In the Sky game tonight at White Hart Lane Spurs play host to Aston Villa in a game that propel them into Champions League position. The financial effect between the Champion League and the Europa League last season was £530m divided between the 32 clubs.
This is a far cry from the start of the season when the summer riots hit London with Spurs first game against Everton having to be posponed. There was petrol-bombing, looting and a battles with police.
Since those dark days in August, all sections of the community have rallied to the rebuilding work with the club in the centre of activities.
Spurs captain, Ledley King explains:
“What happened knocked the area for six,’’
“A lot of innocent people were affected. It’s important the club show their support here and the players do what we can do in the community. I’m a local lad myself.”
Off the pitch, King has been involved with the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and the Premier League with Global Entrepeneurship week, encouraging local people to set up their own businesses.
“It’s about trying to build a business, not giving up after setbacks but to keep bouncing back,” explained King.
On the field the team has gone from strength to strength and the club can add the to rebuilding process by giving the fans the results on the pitch.