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  1. I went. It was sparsely attended as usual but the presentation was professionally done and threw up some interesting figures from the survey both in terms of how people percieve the club and the Trust. One very revealing stat was the stark contrast between people who say they want public meetings and the number of those people who then say they are likely to attend them. I don't have the exact figures to hand but I believe that something like 35% of the 4700+ people who replied to the survey wanted Town Hall style public meetings to be held by the Trust once every three months yet when ask
  2. While it's laudible that you say something to him I don't think you'll change his mind with that argument, tbh. If anything someone of that mindset might even look upon you as quietly condoning it, even though I appreciate you arn't. The phrase "(Insert racist view), of course you can't say that nowerdays..." has become something of a nudge, nudge, wink, wink terminology for casual racists. This isn't helped by the way in which fossils like the one you're describing are drip fed hatemongering stories by the tabloids on a daily basis, telling them that their views are quietly acceptable but
  3. While it's laudible that you say something to him I don't think you'll change his mind with that argument, tbh. If anything someone of that mindset might even look upon you as quietly condoning it, even though I appreciate you arn't. The phrase "(Insert racist view), of course you can't say that nowerdays..." has become something of a nudge, nudge, wink, wink terminology for casual racists. This isn't helped by the way in which fossils like the one you're describing are drip fed hatemongering stories by the tabloids on a daily basis, telling them that their views are quietly acceptable but
  4. From what I can see the lads from United for Newcastle have a good relationship with the Trust, hence why the latter is promoting the formers petition and the former is thanking the latter on its official facebook page for helping them. Perhaps the new group is sensible enough to understand that there is room for both groups to co-exist (as I've said before I think their's room for three: The Trust, a supporters club and a protest group, none of which need to be at the others throats). The recent criticism of the Trust, as I understand it, hasn't been to do with it not being "radical
  5. Absolutely, if I sounded critical of this bloke/group it wasn't meant to be. Just makes you wonder, if UtdForNewcastle can arrange discussion with club reps, why can't other groups? I know what you're getting at here but I believe that this is one of the areas where the Trust arn't 100% to blame. While its true that they did themselves no favours when they snubbed Llambias at the outset of the 'Yes we can' campaign (rightfully as they had nothing to show at that stage but wrongly in the language they used to do so) it has since become apparent that the club, or rather Llambias, wants
  6. 18 is a fair reflection of the way the trust has been run over the last 18 months. I toyed with renewing just so I could tell the committee what a mess they’ve made of things, but at the end of the day they don’t give a shit. I can understand why you’re angry but the blame for the crappy turnout lies entirely at the door of those who have treated the membership with contempt. I renewed even though the heresay from this site was compelling me not to. I originally joined as I was all for the Supporters Club when it started up and thought it was a good idea, and could only do good. I was
  7. While there is an argument that others might deserve it more, any name of merit is preferable to "The East Stand" which is, frankly, just a waste of a name. Sir Bobby is certainly a name of merit and achieved more for the club in his five years than many of his predecessors, as well as being one of the greatest ambassadors the game had. I've no problem whatsoever with this going ahead, if true. It would show a measure of class from a largely classless regime. I just hope it is being done for the right reasons and not to ingratiate that regime with supporters.
  8. I've also noticed that they've been quite active in releasing statements over the past few days regarding, ticketing, seats etc. Too little too late perhaps but a move in the right direction at least. Unfortunately these "press releases" still don't appear to be being picked up or published in the papers which I think is further evidence that the "we'll go to them not have them come to us" policy with the press isn't necessarily working. You have to have a bit of give and take with the press and that means popping up on their shows to discuss minor things now and again in return for them
  9. Although I appreciate their efforts I'm not sure that I agree with this . I used to have my season ticket in Ultra-ville and while the atmosphere and standing was very enjoyable up there (bar some of the more immature nonsense chanting) the reality I found sitting in the Gallowgate (and indeed have found sitting in other parts of the ground now and again) for the Arsenal game was that the sound created up there just doesn't carry. Other than a few muted "FCB" chants I couldn't hear a thing they may or may not have been chanting and any atmosphere that built up in and around where I w
  10. Although I appreciate their efforts I'm not sure that I agree with this . I used to have my season ticket in Ultra-ville and while the atmosphere and standing was very enjoyable up there (bar some of the more immature nonsense chanting) the reality I found sitting in the Gallowgate (and indeed have found sitting in other parts of the ground now and again) for the Arsenal game was that the sound created up there just doesn't carry. Other than a few muted "FCB" chants I couldn't hear a thing they may or may not have been chanting and any atmosphere that built up in and around where I w
  11. The story in one of Keegan's autobiographies about him shimying down a drainpipe and disappearing on the back of a Harley Davidson is my all time fav!
  12. Although I appreciate their efforts I'm not sure that I agree with this . I used to have my season ticket in Ultra-ville and while the atmosphere and standing was very enjoyable up there (bar some of the more immature nonsense chanting) the reality I found sitting in the Gallowgate (and indeed have found sitting in other parts of the ground now and again) for the Arsenal game was that the sound created up there just doesn't carry. Other than a few muted "FCB" chants I couldn't hear a thing they may or may not have been chanting and any atmosphere that built up in and around where I w
  13. Wasn't the PLC offically blamed for the Ferdinand decision?
  14. Canny bloke tbh, cursed to work under a horrible administration. Came across well and the reasons for the changes well stated, although obviously no comfort for fans having to shift seats. what were the reasons? "Customer demand". Nowt to do with L7 being a hotbed of standing/Anti-Ashley tunesmiths then. Ashley must be pie-eyed if he thinks that moving on a group of young lads will help stifle such songs. His advertising hoardings were being torn down in the Gallowgate during the Arsenal game and I didn't see any "Ultras" around there.
  15. Canny bloke tbh, cursed to work under a horrible administration.
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