From: Cameron Hall
Sent: Saturday, 21 April 2012 8:52 AM
Subject: Presenting the all new Tottenham Soccer Club badge
You will probably not read this and I almost guarantee that you will not reply because I do not have a customer number and I now live in Australia, far enough away for it to no longer matter what I think, however you should know that my opinion echoes the thoughts of many, many spurs supporters in the United Kingdom, Australia and around the world.
To my beloved Tottenham Hotspur Football Club;
In light of recent events, I would like to present you with my submission for the new Tottenham crest below.
I know what you are thinking now, we are not intending on changing the crest, but lets face it, sooner or later it is inevitable that the crest will change for multiple reasons. I have outlined a few below:
– The current crest contains a cockerel. Sooner or later somebody will decide that they are offended by the fact that the word cockerel contains a phallic word (not hard to work out) and will complain to the powers that be, if they already haven’t. Changing the crest to a chicken is a lot more family friendly and is sure to attract more money in the respect of sponsorship.
– For this reason we should probably drop the name Hotspur out of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, mind you there’s a lot of money in America sponsorship wise and since we are going to an American kit producer we should use their word, soccer and call ourselves the Tottenham Soccer Club.
– You will notice that I have decided to put ‘2012’ rather than ‘1882’ for a very simple reason. Although 1882 may be the year that we were formed, we all know that 2012 is the year that we are being “re-born” into a commercially satisfying, politically correct club. After all, history doesn’t matter does it??
Now when I was looking for an appropriate badge, I was slightly worried about a backlash from the club’s supporters and even the possibility that it would negatively impact the players on the pitch, however then I realised that you as a club are not bothered by these things so why should I be?!
If you are wondering where I am going with all of this, it directly relates back to the banning of the drum. In the banning of the drum you have slapped tradition in the face and shown that you genuinely do not care about your relationship with the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club fans. In truth, you haven’t just banned a drum, you’ve banned tradition, you’ve banned atmosphere, you’ve banned some of the fondest memories that I and many other spurs fans have of hearing the drum in white hart lane rousing the fans to egg on the team for glory. In a time where the club and its players needs its fans the most, you have favoured the customers and their fat wallets – after all, its not tradition and passion that make a club, its money! You may believe that you don’t need those fans because there will always be customers that will fill their places should they leave, which is true to a point, but if a team only has customers and no fans then success which will in turn bring revenue will undoubtedly become harder and harder. I understand that you are concerned about the drum egging on chants containing the ‘Y’ word, so ban the Y word if you must, but give the opportunity for us to prove that the drum can be used for more than one chant. The fact that you are banning the drum at White Hart Lane is concerning. The fact that you are also actively going out of your way to inform other clubs that the drum is not welcome in their away support areas is utterly atrocious. You are distancing yourself from your fans at an alarming speed.
I want my Tottenham Hotspur Football Club back, I’m already sick of the Tottenham Soccer Club.