North East UK news Fans largely positive about the 1892 pledge, but some remain sceptical MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Thousands have pledged their support already and the reaction has been positive - but some have questions

North East UK news Fans largely positive about the 1892 pledge, but some remain sceptical MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Thousands have pledged their support already and the reaction has been positive - but some have questions

North East UK news  Fans largely positive about the 1892 pledge, but some remain sceptical MetiNews.Com
08 April 2021 - 14:00

Breaking News ! The fact NUST’s 1892 Pledge website crashed under the sheer volume of traffic gives you an idea of just how well the 1892 pledge scheme has been received by the majority of Newcastle fans so far following it’s launch this morning. The Trust launched their pledge scheme this morning with the aim of buying a stake in the club and £6,000 had been pledged in the first four hours - not inconsiderable given the scheme relies on small, regular donations to make it work. The plan has been three years in the making and was released on Thursday at 10am to plenty of feedback from fans. While there was positivity, some had questions about the scheme or weren't behind it. We took a thorough scan of the comments section on ChronicleLive, and Chronicle NUFC’s Facebook and Twitter accounts to ascertain the mood of the fans. This is to be expected among a fan base as large as Newcastle United’s. Cynicism has infected many supporters during the 13-year Mike Ashley reign with a not insignificant number of fans raising doubts about the 1892 Pledge scheme. ChronicleLive has selected some of the reactions to the news in an attempt to gauge the mood among supporters: POSITIVE REACTIONS: StarlessBibleBlack said: “£3m may not be a large amount in the modern footballing world and it's easy to be cynical but it would demonstrate to all just how much people really care & want a successful Club to represent our City. I want my Club back - Ashley has had his grubby hands on it too long & been allowed to damage it too much!” Uclaudius said: “Good luck to them, whining via a keyboard resolves nothing. If it works then it’s positive for fans and new owners, if it doesn’t then local charities win. If you don’t rate the idea then don’t donate, it isn’t mandatory you know. Chris Kurton said: “(If) 10,000 donated £10 a month that’s £1.2m a year. We have a huge fanbase. Some will pledge more some will pledge less but if it doesn’t work it goes to charity. It’s a win win for me.” Richard Smith said: “Absolutely fantastic this. The fans understand the club far better than anybody else.

.” JB Quinn said: “The pledge scheme is ambitious but genuinely exciting and necessary in terms of safeguarding the future of the club, which is at the mercy of people who don't care about it or the fans. This might be an opportunity to change things.” Simon O’Toole said: “As Kevin Keegan said, why can't we be ambitious and try to achieve whatever we want to achieve? Why be negative and pessimistic? If it's not for you, fine, not everyone will want to partake. I'm in, I want positivity and ambition.” Gedders83 said: “I was sceptical when I initially thought about this and I’m not sure how realistic the concept is, but that said if we do finally rid ourselves of Ashley and a decent owner comes in they just might welcome a level of fan investment. I wouldn’t want to miss out on that so I’m in!” Simon Harkness said: “#1892pledge is exactly what makes Newcastle United fans unique. Great initiative @nufctrust, it’s time to reclaim our club” Hackney Mag said: “Whether it works or not at least supporters are trying to do something instead of whinging on social media or on the radio or in the chronicle comments” FC1892 said : “I don't see any downsides to this initiative. It looks professionally organised, structured and democratic, what's to lose? Any decent owner should welcome fan involvement however small that investment is. THOSE WITH QUESTIONS Milo110said: “If this ever did go ahead, it would only be when Ashley has sold the club. I think the idea would lose momentum the day that happens, so it seems a bit wild goose chase.” northern60 said: “Any prospective owner would not agree to toxic fans having a say for such a paltry stake. Wouldn’t have any meaningful voting rights so waste of time.” John hegarty said: “Love the hope behind this but I think it's ultimately pointless. Good luck to whoever donates” Stevo Elliott said: “Firstly I wish you all the luck in the world with this, but for 1% of the club you’ll need 3.5mill (I think) and whoever buys the club, what makes you think they’ll want you on board? You’ll just be a nuisance to them. This could potentially stop any sale at all!” nick4444443 said: “Seems a bit daft to me you can’t have any impact on a premier league club without billions. Let the billionaires buy and run we are not league 2 –yet” Jamie cockerton said: “What I struggle with is even IF they can get 1% they will have literally NO say at all. I admire the idea but it’s a pipe dream I’m afraid” Are you behind the 1892 Pledge, or not convinced? Let us know in the comments

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North East UK news Fans largely positive about the 1892 pledge, but some remain sceptical MetiNews.Com


North East UK news Fans largely positive about the 1892 pledge, but some remain sceptical MetiNews.Com


North East UK news Fans largely positive about the 1892 pledge, but some remain sceptical MetiNews.Com


North East UK news Fans largely positive about the 1892 pledge, but some remain sceptical MetiNews.Com

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