Hopefully the Newcastle Fans Forum members are looking at what has happening with Rangers fans north of the border and our old friend Derek Llambias’ latest dirty tricks on behalf of Mike Ashley.
Their equivalent north of the border, the official Rangers Fan Board (RFB), have been dissolved by Derek Llambias because they have refused to tow the party line and have questioned the nonsense going on at their club.
Mike Ashley’s man Derek Llambias has banned the FCB because they published the full minutes of their last meeting with Derek Llambias and Ashley’s other nominee Barry Leach. Even though the club haven’t claimed that anything was untrue, the two directors have been ridiculed to an even greater extent by the club’s fans thanks to what they had t say at the meeting with supporters.
Not content with banning the Fan Board, Llambias has informed the supporters that legal action would be taken against them if their Facebook page, which contains the minutes of that last meeting where the pair embarrassed themselves, wasn’t removed within hours of them giving notice.
The letter reading:
‘The club has decided to exercise its right in terms of clause 23.1 of the constitution to dissolve RFB with immediate effect.
Your RFB e-mail address shall be discounted by the club immediately and all objects of the RFB shall cease. We note that the elected representatives created a Facebook page purportedly on behalf of RFB. The RFB has no permission of the club to publish a Facebook page on behalf of RFB.
Please ensure the Facebook page is removed by 6pm on February 26, failing which the club will have no option but to take the necessary court action against you and your fellow elected representatives.’
A fan spokesman said:
“Not only has Llambias sacked lifelong supporters but now he’s threatening to sue us into the bargain.
“As we have only been officially dissolved today, this threat is completely over the top and unbelievably aggressive.”
So what will the members of the Newcastle Fans Forum do on Monday as our own club is ran into the ground by Mike Ashley?
NUST (Newcastle United Supporters Trust) were banned from the NUFC Fans Forum for doing exactly what the Rangers Fan Board have done, which was basically letting the fanbase know what had happened at the meeting, rather than just a club sanitised version.
Sadly the other NUFC Fans Forum members didn’t collectively insist on NUST keeping their place and failed to resign en masse when the club carried out the move. Which has meant that meetings since then have led fans to rely almost solely on what the club publish themselves.
It is vital that the NUFC Fans Forum members get together away from the actual meetings with club officials, to ensure that they go to the official meetings to speak collectively with one voice in insisting that they aren’t simply stooges for the likes of Mike Ashley and by association Lee Charnley.