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Sadly there seems to be a minority of stewards both in the stands and concorse area who think it is OK to act like a cunt and behave like a thug.

Noticed this in the Marketplace pre-game. It was loud and a good atmosphere, lots of singing. Stewards held back people coming in which you can understand cos it was rammed. But then another group of stewards turned up, physically bigger and quite clearly there to remove some individuals. Really not sure what they did to deserve to be removed, a bit of beer was being splashed around on the Allez allez chorus, but was an over reaction to remove those few supporters they did. Could have turned a bit nasty.

Quite honestly, the way this lot of stewards waded in and confronted people was over the top and it was quite sad to see, when clearly it was a party atmosphere and people were enjoying themselves.
 
Noticed this in the Marketplace pre-game. It was loud and a good atmosphere, lots of singing. Stewards held back people coming in which you can understand cos it was rammed. But then another group of stewards turned up, physically bigger and quite clearly there to remove some individuals. Really not sure what they did to deserve to be removed, a bit of beer was being splashed around on the Allez allez chorus, but was an over reaction to remove those few supporters they did. Could have turned a bit nasty.

Quite honestly, the way this lot of stewards waded in and confronted people was over the top and it was quite sad to see, when clearly it was a party atmosphere and people were enjoying themselves.
"Party atmospheres" are very hard thing to steward, we've all seen party atmospheres turn into mass brawls with untold damage, even amongst 'friends' that shit just happens. The best way to steward it is to stop it ever getting to that level, as soon as the first signs appear, you say that beer was going air-born, go in and make a few examples. If done fast and well it won't stop the party but it will keep it under control.

As for the lads pulled out, a quick word in their ear and provided they're not smashed just let them back in ... no harm no foul.

Let it go and air-born beer landing on the wrong person, that can very quickly becomes a mass brawl ... it didn't so it appears the stewards did their job.
 
Having loans at HSBC, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America.

In a simple world Levy should just ‘swap’ (one of) the loans with a naming rights deal for one of those banks
HSBC was actually close to being a done deal, but the HSBC board rejected it because of the image of the PL vs image of *Rubgy *insert posh sport name*.
 
HSBC was actually close to being a done deal, but the HSBC board rejected it because of the image of the PL vs image of *Rubgy *insert posh sport name*.
Indeed, the same "upper management bloke" that worked for AIA and got us the AIA deal went to work for HSBC and that was Levy his main contact to get a deal done for HSBC too, but the board ruled out a football sponsorship because they're already invested in cycling and rugby
 

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No idea about the money involved with HSBC but it's supposed to be £20m pa we are asking for naming rights.

See Stanley Stanley comments re HSBC'spotential involvement. This was leaked last year I think???
No idea about the money involved with HSBC but it's supposed to be £20m pa we are asking for naming rights.

See Stanley Stanley comments re HSBC'spotential involvement. This was leaked last year I think???
Sounds about right

Interest will be 25m and naming rights will pay off the capital loan no doubt.
 

Mrs Perryman

I'm a Cockney Malteser
I know it's impractical and makes no economic sense, but I would love it if we could avoid selling our name to the highest bidder and just continue calling it the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium officially. We will still call it The Lane, in any case.
 
I'd prefer it not to be called the HSBC stadium. That name's a bit of a mouthful.

On that note, has anyone noticed that often on TV people still seem to just be referring to it as "Spurs new stadium", and hardly anyone's calling it Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, because that's a bit of a mouthful too, and everyone knows it's just a placeholder.

Whoever it ends up being, I just hope it's a short, snappy name that's not embarrassing
 
Another nice little earner for the close season 20-21:


Good news for the area too if those figures from Bilbao are to be believed.

Beating Twickenham to a rugby Union final, that sounds pretty impressive to me. I imagine the very high end boxes and Tunnel Club mean that it really can be a money making machine for a big event.

Edit - Is there any chance we could rival Wembley for future CL finals? I know our capacity is lower, but EUFA love Wembley because of the massive revenues from the Club Wembley middle tier (which are shite views compared to our ground btw). Any chance of the Tunnel Club thing rivalling their revenues with 30,000 or so more seats to sell?

Actually on 2nd thoughts EUFA wouldn't let us host CL finals as it's on the cards we'd be contesting every one from now on

:pochbye:
 
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Caught up with a good mate today that works in Events Management who had a knees up with a bloke who's an Woolwich fan + worked on the stadium as an architect at some level. Basically he said that withnthe goings on there with rival fans it really isn't a surprise we had delays. When I asked if he meant sabotage he just winked and smiled at me.

I've known this guy for what must be about 10 years now and he's sound. Wouldn't make it up so unless some goon Architect is stirring the pot randomly so long after everything got resolved I'd say that it's a strong possibility the biggest mistake we made was hiring lower level workers that directly have/ had an agenda against Spurs. Make of it what you will lads & ladies.
 

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Caught up with a good mate today that works in Events Management who had a knees up with a bloke who's an Woolwich fan + worked on the stadium as an architect at some level. Basically he said that withnthe goings on there with rival fans it really isn't a surprise we had delays. When I asked if he meant sabotage he just winked and smiled at me.

I've known this guy for what must be about 10 years now and he's sound. Wouldn't make it up so unless some goon Architect is stirring the pot randomly so long after everything got resolved I'd say that it's a strong possibility the biggest mistake we made was hiring lower level workers that directly have/ had an agenda against Spurs. Make of it what you will lads & ladies.
Doesn’t really matter now.
 
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