When this could occur is unclear, but our next match against Manchester City is just days before the transfer window closes, with no sign of any transfers in – AGAIN.
Many fans have reached breaking point after nearly 12 years of misery on the field: Two relegations, our transfer record still from 2005, not progressing past the FOURTH round of the FA Cup, another relegation battle this season, constant lies – the list goes on!
A pitch invasion is a more controversial idea but Ashley clearly doesn’t listen to the fans, so more radical ideas do have to be considered:
It is worth noting that these polls, despite large numbers, can often be misleading for a number of reasons. Firstly, people may vote one way but act differently – especially with pitch invasions where things like stadium bans may be dished out from the club. Also by nature, if you follow an anti-Ashley page you are more likely to say yes – there is a far bigger pool of fans who perhaps don’t follow Twitter pages but have a season ticket.
Protests are quite a personal thing – I don’t think you can criticise anyone’s right either way. Some fans will never boycott as the games represent so much more than the game, meeting friends, spending time with family or lifelong attendance of homes games and so on. However, we all know we need change and you also can’t criticise some fans for being proactive and trying to drive change.
What are your thoughts, what is the best form of protest? Is a pitch invasion too far – or the only way to get through to Ashley?