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United - Gill`s Green and Gold Point!

Does David Gill have a point?

On the day the Glazer family have declared that Manchester United is not for sale to the Red Knights or to anyone, our chef executive has come out with a contentious statement.

David Gill has suggested that many of the Old Trafford faithful who choose to wear the green and gold colours, as a protest against the Glazer involvement in our club, do not even understand the nature of the protest.

Is he correct?

Have too many people jumped on a bandwagon they don`t fully comprehend?

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The Journalist

Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday May 28 2010

Time: 1:47PM

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A lot of United fans are going to hate me for saying this but, Gill's probably right. Human beings as a whole tend to have a singular mindless mentality, and tend to follow things without thinking. Need I point out the needless and numerous moral panics Britain has had since the 80's? Remember when everyone was afraid of Satanic Ritual Abuse/or how here in Britain how Mary Whitehouse convinced us all that all the sex and violence on T.V. was destroying our society? Or how in the 90's video games were supposed to rot childrens brains and drive them to violence? Or maybe even back in the Early 2000's when there was supposedly a peadophile on every corner? The way I look at it, the Green and Gold campaign is the football equivalent of a moral panic. Protesting against the bad running of the club, and the way the Utd is saddled with debt, without any real knowledge of business or (and this is an important factor in the whole arguement) accountancy. If you look at the quarterly results just released from an accountancy point of view most accountants will say the club is decently run. Not perfect of course, but when incoming revenue increases by 34 million, debts by the club decreased by 22million and with cash reserves of 95 million you can hardly argue that there's a crisis. These figures aren't taking into account that as of July sponsorship deals of the club will be increasing to an excess of 200 million. Of course these figures are only Man United's figures, which don't include the PIK debts of the Glazers which are reflected in the Accounts of the company Red Football, but so long as the PIK debts are paid off slowly they shouldn't do any long term harm.
zaeem1701
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28/05/2010 14:55:00

We cant say for sure how many of them really "get it". Whilst I'm sure everyone is aware of the 700m debt, many G&G wearers might just not want to feel left out of what is considered the popular thing at this moment in time. The real test will be next season. People turning up with their season tickets, their brand new 10/11 replica shirt and a G&G scarf DEFINITELY don't "get it".

But at the same time, until the Red Knights prove they actually have the will and the means to purchase the club, there is nothing anybody can do. There is no point giving up your season ticket, not buying merchandise and financially crippling the club INTENTIONALLY, if these Red Knights aren't going to be able to step in and save us. We'd be better off accepting the fact the glazers have pulled a fast one, help them pay off their debts by buying all their over priced crap and then hope they dont shaft us for every penny once they have a debt-free cash factory.

Rock. Us. Hard Place.
tuscan3000
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28/05/2010 15:27:00

I agree with Tuscan,I do agree with the sentiments of our fans but sometimes we just have to accept things the way they are and hopefully things will get better and we won't have to deal with this mess again.
Antriksh (abmtd)
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28/05/2010 18:37:00

love to see a rival in turnoil!
merlin
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28/05/2010 21:15:00

Things 'appear' to be getting better but by fans boycotting matches, not buying merchandise and etc were just going to put our club into further debt.
TheFamousNo7
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28/05/2010 22:15:00

That's the thing, why cut your own nose off? Seems more of a mob mentality at times! Then again, i'll be blamed for not getting it either.
elvido
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30/05/2010 03:31:00

 

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