Date: 30th November 2018 at 6:47pm
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Through the looking glass dot com.

We’ve hit a point with this whole stadium charade now that using words like ‘inauthentic’ and exploitative’ is about as powerful as describing Mein Kampf as ‘a bad read’.

Only an educationally subnormal child would view the ‘Fan Familiarisation’ event on 16th of December as a meaningful experience.

This is a staged piece of nonsense from Levy & Co., designed to boost supporter morale over Christmas.

In order to satisfy the relevant authorities, there will need to be more traffic through the stadium’s turnstiles than 2 batches of 3000 punters.

What really grates, grates more than the the masquerade that Levy is a fit and proper CEO, is that the performing sea-lions being wheeled into this initial test event are being charged admission.

I’m fully aware it’s only £1, but this is an cold as ice opportunism to cover the staffing costs for the day.

I get there has to be a charge to make the system work, but EVERY other company in the world gets around this sort of requirement and legality by making vouchers worth 0.00001p or whatever.

So wheel ’em in and sell ’em something, despite the fact they’re still not able to watch Spurs play.

I’m not a massive Tech head – is that ‘virtual reality’ thing people have been on about?

This is a different level of opportunism – to be filed somewhere between winning on a scratch-card and people trafficking.

Levy must be commended here and publicly, as I am assured he has been privately.

This is inspirational stuff.

This blogger looks forward to the inevitable new low – the first video of 3000 fans chanting ‘Come On You Spurs’ …at an empty pitch.

  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?

  • mattspurs December 1, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Spoke to my source working in a senior position at the ground today.

    As far as the main stadium architects are concerned their bit of the job is finished. All the corporate suites, cheese rooms etc are way behind and that’s the stuff that needs finishing and it’s an utter shambles.

    As for an actual football game getting played… didn’t seem too confident for anything happening in January. When I asked about the Man U game on the 13th I just got a wry smile in response.

    Hopefully, I’ll be able to sneak in and have a look in the next few weeks.

    • Harry Hotspur December 1, 2018 at 2:24 pm

      This makes plenty of sense. Thanks for sharing!

  • Exile December 1, 2018 at 8:10 am

    This is a cheap stunt but in comparison to charging punters nearly £300 for an executive trip to the Emirates it’s nothing. That’s 10 times the price of the ticket for a cooked breakfast a meet with a couple of spurs legends and a coach trip. It also denies the fans who go home and away and have the neccesary loyalty points the opportunity of going to the game at the expense of premium paying customers.
    In the grand scheme of things this hardly raises any money and just pisses off the loyal fans who levy really needs

  • Urbane Sturgeon December 1, 2018 at 1:13 am

    You don’t get the £1 refunded but you do get given a dairylea triangle as you’re ushered through the cheese room.

  • paul December 1, 2018 at 12:35 am

    I understand..
    ”Tickets will be priced at £1 to test ticketing systems etc”

    but shurely that should have been immediatley followed by

    “Which will be refunded – insert manner of refund here – etc.

    Anything less would look like world class cheapskatery

    Oh hang on..

    • Harry Hotspur December 1, 2018 at 8:05 am

      It’s beyond cynical – and begs the question if they test it successfully for this event, the. Why do they need to test it for further events?

  • Aussie in Switzerland November 30, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    Hey you cunntss, the Scum are next, let’s get jiggy with it.

  • Northern monkey November 30, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    Just wait for the DVD ‘arry

  • Aussie in Switzerland November 30, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    Binge watching the new Narcos series. It’s good shit.

    Does Levy speak Spanish? Cause this shit looks an awful lot like a cartel in action

  • Daveyboi November 30, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    ENIC- the piss that just keeps on taking

  • Tappaspur November 30, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    I phoned levy and asked him if £25k was enough to buy me a season ticket (in the cheap seats) to last me the rest of my natural life. “How old are you He said? 53 I said. He put the phone down.

  • Lord Croker November 30, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    All the stadium build ‘you tubers’ get in for free.

    • East Stand November 30, 2018 at 9:34 pm

      That’s me buggered then…

  • Gus Poet November 30, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Will Daniel turn on the cheese taps for this esteemed opportunity?

    • Aussie in Switzerland November 30, 2018 at 11:08 pm

      That was the first room completed

  • Tappaspur November 30, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    Bumped into a P&D mate in peppers and spice earlier. He’s on site still (spraying it on) he says no rush in there. No overtime nothing. Easy pace. A lot of decorating work still left to do. Tiling and flooring too. plenty of tec people in there buzzing around. He reckons no real football will be played in there this season.

    • East Stand November 30, 2018 at 9:33 pm

      I can believe that. It was always going to be 2 seasons at Wembley and the plan was always to drip feed the bad news over the second season.

      ENIC and Levy are experts at lies…

      • East Stand November 30, 2018 at 9:43 pm

        Despicable guano peddlers…