There’s a meeting between fans and Newcastle officials at 6:00 pm tomorrow night, and Joe Kinnear has a standing invitation to attend the meeting.
Joe Kinnear – will he (can he) attend meeting tomorrow night?
It’s been set up by NUFC Fans United, which has been set up to give a voice to Newcastle fans and work with the club, and they’ve been successful recently in getting something done – when they helped negotiate the deal with Newcastle officials and John Hall’s people to get those iconic gates restored and returned to St. James’ Park.
There’s nothing like success to get some momentum going.
NUFC Fans United representative Ian Cusack talked yesterday, ahead of tomorrow night’s meeting at the Leazes Park Road Labour Club at 6:00 pm, when fans can meet with Newcastle officials to talk though the situation at Newcastle:
This is what Cusack said:
“While I can understand the sense of despair many supporters now feel, it is wrong to throw up our hands and say that we can’t do anything,” “If supporters work together, we will be strong, coherent, effective and we will be listened to.”
“However, and this is of the utmost importance, we must work together.” “Egos, personal spats and historic feuds, need to be put to one side and every concerned Newcastle United fan has to come together as a broad and inclusive alliance.”
“The alliance has been formed from the grassroots up, to express our collective fury and contempt at this decision and, hopefully, the desire to move the club forward.”
We have no idea whether Joe will attend, but last week he said he was to travel to Newcastle over this weekend, but we don’t know whether that’s changed after his talkSPORT interview.
We’ve been in touch with NUFC Fans United about tomorrow night’s meeting and our concern is that one or two fans could submarine the meeting, if they don’t behave themselves.
It’s a very important meeting and it could be the forerunner of other meetings down the road, where some good communication can happen between Newcastle officials and fans – and it must go well tomorrow night.
Good communication is what’s been badly missing since Mike Ashley took Newcastle over six years ago, and Mike seems to just do what he likes with the club.
Of course that’s his right, but the fans really “own” the club – and the fans have always been the life-blood of the club and that will never change – ever.
Our only caution to fans attending the meeting tomorrow night is please behave, and it could turn out to be a great meeting.
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