Storm The Box

Is storming the director's box a good idea?

  • Yes

    Votes: 4 44.4%
  • No

    Votes: 5 55.6%

  • Total voters
    9
  • Poll closed .
#1
I've recently seen on social media people suggesting that during the Liverpool game, fans should storm the director's box and call out Woodward or the Glazers (if present) out.
Is this a good idea?
 
#2
I like the image of this but how would we keep it controlled and peaceful? We want the media and the public on our side. Hard to do if people's seats are being trampled on and we're fighting with stewards and people could be banned for life from the ground. So I'm voting No but only because I can't see how to get around those issues.
 

gio_m123

Reserves Newbie
#3
I like the image of this but how would we keep it controlled and peaceful? We want the media and the public on our side. Hard to do if people's seats are being trampled on and we're fighting with stewards and people could be banned for life from the ground. So I'm voting No but only because I can't see how to get around those issues.
I agree mate (nice username by the way haha). I was listening to a podcast yesterday and they talked about getting cameras and mics and just shoving them in Woodward's face when he leaves the stadium. We need to put pressure on him and hear what he has to say about all this. That would be a nice idea
 
#4
I agree mate (nice username by the way haha). I was listening to a podcast yesterday and they talked about getting cameras and mics and just shoving them in Woodward's face when he leaves the stadium. We need to put pressure on him and hear what he has to say about all this. That would be a nice idea
That sounds more practical and maybe that idea can be tied in with the other idea, eg asking him why he's not wearing adidas trainers or Tag Heuer watch and does he know fans are boycotting sponsors until DOF appointed. That would be an interesting few minutes of video.
 

gio_m123

Reserves Newbie
#5
That sounds more practical and maybe that idea can be tied in with the other idea, eg asking him why he's not wearing adidas trainers or Tag Heuer watch and does he know fans are boycotting sponsors until DOF appointed. That would be an interesting few minutes of video.
Exactly things like that! Would be great viewing 🍿
 

prestozer

Academy Newbie
#7
This is why the Glazers are always one step ahead. We fans want to do everything the right way. The right way isn't in their playbook. They saddled the club with debts when they took over in 2005, a takeover that was hostile and unethical. If roles were reversed they wouldn't for any second hesitate storming the box while we are here debating whether it's a good or bad move. To get them out we have to get our hands dirty. The Busby babes lost their lives for the club for fuck's sake, they deserve better. I'd rather be banned in the stadium than attend mediocre matches under their management. #GlazersOut
 

Sam

Manager
Staff member
#8
As mentioned, the idea is good if it’s peaceful but I don’t think it would reflect well on anything.
 
#9
Storm it like the peasants stormed Frankenstein's lair in the old Hammer films. In 2005, the Glazers needed a police escort to get in the ground. We should raise that level of hatred again.
 

SKred

Academy Regular
#12
For something like that to happen soo early in their reign and it had no effect. Can't imagine anything now will do the same. Sadly it does seem like the only way the Glazers are going to sell up is when they want to themselves .
 
#13
Didn’t know that happened before. Also, didn’t stop them buying it so why would a similar thing stop them leaving it.
Old man Glazer was in charge then but fan opposition alone was never going to stop them but it was a brave effort. The leveraged buyout of United was, in my opinion, the culmination of years of greedy bastards getting fat off United. Men like Martin Edwards who was instrumental in turning us from a football club into a plaything for stockbrokers. Remember, it took the personal intervention of Peter Mandelson to stop Murdoch from getting his hands on United but when the Glazers came in, there didn't seem to be the political will to fight them even though their buyout was far more dangerous than anything Sky could have done.

To get back to your point. In 2005, United was a rich, debt-free club but with the potential of growing into something that would virtually print money for its owners, should it survive and the debt "managed". That required those in power at United to aid and abet the Glazers' plan, which they did and they reaped the financial rewards. The fans didn't and some went off to form FCUoM. But in 2019, we are no longer potential. I don't pretend to know if we are capable of growing even larger but the signs are that we have reached peak Glazer. Since 2013, we have been going downhill. The ground needs a lot of money spending on it, the team needs the same, and we're seeing signs of dissent from major sponsors. Fans are getting restive, especially on social media which the Glazers hold great store by (thanks @prestozer). I suspect they might want to cut their losses and sell. They were in a much better position in 2005 to ride out the storm. They had Fergie and Gill on board and we were winning. Now they don't and we're not.
 
#14
Old man Glazer was in charge then but fan opposition alone was never going to stop them but it was a brave effort. The leveraged buyout of United was, in my opinion, the culmination of years of greedy bastards getting fat off United. Men like Martin Edwards who was instrumental in turning us from a football club into a plaything for stockbrokers. Remember, it took the personal intervention of Peter Mandelson to stop Murdoch from getting his hands on United but when the Glazers came in, there didn't seem to be the political will to fight them even though their buyout was far more dangerous than anything Sky could have done.

To get back to your point. In 2005, United was a rich, debt-free club but with the potential of growing into something that would virtually print money for its owners, should it survive and the debt "managed". That required those in power at United to aid and abet the Glazers' plan, which they did and they reaped the financial rewards. The fans didn't and some went off to form FCUoM. But in 2019, we are no longer potential. I don't pretend to know if we are capable of growing even larger but the signs are that we have reached peak Glazer. Since 2013, we have been going downhill. The ground needs a lot of money spending on it, the team needs the same, and we're seeing signs of dissent from major sponsors. Fans are getting restive, especially on social media which the Glazers hold great store by (thanks @prestozer). I suspect they might want to cut their losses and sell. They were in a much better position in 2005 to ride out the storm. They had Fergie and Gill on board and we were winning. Now they don't and we're not.
Fully on board with that Bert.
 

Sam

Manager
Staff member
#15
Old man Glazer was in charge then but fan opposition alone was never going to stop them but it was a brave effort. The leveraged buyout of United was, in my opinion, the culmination of years of greedy bastards getting fat off United. Men like Martin Edwards who was instrumental in turning us from a football club into a plaything for stockbrokers. Remember, it took the personal intervention of Peter Mandelson to stop Murdoch from getting his hands on United but when the Glazers came in, there didn't seem to be the political will to fight them even though their buyout was far more dangerous than anything Sky could have done.

To get back to your point. In 2005, United was a rich, debt-free club but with the potential of growing into something that would virtually print money for its owners, should it survive and the debt "managed". That required those in power at United to aid and abet the Glazers' plan, which they did and they reaped the financial rewards. The fans didn't and some went off to form FCUoM. But in 2019, we are no longer potential. I don't pretend to know if we are capable of growing even larger but the signs are that we have reached peak Glazer. Since 2013, we have been going downhill. The ground needs a lot of money spending on it, the team needs the same, and we're seeing signs of dissent from major sponsors. Fans are getting restive, especially on social media which the Glazers hold great store by (thanks @prestozer). I suspect they might want to cut their losses and sell. They were in a much better position in 2005 to ride out the storm. They had Fergie and Gill on board and we were winning. Now they don't and we're not.
Context is everything Albert and you’re right about how different 2019 is to 2005. I’m really interested to see what happens over the next 6 months because there’s a clear correlation between the on the pitch failures and a loss in the brand value.
 

Rebelred

Academy Star
#16
This year I was at the Rep. Of Ireland v Georgia, euro qualifier match and the fans threw hundreds of tennis balls onto the pitch in the first half in protest of the Irish Fai president John Delaney. Play was stopped for 5 mins and plenty of media attention was achieved. I also note, the interruption happened during a break in play. President is now gone from the Fai albeit mostly from his own wrong doing.
 
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