protest4As I now live in France, this is one of those subjects that i feel infinitely hypocritical for getting involved in but I feel I have to say a couple of things (cos i’m just fed up of the whole situation).

The first thing is that we must remember the proposed boycott of the Spurs game is the opening salvo in what is planned to be a series of events aimed at bringing attention to the state of affairs at United in the hopes that the owner of the club will then detach and sell up.

This is not the be all and end all, although I wish it could be that successful!

Secondly I wish I could be there to join in. After last season I totally had enough, apathy set in like rot in an old apple.

I’m sick of the way things are being run.

I’m bored by the on field shambles and the lack of belief and spirit from our apparently gutless players and staff.

The club has failed the supporters on EVERY level this season and it’s time they heard the voices of those that normally stay silent and soak up the bile they are served each week out of loyalty and the love of something long since departed.

It is hypocritical of me to ask you wonderful people to skip the match and go instead to Leazes Park, because I cannot be there myself.

It is clichéd to say that I will be there in spirit or that I stand with those that go from my distance and through my Ipad.

What I can say though is that the state of the club upsets me as if I was there and I mourn the loss of our club and all of it’s influence on the local community each day.

I miss what the club once was. So I’m going to be a hypocrite and I’m going to be clichéd and I hope that you will forgive me my indulgence.

Please, please, if you have any way of doing so then I urge you. Make your voice heard on Sunday. Not just because you want to go and see a team that competes or a club that can represent you again.

But because for every one of you there, there are thousands of us that aren’t but that still feel the void of a world without the true NUFC.

Because by going to Leazes Park and demonstrating peacefully and sensibly, by spending a day with others of a similar mind set, with your mates, with your colleagues and by making your voice heard you represent not only yourself but also the hopes of thousands that cannot go.

Let’s also be honest here. Take a picnic, take a few mates and, if you feel up to it, a sign and you will doubtlessly have a heck of a lot more fun in the park then you would watching the gutless, inept display that the shell of a club will serve up on the pitch!

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