Monday, 18 October 2010

"United Against Glazer" march on 30th October

Too often football supporters in England believe they are powerless against the financial exploitation of our game and our clubs.

I do not believe this. In fact I believe that pressure is mounting on the Glazers and other carpetbaggers looking to personally profit at the expense of fans. I also believe that the Glazers have only delayed taking their £95m dividend "entitlement" because of their fears about how supporters would react....

Ticket sales are weak, the waiting list is gone, Gill et al fear more supporters making the tough decision to abandon their season tickets in the future. We know from sources inside the club that during the height of the green and gold campaign the hierachy were extremely worried about damage to the "brand" in the eyes of potential sponsors (note, not the club, the "brand").

Keeping this pressure up is important, so I would encourage all United supporters who can attend to join the:



"UNITED AGAINST GLAZER - MARCH TO OLD TRAFFORD"

On 30th October (before the Spurs match) from 3.30pm

Whether you have given up your ticket or still go to games, turn out and show the world what United supporters think of our owners. As the organisers say:

"There are only two sides to this fight"

Details are available at http://www.unitedagainstglazer.org.uk/

LUHG

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

As someone who had to give up my season ticket due to the Glazer regime because of the cost of it, coupled in with the ACS and the crippling debts burdened onto MY club, I shall certainly be attending this protest march.

I hope that thousands more will turn up as well in a real show of strength

Ben said...

A march to a game you are already going to won't solve anything... I urge United fans to boycott the game and let the empty seats be the biggest show of protest. Even if you are season ticket holders and thus have already paid the Glazers, the sight of an empty 75,000 seated stadium would cause headlines around the world...

Anonymous said...

Many of those that will be marching are already boycotters.

The aim of the march is to create a unified sentiment of protest towards the Glazer ownership, whatever a person's supporting preference.

The march won't get rid of the Glazers tomorrow, but it will keep the anti Glazer agenda at the fore front of the minds of all supporters, including match goers.

Anonymous said...

Why don't the fans bombard Richard Branson to bid for Man Utd?

I would have thought the great man would be interested in the glory and prestige of owning the Man Utd brand. Imagine how he could cross-sell the club with his Virgin portfolio.

Now there is a radical plan to get rid of the Glazers!

Anonymous said...

Just Look at the Fans Fourms,Very Little Mention of the Green and Gold/Must issue or the ownership of the club.The Only thing being mentioned is Waynes departure and Our POOR start to the Season.And Given that you have never mentioned a Protest March before just Shows how desperate Must are to Cash in on the stories of Wayne being sold,Just Go away

andersred said...

Hello Anonymous at 22:37,

Thankfully there's more to United's support than anonymous (see the irony?) posters on the official site. I suspect you won't be on the march on the 30th, just don't come crying to those who want to put things right when it all goes tits.

As for "Go away", you came on here.

anders

Anonymous said...

I think it's also appropriate to add:

a) The march has been publicised on various fans forums, with keen support on the majority.

b) The march was announced prior to the breaking of the Rooney story, and as a direct result of the releasing of the club's annual accounts.

c) This march has been arranged by an independent group of Manchester United supporters who are neither associated, nor affiliated with, any of the independent supporters associations. There is no MUST involvement in the organisation of this march.

Anonymous said...

After the news today I would be more concerned with matters on field than Off it.He showed a Complete Lack of respect for the Club and Fans,As bad as the Glazers

Anonymous said...

I hope that most fans who read this blog understand that leveraged finance is the key issue - and everything else is just a symptom.

Andersred is trying to draw attention to this and the risks involved from carrying such debt. He is to be applauded for his efforts.

ja said...

To anonymous 21.18: Rooney is leaving because of the Glazers who are hijacking money that should be used to invest in the team to service the debt they have imposed on the club. These people who attack Rooney are as shortsighted and unseeing as the Americans who are furious about Obama's healthcare proposals.

Anonymous said...

So he is staying. Now we are committed to paying city wages to players.

Goodbye targets for players wages.

Anonymous said...

burn in hell for glazers
and all they entire family...

guys,
i support u from Indonesia

GGMU...
LUHG...