Tottenham Hotspur Combats Fan Group Trying To Improve Stadium Atmosphere
Documents revealed Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur is "actively taking steps to try to combat the 'unacceptable' behaviour of a supporters' group set up to improve the much-criticised atmosphere at White Hart Lane," according to Daniel Taylor of the London GUARDIAN. The latest minutes of the Tottenham Safety and Advisory Group (SAG) reveal the club is "concerned about an organisation of supporters who want to bring the noise back to the stadium on the back of André Villas-Boas's comments that it is too 'anxious and negative.'" The 1882 movement, set up by the Fighting Cock fanzine and podcast, encourages supporters "to sing as loud and as long as our lungs will let us." However, the minutes reveal there "are moves being made behind the scenes to try to prevent the people behind it gathering in a designated area of the ground" (GUARDIAN, 12/5).