I am an anti-Christ, I am an anarchist…
Anarchy in the UK last week. I’m not going to tell you how to feel about the scenes at Old Trafford, that’s up to you. We all have our own opinions about it. In my opinion - Are Manchester United fans right to protest? Yes. Were the scenes we saw both inside the stadium and by sections outside the stadium right? No. Have the Glazers done enough for Manchester United fans during their ownership? Not my business, but I would say No. Were the protests Anti-Glazer, Anti-Super League? Both, but we’ll come back to that in a minute. Should Liverpool fans, as encouraged by certain media figures, do the same? NO!!
These are just my opinions, some may agree, others wont. What we saw at Old Trafford was a culmination of an ownership of one of the worlds biggest sporting institutions where the owners are not investing any of their own money, Saddling the club with debt, are taking exorbitant dividends out of the club annually and not reinvesting in infrastructure. It was disguised under the banner of Super League, but the reality is that Manchester United fans used the Super League as the catalyst for Anti Glazer protests. It was the thing they’ve needed for over a decade that would garner support and sympathy from the wider football community. We were joined on the FB4 by United fan Adam, who gave us his views as he was at the protest. It was a harsh reminder of the state they have been let get into, with a dilapidating stadium, no investment in training facilities and the area around Old Trafford. Of the many things FSG have got wrong, the infrastructure at the club is certainly not one of them.
We looked at these issues on the FB4 and the Forum, while Jamie touched on the disconnect with fans and football in its current format in the Midweek Fix. To lighten the mood, Keith and Gav had a bit of fun building their clubs from members of fan channels and fan media. Grizz and Avy took Khanage to a new platform this week, trying out Twitter Spaces (its a live chatroom where people can request to speak and share their opinions. It seems a good platform for some shows, but is a live show only, so no catching it back on replay). The week was closed off with Mr Friday Night Chris Brackenridge’s Friday Forecast where the lads looked forward to the weekends games and also selected their relegated 11. Avy and Grizz then hopped back on Twitter Spaces for a post match show on Saturday.
So its back to Old Trafford on Thursday, where we are sure to see more protests. Be interesting to see how this one pans out!!!
…Cause I, wanna be-e-e-e-e-e, Anarchy…..