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MetiNews.Com - The Newcastle United Supporters Trust have plans to buy a stake in the club.The 1892 Pledge, driven by the Trust, aims to buy a small stake when it is sold by c
Breaking News ! The Newcastle United Supporters Trust have plans to buy a stake in the club. The 1892 Pledge, driven by the Trust, aims to buy a small stake when it is sold by current owner Mike Ashley. Greg Tomlinson, NUST chair, said: "For decades, fans have been told they are the lifeblood of the club, but when major decisions are made, they are always left out. "It is an unfortunate fact that in football, as in life, money talks. Therefore, we feel that if we as fans really want to be an active part of conversations that will dictate the future of Newcastle United, we have to put our money where our mouth is. "Raising funds will give us the financial backing to make our voices properly heard as and when the club is eventually sold.' Alex Hurst, NUST board member, added: "The 1892 Pledge could mean we, as fans, can invest in our club, that could be in the form of a percentage stake in NUFC if it is sold whilst in the Premier League or, if things take a turn for the worse and the club's fortunes sink further, we would be there standing ready to provide investment and potentially be part of a buying consortium. "Supporters must have a say in what happens to NUFC and we believe this campaign will give us a real voice in the running of the club - not just now but for years and decades into the future.
"Instead, it's about making small, regular donations of a few pounds a month (or more if people can spare it!) which will build up a fund over time.
"It's also about bringing NUFC supporters together in a common goal, not just fans in the North East and the UK but all over the world.
"We believe there is nothing that fans of this club can't achieve when we are truly united and this is a chance for us to prove it.
"There is a huge and ever-growing disconnect between the people who run Newcastle United and the people who support the club.
"This situation is unhealthy and unsustainable. We believe the 1892 Pledge is the first step towards writing a better future for Newcastle United.
"This is an ambitious project designed to begin the hard work of protecting the club for the next generation of Newcastle United fans."
Source = Metinews.com