Spurs have announced a record revenue of £306million for year ending June 2017 this is a £96million increase on revenue in 2016-17.
The figure of £306.3million sees a significant rise on 2016’s £209.8million and is a result of increased TV revenue, their highest ever Premier League finish in 2016-17 and a Champions League group-stage campaign.
The increase also comes despite reduced gate receipts following the demolition of the north-east corner of White Hart Lane midway through last season. As a result profit is also up for the year, climbing from £33.0million to £41.2million.
“Extraordinary levels of financial and human resource have seen significant progress on capital projects, with schemes under way at both the new stadium site and our training centre.
As custodians of the club we are ever-conscious of the need to ensure the future stability of the club whilst managing its growth. We are in an historic period for the club and there is a growing sense of excitement.
There will, however, be many challenges in the coming months as we near the latter stages of the construction of the new stadium and its opening.
The drive and determination to deliver our best across all areas of the club, together with the unity and support of all involved, will, I believe, see us meet those challenges.”
This in a season where Spurs have pretty much confirmed that they are steadfastly refusing to pay market rate to players – but they do expect supporters to pay through the eyeballs.
Last summer Kyle Walker quit Spurs to join Manchester City. In return the boy recieved a bumper salary and inevitably it seems, a Premier League winner’s medal. The next man up for a taste of the same is Alderweireld.
It would be remiss not to mention Danny Rose here too. Rose – also represented by the same agent as – Walker managed to miss the ‘Opportunity Of A Lifetime Boat’ and then famously opened his heart to The Sun, explaining that he also wanted a pay rise and a clear crack at some silverware.
This leaves many of us staring intently at Levy and Pochettino and asking ‘what precisely was the plan again?’
You cannot build anything in football without player retention.
If matters continue on the present course, by the end this 2017/18 season, Tottenham Hotspur will have sold 75% of what was accredited the season before as the best back four in the league.
The burden of expectation has never been greater upon Spurs, who have spent and awfully long time positioning themselves for the big time, in terms of gradual league placing finishes, branding and so forth.
The pricing strategy for Haringey’s brave new world is a premium one aimed at the elite fan. Few are in any doubt that match-days at Spurs will be a 5 star experience.
My only slight concern is who’ll actually be in the starting XI.