? Do you have security guards around it like they do with the Million Pound Drop on the telly? Are you really a famous movie star? Can I have your autograph etc etc..

      • Camus March 12, 2018 at 8:19 pm

        With money like that sloshing about, he can have my £7 micro-brewed pints for me.

        • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 8:21 pm

          He’s probably reading this on a yacht with Liz Taylor and Richard Burton

          • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 8:21 pm

            Sorry, ‘not’ reading this.

            • 61SpursNut🌰 March 12, 2018 at 8:22 pm

              Quarter past seven.

              • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 8:26 pm

                Abbey National

                • 61SpursNut🌰 March 12, 2018 at 8:28 pm

                  I’ll be there!

  • David Dillenberg March 12, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    In the mid/late 60s I got into Spurs for 2s 6d! Those were the days!

    • David Dillenberg March 12, 2018 at 8:08 pm

      *half a crown!

  • Frontwheel 2 March 12, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    One game at the new Lane before my toes curl up will do me,I’ll bring a few 🔺 Dairy Leas

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 12, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    I can’t remember the cheapest I ever paid at Spurs. Had a mate who got in at the Dell for £2. I think I paid 7 quid or summin late 80’s.

    • Camus March 12, 2018 at 8:07 pm

      £7 to see the Waddler?
      Bargain!

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 12, 2018 at 8:11 pm

        Think he’d upped and left by then. Still. Plenty of value.

        • Camus March 12, 2018 at 8:20 pm

          Yeah, Gazza and Lineker wasn’t bad.
          Back before I hated what they’ve both become. 🤡

    • Caspurs♿️ March 12, 2018 at 8:08 pm

      £2.50 for all games except the NLD which was a fiver in the early 80s.

      • Caspurs♿️ March 12, 2018 at 8:08 pm

        Or was it £3.50?

        • Frontwheel 2 March 12, 2018 at 8:10 pm

          I thought it was 2 quid,often a quid sneaking in with the juniors

        • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 12, 2018 at 8:11 pm

          I’d pay that. Through the mists of time….

  • ronwol196061🇨🇦 March 12, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    Coffee used to be threepence. Now you have to be a PHD to buy a cup of coffee for $9. Its all.in french and you think you are buying a weekend on the riviera.
    Its fucking coffee

    Latte chaps,latte

    • Camus March 12, 2018 at 8:01 pm

      Businessmen must have been pretty thick back in the last half-century.
      Took them a while to realise you could create 52 variants on a cup of coffee for extra revenue.

    • Frontwheel 2 March 12, 2018 at 8:08 pm

      That was made out of rust and ground rabbit shit

  • Camus March 12, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    Things would get very interesting indeed with this whole ticket price business, were we to finish 5th this season…

    • Nick March 12, 2018 at 7:59 pm

      Yes ,no CL would throw a spanner in the cogs

  • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 12, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    All rather futile me declaring I won’t go to the new build. As if I could afford it anyway. ENIC made my decision for me. 80’s/90’s matches on you tube and a box of man size tissues beckon. Meeeemories…..all alone in the moonlight….🎶 I dunno the fackin words.

    • Camus March 12, 2018 at 7:59 pm

      Got another anti-football special for you, Gaz…
      Werder Bremen vs Köln
      I’m currently watching this dross praying for over 1.5 goals again.
      I fear I may be disappointed.

      • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 12, 2018 at 8:01 pm

        Hahaha. I’ve got that on my goal rush too. I clean forgot Hungerford v St Albans was on. 1-1 already. Got Kraut’s and Portuguese instead. Nil nil.

        • Camus March 12, 2018 at 8:04 pm

          Yes, I went Portuguese aswell.
          I don’t trust ‘em 🤡

          • Camus March 12, 2018 at 8:05 pm

            Hold on – 1-0 to Bremen!
            A former Spur they tell me too!

            • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 12, 2018 at 8:06 pm

              Its down to the damn Portuguese.

              • Camus March 12, 2018 at 8:08 pm

                Yeah… Scared of the net they are.

              • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 12, 2018 at 8:09 pm

                Its over for me, red card for saints u23’s these fucking refs are ruining me.

                • is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? March 12, 2018 at 8:12 pm

                  *Norwich

  • Nick March 12, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    It’s the lowest price ticket nonsense that grates the most,it’s the smallest section of the ground.I know the two manc clubs haven’t had our build costs but how do we warrant being the most expensive ticket in town while they earn vast amounts of money while subsidising their fans in effect?

  • Lahdedah March 12, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    Can someone borrow me twenty two hundred pounds? I’ll pay it back with interest even though I have no interest.

    • ronwol196061🇨🇦 March 12, 2018 at 7:54 pm

      Where can I borrow it from?

    • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 7:54 pm

      I’ve left two grand in your sock draw x

      • ronwol196061🇨🇦 March 12, 2018 at 7:58 pm

        Darn it!

        • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 8:02 pm

          There’s a Threadneedle St gag in there somewhere, lads!

      • Lahdedah March 12, 2018 at 8:02 pm

        It turned out to be two thousand knicker in my underwear drawer, but thanks anyway.

    • Nick March 12, 2018 at 7:56 pm

      I put my hand into a hole in my trousers pocket & I didn’t feel too grand I can tell you

      • Harry Hotspur March 12, 2018 at 8:18 pm

        You’re slow coming today vicar, said Mrs Blenkinsopp whist stirring her tea with the other hand…

  • Caspurs♿️ March 12, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    1st, but in my defence I was distracted..