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The Trust exists to provide a way for the fans to get their voices heard by Newcastle United FC. We’re not a protest group, we want to develop formal links between supporters and the Club and to be a positive influence on supporter issues.

On our way to Wembley…..or are we?

Back in October 2017 NUST became aware via our network of links with other supporter groups that consideration was being given to Sky moving fixtures to Christmas Eve, which last year fell on a Sunday. Under their deal with the Premier League Sky can choose to move two fixtures at their discretion to 1.30pm and 4pm on a Sunday.
Pressure was quickly brought to bear upon the football authorities by fans groups – we ourselves have written to both NUFC and Sky-and led by the Football Supporters Federation we attended a meeting with the Premier League. Having listened to our representations they agreed not to take up a televised game on Christmas Eve.
A small victory so far but it just goes to show what fans can do when working together. As part of our representations to the Premier League we emphasised that in our view supporters views should be taken into consideration when allocating fixtures for broadcasting.
Sadly in the latest round of fixtures due to be broadcast we find that our trip to Spurs has been moved again, this time to the Friday night slot once, giving no consideration to how difficult it will be for travelling fans.
With the new schedules for March NUFC there have been 12 away games rescheduled for broadcasting purposes with over 5700 miles clocked up by NUFC fans travelling to away fixtures this season.
Once again little regard is had for travelling fans. Now I know Rafa is doing a great job with limited resources this season but we’re hardly playing football like the Entertainers of KK’s days so what is it that draws the TV cameras to us? Could it be that for all of our away fixtures, wherever we play and however difficult the travel is, we sell out our full allocation of tickets? Anybody think that somebody is taking somebody for granted here?
We are speaking to Spurs Trust and they have warned us about the travel difficulties in London after evening games and the difficulties our fans will face trying to get a train home on the Friday night. What makes it worse this time around is that fans who want to make the most of early booking cheap deals on train tickets or hotels in London need to be careful. Both teams are still in the F.A. Cup and if either team makes it to the 5th Round the Spurs v Newcastle fixture will not go ahead but will be again rescheduled. Is it impossible to pick a game that doesn’t involve teams still in the cup?
There are discussions taking place about joint action that can be taken to influence the way televised fixtures are chosen and we will keep fans informed. We also feel that the club should step forward and play a more active part in in support of its travelling fans!
NUST Board

TOON AID

Toon Aid a new charity setup in Newcastle launched a range of tops with their heart shaped logo a month ago including a NUFC themed Jersey, all in aid of raising money for Newcastle West End Foodbank. They have been selling like ‘hot cakes’ and here is your chance to get your hands on these rare tops.
The Toon Aid tops will be on sale at True Faith Press Forum on 1st February, 19:00 – 22:00, where you can also meet members of the Toon Aid team.
The range includes black and white jerseys, hoodies, t-shirts and polo shirts with 100% of the proceeds going to charity.
To pre-order and reserve your top email monju3582@gmail.com or inbox Toon Aid via Facebook or Twitter.
Puma Football Jersey (short sleeve)- £30 Puma Football Jersey (long sleeve) – £32.50 Hoodie – £35 Polo Shirt – £25 Tshirt – £20
Payment via PayPal, Bank Transfer or cash/card during events. Can ship internationally.
What is Toon Aid?
Toon Aid has been set up with the aim of supporting local causes through running campaigns, events and fundraising right throughout the year and they had their soft launch with the ‘£50k by Christmas Day’ campaign. It is hoped as it grows it will be able support more causes, individuals and families facing crisis in Newcastle and even bring together the spirit and generosity of the people to react to global crises.
Dipu Ahad, a member of Toon Aid said, “The people of the North East are known for their kindness and generosity and indeed it is the reason why the campaign was so successful. Toon Aid isn’t exclusive for Newcastle to donate to, it is open to everyone and 100% of the money we raise goes to charity”.
Toon Aid will be officially launching at an event in Autumn. You can email monju3582@gmail.com to be kept up to date with progress and be added to the mailing list.
Follow Toon Aid on social:
Twitter: @ToonAid1
Facebook: ToonAid1892

Takeover Talk

NUST are extremely disappointed to learn that the proposed takeover of NUFC has, according to media reports from ‘sources’ close to the owner ,been ‘called off’. We await to hear reports of any updates.
As we have said previously The Ashley Years have been a backward step for Newcastle fans both on and off the pitch. Two relegations, and a potential third, tell their own story. His tenure has been about mid table mediocrity, lack of ambition and a club policy that cups don’t matter because they don’t make enough money. Sadly the owner prioritises his own business interests over those of Newcastle United.

What the Trust wants is an owner who will position the Club in the local community in a way that recognises that the fans, the City Council and the local MPs are not the enemy. We don’t want to accept mid table mediocrity as our goal, we want our team to win trophies, to compete at the highest level and to set standards of excellence that our support deserves.
We want owners who will engage with the fans in a meaningful way and will allow the fans voice to be heard at the highest level in a way that helps to influence Club policy.
We feel that the Club already has the basic preconditions for success under new ownership. They are –
A large fan base with a regular attendance of 52,000.A stadium of sufficient size and quality with the option to expand.Located at the heart of the City.Significant future growth opportunities are available in developing new commercial sponsorship and overseas markets.Capable of maintaining the investment level needed for continuous team development.History and tradition, both in Europe and at home.

Working together with our world class manager and our world class fans new owners can take the Club to the next level, and beyond.
We would therefore urge the owner to honour his commitment to sell the club, reconsider the formal bid that has been made for the club, and relieve himself of an ‘asset’ he has no desire to retain.
In the meantime we are sure fans will continue to back Rafa and the lads on the pitch.
NUST Board

TF TRANSFER FORUM

On 1st February 2018 the second TF Transfer Forum is taking place at Tyneside Irish Centre, with all proceeds going to NUFC Fans Foodbank.
We spoke at the first TF Transfer Forum last summer together with local NUFC reporters Martin Hardy, George Caulkin, Mark Douglas, Like Edwards, Craig Hope and a number of TF fanzine writers, and a great night was had by all.
We have been invited to contribute to the panel and are pleased to do so.
The event has now been sold out for what promises to be a very interesting night with the proceeds going to a great cause.
NUST Board

NUST AGM

AGM

Newcastle United Supporters Society Limited
Registration Number 30721R
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
6.00pm,31st January 2018
The Mining Institute, Nevllle Hall, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE
AGENDA
ApologiesChair’s reportTreasurer’s report Re-appointment of AuditorsAny other business
The Annual General Meeting is open to all shareholding members* of the Newcastle United Supporters Society Limited (trading as Newcastle United Supporters Trust).
*Must be aged 16 or over, and a paid up to date member.
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Who are we?

The Newcastle United Supporters Trust is not a protest group, but a positive force for change.

We seek to benefit our football club and its supporters by channeling the passion of its loyal supporters into a forward-thinking non-profit organisation that is a legally constituted, democratic, not-for-profit Supporters Trust.

The Newcastle United Supporters Trust (NUST) seeks to benefit both the Football Club and its supporters by channeling the passion of Newcastle supporters into a forward-thinking organisation that is a legally constituted, democratic, not-for-profit Supporters Trust of Newcastle United.

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