Managing Director Derek Llambias has sent a personal message to Newcastle fans who intend to cancel their three-year discounted season tickets.
Derek Llambias – we have made mistakes
Llambias is asking the fans to stick by the club, as he concedes that mistakes have been made by owner Mike Ashley and himself this season.
The letters also allows Newcastle supporters, who want to get out of the contract they signed last summer, a way out. One proviso is that the fans pay back the money they saved on this year’s season ticket.
Derek Llambias said in the letter:
“We would urge every Newcastle United supporter to stick with us because they are vital to taking the club forward in the future and putting the disappointments of the last few months behind us.”
“Yes, mistakes have been made this season but the board remains fully committed to re-establishing Newcastle United as one of the leading teams in the Premier League.”
“I know how much you enjoyed seeing the club challenging at the top end of the table and competing in Europe on a regular basis and we all want to see that again.”
“It may take a little time to achieve, but your continued support will be crucial in helping us get there.”
“We think this is the fairest way to do things if people do want to cancel their direct debits. We appreciate the economic climate has changed considerably for a lot of people and this is the compromise we have reached.”
“All we are asking for is that supporters pay back the money they saved on this season’s ticket when they signed up for the three years and we will terminate the contract.”
One thing that is obvious with the Newcastle fans is that they are still supporting the team big time, in their now annual struggle against relegation, and they were simply magnificent against Manchester United.
If we can avoid relegation we have to hope that this summer will be one of the best transfer seasons for many a year. That’s what we’re hoping for, in any case, as it appears money will be available, and the players Newcastle are pursuing seem good.
Everybody knows Newcastle fans are just the best – so if only we could get a team together that’s half as good as the fans ……. we’d be on our way. 😀