The Newcastle Fans United Group have today issued a statement which we would like to get out to Newcastle fans everywhere.
Newcastle United Fans
Peter Lee, who is a spokesman for the group, whose aim is to have the fans buy the club, issued the following statement this morning:
Newcastle Fans United are progressing well with their bid to buy the club for the fans. We have over £1M pounds pledged already with no plan visible to the fans.
Of course, we have to keep our plans close to our chests until the time is right. We need to ensure that the correct legal structure for fan ownership is put in place and this is our priority.
Once that happens, we can offer far more detail to those who remain sceptical. Scepticism is positive because it keeps everyone focused on the task in hand and allows us to cover all the angles.
Once we reveal more details of the funding and the backers for this we will expect a torrent of financial support. Our organisation is inclusive of every supporter, every group and every individual no matter whether they agree with what we are doing or not.
How can we not be? We are doing this not only for every Newcastle fan, but for every fan of football.”
Peter Lee Spokesman
NEWCASTLE FANS UNITED
Connecting Community and Club
The scheme requires a total investment of around £300M and the initial idea was to get 300,000 fans to give £1000 each. But of course there are also those who want to invest a lot more than that, and Peter has already been put in touch with a number of those people who want to invest a lot more than £1000.
£1000 specifically buys you a vote and you will receive an ownership share certificate.
This is separate organization to the Newcastle United Supporters Club (NUSC), and we would at least hope that both groups would be talking to each other.
Comments are welcome, and these will be viewed by Peter and his colleagues so please be specific with any questions.