No Recognition But NUSC Trying To Do Something!
We've been there before ... Supporters clubs planning this and planning that ... and not doing much good because NUFC don't recognise the flag they stand under.
Newcastle United won't talk to them, and looking back I can only remember having an audience with then-chairman George Forbes ... who actually LISTENED to us!
Yeah we spoke to Gordon McKeig, John Hall, Freddy Fletcher and Freddy Shepherd ... but they refused to act on our proposals.
But at least they LISTENED. Ashley lives in a different world.
The Gazette reports:
A passionate fan stood up and claimed Mike Ashley made Freddy Shepherd look like a guardian angel.
It was one of the kinder comments from the floor at last night's meeting of the Newcastle United Supporters' Club (NUSC), with many others unprintable.
Ashley, having attended the Tyne-Wear derby, might well have plans to watch the visit of Everton to St James's Park on February 22.
He might have second thoughts when he learns of the rally at the Monument the NUSC - which has, without success, been attempting to enter into a dialogue with the billionaire and managing director Derek Llambias - is planning before that afternoon's game.
Another is a T-shirt which can spread the word of the NUSC's aims and objectives, the main one being the exit of Ashley from United, while others talked of cancelling season-ticket direct debits, and instead paying on a match-by-match basis in future seasons.
Committee member Neil Mitchell: "We're tired of the divisions within the fanbase.
"It feels like divide and rule, and these divisions are easily exploited by the club.
"There's only one way to bring everyone together, and that's through having a shared voice.
"We want to find common ground, and move forward. If the Supporters' Club can achieve that, then brilliant.
"The Everton rally is something we talked about before the meeting. We can't stand by and do nothing.
"We looked at the options we had, and we wanted to do something positive, and visible."
We (Newcastle Mad) can say they are on a hiding to nothing, until someone at St James' Park listens.
BUT AT LEAST THEY ARE DOING SOMETHING!!!
AND THAT HAS TO BE APPLAUDED!