“The club apologised for delays in the regularity of Fans Forum meetings. The club … hoped that supporters ………. would acknowledge how committed the club has been to communicating openly as part of the Forum.” – extract from Fans Forum minutes 25th April 2018.
This is what the club said in April at their first meeting for over 18 months. They’re supposed to arrange at least two meetings per year but this hadn’t been happening. At the request of the Supporters Trust representative on the Forum they agreed to diary a programme of future meetings, the first being Tuesday 28th August.
On Monday 27th August the club sent out a message cancelling the meeting.
This at a time when there has been considerable unrest amongst fans and huge media attention about all matters Newcastle United. Protests and fan group meetings, disgraceful inaccurate statements being made by so called pundits and questions being asked at Government level about the ownership and management of our club. Could there ever be a more important time for the club hierarchy to meet with fans and discuss openly their ongoing concerns?
They’ve said they are committed to communicating openly with fans. Actions speak louder than words, however, and the Fans Forum would appear not to rank high enough in their priorities.