Toon Fans Back Away From Llambias Meeting!

Last updated : 13 November 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor

Many (like ourselves) have doubts.

It's a good idea and a good attempt to bring HOPE to the Toon Army, but now they've made their mark in the sand ... we wait for some results.

Managing director Derek Llambias has asked for a meeting with the fans group plotting a takeover ... but the TV stars who grabbed their 15 minutes of fame this week ... have declined.

The Chronicle report that Mr Llambias reached out to NUST within an hour of the launch of its Yes We Can campaign on Tuesday.

He asked for representatives to meet him before United’s game with Preston North End at St James’ Park on Monday November 23.

But the Trust says it is not yet in a position to hold talks.

Interim chair Neil Mitchell said: “Any negotiations conducted un behalf of the Yes We Can campaign will be conducted with the full knowledge of our potential investors and the fans in general.

“We see no benefit in meeting with Mr Ashley or his representatives until the campaign has fully got under way.

“The idea of the campaign is to bring trust and integrity back to the club, reflecting the values of the city as a whole.

“It will be conducted in the full glare of publicity I am sure and we want to ensure that our people, including investors and potential investors, know what is going on. Deals in smoke-filled rooms won’t be part of our negotiations.

“Our negotiations will be up-front and we will keep the public informed of any developments at all stages of the process.”