graphic border
Old 21st May 2010, 09:02   #1
TanyaT
The Forum Mistress

 
TanyaT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Cornwall
Posts: 130,989
Default MUST response to press coverage of Red Knights bid

MUST response to press coverage of Red Knights bid
20/5/2010

see What The Papers Say
THE TIMES: Interest rate rise increases fans' fears over Glazer debt at Manchester United

DAILY MAIL: Interest rate rises at Old Trafford as Manchester United fans fear Sir Alex Ferguson will have no money to spend in the summer
etc etc


MUST STATEMENT
We note stories appearing in the press today casting doubt on the determination of the Red Knights to make a bid to bring a new era of supporter ownership to Manchester United while releasing the club from the financial stranglehold of the Glazers' debt.

Of course we aren't able to respond directly to comments attributed to unnamed sources but what we can say is that the description of the progress of the Red Knight proposal in the press is not consistent with the view that we hold having being involved in direct ongoing discussions with the Red Knight group.

The Red Knights official spokeperson told us this afternoon "Talks are progressing very positively".

It should also be noted that contrary to some reports MUST has not called for a boycott although we are encouraging supporters to delay renewal of season tickets and executive facilities until at least the first deadline and ideally until a Red Knight bid comes forward. If the Glazers reject a bid or indeed are still here next season we will review that position accordingly.

An official statement that "renewals are on track" is not inconsistent with the view that there are likely to have been a very small number of renewals up to now, as in previous years, as there are still three and a half weeks to go to the first deadline which has traditionally been extended in any case.

In recent years there has been a concerted effort by the club to frighten supporters into renewing season tickets because a queue of people are waiting to take their seat. Any supporter trying to sell on an unwanted ticket this season knows how much demand has fallen and furthermore there have been sections of empty seating even for the biggest games (often tucked up out of sight in the top corners of the stadium) so clearly the mythical "waiting list" is little more than a cynical marketing ploy to dupe supporters.

Clearly the Glazers are worried about season ticket and executive renewals, impact on sponsorship and the general opposition to their ownership given the incredible momentum of the Green & Gold campaign and so are seeking to undermine supporter morale. If that is the case they are severely underestimating the determination of Manchester United supporters and the anger they feel about the millions of pounds the Glazers are taking out of our club every year.
__________________
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Martin Luther King
TanyaT is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Red Knights still on course for £1bn June bid for Manchester United TanyaT WHAT THE PAPERS SAY 0 11th May 2010 09:54
Red Knights to wrest control of Manchester United by June with £1.25bn bid Tat WHAT THE PAPERS SAY 0 21st March 2010 11:13
Beckham targeted by Red Knights in bid to oust Glazers TanyaT WHAT THE PAPERS SAY 0 12th March 2010 11:30
Red Knights bid gains credence as speculators buy Manchester United bonds Paul Brooks WHAT THE PAPERS SAY 0 4th March 2010 11:39
Red Knights bid gains credence as speculators buy Manchester United bonds TanyaT WHAT THE PAPERS SAY 0 3rd March 2010 12:06


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:04.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

The views and opinions expressed on this website are those of individual members and guests of the MUST forum and not the official policies of MUST unless explicitly stated. MUST is not responsible for the content of links to external websites.

We are the official MUFC Trust, but please don't confuse us with the Glazer-owned United. Click here to understand what this means.