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Fans Groups Plan Protest At Owls Board

Fans Groups Plan Protest At Owls Board

Fans groups Time To Go, the Shareholders Association and Wednesdayite have planned a protest against the Owls board before tomorrow's home match against Walsall.

The groups issued a joint statement today to outline the protest plans, which are to be held due to a lack of response from the club with regards to details over the future of the Owls.

The trio issued an initial statement last week to call for a response from the club 'over conflicts of interest that we see as preventing the current board from taking unbiased decisions regarding the immediate future of SWFC.'

And after receiving no communication from the club, the fans groups have called for action to be taken against the board - starting tomorrow night on Parkside Road (by the directors car park opposite the south stand) between 6-6.30pm.

The full statement reads: 'On 19th November Sheffield Wednesday fans groups Wednesdayite, the Shareholders Association and Time To Go issued a statement calling for an immediate response from the club. The statement principally related to concerns over conflicts of interest that we see as preventing the current board from taking unbiased decisions regarding the immediate future of SWFC and the ongoing search for a lifesaving investment package.

We concluded this statement with a clear warning that the lack of an appropriate response would lead to the escalation of actions against the current board. Wednesdayite have carried out an on‐line survey of members and an overwhelming majority of respondents have backed an escalation which includes protest as well as other action. As the club have failed to contact any of the fans groups or issue any kind of response to the statement we have no alternative but to follow through with our plans.

Protest action will begin at tomorrow`s game against Walsall.

We strongly encourage anyone in support of protest action to gather on Parkside Road by the Directors car park between 6pm and 6.30pm tomorrow (23rd November). Depending on weight of numbers a briefing will take place at 6.30pm when we will outline our protest plans for the evening.

We encourage all participants to follow our brief and to only protest within the relevant laws and regulations.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Monday November 22 2010
Time: 5:51PM


About time that something is done. We can't leave it down to those on the board to sort out our mess.
22/11/2010 18:09:00
about time, hope its a proper one and not just a few muppets screaming abuse at HW again. not overjoyed at doing it before a game but needs must i suppose.
22/11/2010 18:52:00
the escalation of what actions?
Hirsty's Shinpads
22/11/2010 18:56:00
Lets hope they dont go to hard and just put their point across as we dont want another september and the team losing games because whats happening
22/11/2010 19:15:00
I wont be coming to Hillsborough tonight due to work,but i hope they carry out this protest against the right people.We are in critical mode at present and any abuse aimed at Howard or Nick could push them over the edge.Lets just hope that gob s**t with the burbery cap is not around because he gave Howard some ***** at the last demo.But fair play to howard he singled him out.What we must remember Howard and Nick are not part of these idots that put us in this mess.
23/11/2010 08:26:00
Wilkinson gave an update on the officla swfc web site yesterday stating that negotiations are moving forward. He also states that the head of the local fans investor group is fully aware and supportive of this. In light of this, why is this ridiculous protest being arranged. I am as frustrated as anyone, but I hardly see this as constructive. As much as we would all like to know exactly what the situation is every munte of the day, we have to be realistic. Negotiations like this are never held in public. My missis works for a compnay that went into administration earlier this year and the workforce, nver mind the customers, found out on the day that it happened (like it or not, this is normal). We have to get real about this. As worrying as it may be, if there are several parties interested, details of any offers will not be made public as to do so would only damage the club's or the investors negotiating position.
23/11/2010 10:47:00
dobby1, youre spot on, lets not say anything, lets not be heard, lets all sit at home with our fingers crossed and hope for the best just because your wife worked for a shoddy company. how does knowing a name affect the investors negotiating position?
23/11/2010 10:55:00
We have all seen the names that have been reported and I can't see anyone new coming in at this stage. Wilkinson states that they are at the final stages of discussions, which means they must be talking money - when you play poker, you don't see the other persons hand. What good will standing around shouting abuse do? I'll tell you the answer to that one **** all. If Wilco is right and someone from the fans group is fully aware and in favour of what is going on then why do we need a protest? I am looking forward to tonight. we have put together a decent run of form. For me there is no point creating negativity before a match.
23/11/2010 11:07:00
oh, wilko said we are in serious talks with investors? how many times have we heard that? that theres serious money on the table, thats a popular one. final stages of discussions? another popular one. poker? hand? i like to think HW and the board know the name of the person they are talking too, what harm would it do for everybody to know? or are they just sat around a table calling the the investor 'mr X'? you need to open your eyes a little and stop accepting the spoon fed rubbish they are giving to us.
23/11/2010 11:17:00
were you the guy in the Burberry cap by any chance?
Owls That!
23/11/2010 11:28:00
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