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Newcastle United Supporters Trust (NUST)   

155 members have voted

  1. 1. Have you / do you intend to pledge to the 1892 Pledge scheme orchestrated by the NUST?

    • Yes
      66
    • No
      80


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9 hours ago, Wullie said:

If all our fans were as principled and passionate as you Chris we would have been rid of Ashley years ago, of that I am absolutely certain.

Cheers mate! 

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6 hours ago, Consortium of one said:

The Newcastle United Supporters Trust (NUST) seeks to benefit our football club and its supporters by channelling 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 Trust will act responsibly as a guardian of the future of Newcastle United. If the Trust believes that the Club is being run incompetently and not in the interests of the supporters the Trust will not be afraid to criticise. The Trust however, will not exist just to be critical; the Trust will also be about helping the club, tapping into the skills and expertise of its members and offering solutions.

The Trust is ran by its members. Every member is eligible to stand for election and to vote for candidates for the NUST board which will be accountable to all NUST members. The Trust is legally registered and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Any money raised or shares bought will belong to all members equally. The trust produces independently audited annual accounts and provides regular updates to members through meetings, newsletters, emails and website.

 

I wish acknowledge that from my view from a distance the Trust has made an effort to improve the match day experience and done outstanding work in the community.  However, I think the Trust would have been better served being more critical where the club has fallen short.

 

If the club's record regarding communication has been poor (and it has), the Trust should have been more vocal, more often.  That fact does not need to even be opinionated.  Conversations with other trusts can be used to highlight the clubs woeful performance.  If other clubs meet regularly with their Trusts put that info out there highlighting the Club's negligence.  There are ways to criticize with out being overtly critical...state facts [emoji38]

 

The Trust should consider hosting a public forum for its membership to express their thoughts and ideas. 

 

If there are protest groups that form the Trust can acknowledge those groups individually (within reason) without publicly endorsing those groups.

 

The trust can't criticize a duplicitous owner but can publicly attack Holly?  Who knows, she may have been a member at some point (like me).  IMO, a board member should have reached out to her privately.  There is no reason she could not be in the loop as opposed to being shunned.  Her efforts can be acknowledged without her being a representative of the Trust, per se.  You want people like that as a member.  People who will do grass roots work.

 

I don't know all the politics involved but when a duly elected board member steps down, it's a bad look.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spot on. 

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3 hours ago, robbo_11 said:

"Real world" the online farce with True Faith, NUST and the fanbase won't even be recognised. I joined up in the aftermath of the Rafa news, but stopped shortly afterwards. Essentially it was the opportunity of a collective voice at the lack of hope around the club that was the catalyst to joining, but they've probabaly reached that point almost three years later where the hasn't been any changes to the part of the club we all see and that is mainly covered...on the pitch or boardroom as the takeover has shown.

 

I've read about the community efforts and making suggestion to boost mental health initiatives for fans, promoting the women's team and raising concerns around accessiblity in the stadium which are all great things. Some of the tweets and responses have been abysmal though - a lack of leadership and professionalism (I'm no longer a member so my views don't influence those decisions). I just want to highlight that collective voice because although we all disagree on certain things everyone want's the best for the club - whether that is monetised or not.

 

I don't know @Heron but fair play stuck to your views and probably saved yourself some time. You've came across really passionate on your posts, went through the process of putting yourself out there to be voted on by others so really just to say don't sweat the small stuff. 

Cheers mate

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There's a whole load of issues I have and had with the trust but I'd like to make it clear on here and will be doing so on Twitter that @Gregis absolutely one of the good guys in all this and is doing his best.

 

We may not have always agreed throughout all our shared years as fan activists but he's definitely from the right camp and doing things for the right reasons. So personally, I'd appreciate him not being alikened to someone like Alex. :thup:

 

Both he and Thomas were friends of mine long before the Trust and whilst I know none of us are above criticism just for being peoples pals, they're absolutely people I'd like to represent me as a NUFC supporter, not just a member. 

