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Daniel Levy - Chairman

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by Howard Webb, 8 Feb 2012.

  1. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Pat van den Hauwe

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    Can't get onto the OS, below taken from the Standard :

    A statement read: "In our last update we said we would keep our position under review, especially in the context of revised budgets and cost-cutting. Having done so we have decided that all non-playing staff, whether full-time, casual or furloughed, will receive 100 per cent of their pay for April and May. Only the Board will take salary reductions."

    It adds: "We are acutely aware that many supporters were against the decision we made regarding furloughing staff who could not carry out their jobs from home - due to the nature of their work - and our intention to apply, if applicable, for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), a scheme designed to ensure that jobs and employment rights are protected.

    "Indeed we have seen opposition from fans to fellow Premier League clubs accessing the CJRS too. This once again underlines that we bear different pressures to other businesses, many of whom have and will continue to apply for support from the scheme as the Government intended.

    "In view of supporter sentiment regarding the scheme, it is now not our intention to make use of the current CJRS that runs until the end of May. We shall consult with stakeholders, including the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust with whom we have been in dialogue over the past week and who share our desire to protect jobs, should circumstances change going forward."

    Daniel Levy, Chairman: "The criticism the Club has received over the last week has been felt all the more keenly because of our track record of good works and our huge sense of responsibility to care for those that rely on us, particularly locally.

    "It was never our intent, as custodians, to do anything other than put measures in place to protect jobs whilst the Club sought to continue to operate in a self-sufficient manner during uncertain times.

    "We regret any concern caused during an anxious time and hope the work our supporters will see us doing in the coming weeks, as our stadium takes on a whole new purpose, will make them proud of their Club."
     
  2. billyiddo

    billyiddo David Ginola Staff Member

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    You think its incredibly strange that some supporters would take an interest in the minute details of their clubs stadium build? Ok but I'm not really sure what that has to do with my post or the wider topic.

    The absoloute unconditional support you believe exists is just the way social media polarises opinions i would wager
     
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  3. spurs' magna carter

    spurs' magna carter Sebastien Bassong

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    In summary:

    • Furlough will not be taken up for April and May
    • Board members only take pay cuts
    • Stadium used as NHS support
    • The College in Lilly House to make 1000 face shields a week

    Fair play.
     
  4. JerusalemMan

    JerusalemMan Simon Davies

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    No doubt there'll be plenty of idiots who can still attack the club over this.
     
  5. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs George Hunt

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    Well Redknapp got CL
    jol would have if not for Lasagne gate
    And ultimately none of those got a trophy either
     
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  6. Hootnow

    Hootnow Jermaine Jenas

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    Because you talked about building a benchmark stadium. I assumed that is what you meant, building a truly premium, luxury stadium.

    And yes, I'd wager you're right there. I find the conversations on this topic in real life a bit more nuanced and, funnily enough considering how I know I must come across on here, I am often his most vociferous supporter.
     
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  7. Hootnow

    Hootnow Jermaine Jenas

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    Well yeah, we finished in the top 4 once (twice I guess in reality though we got some bad luck second time). Same as Everton, though Moyes obviously fudged that up.

    I'm genuinely not trying to criticise Levy on this point, he's done a lot of great work and some things have been out of his hands. The overall trajectory has undoubtedly been upwards. But let's actually finish top 4 in a sustained manner with more than 1 manager before we start to proclaim that as our new norm now.
     
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  8. Daisuk

    Daisuk Christian Ziege

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  9. billyiddo

    billyiddo David Ginola Staff Member

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    The point with regards to mentioning the stadium was that we have managed to close the gap to the the sides above (on and off the field) despite having a huge project like the stadium build on the go at the same time.
     
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  10. Baleforce

    Baleforce Mel Hopkins

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    I don’t understand the point of this, surely the outcry over the furloughing was because some staff members were having their salary cut to 80%/2500pm?

    So now we are paying them full wage to do nothing?

    How is that better for the finances of the club?
     
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  11. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs George Hunt

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    Well it was twice under redknapp so IMO that’s consistently in his reign

    but we need to maintain it

    what we have down is create a top 6 now rather than a big 4
     
  12. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs George Hunt

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    It’s not
    It’s better for the fans that complained though
    Its better for those employees too
     
  13. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Edgar Davids

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    It’s ridiculous, completely non sensical, but “the optics” are good!

    the only people doing anything at the club are the ones taking a pay cut now.
     
  14. Baleforce

    Baleforce Mel Hopkins

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    It’s fantastic for those employees.

    Chips for free.
     
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  15. Parklaner81

    Parklaner81 Steve Hodge

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    I think the outcry was over us daring to use the government scheme, full stop. The 20% cut was a peripheral concern is how I took it (and as several posters have already pointed out would've probably balanced out in many cases, taking into account work-related expenses).

    In answer to your final question; it isn't.
     
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  16. billyiddo

    billyiddo David Ginola Staff Member

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    Club had every right to use the scheme imo
     
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  17. Parklaner81

    Parklaner81 Steve Hodge

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    I wasn't suggesting otherwise, just putting forward my interpretation of 'the outcry'.
     
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  18. Baleforce

    Baleforce Mel Hopkins

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    I thought the scheme was there to protect jobs that couldn’t be done.

    It feels like we have been guilt tripped into throwing money away?
     
  19. Parklaner81

    Parklaner81 Steve Hodge

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    We were supposed to consider ourselves exempt, apparently.
     
  20. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs George Hunt

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    Yep

    and people will moan when we don’t buy players now and have given the club the excuse
     
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