NUFC.co.uk have released the minutes from the recent Fan Forum meeting, they are available to read on their site.
Reading through them it was the same old rubbish, why Joe Kinnear, how much is Mike Ashley taking out the club, can we have Wonga off our shirts. It annoys me that these forums are wasted by repeated questions that don’t matter, we should be using the opportunity to address the issues which matter the most, not issues that have already been answered many times before.
Let’s face it, he won’t quit his position or be sacked by Mike Ashley, he is important for the club because he can communicate footballing issues with the top brass. There are so many rumours doing the rounds about Joe Kinnear it’s getting farcical, it’s making the fans look petty every time we complain.
Is it Joe Kinnear who should be blamed because the club didn’t sign a player in the summer, should he be blamed for other clubs pushing up the price of a player? Personally I don’t believe he should get the blame, nor Mike Ashley, would a fan that disagrees go out and pay £40 for a £20 jacket, or would they say I’ll do with the one I have and wait until one comes along that’s worth it. It’s true though, why should Newcastle United FC buy a player for near double the price the player is worth, it doesn’t make sense in the slightest.
The question about having a logo free shirt is ludicrous, if someone doesn’t like Wonga then tough luck, I bet the same people lose their morals when going into Primark to buy Hawaiian shorts for their holiday. Look at it from a sponsors point of view, if the club sold logo free shirts would you as a business then pay top price to sponsor a shirt, think about it.
As for attracting new sponsors to increase revenue to spend on players, would you as a business sponsor a club if you got so much stick from the fans, I could go further by saying ill informed unwarranted stick from the fans. We can’t compete with other clubs when we scare potential sponsors away, maybe that’s a question the club should answer, how many sponsors have been put off by the attitude of the fans.
Let’s realise nothing will change unless we work with the club, the days of Shepherd buying players for huge sums without having the money are gone, we live within our means and that is such a positive thing for the club. We can’t force the best thing to happen to NUFC out the club, one day Mike Ashley will leave or retire and Newcastle United will thank the day he bought us.