NUFC Trust Member Survey April 2020 – Results Report
I hope this update finds you safe and well as we hopefully move toward the conclusion of the much speculated takeover of Newcastle United.
It has been an unprecedented week for many fans as they have come under attack in some quarters as questions relating to a political nature have been put to football supporters.
We have spoken up for members this week in the media and told those organisations in touch with the Trust that the Trust has always judged owners of the football club on their record with the football club. It is not fair to ask Newcastle United fans to comment on matters which they have no power and we have said as much this week to media from around the world. Examples can be found here, here and here.
Our member survey on the matter received almost 3,400 responses and this represents a significant number of Newcastle United fans. We’ve included a full survey response and analysis below. The headline figure is a massive 96.7% of those members surveyed have reported they’re in favour of the reported takeover by Amanda Staveley, the Rueben Brothers and the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia. This survey shows that the appetite for change at Newcastle United is enormous and we would hope the alleged new owners recognise the passion for this takeover and the need for radical change in how the club is run.
We have had no formal contact from any new owners at this time which is to be expected as a sale is not yet completed. We will continue to survey member thoughts on the club and how it should be run when a sale is completed and are hopeful of a strong relationship with new owners as soon as they have control of the club.
Please read the report below for more information. We continue to welcome new members to the Trust and are pleased fans continue to join. We exist only to put the interests of our members to the Newcastle United and I’d like to thank all members who continue to engage with the Trust and took time to fill in the survey.