Have Newcastle Supporters On Fans Forum Got A Voice?
There has been plenty of discussion about exactly what was, and was not said, at last week’s [intlink id=”42919″ type=”post”]Newcastle United fans forum[/intlink].
I think it’s fair to say that most fans consider the forum to be nothing other than a tick box exercise from the club’s perspective, and the bland nature of the responses to many questions raised, seems to indicate the questions were submitted in advance allowing club officials to ‘write up ‘ their responses for the ‘official minutes’.
I can’t honestly believe that [intlink id=”42923″ type=”post”]members of the forum[/intlink] just sat there when the club trotted out their responses and didn’t challenge/debate the various responses, some of which begged for a bit of ‘Paxman’ type questioning, if they did – shame on them!!
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They may or may not have done so but the minutes don’t indicate whether or not any of the responses were debated. I’m sure those fans in attendance went along with the best of intentions but I can’t help but think they have been duped and almost have become part of the ‘charade’.
The problem is that [intlink id=”42927″ type=”post”]no one who attended has spoken out[/intlink] and given the fans’ side of the forum. Maybe they just fear they will be kicked off because they have ‘breached protocol’, just like what happened to NUST.
However, I’m sure if they came out and adopted a ‘tell it like it is’ approach we would all give them a lot more respect.
As it is those in attendance are in danger of being viewed by other fans as being implicit in the whole ‘fans forum’ tick box exercise.
So if anyone from the Fans Forum is reading this article, come on, tell us what really was discussed and give us a fans’ view of the whole thing…there must be more to it than the ‘official minutes’.
If not then the whole idea is dead in the water anyway and the best we can hope for is that all supporters reject the idea and refuse to attend the first forum of next season.
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