Well done Retro and everyone involved.No problem at all Augie, I know how you feel and I remember your support for the Wenger Out campaign. We need a few more with some Celtic fire in their belly tbh. I was pretty insistent that the statement should be less scatter gun and focused on Kroenke alone. Ultimately, a compromise was reached and I have to say, the reaction to the launch has been fabulous. As I type this, there's more than 50,000 names on the petition in less than a day !!Retro, I appreciate the explanation and maybe I was too harsh in my earlier post
I agree with your opening paragraph 100% in that this protest/statement should focus on Kse and NOTHING else - issues like match day atmosphere/ticket prices/merchandise etc, are all problems for every clubs fanbase not just ours. Focusing on the prospect of a European super league is a noble aim, but again if things keep going the way they are, we won't be involved anyway
I've a suspicion that people are so seriously pissed off and concerned, that we could have written a kids nursery rhyme on the statement and people would have supported it. It was the very well managed launch via the MSM and social media that got this trending. This morning it was trending at number 1 on Twitter, retweeted with comments by some leading journos. There have also been a number of radio interviews with some of the guys involved, who all spoke articulately and sensibly.
See this as a start point chaps and if the Club continue to ignore us and continue to run this great footballing institution into the ground, then have no doubt, there's plenty of appetite to scale this up and increase the militancy. This won't be like the Wenger campaign, everyone you speak to knows we're fucked with Kroenke at the helm and all want him gone. We've served notice to the Club, let's see how they respond....frankly, i hope they don't, because I don't want the parasitic leech with any place to turn. I just want him out.
I was probably the first (or certainly one of them) on here to single out Kroenke as the bigger problem than Wenger. I originated the term "Wenger is the symptom but Kroenke is the disease" and I've believed that since he took over and had the opportunity to sack Wenger but didn't. A proper football man taking over would have sacked Wenger immediately. Very few people agreed with me at the time tbh.
The problem with the Wenger Out campaign is it split the fanbase (it's a myth that the AKBs were all JCL tourists btw).
I feel this is a campaign that might, just might, reunite the fanbase.
Whilst "Kroenke Out" is strong and direct I think you guys need a catchier motto.... something simple, catchy, clever and direct like "Arsenal FC not Arsene FC" was. Something people can print as stickers, banners, forum signatures and easy quick hash tags for twitter etc.