There has been a lot of talk recently about different fans groups trying to affect change within Newcastle United. Some want to see the owner change his direction of running the club and be less fiscally prudent, while others want the owner out entirely. One fans group that seems to be taking an all-encompassing view of proceedings is the relatively new fans group Time4Change.
In essence, Time4Change is all-encompassing as it collates the general feelings of Newcastle United fans; Most of us can agree that we would like to see things change at the club, and the time has come for that to happen. Simple. Now there is the process of how can we affect change?
While there have been discussions of boycotts, sit in protests, and the like, one idea seems to have come to fruition, and that is the idea of peaceful protest march. This march, as I am led to believe, will take place on 19th October, before the Liverpool home game, and will go through the city centre towards St James’ Park.
The idea behind the march seems to be that while the fans are inside the ground, we need to be as positive in our support for the team. However, when we are outside the ground, we need to be as pro-active in our want and desire for change in Newcastle United. Perhaps, this protest march is the first step in trying to achieve that. Personally, I think it’s a great idea that the overriding message seems to be geared towards positively promoting what is good about the club, while still trying to affect change.
There has been a survey circulating that is trying to gather the thoughts and feelings of Newcastle United fans regarding the march, and if you could just take a few moments of your time to fill the survey out it would give a wider reaching idea of how much support there is for the march. Here is a link to the survey,
What do you think? Is the idea of a peaceful protest march a good one? Will it have any impact? Do you fear a negative backlash? Will prospective buyers be enticed by the passion of Newcastle United fans, or put off? I’d love to hear your views.