On 29 June 2017 the official Newcastle United Fans Forum had a meeting with club officials, including Lee Charnley.
The official minutes showed that the next meeting was scheduled for September 2017.
However, that meeting never took place and the months have gone by.
The club ignoring requests for information on why they were refusing to meet supporters.
What is particularly strange, is that this isn’t some radical collection of Newcastle fans that they meet up with.
The club actually hand pick who they meet (fans don’t vote in representatives) and take unilateral action (without a vote by Fans Forum members) when they decide they want to get rid of anybody they don’t like. As was the case when banning the Newcastle United Supporters Trust representative in the early days of the Fans Forum.
It is now March 2018 and nine months since Fans Forum members were last allowed to meet the club officials.
However, one of the Forum members has revealed that a meeting is now planned, to take place some 10 months after the last one.
Kris Woods is listed as the ‘Gallowgate End Representative’ and he has let fans know via his Twitter account that a meeting will now go ahead in April. He has promised to put forward any issues/queries that supporters might have.
The communications with fans are a joke at Newcastle United with nobody but Rafa Benitez speaking in public to the media and supporters.
We can only speculate as to what awkward questions NUFC were wanting to avoid by refusing to meet their own hand pick official Fans Forum.
So now we are no doubt set to find out what message the club want to get out next month, no doubt hoping that Premier League safety will be in the bag by the time they meet, with potentially the Fans Forum minutes giving us some idea/clues as to the direction of the club after this season.