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Tottenham Hotspur fans are furious with the club over the astronomical ticket prices for tomorrow’s friendly against Juventus at the Wembley. Pre-season is not just for the clubs to finalise their preparations for the new season. It is also for the fans to get a glimpse of the squad and extend their support.

The histori Wembley Stadium will play home to the North London outfit this year as the White Hart Lane goes through renovation.

The Saturday’s fixture is not a competitive fixture but it is an important one nevertheless. It will be the first time since the end of the 2016-17 campaign that Wembley will host a game and it was expected that the fans will flock to the stadium in big numbers.

When the ticket prices were announced last month, there was a backlash from the fans who were furious with the high rates. Most fans reminded on Thursday that seats are still available because of this reason. The starting price is £24, enraging the supporters, most of whom wanted to take a glimpse of the Serie A top stars in addition to our own superstars.

In the past, Tottenham’s friendlies at home have been cheaper affairs, with £10 tickets at the White Hart Lane. It must, however, be noted that the prices are set by the company ‘Relevent Sports’ and not by the club who are mere guests.

The fans though, are very furious. Some fans have called the other to boycott the match as a sign of protest to the club ahead of the new season. Reactions on Twitter showcased the mood.

This fan wants the boycott, as a protest.

This fan hits it hard saying no one cares about the match because of the prices.

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  1. Gary Bekhor

    August 5, 2017 at 12:23 am

    Listen I’m Spurs through and through, home away Europe. I’ve seen us since the early 80,s and other than the brilliant team of 82-84/85 which never challenged for the title or finished higher than 3rd, we were always a cup side. Never the League, but yeah the cups.
    Since then the team declined horribly other than one Pleat season. We became a mid table club, and that was with us paying the same as others and buying the best Klinsnan Gascogne etc.
    The games moved on and lost its focus on being about winning. But here’s a news flash not until the last two seasons have we started to look like a proper football club which will properly challenge and will win honours.
    Last season was our best in 55 years. And all I now hear, just as we are on the verge is dumbed down thoughts which if you really understood what’s happening you would feel ashamed.
    Levy has gone from being an arse to being now an outstanding Chsirman. He is turning our club into a world class football club which will sustain the top level. So get off his back, support your team, stop whinging that you think it’s not good enough. Our starting11 is the pride of English and European football and you bloody idiots say you won’t go . Grow up

  2. Niven Frey

    August 5, 2017 at 5:58 am

    They get close, but then the board always seem to lose their bottle to seize the initiative just when it really counts – that’s Tottenham Hotspur!

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