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The Daily Briefing Feat. What Mourinho’s Pay off May Have Been And The Rise Of Woke Football Fans | video
By Harry Hotspur -

Troubling times these, and I genuinely never thought I’d be siding with Daniel Levy in a discussion. Perhaps this is the signalling of the end of days?!

Whatever has precipitated this situation, we need to keep level heads and the notion that fans planning to protest outside the Southampton game this evening just fills me with dread.

The mob rule vibe doing the rounds at the moment makes for uncomfortable viewing, to put it mildly.

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Notontheshelf
Notontheshelf
21 days ago

Interesting thoughts Harry.
I have been to the new stadium about half a dozen times. I kept waiting for this wall of sound, this magnificent citadel to emerge but it didn’t. At each visit I realised more and more clearly that this was a “venue”, a cross between a shopping centre and a collection of bars and eateries with a football pitch dumped in the middle. A bit like the Bentalls Centre in Kingston. And it was designed with one thing in mind, to make money. Football was peripheral.
Football is now global, fans can be monetised anywhere via subscription TV and merchandising. The owners are businessmen out to make money, the days of Bob Lord financing Burnley as a hobby are gone. The days of local fans mattering to the clubs are gone.
All this predates the ESL, it is just a natural progression of capitalism. Something similar to the ESL will emerge in due course and succeed whatever the fans think.

And the new manager is still Ryan Mason, despite your attempts to christen him Ryan Nelson

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
21 days ago
Reply to  Notontheshelf

All true, who can resist that tide of money. You fall in love with a club usually when your young and don’t know any better and they have you for life.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
21 days ago

The rich six saying they want younger fans who are tech savvy and who aren’t following football.

Seen interviews with 20 somethings and they all say the same thing they can’t afford the Sky/BT /ESPN subscriptions, that’s why they are not watching.

They also are priced out of season tickets and for a lot of people with kids they’re lucky to be able to afford one game a season at the United’s, City’s and Spurs as a special treat.

And the multiple subscriptions is another scam. You’ll soon need ten subs to watch. If they reduced their prices maybe more people and the young people they value over the “legacy fans” would watch too.

Taras
Taras
21 days ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

I live in Canada now and the NHL have it sorted. $30 bucks (around twenty quid a month) and you can watch ALL your team’s games via their official app. At your convenience too as they’re saved. When my friend told me I was floored. Clubs say they want younger fans. They want it more global. It’s 2021. Make it accessible.

Last edited 21 days ago by Taras
James McKevitt
James McKevitt
21 days ago
Reply to  Taras

Not every Tottenham game would be shown live in any given season but because the games are deliberately spread over multiple broadcasters, I’d guess it would cost Spurs fan a hundred pounds a month maybe a hundred and eighty US dollars.

And the Champions League games need a separate subscription to BT, probably another forty US dollars a month.

Overseas salesmen have a nickname for the United Kingdom and Ireland and the huge prices they can get away with, they call us Treasure Island…..

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
21 days ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Londoners should get down to Orient, Barnet or other local sides who need their support(if they are ever allowed in again)….Tottenham Hotspur are no more.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
21 days ago

And Haringey FC.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
21 days ago

I think people, particularly football fans and specifically those of the 6 PL teams to sign up to the deal. These fans feel it was done with zero consultation. No thought for them/us. We want in despite what you think.

In a different way it’s why unions came about. To stop unscrupulous business owners working their labour force into the ground for little pay and no H&S. Football is a business we accept that. But it doesn’t stop owners from being held accountable.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
21 days ago

Yeah, the French revolution brought Napoleon to power and the Russian revolution brought the Bolsheviks and Stalin.

Cali
Cali
21 days ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

therefore Status Quo as I read it.