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Over 5000 response in 12 hours

 

- Firstly, we asked NUST members if they believed Steve Bruce should resign in the best interests of Newcastle United, and from over 5000 responses in a 12-hour period? A resounding 94.3% said yes.

- Following this, we then asked members if they were confident that Newcastle United would retain their place in the Premier League this season? Again, a resounding 95.9% said no.

- Finally, we asked if members were confident that those in power at Newcastle United would make the necessary changes to stay in the Premier League? 94.4% of respondents said no.

 

I would say thats a mandate to criticise

 

 

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8 minutes ago, geordie_b said:

Over 5000 response in 12 hours

 

- Firstly, we asked NUST members if they believed Steve Bruce should resign in the best interests of Newcastle United, and from over 5000 responses in a 12-hour period? A resounding 94.3% said yes.

- Following this, we then asked members if they were confident that Newcastle United would retain their place in the Premier League this season? Again, a resounding 95.9% said no.

- Finally, we asked if members were confident that those in power at Newcastle United would make the necessary changes to stay in the Premier League? 94.4% of respondents said no.

 

I would say thats a mandate to criticise

 

 

 

 

In other news… Not quite 5,000 responses, but 50 was quite good :lol: 

 

1. Do you want the NUST Board to resign?

Only 8.11% of respondents voted ‘no’.

78.38% voting ‘yes’ and 13.51% voting ‘not sure’.

 

2. Are you confident NUST will achieve anything?

94.56% voted ‘no’.

 

3. Are you confident the Trust will make the necessary changes to ensure the club take action

97.3% voted ‘no’.

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Decided to remain with trust and the pledge. Ultimately, its a good idea on the right side of history, marred by ego. What I do wonder is what do you do in the meantime. Surveys and research is good communication and valuable but what tacit impact is this ultimately going to have?

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13 hours ago, Heron said:

Alex ? 

Aye, but according to one of the current board members on Twitter, he's no longer on the board. NUST need the information on their website updating sharpish @Greg.

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Optimistic Nut said:

Do they then relay that to the club or is that it? 
 

I want to know what those 250+ people see in him that means he should stay on. :lol:

 

Any honourable man would walk after that man.

 

There's the problem, bloke knows nothing of being honourable.

 

He even said as much himself last week. 

 

"I’m not walking away. I’ve quit before to maybe get another job but it’s not in my makeup to quit now because it’s a bit noisy.”

 

Basically, not walking away from a pay-out.

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The comms from NUST would be fairly well summed up that they’ve not even recognised the fact @Heronhas resigned.

 

Unless people follow him directly on Twitter, nobody would know.

 

Same with Alex, if it’s true, it hasn’t been acknowledged anywhere.

 

On top of all of that, I know Greg has his fanboys on here, but putting out stuff like this really grinds my gears.

 

So passive aggressive and self righteous. “Hours of hard work away from social media go into standing up for nufc fans in work like this”. Tosser. Hardly indicative of uniting a fanbase, eh?

 

 

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I know Greg has been an active advocate of protest in the past, and I also recognise NUFC twitter isn't equivalent the fanbase - but trivialise it at your peril. Twitter noise and protest is a big part of the conversation if not the lingua franca of the gamete of opinion. I pay towards the trust, the pledge and have organised and participated in protest as part of TMG/LondonMagpies. I was close to jacking it in the other night.

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1 hour ago, NEEJ said:

Aye, but according to one of the current board members on Twitter, he's no longer on the board. NUST need the information on their website updating sharpish @Greg.

 

 

Thanks - have put a temp fix on.

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1 hour ago, NEEJ said:

Aye, but according to one of the current board members on Twitter, he's no longer on the board. NUST need the information on their website updating sharpish @Greg.

 

 

:lol:

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1 hour ago, Heron said:

Glad they took my suggestion on board - only took me to leave to heard. Hopefully they and others will now put those stats to good use

 

:lol:

 

Maybe they can make a jigsaw out of them :lol:

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