Over 60% Tottenham Hotspur fans oppose Project Restart
According to Football.london, over 60% of Tottenham hotspur fans who took part in The Great Big Football Lockdown Survey oppose the resumption of the Premier League season.
The survey took into account around 15,000 responses from football fans from the Premier League, Championship, and other EFL teams.
With a return less than a fortnight away, fans have made use of the opportunity to showcase what they really feel about the season resuming.
The Premier League season is set to resume on June 17 and the Championship on June 20. Tottenham have just the top four to play for. Currently 8th but with a fully fit squad, let’s hope the team can have a proper crack at breaking into the Champions League spots.
With the stadium loan a major cause of worry, cancellation of the season could be financially ruinous for Spurs. In spite of that, our fans were among some of the highest to oppose season restarting. 61% said no to the idea and 34% were in favour of restarting.
The same was observed among the top six clubs in the survey. Those opposing the restart stood at 52% for Arsenal fans, Manchester United at 60%, Manchester City at 80%, and Chelsea at 63%. Unsurprisingly, 90% of Liverpool fans were in favour of the restart.
67% of fans also said that if the season couldn’t be completed, then the campaign should be null and voided. 18% opted to go for the standings as they are while 15% are saying that a points-per-game (PPG) system will be the way forward.
A fanbase divided
As to what concern about football returning, 73% of Spurs fans said it was the safety of those involved. 51% said the congregation of fans around stadiums, 37% said resources being used for football, rather than other things, 27% said sporting integrity was being compromised. 39% meanwhile said a lack of atmosphere due to playing without any fans in the stadium. (h/t Football.london)
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It is interesting to note that 29% of Spurs fans said the season should be completed based on sporting integrity. 27% meanwhile believe it will help boost morale while 43% believe it is necessary for clubs not to suffer financially. (h/t Football.london)
A large number of biases do see fans vote in a certain way. Although we have had a tough season, we will have to take it on our chin and see it through.
The only pressing matter is ensuring the safety of everyone involved. If that can be assured, there is no reason why the season should not go ahead.
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